(11) Jurgen Melzer
- DOB: 22/05/1981
- Nationality: AUT
- Became Pro: 1999
- Height: 1.83
One of the big improvers on the ATP World Tour in 2010, Melzer will look to continue his progress in Melbourne.
For a man once cruelly labelled the 'Melter' for his mental frailty, the Austrian produced some superb tennis last season as he challenged for a place in the world's top 10.
A run to the semi-finals of the French Open was followed by a title at his home tournament in Vienna, while it took Roger Federer to eliminate him at both Wimbledon and the US Open.
The left-hander, who turns 30 later in the year, has never been beyond the third round here though so his immediate aim must be to progress to the second week for the first time.
Certainly he's a player the big guns won't fancy having in their section of the draw.
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