Jurgen Melzer Bio


  • Began playing tennis at age nine
  • Father, Rudolf, is a businessman and ex-mayor of his hometown Deutsch-Wagram; mother, Michaela, is a saleswoman and has one younger brother, Gerald
  • Speaks German, English and French
  • Childhood idols were Stefan Edberg, Michael Stich and Patrick Rafter
  • Captured Wimbledon junior title (d. Pless) in 1999
  • Hobbies include watching his favorite football team, Bayern Munich, playing golf and going to movies
  • Favourite shot is backhand drop shot
  • Wife, WTA pro Iveta Benesova (married on 14 September 2012 at Laxenburg Castle, Austria); the pair won the 2011 Wimbledon mixed doubles title.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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