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Winston-Salem Open Saturday Tennis Results






Winston-Salem Open
Winston Salem, U.S.A.


Singles - Final
[9] J Melzer (AUT) d [15] G Monfils (FRA) 63 21 ret. (left hip)

Doubles - Final

[1] D Nestor (CAN) / L Paes (IND) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 76(10) 75 


    Jurgen Melzer captured his fifth ATP World Tour title and first on an outdoor hard court.
    The Austrian is the 14th player aged 30-over to win an ATP World Tour title this season.
    Melzer improved to a 5-8 finals record after playing his second title match of the season. He finished runner-up at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors in February.
    The 26-year-old Monfils dropped to a 4-15 finals record.
    Daniel Nestor and Leander Paes won their first ATP World Tour team title. Both aged 40, they were playing together for just the second time in their careers.


: "He's such a great player, so I was trying to focus on my things that I've been doing well this week. I was trying to be aggressive and go to the net as much as I could. The game before he retired he was serving really slowly and I missed a lot of returns because I knew if I broke him it could be the end and you get a little tight. Nobody wants to win a final like that, you want to be out there competing, but at the end of the day you take the title."

[On his new coaching relationship with Galo Blanco]: "He started working with me in a tough moment of my career. I hadn't played any matches after Wimbledon. I took four weeks off with a shoulder issue and I played terrible in Cincinnati - it was a shocking match against Monaco. To come back a week later and win a trophy... We put a lot of work in. He talked to me a lot. It's always a team effort. My wife is here with me and she understands the game. Those two have done a fabulous job this week to get me going in the right direction."

Monfils: "I started to feel it yesterday. I had a sharp pain. After about 50 minutes [today], I tried to serve at full speed, and that was it. I felt like something snapped a little bit and it was really painful. It was tough to continue. I will try to get an x-ray tonight and see what's going on."

Nestor: "It was really tough. The first set was obviously key, everyone had chances. We came through in the end. Anytime you win a set like that, it's a huge boost. We carried it over to the second [set]. I thought we were better in the second, but they hung on. Finally we got them at the end."

Paes: "There are two things that really stand out for me this week. One was to get Danny to his 900th win. That's a phenomenal career that he's had. It was a real honour to be on the court with him, getting him to that spot.

"The second thing that stood out was playing together on the court. We wanted to get a few matches in. We wanted to see how we combine on the court. Through the whole week, we played some really tough opponents and getting to win the tournament with someone who's a legend is really something special."    

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