Winston Salem, U.S.A.
SATURDAY, 24 AUGUST, 2013
Singles - Final
 J Melzer (AUT) d  G Monfils (FRA) 63 21 ret. (left hip)
Doubles - Final
 D Nestor
(CAN) / L Paes (IND) d T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR)
FINALS REVIEW - MELZER CREDITS NEW COACH; PAES/NESTOR
WIN FIRST TITLE
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
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Melzer: "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."
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."