Jurgen Melzer, 40, to partner Alexander Zverev in final tournament of his career

Former world No. 8 Jurgen Melzer will team up with Alexander Zverev to play the last tournament of his career in Vienna, per Nikolaus Fink.

Melzer, a five-time ATP champion, wants to call it a career in front of his home fans in Vienna. 

Melzer, 40, has been focused on doubles over the last couple of the seasons. 

Melzer enjoyed more success in doubles, winning 17 titles and achieivng a career-high ranking of No. 6 in the world. 

Vienna is one of Melzer’s favorite stops on the Tour since he has been a regular participant at the event since 1999. 

Melzer enjoyed singles success in Vienna, winning back-to-back titles at the event in 2009 and 2010. 

Melzer also won the 2014 Vienna doubles title with Philipp Petzschner.

Melzer’s partner Zverev played doubles at the Laver Cup

Zverev contributed to Team Europe’s 14-1 win over Team World by winning his lone singles match, as well as one doubles match. 

“In general, it was a great week. I think everybody enjoyed it. We are all looking forward to London next year. We have the past three champions there on this team in London. I think Stef, Daniil and myself are very much looking forward to playing in that stadium, very much looking forward to hopefully representing Europe again there. I think it’s going to be a great time, I think everybody is going to have fun. A lot of this team will be there again,” Zverev said after Laver Cup victory. 

Zverev revealed he received advice from Roger Federer during his Laver Cup singles match versus John Isner.

“My entire team was telling me to step back on the return, then Roger is behind me telling me to step into the return so I was confused. In the end I didn’t know who to listen to, do I listen to eight people on the bench or do i listen to 20 Grand Slams over there. Now when I won nobody will care about it, nobody will talk about it anymore. That’s the most important thing,” Zverev said.

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