Jurgen Melzer overcame a tough opponent in the final of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.
He defeated the Canadian Milos Raonic 7-5 7-6 (4) to win his fourth title ever.
Raonic came into the match full of confidence, having lost just once this year (against Lleyton Hewitt in the 3rd round of the Australian Open) and aiming to win his third title of 2012.
But the Austrian Melzer was the one who got the only break of the first set, going up 6-5 and serving it out right after the change of ends.
The 21 year old Canadian looked a bit upset with himself, but responded quickly with an early break at the start of the second set. Melzer broke right back and the biggest point of the first set came at 4-5 and 30-40 on Melzer’s serve. But Raonic couldn’t convert the chance to take the second set and force a decider, so the set went to a tiebreak. Melzer got the first mini break to go 5-3 up and as all the following points went with serve, the Austrian was the one to lift up his hands and celebrate the victory.
Melzer had to overcome the Czech Radek Stepanek in the semis, winning 6-4 3-6 6-3 and Raonic ousted Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4 6-4.