Jurgen Melzer wins Winston-Salem

Updated: August 24, 2013, 3:57 PM ET
Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Austria's Jurgen Melzer didn't want to spend a week in New York with all the craziness surrounding the start of the U.S. Open.

Instead, Melzer spent the week training and playing in the relative quiet of North Carolina -- and came away with a champion's trophy and a big jump up the world rankings.

Melzer won the Winston-Salem Open title on Saturday at the Wake Forest Tennis Center after Frenchman Gael Monfils retired because of an injury early in the second ...

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