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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Jürgen Melzer
Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt won the Australian Open men's double title in their first Grand Slam as a team, beating American Eric Butorac and South Africa's Raven Klaasen 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday's final.
VIENNA (AP) — Jurgen Melzer has pulled out of this month's Australian Open because of a persistent left shoulder injury.
Defending champion Andy Murray could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic only in the U.S. Open semifinals, while Nadal and Federer — who have never played each other at Flushing Meadows — might meet in the quarterfinals.
The locals' hopes that Murray will follow up his 2012 U.S. Open victory with another major title, this time at Wimbledon, only increased in the aftermath of surprisingly early losses this week by seven-time champion Roger Federer, two-time winner Rafael Nadal and two-time semifinalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
A look at the French Open on Sunday:
Rafael Nadal was ousted in the third round of the Shanghai Masters by Germany's Florian Mayer, 7-6 (5), 6-3.
Late Wednesday night after he advanced past fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer to move into the round of 16, Donald Young walked around the grounds at Rock Creek Park unnoticed. By the time his semifinal match Saturday ended, it was assured that Young wouldn't get his name added to the promenade at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center as Legg Masson Tennis Classic champion.
On paper, the matchup of fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer and Donald Young — unofficially No. 46 — looked like a mismatch. But Young still is playing on potential at the age of 22, with his sights set on becoming a star and many around the sport maintaining the belief that he can do it.
On Monday afternoon in Rock Creek Park, Donald Young was putting on a show, waxing opponent Artem Sitak in the first round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. The 22-year-old American was quick and powerful, making Sitak's unforced errors look like the result of his force and agility.
Donald Young's 22nd birthday was a little more than a week ago, and his tennis career has not taken off the way he _ and plenty of others _ figured it would when he turned pro as a teen in 2004.
Now, the names opposite Roger Federer's in the bracket will start looking more familiar.
Speaking about the anyone-can-beat-anyone feel, 37th-ranked Jurgen Melzer of Austria said: "There has been so much talk about it, you cannot ignore it."