Melzer, 32, who had mixed results with his service after earning three aces against four double faults, paid tribute to his younger brother, Gerald, who gave him tips on a foe he was meeting for the first time.
“Sure I called him and asked for his advice since he beat Delbonis before. I asked him for advice and whatever he said was true. So it looks like my little brother is, tactically, a very wise player,” Melzer said after his 79-minute match.
Additional reporting by staff writer