Robert Prezioso/Getty Images
Warning! Andy Murray has yet to drop a set in 2011! Bad news for the Austrian, who will need to play better than he did against the Scot in their four previous meetings.
The fifth seed remains undefeated in singles matches so far this year, as he enters his round of 16 match here on a six match winning streak.
Of course, the Austrian is bidding to reach the quarterfinals here for the first time in his career.
The 11th seed is also projected to enter the top 10 regardless of this match, and record a career-high ranking when the new rankings are published.
Elsewhere, Melzer might want to find some inspiration from last year's French Open, when he broke through to his first Grand Slam semifinal at 2010 Roland Garros—his best Grand Slam result to date. On this occasion, he upset Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals for his first ever comeback from 0-2 down, before losing to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.
Melzer has a solid game, but the surface favors Murray, who will be the favorite due to his serve, which is much more effective than the one of the Austrian.