Melichar said: "Before the match, I told my coach I was prepared for a 7-6 in the third set. Obviously I'm thrilled we won 7-6 in the third. You always wish that it's easier, but we fought our hearts out."
After the restart, Kramaric remained a factor and secured his side the opener as he benefitted on Ihlas Bebou's square pass to tap home into the open goal with three minutes played in the second half.
Florian Thauvin's close-range volley set up by Dimitri Payet in the 31st minute punished the defending champions to a two-game losing streak in the opening two weeks of the Ligue 1 campaign, the first time the capital-based club has lost its first two games in a season since 1984-1985.
It was the third upset of a seeded team for Siegemund and Zvonareva during the fortnight, having knocked off No.7 seeds Victoria Azarenka and Sofa Kenin in the second round before a stunning win over second seeds and defending champions Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals.
Thiem then found himself 6-5 ahead and it was his turn to serve for the championship. However, like Zverev moments earlier, Thiem failed to clinch the match and it went to a tie-break.
"I felt very nervous when I played because we were behind at that time. Also, I like the atmosphere of the knockout round, it was intense, like in international events," said He Bingjiao after taking a straight win in the women's singles against Zhou Meng.
"I wanted to try the women's doubles and I felt good today. It's nice to have someone stand beside me on the court," Chen revealed, the world No. 2 in the women's singles.
The Greek top-flight side also set its eyes on Tractor winger Ehsan Hajsafi. However, setbacks involving his Iranian club have caused interruptions that may affect the deal.
Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top ten after an eventful race in which he also received a five-second penalty for a pit-lane infringement.
Newly promoted Cadiz's hopes of returning to the top-flight with a win met with disappointed as they lost 2-0 at home to a well-drilled Osasuna.
Evergrande continue their dominance in Group A with 28 points while Luneng sit third with 17. Enditem