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Państwo: Niemcy
Miejsce zamieszkania: Bradenton, Floryda, USA
Data i miejsce urodzenia: 3 kwietnia 1978, Hamburg
Wzrost: 187 cm
Masa ciała: 88 kg
Gra praworęczna, jednoręczny backhand
Status profesjonalny: 1996


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Tommy Haas - osiągnięcia

Tytuły w singlu (15)
2013 (2) Wiedeń, Monachium
2012 (1) Halle
2009 (1) Halle
2007 (1) Memphis
2006 (3) Los Angeles, Memphis, Delray Beach
2004 (2) Los Angeles, Houston
2001 (4) TMS Stuttgart, Wiedeń, Long Island, Adelajda
1999 (1) Memphis

Finały w singlu (13)
2014 (1) Zagrzeb
2013 (1) San Jose
2012 (2) Waszyngton, Hamburg
2002 (1) TMS Rzym
2000 (3) Wiedeń, Sydney Olympics, Monachium
1999 (3) Grand Slam Cup, Stuttgart, Auckland
1998 (1) Lyon
1997 (1) Lyon

Tytuły deblowe (1)
2009 (1) San Jose (w/Stepanek)

Najwyższy ranking: 2 (13.05.2002)
Bilans meczów: 569-338
Zarobki: $13,609,987


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#1) Memphis 1999
R64 Bye
R32 Alex O'Brien (USA) 6-4, 6-4
R16 Ramon Delgado (PAR) 7-6(2), 6-2
Q Andrew Ilie (AUS) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
S Todd Martin (USA) 6-3, 7-6(4)
W Jim Courier (USA) 6-4, 6-1

#2) Adelajda 2001
R32 Luke Smith (AUS) 6-3, 6-3
R16 Xavier Malisse (BEL) 7-5, 6-3
Q Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 6-4, 0-6, 6-1
S Jason Stoltenberg (AUS) 7-6(3), 6-4
W Nicolas Massu (CHI) 6-3, 6-1

#3) Long Island 2001
R32 Michel Kratochvil (SUI) 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3
R16 Tommy Robredo (ESP) 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2
Q Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) 6-1, 6-4
S Arnaud Clement (FRA) 6-3, 7-6(3)
W Pete Sampras (USA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

#4) Wiedeń 2001
R32 Jerome Golmard (FRA) 3-0 RET
R16 Jiri Novak (CZE) 7-6(3), 6-3
Q Bohdan Ulihrach (CZE) 6-1, 6-4
S Thomas Enqvist (SWE) 6-7(4), 6-2, 7-6(4)
W Guillermo Canas (ARG) 6-2, 7-6(6), 6-4

#5) TMS Stuttgart 2001
R64 Bye
R32 Sjeng Schalken (NED) 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2
R16 Hicham Arazi (MAR) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(1)
Q Tim Henman (GBR) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
S Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
W Max Mirnyi (BLR) 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

#6) Houston 2004
R32 Robby Ginepri (USA) 7-6(5), 6-4
R16 Paul Goldstein (USA) 6-4, 6-2
Q Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 6-2, 6-0
S Andrei Pavel (ROU) 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4
W Andy Roddick (USA) 6-3, 6-4

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MTT - tytuły (17)
2017 (1) Cincinnati M1000
2016 (1) Sankt Petersburg
2015 (1) Rotterdam
2013 (3) Montreal M1000, Rzym M1000, Dubaj
2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


MTT - finały (18)
2017 (2) Sztokholm, Indian Wells M1000
2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
2015 (1) Halle
2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
2008 (1) WTF


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#7) Los Angeles 2004
R32 Robby Ginepri (USA) 6-4, 6-3
R16 Kenneth Carlsen (DEN) 6-2, 6-0
Q Andre Agassi (USA) 7-6(5), 6-7(6), 6-3
S Cyril Saulnier (FRA) 7-5, 7-5
W Nicolas Kiefer (GER) 7-6(6), 6-4

#8) Delray Beach 2006
R32 Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) 7-6(4), 6-2
R16 Andrei Pavel (ROU) 6-7(1), 6-1, 7-5
Q Gilles Muller (LUX) 6-3, 6-2
S Vincent Spadea (USA) 6-3, 6-2
W Xavier Malisse (BEL) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5)

#9) Memphis 2006
R32 Justin Gimelstob (USA) 2-1 RET
R16 Vincent Spadea (USA) 7-6(7), 6-1
Q Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 6-7(7), 6-4, 6-4
S Julien Benneteau (FRA) 6-3, 6-1
W Robin Soderling (SWE) 6-3, 6-2

#10) Los Angeles 2006
R32 Wayne Arthurs (AUS) 6-4, 6-4
R16 Paul Capdeville (CHI) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Q Paul Goldstein (USA) 6-3, 6-4
S Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) 6-2, 7-5
W Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

#11) Memphis 2007
R32 Vincent Spadea (USA) 6-4, 6-1
R16 Amer Delic (BIH) 7-6(2), 7-6(5)
Q Sam Querrey (USA) 6-2, 6-2
S Mardy Fish (USA) 6-3, 6-4
W Andy Roddick (USA) 6-3, 6-2

#12) Halle 2009
R32 Stefan Koubek (AUT) 6-2, 6-2
R16 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 6-3, 7-6(3)
Q Mischa Zverev (GER) 7-6(5), 6-2
S Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 2-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3)
W Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-1

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MTT - tytuły (17)
2017 (1) Cincinnati M1000
2016 (1) Sankt Petersburg
2015 (1) Rotterdam
2013 (3) Montreal M1000, Rzym M1000, Dubaj
2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


MTT - finały (18)
2017 (2) Sztokholm, Indian Wells M1000
2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
2015 (1) Halle
2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
2008 (1) WTF


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Mecze: 3-4
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Tommy Haas: “I'd open a bar with John McEnroe”

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If you were to choose another player…

To share a good bottle of wine with?
Andre Agassi

To take to your favourite restaurant?
If I'm with my wife and kids, I'd choose Roger Federer.

To go on a walk with in the forest?
I'd go alone, no need for company.

To accompany you to the Cannes Film Festival?
Patrick Rafter

To go out on the town with in Las Vegas?
Andre Agassi. I've already done it once and, since he lives there, it was really fun.

To talk about life with and change the world?
Roger Federer

Never to train with?
Ivo Karlovic

To play in a band with?
Gael Monfils

To take to a football match?
Alex Waske

To interview if you were a journalist?
Steffi Graf

To take fishing?
Max Mirnyi

To take to see your favourite band?
Philipp Petzschner

To play mixed doubles with?
Maria Sharapova

To open a bar with?
John McEnroe

To be your spokesperson?
Boris Becker

To go with to see a stand-up comedian?
My friend Glenn Weiner. He's only ranked no.391 in the world but I assume I can still pick him!

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Tytuły (10):
2017: Szanghaj, Bazylea
2016: Queen's Club, Atlanta
2014: Pekin
2013: Montpellier, Atlanta
2012: Kuala Lumpur, Szanghaj, Bazylea

Finały (15):
2017: Sofia, Barcelona, s-Hertogenbosch', Wimbledon
2016: Genewa, s-Hertogenbosch
2013: Barcelona, Madryt, Paryż - Bercy
2012: Dubaj, Estoril, Madryt, Rzym, Nicea
2011: Los Angeles

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Tytuły (4): Wimbledon’13, Australian Open’15, Roland Garros’15, Us Open'17
Finały (2): Us Open’15, Wimbledon’16


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Haas Reaches First ATP World Tour QF In 26 Months

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German Tommy Haas reached his first ATP World Tour quarter-final in 26 months Thursday when he defeated fellow qualifier Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in one hour and 43 minutes at the Erste Bank Open.

In a big-serving encounter, 2001 champion Haas won 71 per cent of his service points and hit 10 aces against World No. 204 Bedene, who fired down 12 aces and converted two of six break point opportunities.

The 33-year-old Haas last reached an ATP World Tour quarter-final at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington in August 2009. He has a 19-7 tournament record in Vienna and will next meet second-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.


Źródło: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis ... o-QFs.aspx

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Tytuły (10):
2017: Szanghaj, Bazylea
2016: Queen's Club, Atlanta
2014: Pekin
2013: Montpellier, Atlanta
2012: Kuala Lumpur, Szanghaj, Bazylea

Finały (15):
2017: Sofia, Barcelona, s-Hertogenbosch', Wimbledon
2016: Genewa, s-Hertogenbosch
2013: Barcelona, Madryt, Paryż - Bercy
2012: Dubaj, Estoril, Madryt, Rzym, Nicea
2011: Los Angeles

Gra podwójna:

Tytuły (4): Wimbledon’13, Australian Open’15, Roland Garros’15, Us Open'17
Finały (2): Us Open’15, Wimbledon’16


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11-10-2011 | "The Olympic Games in London are my primary aim"

Hi fans,

after I went out against Roddick in Basle, I flew back to Los Angeles. I had a really good time in Europe and I'm very happy about the fact my body coped well with all that strain. I'm also very pleased about the tournament results. Now I am absolutely delighted to be with Sara and Valentina again. I'll prepare for the next year with a new team here and also in Florida, quietly and totally focussed.

Maybe you've read about my plans in the press. Yes, it's true that I want to come back strongly and play many tournaments in 2012. The Olympic Games in London are my primary aim. I'd love to enjoy this unique atmosphere once more. I associate only pleasant things with the Olympics. My most beautiful memory dates back eleven years, when I reached the final in Sydney. I'm still proud of winning the silver medal. I would like to have the experience again of being together with all these athlets from innumerable different countries at this event. If my body allows me to, I'll be there. At the moment everything looks fine with regard to this plan.

All the best to you,

Tommy


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Bilans meczów: 7-12
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Tytuły (11):
2017: Auckland, Waszyngton, Shenzen
2015: Doha, Sydney, Houston, Roland Garros
2013: US Open
2012: Nicea
2011: Los Angeles, WTF Londyn
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2017: Stuttgart
2016: Tokio, Shanghai, Bazylea
2015: Wiedeń, WTF Londyn
2014: Doha
2013: Cincinnati
2012: Monte Carlo, Roland Garros, Sztokholm
2011: Marsylia, Monte Carlo, Wimbledon, US Open
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Tommy Haas: One Final Shot
DEUCE Australian Open 2012

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Family Time: Tommy Haas with his wife, Sara, and their daughter, Valentina.

There's no easy road back when you're 33 and starting the season ranked inside the Top 200, but former World No. 2 Tommy Haas is determined to enjoy the time he has left competing.

For a player with as much unfulfilled potential as Tommy Haas, one might well expect a degree of bitterness and frustration to run through his reflections on his tennis career. But the personality of Haas leads to a renewed sense of enthusiasm as he hopes to test himself against the game's best, in what may well be his final hurrah on the ATP World Tour. There is a dogged determination to show the tennis world, one final time, just what he can do with a racquet and ball.

His game delights tennis purists. A mix of slice and topspin on the backhand side and an aggressive style that sees him follow in a first serve to the net. "I believe that Tommy has the type of game, that on any given day, he can beat the best of the lot," declared Nick Bollettieri. "He plays offensive, he comes in, has a great slice, a big forehand, he volleys a lot." But 16 years on tour has seen that aggressive style chip away at Haas' body.

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As he starts the 2012 ATP World Tour season, ranked World No. 205, he admits he is still not fully fit, and likely never will be after a career blighted by a succession of injuries. But it's certainly not a scenario that's going to trouble the man who underwent right shoulder surgery for the third time in November 2007, only to beat Novak Djokovic en route to the 2009 Wimbledon semi-finals (l. to Federer).

"I don't really have any ranking goals any more," Haas explained to DEUCE at the Brisbane International. "I've been out of it once before after my shoulder surgery; I was out for 15 months. I actually came back to the Top 10 and that was a goal of mine back then. Now it's really not. Now it's just trying to win another title and continue to play as long as I can without having too much pain. That's really all it is.

"I just want to enjoy that moment of going out on the court, in front of a crowd, and have that feeling of a little pressure and wanting to win. It's a special feeling that I don't have in any other part of my life really. Going on the court and trying to win or trying to do well in certain situations is a feeling you can't get any other way. It's quite a privilege to have that feeling."

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"Tommy has the type of game, that on any given day, he can beat the best of the lot."


Haas couldn't have picked a more challenging era in which to mount a comeback. Just when the tennis world was accepting that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal would occupy the top two spots for the foreseeable future, along came Novak Djokovic to blast aside everyone in his path in 2011. "I don't know if we've ever seen so many players at such a high level, that they can win any tournament at any given time," noted Haas. "It's a pretty special time right now in tennis."

Far from serving as a de-motivator, though, the German is eager to add to the 12 ATP World Tour trophies that already adorn his cabinet, not to mention his four Grand Slam semi-final appearances – three of which came at the Australian Open. He is not ruling himself out from causing an upset somewhere down the track.

"That's the beauty of the sport, you just never know," he said. "There's always room for upsets, who knows what can happen? You obviously have to tip your hat to the top four guys in the world right now that have dominated the game for many, many years. This is why I'm still competing, why I'm out there, to maybe get the chance to play one of the top guys again somewhere and just see where my game's at and just enjoy it and let it go."

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Philipp Petzschner, a Davis Cup teammate and potential doubles partner at the London Olympics this summer, believes Haas still has the game to trouble the best. "He can definitely [be a threat at a Grand Slam]. He's a great player. Three times I think he made it up to the Top 10 after injuries. He was World No. 2. He is a great, great tennis player and if he stays healthy he can be a threat to anybody out there."

"If he stays healthy..." That's the key according to Nick Bollettieri, who points out that, without movement, you have nothing in the modern game. "Tommy's adamant he can do it," explained the renowned tennis coach, who first took Haas under his wing, at his Florida academy, when the German was just 11 years old. "He will not take no for an answer. He goes in the gym, puts in the time and effort. He's got beautiful techniques. But it's all going to depend on the injuries.

"To beat that top four, you've got to be healthy. You can't have your hip or shoulder bothering you. Cardio – he's as fit as anything. But only the Lord knows if that shoulder will hold up, that's the big thing. But being a German, they always think they can conquer the world anyway!"

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"I keep coming back and showing that I have the game to be dangerous and beat anybody."


There aren't many players unluckier than Haas, who has had to deal with countless adversity on and off the court throughout his career. A quick developer, he created waves in 1997, when he was the youngest player, at 19 years old, to finish in the Top 50 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings. A year later, in 1998, he announced himself on the major stage when he defeated one of his tennis idols, Andre Agassi, in the Wimbledon second round.

By 2002 he was firmly established among the game's elite. Having reached the Australian Open semi-finals at the start of the season (l. to Safin), he rose to a career-high World No. 2 on 13 May.

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However, just as he seemed set to challenge Lleyton Hewitt at the top of the South African Airways ATP Rankings, disaster struck. On 8 June, Haas' parents were involved in a motorcycle crash that left his father in a coma. The German missed six weeks on tour to look after his parents, and, in what was a second half of the year to forget, he went under the surgeon's knife for treatment to his right rotator cuff in December.

It was to be an injury that has persistently troubled Haas throughout his career. He missed the entire 2003 season due to more surgery, and went under the knife for the third time in November 2007. Haas sprained his ankle by stepping on a ball in the warm-up for his Wimbledon first-round match with Janko Tipsarevic, in June 2005, and, in February 2010, he underwent season-ending right hip surgery.

While many would have, quite legitimately, thrown in the towel, Haas' love for the game has never wavered and he has never stopped trying to make the best of his career. It is the quality he believes to be his greatest strength. "I've had to deal with a lot of problems physically," he acknowledged. "But I keep coming back and showing that I have the game to be dangerous and beat anybody. It's a privilege to know that I have that.

"That's been the most challenging thing, sticking with it and staying with it, especially when you're injured. You don't know where you’re at after surgery. It's brutal for a player, especially with the shoulders or the hips. So that's very challenging and difficult to deal with at times, but it's not going to stop me from trying, or change my mindset, or change the beauty of me enjoying my life."

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And enjoy life Haas does. Married to actress Sara Foster and father to 14-month-old daughter Valentina, Haas' focus now is split between his tennis and his young family, whom he took skiing in Montana during the off-season. It is a balance that leaves him in a very contented state of mind.

"You can always look back and see things that you would have done differently," said the German. "Unfortunately, I had some injuries that were quite severe and you wonder why you were the one getting them. You have to be thankful for what you got and just be positive about it. I do love the game. I always wanted to reach a [Grand Slam] final, maybe win one, but that unfortunately didn't happen and maybe it will never be. But I've had a lot of success. I'm very proud of lots of moments."

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"I don't think Tommy will have any regrets about how he performed when he was healthy."


Haas' philosophy embraces the notion that you are a long time retired, and with the support of his family, his burning desire is to not waste a single moment he has left competing in the upper echelons of world tennis. "I've been on the tour now since '96, so who knows if this is my last year? I hope not, but if it is I just want to enjoy every single tournament I play," said Haas. "I have enough time to focus on being healthy once I really say I'm done playing competitive tennis."

"Tommy's a special person," said Bollettieri. "He's gone through a lot of adversity. What I want to bring out in this story is that he's a guy who keeps on trying.

"I would say, if Tommy leaves the game, being married now, having a daughter, will offset any negative feelings. Will he say, 'It's not fair, that my dad almost got killed. It's not fair that I was No. 2 in the world and had an injury. It's not fair...'? Look at Monica Seles...she could have been rolling on. These are the facts of life. I don't think Tommy will have any regrets about how he performed when he was healthy. He's a role model."

One thing is for certain, when Haas does eventually hang up his racquets, it will be with no regrets, and a smile on his face.


http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE- ... -Haas.aspx

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Old Kid on the Block

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INDIAN WELLS, CALIF.—A sure sign that the walls might be a little too thin at your hotel: You can hear someone in the next room snoring. That’s the sound I went to bed to last night; this morning I woke up to a husband and wife, one of whom was likely the snorer, and each of whom was likely well past retirement age . . . discussing Sunday’s Order of Play here. Emotions ran the gamut.

There was disappointment:

“Federer is playing the night session,” the husband informed his wife sadly.

“Oh, that’s too bad.”

There was surprise:

“You won’t believe it, but Andy Murray is out of the tournament.”

“Andy Murray lost. Really? Well, I’ll be darned.”

Finally, after he’d listed all of the matches on all of the stadium courts, to various degrees of approval and disapproval, he came to Court 7.

“Someone named Marcel Granollers is playing Tommy Haas.”

This got a reaction.

“Tommy Haas is still playing? Oh, we have to see him.”

Yes, Tommy Haas, 33, married with child, was playing. I can remember Haas saying, roughly eight years ago, that he was embarking on a “second career” following a serious injury. After numerous other injuries, surgeries, and mishaps over the years—remember when he turned his ankle on a loose ball during a first-round Wimbledon warm-up and had to withdraw?—I have no idea what career the German turned American is on now. Much like Roger Federer, Haas says he wants to last long enough for his two-year-old daughter Valentina to see him play. His most recent resurgence came with his trip to the Wimbledon semis in 2009, but more surgeries have kept him largely sidelined since then.

After all of that, though, Haas didn’t look much different to me when I saw him out on Court 7 this afternoon than he did when I first saw him at the U.S. Open a dozen years ago. The traditional backwards hat, after various experiments without it, had returned to its rightful place on his head. His errors were still followed by spiky outbursts of caustic German. And his one-handed backhand looked as cool as ever. Put it all together and it reminded me of that first glimpse of him at Flushing Meadows. That day three teenage girls waited patiently in the front row for three hours and four sets on a hot day, holding oversize tennis balls for the matinee idol of the moment to sign. When Haas finally won, though, he turned and walked in the other direction, toward the screaming hordes on the other side of the court. The three girls were left staring blankly, with no Tommy signature to show for their loyalty.

The standing-room-only audience at Indian Wells' href='http://tennis.com/tournaments/bnpparibasopen/bnp-paribas-open.aspx' target='_top' >INDIAN WELLS, while none of them held giant tennis balls for their hero to sign, was still firmly behind the older and maybe wiser version of Haas today. They buoyed him into a third set against Granollers. His winners were met with the happy cry of, “That’s it, Tommy!” His errors elicited a sympathetic “Shake it off, Tommy!” A woman behind me even forgave Haas for a mistaken Hawk-Eye challenge, one that produced a stream of choice German. “Tommy didn’t see that,” she said understandingly, “but it really was out.”

They also refused to credit the younger, upstart Granollers with anything. One of his winning passes was greeted with a bitter call from the top of the stands: “That was lucky.” (Granted, "Let's go, Marcel!" just doesn't have a very American ring to it.)

Tennis fans are suspicious of the new kid on the block, and Haas’s spiky outbursts weren’t always met with so much understanding. But tennis fans are loyal to 33-year-olds who have fought as long as Haas—they get to be part of the family. Most of the audience today was much older than Haas’s 33, and they wanted to see age make an improbable triumph over youth.

As the third set progressed, though, it was easy to see why age triumphs so rarely in tennis. On the surface Haas looked and played the same way he did when he was 21, but a closer inspection revealed a leaner body, a thinner face, and a little less pop on all of his strokes.

The years revealed themselves most obviously in Haas’s vaunted backhand. The stroke was the same, but the mind behind it was no longer as bold or decisive as it had been in his free-swinging youth. Haas hesitated on easy balls and swung through them either too soon or too late. Where he once ripped that shot with ease, he pulled it wide on one point today, then came through it too late on another. After one backhand that ended up in the net, he stared at his entourage in the stands hopelessly. Haas had lost his best shot. His mind wouldn’t let him hit it; it knew, too well, everything that could go wrong.

At 2-3 in the third, down break point, Haas flubbed one more backhand, coming up late and spinning it lamely into the net. The crowd was quiet. The man next to me, who had been rooting hard for “Tommy!” all afternoon, was let down. “Really?” he asked. That’s how it was going to end?

It was. Granollers showed no mercy in serving it out. But it was Haas who drew the autograph seekers. There was no screaming horde, as there had been at Flushing Meadows way back when; just five little kids with magazines. Haas tossed them a towel, then another towel; then he flipped his sweatband in their direction. It didn’t get any takers. Finally, as he walked off the court, he handed them something that he looked thoroughly sick of at that moment: his racquet.

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Tommy Haas has increased his off-court workouts in recent years.

Tommy Haas is one of the most experienced players competing on the ATP World Tour. At 34, he’s played nearly 750 tour-level singles matches, maintaining his standing despite numerous injuries and changes in generations, technology and physicality.

Speaking with ATPWorldTour.com, Haas discusses the way his approach to fitness has changed over time, and how he's overcome several injuries to continue playing the game he loves.

How has your training programme evolved since you first turned professional?

It’s changed a lot. Tennis has become so much more physical, so I’ve put in a lot more hours off the court to stay fit. I do so many things in the gym now, whether its weights, yoga or Pilates. Whatever it takes to feel comfortable. I work on endurance and strength. You can always work on something to feel good. You have to see what helps you to feel better. I’ve had a lot of injuries as well, so I’ve had to step back and try to get back into shape a number of times.

You’re definitely had your share of misfortunes when it comes to injuries. Talk about the struggle in recovering from setbacks and how you dealt with that physically.

Every time you have an injury, you compensate. First of all, it has to heal and get strong again. Your mind has to be there in order to regain confidence. The latest one I had was my hip. I had the surgery two years ago. It took a really long time to become confident again. I had to work on getting my strength back. Early on my lower back and my knee started compensating, because the body is all connected. It involved a lot of exercises, hard work and dedication to get back.

What is the most difficult part about training off the court now, compared to 10-12 years ago for you?
I think I just dedicate myself to it more seriously now, knowing I have to do it more to get into a certain type of shape. To be able to stay there, you have to be committed. You can’t just go to the gym every other day and expect to be ok.

How imperative is scheduling? You have tournaments, off-court workouts and travel to juggle.
You always need to be aware of your schedule. There are certain times where you have to push more, and times, like before a tournament, where you take a step back because you don’t want to feel like you’ve worked too hard and not have the feel of the ball. That’s the tough thing about tennis, when you’re playing tournaments every other week. If you win matches, it’s tough to go to the gym and pump iron for two hours or do a number of hard exercises off the court. You have two or three weeks out of a year to really work on and figure out your fitness.

What’s the most valuable fitness lesson you’ve learned on the ATP World Tour?

You have to keep getting fitter and stay there. And try and avoid injuries as much as possible.

Which player on tour do you think...
Is the most flexible?
Novak Djokovic
Has the best balance? Roger Federer
Is the quickest? Bjorn Phau
Has the greatest muscular endurance? Novak Djokovic
Has the strongest core? Rafael Nadal
Has the best footwork? David Ferrer

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Tommy nie składa broni i już zapowiedział, że w wakacje zagra w Stuttgarcie ;)
Czuję niestety, że to już pożegnalne tournee po niemieckich turniejach.

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"It's not that easy to have to go through all this again…" said Tommy Haas, who in years gone by was used to more prestigious competition. Having been as high as No.2 in the world in 2002, he now finds himself down at No.112 after a series of injuries and operations which forced him to write off much of the past two seasons. The German-born naturalised American proved this Tuesday that there is still plenty of decent tennis in his 34-year-old legs however, overcoming the cloudy, chilly early-morning conditions to brush aside Argentina's Guido Pella 6-3, 6-3 in 55 minutes. The Bradenton, Florida-based righty is seeded No.11 in the qualifiers and will play Colombia's Robert Farah in the second round.


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Germany’s arguably most popular tennis player is appearing at the GERRY WEBER OPEN for the 11th time, and of course Tommy Haas would like to leave with his second title on the grass in Halle. That said, he has another goal on his mind.


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476 - that is the number of matches that Haas has already won in what seems to be an endless career. “But I want to make it to 500,” said the 34-year-old over breakfast ahead of the GERRY WEBER OPEN. The former world number two has therefore set himself a long-term goal.

Planning so long term is not so easy for a player of his age, and with his injury misfortune. Haas has frequently had to take breaks, have operations on his shoulder and hips. “I am now into my third career,” he said. This latest career is based on listening to his body and diving straight into tournaments. Lengthy preparations are hardly possible nowadays: “The important thing is that I keep fit,” added Haas.

So what motivates a person like him, who suddenly has to go through qualifying to play in the French Open. Are the goals of 500 wins or a 13th title enough? Haas said: “I want to see what I can still get out of myself. I want to see how far I can go again.”

In Munich, he made the semi-finals, in Paris he reached the third round, and in Halle - “It depends on the draw. There is an extremely strong field this year,” said Haas. Yet he was not one of the favourites in 2009 and he still won. He beat Novak Djokovic in the final. “That was an important title for me,” stressed the 34-year-old. It enabled him to pick up complete a grand slam of having won titles on all four surfaces.

Nowadays, the Hamburg-born star is more relaxed about tournaments than he was in his prime. There are times when a tournament can be a success because “the family were there, the weather was great.” There is another reason why Haas puts in the daily graft, though, and that is his 18-month-old daughter Valentina. “I hope that one day she will get to see me play and understand what is going on,” he said. Already, she is recognising him on the television, and she has swung a racket already too. “But I don’t like that - I don’t want her to be a professional tennis player.” It is a long and hard slog to get there and very few make a living out of the sport. “I also would not be able to be a father of a tennis professional,” added Haas.

Haas has not set a date for the end of his own career. That is because he himself does not yet know when that will be. “It will happen spontaneously, when I realise that I am lacking something.” He has no fear of what will come afterwards. “During my lengthy injury absences, I have had plenty of time to consider this,” he said. He has projects and ideas, mostly to do with tennis. “I am looking forward to that time,” he added. And the fans at the GERRY WEBER OPEN are pleased that that chapter will be a little further in the future.


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Thx for all the support during @rolandgarros Next stop press conference in stuttgart and than off to Halle. Excited to be back in top 100


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Haas Finds Motivation In Daughter, 500 Wins Milestone

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Tommy Haas is 19 wins away from reaching 500 tour-level victories.

At 34, German veteran Tommy Haas has no shortage of motivational goals driving his resurgence on the ATP World Tour. On Friday the former World No. 2 upset former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych to reach the Gerry Weber Open semi-finals, where he will meet defending champion and countryman Philipp Kohlschreiber.

“I would like to celebrate my 500th victory on the ATP Tour,” said Haas, who has 481 career victories. “I would like to win another title. Thirteen is my lucky number and now I have 12. That would be great. And I would love my daughter to see me play live, but she has to grow a little in order for her to understand what I’m doing.”

Haas was sidelined for 14 months from late February 2010 to May 2011 after undergoing hip surgery and won just seven matches last season. This year he has worked overtime to return to full fitness and boost his South African Airways ATP Ranking, which is now at No. 87. Swallowing his pride, Haas returned to the qualifying rounds at ATP World Tour events and also dropped back to play Challengers.

His hard work has paid off. In the two tournaments leading into Halle, Haas won through three qualifying rounds at Roland Garros to reach the third round and before that advances to the semi-finals in Munich, beating World No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marcos Baghdatis along the way. Haas admitted Friday that he had doubts his recent success would come.

“It’s difficult to believe but I think I hoped for it. Especially in my situation. I always tried to keep on fighting and having a few goals helps to keep motivated. That is very important. But I didn’t think that I would play like I did here or making it to the semis in Munich and beating a Top 10 player.”

Receiving great support Friday from German fans – who shouted ‘Tommy, Tommy’, Haas admitted that he was emotional after clinching the win over World No. 7 Berdych. “With the spectators supporting me it’s really fun,” he said. “You also shouldn’t forget that I won in 2009 and couldn’t defend my title the following year. that really upsets me.

“Now I have the feeling that I’m playing well and I know that I’m difficult to beat when I can play to the limit I’m able to play. So who knows? We’ll see what will happen tomorrow. Maybe I’ll make it to another final here. That would be unbelievable. But also my opponent wants to make it to the final and defend his title. So, there’s a lot at stake. We’ll see.”


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Age can't stop you from winning!

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Tommy Haas reached the GERRY WEBER OPEN final for the first time
since 2009. Now he will face off against five-time champions Roger Federer.



Tommy Haas has fully taken advantage of his wild card by surprisingly reaching the final of the 2012 GERRY WEBER OPEN, the second time the German has played the final. The 34-year-old Haas won a tight all-German semi-final against Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(5), 7-5 and will take on GERRY WEBER OPEN record champion Roger Federer in Sunday's final


"I don't really get it either. I am just happy to play tennis like this again. Now facing Roger in the final is a dream," said Haas about his surprise showing. The German Davis Cup team-mates battled for 95 minutes in an intensive, even and entertaining grass court showdown. Kohlschreiber was initially the more active player in front of 11,000 spectators at GERRY WEBER STADIUM.

'Kohli' was motivated after beating Rafael Nadal and wanted to take the next step. But he could not find any means against the consistent-serving Haas. The Hamburg native Haas, for his part, needed some time to find his return game, finally picking up his first return point on Kohlschreiber's fifth service game. The tie-breaker was much more open with Kohlschreiber pulling ahead 4-1. But Haas fought back and took advantage of his opponent's unforced errors.

"Tommy just had the balls to give his all in the decisive moment," said Kohlschreiber about the tie-breaker. With the first set in hand, Haas was even better in the second frame and continually brought Kohlschreiber to the brink. Haas finally converted his fifth break point and then served out the match without conceding a single break point.

It was clear to see on Haas's reaction how happy he was to reach the final. "I just have to play like I have in the last few matches, then I have a miniscule chance. But it's been a long time since I beat Roger. The last time was at the Australian Open in 2002. I probably will need the greatest support imaginable from the crowd," said Haas with a grin towards the tennis fans on hand.


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R32 Bernard Tomic (AUS) 5-2 krecz
R16 [6] Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-3 6-4
QF [3] Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-4 3-6 7-5
SF [8] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 7-6(5) 7-5
F [2] Roger Federer (SUI) 7-6(5) 6-4

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