Tommy Haas

30-Somethings Reap Success on ATP Tour in 2013

December 27, 2013

2013 was a great year for graybeards on the ATP Tour. Eleven players 30 and over won 16 tournaments during the year, the most since 1975 when that season’s geezer brigade won 19. Five of the 30-and-over gang won twice in 2013, and two were first-time winners at an age when most would consider players […]

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Haas Defeats Haase to Capture Erste Bank Open

October 20, 2013

Second-seeded Tommy Haas defeated Dutchman Robin Haase 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the final of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna Sunday afternoon, keeping alive his slim hopes of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month. The title was the 35-year-old Haas’ second of the year and 15th of his career. He […]

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Nadal Goes for Eight at French Open

May 26, 2013

It’s springtime in Paris. Strolls along the Seine. Cafe and baguettes. Roland Garros and terre battue. And the most physically demanding tournament of the four tennis majors. Welcome to the French Open, which starts today. Defending champion and seven-time title holder Rafael Nadal, winner of six tournaments and 36 of 38 matches this year, is […]

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Haas Shocks Djokovic at Sony Open in Miami

March 27, 2013

While Germany slept, native son Tommy Haas turned back the clock in chilly Miami late last night. The former world No. 2, just a week shy of his 35th birthday, shocked top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth round of the Sony Open on Key Biscayne. The upset ended Djokovic’s 14-match winning streak at […]

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Top Three Upsets of 2012 in Men’s Tennis

December 2, 2012

  Upsets in men’s tennis, especially early round shockers in Grand Slams or Masters events, are what make the men’s game so compelling. Anything can happen. Nothing is for sure. Even among the top players, nerves often contribute to opening round jitters and tentative play. Advancing to the second round invariably brings about a deep […]

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Del Potro Defeats Zemlja to Claim Vienna Championship

October 21, 2012

Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina defeated Slovenian qualifier Grega Zemlja 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna this afternoon. Zemlja, an unlikely finalist, ranked No. 70 in the world, had knocked off No. 3 seed Tommy Haas in the quarterfinals and No. 2 seed Janko Tipsarevic in the […]

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Murray Ready to Win First Major in New York

August 27, 2012

Two of the Big Four have lots to prove when the U.S. Open begins today at Flushing Meadows in New York. Defending champion and No. 2-ranked Novak Djokovic would certainly like to win his second major of the year to affirm that the success he had in 2011 — three Grand Slam titles — wasn’t […]

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Federer and Murray Still on Track to Meet in Wimbledon Final

June 30, 2009

Roger Federer has a date with destiny. Andy Murray has a date with the Queen. If the Wimbledon draw plays out according to form, Federer, seeded No. 2, will meet No. 3 Murray in Sunday’s final. Great Britain will be stoked. Not so fast, though. Federer first must survive his appointment with Dr. Ivo in […]

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Federer Wins First French Open

June 7, 2009

Happy days are here again for Roger Federer. The Swiss Maestro is newly married, there’s a baby on the way and today he removed the last blemish on an otherwise sterling resume. Federer won his first French Open title on a cool, windy and sometimes rainy Sunday afternoon, defeating surprise finalist Robin Soderling 6-1, 7-6 […]

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Nadal Extracts Revenge at Indian Wells

March 20, 2008

 It’s down to the final eight in the desert and Rafael Nadal is still standing. The gritty Spaniard rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the third set yesterday afternoon to defeat flamboyant Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 in a fourth-round match-up at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif. Nadal’s victory avenged a […]

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