78 Facts About Tommy Haas

1.

Thomas Mario Haas is a German former professional tennis player.

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Tommy Haas missed over a year's tennis between February 2010 and June 2011, but afterwards returned to play on the tour.

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Tommy Haas returned to world No 11 in 2013, after reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open for the first time in his career.

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Tommy Haas reached the semifinals of the Australian Open three times, and in Wimbledon once.

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Tommy Haas reached the quarterfinal stage of each of the Grand Slam events.

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Tommy Haas won 15 career titles in singles, including one Masters tournament in 2001, and has a silver medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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When his father observed his talents, he started bringing Tommy Haas to work, as he was a tennis coach.

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Between 11 and 13, Tommy Haas twice won the Austrian Championship, the German Championship, and the European Championship.

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Tommy Haas was so impressed by the young German's talent that he offered Haas the chance to stay and train at his Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Florida, for free, and Haas began attending at age 11.

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10.

Tommy Haas played his first Grand Slam tournament at the US Open, losing in the first round to compatriot Michael Stich in four sets.

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Tommy Haas gained attention as a future star when he won his first ATP title in 1999, made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open, and was a finalist in the Grand Slam Cup.

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12.

Tommy Haas beat Andre Agassi at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships in the second round.

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13.

Tommy Haas was quickly rising to the top of the tennis ranks when his career was suddenly halted at No 2 in the world by a severe accident that nearly claimed the lives of his parents, leaving his father in a coma.

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Tommy Haas was plagued by further injuries and related complications afterwards and did not return to professional tennis fully until 2004.

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Tommy Haas won two more ATP titles in his return year of 2004, while trying to gain back his form.

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In 2006, Tommy Haas won three ATP Tournaments and reached the quarterfinals at the US Open, where he was knocked out by Nikolay Davydenko after having been up two sets.

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17.

Tommy Haas began having severe cramps in his legs in the third set.

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18.

Tommy Haas lost after a semifinal run to Dominik Hrbaty with health problems and did not play again for the rest of the year.

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19.

Tommy Haas lost his semifinal match against first-time Grand Slam finalist Fernando Gonzalez from Chile in straight sets.

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20.

Tommy Haas became only the second player to win three titles at Memphis, the other being Jimmy Connors, who won in 1979,1983, and 1984.

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21.

Tommy Haas reached the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Open, an ATP Masters Series tournament held in Indian Wells, California, where he lost to Andy Murray in a third-set tiebreaker.

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22.

Tommy Haas's run came to an end after he suffered a torn abdominal muscle and had to withdraw a day before playing Roger Federer.

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23.

At the US Open, Tommy Haas equaled his best result in New York by reaching the quarterfinals with five-set wins over Sebastien Grosjean and James Blake.

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Tommy Haas beat Blake in a fifth-set tiebreak, saving match points.

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25.

Tommy Haas's run ended with a three-set loss to Nikolay Davydenko.

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26.

Tommy Haas made it to the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, defeating Andy Murray in three sets.

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Tommy Haas was then forced to withdraw from his quarterfinal match against Roger Federer due to injury.

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28.

Tommy Haas reached the third round at Wimbledon with a four-set win over Guillermo Canas and a straight-set win over 23rd seed Tommy Robredo.

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Tommy Haas then fell to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in five sets, despite cruising in the first two sets.

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30.

At the beginning of the new season, Tommy Haas pulled out of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open due to elbow problems.

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31.

At the 2009 Australian Open, Tommy Haas beat Eduardo Schwank in the first round and Flavio Cipolla in the second.

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32.

Tommy Haas lost in the first round in both Memphis and Delray Beach.

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33.

Tommy Haas did not succeed in defending his quarterfinal points at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, as he fell to Novak Djokovic in the third round, after defeating Oscar Hernandez and Rainer Schuttler.

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34.

Tommy Haas suffered another failure in the Miami Masters, losing to Mikhail Kukushkin.

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35.

In Houston, Texas, at the River Oaks Men's Clay Championship, Tommy Haas was defeated by Bjorn Phau in the quarterfinals, after he defeated defending champion Marcel Granollers in the second round.

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36.

At the Gerry Weber Open, Tommy Haas won his first title on grass in his 21st ATP World Tour final.

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Tommy Haas defeated the tournament's second seed Novak Djokovic, in the final.

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38.

Tommy Haas continued his late career resurgence by making it to the semifinals at the LA Tennis Open, defeating Marat Safin in the quarterfinals, before losing to Sam Querrey.

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39.

Tommy Haas made it to the third round at the US Open, losing narrowly to Fernando Verdasco, after being up a break in each set.

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40.

Tommy Haas made the third round of the 2010 Australian Open, defeating Simon Greul and Janko Tipsarevic, but did not play after February 2010, spending time recovering from right hip and right shoulder surgeries.

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41.

Tommy Haas missed the rest of the 2010 season and once more dropped out of the ATP rankings.

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42.

Tommy Haas returned to action partnering Radek Stepanek in doubles in Munich in May 2011, but then lost in the first round.

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Tommy Haas went down in the first round at Wimbledon, but reached the third round of the US Open, losing to Juan Monaco in four sets.

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Tommy Haas began the 2012 season at the Brisbane International, but had to withdraw in the second round.

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However, Tommy Haas was defeated in the first round of Wimbledon later that month, letting a two-sets-to-one lead slip against compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber.

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Tommy Haas lost to world No 206, Pavol Cervenak in the Stuttgart clay-court tournament at the second-round stage.

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47.

Tommy Haas continued to find good form during the second half of the season.

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Tommy Haas reached the finals of the German Open Tennis Championships 2012, losing to Juan Monaco, and the Citi Open, losing to Alexandr Dolgopolov.

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49.

Tommy Haas went on to reach two quarterfinals in Masters 1000 tournaments, his best performance at that level since 2008.

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50.

Tommy Haas briefly returned to the top 20 in the world in October 2012, and he finished the season ranked No 21.

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Tommy Haas followed this up with a victory over Gilles Simon to reach his first Miami semifinal, and first Masters 1000 semifinal since the 2006 Paris Masters.

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52.

Tommy Haas made history at the French Open, when he missed a record twelve match points against John Isner in the fourth set of their third round match.

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Tommy Haas beat Mikhail Youzhny in the fourth round but eventually lost to Djokovic in straight sets in the quarter finals.

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54.

Tommy Haas started the season at the Heineken Open in Auckland, where he lost in the second round against Jack Sock in straight sets.

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Tommy Haas teamed up alongside Philipp Kohlschreiber in doubles, taking a four-set victory to hand Germany a place in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2011.

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Tommy Haas then hired compatriot Alexander Waske as his new coach.

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Tommy Haas's goal was to qualify for his first season-end ATP World Tour Finals.

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Tommy Haas made it to the semifinals, but lost to Martin Klizan.

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Tommy Haas reached the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, where he was defeated by Roger Federer in straight sets.

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60.

Tommy Haas reached the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters after beating third seed Stan Wawrinka.

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Tommy Haas then retired in the quarterfinals to Grigor Dimitrov.

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62.

Tommy Haas missed the rest of the 2014 season to have an operation on his injured right shoulder which had forced him to retire from several events.

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Tommy Haas then played at the Gerry Weber Open, losing in the first round to eventual finalist Andreas Seppi.

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At the US Open, Tommy Haas was defeated by Fernando Verdasco in a five-setter in the first round.

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65.

In June 2016, Tommy Haas was named the new Indian Wells Tournament Director.

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In January 2017, Tommy Haas made his first ATP Tour appearance in 15 months at the Australian Open.

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67.

At the Monte-Carlo Masters, Tommy Haas beat world No 40 Benoit Paire in straight sets in the first round.

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Tommy Haas played his last ATP tournament in Kitzbuhel in August 2017, where he lost in the first round to compatriot Jan-Lennard Struff.

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Tommy Haas was not given a wild card for the US Open and cancelled his participation at the Vienna Open.

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Roger Federer walkover in round 4, after Tommy Haas withdrew because of a torn stomach muscle, does not count as a Tommy Haas loss.

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In July 2020, Tommy Haas played the Berlin tennis exhibitions, where he beat Jan-Lennard Struff before he lost to Dominic Thiem.

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Tommy Haas was an all-court player, capable of playing well on clay, hard, and grass surfaces.

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Nick Bollettieri noted Tommy Haas as having "one of the greatest backhands in the world", praising its versatility and power.

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Tommy Haas possessed a powerful slice backhand, which he used to disrupt the rhythm of the point and to construct offensive positions.

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Tommy Haas possessed a strong serve and a functional set of volleys.

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Tommy Haas was known for his refined footwork and racquet skills, both of which he used to construct quick defensive-to-offensive transitions.

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Tommy Haas was widely considered one of the best players to have never won a grand slam, having been restricted by numerous injuries.

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On 27 January 2010, Tommy Haas became a United States citizen, but continued to represent Germany in tennis.

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