Haas plays a beautiful game, and I'm pleased that he has achieved this milestone in his career. Excellent consistency on a difficult tour. Your man deserves recognition for his achievement, Lugburz.
This piece is from the ATP site:
""Third seed Tommy Haas reached 500 match wins on Thursday in Vienna when he dismissed Jesse Levine 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the Erste Bank Open.
Haas was presented a special Fiat 500 by tournament director Herwig Straka after becoming the 38th player in the Open Era to achieve the feat. He joins Roger Federer (871), Rafael Nadal (583) and Lleyton Hewitt (566) as the only active players to attain the milestone.
I knew for a few days that I would reach the milestone if I won this match. This was a big goal of mine, said Haas. In April, I was at around 472 wins and I knew it wouldn't be easy to win another 27 or 28 matches. It makes me really proud and for sure this is one of my biggest achievements after everything that happened. The fact that it happened here in Vienna makes it very special. Getting such a gift on top of it makes it an amazing day for me.