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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #420 on: February 14, 2009, 07:56:25 AM »
Roddick advances – Haas failed
Although Haas was a dominant 7-3 in the head-to-head series, he didn't pull through against the top-seeded American in the quarterfinals of the SAP Open in San Jose. Eventually, he had to throw in the towel loosing 5-7, 4-6 against the world ranking number 6.

Previously Tommy Hass has won the last three meetings against the former world ranking number one. Haas was able to eliminate Roddick 6-4, 6-4 in last year's Indian Wells. Andy Roddick, who had already been successful in San Jose 2004, 2005 and 2008, will now meet Haas Czech double partner Radek Stepanek in the semifinals and is heading for his 27th tournament victory overall.

Haas can take comfort from his 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 win over the American duo Butorac/Fisher and can now fight for en entry into the finals of the doubles tournament with his Partner Stepanek. Curious: James Blake, who had been replaced by Haas at the exhibition match against Pete Sampras due to a light injury early this week, now faces Mardy Fisher in the semifinals of the singles.
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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #421 on: February 14, 2009, 07:57:53 AM »
Tommy in QF : Lost to Roddick 5-7 4-6





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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #422 on: February 16, 2009, 05:14:40 AM »
Haas and Stepanek triumph in San Jose
At last, Tommy Haas has claimed his first-ever doubles title on the ATP Tour! The German and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek (who also captured the singles title in San Jose) beat the Indian Rohnan Bopanna and Jarkko Nieminen from Finland 6-2, 6-3.   :winner:
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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #423 on: February 19, 2009, 07:47:55 AM »
Querrey beats Haas

02-19-2009 - Tommy Haas has been eliminated unexpectedly early from the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis: The US-American eighth-seed Sam Querrey defeated the three-time champion (1999, 2006, 2007) from Hamburg 7-6, 6-4.


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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #424 on: February 19, 2009, 07:50:55 AM »
Tommy in Memphis :
1st Round:lost to Sam Querrey 6-7 4-6

Another defeat like the one vs Young last year in LA. Anyway,I am sad but not too down-hearted as Tommy is having great 2009.After all problems he had plenty of matches recently and weird schedule.
Bottom line,he 'll have some rest now as Delray is approaching already....
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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #425 on: February 20, 2009, 07:05:15 AM »
"What's important are the next stages."

02-20-2009 - Sometimes happiness and anger are very close: in his new column Tommy reveals why he was all smiles in San Jose and all upset with himself in Memphis.

Hey Fans,

I have to say: My early drop out in Memphis playing Sam Querrey wasn't just a disappointment for you, of course. I really did hope for more, especially as I generally played well at this tournament and left it as a winner three times by now. But on this day things just wouldn't go to plan. I couldn't claim the important points and repeatedly made stupid mistakes, meaning that eventually, Sam rightly won in two sets.

To cry over spilt milk doesn't help though. I have to look ahead now. The only good thing about it is that I can spend another few nights in my own bed. When you spend a lot of time in hotels the own four walls are even more enjoyable. That's why I will probably stay in Bradenton this weekend, working out and spending a little time on the sofa.

I am very happy that things are going so well for my friend and neighbor Radek Stepanek by the way. In my view he has rightly won in San Jose. And on top of that we got the doubles title together. That was a crazy situation. I don't normally play the doubles tournament, but it went fairly well during that week. When it was obvious that James Blake couldn't play the semifinals due to his injury we really gave everything. It was a great feeling to get a title in a team. It gave me a real boost, although that might not have come across in Memphis. But let's not go there…

What's important now are the next stages. First Delray Beach, then probably Indian Wells and the Miami Masters, whereas I was never in good form in Key Biscayne to date. But who knows, I might surprise myself. I would like to do something with Sara on my Birthday. The Caribbean would be something. I have never been before. In any case, I just want to switch-off. I am going to indulge myself.

Keep your chin up; I'll be in touch!

Tommy

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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #426 on: February 21, 2009, 03:06:39 PM »
Tommy at Delray Beach:
1st Round vs Chardy

So it's Chardy in the 1st Round,this time,I won't be that optimistic but I would lie if I don't expect a win here...This is surely one of favorite Tommy's tour so I guess what must be done shall be done... Auf Geht's Tommy,do your best !
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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #427 on: February 22, 2009, 01:12:57 PM »
Some of the memos from 2006 Championship as Tommy was a champion :



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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #428 on: February 25, 2009, 07:42:07 AM »
Tommy at Delray Beach:
1st Round:lot to J.Chardy

This was really bad loss. Tommy played very sluggish and not good enough... Loads of mistakes and UE's...He seemed slow on the court which is very unusual for him.. But I guess , it's now just a matter of time when Tommy will be back for granted...
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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #429 on: February 25, 2009, 07:44:02 AM »
Some of the pics from San Jose in doubles:




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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #430 on: February 25, 2009, 07:44:40 AM »
Some of the pics from San Jose in doubles:



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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #431 on: February 25, 2009, 07:45:35 AM »
Training in Delray Beach:

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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy
« Reply #432 on: February 25, 2009, 02:36:16 PM »
A strong Chardy stops Haas as early as round one

In 2006 Tommy Haas celebrated a tournament victory in Delray Beach, which is close to his adoptive home Bradenton in Florida. This time, his drop out from this hard court tournament, which comes with 500.000 Dollar prize money, was as early as round one.

The French Jeremy Chardy, who had to give in to his fellow countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of Johannesburg only a few weeks ago, could convince with a strong service especially in the second set and eventually won in two sets, 7-6 (9-7) and 6-3, against the German from Hamburg.

Tommy Haas was still able to stand up to the French right-hander from Pau in the first set. He only lost against his eight year younger opponent in the tiebreak with 9-7.  But in the following set the Frenchman's service was extremely good and left the German with no break chances. Having qualified for the eighth finals of Delray Beach Chardy will now meet the Kazakh Andrey Golubev.

In the doubles last night, Tommy Haas and his previous trainer Greg Hill already had to surrender to the Scot James Murray (brother of Andy Murray) and his partner Dusan Vemic from Serbia in a super tie break with 3-6, 6.3 and 10-12.
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Tommy in the desert - Indian Wells -

Tommy has pretty solid draw and an easy 1st Round match vs Oscar Hernandez. I am expecting a win there but don't wanna be hasty,so hope for a good tour for Tommy..

Meanwhile,Tommy is looking for a physiotherapist to prevent further health and injury problems..
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That Chardy was/is playing some good tennis right now.
I hope Tommy can sort things out and make a push to play his best tennis soon. :)
CONK da ball!!!

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Tommy's through

Of a total of 11 break chances Tommy Haas used 2 per set and lost his serve only once. Eventually, the guy from Bradenton terminated his Spanish opponent Oscar Hernandez after one hour and eleven minutes and moves into the second round of the Indian Wells Masters 6:3 and 6:3.

So it's still possible: after two first round defeats in Delray Beach (against the French Jeremy Chardy) and also a week earlier in Memphis (against the American Sam Querrey) Tommy Haas now demonstrated that he can still win. In a virtually faultless match of the first round of the Indian Wells Masters the German from Hamburg beat the Spaniard Oscar Hernandez 6:3 and 6:3 after 71 minutes.

The currently ranked no. 67 hardly had a chance against the German and only managed a break in the first set. Haas serve was strong with only one double fault and finally rightly won in two sets against the sand-court-specialist.

His fellow countryman Rainer Schüttler from Korbach - ranked at no. 30 - awaits Tommy Haas in the second round. He had drawn a bye in the first round.
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1st Round : vs Hernandez



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1st Round : vs Hernandez



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Tommy in the Desert-Indian Wells! :
1st Round:def.O.Hernandez   6-3 6-3
next up: Schuettler
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