Now Tommy has spoken, with positive vibes and precise information about the press hoax. So damn relieved, he's ok and ready fr Paris! 11-03-2009 | Tommy Haas gives the all clear
I'm getting in touch to relieve you of some of your worries. During the last hours news of me suffering from swine flu were featured in the press. This is only partially true, as I am feeling much better by now. A few days ago my GP here in Munich did confirm that I was carrying the H1N1-Virus but a further test yesterday showed that my blood test results are back to normal again and that I managed to get rid of the swine flu virus. That's why I was already training for my comeback in the gym today.
So I am well on the way to claim my starting position in Paris. This wouldn't have been possible only a few days ago. After retiring from the match against Nieminen in Stockholm I tried to recover from the alleged flu in my hotel for 3 days. But it just got worse and worse. My head felt really heavy, I had a high fever and very nasty body aches.
On Saturday I finally flew to Munich to get a check-up by my local GP. At that point I already suspected that I caught the virus in Stockholm, but I wanted to make sure. The result was positive, which shocked me initially. But I was relieved when I heard that I would probably bounce back quickly due to my good constitution.
So I am in a good mood again. From tomorrow I will be able to see my older sister, who has just gotten pregnant again, my nephew and my little niece. To date, I had to avoid my family as the risk of infection was simply too high. And I am so relieved that Sarah didn't catch it. She even came to Munich to comfort me. And it really worked.
I am determined to play in Paris-Bercy as I don't want to end the season like this, of course. I am in good spirits. Let's see whether that will suffice for the tournament. Afterwards Sarah and I will cross the pond again as the weekend after next her dad is celebrating his sixtieth Birthday party in Miami. I have a surprise in store that I won't give away here, of course. Who knows, he might be checking...
Many thanks in any case for your good wishes. Fortunately, they are no longer acute.
See you soon and take care.
it seems our prayers have been proven perfectly for Tommy as we sent a lot of mails describing our concerns and sympathies to his illness. So, I asked recently Who's God anyway?... it seems ''he's'' not giving up on me yet!