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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy)
« Reply #860 on: September 01, 2011, 07:34:38 PM »
US Open 2nd Round: def. Falla 7-6 6-1 7-5



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Re: THE TOMMY HAAS THREAD (Post articles, pictures, interviews, etc. about Tommy)
« Reply #861 on: September 01, 2011, 07:39:33 PM »
An interview after Tommy's win over A.Falla

Q.  How surprised are you to be here after what recent history has been like for you?

TOMMY HAAS:  I wouldn't use the word maybe surprised to be necessarily honest.  Happy about it, that's for sure.  Excited about it.  You know, we can sit here probably pretty long and go through the last 16, 17 months again of my tennis career. You know, having a pretty tough surgery to come back from, it's never easy; and the hip is definitely    it wasn't easy or is not easy.  When you get a little bit older and you haven't been around for quite some time, and to re find your game once again it's quite a challenge that I took up once again because I still feel like I've got some good tennis in me and I want to try to start playing the sport on my own terms. So to be here in the third round once again is a great feeling.

Q.  Does this comeback have a different feeling from the others?
   
TOMMY HAAS:  Yeah, it does definitely.  I don't know in what way yet.  But, you know, I'm just certainly gonna try to just enjoy this tournament, try to get focused for my next match, and try to play better each time   or try to play to my potential as much as I can and see where it takes me, and then, you know, re evaluate the situation after this tournament.

Q.  Where do you feel your game is now?
   
TOMMY HAAS:  It's tough to say exactly where I feel like it is.  A lot of ups and downs the last eight tournaments I've played.  Some matches I felt like I was improving, and then I played a couple matches where I felt like I wasn't. This tournament, you know, which means probably the most to me, you know, I've slowly improved.  I think my first round match was pretty good at times.  Still struggling in a few areas that I need to work on, but today I thought overall was a pretty solid match on my part.  I'm pretty happy about that.

Q.  When you sort of think about your career, do you feel unlucky?  Is it something mechanical?  Is it biological?  How do you sort of make sense of what your career has been like from the injury standpoint?
   
TOMMY HAAS:  You know, to be honest, when you're a young kid and you have a dream to become a tennis professional and you actually do it for a very long time, I'm very happy and very pleased. Yeah, you know, it's a tough sport.  The sport getting more physical each year I feel like.  Unfortunately I have had a few surgeries in my career or a few injuries that needed surgery, you know. It's unfortunate in many ways, but I've coped with it quite well.  I've come back in better ways than I would have ever imagined.  You know, now this, after this hip injury or surgery, you know, being a certain age, it's another challenge that I'm happy to take on as long as I can. I know that one day this tour life that I've always wanted to do is gonna be over, so I'm just gonna try and enjoy it as much as I can and keep playing if my body allows me to.

Q.  How has having a family changed things for you?
   
TOMMY HAAS:  It changes your life not only because I'm a tennis professional, but once you have more responsibilities and you look in your baby's eyes, you know, different thoughts come into your mind.  It's probably one of the most wonderful things in anybody's life that it happens to. You know, it gives me another reason to work hard and try to achieve some things.  You know, my long time goal would be nice if my daughter could watch me play tennis live which is gonna be hard because she's only nine and a half months. So that means I'm gonna have to be around quite some time.  We'll see, you know.  You have to have some sort of goals in life, and that's certainly one of them.

Q.  Did you feel maybe you bought some time on the back end because you had so many years where you didn't put a lot of mileage on?
   
TOMMY HAAS:  Sure.  You know, if you count up all the months I've missed due to injuries or surgeries that I've had, I mean, I'm probably 29 years old really, you know, but like I said, you have to just take everything the way it is and make the best of it and go from there.

Q.  Can you just give us an update on your citizenship?  For a while seemed like you were bouncing around there a little.
   
TOMMY HAAS:  I have two passports.

Q.  Who are you representing?  You're playing here as a German?
   
TOMMY HAAS:  Yeah, just Germany right now.  I thought about switching it over to the U.S., especially during this tournament, but, you know, I've had so many other things to think about lately with family and where my game is and if I am ready, a new coach, I'm looking for a physio. There are so many things I didn't have time to maybe focus on who I want to represent here.  But I thought about it.

Q.  What do you have to do?  What's the process?
   
TOMMY HAAS:  Just one phone call to the ATP and then that's it.  They change it, no problem.  I'm trying to see if they can put American/German, you know, like present two flags, but I don't think that's gonna happen.
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Hi all !!!

I was very pleased with Tommy's performance against Nadal. I have to be realistic, and this time I couldn't have picked Tommy to win  :)~ considering the situation.
He tried to prepare and build up for AO in Brisbane but again lousy injury occurred, and this time calf pfff. Now that's just not good enough when you have Nadal in 2nd Rn of Australian Open.

But despite his loss, I'm very happy to see him at his best, more importantly to see him 100% fit and healthy.
He started badly, but it didn't take while before he started to play really well, just as I wanted- aggressive.

Bottom line, he gave Nadal a headache and great match IMO, and if he continues to play like he did, I think Tommy is fully prepared to give us great matches and results this year!
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Hmmm, just got back from camping to actually see Tommy's match vs Tsonga and today vs Baghdatis.
It feels really great to see him beating another top 10 player. He played both matches beautifully, almost flawlessly ;-)

Now just waiting to see if Tommy can keep it up.
Next up : semis vs Čilić
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I thought he looked good in both matches as well.

So nice to see him back on the court. :)
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(16)Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs (q)Tommy Haas (GER)
Donald Young (USA) vs Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
(q)Jurgen Zopp (EST) vs (17)Richard Gasquet (FRA)
(25)Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs (q)Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
Santiago Giraldo (COL) vs Alejandro Falla (COL)
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Igor Andreev (RUS)
Tatsuma Ito (JPN) vs (4)Andy Murray (GBR)

Gotta be happy with this years draw  ;-()
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1st RN: Tommy beats Volandri 6-3 0-6 6-4 6-4






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I love those BH pics Luggy!

I saw a replay of the 1st set last night and it looked like Tommy was on balance and moving well.  He also looked comfortable in his skin.  Hopefully two good signs of solid tennis to come in the following rounds!
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Right MT, I watched the whole match and yeah he looked comfortable enough. What was even more surprising, some of the important points he played patiently  ..-) With an exception of the 2nd set ofc which he tanked obviously  :)~

Even more satisfaction for us, another player with 1h backhand coming up, and if Tommy advances to next round, another one is awaiting..Gasquet or Dimitrov  ;-()  Should be exciting matches!
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RG 2nd Rn Tommy beats Stakhovski 6-2 6-3 6-2




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Another solid win and confidence boost! :))
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Oh yeah, he looked amazing on the court, awesome movement, incredible shots and many winners.

Next up is Richard, gonna be epic one as always!
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Balance and movement look efficient for someone who's been off the tour so much over the course of his career.  He looks calm mentally as well which should pay huge dividends when a match gets tight.
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Balance and movement look efficient for someone who's been off the tour so much over the course of his career.  He looks calm mentally as well which should pay huge dividends when a match gets tight.

Have to agree that's the most important thing in Tommy's case  ;-()
Just few more hours divides  us from another huge match on big court. Let's hope Tommy can stay mentally fit and we might be very very pleased with the outcome!
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Down 5-6 in the first, serving to stay in the set.
Crunch time.

No stream for me today. :mad1:

Tommy holds to force the 1st set TB. :)
« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 09:24:39 AM by monstertruck »
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Wow!  I leave for a few hours and come back to this result. :(
That is ugly. :zipped:

Report from the RG site said Tommy ran out of gas.
Oddly enough, in another report Bolleteri was quoted as saying Haas's cardio was solid.

Surely a tough pill to swallow.
Hopefully he can take away a few positives from this tourney and work towards the next slam.  Hopefully. :\
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Yeah MT, really hard loss to swallow. Watching it after 2nd set, was just painful  :Confused:
But nothing can be done really considering the number of matches he has played at RG this year coming as qualifier.

Despite the loss, I'm very pleased in general. It gives us hope that he still has it in him, so I'm all pumped up for grass season  ;-()
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RG 3rd Round: painful loss to Richard Gasquet 7-6 3-6 0-6 0-6  :Confused:   But meh, solid run at RG nevertheless  ;-()



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Halle 2012


Haas wins by retirement

06-12-2012 - Tommy Haas had a succesfull first appearance at this year's Gerry Weber  Open in Halle. While the Germanwas leading the first set at a score of 5-2, his Australian opponent Bernard Tomic was forced to withdraw due to an injury. In the next round, Haas will be facing no. 6 seed Marcel Granollers from Span.
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nothing more exciting than watching Tommy on grass  :cool:

Next up is 2nd Round vs  Granollers
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