Originally Posted by supertommyhaas
yeh your right he should have!! Had a huge chance at the AO 2002 when leading Safin in the SF 2 sets to 1! A player of his talet should have won a slam. Or at the very least made It to the last 8 more than three times.
I remember Haas won 4-titles in 2001, including a TMS [last one in Germany], also he beat Sampras in the final of Long Island & he was close to taking a 2-set-to-love lead over Hewitt in their 4th Rd at the USO. As you mentioned the very next Slam was AO 2002 & if he had finishe of Safin he probably would have beaten Johansson in the final. Also in 2002 he got to the final of the Rome TMS on clay...so that`s when his form peaked. Now that Federer & Nadal are such dominant No.1 & 2. respectively it`s hard for any of the other players to sneak a Slam win. Hewitt, Roddick, Safin & Agassi would need a semi-miracle to win another Slam, so if they can`t do it I doubt Haas can, anymore.