Join Date: Jul 2002
Well, as this thread is about Haas, I will talk about him...
Tommy is very talented. He used to have HUGE mental problems though. Usually, when he is on court, the match is all about him. He wins it or he loses it. He can hit many aces, and he can get like 3 double faults in a row. Its just the way he is.
Technically speaking, he can do anything. Just look at his performance on Stuttgart Indoor TMS last year. He was perfect there. He is got one of the best backhands out there, a huge serve, a great all-around game and he is good at the net. What he needs more is consistency, especially in his forehand.
If he can win a Slam, definitely he can. And soon. I thought he was not ready last year in Stuttgart and he showed he is. He can win the big ones too. Its just a matter of luck for things to work during the right time. In my opinion, it would be a lot more pertinent to be talking about him as a contender for the USOpen that, say, Roddick. He can win there, for sure. But he will need consistency.
wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..
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