Weary Haas pulls out of Spain Davis Cup clash
HALLE, Germany, June 8 (Reuters) - Tommy Haas has pulled out of Germany's Davis Cup quarter-final against Spain in July because the claycourt matches would put too much strain on his injury-plagued body.
"In Spain on clay, I won't do this to myself," said Haas on Monday following his first-round win over Stefan Koubek in Halle.
Former world number two Haas did not play in the last Davis Cup World Group round against Austria after missing much of 2008 with a shoulder injury.
Yeah, saw that interview. Funny, before the match, Patrick Kühnen didn't want to talk about it and didn't want to rule anything out, and then Tommy set things straight.
But while he won't play in Spain, and did say that he would like to play again for Germany in the years to come, depending on the draws and locations.
It's a little pity, Tommy would have been important in Spain, and the atmosphere will certainly be incredible, but on the other hand, I can understand him, and I don't mind him focusing on the US hard court run.