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Haas withdraws from Doha - Aus Open unsure

KarstenBraasch#1
12-31-2003, 06:20 PM
"Doha still too early", says Haas. Probability of playing the Australian Open is "50%". :unsure:

http://de.sports.yahoo.com/031231/8/3tkvu.html

MisterQ
12-31-2003, 06:28 PM
:sad: Schade.

*Ljubica*
12-31-2003, 06:29 PM
"Doha still too early", says Haas. Probability of playing the Australian Open is "50%". :unsure:

http://de.sports.yahoo.com/031231/8/3tkvu.html

That's such a shame - I'm really sad about that - poor Tommy - he deserved better than that. Hope we get better news about him soon.

TheBoiledEgg
12-31-2003, 06:29 PM
damn :mad: :sad: is he ever gonna be back ??

Leo
12-31-2003, 06:31 PM
Well he won't be back at the Aussie Open, I'm pretty sure. Right now I'm just hoping he'll return by March. This is really sad. :sad:

maratski
12-31-2003, 06:43 PM
:sad:

Deboogle!.
12-31-2003, 06:44 PM
He's the one who said he was gonna wait til he was 100% sure before returning, right? If so he's being true to his word and good for him for not pushing himself. It's too bad, though.

maratski
12-31-2003, 06:47 PM
It's also what the article said. My german isn't perfect, but he said something like I want to win matches when I return. Interesting...

MisterQ
12-31-2003, 06:53 PM
Yeah, he says he doesn't just want to take part in tournaments --- he wants to be able to win from the start.

However, if he is truly serious about his 50/50 statement, there is still hope for Australia!
*tries to think positively* :)

Deboogle!.
12-31-2003, 06:57 PM
well as much as you want any good player to be healthy and playing, I think it's really admirable on his part to wait until he's sure he can give it his all!

star
12-31-2003, 07:05 PM
This is really too bad. Haas has had a run of bad luck and he was playing so well when it all started. :sad:

MisterQ
12-31-2003, 07:42 PM
I don't think he's afraid of losing -- at least he didn't say so. I think he just wants to feel that he is ABLE to win, and he doesn't feel he is at that level quite yet.

MisterQ
12-31-2003, 07:42 PM
But I agree that he can't expect to be winning tournaments right away -- if he does that's great, but it will probably take some time to get match tough again.

Lady
12-31-2003, 08:17 PM
:sad: So sad! I wanna him back again

Tricky_Forehand
12-31-2003, 08:34 PM
:mad: Damn!! I understand that he wants to wait till he believes that he has chances to get to later rounds BUT how does he expect to get match tough again without playing at least a few matches. Practice can only do so much :sad: :sad: .

Havok
12-31-2003, 08:48 PM
ah crap! :sad: but i would much rather have him come back 100% than anything less that that and risk another injury

Ma. Estefania
12-31-2003, 09:09 PM
I'm not a fan of him, but he'd have spiced up a bit more everything at the AO.

ktwtennis
01-01-2004, 12:15 AM
I just read in my Tennis Week that he wasn't very sure he was going to be able to make this event...Poor guy!

Lee
01-01-2004, 12:30 AM
:sad: :sad:

I am so looking forward for him to play with Schuettler in Olympic doubles.

Experimentee
01-01-2004, 02:15 PM
His injury must be pretty bad, he's been out for over a year already! I doubt its so bad that its keeping him out that long, theres probably other reasons. Like he cant be bothered to travel to Australia, or he lacks motivation or confidence. Most likely he knows he wont be at his best after so long out, so he's afraid of losing. But its not like no other player loses, Safin was losing when he came back but he took it like any other player does.

ktwtennis
01-01-2004, 09:28 PM
His injury must be pretty bad, he's been out for over a year already! I doubt its so bad that its keeping him out that long, theres probably other reasons. Like he cant be bothered to travel to Australia, or he lacks motivation or confidence. Most likely he knows he wont be at his best after so long out, so he's afraid of losing. But its not like no other player loses, Safin was losing when he came back but he took it like any other player does.You know that's not true...Tommy is a true class act and so what if he didn't want to come back than less than his best? Most wouldn't, and perhaps Safin rushed his comeback...

Shadow
01-01-2004, 09:30 PM
:sad:

why are you sad? ;)

Shadow
01-01-2004, 09:31 PM
You know that's not true...Tommy is a true class act and so what if he didn't want to come back than less than his best? Most wouldn't, and perhaps Safin rushed his comeback...

Tommy a true class act? LOL! thats funny.

maratski
01-01-2004, 09:51 PM
why are you sad? ;)

I want 2004 to be a year with less injured players then 2003 ;)

Leo
01-02-2004, 06:28 AM
You know that's not true...Tommy is a true class act and so what if he didn't want to come back than less than his best? Most wouldn't, and perhaps Safin rushed his comeback...

Safin definitely did rush it. Fortunately Haas is much smarter than him.

And the more I think about it, I seriously doubt that Tommy will play the Australian Open. It's not really a good idea to have your first tournament in 14 months be a Grand Slam like the Oz Open with grueling best of 5 set matches and extremely hot conditions. I'd rather see him come back and play some smaller tournaments where he can possibly win some matches early on and build up his confidence.

maratski
01-02-2004, 09:32 AM
I don't think Safin rushed it. His wrist was completely healed, he practiced some and decided to return to the circuit. Marat wasn't really confident, he wasn't match tough and I think physically he couldn't do too well since he was still a bit slow on court. It's just all part of the return. I don't think it'll be that much different for Tommy. If he does think so, I have the feeling he's only fooling himself. Marat lost a few times in the first round and called it quits for the season, Henman struggled for a while before returning, why should it be different for Tommy.

Leo
01-03-2004, 03:51 AM
Yes, but Safin also attempted an early comeback during the summer and he had to retire during his opening match in LA. Not to mention he also played while injured during the Australia season, which probably didn't help much.

Although you're right that Haas won't be as lucky as Tatiana Panova and unfortunately won't be winning his first matches back. It's a natural part of the process.

Experimentee
01-03-2004, 03:13 PM
Yes, but Safin also attempted an early comeback during the summer and he had to retire during his opening match in LA. Not to mention he also played while injured during the Australia season, which probably didn't help much.

Although you're right that Haas won't be as lucky as Tatiana Panova and unfortunately won't be winning his first matches back. It's a natural part of the process.

Panova didnt really play well in her first matches back. She played a challenger and lost in the QF. Its normal to not play well in the first matches back, I cant really think of any players who recently did well straight after the comeback, except maybe Pavel. You need to play matches to get back to your best, theres only so much you can do with just practice. I still think Tommy is not still injured, but doesnt want to come all the way to Australia for a Grand Slam while not at his best.

esther
01-04-2004, 01:50 AM
tommy :sad: