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The "We missed you Tommy, so we're glad you're playing" Wimbledon Cheering Thread

Sean.J.S.
05-24-2007, 02:39 PM
Wimbledon

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s120/Seanlol123/wimbledon.jpg

Place: London, England
Date: 25 June to 8 July
Draw Size: 128
Surface: Grass
Tournament Director: Ian Ritchie
Official Website: http://www.wimbledon.org (http://www.wimbledon.org)

After withdrawing from Roland Garros, what are Tommy's chances of competing in Wimbledon? :confused: As the general public really aren't sure of how serious Tommy's shoulder injury is, we cannot really be sure. :sad: I just hope that it isn't a re-aggravation of the same shoulder which Tommy had surgery on a few years ago. :unsure:

If you are playing, best of luck, Tommy. :yeah:

TommyB.
05-24-2007, 04:25 PM
There's an entry on his website (german version).

Tommy got new problems with his shoulder in Florida. His withdrawing from Paris was a precaution, he will take no risks.

But he's confident to play the grass season...first of all the Gerry-Weber-Open in Halle (Germany). :)

16681
05-25-2007, 04:17 AM
There's an entry on his website (german version).

Tommy got new problems with his shoulder in Florida. His withdrawing from Paris was a precaution, he will take no risks.

But he's confident to play the grass season...first of all the Gerry-Weber-Open in Halle (Germany). :)
Since the English version of Tommy's site is normally behind the German version did the website actually say what the new problems were with his shoulder. It is the same shoulder he had surgery on before :scared:

Sean.J.S.
05-25-2007, 10:06 AM
Which shoulder is it that Tommy is having problems with ATM? Left or right? Is it the same shoulder which he had surgery on a few years ago? :confused:

TommyB.
05-25-2007, 10:27 AM
Tommy has a pain, and it's the same shoulder which he had suggery before. :sad:

Sean.J.S.
05-25-2007, 02:04 PM
Tommy has a pain, and it's the same shoulder which he had suggery before. :sad:

:scared:

If you know, which shoulder is it?

16681
05-25-2007, 07:54 PM
:scared:

If you know, which shoulder is it?
It's his right shoulder and of course Tommy is right handed :sad: And that is why we are so scared :scared:

16681
05-25-2007, 08:00 PM
Tommy has a pain, and it's the same shoulder which he had suggery before. :sad:
Have any medical tests been done on Tommy's shoulder to determine exactly what is wrong?
:scared: :scared: :scared:

Sean.J.S.
05-26-2007, 02:31 AM
It's his right shoulder and of course Tommy is right handed :sad: And that is why we are so scared :scared:

:unsure:

16681
05-26-2007, 06:22 AM
:unsure:
I don't know which is worse knowing or not knowing how bad that shoulder is :confused:

TommyB.
05-26-2007, 11:02 AM
Have any medical tests been done on Tommy's shoulder to determine exactly what is wrong?
:scared: :scared: :scared:

Sorry there's no exactly information about it.

I hope it's only a precaution. But if he has to skip the grass season too then :scared:

16681
05-27-2007, 05:43 AM
Sorry there's no exactly information about it.

I hope it's only a precaution. But if he has to skip the grass season too then :scared:
Oh Nooooooooo I don't have a good feeling about this at all :scared: There should be some information out there about what is going on and there might be if we just knew where to look for it :rolleyes: This is just killing me :hysteric: If there is much wrong with that shoulder it will probably end Tommy's career :bigcry: I thought he would never make it back the first time he had trouble with that shoulder. And he not only made it back, but he was doing well and now this :crying2:

<Eve>
05-30-2007, 09:56 AM
I hope he'll play Wimbledon!! You know, I'll be in London when they're playing the SF & finals!!! :woohoo:

16681
05-31-2007, 01:06 AM
I hope he'll play Wimbledon!! You know, I'll be in London when they're playing the SF & finals!!! :woohoo:
I'm glad you will be there :) But I can't understand how Tommy can play, if his shoulder is giving him more pain :shrug:

wenty
06-01-2007, 06:34 AM
I don't think the grass season is worth it for Tommy if he plays with a doubtful shoulder...:sad: Oh Tommy..

16681
06-01-2007, 06:43 AM
I don't think the grass season is worth it for Tommy if he plays with a doubtful shoulder...:sad: Oh Tommy..
I think he should wait for the hard court season myself. But I still would like to know exactly what is wrong with Tommy's shoulder :rolleyes:

Sean.J.S.
06-07-2007, 12:07 PM
German Haas ruled out of Wimbledon tennis championships

BERLIN (AFP)

German number one Tommy Haas, ranked tenth in the world, is almost certain to miss Wimbledon later this month, a German daily newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old had been expected to play in next week's Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, the first grass tournament of the season, to prepare for Wimbledon which starts on June 25.

But a persistent problem with his right shoulder, which has needed two operations, seems to have scuppered Haas' chances of competing in both tournaments and has already forced the German to withdraw from Roland Garros and May's ATP tournament in Rome.

"He will not participate in the tournaments at Halle or Wimbledon," his father Peter Haas told German daily newspaper Neue Westfaelische.

:sobbing:

wenty
06-07-2007, 01:01 PM
:hysteric: I hate tournaments without Haas :bigcry: Please get better soon

16681
06-08-2007, 09:05 AM
:hysteric: I hate tournaments without Haas :bigcry: Please get better soon
I agree. I miss Tommy playing :sad:

TommyB.
06-22-2007, 01:36 PM
It seems Tommy will try it. That's his draw:

[1] Federer vs Gabashvili
Del Potro vs Sanguinetti
Qureshi vs Childs
De Voest vs [26] Safin

[21] Tursunov vs Almagro
Berrer vs Montanes
Zib vs Hartfield
Fleishman vs [13] Haas

Near Federer, it's nothing new. But a prediction is difficult after his break. I hope he can win some rounds at least. ;)

Yappa
06-22-2007, 01:55 PM
Well, he wanted to arrive in London today and do some practice. So of course he's in the main draw. That doesn't say anything about him actually playing on Monday.
If he's fit, then the first two matches can be won. Round 3 against Tursunov could already be the end for him, since the russian is in very good grass form, right now.

TommyB.
06-22-2007, 02:10 PM
Yes that's true, maybe he'll retire anyway. Let's wait and see. ;)

Sean.J.S.
06-23-2007, 05:41 AM
Good luck, Tommy. :D

I have little expectations of Tommy, as he hasn't played for a long time. ;)

wenty
06-23-2007, 02:16 PM
Good luck Tommy...just do your best :bounce:

kiwi10is
06-24-2007, 12:40 PM
Court 3 first match 12 pm London time. He said he feels no pain anymore and he will be there!

Leen.
06-24-2007, 12:59 PM
Yes!!!! Wahoo!!!

TommyB.
06-24-2007, 01:44 PM
Auf geht's Tommy!! :rocker2:

Yappa
06-24-2007, 02:13 PM
Good. I am hoping for an ass kicking. Go, Tommy! :yeah:

Yappa
06-24-2007, 05:17 PM
Murray withdraws. Hopefully that doesn't mean that Haas will also withdraw or that he loses in the first round. Those past weeks both players were either losing in first round or withdrawing.

TommyB.
06-24-2007, 07:15 PM
I hope we'll see Haas vs. Fleishman on TV. Premiere should show his match at least. But the coverage starts not before 1pm London time (DSF later :rolleyes: ).

Yappa
06-24-2007, 07:41 PM
If that was a later round and Haas the last german player, then Premiere might start the coverage earlier, but for tomorrow we'll miss the first hour, that's true.
Of course that's still better than having to rely on Wimbledon on DSF where the coverage starts at 4 pm.

TommyB.
06-24-2007, 07:55 PM
Yes that's better than nothing (like DSF).

Maybe we'll miss no minute because of :rain:

<Eve>
06-25-2007, 10:04 AM
Too bad Eurosport isn't covering Wimbledon... :unsure: Have to watch BBC, hope they'll show HAas@!!


Good luck Tommy!!!

<Eve>
06-25-2007, 05:05 PM
:woohoo:

Tommy df. Fleischman!!!! :yeah:

6-3 6-4 6-2

Did anyone see the match? How did he play??

Leen.
06-25-2007, 05:31 PM
i saw the match, he served pretty good (he didn´t loose a single point on first serve in the first set!) and was moving well!!

TommyB.
06-25-2007, 06:11 PM
Well done Tommy! :yeah:

I'm watching his match, and I really like his performance. Good serve and some nice winners (Boris Becker dive at the baseline :D ).

<Eve>
06-25-2007, 07:42 PM
Ok so that sounds hopeful for the next few days :D
Where are you watching the match TommyB? Did you record it or did you watch it somewhere online for free maybe!?

Neely
06-25-2007, 07:52 PM
I didn't see anything of the match but the score looks good :yeah:

TommyB.
06-25-2007, 09:29 PM
Where are you watching the match TommyB? Did you record it or did you watch it somewhere online for free maybe!?

Today I watched a tape. Do you need a Wimby livestream?

Yappa
06-26-2007, 12:56 AM
Well done, Haas. :yeah:
Next up is Zib.

16681
06-26-2007, 10:55 AM
Well I have to admit I didn't want to see Tommy's name in the draw. But since he is playing, I'm glad he won :yippee: Of course, it never hurts to play an American nobody :lol: And I think the thread title needs changed a little bit :)

Sean.J.S.
06-26-2007, 12:00 PM
Good win against Fleischman, Tommy. :yeah:

I only saw the first two games of the match before the rain delay, then Fox Sports never returned to the match. :mad:

Did Tommy's shoulder look ok? :confused:

GL in the next round and for the rest of the tournament, Tommy. :D

<Eve>
06-26-2007, 05:14 PM
Today I watched a tape. Do you need a Wimby livestream?
I found one yesterday! But thanks! :yeah:

<Eve>
06-26-2007, 05:16 PM
I don't know if his shoulder looked ok, but I think it was fine, otherwise he wouldn't have won with these numbers i guess.. :)

Too bad there hasn't been any news on his official site for ages!:(

TommyB.
06-26-2007, 05:21 PM
No problems with his shoulder...except some aching muscles according to Tommy. ;)

16681
06-27-2007, 07:51 AM
No problems with his shoulder...except some aching muscles according to Tommy. ;)
I know most all of you think I'm nuts when it comes to Tommy's shoulder, but it really does worry me. I just hope he doesn't try to do too much--please :angel:

TommyB.
06-27-2007, 08:52 AM
Court 18 - 12.00 Start
1. Anna Ivanovic - Melinda Czink
2. Richard Gasquet - Nicolas Mahut
3. Tomas Zib - Tommy Haas (court with TV cameras)
4. Roberta Vinci - Patty Schnyder

Auf geht's Tommy!! :rocker2:

<Eve>
06-27-2007, 09:05 AM
Hey Mae, I think you might be a little over-worried ;) I don't think he'll do too much.. He didn't play RG because of his shoulder so I think he's a clever man and wouldn't play if it risks his health.. :angel: but you're not nuts :p

And TommyB., which streams do you have? I have the http://www.channelsurfing.net/ and there I can watch 2 UK and 2 ESPN coverages.. you think they'll show Tommy on one of those? :shrug: Do you have other streams? Maybe of the German TV?

TommyB.
06-27-2007, 04:48 PM
Tommy Girl - I have the same streams like you, only big courts. But I can watch Tommy's match on German TV.

6-3 Tommy but rain delay.

16681
06-27-2007, 08:13 PM
Tommy Girl - I have the same streams like you, only big courts. But I can watch Tommy's match on German TV.

6-3 Tommy but rain delay.
Oh great this gives me something else to worry about :eek: In case all of you haven't figured it out yet I'm a worrier :rolleyes: And if Tommy can't complete his Match today he might end up on down the line if the schedule gets so backed up due to rain in a situation of having to play twice in the same day :bolt: Please no--:angel:

TommyB.
06-27-2007, 08:51 PM
Don't worry Mae. He'll finish and win his match tomorrow. ;)

<Eve>
06-27-2007, 09:25 PM
Tommy Girl - I have the same streams like you, only big courts. But I can watch Tommy's match on German TV.

6-3 Tommy but rain delay.
On what German channel can you watch Wimby?? :eek: I have a lot of German channels I think! At least 4! :p so maybe I can see tommy aswell on tv!! :)

Oh great this gives me something else to worry about :eek: In case all of you haven't figured it out yet I'm a worrier :rolleyes: And if Tommy can't complete his Match today he might end up on down the line if the schedule gets so backed up due to rain in a situation of having to play twice in the same day :bolt: Please no--:angel:
don't worry mae! he'll have a good night sleep and be fit again tomorrow!!

Tommy's scheduled 2nd match court 18 (they start 11 am in stead of 12!!)

TommyB.
06-27-2007, 09:50 PM
I can watch it on DSF or Premiere (but that's pay TV). Maybe you can receive DSF at least.

<Eve>
06-27-2007, 09:56 PM
Oh no if it's pay tv i don't get it.. i get the ARD, WDF (or something like that ;) ) so i just have to watch the score board :o

TommyB.
06-27-2007, 10:07 PM
Yes ARD, ZDF or WDR...they doesn't show tennis (except Halle or WTC).

Sorry, only chance should be the Wimbledon pay stream.

<Eve>
06-27-2007, 10:18 PM
I know but I think it's expensive.. like today, if i'd bought a day-pass, it was for nothing! (or 1 set, but not the end of the match) .. so no pay tv for me i guess :p

Fee
06-27-2007, 11:44 PM
I'm too lazy to put a copyright across this, so please don't steal it. I was at Tommy's match today, and I should be able to be there again tomorrow. I have more photos, but I am too tired right now to sort through them. :)

16681
06-28-2007, 08:00 AM
I'm too lazy to put a copyright across this, so please don't steal it. I was at Tommy's match today, and I should be able to be there again tomorrow. I have more photos, but I am too tired right now to sort through them. :)
Oh Fee how wonderful you are at Wimbledon :cool: It is so nice of you to get pictures of Tommy and post them here for all of us to enjoy :D Thanks so much :worship:
And Tommy looks great as usual :drool: I just hope the shoulder is doing O.K. :unsure:

<Eve>
06-28-2007, 08:25 AM
Wow he's looking great!! It's the first thing I see of him on Wimbledon! :drool:

I now you don't want us to steal it Fee, but cant i use it for a new avatar?? :angel: :angel:

Fee
06-28-2007, 08:33 AM
Yes, you may use it for your avatar. Thank you for asking. :)

<Eve>
06-28-2007, 08:37 AM
:woohoo: great

<Eve>
06-28-2007, 12:57 PM
You can download a SopCast, hope they'll show Tommy on one of those channels after the Safin match (which they are showing on StarSports)

http://www.sopcast.com/player/#

<Eve>
06-28-2007, 02:50 PM
:woohoo: :banana: :aparty: TOMMY WON!!! :aparty: :banana: :woohoo:


6-3 7-6(5) 6-4

Next round: probably Tursunov!

TommyB.
06-28-2007, 03:21 PM
Tommy :yeah:

Damn I missed his match today. :D

Tursunov next, tough match I guess.

<Eve>
06-28-2007, 04:26 PM
Yeah I guess it will be tough aswell... :scratch:
So it's good the match today was really quick.. only the 2nd set was a bit hard, 3rd set was gone before I could blink my eyes twice ;)

TommyB.
06-28-2007, 04:37 PM
Yes I heard he was 2-5 down in the 2nd set.

Btw 20 aces today. :cool:

<Eve>
06-28-2007, 06:01 PM
so i guess his shoulder is ok!! :yeah:

16681
06-28-2007, 06:30 PM
Yes I heard he was 2-5 down in the 2nd set.

Btw 20 aces today. :cool:
Tommy had 20 aces today :eek: He must be trying to prove to me his shoulder is all right :yippee: But the next Rd I don't like :ras:

TommyB.
06-28-2007, 07:31 PM
Well 20 aces in the whole match (wed + thu)...he needs that good serve tomorrow!

<Eve>
06-28-2007, 09:37 PM
Ok what i've heard is: Tommy - Tursunov = 2nd match on Court 2, starting at 11a.m. local time
*edit:

Court Two (10.00 GMT) :eek: :eek: 1 hour earlier than today :eek:

1-Justine Henin (Belgium) v Elena Vesnina (Russia)
21-Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) v 13-Tommy Haas (Germany)
9-Martina Hingis (Switzerland) v Laura Granville (U.S.)


I think Tursunov is soooooo amazingly boring to watch...:zzz:...:tape:

Yappa
06-28-2007, 10:46 PM
Well, Tursunov is hit or miss. Let's hope that tomorrow he'll be the latter. :)

Fee
06-28-2007, 11:35 PM
Hello there
I saw most of Tommy's match today (I arrived at 4-1 in the second set, I think). I was seated right in front of Thomas Hogstedt, and that made me feel very uncomfortable in a way. I didn't cheer nearly as much as I normally would, but because Tommy kept looking over in that direction I was always trying to clap a little and look as positive as I could in case he saw me in his filed of vision too. Also, I didn't take that many pictures, but I did manage to catch this one, it's match point. :)

16681
06-29-2007, 05:50 AM
Oh yes :yeah: Great picture :drool: But why did sitting around Thomas bother you? I would have been cheering my head off :lol:

wenty
06-29-2007, 07:33 AM
Great work Tommy!!! :woohoo: Now play your best against Tursunov :bounce:

<Eve>
06-29-2007, 07:36 AM
Wow Fee!! Great!! I think you were afraid of possible cameras rcording you?

martine2
06-29-2007, 08:46 AM
Good to see Tommy back and playing well :yeah: :yeah:

Good luck to him!

TommyB.
06-29-2007, 09:48 AM
Auf geht's Tommy!! :rocker2:

Hopefully no rain today. :unsure:

Leen.
06-29-2007, 11:24 AM
i want to see a roger-tommy match...!

Yappa
06-29-2007, 11:40 AM
Come on, Tommy. Take out, Tursunov.

<Eve>
06-29-2007, 12:02 PM
:rain: so it will take longer before he starts :sad:

martine2
06-29-2007, 03:06 PM
He just won the 2nd set! 6-4
First set was a disaster 1-6 but he seems to have recovered :yeah:

Didn't see the 1st set, but he had to call the trainer in the 2nd.
Something with his stomach?

TommyB.
06-29-2007, 03:35 PM
I don't know what happened because I followed the scoreboard.

Well, fortunately 1:1 in sets. I guess he played better in the end.

<Eve>
06-29-2007, 05:11 PM
You can watch Haas live!!! :woohoo:

www.channelsurfing.net (http://www.channelsurfing.net) UK Coverage #2 It took me a lot of time before getting in (it said 'channel offline' or something like that) but keep on trying and you'll get in!! :yeah:

16681
06-29-2007, 05:15 PM
Tommy won the 3rd Set also, but the Live Score site I'm looking at shows 3-2 Dimi in the 4th Set. I can't watch the Wimbledon live score because you need a Flash that my equipment doesn't have :sad: Our TV coverage is the Blake/JC Match then they go to the Gonzo/Janko Match so I can't see Tommy at all :sad:

16681
06-29-2007, 05:21 PM
You can watch Haas live!!! :woohoo:

www.channelsurfing.net (http://www.channelsurfing.net) UK Coverage #2 It took me a lot of time before getting in (it said 'channel offline' or something like that) but keep on trying and you'll get in!! :yeah:
My equipment won't let me use that either :ras: :rolleyes:

<Eve>
06-29-2007, 05:30 PM
He Won He Won He Won!!!!!!


:woohoo: :aparty:

Ok so next round, great match aswell, Federer or Safin, lets hope it will be safin!!

<Eve>
06-29-2007, 05:32 PM
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8198/haastk8.jpg

16681
06-29-2007, 05:37 PM
Thanks for the pictures Tommy Girl :) :drool: And it was great for Tommy to get another win :woohoo: But why is he always so close to Roger in the draws :ras:

TommyB.
06-29-2007, 05:38 PM
Tommy :bigclap:

I couldn't watch the stream at work, but I saw the last game at home. :D

Round 4 in Wimbledon!! :worship:

<Eve>
06-29-2007, 05:40 PM
I don't know :sad:

But, I have to tell you, his play was pretty good!! He made some VERY great amazing points, in the rallies he was definately better than tursunov. Turs'. serve was better, incredibly hard serve :lol: but he also made a lot of unforced errors..

<Eve>
06-29-2007, 05:42 PM
Tommy :bigclap:

I couldn't watch the stream at work, but I saw the last game at home. :D

Round 4 in Wimbledon!! :worship:
Great isn't it!! Even if he plays Fed, I can't wait to see the match!! Wow.. it was so great to see him play after such a long time... think the last match I saw live was the AO or something like that...
I love the streams!! and i'm sure next match will be on primetime TV :D

<Eve>
06-29-2007, 05:42 PM
OMG -> look at the error i got, since when is this!? :scared:

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16681
06-29-2007, 05:46 PM
OMG -> look at the error i got, since when is this!? :scared:

The following errors occurred when this message was submitted:


The title that you have entered is too long (89 characters). Please shorten it to 85 characters long
It is the thread title the person who did it used too many characters in it. That was another change on the new design :sad:

<Eve>
06-29-2007, 05:49 PM
ahh ok... strange :scratch:

TommyB.
06-29-2007, 05:50 PM
I love the streams!! and i'm sure next match will be on primetime TV :D

And I hate scoreboards...it's horrible to watch it point by point, especially breakpoints. ;)

I hope they'll show a replay tonight.

<Eve>
06-29-2007, 05:57 PM
I hate the scoreboard aswell.... :o but when i was watching the stream, the scoreboard was pretty ok because it's about 1 min faster than the streams, so at BP i could see if tommy made the break :lol:

16681
06-29-2007, 07:04 PM
Roger just took the 1 Set from Safin 6-1 :ras: Safin looks like he isn't even there :sad:

Neely
06-29-2007, 11:12 PM
Didn't see the 1st set, but he had to call the trainer in the 2nd.
Something with his stomach?
As far as the commentator and myself understood the situation, he called the trainer because he asked for a painkiller for his shoulder. The trainer then called the doctor and they gave him a pill or something like that. Thanksfully it didn't appear to hamper him too much because he played great points and IMO served well.

I can't watch the Wimbledon live score because you need a Flash that my equipment doesn't have :sad:
Mae, you can't watch the very comfortable livescore device with all its great features, but you can still watch the simple scores almost real-time without the Flash plugin by using the normal html page. Go to this link: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/index2.html
You will find all the current matches there and with the actual score. But you have to refresh the page manually because without plug-in the scores are not updated automatically!

OMG -> look at the error i got, since when is this!? :scared:

The following errors occurred when this message was submitted:


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:confused: strange, I never got this! :scratch: Did you get this error message while sending a PM or sending a post? If so which post in what thread was it?

<Eve>
06-30-2007, 12:37 AM
I got it in this thread Neely, but Mae said it was because of the length of the title and not my message :)

16681
06-30-2007, 03:51 AM
Oh Neely that worries me about Tommy's shoulder :scared: Maybe he just shouldn't play Roger? And thanks for the information about the scoring that will help me big time :) Oh the message Tommy Girl got-- after the redesign the thread titles can only be so long. I forgot just where that information was posted here in MTF, but I clearly remember reading about it.

wenty
06-30-2007, 04:55 AM
Good work Tommy :woohoo: :banana: Good luck against Fed! :bounce:

TommyB.
06-30-2007, 10:17 AM
As far as the commentator and myself understood the situation, he called the trainer because he asked for a painkiller for his shoulder. The trainer then called the doctor and they gave him a pill or something like that.


His shoulder wasn't the problem (this time). It was his stomach, muscle problems. That's why he served something slow yesterday.

Well at least 2 days to recover.

Sean.J.S.
06-30-2007, 10:40 AM
Tommy in Wimbledon 4R for the first time. :aparty:

Federer will be tough, but Tommy is definitely in with a chance. :)

martine2
06-30-2007, 11:59 AM
His shoulder wasn't the problem (this time). It was his stomach, muscle problems. That's why he served something slow yesterday.

Well at least 2 days to recover.

Yes, good it wasn't the shoulder....

He got some painkillers (for the muscle pain I suppose) and when the trainer lifted his shirt there was some kind of a red medical patch on his belly. The trainer checked it but didn't do anything special.

Let's hope he's ok for the next match!

TommyB.
06-30-2007, 11:48 PM
Centre Court on Monday...or later. :o


Centre Court 11.00 am
1. Ladies' Singles
Justine Henin (BEL)[1] v. Patty Schnyder (SUI)[15]
2. Ladies' Singles
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)[10] v. Serena Williams (USA)[7]
3. Gentlemen's Singles
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Tommy Haas (GER)[13]
4. Gentlemen's Singles
Andy Roddick (USA)[3] v. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)

16681
07-01-2007, 08:54 AM
Gee why does Tommy always have to be so close to Roger in a Tournament :ras: Tommy has done well so far with all the time off due to his shoulder problem. But with little preparation for Wimbledon and now he seems to have another health problem this is not a good time for him to have to play Roger :crying2: But our Tommy is not only handsome I think he is a little crazy :crazy: I did a news search and found where Tommy said he was looking forward to playing Roger :eek: And that article didn't mention a health problem at all :confused:

16681
07-01-2007, 08:57 AM
Centre Court on Monday...or later. :o


Centre Court 11.00 am
1. Ladies' Singles
Justine Henin (BEL)[1] v. Patty Schnyder (SUI)[15]
2. Ladies' Singles
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)[10] v. Serena Williams (USA)[7]
3. Gentlemen's Singles
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Tommy Haas (GER)[13]
4. Gentlemen's Singles
Andy Roddick (USA)[3] v. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)

My bet is on Tuesday, if not later :p Why does it always rain at Wimbledon :rain:

Sean.J.S.
07-01-2007, 10:49 AM
I really like Tommy's attitude. In his interview after beating Tursunov, when asked if he felt like he had a shot against Roger, he replied, "Oh yeah, definitely." :cool:

Eden
07-01-2007, 12:28 PM
Thought to post this one here ;)


Haas ready to take on pain - and Federer

Once ranked No 2 in the world, the injury-prone German is now battling his body as well as the world’s best playersBarry Flatman
AMONG tennis’s most elite band, Tommy Haas is not to be envied. Once ranked as high as the second best player in the world his career has been an assortment of promise, achievement and awful injury. Now, having come back once again from excruciating pain that so nearly brought a premature end to his career, the German faces the task of being the latest hopeful to try to dethrone Roger Federer.

Haas’s catalogue of misfortune is one of the sad stories of the game. Blessed with the sort of single-fisted backhand that makes those who compile the coaching text book purr with delight, he has suffered for his art. Repeated problems with the rotator cuff in his right shoulder eventually required surgery and saw him miss all of 2003. This year he looked set to establish a long standing place back in the world’s top 10 after reaching January’s Australian Open semi-final and progressing to a last-four meeting with Federer in Dubai before contesting that bruising and memorable encounter with Andy Murray in Indian Wells.

Sadly, throughout it all he still felt pain in his shoulder and finally succumbed in the Rome Masters Series event two months ago when he was forced to quit his match with Radek Stepanek and sit out the ensuing French Open. Now risking another foray back in the competitive arena, he understands his major opponent is the suspicion with which he treats his own body rather than the magnitude of tomorrow’s imperious opponent who will be looking to extend his 31-match winning streak on the lawns of the All England Club.

“It’s like heartbreak when you have an injury again,” said Haas when he arrived at Wimbledon looking for his first victory of any kind since early April. “It scares you, especially when it’s the same shoulder. I went back to Florida to see if my physio there could get it back in shape. It took me four or five weeks to realise it was going nowhere so I came over to Germany to see my other specialist. He really helped me and gave me the chance to play here. So I just practised a couple of days before Wimbledon and here I am.”

In 2003, Haas tried to get the shoulder right. He had one operation in December 2002 and another the following July. Earlier in his career, it had been ankle injuries that undermined him. He broke his right ankle in 1995 and the left the following year.

Suspicions that he might be accident prone as well as unlucky were effectively confirmed when he sprained the muscles in the sole of his foot by treading on a ball during the Miami tournament, but despite it all there is considerable talent.

Early in his career he twice beat Federer in their first three meetings, denying the Swiss the chance of gold or silver in the Sydney Olympics semi-final before winning an enthralling five-set contest at the Australian Open.

Since then Federer has dominated, winning seven matches in a row against the 29-year-old German. But Nick Bollettieri, the wily old Floridian coach who was entrusted with schooling a 12-year-old Haas into the ways of the tennis world, insists he is still an opponent capable of unsettling the champion’s Wimbledon poise. “Tommy has always been a player of so much talent that it’s been tragic to see the injuries he’s suffered but his game matches up so well against Federer,” said Bollettieri.

In beating the powerful Russian, Dmitry Tursunov, in Wimbledon’s second round, Haas showed he is still capable of causing damage. “There was a time when Roger was more worried about playing him than Tommy thought about facing Roger,” continued the coach who propelled Andre Agassi to the Wimbledon title 15 years ago.

“Going into this match I believe Tommy could still cause a surprise or two. Maybe not win it, but certainly make Federer earn another win.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article2010099.ece

Eden
07-01-2007, 01:15 PM
Sad news:



Injured Haas out of Federer match

Haas's withdrawal means Federer will get a bye into the quarter-finals

Tommy Haas has been forced to pull out of his fourth-round Wimbledon singles match against Roger Federer because of a stomach injury.
The German 13th seed was due to face the reigning champion on Centre Court on Monday, but Federer will now earn a bye into the quarter-finals.
Haas sustained a torn muscle in his third-round win over Dmitry Tursunov.
Federer will face 2003 French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero or Janko Tipsarevic in the last eight.
Ironically, this was Haas's first tournament since retiring in the opening round of the Masters Series event in Rome in May with a shoulder injury.
This time the injury is a torn abdominal muscle and Haas explained: "I felt it in my previous match.
"I'm just going to go home now and get this thing under control. I will follow the rest of the tournament on TV.
"I wish I could have been on Centre Court but it's not to be. The way I was playing I think I'm one of the guys who could have been dangerous for Roger. It would have been a nice opportunity."
The 29-year-old has been plagued by injury problems, missing Wimbledon in 2002 and the whole of 2003 with shoulder injuries.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6258710.stm

I'm really sorry for Tommy. It should have been an entertaining match against Roger.

Get well soon :)

Yappa
07-01-2007, 01:19 PM
*edits the post*

This is terrible. :( First the shoulder and now the muscle pain. An endless cycle of injuries. :(
He was talking about the sharp pain, and it made me worry, but I hoped that a few days of rest would have been enough to recover. :sad:

Well, it's sad that the match against Roger won't happen, but it's not like he had a real shot to reach the QF. It's better than missing a match against an easier opponent, so we can't really talk about a wasted opportunity.

<Eve>
07-01-2007, 01:27 PM
Sad news:



Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6258710.stm

I'm really sorry for Tommy. It should have been an entertaining match against Roger.

Get well soon :)
OMG :eek:.... this can't be true... I can cry really... :bigcry: :bigcry:
i was so looking forward to it. how in the world is this possible...

<Eve>
07-01-2007, 01:32 PM
*edits the post*

This is terrible. :( First the shoulder and now the muscle pain. An endless cycle of injuries. :(
He was talking about the sharp pain, and it made me worry, but I hoped that a few days of rest would have been enough to recover. :sad:

Well, it's sad that the match against Roger won't happen, but it's not like he had a real shot to reach the QF. It's better than missing a match against an easier opponent, so we can't really talk about a wasted opportunity.

bull.. he was playing great.. he def. had an opportunity


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42448000/jpg/_42448498_haas203.jpg

Yappa
07-01-2007, 01:41 PM
Comparing Haas' and Federers matches these past days, I can't agree, sorry. Especially Federers serving was phenomenal these last days.

TommyB.
07-01-2007, 02:01 PM
Damn, it's always the same story! It means another injury break, he said something like 2-4 weeks. That makes me worry, no matter if he had a chance against Fed or not. :sad:

<Eve>
07-01-2007, 02:51 PM
Then we just don't agree four:love ;) but as tommyB said, the injury is the worst part... I hope he'll have a good doctor who knows how to treat it.. and then I just hope he'll be healthy again at the US open... :angel:

Leen.
07-01-2007, 03:01 PM
nooooooooooooooooo :( :(

TommyB.
07-01-2007, 03:10 PM
He'll fly back to Munich, and back to doc Eder who treat him before Wimbledon. Well it's a good decision. This stupid injuries, again and again, he can write a novel about it. :rolleyes:

<Eve>
07-01-2007, 03:23 PM
he should!! i'd love to have a book of him called 'How I won the US open after all the injuries' :D

Neely
07-01-2007, 04:30 PM
Damn it, I wished he could have played at least, but not "lose" this way before the match even started and with a bugging injury like that :sad:

Sean.J.S.
07-02-2007, 01:17 AM
WTF! :shout:

Tommy. :sobbing: I hope you recover soon enough for the US Open. :)

16681
07-02-2007, 05:13 AM
Tommy :sad: :bigcry: :crying2: :tears: He has plenty of time to get well before the U.S. Open, but I don't know how much time, once he is well, that it will take him to get back in shape to play Tennis. All those Tournaments leading up to the U.S. Open are the warm ups to that Tournament. And I can't see him ready to play in time to get much in the way of a warm up Tournament before the Open :sad: And I feel the same way about the U.S. Open as I did Wimbledon. If he hasn't played in a Tournament before the U.S. Open, he shouldn't play in the Open. Because his body won't be ready to play and he could end up with yet another injury :sad: Tommy rushes back to try to play too quickly. Take your time Tommy to get well and have your body in shape before you try to play a Tournament again--please :angel:

TommyB.
07-02-2007, 09:00 AM
It seems he won't be able to defend his title in Los Angeles (July 16-22). :sad:

Leen.
07-02-2007, 02:55 PM
omg!
the commentator on german tv has just said that tommy has a torn tummy muscle in the abdominal wall...it is about 2 cm!!!!!!!! and there were internal bleeding, too...that sounds so horrible!
i hope you understood what i mean, i had to look all these special anatomic words :)

martine2
07-02-2007, 07:13 PM
Poor Tommy :sad:
He must be quite a tough guy. It was clear he was hurting during his match, but he played on and nobody could tell the injury would be that bad.

Maybe it wasn't such a good idea from the trainer to give him the pain killers. It reduces the pain, but if you don't feel too much, you play on and the injury will get worse :sad:

Hope he takes enough time to recover now....

16681
07-02-2007, 08:24 PM
It seems he won't be able to defend his title in Los Angeles (July 16-22). :sad:
That was part of my thinking all along. If he hadn't pushed so hard to play at Wimbledon, he would have had a much better chance of picking up points and even wins at the start of the Summer Hard Court Season in the U.S. At the start the fields for those Tournaments are usually weak and now Tommy is going to miss that :crying2: And it sounds like he really tore his stomach up badly :bigcry:

16681
07-02-2007, 08:25 PM
omg!
the commentator on german tv has just said that tommy has a torn tummy muscle in the abdominal wall...it is about 2 cm!!!!!!!! and there were internal bleeding, too...that sounds so horrible!
i hope you understood what i mean, i had to look all these special anatomic words :)
We understand you and it does sound horrible :eek:

<Eve>
07-02-2007, 09:12 PM
omg!
the commentator on german tv has just said that tommy has a torn tummy muscle in the abdominal wall...it is about 2 cm!!!!!!!! and there were internal bleeding, too...that sounds so horrible!
i hope you understood what i mean, i had to look all these special anatomic words :):speakles: :speakles: :speakles: :scared: :help: that sounds horrible... internal bleedings?! 2 cm!? my god... get well soon haas...

<Eve>
07-02-2007, 09:16 PM
That was part of my thinking all along. If he hadn't pushed some hard to play at Wimbledon, he would have had a much better chance of picking up points and even wins at the start of the Summer Hard Court Season in the U.S. At the start the fields for those Tournaments are usually weak and now Tommy is going to miss that :crying2: And it sounds like he really tore his stomach up badly :bigcry:
i think he'll think twice before entering the tour again, probably think it over for a million times, after a lot of training.. i think we have to wait for a while to see him play again..

TommyB.
07-02-2007, 09:52 PM
Well Tommy tried it without preparation, and he reached his best career result at least. But another injury was the price.

I guess TMS Montreal or Cincinnati in August should be the next tournament. But it's just my humble opinion.

16681
07-03-2007, 06:27 AM
i think he'll think twice before entering the tour again, probably think it over for a million times, after a lot of training.. i think we have to wait for a while to see him play again..
Actually for once I hope we do have to wait a while to see him play again. Tommy get well first, get yourself physically prepared, and THEN play tennis :yeah:

16681
07-03-2007, 06:32 AM
Well Tommy tried it without preparation, and he reached his best career result at least. But another injury was the price.

I guess TMS Montreal or Cincinnati in August should be the next tournament. But it's just my humble opinion.
The price was much too high, if you ask me :sad: And does anyone even know what is done about a torn stomach muscle? Can anything be done or does it just heal naturally on its own :confused: I know nothing about this type of injury.

Leen.
07-03-2007, 08:47 AM
a german newspaper wrote that he can´t play for the next 6-8 months!!! so what about the us open????!!!

TommyB.
07-03-2007, 09:18 AM
a german newspaper wrote that he can´t play for the next 6-8 months!!! so what about the us open????!!!

Which newspaper? 6-8 months sounds a little bit strange, that would mean no more tournaments this year. I can't believe it. :shrug:

Leen.
07-03-2007, 11:08 AM
http://www.bild.t-online.de/BTO/sport/2007/07/03/haas-wimbledon/verletzung-schlimmer,geo=2084276.html

that´s the link

martine2
07-03-2007, 12:22 PM
It says 6 to 8 WEEKS (not months), but of course that's pretty long too :sad: .

The article also says it is a serious injury and he should be careful not to start playing again too soon, in order not to aggravate it.

TommyB.
07-03-2007, 04:02 PM
Thanks tennislady.

6-8 weeks, yes that's far too much!! :scared:

Damn, it can cost him the whole hardcout season including New York. Get well soon Tommy. :sad:

Neely
07-03-2007, 04:13 PM
not looking good, they say it's a 2.5cm long rupture! :eek:

Hasifan
07-03-2007, 04:28 PM
Poor Tommy, I'm so sad for him. :sad:
He plays well in Wimbledon and now with his injurie can't play :(
I'll hope he get well soon and make good return.

Leen.
07-03-2007, 05:24 PM
omg i am so sorry, of course i meant weeks but i didn´t see my mistake :eek: :eek:
sorry!!!...how embarrassing...:rolleyes: :tape: :retard: :awww: :banghead: :cuckoo: :smash: :unsure: :scared: :ignore:

16681
07-03-2007, 07:16 PM
omg i am so sorry, of course i meant weeks but i didn´t see my mistake :eek: :eek:
sorry!!!...how embarrassing...:rolleyes: :tape: :retard: :awww: :banghead: :cuckoo: :smash: :unsure: :scared: :ignore:
Don't worry about it we have all made mistakes :) Tommy made the biggest one trying to play Wimbledon as far as I'm concerned and now he is going to pay for it.
He is at least going to miss all those first easy Hard Court Tournaments where the fields are so weak and he may miss even more than that :eek: There goes his ranking for this year all because he just had to play Wimbledon :ras: