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Miami QF: T.Haas def. G.Simon 6-3 6-1

Lugburz
03-28-2013, 04:06 AM
another great night, reporting live from the moon :devil:

hipolymer
03-28-2013, 04:06 AM
it's insane how every player that faces Haas plays their worst possible game. Surely Ferrer won't be the next to do that.

StingSuperior
03-28-2013, 04:07 AM
1 pusher down, another waiting in the wings next round

Travod
03-28-2013, 04:07 AM
At least Simon smiled after that last point :(

SheepleBuster
03-28-2013, 04:07 AM
Pathetic Nole fans aside, I am glad for Haas. Amazing he is seeing some good results. Has been unlucky during his career and I just can't believe people who can't be happy for him. It baffles me the level of stupidity in this forum.

juan77
03-28-2013, 04:07 AM
Great win for Haas and a great day for tennis! Pusher Simon shown the door!

janko05
03-28-2013, 04:07 AM
bad news for Ferrer...he's going home

motorhead
03-28-2013, 04:08 AM
Simon is imho a bad match up for Hasi, still the legend managed to win this easily :worship::worship:

MuzzahLovah
03-28-2013, 04:08 AM
I thought I was watching a special on the history channel on the blitzkrieg.

leng jai
03-28-2013, 04:08 AM
Too bad Simon and his extraordinary tennis IQ could only manage 4 games.

This was a better performance than yesterday as Simon didn't give him anywhere near as many freebies. A masterclass at the net and somehow managed to out steady Simon in the long rallies.

Sham Kay
03-28-2013, 04:09 AM
That performance was just sex on a tennis court.

Geo
03-28-2013, 04:09 AM
Shitmon demolished :drool: :dance: when Haas is ON, he's great to watch. Everything seems to be clicking for him at the moment, and he had all the answers tonight. Such a stark contrast between the Haas who crashed out of the AO earlier this year and the Haas we are seeing at this tournament, as he seems to have a sense of clarity and calmness on court.

janko05
03-28-2013, 04:09 AM
Pathetic Nole fans aside, I am glad for Haas. Amazing he is seeing some good results. Has been unlucky during his career and I just can't believe people who can't be happy for him. It baffles me the level of stupidity in this forum.

I agree. You'd be the perfect example

MichaelKrep
03-28-2013, 04:10 AM
Another win for tennis.

sammy01
03-28-2013, 04:10 AM
Full credit to Haas he is playing great and importantly against Simon serving great. Gilles is basically handicapped right now of having no 1st serve, if he tries to hit it he misses by 6 feet, so it is a spun in 1st serve or kick 2nd serve.

Nice to see Haas playing so well.

Really hope Gilles can sort out his serving woes though, he literally needs to break 3 times at least to win a set because he is going to lose serve at least a couple of times a set with no serve.

hipolymer
03-28-2013, 04:10 AM
bad news for Ferrer...he's going home

bad news for Haas...he'll never be half the success that Ferrer is.

champras
03-28-2013, 04:11 AM
another great night, reporting live from the moon :devil:

But not a Moonball fiesta :lol:
Too easy for Tommy, Simon seemed to respect the veteran too much, even at the handshake at the end. But he's right, let's give him an opportunity to win it all with this cindarella run.
Now preserve the power for Pics!

SheepleBuster
03-28-2013, 04:11 AM
I agree. You'd be the perfect example

Coming from a Nole fan. You people are pathetic. All night bitching about Haas playing Simon instead of Nole. Then saying everyone plays bad against Haas like he can't play. You bunch have no class really. I am happy for Haas. I am not a fan of his per se but he deserves good results. He works hard from what I hear and has played so good so far. Why hate? I just don't get it.

leng jai
03-28-2013, 04:11 AM
That cross court slice and drop volley combo was objectively the most arousing thing I've seen all year.

Topspindoctor
03-28-2013, 04:11 AM
Haas in SF of masters 1000. Mug era :rolleyes:

Tricky_Forehand
03-28-2013, 04:11 AM
:woohoo: Tommy played a great match!!! And some of the points played were amazing!

I'm a fan of Ferrer also but if Haas continues this form...its going to be a short day on Friday for Ferrer. So happy for Tommy Haas and the week he is having. :woohoo:

rocketassist
03-28-2013, 04:11 AM
Superb.

Book that Sunday date Tommy.

Lugburz
03-28-2013, 04:12 AM
Too bad Simon and his extraordinary tennis IQ could only manage 4 games.

This was a better performance than yesterday as Simon didn't give him anywhere near as many freebies. A masterclass at the net and somehow managed to out steady Simon in the long rallies.

this sums it up beautifully :devil:

Although, gotta love Simon's attempts at coming to the net at the end of the match :lol:

Elaka Farmor
03-28-2013, 04:12 AM
Amazing performance from Haas again. Hope he can continue like this.

mike s.
03-28-2013, 04:13 AM
Haas just outplayed Gilles today. That was impressive. The only thing that's frustrating is the serve still isn't there so it handicaps him against the top guys because they can take cuts on every one of his service games. Oh well, nothing you can do but say too good and good luck the rest of the tournament.

leng jai
03-28-2013, 04:14 AM
Yeah, Simon isn't beating anyone top players with a serve like that.

T.M.Haas
03-28-2013, 04:14 AM
Injuries...:(

Zelyony
03-28-2013, 04:14 AM
Thank god :sobbing:
Tommy you're true legend.

janko05
03-28-2013, 04:15 AM
Coming from a Nole fan. You people are pathetic. All night bitching about Haas playing Simon instead of Nole. Then saying everyone plays bad against Haas like he can't play. You bunch have no class really. I am happy for Haas. I am not a fan of his per se but he deserves good results. He works hard from what I hear and has played so good so far. Why hate? I just don't get it.

no one hate Haas. those things are only in your head mate, believe me.

now, how about laying off the booze for awhile?

Lugburz
03-28-2013, 04:16 AM
I'm still trying to find a single flaw. This match couldn't have been played better against players like Simon.
Hopefully other players took some notes.

Elaka Farmor
03-28-2013, 04:16 AM
To see Haas in form is similar to see Jurassic park. Back from the dead :woohoo:

motorhead
03-28-2013, 04:17 AM
That cross court slice and drop volley combo was objectively the most arousing thing I've seen all year.

how about the lob to break in the second set opening? :worship::worship:

gorgo1986
03-28-2013, 04:18 AM
bad news for Haas...he'll never be half the success that Ferrer is.

Do you have a bitter taste in your mouth. :sad:

hipolymer
03-28-2013, 04:18 AM
These slow courts are benefiting old players like Haas, Ferrer, and Federer. If the courts were any faster, these old guys would get blown off the court.

Lugburz
03-28-2013, 04:20 AM
These slow courts are benefiting old players like Haas, Ferrer, and Federer. If the courts were any faster, these old guys would get blown off the court.

Do you realize what you just said? :lol: :lol: :lol:

mike s.
03-28-2013, 04:20 AM
I think the thing that surprised me the most was how consistent Haas was. Gilles said before the match he would draw him into long rallies because Tommy doesn't like it but he just didn't miss today, really impressive. Gilles probably should have changed game plans earlier in the second set and go for more down the line shots but it probably wouldn't have made a difference.

motorhead
03-28-2013, 04:21 AM
haters gonna hate

gorgo1986
03-28-2013, 04:22 AM
These slow courts are benefiting old players like Haas, Ferrer, and Federer. If the courts were any faster, these old guys would get blown off the court.

Haas looks fitter than Simon and Djokovic and was outhitting both, nice try though. :sad:

PorkBarrel
03-28-2013, 04:22 AM
Another masterclass from Tommy, even won a fair few of the long rallies. Lob to break Simon at the start of the second set had me drooling. :worship:

hipolymer
03-28-2013, 04:22 AM
Do you realize what you just sad? :lol: :lol: :lol:

What's wrong with what I said? Haas and Federer both enforce loopy top spin backhands and Ferrer is a pusher.

gorgo1986
03-28-2013, 04:23 AM
What's wrong with what I said? Haas and Federer both enforce loopy top spin backhands and Ferrer is a pusher.

and your a bitter clown. :wavey:

Lugburz
03-28-2013, 04:24 AM
What's wrong with what I said? Haas and Federer both enforce loopy top spin backhands and Ferrer is a pusher.

Haas enforcing loopy top spin bh? pls just stop you are killing me :lol:

DJ Soup
03-28-2013, 04:25 AM
Haasi was so horrible against Delpo at Indian Wells and now he's pulling these amazing performances...
What ate him?

Gris
03-28-2013, 04:25 AM
Great for Tommy.Just Amazing!


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leng jai
03-28-2013, 04:26 AM
Haasi was so horrible against Delpo at Indian Wells and now he's pulling these amazing performances...
What ate him?

Haas forgot to eat lunch before the Delpo match.

KaiserT
03-28-2013, 04:28 AM
Simon is imho a bad match up for Hasi, still the legend managed to win this easily :worship::worship:

He can be a bad matchup if he tries to hit through Simon, if he mixes it up smartly and uses slice/ and net approaches intelligently then it becomes a bad matchup for Simon.

Gilles level also dropped off quickly, didn't seem to have much fight in him after big push yesterday.

Henry Chinaski
03-28-2013, 04:28 AM
gftg

redshift36188
03-28-2013, 04:34 AM
bad news for Haas...he'll never be half the success that Ferrer is.
1x Proper Masters 1000
1x Grand Slam Cup Final
1x Silver Medal
#2 High Ranking

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rocketassist
03-28-2013, 04:37 AM
There's a Sunday date booked for Tommy and he needs to take it. Ferrer winning 2 out of 3 TMS playing no top 4 (Murray isn't looking good enough to beat Berdych on these courts) would be insanity.

Ackms421
03-28-2013, 04:39 AM
bad news for Haas...he'll never be half the success that Ferrer is.

Well Haas has been up to #2 in the world and won a tier 1 title. Ferrer has a single tier 1 title as well and has been up to #4.

Ferrer has won more matches for sure, but the difference with Haas is that throughout his career he had some chance of upsetting the best players at the biggest tournaments (and apparently still does). This is no danger of this with Ferrer and nor has there ever been.

It's awesome that Haas is doing so well. He beat Federer last year to win Halle before Roger went on to win Wimbledon and he beat Djokovic in the final of Halle in 2009 and at Wimbledon the same year, so apparently Haas can just turn it on every few years.

Lugburz
03-28-2013, 04:42 AM
Not jinxing anything but If Tommy takes the title somehow, he'll be only 100pts short from #10 Tipsarevic :lol:.. and 150 from Gasquet

Kyle_Johansen
03-28-2013, 04:45 AM
You could win 6-0 6-0 against Simon and you'd still have to contest three dozen 15+ shot rallies. He makes you earn it, that's for sure.

Dark Knight
03-28-2013, 04:49 AM
Haas does it again. :worship: now please win the title :)

Sham Kay
03-28-2013, 04:57 AM
Haas forgot to eat lunch before the Delpo match.

Haas ate Djokovic for lunch before this one. Makes sense.

Yolita
03-28-2013, 05:34 AM
I can't believe the way Tommy is playing in Miami! :worship:

Intelligent, beautiful, exciting tennis. He has all the shots and he seems to be making the right choice every single time. So effortlessly... Too good.

I hope he continues to play this way and that he wins the title! :hearts:

Kat_YYZ
03-28-2013, 06:05 AM
Simon is imho a bad match up for Hasi, still the legend managed to win this easily :worship::worship:

:confused: Haas now leads the H2H 5-1.

MTwEeZi
03-28-2013, 06:08 AM
it's insane how every player that faces Haas plays their worst possible game. Surely Ferrer won't be the next to do that.

:haha:

BroTree123
03-28-2013, 06:34 AM
Crap performance from Simon, but it's super to see Haas soaring. What a great week, in terms of Haas doing well anyway.

Allez
03-28-2013, 07:50 AM
Great to see Simon finally being pushed aside...

Slasher1985
03-28-2013, 07:56 AM
it's insane how every player that faces Haas plays their worst possible game. Surely Ferrer won't be the next to do that.

You're not really giving credit to where credit is due. I hope you're not upset on the fact that Nole lost and thus cast your hate on Haas, who played awesome tennis in both matches.

se7en
03-28-2013, 08:08 AM
One pusher at a time, Tommy :yeah:

scarecrows
03-28-2013, 08:32 AM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/Naranoc/smileys/fat-.gif

niff
03-28-2013, 08:56 AM
:confused: Haas now leads the H2H 5-1.

:lol:

Tommy saving tennis single handedly :hearts:

GSMnadal
03-28-2013, 08:59 AM
Sofort!

Shame Gilles lost, but credit to old Tommy. Now save tennis ffs and take out the vulture

STUHL
03-28-2013, 09:01 AM
4 Down 2 to go. :worship:

henke007
03-28-2013, 09:06 AM
Thank you Haas for saving tennis and following up your great scalp:sobbing::bowdown:

latso
03-28-2013, 09:44 AM
very, very happy about this result

Haas' game when on is the illustration of what exciting tennis is.

Please go all the way Tommy

cveks
03-28-2013, 10:02 AM
I am Nole fan and I would like Haas to win this masters in Miami. He deserves it.

Orka_n
03-28-2013, 10:08 AM
Just take the title you legend.

Slasher1985
03-28-2013, 10:29 AM
Haas, the true GOAT in tennis. Having the power to do such a comeback at 35 is beyond incredible. I hope he can find happiness and still live at least part of his dream even at such a late age for sports.

cveks
03-28-2013, 10:35 AM
weak era? yeah right....

this is strongest era ever.

Burrow
03-28-2013, 10:39 AM
These slow courts are benefiting old players like Haas, Ferrer, and Federer. If the courts were any faster, these old guys would get blown off the court.

Considering Haas and Federer are more powerful than Djokovic, Nadal and Murray, (even at this stage in their careers, during their prime it is even more conclusive) I doubt it.

retister
03-28-2013, 10:40 AM
Well Haas has been up to #2 in the world and won a tier 1 title. Ferrer has a single tier 1 title as well and has been up to #4.

Ferrer has won more matches for sure, but the difference with Haas is that throughout his career he had some chance of upsetting the best players at the biggest tournaments (and apparently still does). This is no danger of this with Ferrer and nor has there ever been.

It's awesome that Haas is doing so well. He beat Federer last year to win Halle before Roger went on to win Wimbledon and he beat Djokovic in the final of Halle in 2009 and at Wimbledon the same year, so apparently Haas can just turn it on every few years.
Guess nobody remembers anymore how back in 2011 David prevented a Rafa slam and probably a bunch of other GS titles to follow. Admittedly, Nadal was hurt back then, but it still takes a special performance to beat him even when he is not 100%. The guy would probably be an undisputed GOAT by now had things gone differently that day.

leng jai
03-28-2013, 10:44 AM
Considering Haas and Federer are more powerful than Djokovic, Nadal and Murray, (even at this stage in their careers, during their prime it is even more conclusive) I doubt it.

Why bother with a genius who refers to Haas' backhand as high and loopy?

Orka_n
03-28-2013, 10:52 AM
weak era? yeah right....

this is strongest era ever.A declined 35 year old Haas is whipping top tenners of this era left and right and you use this as an argument that THIS era is strong? :crazy:

Jelena
03-28-2013, 10:55 AM
Nice to see that result :D

RIboy
03-28-2013, 11:03 AM
TOP 15 baaaaaaby :worship:

Topspindoctor
03-28-2013, 11:25 AM
A declined 35 year old Haas is whipping top tenners of this era left and right and you use this as an argument that THIS era is strong? :crazy:

Yeah a couple of fluke wins is now 'whipping left and right' :rolleyes: 100% guarantee Haas will mug out at a slam


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gorgo1986
03-28-2013, 11:31 AM
Yeah a couple of fluke wins is now 'whipping left and right' :rolleyes: 100% guarantee Haas will mug out at a slam


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Dude, call quits already. Your making yourself look so pathetic. :o Tommy Haas deserves his success just like Nadal. You on the other hand look like some loser who has way too much times on his hands. :o

Topspindoctor
03-28-2013, 11:34 AM
Dude, call quits already. Your making yourself look so pathetic. :o Tommy Haas deserves his success just like Nadal. You on the other hand look like some loser who has way too much times on his hands. :o

Deserves? What is this, magical land of Oz? Maybe if Haas was as talented as people say he'd reach a slam final


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gorgo1986
03-28-2013, 11:39 AM
Deserves? What is this, magical land of Oz? Maybe if Haas was as talented as people say he'd reach a slam final


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Maybe if you shut your mouth, give a player his props for playing at this level at the age of 35 and stopped being annoying people would not bash Nadal and his fans. Muglike behavior if you ask me.:o

Topspindoctor
03-28-2013, 11:44 AM
Maybe if you shut your mouth, give a player his props for playing at this level at the age of 35 and stopped being annoying people would not bash Nadal and his fans. Muglike behavior if you ask me.:o

Nadal is hated because he exposed 'goat' and beat him mercilessly by Nosetards. Plus why should an overhyped player be respected? He has done nothing in his career unlike Nadal who is a true talent as proven by results unlike Haas


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Burrow
03-28-2013, 11:45 AM
I hate to delve into this, but I can't help but notice that generally there is such a large distinction between the attitude of those who like Haas and then those who like Nadal, Djokovic and Murray (and Federer to a lesser extent). And we're talking about grown men here (and women - with NoleFan).

Orka_n
03-28-2013, 11:45 AM
Yeah a couple of fluke wins is now 'whipping left and right' :rolleyes: 100% guarantee Haas will mug out at a slam Possibly, but who cares. That wasn't my point. Haas is 35, he shouldn't even be in the top 30 according to the "weak Fed era" arguers, much less beat the current world #1 in straights. And the reason he never reached a slam final could be because he, shockingly enough, actually had tough competetion when he was in his prime. That and the injuries of course.

Burrow
03-28-2013, 11:47 AM
Possibly, but who cares. That wasn't my point. Haas is 35, he shouldn't even be in the top 30 according to the "weak Fed era" arguers, much less beat the current world #1 in straights. And the reason he never reached a slam final could be because he, shockingly enough, actually had tough competetion when he was in his prime. That and the injuries of course.

Which included the weather, funnily enough. Wasn't it you, Leng Jai, who told me that Haas had a sleep during the break in the 2002 AO SF?

asmazif
03-28-2013, 11:56 AM
OK this is glorious... I don't care how, but please casually take your second masters 12 years after your first :bowdown:

first time he's even reached a SF in basically 7 years ffs.

Orka_n
03-28-2013, 11:57 AM
Which included the weather, funnily enough. Wasn't it you, Leng Jai, who told me that Haas had a sleep during the break in the 2002 AO SF?:scratch:
I never said that. And are you saying Leng Jai and I are the same person btw? :lol: Never heard that one before. But well, if I'm supposed to be a double account I wouldn't mind if I was Leng's.

Burrow
03-28-2013, 12:00 PM
:scratch:
I never said that. And are you saying Leng Jai and I are the same person btw? :lol: Never heard that one before. But well, if I'm supposed to be a double account I wouldn't mind if I was Leng's.

I know you're not a double account, I was asking Leng Jai about the second part of my post. Sorry for the confusion.

Burrow
03-28-2013, 12:02 PM
OK this is glorious... I don't care how, but please casually take your second masters 12 years after your first :bowdown:

first time he's even reached a SF in basically 7 years ffs.

He had a massive chance in Paris in 2006 to win the title when he retired against Hrbaty. I remember Peter Fleming saying afterwards "He should've just stayed on court, Hrbaty could've rolled an ankle or anything out there." :o

Orka_n
03-28-2013, 12:06 PM
I know you're not a double account, I was asking Leng Jai about the second part of my post. Sorry for the confusion.Ah, I see. :)

atennisfan
03-28-2013, 12:16 PM
Guess nobody remembers anymore how back in 2011 David prevented a Rafa slam and probably a bunch of other GS titles to follow. Admittedly, Nadal was hurt back then, but it still takes a special performance to beat him even when he is not 100%. The guy would probably be an undisputed GOAT by now had things gone differently that day.

:rolls:
:rolls:
:rolls:

Ackms421
03-28-2013, 12:53 PM
Guess nobody remembers anymore how back in 2011 David prevented a Rafa slam and probably a bunch of other GS titles to follow. Admittedly, Nadal was hurt back then, but it still takes a special performance to beat him even when he is not 100%. The guy would probably be an undisputed GOAT by now had things gone differently that day.

Ferrer did not prevent it. Nadal was injured but it was such an important match he played anyway. That was a turning point in Nadal's career, but it didn't have anything to do with Ferrer. Nadal's body broke down and Ferrer happened to be the warm body on the other side of the net when it happened.

RandomChiller
03-28-2013, 01:04 PM
Come on Haas, make us proud!

heya
03-28-2013, 01:36 PM
Haas played like crap 6-8 years ago, but he also beat
the so-called top 2 player Roddick. He was mentally & physically bad. He admitted he liked fast food.
It wasn't because his other 2003-6 opponents were contenders in Masters & Slams. Top 10 guys lost every round of big events, except clay ones.

atennisfan
03-28-2013, 01:51 PM
1x Proper Masters 1000
1x Grand Slam Cup Final
1x Silver Medal
#2 High Ranking

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you trying to talk sense and facts with a hipponoletroll?

they never watched tennis before 2011.

Orka_n
03-28-2013, 01:56 PM
Ferrer did not prevent it. Nadal was injured but it was such an important match he played anyway. That was a turning point in Nadal's career, but it didn't have anything to do with Ferrer. Nadal's body broke down and Ferrer happened to be the warm body on the other side of the net when it happened.Bunch of nonsense. The winning player always deserves at least some credit. And btw, if Nadal was feeling THAT terrible, he would have retired.

nole_no1
03-28-2013, 02:12 PM
I'm glad to see he was still very focused even after a win against the world no. 1. Nice beatdown Tommy :yeah: A final would be incredible

born_on_clay
03-28-2013, 03:06 PM
congrats Tommy :banana:

Gabe32
03-28-2013, 03:46 PM
Anyone notice Haas standing REALLY far inside the baseline for everyone's 2nd serve?? Did it for Djokovic and Simon at least. Haven't seen his other matches this tourney.

Lugburz
03-28-2013, 03:47 PM
Anyone notice Haas standing REALLY far inside the baseline for everyone's 2nd serve?? Did it for Djokovic and Simon at least. Haven't seen his other matches this tourney.

Ahm that's typical Haas return on the 2nd serve.

TigerTim
03-28-2013, 03:57 PM
I thought I was watching a special on the history channel on the blitzkrieg.

That performance was just sex on a tennis court.

Another win for tennis.

That cross court slice and drop volley combo was objectively the most arousing thing I've seen all year.

:haha: :yeah:

Marcoo
03-28-2013, 04:04 PM
Cool match it was, can't wait to see him in the semi :)

nolesfan2011
03-28-2013, 04:41 PM
great match from Haasi, not sure why Simon even showed up.. brilliant stuff

VamosRafaNadal
03-28-2013, 04:51 PM
Incredible match, a confortable win of Tommy against a player that likes to play long rallies and is tough to win always. Proud of Haas performance :) Come on Tommy, keep going!

ossie
03-28-2013, 05:01 PM
Dedicated to leng jai. Ferrer is the end of the line though. The party is over, everybody go home.

Lugburz
03-28-2013, 05:33 PM
Haas has played an immaculate top-tennis since he was led 3-0 0-40 on his serve by Dolgopolov : since then 6-0 6-2 against Dolgopolov (who wasn't playing bad), 6-2 6-4 against Djokovic, 6-3 6-1 against Simon.

He leads 5-1 against Simon and uses against him the same tactics as Youzhny does : patient mind, building points and evaluating the effect of his shots rather than going for it too early, looking for precision and variety with sliced and down-the-line backhands, good volleys.

There are actually quite some similarities between Haas and Youzhny. The main difference is that Haas has a better serve and is more stable, esp. physically.

Against Ferrer, it will be tough but he can definitely do it.

And yet some people call that simple game :lol:

Mountaindewslave
03-28-2013, 07:10 PM
Well Haas has been up to #2 in the world and won a tier 1 title. Ferrer has a single tier 1 title as well and has been up to #4.

Ferrer has won more matches for sure, but the difference with Haas is that throughout his career he had some chance of upsetting the best players at the biggest tournaments (and apparently still does). This is no danger of this with Ferrer and nor has there ever been.

It's awesome that Haas is doing so well. He beat Federer last year to win Halle before Roger went on to win Wimbledon and he beat Djokovic in the final of Halle in 2009 and at Wimbledon the same year, so apparently Haas can just turn it on every few years.

both have won about the exact same amount of matches but yes Ferrer has a bunch more MM titles.
Haas is much older though but also missed many seasons of his career due to injury while Ferrer has had no big season misses so that evens that out

David is more athleticly gifted and Haas certainly has more of the talent but both great players

Haas IMO more impressive ATM just given his age, 35 is insane to be played well in the last few decades, Agassi is the last to do it. and awesome that Tommy's wins are like an early birthday present given it's right around the corner :wavey: ;)

Mountaindewslave
03-28-2013, 07:13 PM
Haas has played an immaculate top-tennis since he was led 3-0 0-40 on his serve by Dolgopolov : since then 6-0 6-2 against Dolgopolov (who wasn't playing bad), 6-2 6-4 against Djokovic, 6-3 6-1 against Simon.

He leads 5-1 against Simon and uses against him the same tactics as Youzhny does : patient mind, building points and evaluating the effect of his shots rather than going for it too early, looking for precision and variety with sliced and down-the-line backhands, good volleys.

There are actually quite some similarities between Haas and Youzhny. The main difference is that Haas has a better serve and is more stable, esp. physically.

Against Ferrer, it will be tough but he can definitely do it.

beat Dolgopolov 6-3 6-2 just saying
it's the variety that's killing them, and the same idea will hurt Ferrer, David can play poorly when opponents mix things up, hitting over him, around him, past him, into him, etc. just watch his matches with Federer who obviously like Haas has a very all court game, David doesn't know what to do
of course Ferrer has the athletic benefit, hopefully Tommy is not getting tired despite his matches being relatively short! drink that energy drink TOmmy :yeah: (not really, those things are awful for you, maybe eat his veggies is what I mean) :)

Lestat
03-28-2013, 10:11 PM
it's insane how every player that faces Haas plays their worst possible game. Surely Ferrer won't be the next to do that.

you said the same when delpo def. novak in IW, then when haas def. Novak and now this... you are one of the worst nole-tards around.

good luck rooting for Ferrer tomorrow LOL

deyaT87
03-29-2013, 12:40 AM
:woohoo:
It would be great if he manage to win the title.
He was so unlucky during his career,maybe it's time to win something big now ;)

FedererBulgaria
03-29-2013, 01:17 AM
Go for the title !