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Bad News: Haas out of Australia

12-22-2002, 02:54 AM
Haas out of Australia

Germany's Tommy Haas is to withdraw from the Australian Open in January after surgery on an injured shoulder. Haas, who reached the semi-finals last year, injured his right shoulder earlier this week while practising in Florida and went to New York to see a specialist.

He was found to have a tear in the rotator cuff in his right shoulder and had surgery on Thursday.

"Tommy is very disappointed," said Tony Godsick, the player's agent. "He was looking forward to starting the year off in Melbourne but is optimistic that he will be back on the court soon. He will start rehab in Florida as soon as he can."


what a shame that Tommy won't be playing in Australia next year, especially with all the points he has to defend. :( but the surgery will do him good and hopefully can prevent future shoulder problems for the German. get better soon, Tommy! ;)

12-24-2002, 06:15 AM
It's really a very bad news!

12-24-2002, 12:04 PM
Ohhh thats bad news considering in 2002 he reached the semis i was hoping in 2003 he could do one better and make the final..lets hope he can recover quickly and be back on tour soon.

12-26-2002, 08:09 PM
The Ao will never be as nice as the one of 2002 :sad:

Tommy get well soon :kiss:

01-02-2003, 02:39 PM
Oh Tommy :sad: wont be any more matches like the 4th round one last year!I hope you return soon and better than ever :)

01-02-2003, 10:18 PM
i like your new avatar, fleemke ;)

01-03-2003, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
i like your new avatar, fleemke ;)

It's a nice one I know ;):drool:

12-18-2003, 04:45 PM
Poor Tommy! He injuries himself so much. Is he ever gonna make a full recovery? :sad:

Here's some news I found on him today:

Tommy gunning for Kooyong
By Leo Schlink
19 December 03

GERMAN Tommy Haas has added further lustre to the glittering Commonwealth Bank International at Kooyong next month after accepting an invitation to be first alternate for the event.

Haas, 25, will support a starstudded field headed by Grand Slam champions Andre Agassi (Australian Open), Roger Federer (Wimbledon) and Andy Roddick (US Open) from January 14.

Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean, Argentine David Nalbandian, Moroccan Younes el Aynaoui and Americans Taylor Dent and Robbie Ginepri complete the field.

Haas, twice an Australian Open singles semi-finalist, will gain invaluable match practice if any of the event's luminaries are forced out through injury or illness.

The Commonwealth Bank International (January 14-16) is a vital precursor to the Australian Open (January 19-February 1) at Melbourne Park.