[Yahoo] Haas advances at Mercedes-Benz Cup (AP)

Rusty Backhand
07-27-2005, 03:16 AM
Tommy Haas of Germany played for the first time since tearing a ligament in his right ankle at Wimbledon and opened defense of his Mercedes-Benz Cup title by winning in straight sets Tuesday. Haas, fourth-seeded in the 32-player field, was a 6-4, 6-4 winner over 6-foot-10 Ivo Karlovic of Croatia. Haas will meet Xavier Malisse of Belgium in the second round and is a potential semifinal opponent for...