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angela
10-25-2006, 01:08 AM
Tommy Haas Joins James Blake for 2007 Delray Beach ITC
U.S. Open quarterfinalists Tommy Haas and James Blake, a pair of Florida residents who both reside among the top 15 ATP players in the world, will be among the stars to watch in the 2007 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. Last month the German-born Haas joined Blake in committing to play in the January 27-February 4 tournament, which is celebrating its 15th year.

Ticket packages for the 32-player ATP event, the first of 2007 in the U.S, are on sale and can be purchased by calling the Delray Beach ITC box office at 561-330-6000, on-line at www.YellowTennisBall.com or through Ticketmaster.

Haas defeated 2005 champion Xavier Malisse 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5) last February to win the first of his three ATP titles this season. A 43-17 record has given him the fifth Top 20 finish of his career, and a continued remarkable comeback from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the 2003 season.

“I’m very much looking forward to returning to Delray Beach,” said Haas, who has trained fulltime at the Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton since he was 13 years old. “In a lot of ways winning Delray Beach was key to the successes I’ve enjoyed in 2006.”

Blake, who beat No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic in the Bangkok final this month for his fourth ATP title of 2006, is 50-21 and ranked No. 6 in this season’s ATP Champions Race. He is in good position to secure his first-ever berth in the Tennis Master’s Cup that features year-end competition between the top eight players in the world.

With Haas’ ranking at No. 14, tournament director Mark Baron has a draw that could include a pair of world Top 10 players—a first for Delray Beach.
“With James and Tommy already committed to returning and potentially both being in the Top 10, we’re looking forward to what could be our best draw ever,” said Baron. “That possibility has us very excited as we continue to build on the successes of our last tournament.”

yumo
10-25-2006, 01:48 AM
Federer headlines top field at Kooyong
October 24 2006 at 07:33AM

Melbourne - World No 1 Roger Federer has confirmed he will play in Melbourne's Kooyong Classic in the run-up to the Australian Open in January, the organisers said on Tuesday.

The Swiss ace will headline an international field including Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic, Argentina's David Nalbandian, American Andy Roddick, Tommy Haas, Radek Stepanek, Andy Murray and Marat Safin.

"I'm delighted with the quality of the field," said tournament director Colin Stubs.

It will be the fourth appearance for Federer at Kooyong, a round-robin exhibition event used by players as preparation for the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.

The Kooyong Classic, which Roddick won this year, runs from January 10-13, ahead of the Australian Open from January 15-28.

"The club is thrilled to again see the world's top players return to Kooyong, the spiritual home of Australian tennis," said Peter Quinn, president of the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

16681
10-25-2006, 04:07 AM
Thanks angela and yumo :) We already know some of Tommy's plans for 2007 :D Of course, I know Tommy likes to play both those events :yippee:

Leen.
10-25-2006, 08:50 AM
What is his next tournament?

16681
10-25-2006, 04:14 PM
What is his next tournament?
After St. Petersburg which is where he is right now he goes to the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, France. The dates are 10/30 - 11/5.

angela
10-26-2006, 01:14 AM
Starace will play either Russian wild card Igor Kunitsyn or fourth-seeded Tommy Haas, who knocked out Serbian qualifier Nenad Zimonjic 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-3 in two hours and nine minutes.

Haas, currently No. 12 in the INDESIT ATP 2006 Race, must reach the semifinals to add to his points total. The German has won three ATP titles this season in Delray Beach (d. Malisse), Memphis (d. Soderling) and Los Angeles (d. Tursunov).

sploush
11-16-2006, 01:51 PM
Haas will play in Memphis Memphis in Feb to defend his title

16681
11-16-2006, 03:54 PM
Haas will play in Memphis Memphis in Feb to defend his title
I hope he does defend his title :D

yumo
11-19-2006, 01:48 AM
Haas joins celebrity lineup for Swingtime

Daily News staff
Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tommy Haas, the world's No. 11 ranked tennis players, has confirmed he will join this year's celebrity field for the eighth annual Swingtime — A Pro-Celebrity Pro-Am Tennis & Golf Tournament —Benefiting the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation in Naples.

For the second consecutive year, Stock Development will host the event on Saturday and Sunday which includes a tennis pro-am, golf pro-am tournament, a tennis exhibition with stars from the ATP and WTA Tours and "An Evening with the Stars" gala.

"I am excited about being part of Swingtime. My schedule has never allowed me to attend and I am happy that this year I could accept the invitation to help a great cause" Haas said. "I look forward to visiting Naples and playing in the tennis exhibition."

Haas joins an "A-list" of tennis celebrities that will make the scene at this year's Swingtime. Among the other players that will join in the action-packed Swingtime weekend are: grand slam champions Chris Evert and Jennifer Capriati, former world No. 1 Jim Courier, two-time Grand Slam finalist Todd Martin, former top 10 player Aaron Krickstein, current tour players Mardy Fish, Taylor Dent and Jamea Jackson.

Other former tennis stars on the 2006 are: Swingtime host Tom Gullikson, Naples resident Johan Kriek, Kathy Rinaldi, Gigi Fernandez, Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, Lori McNeil, Harold Solomon, Wendy Turnbull, Jimmy Arias, Ricardo Acuna and Owen Davidson.

"Swingtime is great because it brings together a lot of old friends who Tim and I knew from the tennis tour, plus the Foundation gets to introduce our mission to today's stars such as Tommy," said Swingtime host Tom Gullikson. "Tommy has won 10 titles on tour and hopefully he can add the Swingtime exhibition title to his collection."

The Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation was established in 1995 by the Gulliksons, both former world-class tennis pros and distinguished coaches, after Tim was diagnosed with malignant brain tumors. Tim Gullikson, who as a coach helped establish Pete Sampras as the top player in the world, died in 1996, at age 44, after losing his battle with the disease.

The Foundation's mission is to fund care and support programs to assist brain-tumor patients and their families in managing the physical, emotional and social challenges presented by the illness. Among other things, the Foundation funds information and support phone lines for brain tumor patients and their families, sends children who are brain tumor survivors to camp, and gives college scholarships to students who have been affected by brain tumors.

Swingtime offers participants numerous activities to be a part of including a Round-Robin Tennis Pro-Am and Tennis Exhibition at The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort, a Golf Pro-Am Tournament at Olde Cypress, and "An Evening With The Stars" Swingtime Gala presented by Allen Systems Group at Naples Grande Resort & Club. All of these activities provide Swingtime patrons with the opportunity to hobnob with the many professional athletes and celebrities that take part in the weekend.

Tickets for Saturday's tennis exhibition, which begins at 1 p.m. cost $75 for a Box Seat ($67.50 for USTA members) and $40 for a General Admission Seat ($36 for USTA members). Box seat packages are also available for $400 and include four box seat tickets, two parking passes and a listing in the Event Program.

Also available are individual tickets for the Swingtime Gala presented by ASG for $250, while sponsoring a table of 10 costs $2500. There are many other packages available for not only the tennis exhibition, but to take part in the tennis pro-am and/or golf pro-am tournament.

For tennis exhibition tickets, call TicketMaster at 239-334-3309.

For more information about Swingtime and how to attend the Swingtime Gala or participate in the Tennis Pro-am and/or Golf Pro-Am Tournament, call C & H Events, Inc. at 649-7171 or 561-394-9190 or visit www.chevents.com. For information on the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation please visit their Web site at gulliksonfoundation.org.

16681
11-19-2006, 04:35 AM
Thanks for the article yumo :)

angela
11-19-2006, 06:15 PM
Thanks Yumo :)

16681
11-19-2006, 09:00 PM
I wonder how the event went in Florida? It would be nice, if we could find some pictures from the exhibition.

Leen.
12-10-2006, 11:02 AM
Does anybody know what´s up with Tommy´s website? :confused:
If you try to visit it: The domain "www.tommyhaas.com" is not available...

Alexiana
12-10-2006, 11:17 AM
Does anybody know what´s up with Tommy´s website? :confused:
If you try to visit it: The domain "www.tommyhaas.com" is not available...

He didn't update it since LA, so maybe they are doing an relaunch. They had a new design for a very short time but then they went back to the old one. Maybe they are now switching

tom&ni
12-10-2006, 10:12 PM
Does anybody know what´s up with Tommy´s website? :confused:
If you try to visit it: The domain "www.tommyhaas.com" is not available...

He always updates his site at the end of the year, the same happened last year. I hope it's better than last year's. :rolleyes:

16681
12-13-2006, 03:42 AM
He always updates his site at the end of the year, the same happened last year. I hope it's better than last year's. :rolleyes:
Tommy needs some help on his website I think. After all he is busy with tennis. I would love to know how to get that job :devil:

angela
12-13-2006, 12:28 PM
Me too

16681
12-14-2006, 05:54 AM
Me too
:lol: I knew I wouldn't be the only one wanting that job :)

<Eve>
12-18-2006, 11:02 AM
that job is mine!!!!!!! :hearts: :lol: :lol: ;)
but what's the problem with tommy's site? i can't find/open it anymore!!! :shrug:

16681
12-19-2006, 04:07 AM
that job is mine!!!!!!! :hearts: :lol: :lol: ;)
but what's the problem with tommy's site? i can't find/open it anymore!!! :shrug:
I don't know :unsure: Since I had read here how outdated it was I haven't even tried going to the site :shrug:

<Eve>
12-20-2006, 03:57 PM
hmmpf.. :shrug: maybe they're updating it and will it be online again when tommy starts playing again!!! :D

16681
12-21-2006, 04:05 AM
hmmpf.. :shrug: maybe they're updating it and will it be online again when tommy starts playing again!!! :D
Well it really needed updating the last time I went to the site which was months ago. Because all the entries were months behind when I last went there :p I hope that made some sense :lol:

Leen.
12-23-2006, 06:00 PM
Yahoo, Tommy´s page is online again and completely new!!
I hope he will update it regulary :clap2:
www.tommyhaas.com

Sean.J.S.
12-24-2006, 01:31 AM
:dance: :bigclap: :dance: :bigclap: :dance:

16681
12-24-2006, 03:06 AM
:dance: :bigclap: :dance: :bigclap: :dance:
I agree :yeah: BTW that is a great picture of Andy for your Avatar :D

<Eve>
12-24-2006, 04:05 PM
wow great news!!! :worship: :bigclap: :woohoo:

Alexiana
12-28-2006, 07:50 PM
Tournament Schedule

01.10 - 01.13
AAMI Classic - Kooyong

01.15 - 01.28
Australian Open - Melbourne

01.29 - 02.04
International Tennis Championships - Delray Beach

02.09 - 02.11
Davis Cup - Germany vs Croatia - Krefeld

02.19 - 02.25
Regions Morgan Keegan Championships - Memphis

02.26 - 03.04
Dubai Tennis Championships - Dubai

03.05 - 03.18
Pacific Life Open - Tennis Masters Series - Indian Wells

03.19 - 04.01
Sony Ericsson Open - Tennis Masters Series - Miami

04.09 - 04.15
US Men´s Clay Court Championships - Houston

04.16 - 04.22
Monte Carlo - Tennis Masters Series - Monaco

04.30 - 05.06
BMW Open - München

05.07 - 05.13
Internazionali BNL d'Italia - Rome

05.14 - 05.20
Tennis Masters Series - Hamburg

05.21 - 05.27
World Team Cup - Düsseldorf

05.28 - 06.10
French Open - Paris

06.11 - 06.17
Gerry Weber Open - Halle

06.25 - 07.08
All England Championships - Wimbledon

07.16 - 07.22
Countrywide Classic - Los Angeles

07.23 - 07.29
RCA Championships - Indianapolis

08.06 - 08.12
Rogers Masters - Montreal

08.13 - 08.19
Western&Southern Financial Group Masters - Cincinnati

08.27 - 09.09
US Open - New York

10.15 - 10.21
Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid - Madrid

10.29 - 11.04
BNP Paribas Masters - Paris-Bercy

11.05 - 11.11
Tennis Masters Cup - Shanghai

16681
12-28-2006, 10:16 PM
Wow :eek: Our Tommy is going to be very busy :) Thanks for posting :D
I just hope and pray he can stay healthy and avoid injury in 2007 :angel:

tom&ni
04-27-2007, 02:11 PM
Where is Tommy? :confused:

TommyB.
04-28-2007, 09:11 AM
Where is Tommy? :confused:

Munich ;)

tom&ni
04-28-2007, 09:58 PM
Munich ;)

Thanks, I lost all track of him ;)

Leen.
05-14-2007, 06:16 PM
eurosport said that tommy hopes that he is able to play düsseldorf. the rehab works pretty good...

16681
05-14-2007, 09:31 PM
eurosport said that tommy hopes that he is able to play düsseldorf. the rehab works pretty good...
Oh I hope so :) :angel:

TommyB.
05-18-2007, 08:25 PM
Tommy isn't able to play Düsseldorf. :sad: Florian Mayer replaces him.

No info about Roland Garros.

Sean.J.S.
05-19-2007, 04:59 AM
Oh god. :sad:

I hope he is ok for RG and Wimbledon. :unsure:

16681
05-24-2007, 04:20 AM
Oh god. :sad:

I hope he is ok for RG and Wimbledon. :unsure:
Well now we know about RG :bigcry:

higherlaw
07-11-2007, 05:10 PM
tommy will play washington! www.leggmasontennisclassic.com

<Eve>
07-11-2007, 05:47 PM
tommy will play washington! www.leggmasontennisclassic.com (http://www.leggmasontennisclassic.com)
thanks for the news!!!

So apparently his injury isn't as bad as everybody thought :unsure:

16681
07-12-2007, 04:29 AM
thanks for the news!!!

So apparently his injury isn't as bad as everybody thought :unsure:
Or is this our Tommy making yet another mistake :rolleyes:

16681
07-12-2007, 05:15 AM
The D.C. Tournament starts July 30th :eek: And I can't even find out officially if Tommy has indeed pulled out of the L.A. Tournament?

TommyB.
07-12-2007, 01:39 PM
That means he asked for a WC in Washington.

Probably he'll try his comeback there (hopefully)! Why not Mae? Tommy's doc said a break of 2-4 weeks...and 2 weeks are almost over. Nobody knows what happened the last days.

kiwi10is
07-12-2007, 02:40 PM
He didn`t withdrew from Los Angeles yet. Still on the official acceptance list ;-)

16681
07-12-2007, 07:01 PM
That means he asked for a WC in Washington.

Probably he'll try his comeback there (hopefully)! Why not Mae? Tommy's doc said a break of 2-4 weeks...and 2 weeks are almost over. Nobody knows what happened the last days.
Well I read 2-4 weeks, but I also read 6-8 weeks on the injury. But it seems like to me Tommy will be doing the same thing he did at Wimbledon. Going in without preparation time for his tennis or his body. The tennis part doesn't concern me all that much because Tommy has been playing Tennis so long he doesn't really need a lot of time for his tennis game. But the conditioning of his body after the injury has healed is what concerns me.
The bright spot I see with a regular Tournament is less sets to play for a win.

16681
07-12-2007, 07:03 PM
He didn`t withdrew from Los Angeles yet. Still on the official acceptance list ;-)
Knowing Tommy he may well try to play there :eek:

sploush
07-12-2007, 08:29 PM
Tommy contacted Pilot Penn tournament director Anne Worcester and asked her to contact him before handing out the 4 Wild Cards.

TommyB.
07-12-2007, 08:55 PM
He didn`t withdrew from Los Angeles yet. Still on the official acceptance list ;-)

I guess Tommy won't play LA, that's why he asked Washington and New Haven for Wildcards imo.

TommyB.
07-13-2007, 05:53 PM
It's official now, Tommy pulled out. I hope we'll see his comeback in Washington...

16681
07-13-2007, 07:00 PM
It's official now, Tommy pulled out. I hope we'll see his comeback in Washington...
Thank goodness :angel: And I hope D.C. isn't too early for a return to the Tour :unsure:

TommyB.
07-13-2007, 08:12 PM
And I hope D.C. isn't too early for a return to the Tour :unsure:

I don't think so. ;) But I would like to hear a statement about his current condition.

16681
07-14-2007, 07:24 AM
I don't think so. ;) But I would like to hear a statement about his current condition.
I would also. And I have tried to find out information, but I can't find out anything at all :sad: And come to think of it we never really did find out exactly what the problem was with Tommy's shoulder--at least I never heard exactly what it was :confused: But it was obvious by the way he was playing at Wimbledon that the shoulder was fine, then his stomach muscle ended up torn :rolleyes: :crying2: :tears: If there is an illness or injury around, it seems like it always finds Tommy :bigcry:

kiwi10is
07-14-2007, 09:53 AM
in the threat of the Los Angeles tournament someone said he saw Tommy at the tournament although he withdrew. Maybe we will find more news there

TommyB.
07-15-2007, 08:55 AM
Maybe he'll train there...

kiwi10is
07-15-2007, 09:52 AM
I wonder... does it hurt to post an update for the fans on his website??? Does he care about his fans at all?? Updating his website takes maybe 10 min or he can ask someone to do it. He should have 10 min for his fans. 10 points to Nicolas Kiefer here. He kept the fans updated about his condition during that whole miserable injury year!

TommyB.
07-15-2007, 10:53 AM
Yes that's true, there are only few informations on Tommy's website. It cannot be compared to Kiwi's site, one of the best imo.

16681
07-16-2007, 07:26 AM
Yes that's true, there are only few informations on Tommy's website. It cannot be compared to Kiwi's site, one of the best imo.
I can't get Tommy's website to come up in either English or German :eek: Not that I could read the German anyway, but you would think something would come up :rolleyes: I have always heard the reason Tommy's site is delayed is because it is done in two languages. (He has has been in the U.S. so long we think he is one of our players) :lol: Actually we wish he was one of our players ;)

kiwi10is
07-16-2007, 02:31 PM
even an update in two languages doesn`t take more than a few minutes... and don`t worry.. the latest news on the German part of the website was that he withdrew from Gerry Weber Open in Halle! So you missed nothing

16681
07-17-2007, 05:49 AM
even an update in two languages doesn`t take more than a few minutes... and don`t worry.. the latest news on the German part of the website was that he withdrew from Gerry Weber Open in Halle! So you missed nothing
:lol: :rolls: :haha: I would say that is a little old :rolleyes: But what I can't figure out is why the site won't come up for me :confused: I get the start where it has Tommy's name and click on the U.S. flag and nothing happens :eek:
Then I click on the German flag and still nothing happens
:eek: May be Tommy's website doesn't like me :p

kiwi10is
07-17-2007, 03:38 PM
try this link http://www.tommyhaas.com/index.php?id=13&no_cache=1&L=1

TennisFan2012
07-19-2007, 12:21 AM
Thanks for the updates!

16681
07-22-2007, 04:25 AM
try this link http://www.tommyhaas.com/index.php?id=13&no_cache=1&L=1
Same thing :confused: I get Tommy's name and the U.S. and German flags and that it all :sad:

<Eve>
08-03-2007, 10:25 AM
From his website!!

US Open 2007 - Aug. 27 - Sept. 09

Fit and ready for NY!

It was quiet disappointing when I had to withdraw from the Wimbledon Championships Sunday because of a torn abdominal muscle. And just before I would face Roger Federer! But to be honest, it is for me more important to be healthy so there was no other choice but taking a brake.
I already started my training again and am really excited to start in New York at the US Open.

TommyB.
08-03-2007, 01:23 PM
Well it's nice to hear something but ready for New York?

There are still 3 tournaments incl. Washington. ;)

kiwi10is
08-03-2007, 06:08 PM
He just loves to give a real good update to his fans :confused:

TommyB.
09-16-2007, 03:16 PM
http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/16092007/73/davis-cup-haas-trennt-hogstedt.html

Tommy is looking for a new coach. :eek: He finished his cooperation with Thomas Hogstedt after New York. Thomas was a great coach, i don't know what happened. :shrug:

Fee
09-16-2007, 09:30 PM
Tommy :mad:

Sometimes I just want to slap him. Why didn't they finish out the year?

16681
10-27-2007, 08:41 PM
Gee I had missed this thread :o Who is his coach now?

TommyB.
10-28-2007, 09:33 AM
Gee I had missed this thread :o Who is his coach now?

Nobody. I heard nothing since NY about it. :shrug:

It was a bad decision imo...during this important stage of the season.

Tommy fan
10-28-2007, 02:40 PM
Nobody. I heard nothing since NY about it. :shrug:

It was a bad decision imo...during this important stage of the season.

Tommy:shrug: :smash:

16681
10-29-2007, 06:53 AM
Nobody. I heard nothing since NY about it. :shrug:

It was a bad decision imo...during this important stage of the season.
May be that is part of the reason Tommy's results haven't been so great lately :unsure: I haven't been able to see Tommy play much on TV lately :sad: But I'm sure Thomas was still his coach the last time I saw Tommy play--I just can't remember what Tournament it was :rolleyes: Does Tommy think he is Roger Federer now :p

Eden
11-07-2007, 10:34 AM
Tommy received the Michael Westphal Award from the readers of the German tennismagazine. It was giving out for the fifth time. Previous winners were Schüttler, Federer (twice) and Nadal. This time the readers could choose between Tommy, James Blake, Benjamin Becker, Justine Henin and Martina Hingis.


Michael Westphal Award": Tommy Haas gewinnt

tennis magazin traf Tommy Haas beim Masters-Turnier in Paris und überreichte ihm den "Michael Westphal Award 2007". Die tennis magazin-Leser hatten den Deutschen zur Tennispersönlichkeit des Jahres gewählt. "Das ist für mich etwas Besonderes", sagte Haas.

http://tennismagazin.de/__we_thumbs__/985_5_haas1.jpg
Tommy Haas erhält von tennis magazin-Chefreporter Andrej Antic den "Michael Westphal Award"


"Ich freue mich sehr", sagte ein sichtlich gerührter Tommy Haas bei der Übergabe des "Michael Westphal Awards" beim Masters-Turnier in Paris-Bercy, "es ist auch eine Ehre, dass die Leser von tennis magazin mich gewählt haben. Das ist für mich etwas Besonderes." Dann scherzte er über die rund fünf Kilogramm schwere Glastrophäe, in die sein Name eingraviert ist: "Ich werde wohl mit Übergepäck zum nächsten Turnier jetten müssen."

Kleines Jubiläum

Bereits zum fünften Mal wurde der "Michael Westphal Award" verliehen, ein kleines Jubiläum. Haas’ Vorgänger waren Rainer Schüttler, Roger Federer (der zweimal in Folge gewann) und Rafael Nadal. Zur Wahl für die Tennispersönlichkeit 2007 standen neben dem besten deutschen Spieler James Blake, Justine Henin, Benjamin Becker und Martina Hingis.

http://tennismagazin.de/exklusiv/reportage/detail.php?object_id=19365&class=22

Tommy fan
11-07-2007, 11:34 AM
Tommy :D :banana:

Denise
11-07-2007, 06:14 PM
Oh, that's so sweet! nice Tommy :inlove: :banana:

Denise
11-07-2007, 07:02 PM
Is that true? :scared:

Some quotes in English - http://www.news24.com/News24/Sport/T...216986,00.html

Haas claims he was poisoned
07/11/2007 20:26 - (SA)

Berlin - German tennis star Tommy Haas revealed on Wednesday he believes he was poisoned during his country's Davis Cup semi-final defeat to Russia in Moscow last September.

Haas was beaten in straight sets 6-2 6-2 6-2 by Igor Andreev in the singles as Russia claimed a 3-2 win over Germany on the weekend of September 21-23 to claim their place in the final against the US.

"I have never felt so miserable in my whole life as I did on the Saturday and Sunday nights in Moscow," the 29-year-old told German agency SID.

"Of the eight hours I should have been sleeping, I spent six of them on the toilet."

Six weeks after the incident, Haas says he is still feeling the effects.

"My stomach is still doing some strange things."

Haas's suspicions seem to have been given credence by his Davis Cup team-mate Alexander Waske.

Waske said he was approached by a Russian, whom he has refused to name, who told him that Haas had been poisoned in Moscow.

"Someone came to me and said, 'it was a tight match, it's a shame that Tommy (Haas) was poisoned'," Waske told SID.

When Waske expressed his scepticism at the claim his informer reportedly told him: "Believe me Alex, I know Moscow, there are people who can make these kinds of things happen."

Tried everything

Team doctor Erich Rembeck tried everything to get Haas back to normal, but nothing worked.

"I tried everything from swallowing tablets to syringes, nothing worked," said Haas.

"It just made me feel worse, I really thought I would end up in hospital."

Haas denied his symptoms could have been simply down to nerves on the big occasion.

"Of course, every sportsman suffers from nerves, but I have dreamed my whole life of playing in a Davis Cup semi-final and I wouldn't have been nervous for such a game."

Haas flies to New York on Friday to undergo blood and hair tests to work out what poisoned him.

But the player insists his mysterious illness was no excuse for his defeat in Moscow.

"I gave everything I had in order to win there.

"If I could have done anything else, I would have done.

"But I couldn't help the team from my seat on the toilet."
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Tommy fan
11-08-2007, 02:21 PM
Ww'll have to wait and see... Many halls, but I think it might be true!:scared:

Denise
11-08-2007, 09:44 PM
OMG! Let's see if it's trueeeeee! What a mess, other scandal for tennis :scared:

16681
11-09-2007, 03:55 AM
Well you know I kept wondering why Tommy was still having stomach problems so long after the Davis Cup Tie. It was much too long a time for it to have been just a virus! I just pray that if it is indeed true that Tommy's body hasn't been damaged :scared: and that they find out who did it :aplot: I just found out about it today. I'm not interested in the Masters Cup since Tommy didn't make it. That is why I haven't been around MTF lately. So today I was wondering what Tommy was doing so I did a Google news search and found that awful story :eek: That could also explain some of Tommy's poor results after that DC Tie :unsure:

Safinadoors
11-09-2007, 05:35 PM
I can't believe this, this is disgusting, poor Tommy !!! Anyway, if this isn't the poison effect, I hope these stomach problems aren't more serious, like another disease or something :/ I'm worried, I'm looking forward to getting other news of this story.

Tommy fan
11-09-2007, 07:57 PM
I'm not sure it counts news, but here is something nicer about Tommy
http://www.atptennis.com/5/en/deuce/november2007/last_haas.asp

The Last Time... with Tommy Haas




Tommy Haas with girlfriend Sara Foster and fellow actress Kate Hudson.
By PAUL MACPHERSON
Published: November 7, 2007


Life is good for Tommy Haas. A genuine sporting celebrity - he is friends with Arnold Schwarzenegger and is dating actress Sara Foster - the German former World No. 2 lives on a big stage both on and off the court. But things don't always go his way. Below, Tommy discusses the last time...

I hired a tennis court?
Before Wimbledon I was at a rehab center in Donaustauf, Germany, where the German Davis Cup therapist Klaus Eder has his clinic. Alexander Waske and I were both injured and we decided to hit indoors. We had to buy balls, which in itself is unusual for the players, and then after hitting for 30 minutes we had to pay 18 Euros for the court. The folks took a lot of pictures with us so we were both kind of surprised, but we were happy to pay.

I had a really unusual fan request?
A guy asked me to sign a 500 Euro note. I didn't know they even existed. I was shocked and asked him it it was a fake. But apparently there are 500 Euro notes.

I didn't get my Starbucks coffee when I wanted it badly?
Two nights ago. We'd come back to the hotel [in Paris] from dinner and we'd just missed the 9.30 closing time. I was pretty upset!

I attended a Hollywood party with my girlfriend [actress] Sara Foster?
We don't like the party life too much. I think the last party we went to was thrown by Kate Hudson in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. Kate is one of Sara's best friends and in July the three of us went to a night match at the Los Angeles tournament. I was injured at the time so I was out visiting Sara in LA. We wanted to introduce Kate to tennis, so we took her along.

I met up with Arnold Schwarzenegger?
I spend more time with his nephew, Patrick, who is a lawyer in Los Angeles. He keeps me up to date with what Arnold is doing.

I refused to sign something?
It happened recently in Stockholm. Every time I came out of the hotel the same person was there and she had the same pictures to sign. She had about four or five a day and after a few days I knew she was doing something else with the pictures. It was an awkward moment but enough was enough.

I was told I looked like Tommy Haas?
Sometimes people don't recognize you right away but if you're at a gas station and you use your credit card to pay, the cashier might say, "I thought it may be you but I wasn't sure."

I do have a funny story. I was at Nikki Beach in Miami with two friends. The waitress came over and said she was a tennis fan. She asked if Tommy Haas was playing in the tournament.
"He plays tomorrow," I said.
She said: "If he wins he plays one of my friends, Mardy Fish."
"Yeah, I have seen the draw," I said.
My friends kept asking her what she thought of Tommy Haas. "He's nice but he gets mad on the court," she said. After 10 minutes I told her that I was Tommy. She said: "I know who Tommy is and he's not you." In the end I had to take out my driver's licence.

I played a competitive sport other than tennis?
I play some basketball with friends back in Florida. It's not always three on three as that can be a little dangerous, but we'll do some shootouts to 21. I play with Xavier Malisse, Alex Bose and Taylor Dent before he had his surgery.

I visited a country for the first time for a holiday?
I can't remember the last time I went for a holiday. But I do plan to go to the Caribbean later this year.

I had a bad hotel experience?
In Montreal this year James Blake and I checked into the hotel around 2.30 in the morning after a plane delay. As normal we had lots of bags but at that time there was no-one to help us. So we grabbed our own trolley and headed to the elevator - but that wasn't working! So we stumbled our way up the stairwell - luckily I was on the first floor. But it was still a disaster. I checked out the next day.

I broke a string in a match?
I rarely break strings in a match because I switch racquets a lot. It would be more than a year since it's happened. Normally if a string breaks it's at 3 in the morning and it scares the hell out of me. I string my racquets tight so they can break by themselves in my racquet bag. It's loud enough to wake me up, which is annoying, so I usually try to put the bag in a corner of the room.

I polished my Olympic silver medal?
The medal is in a safe place in Munich with my parents in their safe. They take it out every once in a while and give it a polish.


:hearts: :hearts:

Safinadoors
11-09-2007, 09:10 PM
thaaaanks! I love the "waitress not believing he's Tommy Haas" fact! He was in Paris for teh tournament a few days ago... There is a Starbucks coffe near the hotel, I could have seen him, I was in the Starbucks around 7pm aaaaaah! :D

Tommy fan
11-09-2007, 09:31 PM
thaaaanks! I love the "waitress not believing he's Tommy Haas" fact! He was in Paris for teh tournament a few days ago... There is a Starbucks coffe near the hotel, I could have seen him, I was in the Starbucks around 7pm aaaaaah! :D

Me too! It was funny :D

Hoo.. you almost saw him.. If he'd only come two hours before...
Next year you'll see him :)

BTW, did you see his match/es in Paris?

leng jai
11-10-2007, 09:33 AM
Thanks for that Tommy Fan :D

Cat123
11-10-2007, 10:42 AM
I just read the interview on the ATP site, it was quite entertaining!! I wanna know how the waitress reacted now!!

Safinadoors
11-10-2007, 12:49 PM
Me too! It was funny :D

Hoo.. you almost saw him.. If he'd only come two hours before...
Next year you'll see him :)

BTW, did you see his match/es in Paris?

Yeeees ! i've managed to have a picture with him and I took two other ones. He's really classy and handsome aaaah! Then I saw him before his match against Youznhy, as he walked I said : "Good luck for tonigh Tommy!" he looked at me (goood his eyes!!) and said frankly "thank you!" then my friend said "hello!" he answered "thank you" too looool Tommy is very polite ;)

I saw his match against Tipsarevic at the first row, he was like a meter in front of me, but I didn't dare to yell, and he was winning so.. I've got nice videos and many pictures, I'll try to post them if you like.
Then I saw his match against Youznhy, and this time I YELLED!! Everybody left after Roger's match and nobody seemed to support Tommy, so.... I yelled one time while there was a huge silence..and.. he turned around!! I was just behind the fence, everybody turned to me and said : "oouuuh it worked, he looked at you, charming!" :D :D :D :D
I don't really dare to post my picture with him but I'm telling you I've got stars in my eyes!

Tommy fan
11-10-2007, 01:56 PM
Yeeees ! i've managed to have a picture with him and I took two other ones. He's really classy and handsome aaaah! Then I saw him before his match against Youznhy, as he walked I said : "Good luck for tonigh Tommy!" he looked at me (goood his eyes!!) and said frankly "thank you!" then my friend said "hello!" he answered "thank you" too looool Tommy is very polite ;)

I saw his match against Tipsarevic at the first row, he was like a meter in front of me, but I didn't dare to yell, and he was winning so.. I've got nice videos and many pictures, I'll try to post them if you like.
Then I saw his match against Youznhy, and this time I YELLED!! Everybody left after Roger's match and nobody seemed to support Tommy, so.... I yelled one time while there was a huge silence..and.. he turned around!! I was just behind the fence, everybody turned to me and said : "oouuuh it worked, he looked at you, charming!" :D :D :D :D
I don't really dare to post my picture with him but I'm telling you I've got stars in my eyes!


OMG :drool: :inlove: :worship: Youre so lucky.. :)
It would be great if you'd post few photos :)

Denise
11-11-2007, 07:01 PM
Definitely lucky ;););)

Safinadoors
11-11-2007, 09:15 PM
thanks :D I was very lucky that Tommy played on the court Nb1 because I was sure to get a seat with a wonderful view, if he had been playing on the center court I wouldn't have been that lucky with my seat ;)

Denise
11-12-2007, 05:55 PM
hahaha :lol: ;)
I loved the report :yeah:

Denise
11-12-2007, 05:59 PM
Btw, I want to see the other pictures and the videos :drool::hearts:

Safinadoors
11-12-2007, 09:49 PM
ok, I hope the videos from my cellphone will work on my computer and I'll try to get the pictures which aren't on MY computer actually ;)

Tommy fan
11-13-2007, 05:14 PM
ok, I hope the videos from my cellphone will work on my computer and I'll try to get the pictures which aren't on MY computer actually ;)

Thank you :) :hug:

16681
11-14-2007, 05:20 AM
How lucky you are to have seen Tommy so close :drool: :drool: And it was nice to read a story about Tommy that didn't concern the Davis Cup Tie--that story still gives me the creeps :scared:

Tommy fan
11-14-2007, 01:21 PM
How lucky you are to have seen Tommy so close :drool: :drool: And it was nice to read a story about Tommy that didn't concern the Davis Cup Tie--that story still gives me the creeps :scared:

:hug:

Eden
11-16-2007, 07:42 PM
According to German media Tommy got operated on his right shoulder in New York. He has to rest for about 6 weeks. His start at the Australian Open is likely not in danger at the moment. Tommy will start practising at the end of the year again.

It has also turned out during the mecial checks that there are no indications of a poisoning during the DC encouter against Russia. "The test was without any result. It's been to long since the happening. It's no longer an issue", said Haas.


Haas erneut unterm Messer

Tommy Haas bleibt das Verletzungspech weiterhin treu. Der deutsche Daviscup-Spieler hat sich in New York erneut einer Operation an der rechten Schulter unterziehen müssen. Das bestätigte der beste deutsche Tennis-Profi dem Sport-Informations-Dienst (sid). Nach dem kleinen Eingriff muss Haas voraussichtlich sechs Wochen pausieren.

Seine Teilnahme an den Australian Open (14. bis 27. Januar) ist nach derzeitigem Stand der Dinge nicht gefährdet. Haas will Ende des Jahres wieder mit dem Training beginnen. An der lädierten Schulter war er bereits vor dem jüngsten Eingriff zweimal operiert worden und hatte auch danach immer wieder Probleme.

Im Zuge der Untersuchungen in den USA hatte Haas auch sein Blut auf die Anzeichen einer möglichen Vergiftung untersuchen lassen und damit auf die Verschwörungstheorien im Anschluss an das deutsche Davis-Cup-Aus in Russland reagiert. "Die Untersuchung war ohne Ergebnis, die Ereignisse liegen schon zu weit zurück. Damit ist alles vom Tisch", sagte Haas, für den die Saison nach der verpassten Teilnahme am laufenden Masters-Cup in Schanghai bereits beendet ist.

(Sport-Informations-Dienst, Neuss)

http://www.focus.de/sport/tennis/haas-erneut-unterm-messer_spid_582750.html

Tommy fan
11-17-2007, 07:53 AM
Thank you Eden :)

Tommy :sad:

TommyB.
11-17-2007, 09:03 AM
Well I hope his shoulder problems are gone with this OP. Time to rest now Tommy.

16681
11-19-2007, 05:41 AM
I wasn't surprised that the blood tests didn't show anything especially after all this time. Some poisons can not be detected at all. And beside you can slip other things into a person's food/drink that would cause them to feel bad without it being a poison. What really surprised me was the 3rd shoulder surgery :eek: I don't know how much more tennis that shoulder can take :sad:

Tommy fan
11-19-2007, 11:35 AM
I wasn't surprised that the blood tests didn't show anything especially after all this time. Some poisons can not be detected at all. And beside you can slip other things into a person's food/drink that would cause them to feel bad without it being a poison. What really surprised me was the 3rd shoulder surgery :eek: I don't know how much more tennis that shoulder can take :sad:

I was surprise about the surgery too..:sad:
Ans this shoulder will take plenty of tennis!! :bounce:

kiwi10is
12-18-2007, 01:48 PM
Alex Waske posted on his website telling that he has problems with his arm again and went to Klaus Eder's reha center in Donaustauf to get treatment. He met Tommy there and spent some time with him. Not telling how Tommy feels though...

yumo
12-22-2007, 12:54 PM
K-Swiss Signs Tennis Star Tommy Haas
Monday December 17, 10:47 am ET

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Dec. 17 /CNW/ -- K-Swiss inked an endorsement deal with internationally acclaimed tennis player, Tommy Haas. The German-born player has over 11 career ATP titles with a career high ranking of #2 in the world. Tommy has been a fixture at the top of the ATP rankings for over a decade, and is one of the top players on the tour. Jennifer Weiderman, VP of Marketing, was happy to make the announcement. "Tommy is a perfect fit for K-Swiss given our strong classic tennis heritage. His leadership on the court, style and passion make him a perfect brand ambassador for K-Swiss."
Tommy Haas will appear in the Spring 2008 advertising campaign for the brand. Shot in picturesque Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the campaign features Tommy in performance tennis and lifestyle apparel and footwear. The partnership also includes personal appearances for the brand and assistance in the design of future performance collections. Haas noted, "I remember seeing K-Swiss as a kid when I was starting my tennis career and am thrilled to be associated with a brand with such a strong heritage. I am obviously excited about the performance tennis styles but also eager to collaborate on off court opportunities as well." Erik Vervloet, Director of Sports Marketing for K-Swiss, adds, "Tommy will be an invaluable asset in showcasing our current product offerings and developing future styles. We look forward to working closely with him and are proud to have him representing K-Swiss in the upcoming grand slams."
The new global K-Swiss advertising campaign, featuring Tommy Haas and other K-Swiss athletes, will make its debut in February 2008. The campaign will be showcased in television, print, on-line, and outdoor venues. For additional information and/or interviews with Tommy Haas and/or Jennifer Weiderman, please contact Tara Clavell-Vera at Gale Group Public Relations (212) 685-6789 or Jennifer Macfarland at K-Swiss (818)-706-5136.


About K-Swiss:

Since 1966, K-SWISS has represented innovation, quality, performance and style. Its signature K-SWISS "CLASSIC," the first leather tennis shoe, made its debut on court in 1966, and more than 40 years later, is still a style staple both on and off the court. Today, K-SWISS' premium sports heritage can be found in both tennis, running, nautical, and training footwear and apparel that stands up to the performance demands of top athletes and trendsetters around the world.

TommyB.
01-02-2008, 09:32 AM
I hope he's prepared for Australia. :help:

I can't find any news about Tommy.

Tommy fan
01-04-2008, 01:00 PM
He plays Kooyong?

TommyB.
01-04-2008, 02:14 PM
He plays Kooyong?

I don't know. :shrug:

But he's still in the players list.

kiwi10is
01-06-2008, 11:36 AM
German Newspapers report that Nicolas Kiefer asked Tommy Haas to play double at Olympia. Kiwi said he already asked Tommy but they will talk about it during the Australian Open. -> Reading between the lines I guess that they talked on the phone and planned to meet in Melbourne... so Tommy seems to be fit for Australian Open

TommyB.
01-06-2008, 12:29 PM
Tommy & Kiwi would be great...like Becker & Stich 92. :D

TommyB.
01-07-2008, 02:07 PM
no exhibition - Tommy has withdrawn from Kooyong

http://eurosport.yahoo.com/07012008/58/australian-open-federer-illness-worry.html

Melbourne :scared:

summerdream86
01-07-2008, 03:12 PM
arghh...!! tommy :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

JanineGermany
01-08-2008, 06:04 AM
Tommy Withdraw from Australian Open today (I have the official Acceptance Lists) due to his shoulder Injury...

TommyB.
01-08-2008, 09:14 AM
i knew it :sad:

kiwi10is
01-08-2008, 02:09 PM
read more here http://www.tennis.de/news/577/Haas+sagt+Australian+Open+ab.html only German though

Tommy fan
01-08-2008, 06:15 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Stensland
01-08-2008, 09:46 PM
crap. this is gonna cost him big time in the rankings; i really hope he can make it up by getting some good results at indian wells and miami. i was looking forward to those tournaments last year but he didn't quite manage to have that much of an impact (damn you murray). but first of all he'll have to defend his memphis title and the dubai semi, which will be ruff stuff considering his non-form going into the season. the first two months in 08 will probably kill him in the rankings. i'm afraid he'll be a mediocre top20-player by the end of february.

Leen.
01-09-2008, 03:36 PM
oh noooo. tommy...
ao is gonna be very, very boring without him :sad: :sad:

Tommy fan
01-09-2008, 08:03 PM
oh noooo. tommy...
ao is gonna be very, very boring without him :sad: :sad:

Agree :sad: :sad:

wenty
01-12-2008, 02:22 AM
Oh no Tommy :sad: :sad: Please get better soon :bigcry:

16681
01-14-2008, 08:49 AM
I really kind of expected he wouldn't make the Aussie Open since he had yet another right shoulder surgery :sad: I'm not worried about his ranking right now. I'm just worried about that shoulder :scared:

kiwi10is
01-19-2008, 05:40 PM
There was a chat with Patrik Kühnen and Alex Waske today. Alex said that Tommy told him he will try to play in Delray Beach but he doesn`t know if it will be possible. He might also go to Donaustauf to get treatment from Klaus Eder again.

Sean.J.S.
01-20-2008, 02:17 AM
This Australian Open isn't the same without Tommy...I miss that backhand. :sad:

16681
01-20-2008, 04:28 AM
It would be tough I think to come back to a Tournament (Delray Beach) where he is seeded #1 without playing any tennis for several months. It would be nice if he could do it, but that shoulder :scared: I hope Tommy can make yet another come back, but I don't know at his age and with 3 right shoulder surgeries it may be very difficult :bigcry:

kiwi10is
01-20-2008, 02:43 PM
Blake will be No 1 seed since Tommy will lose a lot of rankingpoints on Monday. And I think it is better to be seeded an not meet a top player in first round... especially when comming back from an injury. But anyways it is still not sure if he can play at all.... but the fact that he told Alex that he is thinking about it shows that there is still hope ;-)

16681
01-21-2008, 07:31 PM
Blake will be No 1 seed since Tommy will lose a lot of rankingpoints on Monday. And I think it is better to be seeded an not meet a top player in first round... especially when comming back from an injury. But anyways it is still not sure if he can play at all.... but the fact that he told Alex that he is thinking about it shows that there is still hope ;-)
That's right I forgot about the points (I tend to forget about things I don't like!) James is (I think) gaining points while Tommy's points will go down :sad: But the most important thing for Tommy is not to rush his comeback and hurt that shoulder yet again :scared:

Tommy fan
01-24-2008, 07:19 PM
Tommy :sad:
I hope he'll be able to play..
As much as this Aussie open was interesting, it wasn't the same :sad:

16681
01-27-2008, 08:26 AM
Tommy :sad:
I hope he'll be able to play..
As much as this Aussie open was interesting, it wasn't the same :sad:
You know I forgot the AO isn't completely over yet :rolleyes: A Tournament just isn't as much fun when Tommy can't play :sad: Has anyone heard anything about Tommy's health lately?

Tommy fan
01-27-2008, 04:53 PM
You know I forgot the AO isn't completely over yet :rolleyes: A Tournament just isn't as much fun when Tommy can't play :sad: Has anyone heard anything about Tommy's health lately?

:hug: :hug:
Nice to see you hear again btw!

(And no, I heard nothing, and his site is still on USO time..)

Sean.J.S.
01-29-2008, 11:23 AM
So has it been confirmed that Tommy will play in Delray Beach? :confused:

(And no, I heard nothing, and his site is still on USO time..)

:o

kiwi10is
01-29-2008, 04:35 PM
So has it been confirmed that Tommy will play in Delray Beach? :confused:



:o

he is still on the acceptance list but he can withdraw until Friday Noon without having to travel to Delray. So you need to wait one more week to be sure :wavey:

16681
01-29-2008, 05:51 PM
:hug: :hug:
Nice to see you hear again btw!

(And no, I heard nothing, and his site is still on USO time..)
Thanks :) And Tommy's website is so far behind :o I don't know why he has one, if he isn't going to keep it up :confused: I would be glad to take over the website for him :devil: :p

kiwi10is
01-30-2008, 04:28 PM
I would be glad to take over the website for him :devil: :p

Why not ask him? Maybe he likes the idea. :confused:;)

16681
01-31-2008, 04:13 AM
Why not ask him? Maybe he likes the idea. :confused:;)
I don't know how to ask him since I've never seen him in person :shrug: And it would be a problem anyway since I could only handle the English part of the site :sad: :rolleyes:

Sean.J.S.
01-31-2008, 09:05 AM
he is still on the acceptance list but he can withdraw until Friday Noon without having to travel to Delray. So you need to wait one more week to be sure :wavey:

Oh ok. Thanks. :) :wavey:

summerdream86
01-31-2008, 12:25 PM
it is sometimes very difficult to be a tommy-fan....

yumo
01-31-2008, 02:08 PM
A Tommy's interview:D

SAP Open: Tommy Haas, January 15, 2008
SAP OPEN MEDIA CONFERENCE

January 15, 2008

Tommy Haas

GREG SHARKO: Good afternoon. Thanks for joining us for today's conference call with Tommy has, who joins us from Florida.
Last season Tommy finished No. 12 in the ATP rankings, winning his 11th career ATP title in Memphis. He also advanced to the quarterfinals or better in two Grand Slam tournaments in the same year for the first time in his career, reaching the semifinals at the Australian Open and the quarterfinals at the US Open.
Tommy will be making his fifth appearance in San Jose, the first since reaching the semifinals three years ago. He was also a quarterfinalist in 1998 and 2001.
Before we get started, I want to turn it over to tournament director Bill Rapp, who has a few words.

BILL RAPP: Thanks, Shark. By the way, thanks to all of you that have joined the call. Appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to talk with Tommy and for your coverage of our event, the SAP Open in San Jose.
Tommy, thank you very much for joining us. Disappointing you will not be in the Australian Open, but I do know you had an incredible run there last year. If you want to talk a little about how you played at the Aussie Open last year and also talk about here coming to play the likes of Blake, Roddick, González, some of those guys.

TOMMY HAAS: Sure. Hi to everyone. Yeah, last year at the Australian Open, it was a great tournament for me, reaching another semifinal after reaching the semis there in '99 and 2002.
I believe even last year I had my first top 10 win in a Grand Slam, which was kind of hard for me to believe, but against Nalbandian in the fourth round, that was my first top 10 player win in a Grand Slam, and I backed it right after that, reaching the semifinals after beating Davydenko for the first time. So beating two top 10 players back-to-back to get in the semis was great after losing to a guy named to Fernando González, who was basically just on a different planet that day that I played him, and I believe a few other guys were thinking the same thing until he got to the semis or actually the finals.
But it was a great tournament for me, a great start of the season, which unfortunately I couldn't back up this year due to another little shoulder problem that occurred to me in the middle of last year and forced me to have another shoulder surgery because I had a little nerve impingement. So therefore had the surgery done November 10th. I'm about to hit some tennis balls after we're done with this press conference to try to get ready for my next tournament, and obviously be in San Jose, as well.

GREG SHARKO: We'll open up the call for questions.

Q. Tommy, could you go back to the Davis Cup semifinal and tell me if you think you were poisoned.
TOMMY HAAS: Well, as far as that goes, I mean, you know, any time that a player has a chance, especially after playing almost 10 years in Davis Cup, and you know that your team got you to a 2-1 lead, and you cannot walk out there on a Sunday to try to finish the opponents off and get to your first Davis Cup final, you know I was feeling pretty much like crap.
That night, from Saturday night to Sunday night, I was basically spending seven out of the nine hours in the bathroom, not knowing what's going on with me, thinking that maybe I got a big viral infection or some kind of bacteria that made me throw up and made me have diarrhea pretty much for the whole night.
But what do you do after such a thing? You try to recover. You have a busy schedule. You go to Bangkok, to the next tournament, which you're supposed to go to. You take two, three days easy. You don't really look back at it.
After I heard what my colleague and my friend told me, that he heard that I might have been poisoned, which was about six, seven weeks later, you go to a doctor to make sure you are first of all healthy and there's nothing in your system that shouldn't be in there. So I did that.
But the internist, the doctor told me basically it's not too far behind that you can actually figure out or find out that you were, in fact, poisoned. You know, that's unfortunate, I guess, for the whole situation. But they did find a big bacterial stomach virus in my intestines so I was on antibiotics for two weeks, very strong pills.
Do I believe they did something to me? I have no comment on that because there's not enough evidence, so this whole subject has basically died for me ever since.

Q. Tommy, obviously you've got the big 30 coming up. How do your goals change as you go along? With 30 coming, some of these injuries creeping up again, how do you approach your goals at the beginning of the year?
TOMMY HAAS: Well, you know, first of all, I had such a great year, last two years have been great, finishing 11th and 12th in the world. My goal was to finish in the top 10 if possible. I really had a good shot at it last year, but end of May I started having shoulder problems again, for the rest of the year. That was always a little bit of a problem. My shoulder has been giving me some problems the last years. I do a lot of rehab. I'm going to make sure that I'll be able to come back and play to my best ability.
If I can stay healthy and fit, you know, I feel like I have a really good game to still hang around a few years and do some damage at the tournaments that I want to do well in, obviously the big ones, the Grand Slams.
You know, just keeping healthy and fit is basically No. 1 thing, I mean, for every tennis player, for every athlete in that case. As soon as that comes in again, I'm just gonna be happy to be back out there and then set my goals from there.
The main goals are really, you know, trying to do well in the Grand Slams and trying to see if I cannot reach another semifinals.

Q. Tommy, obviously you've got the big 30 coming up. How do your goals change as you go along? With 30 coming, some of these injuries creeping up again, how do you approach your goals at the beginning of the year?
TOMMY HAAS: Well, you know, first of all, I had such a great year, last two years have been great, finishing 11th and 12th in the world. My goal was to finish in the top 10 if possible. I really had a good shot at it last year, but end of May I started having shoulder problems again, for the rest of the year. That was always a little bit of a problem. My shoulder has been giving me some problems the last years. I do a lot of rehab. I'm going to make sure that I'll be able to come back and play to my best ability.
If I can stay healthy and fit, you know, I feel like I have a really good game to still hang around a few years and do some damage at the tournaments that I want to do well in, obviously the big ones, the Grand Slams.
You know, just keeping healthy and fit is basically No. 1 thing, I mean, for every tennis player, for every athlete in that case. As soon as that comes in again, I'm just gonna be happy to be back out there and then set my goals from there.
The main goals are really, you know, trying to do well in the Grand Slams and trying to see if I cannot reach another semifinals.

Q. When you're headed into those Slams, you're still believing that you can win a variety of seven matches over two weeks and still have that slam as a goal as much as ever?
TOMMY HAAS: Yeah. You know, I still believe I have that in me. I don't know how my shoulder will hold up as soon as I come out there again. I won't start until it's fit. It's looking good right now and that's the main key.
You know, I've been, you know, playing really solid tennis the last two years and I really believe that I still have a good chance to fulfill my dream, and that is to make a Grand Slam final. You know, with a little bit of luck here or there, the right draw, being fit and healthy, I don't see why that can't happen. So these are the main reasons for me, why I'm still playing the game, to go after those goals.

Q. The shoulder injury, how long do you think it will take before you are 100% back and ready to make some challenges?
TOMMY HAAS: I don't really know. My plan is right now to be ready for Delray Beach, which I believe is looking very good. I'm obviously coming out to see you guys in San Jose. Like I said, if I'm fit and I'm playing a little bit of tennis, I feel like I'm gonna be right back. You know, I might need a little bit of match practice. But the game of tennis itself, you know, you're not going to lose that that quickly.
So the main importance for me right now is to stay in a good mental state and stay physically fit and make sure that the shoulder comes back strong where I can go out there and compete for two, three hours at a time. Once that happens, I come back, then I'll be looking -- first of all, I'm going to be happy to be out there because it's obviously what I love to do, playing my sport that has given me so much, and then we go from there.

Q. How much longer do you foresee yourself playing?
TOMMY HAAS: Oh, for as long as I'm healthy and I'm competing and having fun and obviously keep continuing to play the tournaments without having to play qualifying.
You know, you look up to people like Andre Agassi who played till they were 36 and were pretty successful in their early 30s. Even Pete Sampras, who won a Grand Slam at 32. I'm obviously looking up to these guys who had a lot of success throughout their whole career and also some great success in their beginning 30s. So that's motivating.
I think you see more and more people still playing some great tennis in the early age of 30. Plus I've had the 15 months' break with my two shoulder surgeries in '03 and '04. So I'm looking that I have at least maybe another year longer in me than other players.

Q. Tommy, are you looking forward to see Pete in an exhibition? Would you have interest in playing him?
TOMMY HAAS: He's coming to an exhibition in San Jose?


Q. The first night.
TOMMY HAAS: Cool. I didn't hear about that. You know, obviously Pete and I have been in touch the last I would say nine months or so since I'm dating somebody who lives in the L.A. area. We actually hit a few balls a little bit last year and kept in touch through the US Open.
You know, Pete's obviously a guy you look up to, you respect for what he's done, still obviously holding the Grand Slam record. It's nice to see him play some exhibitions with Roger and getting him back into the tennis world because he's such an icon in the tennis world. For us tennis players, somebody we really look up to. Having him around, having a chance to talk to him every now and again is obviously great.
Yeah, I look forward to seeing him there.

Q. How often were you able to hit with him out there in L.A.?
TOMMY HAAS: I hit with him I would say at least three or four times. I came out to his house a few times. I know a couple other players do that, too, every once in a while. It's like in every sport, I'm sure, like once I'm going to retire, tennis stays with you in your blood. It's a great game to stay in shape. To hit a few balls around, it's obviously fun. It's great. Obviously he can still hit the ball really nicely. He still has an unbelievable serve. So it makes sense to play with him every once in a while.

Q. You mentioned Pete Sampras. As Federer closes in on the Grand Slam record, I know you've had a chance to play against both those guys. Could you kind of compare them and give me your thoughts as Federer closes in on it.
TOMMY HAAS: Yeah, I mean, I'm pretty much going to have to go with what Andre Agassi said. I think he's right on the money when he compares those two. It's like when you're playing Pete and you're not playing maybe your best tennis, you're still going to lose a little tight, 6-4, 6-4. Pete is only going to break you once in each set. That one time is enough to win the match for him.
But if you're playing Roger, you're not playing that well, it looks like you're going to lose pretty much 6-1, 6-1 or maybe even get a bagel.
So comparing those two, I personally still think Pete has a better first and second serve almost to this day, if you can imagine that. Anything else besides that really, if it's footwork, which Pete also had great footwork, but I think the backhand, the forehand, it's just, you know, that much better than Pete. But Pete definitely goes down in my eyes as probably having the best serve, especially second serve, ever.

BILL RAPP: Tommy, just thinking about coming back to San Jose, I know I think it was 2005 you had a great run here. I think you played Roddick in the semis. Could you share with us, tell us maybe some of your most positive memories of playing here at the SAP Open.

TOMMY HAAS: Yeah, well, first of all, you just said it, that I first played there in '98, reaching the quarters. It's going to be 10 years since I made my first appearance there when I come there in just a matter of a few weeks. I think I played Michael Chang in the quarters, lost 6-4 in the third, which was one of my great memories playing there. It was in a night match in front of a lot of people. That was a lot of fun.
Yeah, I believe it was in 2005 where I had a pretty good run into the semifinals and had a pretty good match against Andy Roddick, who I think ended up winning the tournament. I was very pleased with the way I played there.
But also I have some other memories where, you know, I didn't play a match for about 15 months and I made my comeback in San Jose, where I lost to Vince Spadea also in a night match after Andre Agassi played. I think there was about 10,000 people watching Andre played, and maybe half of them wanted to watch the match. After a few months of playing on tour, playing in front of that amount of people, it was really nerve-racking.
I lost that match unfortunately, but it was a great experience for me to come back there and get that kind of respect. Yeah, come back and play again.
So, you know, it's a great tournament, it's a great event. Always it seems a lot of good players come and make a stop in San Jose to get a good start going into the year. I'm really excited to come out there.

BILL RAPP: I remember all of those matches clearly. The 10,000 people, I think about 9,000 stuck around.

TOMMY HAAS: Sorry.

BILL RAPP: We're thrilled to have you come back.
This morning I got a phone call from the folks putting on the event at Madison Square Garden, March 10, Federer versus Sampras match. The players have asked to have the court there, the Premiere court, be identical to the court we use here. With that in mind, tell us about the court here. What is it like playing on the court here?

TOMMY HAAS: Well, it is a little different. It takes a little bit of time I think to kind of get used to that court. I think the whole surroundings in that stadium, it makes it just so nice where you don't really think about it that much. But I feel that court is similar to a little bit of a Rebound Ace court in my eyes where you feel like your body is not taking such a beating.
You know, you can play fast, like an Andy Roddick, and get a few easy service games going, but at the same time if you play defense from the baseline, it's not that fast where somebody will power you off the court. So I think it's fair for both serve-and-volley guys or people that are very powerful. At the same time if you are a guy who likes to hang around the baseline and moves well, you're going to have some great rallies and points. I think in the past, you've had some unbelievable matches.

BILL RAPP: Thanks, Tommy.

Q. How have you managed to come back from adversity so many times during your career? How disappointing has it been to fall just short of No. 1, a Grand Slam final, the Olympic gold medal?
TOMMY HAAS: You know, to be honest, sometimes things happen in life that come your way where you really don't have much of a choice. You just have to really deal with them. Trust me, at times it has been very tough to stay mentally strong and ask yourself why is it still happening, why again, why again? Having this being my third surgery on my shoulder, it's obviously not very easy, especially when you're at your peak at age 23, 24, playing some of your best tennis throughout that time, then to go out of the sport for about 15 months, it's tough.
But I love the sport. It's what I was doing since I was a young boy. I'm basically living my dream. I'm still going to follow my dream. That's what keeps me going. I have people in my life, if it's my family or friends, people I surround myself with, so I'm enjoying my life. I'm a happy guy. I think that has a lot to do with it as well. If you keep that all in perspective and you realize that everything is pretty good, then you deal with it.
If you work hard, I feel like it always pays off as well. It's proven to me that it has pretty much paid off. As a kid I always said I wanted to win a Grand Slam or reach the top five in the world or play Davis Cup for Germany. A lot of those things that I've dreamt about have become reality. Gold medal, silver medal, or bronze medal, at that time, I didn't really care about it too much, and I gave it my best in Sydney at that time. I lost a tight match there against Kafelnikov. But I'm really happy to have a silver medal in my safe. I don't have that worry anymore like Roger Federer really wanting to win a medal. In Peking coming up this summer, I'm really happy.

Q. How important is schedule management these days? You look at a guy like Nadal, see how he gets pretty beat up towards the end of the year. Do you look different at the schedule than when you were first starting out?
TOMMY HAAS: Yeah, I mean, it is really tough with the schedule because you have the possibility to play pretty much week after week. What do you do? You think about the ranking. You think about the prize money. When you're younger, you want to play. You're hungry to climb up in the rankings. Obviously if you can do it ideal and know you're going to do pretty much well in all the big tournaments, in the Masters Series, maybe play a few here and there to keep your ranking where you kind of like it to be, it makes it nice if you can plan a schedule that's not so tough. Like Federer, for instance, Agassi used to do, or Pete Sampras used to do. We're talking about these guys that used to win a slam a year or maybe more. They're doing really well. If that's not the case, you still want to try to fulfill your own goals and what are your own goals, what does your coach think.
It's really tough in that sport because you don't just say, Okay, everybody is going to play 16 tournaments a year or 20, you make a ranking out of that. If you want to play 18 tournaments, the guy plays 30, he might be ahead of you at the end of the year, you might kind of wonder why that guy is in front of you at the end of the year. So there's so many possibilities you can think of.
Rafael Nadal obviously has a very aggressive, very powerful hard court game. The guy is running left and right after every ball. He's sliding on the hard courts. He's obviously having trouble with his knees, he's still quite young with that. We'll see how he'll end up the next two, three years with that. He might just go through with it for the next six, eight years and be fine, but you just never know. He might also change some things in his schedule this year. We'll just have to wait and see.

GREG SHARKO: We appreciate everybody's time. Tommy, we wish you all the best in your preparations for the 2008 season and another fine year that I'm sure you're ready to have. So, again, thank you, everyone.

BILL RAPP: Tommy, thanks again. I just wanted to let everybody know Wednesday night, February 20, 7 p.m., Roddick will play his first match here in San Jose, followed by Tommy playing his first-round match.

GREG SHARKO: Thank you.

End of FastScripts

16681
02-01-2008, 02:19 AM
Well at the time of the interview Tommy was still saying Delray Beach, but the interview was also dated Jan. 15 :sad: But thanks yumo for posting it :D

Sean.J.S.
02-01-2008, 11:14 AM
Thanks for the interview! :)

it is sometimes very difficult to be a tommy-fan....

It sure is...:sad:

Alexiana
02-01-2008, 03:03 PM
thanks for the interview:)

16681
02-01-2008, 03:51 PM
it is sometimes very difficult to be a tommy-fan....
Only sometimes :lol: :p

kiwi10is
02-06-2008, 02:00 PM
Davis Cup Weltgruppe - "Leitwolf" kann nur Daumen drücken

Eurosport - Mi 06.Feb. 12:36:00 2008

Wenn Deutschland am Wochenende zum Erstrunden-Match gegen Südkorea antritt, ist Tommy Haas im mehrere tausend Kilometer entfernten Bradenton zum Daumendrücken verdammt. Der "Leitwolf" der deutschen Daviscup-Mannschaft ist wegen einer Schulterverletzung außer Gefecht gesetzt.

Die Leidensgeschichte des besten deutschen Tennis-Spielers nimmt kein Ende. Zuerst die Absage bei den Australian Open und der Rückzug ins heimische Florida, jetzt möglicherweise eine erneute Operation an der lädierten rechten Schulter. Eine Rückkehr des gebürtigen Hamburgers auf den Tennis-Platz ist momentan in weite Ferne gerückt.

"Ich arbeite hart an meinem Comeback", versichert der 29-Jährige. "Ich versuche es so schnell wie möglich." Beim ATP-Turnier in Delray Beach kommende Woche dürfte Haas aber noch nicht aufschlagen. Nach den Rückschlägen der vergangenen Monate ist es dem Wahl-Amerikaner auch nicht anzuraten, sein Comeback auf Teufel-komm-raus zu forcieren.

Comeback gegen Peru oder Spanien?

Die Reha-Maßnahmen laufen auf Hochtouren, weshalb Haas auch nicht vor Ort sein kann, wenn Kohlschreiber und Co. von Freitag bis Sonntag den Zweitrunden-Einzug gegen die Asiaten perfekt machen wollen. Haas hofft auf einen erfolgreichen Auftakt gegen Südkorea, um danach gegen Peru oder Spanien ins Geschehen eingreifen zu können. "Das werde ich mit Patrik Kühnen besprechen, wenn es soweit ist", sagt der Rechtshänder.

Für Haas ist ein verpasstes Daviscup-Duell eine ungewohnte Erfahrung. Der mittlerweile auf Rang 27 der Weltrangliste abgerutschte Profi hatte zuletzt vor über vier Jahren bei einem Ländervergleich gefehlt - damals stieg das DTB-Team nach einer 2:3-Pleite gegen Weißrussland aus der Weltgruppe ab. Und auch damals war es die rechte Schulter, die einen Einsatz Haas' unmöglich machte. Ein schlechtes Omen? Nicht für Haas: "Sie werden gewinnen. Ich vertraue den Jungs und auf ihre Stärke", ist sich der 29-Jährige sicher.

http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/06022008/73/davis-cup-weltgruppe-leitwolf-daumen-druecken.html

Don't have time to translate the whole thing but in short:

Tommy is in Florida. He might need another surgery. Playing Delray Beach is very unlikely. He is working very much on his comeback but he is not sure if he can play a possible 2nd round Davis Cup tie but said he would talk about it with the coach if it's time for that....

Not very good news at all.

Truc
02-06-2008, 05:15 PM
Have you seen the story with the new surgery on other websites than Eurosport too? The ES website is totally clueless most of the time.
Sportbild (http://www.sportbild.de/sportbild/generated/article/tennis/2008/02/06/8294400000.html) says "heute scheint die Rückkehr auf die Tour dagegen nur eine Frage von Tagen zu sein" (his comeback should be just a question of days).

16681
02-07-2008, 03:18 AM
Have you seen the story with the new surgery on other websites than Eurosport too? The ES website is totally clueless most of the time.
Sportbild (http://www.sportbild.de/sportbild/generated/article/tennis/2008/02/06/8294400000.html) says "heute scheint die Rückkehr auf die Tour dagegen nur eine Frage von Tagen zu sein" (his comeback should be just a question of days).
I like your quote much better :) I just hope it is the correct one :scared:

yumo
02-07-2008, 04:16 AM
Don't have time to translate the whole thing but in short:

Tommy is in Florida. He might need another surgery. Playing Delray Beach is very unlikely. He is working very much on his comeback but he is not sure if he can play a possible 2nd round Davis Cup tie but said he would talk about it with the coach if it's time for that....

Not very good news at all.Thanks for you translated :D
Poor Tommy :sad: Please get well soon :o

Tommy fan
02-07-2008, 11:13 AM
Oh My... Plkease get well soon Tommy :sad:

(Damn.. Being a fan of him..)

platinum
02-07-2008, 02:06 PM
I hope he gets well soon...

16681
02-09-2008, 04:22 AM
I hope he gets well soon...
I just hope that quote about him needing yet another shoulder surgery is NOT true :eek: I still don't know why he needed the 3rd Surgery and now there may be a
4th :confused:

Tommy fan
02-09-2008, 06:13 PM
Does anybody knows if Tommy will play Derly beach?
Is he healthy?

Yappa
02-09-2008, 08:15 PM
If he doesn't intend to play, as we all expect, then he should have withdrawn before the main draw came out. Weird.

yumo
02-09-2008, 09:57 PM
LOL...Delray's main draw was out already Tommy will play :woohoo::woohoo:

Leen.
02-10-2008, 02:13 PM
thanks! great news!

16681
02-11-2008, 09:00 AM
:yippee: I think :unsure: I'm still worried about the shoulder :scared:

kiwi10is
02-11-2008, 10:14 AM
I was in Braunschweig for the Davis Cup and word on the street said Tommy is only able to practice for 1 hour per day but will try to play Delray Beach to see how it works... So better not put too much hope into this

Yappa
02-11-2008, 11:20 AM
Sounds like won't be able to last 3 long sets. Well, we'll see how he'll fare tonight against Hartfield.

16681
02-12-2008, 01:33 AM
Sounds like won't be able to last 3 long sets. Well, we'll see how he'll fare tonight against Hartfield.
He lasted 3 Sets, but got defeated :sad: I think this is yet another example of Tommy trying to come back to the Tour too quickly--when will he ever learn :rolleyes:

kiwi10is
02-12-2008, 04:15 PM
it was worth a try... but if it doesn't work out soon it was a stupid idea to start now. 4 weeks longer and he would have had protected ranking which he could have used to qualify for Olympia. Well, maybe he only needs more match experience after the long break

16681
02-13-2008, 02:10 AM
it was worth a try... but if it doesn't work out soon it was a stupid idea to start now. 4 weeks longer and he would have had protected ranking which he could have used to qualify for Olympia. Well, maybe he only needs more match experience after the long break
Well he said his shoulder had no power at the last of the Match :sad: But it just may need time to build back up after the time off or he could make it worse by playing--who knows :shrug: I just hope he has good doctors advising him. May be I should also add I hope Tommy not only has good doctors, but that he will listen to them :unsure:

yumo
02-13-2008, 03:21 AM
Safin withdraws from San Jose, Hass to face Sampras (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=ap-sanjose-safin&prov=ap&type=lgns)
February 12, 2008

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Marat Safin withdrew from the upcoming SAP Open because of a stress fracture in his right leg and stomach flu.

Safin missed last weekend's Davis Cup tie for Russia against Serbia. He had been scheduled to play an exhibition next Monday against Pete Sampras to start the tournament. Tommy Haas will replace Safin in that match.

Fernando Gonzalez and Juan Martin Del Potro withdrew Monday from the San Jose tournament with injuries.

Updated on Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 6:36 pm, EST

Leen.
02-13-2008, 05:06 AM
thanks!!

Tommy fan
02-13-2008, 03:31 PM
Thanks :)


Tommy's ranking :scared: :bigcry:

16681
02-14-2008, 04:48 AM
Safin withdraws from San Jose, Hass to face Sampras (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=ap-sanjose-safin&prov=ap&type=lgns)
February 12, 2008

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Marat Safin withdrew from the upcoming SAP Open because of a stress fracture in his right leg and stomach flu.

Safin missed last weekend's Davis Cup tie for Russia against Serbia. He had been scheduled to play an exhibition next Monday against Pete Sampras to start the tournament. Tommy Haas will replace Safin in that match.

Fernando Gonzalez and Juan Martin Del Potro withdrew Monday from the San Jose tournament with injuries.

Updated on Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 6:36 pm, EST

Thanks for the article yumo :D May be this is the best thing for Tommy to do right now. It lets him play some tennis without being in a Tournament. Correction: well there goes that reasoning because I believe Tommy is actually scheduled to play in San Jose :unsure:

kiwi10is
03-08-2008, 02:43 PM
sorry only German http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/08032008/73/haas-rentner-ohne-operation.html

Tommy said he doesn't think he will be able to play the Davis cup. He admitts that the comeback came too early and he feels very depressed and fears that his shoulder might never be 100% ok again. And he said he is close to signing a contract with a new coach who's name he will keep secret for now

Tommy fan
03-08-2008, 06:20 PM
Oh my :sad:

Doesn't sound good at all..
The positive thing he'll have a normal coach.. But if he's not healthy enough... :S

kiwi10is
03-09-2008, 10:14 AM
here is the whole interview with Tommy... maybe someone will find the time to translate it

http://www.welt.de/sport/article1771769/Ohne_Operation_waere_ich_jetzt_schon_Tennisrentner .html

enqvistfan
03-11-2008, 09:55 PM
Thanks to the online translation altavista :)
I hope he'll come back soon at his level, c'mon Tommy :bounce:

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: Mr. Haas, how are you now ?

Tommy Haas: I am rather depressed. The first weeks after my return to the tennis business were disappointing. I see that I have a stony, extremely difficult way before me.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: They work for the moment however, as if you would have no hope for better times.

Haas: After heavy defeats as in Dubai against a Top player such as David Ferrer, I cannot see light at the end of the tunnel. That was the first real challenge and it was a class difference to be seen. I am far to be on eye level with the best ones.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: Isn't the view exaggerated dark? They are only for scarcely one month again on the route.

Haas: Can be. I am not well-known to have much patience. But this third operation left already traces, did not away-put that I yet. Neither physically nor mentally.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: Do you play now without pain?

Haas: I do not have pain. But the shoulder and the arm are simply not as mobile as in former times. Approximately a feeling does not run with the impacts, it is, as if one would have set rust. I miss the power. And in such a way one loses also the self-confident its, the confidence.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: Are you afraid that your best days are past?

Haas: It can last a small eternity, until I am again the old person. In addition, it can be that nothing becomes more in such a way like in former times. I have this concern already. I sit down however no ultimatum and legend: Up to this time I want to stand there in the rank list, otherwise I make conclusion.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: Are you also ueberdruessig the continuing comebacks, the eternal catching up hunts for many injuries?

Haas: Sometimes one occurs oneself like a hamster, which turns the wheel again and again. It is not simple to away-put these setbacks again and again. Straight one in the last year did it correctly to pain, in one instant, where I was again completely in front thereby where I had a giant start into the season. But in the spring in Rome it already went again loosely with the shoulder. I went often with half strength on the place and through-bit myself.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: Would your career without a further operation have been past?

Haas: Yes, without operation I would be now already tennis pensioner.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: Did you possibly begin after the interference at the shoulder too early with the tournament tennis?

Haas: It looks nearly in such a way. But it falls heavily to motivate itself continuously only over training. You want to feel again the atmosphere of a match sometime. And you want to get naturally also again points in the rank list.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: What becomes now from your start with the Daviscuppartie of 11 until 13 April in Bremen against Spain?

Haas: I was never someone, which looked on old earnings/services. The best ones must play.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: And is called?

Haas: I do not rank for the moment among the best ones. I would not be an assistance in this condition. I do not know, what in five weeks will be. To close but the gap, condemned heavy. I do not believe in it.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: Would you come also as a substitute to Bremen?

Haas: It concerns whether I can bring an achievement, which is enough for victories. And whether I can reach such a level, to it I have rather larger than smaller doubts.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: Daviscup team head Patrik bold one helped you occasionally also as an advisor. Will you work in the future again with coach?

Haas: I believe, I need someone at my side, which helps me. The negotiations stand briefly before the conclusion, but the name remains still secret.

WORLD ON-LINE ONE: Which goals have you still for the letzen years of your career?

Haas: Some goals, which I had, will be to reach perhaps no more – a Grand Slam title about. For the instant it would already be enough to become correctly healthy.

dulkogi
03-12-2008, 05:38 PM
thanks!

kiwi10is
03-14-2008, 06:04 PM
Dean Goldfine new coach??? http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_tennisblog/2008/03/goldfine-and-ha.html

TommyB.
03-14-2008, 10:24 PM
I know his name. He was a former coach of T. Martin and Roddick too. Well let's see how it works...

Eden
03-21-2008, 12:01 AM
Kamakshi Tandon blogging from the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells

IW: Tommy Run
Posted 03/20/2008

http://tennisworld.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/03/20/2008_03_19_haas_blog.jpg

He's a little bruised and battered, but still around, hanging tough. Few players on tour have had as many stops and starts as Tommy Haas, and yet here he still is, taking down one of the new guard's best and brightest to reach the quarterfinals.

Even leaving aside last year's bizarre poisoning scare, Haas has physically had a tough time. He broke both his ankles at separate times as a teenager and has repeatedly been hit with ankle injuries, including a freak accident at Wimbledon in 2005 when he stepped on a ball during the warm-up before his first-round match. But it's his shoulder that's given him the most serious problems -- he had two surgeries on it in 2003 and one late last year. When his persona life makes news it usually involves a glamorous girlfriend or celebrity pal, but things took a very serious turn in 2002 when his parents were badly hurt in a motorcycle accident.

Yet somehow the former No. 2 has battled back each time, slowly working his back up to the top 20 following every setback. His looks may evoke the lead character in some ancient legend, but by nature Haas doesn't seem cut out for this kind of Sisyphean drudgery.

When returning players are asked what they missed while off the tour, they often say the competition. In some ways it seems like a bloodthirsty answer. Why not playing full-time again, being at tournaments again, etc.? But ultimately what it means is that they missed playing matches.

And that, after all, is what tennis players do. You play matches, and try to win them so you can play more. An injury is just another opponent who must be defeated in order to keep playing.

Victory can be sweet. "Playing a great week until now and hopefully more, it's worth going through a lot of pain," said Haas before his match against Murray, reflecting on his setbacks. "In some ways you have to look at that and be pretty proud of it. I mean, yeah, it's been incredible."

But even if it's instinctive drive rather than conscious purpose pushing him to keep going, it's still something to admire. And it's paid off handsomely this week, as Haas has picked off both red-hot Andys over the past week, beating Roddick in the second round and now Murray to reach the quarterfinals. He's also posted wins over Julien Benneteau and Fernando Verdasco.

Having made his comeback a few weeks ago in Delray Beach, Haas is still feeling the after-effects of the surgery. Right now, however, it seems to be helping him concentrate on the task at hand to save himself wear and tear. "For me, every day is just important to feel kind of healthy and going out there and hit my shots and hit my serves without feeling anything in my shoulder," he said. "You know, I need to keep telling myself that that's really the most important thing for me."

That's probably what he'll end up telling himself after his next match against Roger Federer, who looked sharp defeating Ivan Ljubicic on Wednesday night -- and then stuck around for the little on-court birthday ceremony for Ljubcic afterwards. "It was sort of old times, you know," said Federer about the way he managed to handle Ljubcic's big serve. "I felt like nothing could get past me, and this is exactly how I want to feel this week."

Ominous words for Haas, even though the two have had their battles in years long past.

But even if the runs ends here, he's proven he's no Haas-been. The comeback trail looks like it'll head back into the top 20 once more, even though this is likely to be his trip up this road. Haas turns 30 next month, so there won't really be another opportunity to start from scratch. It's all about riding this shoulder repair job as far as he can before it breaks down again.

"You know, I've done it before, and I guess that helps me a lot mentally," he said. "Like I said, as long as my shoulder stays strong and I don't feel too much pain, I can go out there and compete and I can be tough.

There have been a few odd symmetries for Haas this week -- the most noted has been the fact that he's now working with Dean Goldfine, who used to coach Haas' second-round victim, Roddick. But today's match against Murray was an even better twist, because it was against Murray in the quarterfinals last year that Haas played -- and lost -- the tournament's most eventful match (see here).

"It's nice to get your revenge back at the same place, pretty much. It took a year for us to go back and battle at it again. It was another great match, very exciting, and just came down to a few big points here and there," said Haas. "You know, I saved a lot of break points in the third, and so did he, and, you know, I came up with the goods at the right time, which was great."

Afterwards, Murray revealed that earlier this week, he had for the first time had a dream about winning a Grand Slam. "I woke up few hours later and I was unbelievably disappointed," he said.

You wonder: does Haas still have such dreams?

Source: http://tennisworld.typepad.com/travelblogue/2008/03/iw-tommy-run.html

Leen.
03-23-2008, 05:20 PM
thanks for the article! any news on miami?

kiwi10is
03-31-2008, 01:45 PM
Tommy will not play Davis Cup, World Team Cup and Olympia!! http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/31032008/14/haas-fehlt-davis-cup-olympia.html

ZackBusner
03-31-2008, 02:01 PM
This is very strange. All his statements about not being in a good form afer his injury are from before Indian Wells. Same thing with the olympics. The article says something about the Olympics ending only a few days before US Open. But the tennis tournament is not played at the end of the games but at the beginning. :confused:

TommyB.
03-31-2008, 05:01 PM
I knew it. Looks like concentration on his singles career and of course, US Open instead of the Olympic Games.

kiwi10is
04-27-2008, 05:08 PM
believe it or not... he updated his website!!! http://www.tommyhaas.com/home.php

Leen.
04-27-2008, 05:36 PM
wow, this is really unbelievable.
but that pic is hot
http://www.tommyhaas.com/assets/images/gallery/photo_211_V248.jpg

TommyB.
04-27-2008, 07:13 PM
:eek:

Tommy fan
04-29-2008, 11:46 AM
believe it or not... he updated his website!!! http://www.tommyhaas.com/home.php
:eek: :eek:
wow, this is really unbelievable.
but that pic is hot
http://www.tommyhaas.com/assets/images/gallery/photo_211_V248.jpg

:angel:

Wyna
04-29-2008, 12:42 PM
There is an interview with Tommy on eurosport.de - for everybody who understands German :)

Tommy interview (http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/29042008/73/atp-muenchen-haas-dachte-30-waere-vorbei.html)

Leen.
05-03-2008, 07:27 AM
I was in Monte Carlo with my coach Goldfine. Unfortunately I had to depart there equally again.

I had no opportunity to play in Munich. On certain days my shoulder really hurts badly and on other days it feels just fine. I really wanted to play but the cold and rainy weather made it impossible with my insures. Well, I met with mey sisters and nephews had some hours of training and got a great workout with my new physiotherapist.
I will try to find back to my old form in the warmth of Florida so I can be at least fit for the French Open. I hope that works, please cross your fingers for me!

Yours
Tommy

from http://www.tommyhaas.com/home.php

TennisFan2012
05-06-2008, 12:41 PM
It's really a shame to see him struggle with chronic injuries, especially when it appears the non-injured parts are still working very well! I hope the warmth of FL provides the healing environment needed and that if he's not able to compete in France, maybe the grass court season will be a good one for him this year.

TommyB.
05-16-2008, 07:46 PM
from his website:

Training in Florida
Hi Fans!
NEW UPDATE:
Back in Florida I am working out on the courts of the Tennis Academy more and more every day. Believe it or not, my physic therapeutic didn't hold his promises so I am searching for a new one right now. My coach Dean came down to the Academy and brings me back to my perfect profile. If my body says yes I will be back on tour very soon. My goal is French Open, but man, it's coming up very soon!
I hope I will get there!

Yours
Tommy

Tommy fan
05-20-2008, 06:56 AM
Good to know he wants to play RG, I just hope he's going to do so and won't retire from his 1st round match..
But anyhow, even if he's healthy it's hard to see him doing something there, considering the fact he hasn't played a match on clay all year (Exept retiring against Rochus after a half set..)
And he won't be a seed :sad: :sad:

leng jai
05-20-2008, 12:18 PM
Haas doesn't need match practice on the red stuff, he is the clay court master.

Leen.
05-21-2008, 07:08 PM
Haas doesn't need match practice on the red stuff, he is the clay court master.

absolutely true.

TommyB.
05-23-2008, 11:01 AM
Never in doubt, Tommy has withdrawn. He's not in draw for RG.

I hope we'll see him in Halle again.

Tommy fan
05-23-2008, 11:22 AM
:o Like you said... Never in doubt :(

Get well Tommy... Hopefully we'll see you in the grass courts season, althgouh I really shouldn't hold my breath to it..

Jogy
05-30-2008, 09:10 PM
Come on Tommy! Work hard for your comeback and show some clowns how to play :yeah:

:boxing:

kiwi10is
06-04-2008, 08:14 PM
Tommy's father announce today that Tommy will arrive in Halle for the Gerry Weber Open on thursday! The shoulder is much better and he is ready to compete...
http://www.nw-news.de/nw/sport/gerry_weber_open/gerry_weber_open_08/?cnt=2401162& only German sorry...

Wyna
06-05-2008, 06:34 PM
Great to hear Tommy is still alive. I am looking forward to see him back on court, hope he's fine again.

Tommy fan
06-06-2008, 04:01 PM
Finally! I just hope he won't withdraw again

kiwi10is
06-06-2008, 07:34 PM
looks good so far! He arrived in Halle and started practicing today

Tommy fan
06-07-2008, 12:53 PM
Thanks for the info!
When will the MD be out?

Tommy fan
06-07-2008, 04:30 PM
And Tommy's easy draws strike again :o

Stepanek on 1st rounds :scared: :(
Really tough one.. Stepanek is all serve and volley, he's in good momentum while Tommy is just back from a long break due to injury and I doubt if Tommy will stand his celiebrations.. What are the chances that the German crowd will be pissed on Radek?

TommyB.
06-07-2008, 09:51 PM
I won't expect anything. Stepanek is really dangerous, and Tommy without any match time since Houston. But finally he's back. :)

Btw he plays doubles with Michael Berrer.

Tommy fan
06-08-2008, 07:40 AM
I won't expect anything. Stepanek is really dangerous, and Tommy without any match time since Houston. But finally he's back. :)

Btw he plays doubles with Michael Berrer.

Yeah I'm not expecting to something too, but it's so mean.. Until he comes back from an injury he has a tough draw, and on his home tourny.. Is the crowd is a factor in Germany? :unsure:

Playing doubles is a smart move imo.. Good luck!

And last thing- Ofcouse it's great to finally have him back!! :)

Jogy
06-09-2008, 03:11 PM
I hope Tommy is well :yeah:

Tommy fan
06-09-2008, 06:42 PM
Tommy will play tommmorow. It's gonna be the 3rd match, not before 15:30 local time.

Good luck Tommy!! Do your best and don't let Stepank's dances to drive you nuts!

Tommy fan
06-10-2008, 03:02 PM
Tommy has lost the 1st set 6:7(0)..
I hope he can win it in 3 :unsrue:
C'mon Tommy!

Tommy fan
06-10-2008, 03:49 PM
Tommy has won the 2nd set 7:6(3).
I hope he's fit eniugh for the 3rd set as well..
C'mon Tommy!!

Tommy fan
06-10-2008, 04:37 PM
Tommy won!! 6:7(0) 7:6(3) 6:4!!!!
What a great win over a though opponent, especially on grass, and Stepanek was in great shape..
Well done Tommy!! :worship:

Next round is Kohli.. :scared: Who's the crowd's favorite?

Good luck Tommy!

TommyB.
06-10-2008, 04:55 PM
Good win for Tommy. :cool: His serve was great, some problems with return and baseline game. But it was the first match since some weeks.

I think he can beat Kohli too. (if he stay healthy until tomorrow :tape:)

Tommy fan
06-10-2008, 05:03 PM
Good win for Tommy. :cool: His serve was great, some problems with return and baseline game. But it was the first match since some weeks.

I think he can beat Kohli too. (if he stay healthy until tomorrow :tape:)

That's the main question :tape: If I'll see in the result "RET" or "W/O"... :armed:

Wyna
06-10-2008, 05:56 PM
That's the main question :tape: If I'll see in the result "RET" or "W/O"... :armed:

No, you see a Tommy def. Stepanek 67 76 64 :bounce:
I am really happy that he could win after not playing for so long!

Tommy fan
06-10-2008, 06:30 PM
No, you see a Tommy def. Stepanek 67 76 64 :bounce:
I am really happy that he could win after not playing for so long!

Yeah me too! It was a really nasty 1rd round draw, Stepanek has the game for grass, in great shape etc while Tommy was injured for a while.. I'm so glad he won! And had nearly 20 aces! :D
From the middle of the 2nd set I had a feeling he can win it (As long he won't suck in another tb..) but sadly I had no way to watch it.. Hopefully you guys injoyed it :D

Yappa
06-10-2008, 06:40 PM
Horrible OOP for tomorrow.
Haas-Kohlschreiber not before 1:30 pm, which means that the german channel DSF won't show it. :( Instead we'll get to see Federer thrashing Berrer. :rolleyes:

Guess I'll have to try watching the match on betfair with a prox_y.

leng jai
06-11-2008, 04:53 AM
Four:love did you record Haas Vs Steppa by any chance?

TommyB.
07-09-2008, 06:12 PM
Tommy will play Indianapolis next week. :)

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080709/SPORTS/807090407/1287/SPORTS

Tommy fan
07-09-2008, 09:31 PM
:woohoo: C'mon Tommy :)

timoe
07-09-2008, 09:47 PM
Wow, Tommy plans to play five consecutive tournaments before the US Open. So his shoulder must really be fine at the moment or he knows that he will lose early everywhere. :D

Lugburz
07-10-2008, 02:20 PM
Terrific news ! C'mon !

P.S.Does anyone know will he have to defend some points there from last year?
Like he did it in Halle,defending 15p from last year Bangkok...

timoe
07-10-2008, 03:11 PM
P.S.Does anyone know will he have to defend some points there from last year?
Like he did it in Halle,defending 15p from last year Bangkok...

He didn't have to defend the points from Bangkok, they just don't count anymore as he has now 5 better results in non-Grandslam or Masters tournaments. In the next weeks he has to defend 50 points from Washington (which would be replaced by the 15 points from Bangkok if he didn't), 75 and 5 from the two Masters and 250 in NY.
Tommy, it's time to win a title again. :)

Tommy fan
07-10-2008, 07:18 PM
Thanks for the explantion, timeo, I didn't know that so good to know now.
C'mon Tommy, gain some points! But TBH, I'm scraed to death from the USO QF

Lugburz
07-10-2008, 07:36 PM
Yeah really good explanation..Thanks

@Tommy_Fan:I like your picture ;)

el tenista
07-10-2008, 08:22 PM
Good news ;)
So time for a semifinal oder final again...Let's go Tommy!!!!

Tommy fan
07-11-2008, 02:49 PM
Yeah really good explanation..Thanks

@Tommy_Fan:I like your picture ;)

Thanks :D

Wyna
07-12-2008, 02:36 PM
Wow, Tommy plans to play five consecutive tournaments before the US Open. So his shoulder must really be fine at the moment or he knows that he will lose early everywhere. :D

Let's hope that the shoulder is alright and that he can might get a seeding for the US Open.

Lugburz
07-12-2008, 02:47 PM
Let's hope that the shoulder is alright and that he can might get a seeding for the US Open.

I think he could do great job at this upcoming tours,so no doubt that he will be seeded...

Lugburz
07-14-2008, 03:32 PM
Information about Olympics...Tommy won't play for Germany this summer..Along with Roddick,Fish,Gasquet...etc
Source http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/2008-07-13-tennispros-olympics_N.htm

thefly
07-14-2008, 04:07 PM
Actually, this article is about top players who are NOT going to play at the Olympics. Tommy already said some months ago that he would skip the Olympics, and rather focus on the US Open, as do Roddick and others.

Lugburz
07-14-2008, 04:31 PM
Yeah,my fault :rolleyes:

Lugburz
07-14-2008, 09:36 PM
Well,since Tommy won't play at the Olympics,we will probably see him like last year at Legg Mason Open
Source : http://www.leggmasontennisclassic.com/players.aspx

thefly
07-14-2008, 10:00 PM
Yeah, looks like he'll play every week until Washington (August 11), five tournaments before the Open (-> US Open Series). Let's hope he'll get through healthy and at his best.

Lugburz
07-14-2008, 10:04 PM
That is awesome,finally after tough season for him,we can see him back in action !
I would put his health beside for now,trying not to provoke some evil :) He will now just have to enjoy his maybe 5 more years in tennis... And so do we

el tenista
07-15-2008, 12:05 AM
He will now just have to enjoy his maybe 5 more years in tennis

Sorry, but this is impossible ;)

Lugburz
07-15-2008, 12:18 PM
It is dude,remember that interview that I posted...

el tenista
07-15-2008, 03:25 PM
Yeah I remember. But 5 more years? I think he can play 2-3 more years on a good level...

Wyna
07-15-2008, 03:36 PM
I think we should be happy about 2-3 years with hopefully some good wins, a good run at a Grand Slam.

thefly
07-15-2008, 10:22 PM
Tommy has finally updated his site:

Nun ist die kurze rasensaison für mich schon wieder beendet. In Halle habe ich ganz gut gespielt,aber leider gegen einen landsmann 6/7 im dritten satz verloren. meine 4:1 führung im 3. satz konnte ich nicht ausnutzen. In wimbledon habe ich ebenfalls zwei runden gewonnen, ehe ich gegen den recht gut spielenden andy murray in 4 sätzen verlor.
Anschl. ging es zurück nach Florida, habe nun wieder versucht mich auf die hartplatz saison einzustimmen. Die kommende woche werde ich in Indianapolis aufschlagen, und hoffe, daß es mir wieder gelingt den anschluß an vergangene zeiten zu schaffen. Meine schulter zwickt hin u. wieder aber ich hoffe sehr - nicht bei den nächsten matches.
Ich hoffe meine fans drücken mir die daumen und unterstützen mich, dann komm ich auch wieder zu meiner bisherigen form!
bis bald euer t o m m y

Now the short grass court season is concluded for me already again.
In Halle, I played fairly well but lost against a co-patriot 6/7 in the third set. I also won two rounds in Wimbledon before I lost against Andy Murray in 4 sets. Now that Wimbledon is over I am back in Florida to re-acclimate to the US heat and conditions on the hard court. I will open Indianapolis this coming week, I am hoping to get back into form. My shoulder pinches there and again however I hope that it will not in the next matches.
I hope my fans keep their fingers crossed and keep supporting me like they have and I will be back in form in no time.

Yours, Tommy

Lugburz
07-15-2008, 10:42 PM
Tommy has finally updated his site:

Wow,finally ! glad to hear that

Lugburz
07-16-2008, 03:09 PM
Very sad news for me :sad: I am so pissed off that I won't b here tonight with you guys,:( I have to travel a long journey back home for 10 hours in lousy train! :(
I hope that Tommy will win,because otherwise I would kill myself for not being here tonight!
P.S.I really don't like Tommy's new outfit..I mean sleeveless ! Come on! :o

Tommy fan
07-16-2008, 04:47 PM
Very sad news for me :sad: I am so pissed off that I won't b here tonight with you guys,:( I have to travel a long journey back home for 10 hours in lousy train! :(
I hope that Tommy will win,because otherwise I would kill myself for not being here tonight!
P.S.I really don't like Tommy's new outfit..I mean sleeveless ! Come on! :o

I'm sorry for you :hug: But no worry! We'll cheeer for you too!
Better win Tommy :armed:

thefly
07-16-2008, 05:41 PM
P.S.I really don't like Tommy's new outfit..I mean sleeveless ! Come on! :o

Speaking of which ... I can't believe that he has once again a new cloth supplier/sponsor, whatever you call it. lol, everytime Tommy's gone for a while they quit on him, and then he's back with a new one. His closet must be HUGE. :p

16681
07-17-2008, 12:36 AM
Tommy sheeveless :eek: I wish I could see him :sad: At Wimbledon he said he wanted to play as long as he could. Also did anyone else see that interview because he also mentioned house hunting with Sara in California. No mention of marriage that I heard, but I didn't get in on the first part of the interview :mad:

Lugburz
07-17-2008, 11:36 AM
Haha btw,like he had heard me..Against Isner he worn T-Shirt ! Terrific :D

Lugburz
07-24-2008, 01:50 PM
So,now as Tommy had nothing to defend in Toronto 52weeks before..He will be gaining those 35p in second round..?

thefly
07-24-2008, 02:07 PM
So,now as Tommy had nothing to defend in Toronto 52weeks before..He will be gaining those 35p in second round..?

Actually, now thinking about it, even though Toronto last year was later, I think they have to remove his points from last year, because you can't have 10 Masters Series events calculated in your ranking (since Toronto would be listed in his counted events twice), right?

el tenista
07-24-2008, 02:15 PM
Actually, now thinking about it, even though Toronto last year was later, I think they have to remove his points from last year, because you can't have 10 Masters Series events calculated in your ranking (since Toronto would be listed in his counted events twice), right?

Yeah think so as well, but if you have a look at the updated rankings thread hier in this forum, you'll see that no points will be removed after this week...
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=114565

Lugburz
07-24-2008, 02:17 PM
Well,I don't think so either that there could be 10 Masters...We should wait for el tenista,he is well versed into ranking system ;)

Lugburz
07-24-2008, 02:20 PM
Yeah think so as well, but if you have a look at the updated rankings thread hier in this forum, you'll see that no points will be removed after this week...
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=114565

What does that actually means?

thefly
07-24-2008, 02:22 PM
Yeah, don't get that either. :)
But for the USO it doesn't really matter anyway. Compared to last year's USO series, he is -50 right now ... or actually -65 because he lost the San Jose points? Aw f*** it, I'm lost. :p

Lugburz
07-24-2008, 02:25 PM
Well I am lost too...Maybe he should defend next week points from Wash.last year since he had nothing to defend in Toronto,just opinion :)

16681
07-24-2008, 11:32 PM
Well I am lost too...Maybe he should defend next week points from Wash.last year since he had nothing to defend in Toronto,just opinion :)
I'm glad to know other people don't understand the ranking system. I go to the thread in GM or to the ATP Site if I want to see where someone is ranked. Believe me I don't try to figure it out for myself :o

Wyna
07-26-2008, 05:10 PM
Did anybody see that Tommy wrote sth on his homepage? He really did :eek:


Training in Florida (http://tommyhaas.com/home.php)
Hi Fans!

Now the short grass court season is concluded for me already again.
In Halle, I played fairly well but lost against a co-patriot 6/7 in the third set. I also won two rounds in Wimbledon before I lost against Andy Murray in 4 sets. Now that Wimbledon is over I am back in Florida to re-acclimate to the US heat and conditions on the hard court. I will open Indianapolis this coming week, I am hoping to get back into form. My shoulder pinches there and again however I hope that it will not in the next matches.
I hope my fans keep their fingers crossed and keep supporting me like they have and I will be back in form in no time.

Yours, Tommy

Lugburz
07-28-2008, 03:58 PM
Tommy gained 15 points from 35 he won..Does anybody knows why ?

thefly
07-28-2008, 04:25 PM
Tommy gained 15 points from 35 he won..Does anybody knows why ?

Ah, now I get it ...

That's because now he indeed has Toronto twice in his ranking breakdown, and for that, the worst result in his "best 5 other" list was removed, which was Halle (leaving only four in this list - or you can count last week in Toronto to these "best 5 other" if you will):

Tommy's Ranking Breakdown (http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/pointsbreakdown.asp?player=H355)

timoe
07-28-2008, 04:26 PM
Tommy gained 15 points from 35 he won..Does anybody knows why ?
At the moment there are 10 Masters Series Results in the ranking, as all points count for exactly one year and last year the Masters Series Canada Event was later. To make the number of counted tournaments 18, at the moment only 4 non-mandatory tournaments are in the ranking, so Tommy's 20 points from Halle don't count now.
So next week his 25 points from Memphis will disappear and be replaced by this weeks' result. Actually it doesn't really matter, as in two weeks everything will be "normal" again, with 4 + 9 + 5 tournaments, so it's sufficient if we remember Tommy has to defend 80 points from Toronto and Cincinatti, 35 of whom he has already defended.

edit: ah, too late ;)

thefly
07-28-2008, 04:32 PM
But I think his Memphis result will only be replaced by this week if he'll reach the 2nd round or better ... and thinking about it, this week would acutally replace Halle again, because Tommy will lose his Washington points, so this one will be removed from the list.

timoe
07-28-2008, 04:46 PM
But I think his Memphis result will only be replaced by this week if he'll reach the 2nd round or better ... and thinking about it, this week would acutally replace Halle again, because Tommy will lose his Washington points, so this one will be removed from the list.

As Cincy is a Masters tournament it will count even if he loses in the first round. Players who lost in the first round in Toronto also had to count it as a tenth Masters tournament, even if they had better results in the other section.

With the other point you are definitely right, I didn't see that.

thefly
07-28-2008, 05:01 PM
But that would mean that he actually loses points if he'll not reach the 2nd round, because they replace a normal tournament with a Masters result with LESS points?!

On the other hand, when Cincy and Toronto form last year are finally gone, all of that won't matter anymore ...

Well ... :p

Lugburz
07-28-2008, 05:03 PM
Thanks guys,I kinda understand it now,Actually it is all mixed up because of Olympics,so that we now have 10 masters instead of 9(2xToronto)...So he gained 15 because Halle had to be removed...
P.S.In two weeks all will be back to normal as timoe said,how's that ?

timoe
07-28-2008, 06:11 PM
But that would mean that he actually loses points if he'll not reach the 2nd round, because they replace a normal tournament with a Masters result with LESS points?!

On the other hand, when Cincy and Toronto form last year are finally gone, all of that won't matter anymore ...

Well ... :p

Yep, look at Stepanek for example whose 21 points from Wroclaw have been replaced by 5 from Toronto. But, yes, as I said before, that's just temporary so it shouldn't bother us too much. Anyway, just get as many points as possible, Tommy. ;)

@Lugburz: That's because last year's results from Toronto and Cincy are out then, so these tournaments don't count "twice" anymore.

Wyna
07-28-2008, 06:19 PM
But that would mean that he actually loses points if he'll not reach the 2nd round, because they replace a normal tournament with a Masters result with LESS points?!


So he better makes it into the 2nd round :p

I have a general question (which shows that I am totally not an expert when it comes to the ranking system...):
When a player isn't playing a Masters does this mean 0 points for the ranking which can't be replaced by a better result?
It's like this with the GS but also with all Masters?

thefly
07-28-2008, 06:43 PM
So he better makes it into the 2nd round :p

I have a general question (which shows that I am totally not an expert when it comes to the ranking system...):
When a player isn't playing a Masters does this mean 0 points for the ranking which can't be replaced by a better result?
It's like this with the GS but also with all Masters?

No. Usually this replacement of a normal tournament in the "best 5 other" list doesn't happen because the Masters events just replace "themselves"; this year however, everything is a little messed up due to the Olympics, resulting in a schedule that has these ongoing Masters events not happening during the same weeks as last year.

timoe
07-28-2008, 07:03 PM
No. Usually this replacement of a normal tournament in the "best 5 other" list doesn't happen because the Masters events just replace "themselves"; this year however, everything is a little messed up due to the Olympics, resulting in a schedule that has these ongoing Masters events not happening during the same weeks as last year.

Right, but if you get 0 points for not playing in a Masters tournament for which you were qualified it still counts. The 4 Grandslam and 9 TMS events cannot be replaced, unless a player's ranking was too bad at that time, then he can add another tournament from the non-mandatories. I think that's what Wyna wanted to know? Or at least I understood the question like that.

Wyna
07-28-2008, 07:08 PM
Right, but if you get 0 points for not playing in a Masters tournament for which you were qualified it still counts. The 4 Grandslam and 9 TMS events cannot be replaced, unless a player's ranking was too bad at that time, then he can add another tournament from the non-mandatories. I think that's what Wyna wanted to know? Or at least I understood the question like that.

Yes, you understood me correctly. Thanks, I think I know now the basics :wavey: