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Old 02-12-2008, 04:15 PM   #151
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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
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:10 AM   #152
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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 But it just may need time to build back up after the time off or he could make it worse by playing--who knows 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

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Old 02-13-2008, 03:21 AM   #153
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Safin withdraws from San Jose, Hass to face Sampras

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
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:31 PM   #155
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Safin withdraws from San Jose, Hass to face Sampras

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 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
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sorry only German http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/080320...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
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Oh my

Doesn't sound good at all..
The positive thing he'll have a normal coach.. But if he's not healthy enough... :S
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here is the whole interview with Tommy... maybe someone will find the time to translate it

http://www.welt.de/sport/article1771...isrentner.html
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Thanks to the online translation altavista
I hope he'll come back soon at his level, c'mon Tommy

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.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:04 PM   #162
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Dean Goldfine new coach??? http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports...ne-and-ha.html
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I know his name. He was a former coach of T. Martin and Roddick too. Well let's see how it works...
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:01 AM   #164
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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/trave...tommy-run.html
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thanks for the article! any news on miami?
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