Manager Weindorfer: "Rücktritt von Tommy Haas ist nicht offiziell" - tennis MAGAZIN
:help:TOMMY HAAS: YET STILL A PROFESSIONAL-MATCH?
But: Is that really what it was supposed to be? Secretly, quietly and quietly, Haas says goodbye to his well-deserved retirement? Will the defeat at the ATP tournament in Kitzbühel against Jan-Lennard Struff in August 2017 be his last professional match?
Haas manager Edwin Weindorfer does not want to confirm this with tennismagazin.de. The Austrian said on the phone: In a US interview is not always played to 100 percent what you said. In any case, Tommy Haas has not officially resigned yet. The background to Weindorfer's statement is that in the USA, unlike in Germany, for example, interviews are generally not released by the interviewee, in the case of Tommy Haas. Although Weindorfer has not yet spoken to Haas in person, he assures us that we will sit down at the Indian Wells tournament (starting on March 5, 2018, editor's note) and then write an official statement on the subject.
The only question is: what besides a then officially announced resignation Haas and Weindorfer want to announce in early March? The fact that Haas, meanwhile for the second time in Indian Wells as a tournament director in action, will again attack big to give his umpteenth comeback, is illusory. Weindorfer, however, has another option in mind: It is conceivable that Tommy will play again in an ATP tournament and deny one or the other professional match. In addition, according to Weindorfer, a farewell match for Haas in Germany is far from off the table: this is still planned.
TOMMY HAAS: IT IS BURNING IN ME
No matter how it comes: Haas, who turns 40 in April, missed the right time for a career ending. For months, almost years, the scene is waiting for him to finally draw a line. He has been a professional tennis player for 22 years and was injured for at least five years. It seems he is torn inside in terms of his own career. In January, he said on the sidelines of the Australian Open, where he acted as advisory coach of the Frenchman Lucas Pouille, the Süddeutsche Zeitung: In me still burning something. He had even toyed with the idea of qualifying in Melbourne.
Haas admitted in the conversation with the SZ, however, also that he would need no big Bang for his official end. The most probable thing is that in the beginning of March in Indian Wells he also officially says: Well, that was it really. And maybe that's not the worst option after all that back and forth.