Rüdiger Haas

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Rüdiger Haas
Country West Germany West Germany
(until 1990)
Germany Germany
Born 15 December 1969
Eberbach,
West Germany
Height 6'4" (193 cm)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $49,741
Singles
Career record 1-4
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 321 (2 Mar 1992)
Doubles
Career record 10-5
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 138 (2 Oct 1989)

Rüdiger Haas (b Eberbach, 15 December 1969) is a former professional tennis player from Germany.[1]

Career[edit]

Despite winning two Grand Prix doubles titles, Haas never competed in the main draw of a Grand Slam event. He did however make some Grand Slam appearances in the juniors. The biggest tournament he participated in as a singles player was the 1991 German Open, part of the ATP Super 9 series. He lost in the first round to Omar Camporese from Italy. The only occasion that he made it past the opening round of a Grand Prix or ATP Tour tournament was in the 1991 Kremlin Cup, where he defeated Soviet Sergej Skakun, before being eliminated in the second round by Jakob Hlasek.[2]

He won his first doubles title at Frankfurt in 1988, partnering a 17 year old Goran Ivanišević. They upset the reigning Australian Open champions Rick Leach and Jim Pugh in the semi-finals, then defeated Jeremy Bates and Tom Nijssen in the final. The other title win was in Palermo the following year, with he and partner Peter Ballauff beating both the first and second seeds.[3]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1988 West Germany Frankfurt, West Germany Carpet Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivanišević United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 2. 1989 Italy Palermo, Italy Clay West Germany Peter Ballauff Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivanišević
Italy Diego Nargiso
6–2, 6–7, 6–4

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1992 Germany Fürth, Germany Clay Germany Udo Riglewski United States Brian Joelson
Haiti Bertrand Madsen
6–1, 6–3

References[edit]