Robin Haase

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Robin Haase
Robin Haase (NED) US Open.jpg
Haase at the 2011 US Open
Country  Netherlands
Residence The Hague, Netherlands
Born (1987-04-06) 6 April 1987 (age 27)
The Hague, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,766,128
Singles
Career record 124–137 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 33 (30 July 2012)
Current ranking No. 72 (2 August 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2011)
French Open 2R (2011, 2012, 2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2011)
US Open 2R (2011)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 51–70 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 43 (28 January 2013)
Current ranking No. 77 (26 May 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2013)
French Open 3R (2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 1R (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Last updated on: May 26, 2013.

Robin Haase (born 6 April 1987 in The Hague) is a Dutch tennis player. Haase is currently the highest-ranked Dutch player, achieving his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 33 in July 2012. He is left-handed, but plays with right hand. He is endorsed by Robey, Head, Tempo-Team and iTennis.nl.[1] His mother is Dutch and his father German.

Career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Haase was a promising junior player, compiling a singles win/loss record of 76–41 and reaching as high as No. 3 in the junior world rankings in March 2005. Later on in 2005, he lost the final of the Junior Grand Slam Tournament at Wimbledon to Jérémy Chardy in his last junior-level tournament.

Tournament 2004 2005
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A SF
French Open 1R A
Wimbledon 1R F
US Open 1R A

2006[edit]

Haase started 2006 ranked 665. In June he played his first ATP tournament at Rosmalen losing in the first round against Juan Carlos Ferrero 4–6, 6–3, 2–6.[2]

In September he made his debut for the Dutch Davis Cup team in the World Group Play-offs against the Czech Republic, losing against Tomáš Berdych in straight sets and winning from Jan Hernych when the competition already was decided.

In November Haase won his first Challenger tournament in Nashville, beating 2 top-100 players in the process.[3]

He further reached three semi-finals on the ATP Challenger Tour and ended the year ranked 164.

2007[edit]

In March he won his second Challenger in Wolfsburg.

In July, Haase reached his first ATP Tour semifinal at the Dutch Open in Amersfoort, where in the quarterfinals he beat the top-100 player Florent Serra. He eventually lost in straight sets, 4–6, 4–6, to Werner Eschauer. Capping off a good week, he reached the final in doubles with compatriot Rogier Wassen, but lost in straight sets, 2–6, 0–6.

In August, Haase for the first time defeated a top-10 player at the Rogers Cup, beating Tomáš Berdych, 6–4, 7–5.

Haase made his Grand Slam debut at the US Open as a lucky loser, due to the withdrawal of Mario Ančić. He lost in the first round in straight sets to the third seed and eventual runner-up Novak Djoković, 2–6, 1–6, 3–6.

2008–2010[edit]

At the 2008 Chennai Open, Haase claimed another top-20 win when he defeated the second-seeded Marcos Baghdatis, 6–3, 6–4, in the first round.

Haase pushed Lleyton Hewitt to five sets in the first round of Wimbledon 2008, with Hewitt finally winning, 7–6, 3–6, 3–6, 7–6, 2–6.

Haase returned to Wimbledon two years later, where he upset James Blake in straight sets in the first round. He was narrowly defeated by World No. 1 and eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the second round, 7–5, 2–6, 6–3, 0–6, 3–6.

2011[edit]

Robin Haase at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships

At Wimbledon, Haase beat world no. 22 Fernando Verdasco in the second round, 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2. In the third round, he trailed against Mardy Fish, 3–6, 7–6, 2–6, 1–1, before retiring with a knee problem.

Haase then landed his first ATP title at the Austrian Open Kitzbühel. In the opening round, he led Potito Starace, 6–3, 2–0, before his opponent retired due to injury. In the second round, he defeated second seed Feliciano López, 1–6, 6–4, 6–3, in a rain-delayed match that spanned two days. Hours later on the same day, he beat Andreas Seppi, 6–4, 6–2, in the quarterfinals.[4] In the semifinals, he defeated qualifier João Souza, 6–1, 6–7, 6–4. In the final, he came out on top against experienced clay-courter Albert Montañés, 6–4, 4–6, 6–1.

At the US Open, Haase reached the second round after beating Portuguese Rui Machado 6–0, 6–4, 6–4. In the second round Haase led fourth seed Andy Murray by two sets to love, but was eventually beaten in five sets, despite coming back from 4–0 to 4–4 in the deciding set resulting in 7–6, 6–2, 2–6, 0–6, 4–6.[5]

Haase ended the year ranked 45, his highest end of year ranking in his professional career.[6]

2012[edit]

Robin Haase meant to start the year playing in Chennai but because of troubles obtaining a visa he had to withdraw.[7] In Australia he lost first round matches in Sydney and Melbourne. Losing first to Alex Bogomolov, Jr. and then Andy Roddick.[8][9] At the indoor tournament of Zagreb Haase was seeded 7th and reached the quarterfinals, losing to Lukáš Lacko 4–6, 4–6.[10]

In February he helped the Dutch Davis Cup team to a 5–0 victory over Finland in World Group I, playing a singles match and partnered in the doubles match with Jean-Julien Rojer.[11] In Rotterdam and Indian Wells Haase lost again in the first round. This time to Nikolay Davydenko and Pablo Andújar.[12][13]

In a Challenger tournament in Dallas he reached the quarterfinals. In the Miami Masters he lost in the second round to Jürgen Melzer 6–7, 6–3, 4–6 after winning from Marinko Matosevic.[14][15]

In the second round of World Group I the Netherlands won 5–0 from a devalued Romanian team. Haase played two singles matches.[16][17] At the ATP tournament of Casablanca Haase was seeded 6th, but lost in the first round to Algerian Lamine Ouahab, ranked 752, with 3–6, 2–6.[18] In the next week, Haase played the Monte-Carlo Masters. In the first round his opponent Juan Mónaco retired in the third set at 7–5, 0–6, 1–3. In the second round, Haase faced Fabio Fognini, defeating him in straight sets. The third round facing Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, who defeated 5th seed David Ferrer the previous round, Haase won 6–2, 6–3. In the quarterfinals, playing the #1 seed Novak Djokovic, who defeated him in straight sets, despite Haase breaking his serve 4 times, 6–4, 6–2. Robin Haase was the first Dutch player in 9 years reaching a Masters Tournament quarterfinals, the last being Martin Verkerk.[19][20] Robin has won the tournament in Kitzbühel for the second year in a row, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber. He then lost in the first round of the London olympics in both singles and doubles.

Style of play[edit]

Haase has a powerful serve which often exceeds 200 kph. It is also very accurate. Although his double-handed backhand is weaker than his forehand, he can attack and defend with both. When he hits the ball very flat, he is a threat to top players, as he led Nadal by two sets to one in Wimbledon before losing in 5 sets, and holding a two sets to love lead against two time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray in the US Open and eventually losing in 5 sets. He is capable of producing spectacular shots, such as powerful forehands down the line on the run à la Sampras or backhand winners while taking the ball on the rise, his left foot in the air. An accomplished doubles player, Haase doesn't shun the odd net point. Haase is a very spirited player, who has problems maintaining his temper when a match turns for the worse.

Equipment[edit]

Haase is using a Head Graphene Prestige MP, 98 square inches. (May still be using Head Sonic Pro 17 gauge strings 55/53 lbs, which was his last tension and string choice with his previous Prestige Mid racket)

Significant Finals[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2013 Australian Open Hard Netherlands Igor Sijsling United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 6 August 2011 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Albert Montañés 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 2. 28 July 2012 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria (2) Clay Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 28 July 2013 Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Russia Mikhail Youzhny 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 20 October 2013 Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Germany Tommy Haas 3–6, 6–4, 4–6

Doubles: 7 (2 title, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by Surface
Outdoors (1–5)
Indoors (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 July 2007 Dutch Open, Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Rogier Wassen Argentina Juan Pablo Brzezicki
Argentina Juan Pablo Guzmán
2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 9 January 2011 Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard United States David Martin India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [7–10]
Winner 1. 20 February 2011 Open 13, Marseille, France Hard (i) United Kingdom Ken Skupski France Julien Benneteau
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6–3, 6–7(4–7), [13–11]
Runner-up 3. 12 June 2011 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass Canada Milos Raonic India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–7(8–10), 6–3, [9–11]
Runner-up 4. 26 January 2013 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Netherlands Igor Sijsling United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 18 May 2014 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy Clay Spain Feliciano López Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 2. 27 July 2014 Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Swizterland Clay Germany Andre Begemann Australia Rameez Junaid
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
6–3, 6–4

Challenger finals[edit]

Singles: 9 (8–1)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (8–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 November 2006 United States Nashville, United States Hard Denmark Kristian Pless 7–6(11–9), 6–3
Winner 2. 4 March 2007 Germany Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet (i) Germany Daniel Brands 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 3. 23 March 2008 United States Sunrise, United States Hard France Sébastien Grosjean 7–5, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 4. 21 March 2010 Italy Caltanissetta, Italy Clay Italy Matteo Trevisan 7–5, 6–3
Winner 5. 6 June 2010 Germany Fürth, Germany Clay Germany Tobias Kamke 6–4, 6–2
Winner 6. 8 August 2010 San Marino City of San Marino, San Marino Clay Italy Filippo Volandri 6–2, 7–6(10–8)
Winner 7. 29 August 2010 Italy Manerbio, Italy Clay Italy Marco Crugnola 6–3, 6–2
Winner 8. 5 September 2010 Italy Como, Italy Clay Czech Republic Ivo Minář 6–4, 6–3
Runner–up 1. 9 June 2013 Italy Caltanissetta, Italy Clay Serbia Dušan Lajović 6–7(4–7), 3–6

Doubles: 6 (3–3)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (3–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 5 August 2006 Saransk, Russia Clay Israel Dekel Valtzer Kazakhstan Alexey Kedriouk
Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk
4–6, 7–5, [5–10]
Runner-up 2. 10 September 2006 Brașov, Romania Clay Czech Republic Michal Navratil Republic of Macedonia Lazar Magdincev
Republic of Macedonia Predrag Rusevski
4–6, 6–7(9–11)
Winner 3. 4 November 2006 Louisville, United States Hard Netherlands Igor Sijsling United States Amer Delic
United States Robert Kendrick
w/o
Runner-up 4. 28 January 2007 Wrexham, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Richard Bloomfield France Thomas Oger
France Nicolas Tourte
7–6(7–4), 5–7, [10–12]
Winner 5. 1 August 2010 Cordenons, Italy Clay Netherlands Rogier Wassen United States James Cerretani
Canada Adil Shamasdin
7–6(16–14), 7–5
Winner 6. 28 August 2010 Manerbio, Italy Clay Netherlands Thomas Schoorel Argentina Diego Junqueira
Spain Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
6–4, 6–4

Singles Performance Timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current through US Open.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 2R A 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 3–6
French Open Q2 1R A 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 3–6
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 4–6
US Open 1R A A A 2R 1R 1R 1–4
Win–Loss 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–3 6–4 1–4 1–4 1–3 11–22
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 1R NH 0–1
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A 2R A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2–5
Miami Masters 1R 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1–6
Monte Carlo Masters A A A A 2R QF 1R 1R 4–4
Rome Masters A A A A A 1R A 1R 0–2
Madrid Masters A A A A A A 2R 1R 1–2
Canada Masters 2R A A A A A A 1–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A 1R A 0–1
Shanghai Masters NMS A A 1R A A 0–1
Paris Masters A A A A A A 2R 1–1
Win–Loss 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–4 4–5 2-5 9–18
Career statistics
Titles–Runner-ups 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0
Year End Ranking 114 116 447 65 45 56 43

Doubles Performance Timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current through 2014 Australian Open.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R F 2R 0 / 3 6–3
French Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 1–5
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4
Win–Loss 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–3 0–4 5–4 1–1 0 / 16 8–16

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.robinhaase.nl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=7&lang=nl
  2. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/Share/Match-Facts-Pop-Up.aspx?t=440&y=2006&r=3&p=H756
  3. ^ http://beta.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/men's-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100014773
  4. ^ "Haase Downs Two Seeds To Reach Semifinals In Austria". Tennis Now. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2011/09/03/haase-verliest-na-vijf-sets-van-murray-op-us-open/
  6. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Top-Players/Robin-Haase.aspx?t=rh
  7. ^ http://post.jagran.com/Visa-problem-is-reason-for-me-not-coming-to-Chennai-Robin-Haase-1325268808
  8. ^ http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/tennis/11272629/__Haase_onderuit_in_Sydney__.html
  9. ^ http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2012/01/17/krajicek-ten-koste-van-barrois-verder/
  10. ^ http://www.nu.nl/sport/2732060/haase-verliest-in-kwartfinale-zagreb.html
  11. ^ http://www.nu.nl/sport/2738606/davis-cup-team-stelt-zege-veilig-finland.html
  12. ^ http://www.nusport.nl/abn-amro-wtt/2741029/haase-maat-kleiner-dan-davidenko.html
  13. ^ http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/tennis/11682099/__Haase_onderuit_in_de_VS__.html
  14. ^ http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2698/Sport/article/detail/3230231/2012/03/23/Haase-uitgeschakeld-in-Miami.dhtml
  15. ^ http://www.nu.nl/sport/2769141/haase-overleeft-eerste-ronde-in-miami-bakker-onderuit.html
  16. ^ http://www.nineoclock.ro/romanian-davis-cup-team-boycotted/
  17. ^ http://www.daviscup.com/en/draws-results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=100017667
  18. ^ http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/7795698/lamine-ouahab-ousts-sixth-seeded-robin-haase-casablanca
  19. ^ http://www.sporteditie.nl/nieuws/haase_stunt_niet_tegen_djokovic
  20. ^ http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2698/Sport/article/detail/3243373/2012/04/19/Haase-eerste-Nederlander-sinds-2003-in-kwartfinale-Masters-Series.dhtml