Haase at the 2015 French Open
|Residence||The Hague, Netherlands|
6 April 1987 |
The Hague, Netherlands
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||148–167 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 33 (30 July 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 57 (3 February 2017)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2011)|
|French Open||2R (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)|
|US Open||2R (2011, 2015)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012)|
|Career record||74–93 (at ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 38 (11 May 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 85 (1 February 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2013)|
|French Open||3R (2014)|
|US Open||2R (2014, 2016)|
|Last updated on: February 1, 2016.|
Robin Haase (born 6 April 1987) is a Dutch tennis player. Haase is currently the highest-ranked Dutch player, achieving a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 33 in July 2012. He has won two singles titles and reached the quarterfinals of the 2012 Monte Carlo Masters. Together with countryman Igor Sijsling, Haase reached the final of the 2013 Australian Open men's doubles.
- 1 Career
- 2 Style of play
- 3 Equipment
- 4 Significant finals
- 5 ATP career finals
- 6 Challenger finals
- 7 Singles performance timeline
- 8 Doubles performance timeline
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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 in the final of Junior Wimbledon to Jérémy Chardy in his last junior-level tournament.
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.
He further reached three semi-finals on the ATP Challenger Tour and ended the year ranked 164.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Haase ended the year ranked 45, his highest end of year ranking in his professional career.
Robin Haase meant to start the year playing in Chennai but because of troubles obtaining a visa he had to withdraw. In Australia he lost first round matches in Sydney and Melbourne. Losing first to Alex Bogomolov, Jr. and then Andy Roddick. At the indoor tournament of Zagreb Haase was seeded 7th and reached the quarterfinals, losing to Lukáš Lacko 4–6, 4–6.
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. In Rotterdam and Indian Wells Haase lost again in the first round. This time to Nikolay Davydenko and Pablo Andújar.
In the second round of World Group I the Netherlands won 5–0 from a devalued Romanian team. Haase played two singles matches. 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. 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. 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
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 three 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.
Haase is using a Head Graphene Prestige Mid, 93 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)
Grand Slam tournaments
Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||2013||Australian Open||Hard||Igor Sijsling|| Bob Bryan
ATP career finals
Singles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runners-up)
|Winner||1.||6 August 2011||Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Albert Montañés||6–4, 4–6, 6–1|
|Winner||2.||28 July 2012||Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria (2)||Clay||Philipp Kohlschreiber||6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1.||28 July 2013||Credit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Mikhail Youzhny||3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||2.||20 October 2013||Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria||Hard (i)||Tommy Haas||3–6, 6–4, 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||24 July 2016||Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Feliciano López||4–6, 5–7|
Doubles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1.||22 July 2007||Dutch Open, Amersfoort, Netherlands||Clay||Rogier Wassen|| Juan Pablo Brzezicki
Juan Pablo Guzmán
|Runner-up||2.||9 January 2011||Chennai Open, Chennai, India||Hard||David Martin|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|2–6, 7–6(7–3), [7–10]|
|Winner||1.||20 February 2011||Open 13, Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Ken Skupski|| Julien Benneteau
|6–3, 6–7(4–7), [13–11]|
|Runner-up||3.||12 June 2011||Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany||Grass||Milos Raonic|| Rohan Bopanna
|6–7(8–10), 6–3, [9–11]|
|Runner-up||4.||26 January 2013||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Igor Sijsling|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||5.||18 May 2014||Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy||Clay||Feliciano López|| Daniel Nestor
|Winner||2.||27 July 2014||Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Andre Begemann|| Rameez Junaid
|Runner-up||6.||8 August 2015||Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Henri Kontinen|| Nicolás Almagro
|7–5, 3–6, [9–11]|
Singles: 10 (10–1)
|ATP Challenger Tour (10–1)|
|Winner||1.||12 November 2006||Nashville, United States||Hard||Kristian Pless||7–6(11–9), 6–3|
|Winner||2.||4 March 2007||Wolfsburg, Germany||Carpet (i)||Daniel Brands||6–2, 3–6, 6–1|
|Winner||3.||23 March 2008||Sunrise, United States||Hard||Sébastien Grosjean||7–5, 5–7, 6–1|
|Winner||4.||21 March 2010||Caltanissetta, Italy||Clay||Matteo Trevisan||7–5, 6–3|
|Winner||5.||6 June 2010||Fürth, Germany||Clay||Tobias Kamke||6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||6.||8 August 2010||City of San Marino, San Marino||Clay||Filippo Volandri||6–2, 7–6(10–8)|
|Winner||7.||29 August 2010||Manerbio, Italy||Clay||Marco Crugnola||6–3, 6–2|
|Winner||8.||5 September 2010||Como, Italy||Clay||Ivo Minář||6–4, 6–3|
|Runner–up||1.||9 June 2013||Caltanissetta, Italy||Clay||Dušan Lajović||6–7(4–7), 3–6|
|Winner||9.||2 November 2014||Open de la Réunion, France||Hard||Florent Serra||3-6, 6-1, 7-5|
|Winner||10.||10 May 2015||Open du Pays d'Aix, France||Clay||Paul-Henri Mathieu||7-6(7–1), 6-2|
Doubles: 7 (5–3)
|ATP Challenger Tour (5–3)|
|Runner-up||1.||5 August 2006||Saransk, Russia||Clay||Dekel Valtzer|| Alexey Kedriouk
|4–6, 7–5, [5–10]|
|Runner-up||2.||10 September 2006||Brașov, Romania||Clay||Michal Navratil|| Lazar Magdincev
|Winner||1.||4 November 2006||Louisville, United States||Hard||Igor Sijsling|| Amer Delic
|Runner-up||3.||28 January 2007||Wrexham, Great Britain||Hard||Richard Bloomfield|| Thomas Oger
|7–6(7–4), 5–7, [10–12]|
|Winner||2.||1 August 2010||Cordenons, Italy||Clay||Rogier Wassen|| James Cerretani
|Winner||3.||28 August 2010||Manerbio, Italy||Clay||Thomas Schoorel|| Diego Junqueira
|Winner||4.||2 November 2014||Reunion Island, France||Hard||Mate Pavić|| Jonathan Eysseric
|7-5, 4-6 [10-7]|
|Winner||5.||9 May 2015||Aix-en-Provence, France||Clay||Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi|| Nicholas Monroe
Singles performance timeline
Current through 2017 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||1R||NH||0–2|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||2R||A||A||1R||1R||1R||2R||3R||2R||5–7|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||1R||1R||1R||1R||4–6|
|Year End Ranking||114||116||447||65||45||56||43||83||66||59|
Doubles performance timeline
Current through 2014 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||1R||F||2R||1R||0 / 4||6–4|
|French Open||A||2R||A||A||1R||1R||1R||3R||2R||0 / 6||4–6|
|Wimbledon||A||1R||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 7||1–7|
|US Open||1R||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||2R||A||0 / 5||1–5|
|Win–Loss||0–1||1–2||0–0||1–1||0–3||0–4||5–4||4–4||1–3||0 / 22||12–22|
- "Haase Downs Two Seeds To Reach Semifinals In Austria". Tennis Now. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
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