Tommy Haas

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Tommy Haas
Haas Roland Garros 2009 1.jpg
Haas at the 2009 French Open
Full name Thomas Mario Haas
Country (sports)  Germany
Residence Bradenton, Florida, USA
Los Angeles, USA
Born (1978-04-03) 3 April 1978 (age 38)
Hamburg, Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1996
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 13,313,605
Career record 563–324 (63.47% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 15
Highest ranking No. 2 (13 May 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1999, 2002, 2007)
French Open QF (2013)
Wimbledon SF (2009)
US Open QF (2004, 2006, 2007)
Other tournaments
Grand Slam Cup F (1999)
Olympic Games F (2000)
Career record 70–80
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 82 (3 February 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (2011)
US Open 3R (2015)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games QF (2000)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (2007)

Thomas Mario "Tommy" Haas (born 3 April 1978) is a German professional tennis player. He has competed on the ATP Tour since 1996. After breaking into the world top 100 in 1997, and reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in May 2002, Haas's career was interrupted by injuries: he has twice dropped out of the world rankings due to being unable to play for twelve months.[1] His first period of injury saw him miss the whole of the 2003 season, and he did not return to the world's top 10 until 2007. He also missed over a year's tennis between February 2010 and June 2011, but has since returned to play on the tour. He returned to World No. 11 in 2013 after reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open for the first time in his career.

Haas has reached the semifinals of the Australian Open three times, and Wimbledon once. He is among a few players to have reached the quarterfinal stage of each of the Grand Slams. He has won 15 career titles in singles, including one Masters tournament, and has a silver medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Early life[edit]

Born in Hamburg, Germany to Brigitte and Peter Haas,[2] Tommy started playing his own version of tennis when he was four years old,[3] using a wooden plank to hit balls against the wall or into his father's hands. When his father observed his talents, he started bringing Haas to work, as he was a tennis coach.

At five, Haas won his first youth tournament, in Hamburg. At eight, he won his second, in Munich. Between 11 and 13, Haas twice won the Austrian Championship, the German Championship, and the European Championship. Haas is also a good friend of Swiss great Roger Federer.

Haas's talents were noted by tennis guru Nick Bollettieri. Nick was so impressed by the young German's talent that he offered Haas the chance to stay and train at his Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Florida for free, and Haas began attending at age 11.[2] At 13, speaking little English, Haas moved full-time to Florida to train at the academy.[2]

Tennis career[edit]


As a junior Haas reached as high as No. 11 in the junior world singles rankings in 1995 (and No. 5 in doubles).

1996–2000: First ATP Title[edit]

In 1996, Haas became a professional tennis player. He played his first grand slam at the US Open in 1996, losing in the first round to compatriot Michael Stich in 4 sets. He gained attention as a future star when he won his first ATP title in 1999, made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open, and was a finalist in the Grand Slam Cup. The following year, he won a silver medal at the Sydney Olympics defeating Wayne Ferreira, Andreas Vinciguerra, Àlex Corretja, Max Mirnyi and Roger Federer en route to the gold medal match where he lost to Yevgeny Kafelnikov. He also beat Andre Agassi at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships in the second round.

2001–2005: Reaching Top 10[edit]

Haas at the public training for the World Team Cup in Düsseldorf, Germany, 2005

In 2001, he won four ATP titles, including his first Masters shield, finishing 2001 as world no. 8 and only missing out on playing in the season-ending Masters Cup because of Goran Ivanišević's Wimbledon victory, which meant Ivanišević took the eighth and final spot. In the 2002 Australian Open, he won in five sets against Todd Martin and Roger Federer, and in four against Marcelo Rios to reach the semi-finals. He led Marat Safin 2 sets to 1 but suffered from a stiff shoulder after a rain delay, and Safin won the match, taking the final two sets 6-0, 6-2. Haas was quickly rising to the top of the tennis ranks when his career was suddenly halted at no. 2 in the world by a severe accident that nearly claimed the lives of his parents, leaving his father in a coma. Haas spent much of 2002 taking care of his family. At the end of this lay-off, he injured his shoulder, requiring a major operation. He was plagued by further injuries and related complications afterwards and did not return to professional tennis fully until 2004. Before his parents' accident and his injuries, he had an winning record against several former and future no. 1 ranked players: 3–0 against Andy Roddick, 2–1 against Roger Federer, 2–1 against Marat Safin, and 2–0 against Jim Courier, as well as 5–5 against Pete Sampras. Haas won two more ATP titles in his return year of 2004, while trying to gain back his form.

2006: Tenth ATP Title[edit]

In 2006, Haas won three ATP Tournaments and reached the quarterfinals at the 2006 US Open, where he was knocked out by Nikolay Davydenko after having been up two sets. Haas began having severe cramps in his legs in the third set. During the match he was visibly disturbed, repeatedly hitting his legs with his racquet, frustrated at the cramps.

At the end of the year, he had to win the Paris Masters to qualify for the Masters Cup, the ATP year-end finale. He lost after a semifinal run to Dominik Hrbatý with health problems and did not play again for the rest of the year.

2007: Eleventh ATP Title, Returning to Top 10[edit]

In 2007, Haas, with his long hair now cut short, had battled his way to his third Australian Open semifinal, which included matches against David Nalbandian and a five-set quarterfinal rematch against Nikolay Davydenko. He lost his semifinal match against first-time Grand Slam finalist Fernando González from Chile in straight sets. Despite this loss, Haas returned to the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time since 2002.

On 25 February, at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, Haas stopped Andy Roddick's quest for the final, winning in two sets. This was the first time Haas had won a title without facing a single break point in any of his matches, as well as the first time he had won titles in consecutive seasons. Haas also became only the second player to win three titles at Memphis, the other being Jimmy Connors, who won in 1979, 1983, and 1984.

Haas reached the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Open, an ATP Masters Series tournament held in Indian Wells, California, where he lost to Scotland's Andy Murray in a third-set tiebreaker. In the 2007 ATP Champion's Race, Haas, the thirteenth seed (10th-ranked), not known for being much of a grass court player, advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time, defeating Zack Fleishman, Tomáš Zíb, and no. 21 seed Dmitry Tursunov. His run came to an end after he suffered a torn abdominal muscle and had to withdraw a day before playing Roger Federer.

At the 2007 US Open, Haas equaled his best result in New York by reaching the quarterfinals with five-set wins over Sébastien Grosjean and James Blake. He beat Blake in a fifth-set tiebreak, saving match points. His run ended, however, with a three-set loss to Nikolay Davydenko.

2008-2009: Return to Top 20[edit]

In the first half of 2008, Haas was derailed by injuries, causing him to miss both the Australian Open and the French Open. This dropped him significantly in the rankings, as he was unable to back up his semifinal performance at the Australian Open the year before. He made it to the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, defeating Andy Murray in three sets. He was then forced to withdraw from his quarterfinal match against Roger Federer due to injury.

He reached the third round at Wimbledon with a four-set win over Guillermo Cañas and a straight-set win over 23rd seed Tommy Robredo. He then fell to Andy Murray in four sets.

In the hard-court season, he got to the semifinals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., but lost to Juan Martín del Potro. At the Rogers Cup in Toronto, he beat former world no. 1 Carlos Moyà, and then lost to Nikolay Davydenko in the second round. At the US Open, he beat twelfth seed Richard Gasquet in five sets. He then fell to Gilles Müller of Luxembourg in five sets, despite cruising in the first two sets.

At the beginning of the new season, Haas pulled out of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open due to elbow problems. However, he appeared in the Kooyong Exhibition game, where he beat Mardy Fish.

At the 2009 Australian Open, Haas beat Eduardo Schwank in the first round and Flavio Cipolla in the second. In the third round, he fell to the tournament's first seed and eventual champion Rafael Nadal.

At the SAP Open in San Jose, he joined forces with Czech Radek Štěpánek to clinch his first doubles title, after losing in the singles quarterfinals to defending champion Andy Roddick.

Haas lost in the first round in both Memphis and Delray Beach. He did not succeed in defending his quarterfinal points at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, as he fell to Novak Djokovic in the third round, after defeating Óscar Hernández and Rainer Schüttler. He suffered another failure in the Miami Masters, losing to Mikhail Kukushkin.

In Houston, Texas, at the River Oaks Men's Clay Championship, Haas was defeated by Björn Phau in the quarterfinals, after he defeated defending champion Marcel Granollers in the second round.

As a qualifier in Madrid, he defeated Ernests Gulbis, before losing to Andy Roddick.

At the 2009 French Open, Haas matched his best result since 2002. He defeated Andrei Pavel in straight sets, and then won a five-setter against Leonardo Mayer. After defeating Jérémy Chardy in the third round, Haas was narrowly defeated by the former world no. 1 and eventual champion Roger Federer, in the fourth round. At a crucial stage in the third set, Haas was only five points away from his biggest win on clay, but was unable to convert a break point that would have seen him serve for the match at 5-3. Federer hit a vital winner to level the score at 4-4, en route to a comeback victory 6:7(4) 5:7 6:4 6:0 6:2.

At the Gerry Weber Open in Germany, Haas won his first title on grass in his 21st ATP World Tour final. In the process, he defeated fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round, Mischa Zverev in the quarterfinals, and Philipp Kohlschreiber in the semifinals. He defeated the tournament's second seed Novak Djokovic, in the final.[4]

This victory made Haas one of a small group of players[clarification needed] to have won ATP titles on all three major surfaces (grass, clay, and hard courts.) With Haas' success at this tournament and at the French Open, his ranking rose to no. 35.

At Wimbledon, Haas won a five-set match against Marin Čilić. Haas was up two sets to love and had match points in the fourth set, then had to save two match points serving at 5–6 before the match was suspended due to darkness after over four hours of play, at 6–6 in the fifth. The next day, Haas broke Cilic at 8–8 and eventually held on to win. Haas then comfortably defeated Igor Andreev to reach the quarterfinals. There, he defeated Novak Djokovic for the second time in three weeks to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career, where he faced Roger Federer in a rematch of their encounter in Paris. Haas lost, ensuring Federer's historic seventh Wimbledon final. This success at Wimbledon made Haas rise considerably in ATP ranking, reaching no. 19.

Haas continued his late career resurgence by making it to the semifinals at the LA Tennis Open, defeating Marat Safin in the quarterfinals,[5] before losing to Sam Querrey. He made it to the third round at the US Open, losing narrowly to Fernando Verdasco, after being up a break in each set.

2010–2011: Absence[edit]

Following his comeback, however, Haas suffered from another bout of injury. He made the third round of the 2010 Australian Open, defeating Simon Greul and Janko Tipsarević, but did not play after February 2010, spending time recovering from right hip and right shoulder surgeries.[6] He missed the rest of the 2010 season and once more dropped out of the ATP rankings. He returned to action partnering Radek Štěpánek in doubles in Munich in May 2011, but then lost in the first round.[7] His return match in singles came at the 2011 French Open, where he lost in round one. He also went down in the first round at Wimbledon, but reached the third round of the 2011 US Open, losing to Juan Mónaco in four sets. Other than Grand Slams, he played little tennis, competing in only ten other tournaments, mainly in July, August, and October.

2012: 13th Career Title, ATP comeback player of the year[edit]

Tommy Haas at the 2012 US Open

Haas began the 2012 season at the Brisbane International, but had to withdraw in the second round.[8] Nevertheless, he competed more regularly in 2012 than in previous seasons. He qualified for the 2012 French Open, progressing to the third round, and reached the semifinals of the 2012 BMW Open, returning to the world's top 100.

As a wildcard at the Gerry Weber Open in Germany, Haas won the title for the second time thanks to wins over former champions Tomáš Berdych and Philipp Kohlschreiber en route to the final,[9] where he defeated world no. 3 and five-time champion Roger Federer in two sets.[10] However, Haas was subsequently defeated in the first round of Wimbledon later that month, letting a two-sets-to-one lead slip against compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Haas lost to world no. 206, Pavol Červenák in the Stuttgart clay-court tournament at the second-round stage.[11]

Haas continued to find good form during the second half of the season. He reached the finals of the German Open Tennis Championships 2012, losing to Juan Mónaco,[12] and the 2012 Citi Open, losing to Alexandr Dolgopolov.[13] These two runs saw Haas rise back into the top 50. Haas went on to reach two quarterfinals in Masters 1000 tournaments, his best performance at that level since 2008. Haas briefly returned to the top 20 in the world in October 2012,[14] and he finished the season ranked no. 21. This was enough to earn him the Comeback Player of the Year award for a second time.[15]

2013: 15th career title, comeback to world no. 11[edit]

Haas lost in the 2013 Australian Open first round. In February at the 2013 SAP Open he reached his 25th career final against defending champion Milos Raonic, but lost in straight sets.[16] Next he played in Delray Beach International Tennis Championships as a former 2006 champion, where he lost to Ernests Gulbis in three sets in the semifinals.[17]

At Indian Wells, he lost in the fourth round to Juan Martín del Potro after saving match point to beat Nicolás Almagro in the previous round. In Miami, he beat world no. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets. It was his first victory over a no. 1 ranked player since he defeated Andre Agassi in 1999.[18] He followed this up with a victory over Gilles Simon to reach his first Miami semifinal, and first Masters 1000 semifinal since the 2006 Paris Masters. There, he lost to third seed David Ferrer, 6–4, 2–6, 3–6.

In May, he won his first title of the year at Munich, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in an all-German final.[19]

Haas made history at the 2013 French Open, when he missed a record twelve match points against John Isner in the fourth set of their third round match. Isner won the set on a tiebreak, but in the fifth set Haas went on to recover from 2-4 down and saved a match point against him at 4-5 to eventually win 10-8.[20] Haas beat Mikhail Youzhny in the fourth round but eventually lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the quarter finals.[21]

At Wimbledon, Haas advanced to the fourth round to set up a rematch against Djokovic but again lost in straight sets.

2014-present: Late career[edit]

Tommy started off the season at the Heineken Open in Auckland, where he lost in the second round against Jack Sock in straight sets. At the 2014 Australian Open, he was forced to retire with a recurring shoulder problem against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round after trailing 5–7, 2–5 on serve. After the setback, he participated in the first round of the 2014 Davis Cup against Spain. He teamed up alongside Philipp Kohlschreiber in doubles, taking a four-set victory to hand Germany a place in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2011.

Haas then hired compatriot Alexander Waske as his new coach. His goal was to qualify for his first season-end ATP World Tour Finals. In his next tournament, the 2014 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Haas reached the final by defeating Benjamin Becker, Andrey Kuznetsov, and Daniel Evans. In the final, he was beaten by defending champion Marin Cilic in straight sets.

At the 2014 BMW Open, Haas was the defending champion. He made it to the semifinals, but lost to Martin Kližan. Haas reached the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open, where he was defeated by Roger Federer in straight sets. Haas reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 Rome Masters after beating third seed Stan Wawrinka. He then retired in the quarterfinals to Grigor Dimitrov [22]

Haas missed the rest of the 2014 season to have an operation on his injured right shoulder which had forced him to retire from several events. After a later than expected return from injury in the grass court season in June 2015, Haas played his comeback match at Stuttgart as a wild card. In the first round he beat Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets but then lost to Bernard Tomic in straight sets in the second round.

Haas then played at the Gerry Weber Open, losing in the first round to the eventual finalist Andreas Seppi. The next tournament was Wimbledon where he reached the second round. After beating Dusan Lajovic he lost to world No. 8 Milos Raonic in four sets.

At the 2015 US Open Haas was defeated by Fernando Verdasco in a five-setter in the first round.

In April 2016 Haas, at 38, had toe surgery and will be out for at least 6 months, “I know that there's a chance that I might not come back from this,” Haas said. “I know it will be a very, very hard task, but there's no doubt in my mind I'm certainly going to try.”[23]

In June 2016 Tommy Haas was named the new Indian Wells Tournament Director. “I’m thrilled to join the BNP Paribas Open as its new Tournament Director and look forward to working with one of the finest sporting events in the world,” said Haas. “There is a reason that the BNP Paribas Open has been voted Tournament of the Year by both tours for consecutive years, as the tournament and venue continue to provide a world-class experience for players, fans and sponsors. I look forward to joining the experienced Indian Wells staff, building upon the foundation they have created, and working to take the event to even greater heights.”[24]

In January 2017 Haas made his first ATP Tour appearance for 15 months at the Australian Open. In the first round he retired after the second set because he felt physically “empty”.[25]

Playing style[edit]

Haas is an all-court player, capable of playing well on clay, hard, and grass surfaces. Nick Bollettieri noted Haas as having "one of the greatest backhands in the world," praising its versatility and power.[26] Haas also possesses a powerful slice backhand, which he uses to disrupt the rhythm of the point and to construct offensive positions. He also possesses a strong serve and a functional set of volleys.

Haas has been known for his refined footwork and racquet skills, both of which he uses to construct quick defensive-to-offensive transitions. He is widely considered as one of the best players to have never won a grand slam, having been restricted by numerous injuries. Reviewers describe him as having nice "fluidity" and how his game overall allows him to adapt to most situations, as demonstrated by his equal win percentage over both right and left-handed players, as well as his relatively even win percentages on all surfaces.[27] Haas' mental game has been described as solid, boasting a positive win record in deciding sets (3rd or 5th).[27]

Playing equipment[edit]

His apparel sponsor is Ellesse. He switched to Head racquets in 2009, after having used Dunlop Sport racquets for most of his career.

Personal life[edit]

Haas was born to Brigitte and Peter Haas. He has two sisters, Sabine (born 24 April 1975) and Karin (born 16 June 1979).

On 27 January 2010, Haas became a United States citizen.[28]

On 5 July 2010, Haas announced on his website that he would become a father for the first time. And on 15 November 2010, Haas announced on his website that his wife, actress Sara Foster, had given birth to a baby girl, Valentina. He said he wanted to keep playing long enough for his daughter to watch him play. This happened in 2013 in Miami, when she greeted him after his victory over Dolgopolov. His wife gave birth to their second daughter Josephine on November 11, 2015. Haas is the son-in-law of David Foster.

Major finals[edit]

Olympic finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 silver medal)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Silver 2000 Sydney Olympics Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 3–6

Masters Series finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2001 Stuttgart Masters Hard (i) Belarus Max Mirnyi 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2002 Rome Clay United States Andre Agassi 3–6, 3–6, 0–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 28 (15–13)[edit]

ATP Rankings (Singles)
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
Grand Slam Cup (0–1)
Olympic Games (0–1)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (4–4)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (10–6)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 13 October 1997 Open Sud de France, Lyon, France Hard (i) France Fabrice Santoro 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 19 October 1998 Open Sud de France, Lyon, France (2) Hard (i) Spain Àlex Corretja 6–2, 6–7(6–8), 1–6
Runner-up 3. 11 January 1999 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Netherlands Sjeng Schalken 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 15 February 1999 Kroger St. Jude International, Memphis, United States Hard United States Jim Courier 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 19 July 1999 Mercedes Cup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Sweden Magnus Norman 7–6(8–6), 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 17 September 1999 Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany Carpet United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 3–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 6. 1 May 2000 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Argentina Franco Squillari 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 18 September 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney, Australia Hard Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 9 October 2000 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United Kingdom Tim Henman 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1 January 2001 ATP Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia Hard Chile Nicolás Massú 6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 20 August 2001 ATP Long Island, Long Island, United States Hard United States Pete Sampras 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 4. 8 October 2001 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Argentina Guillermo Cañas 6–2, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 5. 15 October 2001 Stuttgart Masters, Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Belarus Max Mirnyi 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 6 May 2002 Rome Masters, Rome, Italy Clay United States Andre Agassi 3–6, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 12 April 2004 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States Clay United States Andy Roddick 6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 12 July 2004 Mercedes-Benz Cup, Los Angeles, United States Hard Germany Nicolas Kiefer 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 8. 5 February 2006 International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard Belgium Xavier Malisse 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 9. 25 February 2006 Kroger St. Jude International, Memphis, United States (2) Hard (i) Sweden Robin Söderling 6–3, 6–2
Winner 10. 24 July 2006 Los Angeles Open, Los Angeles, United States (2) Hard Russia Dmitry Tursunov 4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 11. 25 February 2007 Memphis International, Memphis, United States (3) Hard (i) United States Andy Roddick 6–2, 6–3
Winner 12. 14 June 2009 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
Winner 13. 17 June 2012 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany (2) Grass Switzerland Roger Federer 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 10. 22 July 2012 German Open Tennis Championships, Hamburg, Germany Clay Argentina Juan Mónaco 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 5 August 2012 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 12. 17 February 2013 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Canada Milos Raonic 4–6, 3–6
Winner 14. 5 May 2013 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 15. 20 October 2013 Erste Bank Open, Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Netherlands Robin Haase 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 16 February 2014 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Croatia Marin Cilic 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

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 (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 9 February 2009 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek India Rohan Bopanna
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
6–2, 6–3

Performance timelines[edit]

Current till 2017 Australian Open


Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R SF 2R 2R SF A A 2R 4R SF A 3R 3R A 2R 1R 1R A A 1R 0 / 14 26–14 65%
French Open A A 1R 3R 3R 2R 4R A 1R 3R 3R A A 4R A 1R 3R QF 1R A A 0 / 13 21–13 62%
Wimbledon A 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R A A 2R 1R 3R 4R[a] 3R SF A 1R 1R 4R A 2R A 0 / 15 24–14 63%
US Open 1R 3R 2R 4R 2R 4R 4R A QF 3R QF QF 2R 3R A 3R 1R 3R A 1R A 0 / 17 34–17 67%
Win–Loss 0–1 3–2 3–4 12–4 6–4 5–4 11–3 0–0 5–3 5–4 11–4 12–2 3–2 12–4 2–1 2–3 3–4 9–4 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–1 0 / 59 105–58 64%
National Representation
Olympic Games A Not Held F-S Not Held 2R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held A NH 0 / 2 6–2 75%
Davis Cup A A QF 1R QF QF 1R A PO PO 1R SF A A A A 1R A QF A A 0 / 2 19–7 73%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 4–0 3–1 7–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 4 25–9 69%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A Q1 3R 1R 3R 2R 2R A 4R 2R 4R QF QF 3R A A 2R 4R 4R A A 25–13 66%
Miami Masters A 3R 2R 2R 3R 4R 3R A 1R 3R 3R 2R A 1R A A 2R SF A A A 14–12 54%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A 2R 1R 3R QF A 2R A A A 1R A A A A A A A A 7–6 54%
Rome Masters Q2 2R 3R A 1R 2R F A 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A 1R QF A A 12–11 52%
Madrid Masters Not Held 2R A 3R 2R 3R 2R A 2R A A A 3R 1R A A 7–8 47%
Hamburg Masters Q2 SF 2R QF 1R 2R 3R A 2R 1R 1R A A Not Masters Series 12–9 57%
Canada Masters A 2R 3R 3R A SF SF A 1R A 2R 3R 2R 2R A A QF 2R A A A 21–12 64%
Cincinnati Masters Q3 2R 3R 3R A 2R 1R A QF 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R A 1R 2R 3R A A A 16–14 53%
Shanghai Masters Not Held 2R A A QF 3R A 1R A 6–3 67%
Stuttgart Masters Q1 1R 2R 3R 1R W Discontinued 7–4 64%
Paris Masters Q1 A 3R QF 2R SF 3R A 3R 3R SF 3R A 2R A A A 2R A A A 15–11 58%
Win–Loss 0–0 9–6 13–8 9–8 4–7 20–7 17–9 0–0 11–9 4–7 10–8 6–7 7–3 5–7 0–0 0–1 9–5 14–8 5–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 142–103 58%
Career statistics
Finals 0 1 1 4 3 4 1 0 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 28
Titles 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 15
Hardcourt W–L 4–3 10–8 20–15 25–12 18–9 41–11 26–13 0–0 25–12 16–13 35–11 33–13 15–10 15–13 3–4 6–8 16–11 28–13 7–6 0–5 0–0 0–1 343–191 64%
Grass W–L 0–0 2–2 3–2 7–3 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 3–2 3–2 5–2 3–0 3–2 10–1 0–0 1–3 5–1 5–2 0–0 2–4 0–0 0–0 55–30 65%
Clay W–L 0–0 5–3 10–6 13–8 14–8 7–6 18–7 0–0 8–7 11–7 5–6 3–4 0–2 6–3 0–0 0–1 10–4 14–6 7–5 0–0 0–0 0–0 131–83 61%
Carpet W–L 0–0 5–4 8–3 2–3 2–3 8–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 4–2 0–0 0–0 Discontinued 34–21 64%
Overall W–L 4–3 22–17 41–26 47–26 36–22 57–21 45–21 0–0 37–22 33–24 49–21 39–17 18–14 31–17 3–4 7–12 31–16 47–21 14–11 2–9 0–0 0–1 563–325
Win % 57% 56% 61% 64% 62% 73% 68% 63% 58% 70% 70% 56% 65% 43% 37% 66% 69% 56% 18% 0% 63.40%
Year-End Ranking 170 45 34 12 23 8 11 17 45 11 12 82 17 372 205 21 12 77 470

a 2007 Wimbledon counts as 3 wins, 0 losses. Roger Federer walkover in round 4, after Haas withdrew because of a torn stomach muscle,[29] does not count as a Haas loss.


Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
French Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A 0–1
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
US Open A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A A A A 3R A 2–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–3
ATP World Tour Masters 10001
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R 1R A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 0–3
Miami A A A A A 2R 1R A A A A A A A A A A QF A A A 3–3
Rome Q2 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A QF A A 2–0
Hamburg / Madrid2 Q2 1R 1R A A QF 1R A 1R A 2R A A A A A A QF A A A 5–6
Canadian Open A QF 1R A A A A A A A A A A 2R A A A 2R A A A 4–2
Cincinnati A 2R A A A 2R A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2–2
Stuttgart / Shanghai3 A A QF A A 1R A A A A A A A 2R A A A A A A A 3–2
Win–Loss 0–0 3–3 2–3 0–0 0–0 4–5 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–3 2–0 0–0 0–0 19–18
National Representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held QF Not Held A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held A 2–1
Davis Cup A A QF 1R QF QF 1R A PO PO 1R SF A A A A 1R A QF A A 4–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 6–3
Career statistics
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 4–6 5–9 2–3 5–5 12–11 0–7 0–0 5–5 7–3 1–3 0–1 1–1 7–2 1–0 3–3 2–5 10–12 3–2 2–1 0–0 70–80
Year-end Ranking 973 290 213 689 696 133 729 335 397 491 677 130 408 406 93 287 372

1 No doubles participation at Monte Carlo Masters and Paris Masters
2 Held as Hamburg Masters till 2008. Held as Madrid Masters 2009–present.
3 Held as Stuttgart Masters till 2001, Madrid Masters from 2002–2008, and Shanghai Masters 2009–present.

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Season 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Wins 0 2 3 4 6 6 2 0 3 1 3 7 1 3 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 47
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Haas
1. Spain Carlos Moyá 9 Hamburg, Germany Clay 2R 6–4, 6–1 126
2. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7 Lyon, France Carpet (i) SF 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 67
3. Sweden Jonas Björkman 9 Davis Cup, Hamburg, Germany Hard RR 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 7–5 39
4. Chile Marcelo Ríos 2 Lyon, France Carpet (i) SF 6–2, 1–0 ret. 53
5. Spain Àlex Corretja 6 Paris, France Carpet (i) 2R 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–3 38
6. United Kingdom Tim Henman 7 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 6–7(4–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–3 19
7. Netherlands Richard Krajicek 5 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass QF 7–6(7–3), 1–6, 6–4 17
8. Spain Carlos Moyá 9 Stuttgart, Germany Clay QF 7–6(7–3), 6–2 16
9. United States Andre Agassi 1 Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany Hard (i) QF 6–0, 6–7(2–7), 6–4 11
10. Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6 Indian Wells, US Hard 2R 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–1) 22
11. Sweden Thomas Enqvist 9 Munich, Germany Clay SF 7–6(7–5), 1–6, 6–4 19
12. Sweden Thomas Enqvist 7 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 5–7, 6–2, 6–2 20
13. United States Pete Sampras 2 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 7–5, 6–2 20
14. Spain Àlex Corretja 9 Olympics, Sydney, Australia Hard 3R 7–6(9–7), 6–3 48
15. Spain Àlex Corretja 9 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) 1R 6–1, 6–0 28
16. Australia Lleyton Hewitt 7 Adelaide, Australia Hard QF 6–4, 0–6, 6–1 23
17. Sweden Magnus Norman 9 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–4 23
18. Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–3 23
19. United States Pete Sampras 10 Long Island, US Hard F 6–3, 3–6, 6–2 16
20. United Kingdom Tim Henman 9 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) QF 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 14
21. Australia Lleyton Hewitt 3 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) SF 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 14
22. France Sebastien Grosjean 10 Rome, Italy Clay 3R 6–3, 6–4 7
23. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 5 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 7–6(7–5), 6–3 3
24. United States Andy Roddick 2 Houston, US Clay F 6–3, 6–4 349
25. United States Andre Agassi 10 Los Angeles, US Hard QF 7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), 6–3 91
26. Germany Rainer Schüttler 8 Cincinnati, US Hard 1R 6–3, 1–6, 6–4 67
27. Argentina Gastón Gaudio 6 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay F 6–4, 6–3 22
28. United States Andre Agassi 9 Indian Wells, US Hard 3R 7–5, 6–2 28
29. United States Andy Roddick 4 Houston, US Clay QF 6–7(1–7), 6–4, 6–4 27
30. United States James Blake 9 Paris, France Carpet (i) 2R 6–4, 6–2 13
31. Argentina David Nalbandian 8 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 4R 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 12
32. Russia Nikolay Davydenko 3 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard QF 6–3, 2–6, 1–6, 6–1, 7–5 12
33. Croatia Mario Ančić 9 Davis Cup, Krefeld, Germany Hard (i) RR 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 10
34. Croatia Ivan Ljubičić 8 Davis Cup, Krefeld, Germany Hard (i) RR 6–2, 7–6(9–7), 6–4 10
35. United States Andy Roddick 4 Memphis, US Hard (i) F 6–3, 6–2 9
36. Chile Fernando González 5 Indian Wells, US Hard 4R 6–3, 6–2 9
37. United States James Blake 6 US Open, New York, US Hard 4R 4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–0, 7–6(7–4) 10
38. United States Andy Roddick 6 Indian Wells, US Hard 2R 6–4, 6–4 36
39. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 9 Halle, Germany Grass 2R 6–3, 7–6(7–3) 41
40. Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 Halle, Germany Grass F 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1 41
41. Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass QF 7–5, 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–3 34
42. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 5 Munich, Germany Clay 2R 6–1, 6–4 134
43. Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 7 Halle, Germany Grass QF 6–4, 3–6, 7–5 87
44. Switzerland Roger Federer 3 Halle, Germany Grass F 7–6(7–5), 6–4 87
45. Serbia Janko Tipsarević 9 Shanghai, China Hard 3R 6–2, 6–1 21
46. Serbia Novak Djokovic 1 Miami, US Hard 4R 6–2, 6–4 18
47. Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 3 Rome, Italy Clay 3R 5–7, 6–2, 6–3 19

German tournaments[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Munich A 1R 2R F A QF A 2R SF 1R 1R A A A A SF W SF A A 20–10
Halle 2R 2R QF 1R 2R A A QF SF SF A 2R W A 1R W SF A 1R A 26–12
Stuttgart A 2R F 2R A A A A A A A A A A A 2R QF A 2R A 8–6
Hamburg SF 2R QF 1R 2R 3R A 2R 1R 1R A A A A A F QF A A A 18–11


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Preceded by
Australia Mark Philippoussis
Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
ATP Comeback Player of the Year
Succeeded by
United States James Blake
Spain Rafael Nadal