Tommy Haas Bio

  • Full name is Tommy Haas
  • Began playing at age four with his father, Peter, who is Austrian and a former European champion in judo and ex-schoolmate of Hollywood star and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, who came to watch a match in Los Angeles in 2001
  • Following 2004 Los Angeles win, Haas went to the Governor's house for celebratory dinner
  • Mother, Brigitte, and two sisters, Sabine and Karin
  • Moved to Bradenton, Fla. to attend Nick Bollettieri Academy at age 11 and has been there full-time since he was 13
  • Was No. 11 junior in world ranking in singles in 1995
  • Reached Orange Bowl 18s final (l. to Zabaleta) in ‘95
  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends, and watching sports and movies
  • Admires achievements of countryman Boris Becker
  • Broke his right ankle in December 1995 (surgery on Jan. 10, ‘96) and his left ankle in December 1996, which also required surgery
  • Finished high school in Bradenton, Fla. in May 1996
  • Flew with Blue Angels squadron over stadium court in Indian Wells in 1998
  • Father opened a tennis academy in Kitzbühel in 1999
  • Received American citizenship on Jan. 27, 2010 in Tampa and has dual citizenship
  • In 2012, awarded a Fiat 500 by the Vienna tournament after 500th career win
  • Fiance Sara Foster (actress), daughter Valentina (born Nov. 14, 2010)
  • Physio is Carlos Costa (not former player).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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