Germany Upsets Argentina for ATP World Team Cup Title

Posted on May 22, 2005

Tommy Haas played the hero again Saturday at the ATP's World Team Cup in Dusseldorf, winning in singles and doubles to defeat Argentina and claim a sixth overall title for Germany.

After Argentina's Guillermo Coria pasted Florian Mayer 6-1, 6-1 in the opener, Haas responded with a 6-4, 6-3 win over reigning Roland Garros champ Gaston Gaudio.

"Of course, I was a little tired," Mayer said of his double-breadsticking. "But I played one of the best claycourt players at the moment. Maybe I deserved a few games more, and it's frustrating to lose one and one."

Haas followed his singles heroics by teaming with Alexander Waske for the clinching doubles point, rolling over Coria and Guillermo Canas 6-1, 6-2.

"We had nothing to lose playing against Argentina, the best claycourters in the world," Haas said. "The guys who were playing the singles against us today were in the French Open final last year and I was really happy the way I played my singles."

The win added to previous German titles in 1998, '94 and '89.