Tommy Haas: You Can’t Buy ATP Points, Otherwise Gulbis Would Be No. 1!
by Tom Gainey | June 28th, 2013, 6:16 pm
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German veteran Tommy Haas gave on of the quotes of the year today following a 63, 62, 75 win over Jimmy Wang in the second round at Wimbledon.

The 35-year-old Haas is in his 11th appearance at the famed tennis event, and the former semifinalist says it’s been nothing but hard work overcoming injuries to get back into the Top 20.

“I’m so tired of talking about my injuries also, to be honest,” Haas said. “It’s like I’m healthy right now. I’m playing good tennis right now. Yes, I’m 35. There’s nothing I can do about it. I’m later in my career. These are all things that don’t matter once you get out there. I don’t get 15‑Love or 30‑Love every game because I’m 35. You have to win games, sets, and matches.

“I don’t get a handout just because I’ve had five surgeries in my career. It’s not like that. You have to earn everything. You can’t buy ATP points to buy your ranking. It’s not possible, otherwise Gulbis would be No. 1 in the world.”

Haas’s hit funny bit on Gulbis refers to the Latvian’s wealthy father.

Tomorrow, Haas will meet lefty Feliciano Lopez for a spot in Monday’s fourth round.

“He obviously is feeling pretty good, no question about it, winning in Eastbourne,” Haas said of the Spaniard. “He’s been having quite an interesting year in my eyes.

“He’s got a great grass court game, no question about it. I’m going to have to play extremely well to have a chance to win that match, yeah.”


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9 Comments for Tommy Haas: You Can’t Buy ATP Points, Otherwise Gulbis Would Be No. 1!

Steve 27 Says:

Hilarious! Who says that the players do not give funny statements, Ernest?


Brando Says:

LMFAO: classic! Was that a funny enough moment in. Presser for you Ernie or does it escape your sense of humour?


Michael Says:

Good luck to Haas !! It is one of the most extraordinary comebacks in Tennis history that Haas has managed to achieve. What turned out to be an enemy to his aspirations was his own body which couldn’t cope up with the pressure of playing Tennis. Today, he has managed to turn a new leaf and he has enlivened his career. What he is doing at 35 is incredible !!


TennisZod Says:

Respect for you old Tommy Haas. Good play. Hope bad when you play Nole.


Wog boy Says:

“You can’t buy ATP points to buy your ranking. It’s not possible, otherwise Gulbis would be No. 1 in the world.”

If it is correct that Haas is son in-law of some rich American this applies to him as weel, not only to Gulbis.


Wog boy Says:

“as well” should say:(


Polo Says:

“You can’t buy ATP points to buy your ranking. It’s not possible, otherwise Gulbis would be No. 1 in the world.” —Haas

That is a witty and funny comment by Haas which unfortunately was wasted on Juhn McEnroe who took it out of context and said it was a dig on Gulbis. TV commentators should make it a point to read the whole thing before making any comment.


Wog boy Says:

It was good to se Andriy Shevchenko in Nole’s box, he was there last year too.


Wog boy Says:

^^

Sugar, wrong thread, sorry.

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