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June 21st, 2017

Tommy Haas Among Wimbledon Wildcard Recipients

Nine wildcards were announced for the singles main draw at Wimbledon.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:25 pm in Wimbledon | 11 Comments »

June 20th, 2017

Federer Finds Winning Form In Halle, Haas Honored After Loss

Tommy Haas played his final grass match in Germany.

Posted by Staff @ 4:37 pm in Halle | 16 Comments »

June 17th, 2017

Federer, 0-1 on Grass This Season, Heads to Halle as 8-time Champion; ATP Preview

Tough openers and early-rounders for (1) Federer second round vs. M.Zverev, (3) Nishikori vs. Verdasco, (8) Ramos-Vinolas second round vs. Dr. Ivo, (5) Monfils vs. Gasquet in an all-French (winner to face Haas), and (2) Thiem vs. Ferrer, who has a career grasscourt title to his credit, second round…

Posted by Staff @ 4:50 pm in Tennis | 15 Comments »

June 14th, 2017

Federer Falls To Haas In Stuttgart Grass Opener

Roger Federer suffered just his second loss of the season Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 7:11 pm in Stuttgart | 141 Comments »

May 14th, 2017

Does Nadal Have Anything Left in the Tank for Rome? Preview

Tough starts for (1) Murray vs. Fognini, (5) Raonic vs. the Haas-Dr. Ivo winner, (3) Wawrinka starting against a tough Frenchman in either Mahut or Paire, (8) Thiem vs. Cuevas, (13) Sock vs. the hot-handed Schwartzman, an injured (7) Nishikori vs. the Ferrer-Lopez winner, (10) Dimitrov vs. Del Potro, (15) Carreno Busta vs. Simon (winner to face the Kyrgios-Bautista Agut winner, then (2) Djokovic)

Posted by Staff @ 12:32 pm in Tennis | 31 Comments »

April 18th, 2017

Djokovic Survives Simon Upset Bid In Monte Carlo; Nadal, Murray Tomorrow

Gilles Simon served for the match against Novak Djokovic, but couldn’t close the deal.

Posted by Staff @ 4:20 pm in Monte Carlo | 62 Comments »

March 22nd, 2017

Hungry Iguana Hassles Haas; Unseeded Americans Have Day at Miami Open

“This day is very special for me,” said the 20-year-old No. 108-ranked qualifier Escobedo, of Mexican-American descent and getting plenty of support in Miami. “I qualified for my first Masters 1000 here in Miami and I played a tricky opponent who serves pretty well.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:34 pm in Miami, Tennis | Comments Off

March 5th, 2016

Roger Federer Among The Tennis Stars At An LA Lakers Game Friday Night

Roger Federer, Tommy Haas, Milos Raonic and Taylor Fritz were all at an LA Lakers game Friday night.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:46 pm in Social Media | 14 Comments »

September 1st, 2015

Tommy Haas Says Roger Federer Is The GOAT

Tommy Haas says his friend Roger Federer is the greatest.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:24 pm in GOAT, US Open | 17 Comments »

July 1st, 2015

Serena and Venus One Win Away; Federer v Querrey Thurs. at Wimbledon

“I think it will be a huge advantage for [Watson],” said Serena of the Brit’s home court advantage. “It’s going to be a great big match for us both…I feel like she does really well on grass — like she played well in Eastbourne a couple of times. And she had a really good win today [beating Daniela Hantuchova].”

Posted by Staff @ 5:43 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 153 Comments »

June 29th, 2015

A Brit Wins (Really!); Hewitt Plays Last Match at Wimbledon Monday

“To be honest, I’m not sure how much I believed I could win a round of Wimbledon before today, even going into the match,” said the 21-year-old bearded Broady, a Wimbledon juniors doubles champion and singles runner-up. “I’m hoping that it will sort of push me on and give me a bit more fire to want to get back here.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:54 pm in Tennis, Wimbledon | 22 Comments »

June 16th, 2015

Nadal Knocked Out Of Queen’s, Murray Wins; Federer v Gulbis In Halle

Rafael Nadal lost in his first match at Queen’s.

Posted by Staff @ 10:56 pm in Halle, Queens | 60 Comments »

June 11th, 2015

Rafael Nadal Set To Open Grass Season Today In Stuttgart Against Marcos Baghdatis

Rafael Nadal starts his grass season today in Stuttgart.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:30 am in Stuttgart | 47 Comments »

December 20th, 2014

Tommy Haas Will Not Play The Australian Open

Tommy Haas hopes to return to tennis at Indian Wels.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:22 am in 2015 Season | 8 Comments »

June 16th, 2014

Due To Shoulder Surgery Tommy Haas’s 2014 Season Is Over, Is His Career Also Over?

Tommy Haas’s career might be over.

Posted by Staff @ 10:01 am in Injuries | 5 Comments »