Due To Shoulder Surgery Tommy Haas’s 2014 Season Is Over, Is His Career Also Over?
by Staff | June 16th, 2014, 10:01 am

In an announcement from his management, Tommy Haas will undergo a fourth surgery on his right shoulder in New York by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday. The surgery will end his 2014 season and at 36 it’s a longshot he’ll make it back on the tour. But the oft-injured Haas is optimistic.

“The diagnosis was a real shock for me but a surgery can’t be avoided because the injury is very serious,” said Haas. “I don’t want to retire from the tennis stage with an injury but would like to end my career on the court.

“I’m still totally convinced I’ve good matches and tournaments ahead of me as long as the shoulder operation proves to be successful and my body plays its part.”

According to the release, surgery became “unavoidable as no fewer than three tendons have been damaged.”

Ranked No. 20 this week, Haas has been as high as No. 2 in the world in 2002. He has won 15 titles and is a 4-time Grand Slam semifinalist.

In his last event Haas had to retire in the first round at the French Open to Jurgen Zopp.

“It’s been a struggle since the beginning of the year obviously and I’ve already had to retire in matches, which is never fun,” Haas told ATPWorldTour.com. “Last week I had to take another MRI after Paris because it was a severe thing I felt again in the shoulder. Unfortunately it’s an injury I’ve already had before that was fixed, but my sub-scapular tendon is torn again.

“It’s a big step backwards in a long process, but I want to hopefully come back again at some point and finish my career on my own terms when I’m ready for it. I’ll try everything I can.”

UPDATE: Tommy underwent surgery Tuesday.

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

Giles Says:

Poor Tommy. The guy has been through the wars with injuries and surgeries. I hope but am not holding my breath that he will return to the tour. He will ultimately do what’s best, I am sure, but if he does hang up his racquets, I, for one, will miss him.
Good luck Tommy!

RZ Says:

So sad. He was sooo close to getting back into the top 10 in the past few months. I hope he comes back and plays well, but I can’t imagine he’d be back int he top 20 after shoulder surgery.

Humble Rafa Says:

Don’t you every talk like that about the President of the Injury Club. He will keep coming back.
His real age is 24 since he only plays 3 months of the year. His real ranking is -12, better than number 1, when adjusted for injury.

President, cool off and come back soon.

Perfect fan Says:

Really sad n sorry for tommy :(

But I betcha, this freak’s gonna return and start swinging like nothing ever b!oody happened ;)

C’ ya soon tommy !!

M Says:

I love his fighting spirit. And HSS is where the best athletes have a lot of their surgeries here in the States.

Best wishes for a fast recovery, Tommy.

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