PDA

View Full Version : Haas still injured?


Ken B.
06-10-2007, 10:45 AM
Is Haas still injured? He's not at Halle or Queen's this week, and he's going to lose some points being a SF at Halle last year.

Fee
06-10-2007, 10:48 AM
Yes, he is injured. He is day to day, and doubtful for Wimbledon.

Ken B.
06-10-2007, 01:48 PM
Yes, he is injured. He is day to day, and doubtful for Wimbledon.

Seriously Haas, what the hell? You make it so hard to root for you when you disappear for half the season...

tintin
06-11-2007, 05:18 AM
well here's the latest on Haas and his fans here won't like it one bit :(


Federer out to defend Halle title

by Ryland James 2 hours, 17 minutes ago

BERLIN (AFP) - Four-time defending champion Roger Federer has been handed a tough draw against Belgian Oliver Rochus for the first-round of Halle's ATP tournament which starts on Monday.
ADVERTISEMENT

It was the fast-footed Rochus who had the world No 1 on the brink of elimination last year when he failed to convert four match points in a heartbreaking quarter-finals clash.

Last year, Federer clinched an epic 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (13/11), 7-6 (7/5) victory and went on to win his fourth crown in Halle.

"To be honest, I don't know how I won that match," he admitted after the Rochus showdown.

Federer comes to the west of Germany fresh from his disappointment at the
French Open in Paris when Spaniard Rafael Nadal destroyed his historic Grand Slam dream for another year by beating the Swiss maestro in the final.

Nadal's 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory emulated the great Bjorn Borg's record of three Roland Garros titles in a row.

It also shattered Federer's hopes of capturing a first French Open and become only the third man after Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) to hold all four Grand Slam crowns at the same time.

But Federer will be using the ATP tournament in Halle to warm-up on grass for
Wimbledon, which starts on June 25, with eight of the world's top 20 players in Halle.

Local favourite Nicolas Kiefer, who will make his first tournament start in over year, also faces a difficult task when he takes on last year's finalist and fourth-seed Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic.

A nagging wrist injury sustained in the third round of last year's French Open kept Kiefer out of action for 12 months.

Philipp Kohlschreiber, winner of last month's ATP tournament in Munich and the highest-seeded German in the competition, will play Dutch qualifier Raemon Sluiter.

There is an all-American first round match when third-seed James Blake takes on Sam Querrey and there is a German clash between Florian Mayer and Michael Kohlmann.

Second seed and French Open semi-finalist Nikolai Davydenko, who had Federer on the brink of defeat in Paris, takes on Austria's Juergen Melzer.

German's No 1 Tommy Haas, ranked 10th in the world, has been ruled out by the shoulder injury that will keep him out of Wimbledon and local hero Alexander Waske, from nearby Frankfurt, is missing with an elbow injury.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070611/sp_wl_afp/tennisatphalle_070611095807

deucecourt
06-11-2007, 06:05 AM
Kiefer's only chance of beating Berdych is if he chucks his racquet at him. Too bad for Haas. He could have made a run at Wimbledon.