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tacou
10-19-2012, 09:13 AM
Well forgive me if I'm overlooking this but I don't see a thread anywhere....

Haas is the 4th active player to hit the 500 mark. A phenomenal achievement considering all his injuries, ending 2010 barely ranked inside the top 400 and being 34 years old right now. He entered the year outside top 200 and is now #20.

Congrats!

Side note: I remember a year or so ago Tommy "became" American, but then went back to German, and now the flag beside his name changes all the time. Is he American or German?

TMR
10-19-2012, 09:17 AM
500 mark for what?

sureshs
10-19-2012, 09:19 AM
Well forgive me if I'm overlooking this but I don't see a thread anywhere....

Haas is the 4th active player to hit the 500 mark. A phenomenal achievement considering all his injuries, ending 2010 barely ranked inside the top 400 and being 34 years old right now. He entered the year outside top 200 and is now #20.

Congrats!

Side note: I remember a year or so ago Tommy "became" American, but then went back to German, and now the flag beside his name changes all the time. Is he American or German?

Wiki:

On 27 January 2010, Haas became a United States citizen.[9]

(Perhaps dual citizenship is allowed for Germans?)

tacou
10-19-2012, 09:27 AM
500 mark for what?

500 career wins, along with Fed, Nadal and Hewitt

tacou
10-19-2012, 09:28 AM
Wiki:

On 27 January 2010, Haas became a United States citizen.[9]

(Perhaps dual citizenship is allowed for Germans?)

Yeah I remember when that happened, but he is still referred to as German in all the ATP.com articles and usually has a German flag next to his name. Sometimes I see an American flag but rarely is he ever referred to as American.

I understand the dual citizenship possibility, but I thought he made the decision to start competing as an American. Hasn't caught on I guess

fps
10-19-2012, 12:22 PM
Tommy Haas is a miracle, I can't believe with all the injuries he's still as good as he is, a supreme talent.

tacou
10-19-2012, 12:28 PM
I was half-surprised to realize he's 34. Yeah, he's sure had his fair of injuries, but who thought he'd one day be entering his 17th pro season?

paulorenzo
10-19-2012, 12:36 PM
i don't know why i thought this thread was about tommy robredo

stringertom
10-19-2012, 12:48 PM
Congrats, Tommy! IMO, a shoe-in for Comeback Player of '12.

Now only 742 behind Connors...might make it there before he's 60.

Russeljones
10-19-2012, 01:04 PM
Always thought he's a nice guy, well done to him!

Lavs
10-19-2012, 01:10 PM
Yeah I remember when that happened, but he is still referred to as German in all the ATP.com articles and usually has a German flag next to his name. Sometimes I see an American flag but rarely is he ever referred to as American.

I understand the dual citizenship possibility, but I thought he made the decision to start competing as an American. Hasn't caught on I guess

he still represents German. I do not remember when he ever played under US flag. Another example - Scharapova. She is also dual but always plays for RU.. Opposite case - Bolomolov Jr.

dr325i
10-19-2012, 01:34 PM
he still represents German. I do not remember when he ever played under US flag. Another example - Scharapova. She is also dual but always plays for RU.. Opposite case - Bolomolov Jr.

I don't think Sharapova has the US citizenship, only a green card...

Lavs
10-19-2012, 01:55 PM
I don't think Sharapova has the US citizenship, only a green card...

however, she has... based on wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Sharapova

Fed Cup participation
Sharapova playing for the Russian Fed Cup team against Israel in 2008.

Sharapova has lived in the United States since moving there at the age of seven, but retains her Russian citizenship, and is therefore eligible to play in the Fed Cup for Russia.[81] However, the behavior of Sharapova's father during her matches on the WTA Tour, combined with a perceived lack of commitment by her to the Fed Cup, has made her selection for the Russian Fed Cup team cause controversy in the past.

helloworld
10-19-2012, 02:02 PM
I think he is playing better tennis than he was playing in 2002! :D

chrischris
10-19-2012, 02:06 PM
Well done Tommy! You are a gem of a kraut , gute leistung bleib dran!

Candide
10-19-2012, 02:56 PM
Along with Nalbandian Haas heads a group of awesome players who have never managed to win a Grand Slam. It shows just how insanely hard it is to win a single one of these things. Well done on the amazing comeback.

Max G.
10-19-2012, 02:59 PM
Damn, he looks good for 500 years old.

tacou
10-19-2012, 05:56 PM
he still represents German. I do not remember when he ever played under US flag. Another example - Scharapova. She is also dual but always plays for RU.. Opposite case - Bolomolov Jr.

If you type "Tommy Haas" into Google, his recent score show and he is flagged as American

dr325i
10-20-2012, 04:32 AM
however, she has... based on wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Sharapova

I don't see it saying she had the citizenship...
I know people that have lived in the states for 50+ years with no citizenship...

http://russia-ic.com/people/People_Sport%20/s/342

"Maria lives in USA but doesn’t think about getting American citizenship, identifying herself like the Russian only."

I can find a few more sources if needed

PhrygianDominant
10-20-2012, 05:11 AM
Tommy is the man

Tomxc
10-20-2012, 07:21 AM
If you type "Tommy Haas" into Google, his recent score show and he is flagged as American

Google info on tennis is one of the least accurate sources...