It's go time for Tommy Haas

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  1. Matt H.

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    in his last 2 seasons on tour ('01 and '02), he was one of the top dogs after Wimbledon.

    He's had a few months to get his feet wet again on the tour, and i think he is now going to make a charge back into the top 10.

    He's into the quarter's at LA, and if he ends up playing Agassi (which is looking like a realization) there's no doubt that will end up being the match ESPN televises tomorrow. :D

    I say he beats Agassi in 3. 8)
     
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  2. Nosoupforyou

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    If he plays like he did against Carlsen today he should take Agassi in straight sets. He was returning so well today against some bombs of Carlsen's
     
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  3. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    I'll bet that he beats Agassi tomorrow. Agassi ain't at his best and Haas is playing really well I guess. Hope Haas wins
     
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  4. TwistServe

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    I'll give Haas 2 to 1 favorite over Agassi, but anything can happen. Haas easily gets frustrated and starts talking to himself.
     
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  5. Phil

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    People on this board seem to LOVE Haas. If he wins one match, or even fa*ts, it's cause for joyous celebration and mucho butt kissing. What is it about this guy? He's never won a slam, or even come close, never won a masters, has a solid enough game, but c'mon...Agassi's had a tough year, but I think he'll bust out and beat Tommy.
     
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  6. Matt H.

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    Huh?

    how's about the '02 Australian Open? Up 2 sets to 1 against Safin in the semi's....then the rain delay came and he was lost all adrenalin (from the 2 previous 5 setters and a 4 setter against Rios).


    He has a master series title also. He won Stuttgart in '01, also reached the final of Rome in '02.

    And well...he's my favorite player. lol
     
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  7. Phil

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    Okay, so he won Stuttgart 3 years ago.

    WOWEEE...being ahead-and then LOSING in the semis due to "loss of adrenelin"...well, THAT'S 's sure one for the record books. Impressive.

    FYI, no one cares or remembers the runner up in a slam, and certainly, no one remembers a semi final loser.
     
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  8. JohnThomas1

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    I could watch Tommy's backhand all day.
     
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  9. Matt H.

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    well, i spoke too soon...

    They're giving the TV match to Mardy Fish, who's playing Cyril Saulnier.


    Who would want to watch Andre Agassi vs. Tommy Haas (former world #1 and #2's, respectively)...when you can watch Mardy Fish taken on Cyril Saulnier. :roll:
     
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  10. robbie_dademo

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    HAAS is a little sook every time i see him play he acts like a spoilt little brat. go agassi take him out
     
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  11. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    I like Haas simply because he always gives Roddick fits.
     
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  12. Rabbit

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    The Tennis Channel is going to cover the following matches today:

    Rusedski/Kiefer

    Agassi/Hass (tonight)

    TTC is also covering the doubles...

    tonight, the Bryans are on tap
     
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  13. irishbanger

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    Phil---people like Haas because he's handsome, a big guy, has a nice backhand, and shows some occasional concern about tennis. Most of the time, it seems he could care less.
     
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  14. atatu

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    Saw his "no strings" episode on TTC the other night. He seems like a pretty good guy. The part that I thought was funny was he let his buddy/hitting partner drive one of his cars, but it was an old beat up El Dorado or something. Hass said his dad got mad at him for lending his friends his cars (he was driving a Porsche convertible) so he bought the old beat up one to loan.
     
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  15. @wright

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    LMAO irishbanger.
    Person 1: "Tommy Haas has a nice game, but he really acts like a spoiled brat on court so I can't stand him"
    Person 2: "But he is a BIG GUY..."
    Person 1: "You're right, I like him, I'm a sucker for "BIG GUYS".
     
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  16. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    LOL, best part about that no strings was when he went to Hooters. He's like hooking up with all the hella fine girls there, thought it was funny.
     
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  17. Max G.

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    Well, now you're blaming them for nothing.

    The TV schedule was decided on before the draw came out, before they knew who was playing.

    The tournament organizers decided to put Agassi-Haas as the night match. ESPN had decided, way earlier, to broadcast the day match - because then they actually get viewers on both coasts. They don't have a choice of what match to broadcast.

    There's no way ESPN could broadcast Agassi-Haas - unless, of course, they changed their broadcast time. Which would mean that here on the east coast, it would start at 10:30 at the earliest.
     
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  18. drakulie

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    Doesn't matter for me. I will be watching it on the Tennis Channel.
     
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  19. KoolAidMan

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    Not fair! I wish I had TTC! :(
     
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  20. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Ya, TTC is the best
     
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  21. TwistServe

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    Man Agassi and Haas are playing a great match..
     
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  22. prince

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    spot on prediction by Phil..............
     
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  23. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Great job Haas. Was down 1-5 in the first set, won 5 straight games and then won the tie-break, missed 2 match points in the second set, but then took it in the third. Good match from Andre, but Haas was too good.
     
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  24. Matt H.

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    well, things are definitely interesting.

    Awesome match against Agassi, and then backs it up with the quick turn around and beating Saulnier the next afternoon.

    I'm loving his chances at winning this title tomorrow afternoon. His ranking should go up a good bit too. 8)
     
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  25. david aames

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    Anyone noticed that he finally dropped the oscillates today for what seems to be Breathe IIs? Right in the middle of a tournament... Bizarre to say the least.
     
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  26. Chanchai

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    I've been wondering since Wimbledon... Did Dunlop pull the plug on the contract with Haas or something? Whatever racquet he's using (which I'd personally like to know), the cosmetic at least since Wimbledon (and probably before) looks like the old Muscle Weave 200G cosmetic to me.

    -Chanchai
     
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  27. Matt H.

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    Yeah...i did notice that. First 2 rounds he was wearing Oscillates....then switched shoes in the quarters. lol


    Tommy has been playing the Muscle Weave since he came back in San Jose. Even in '02 after playing the newer 200g for a couple of tournaments he switched back to the older model.
     
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