Tommy Haas to undergo shoulder surgery!

Bukmeikara

Legend
He has to retire I think, with that manny injuries and the loss of ranking it would be extremely hard for him to make a comeback at 36. Considering his good career it would be a shame to play CHallengers and qualifications at this point.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
He has to retire I think, with that manny injuries and the loss of ranking it would be extremely hard for him to make a comeback at 36. Considering his good career it would be a shame to play CHallengers and qualifications at this point.
No shame in playing challengers to boost your ranking and get some match practice in. Radek Stepanek, only a year younger than Haas, played a challenger in the week before he made the semi-finals of Queens, knocking Andy Murray, the defending champ, out in the process! :)

That said, I agree it is getting more and more difficult for Tommy to keep staging comebacks at the advanced age of 36. This must be number goodness-knows-how-many surgery he has been forced to undergo. He will have to ask himself if it is worth trying to put his body through anymore toil and stress? Only he can answer that!
 
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JRAJ1988

Guest
He wants to comeback next year?

At barely 100% he's capable of beating Wawrinka so why not?

I hope he retires on his own terms like James Blake did last year...he called the shots on his exit.
 
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Sad, just sad. Right when we were thinking that he could break back into the top ten (at 36!) this happens. Remember his plans to make it to the WTF this year? He is my second favourite player (alongside Gasquet) and I just don't want him to retire yet. All thoughts on him. First things first, hope for a successful surgery. More long-term: see you on court in 2015!!!
 

dirtballer

Professional
I have no problem if Tommy wants to keep on playing. I see so many comments on this board telling players they should retire. Retire to what? Would you rather be sitting in some office cubicle bored out of your mind or would you rather be on the tennis court? I'm sure Tommy is financially stable so let him do what he wants. Same with Lleyton Hewitt.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
He has to retire I think, with that manny injuries and the loss of ranking it would be extremely hard for him to make a comeback at 36. Considering his good career it would be a shame to play CHallengers and qualifications at this point.
He will get the protected ranking status (the average of his ranking in the first three months of his injury) to afford him direct entry into ATP main draws. Melzer used it several times during the Euroclay swing.
 

tacou

G.O.A.T.
Surprised at all these negative outlooks! Haas has done it time and again, says he wants to do it in 2015, and I have no reason to doubt him. Maybe he won't get back to cusp of the top 10, but a nice 250 or even a 500 title would be a nice way to go out and totally reasonable.
 

Crisp

Professional
Don't want him to retire. No way!!! So pleased he has decided to have surgery and give coming back a crack!!! Was worried he would retire with this consistent shoulder issue.
 

pjonesy

Professional
First of all, what was the recent diagnosis? A torn labrum? Rotator cuff? What kind of surgery will he need? What kind of rehab? I would need to know the answer to all of those questions, before I would pass judgement on whether or not he should come back.

Haas had developed a very smart percentage tennis game over the last 3 years. To do that effectively, with a 1HBH, is amazing at the age of 36. Wawrinka plays the same style. You have to wonder, if Wawrinka broke through, maybe Haas could have as well.
 

BobbyOne

G.O.A.T.
First of all, what was the recent diagnosis? A torn labrum? Rotator cuff? What kind of surgery will he need? What kind of rehab? I would need to know the answer to all of those questions, before I would pass judgement on whether or not he should come back.

Haas had developed a very smart percentage tennis game over the last 3 years. To do that effectively, with a 1HBH, is amazing at the age of 36. Wawrinka plays the same style. You have to wonder, if Wawrinka broke through, maybe Haas could have as well.
pjonesy, I'm sure: If Haas had been healthy he would have been among the top ten even as an old man. I admire his backhand. Even Federer could learn from it.
 
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