one and a half hours demanded Tommy Haas in his 16 years younger opponent all shone with the back of the hand, scattered feeling full stop balls, but it was not enough. 6:7 and 3:6, the Ex-Pro has lost the second Invitational tournament of Berlin in the semi-final against the world ranking third, Dominic Thiem from Austria.
especially in the first passage Haas for a 42-year-old Tennis-pensioners showed a strong Performance and was the Australia Open finalist in Hangar 6 of the former Tempelhof airport, on a par. Haas had two match balls in the decisive moments Thiem had but fresh and moved in after the success of the first Berlin show of the tournament on grass to hard court in the final.
"It would have been cool if I had one of the two set of balls used. Then I would have been in the Match tie-break and could have had me in the second set, rest for a while," said Haas, but was also happy: "it was a great experience to be able to play against one of my favorite players on the Tour play with."
In the final meets Thiem (26) on Sunday the 18-year-old Super-Talent Jannik Sinner (16 hrs/ServusTV and Eurosport). The young South Tyrolean (ATP-74.) had in his semi-final after another strong performance against the world ranking of twelfth Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) in two sets 7:6 and 6:2 enforced.
For Haas, however, is final. The former world rank list second (2002), however, made in the days of Berlin it clear that he can quite keep up yet and recommended for more show appearances with the professionals. The Olympic second of Sydney in 2000, had ended three years ago, his career, and is now tournament Director of Indian Wells.
for women, the final will take place on Sunday without German participation. The last German to Andrea Petkovic came on Saturday in the semi-finals. The 32-Year-old from Darmstadt, the two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic/WTA-12 subject.) with 6:3, 4:6, 5:10 and arbitration of.Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 18:19