"I feel like I've been grazed a Bus," complained Tommy Haas is still at the beginning of the week, after he had beaten at the invitation of the tournament of Berlin three sentences long with the 18-year-old Jannik Sinner around. He will definitely need a few days to recover from the narrow defeat against the 24-year-younger professional. Finally, Haas is since three years the main professional tennis professional with the glory to be in the meantime to number two in the world rankings have risen, but father of a family.
a correspondent for sports in Berlin.F. A. Z.
But on Friday, the 42-Year-old swept in a Hangar of Tempelhof airport, Jan-Lennard Struff in two sets from the hard court. Berlin has proved to be a fountain of youth for the ambitious, often from injuries braked Haas. Not only is he not, with the upturned hat on the black hair and the athleticism of its 1.88 meters long body, with its American tirades, when it runs, like the Old, the young Tommy Haas. Unchallenged, he can attest to the victory over Struff to his opponent and himself, with glowing eyes that they had played world-class Tennis. Him – his age is – unfortunately-only in exceptional cases possible. Would not have made him be one of tiger's physical therapist, fit again, he claims, he would have had to after the first sentence, cancel.
"The best Sport"
The wages of success: On Saturday, Haas was in the semi-final against Dominic Thiem ran, the third in the world rankings, has already won the three days in the Steffi-Graf-stadium in Grunewald. That Haas 6:7, 3:6 lost, not troubled him. "I love Tennis," said Haas of his little Comeback: "This is the best Sport there is."
Perhaps the Berlin way with strict shielding and has very few viewers – on Friday, more than a hundred visitors were sitting barely on the stands – not only Haas helped his Comeback for three games, but is also a solution for professional Tennis in times of Corona-pandemic. Maybe he will. what to learn from the actions of Haas, one of the first tennis tournaments, the pandemic fell by rejection of the victim said here for the tournament in Indian Wells, where he is the tournament Director, He was sure that the organizers of the US Open, the 31. August in New York is set to begin, the concept is carefully studied and worked to transfer it to twelve players, as in Berlin, to 256. "At some point it will come to that," said he, "that you have to give it a try."Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 04:19