Moments before the match, Tommy Haas sat in his changeover chair jiggling his legs, eager to face the world's No. 1-ranked player and old enough to know such chances don't often come along.
Haas took advantage Tuesday night, beating three-time champion Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the Sony Open, 6-2, 6-4. The upset snapped Djokovic's 14-match winning streak at Key Biscayne, where he won the tournament the past two years.
Eight days shy of his 35th birthday, Haas became the oldest man in 30 years to beat a No. 1 player.
''Playing against someone like Novak and coming out on top at this time of my career, it's unbelievable,'' Haas said. ''This is what I play for.''
Haas improved to 2-14 versus No. 1 players. His only other win came against Andre Agassi in 1999.
The top-ranked Djokovic has lost two of his past four matches after winning 22 in a row, including the Australian Open for his sixth Grand Slam title.
''All the credit to Tommy,'' Djokovic said. ''He played a gre...