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Tommy Haas, the German who grew up on Florida's west coast, stunned Novak Djokovic on a chilly Tuesday night on Key Biscayne by decisively outplaying the world No. 1 in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4 in the Sony Open.
Haas, who will turn 35 next week, became the oldest player to beat a world No. 1 in 30 years with a performance that was as near perfection as one can expect when competing against an opponent of such class.
"It was the worst match I have played in a long time," Djokovic said. "But all credit to him for making me play so bad. I needed to make much less unforced errors against a quality player like Tommy. He played a great match."
Haas, who has spent as much time in rehab for hip, wrist and other injuries since he rose to No. 2 in the world in May, 2002, as he has on court, was not happy with the weather forecast when he woke up in the morning.
"I thought it would not be great for me," he said. "My body likes the heat. But it's so...
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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...
Three-time champion Novak Djokovic lost to Tommy Haas, 6-2, 6-4 Tuesday in the fourth round of the Sony Open.
The defeat ended Djokovic's 14-match winning streak at Key Biscayne, where he won the tournament the past two years.
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...
Tommy Haas once again making history at the Sony Open
By Jane Voigt
MIAMI, FL (March 28, 2013) — People say Roger Federer dances on court, his smooth tennis a testament to a sport that brutalizes fuzzy yellow balls.
Some people say Tommy Haas is cut from the same cloth as Federer when it comes to movement. Both are graceful athletes in their early 30s. They hit one-handed backhands...
The gorgeous girlfriend of Novak Djokovic joined Twitter today complete with a profile picture showing off her fabulous style and enviable hair, (she's the brunette alternative to Kim Sears).
Jelena has spent her first 8 hours on Twitter replying to people, but we have no doubt she will be sending cute pics and interesting tweets anytime soon. It appears the main reason Jelena...
(March 26, 2013) With all of the 30-plus players active on the ATP World Tour, one has to wonder is 30 the new 20? A week away from his 35th birthday, an inspired Tommy Haas stunned a not-so-inspiring Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-4 to move into the quarterfinals of the Sony Open on Tuesday evening. [...]
Haas ushered world No. 1 Novak Djokovic out of Miami with style and grace.
More than thirteen long years had passed since the last time that Tommy Haas had defeated a reigning #1, so long that he couldn’t even remember who it was or where it was. A string of players had passed through the top spot since his 1999 victory over Andre Agassi in a tournament that no longer exists...
I know we all grow tired of reading those pieces that pop up on websites, newspapers or blog posts claiming that 40 is the new 30 or 50 is the new 40. However, I’m sure we all get that little kick of adrenaline daydreaming what it would be like if our birth certificates magically knocked of 10 years.
Well this week, we had one of those is it ‘2003’ moments when nearly 35...
MIAMI, FL (March 24, 2013) – Sunday at the Sony Open saw Sorana Cirstea knock out No. 6 seed Angelique Kerber, Jelena Jankovic outplay her higher-ranked opponent Nadia Petrova, and Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova cruise losing only six games each.
Select Sunday Results:
(1) Novak Djokovic d. Somdev Devvarman 6-2, 6-4
(3) David Ferrer d. Fabio Fognini 6-1, 7-5