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 and do not squeak a sound while relentlessly chasing the object of their keen attention.
The comparisons could stop there though.
Roger is known for his fashion panache. Just think back to his 3-piece off-white Nike suit he trotted out on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Conversely, Tommy Haas dresses as if he donned his duds in the dark.
“Yeah, I’m pretty pathetic when it comes to color matching,” Haas said after his surprise upset over world No. 1, Novak Djokovic, at Sony Open Tennis Tuesday night. “Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror before I go out and I’m like, Jesus, what was I thinking there?