Robin Haase life and biography

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Robin Haase biography

Date of birth : 1987-04-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : The Hague, Netherlands
Nationality : Dutch
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-26
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, Dutch Open

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Robin Haase is a Dutch tennis player. Haase was formerly the highest-ranked Dutch player, with his career high of No. 52 coming on 31 January 2011. He is endorsed by adidas, Head and SNS Reaal.

CAREER:

Haase's highest ranking in the ATP singles entry rankings is No. 52. Haase was a promising player in the Junior level where he reached as high as 3rd in the Juniors’ rankings on 14 March 2005. Later on in 2005 he would lose the final of the Junior Grand Slam Tournament at Wimbledon to Jérémy Chardy which was his last tournament on Junior level.

In July 2007 Haase reached his 1st ATP Tour semifinal at the Dutch Open in Amersfoort where in the quarter-finals he beat the top 100 ranked player Florent Serra. He eventually lost in straight sets, 6–4 6–4 to Werner Eschauer. Capping off a good week he reached the final in the doubles with fellow compatriot Rogier Wassen but lost in straight sets 6–2, 6–0.

In August 2007 Haase for the first time defeated a top-10 ranked player. At the Rogers Cup he beat Tomáš Berdych 6–4, 7–5.

Haase made his grand slam debut at the 2007 US Open as a Lucky loser due to the withdrawal of Mario Ančić. He lost in the first round in straight sets to the third seed Novak Djoković 6–2, 6–1, 6–3.

At the 2008 Chennai Open, Haase claimed another top 20 win when he defeated the second-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 6–3, 6–4 in the first round.

Haase pushed Lleyton Hewitt to five sets in the first round of Wimbledon 2008 with Hewitt finally winning 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), 6-2.

Haase returned to Wimbledon two years later, where he upset James Blake in straight sets in the first round. He was narrowly defeated by world #1 Rafael Nadal in the second round, 7-5 2-6 6-3 0-6 3-6.

PERSONAL:

Began playing tennis at 2+ years old… Nickname is Schlobber
Plays tennis right-Handed but is actually left-handed
Father, Axel and mother, Annie, are both retired
Has one older brother, Eric, who works for General Electric, and one older sister, Inga, who teaches German
Enjoys reading, movies and hanging with friends when he is not traveling… Also loves all sorts of sports including basketball and ice hockey… His idol growing up was Andre Agassi…Has no preference on surface but would consider clay his favorite favorite…Has a 6-4 career Davis Cup record (6-2 in singles) in four ties
Coached by countrymen Jos Koemans and Dennis Schenk, who travels with him.

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