Tommy Haas life and biography

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Tommy Haas biography

Date of birth : 1978-04-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hamburg, Germany
Nationality : German
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-24
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, US Open

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Tommy Haas is a German and recently naturalized American professional tennis player who reached a career-high ranking of World No.2 on May 13, 2002.

CAREER:

Singles Titles
2009: Halle
2007: Memphis
2006: Los Angeles, Memphis, Delray Beach
2004: Los Angeles, Houston
2001: Stuttgart, Vienna, Long Island, Adelaide
1999: Memphis

Doubles Titles

2009: San Jose
Haas is currently recovering from right hip and right shoulder surgeries and is expected to make his comeback in his hometown tournament at the 2011 BMW Open in Munich, playing doubles with Radek Stepanek, after 14 months of absence. He has called this his third career on the ATP World Tour.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Thomas Mario Haas..Began playing at age four with his father, Peter, who is Austrian, a former European champion in judo and ex-schoolmate of Hollywood star and current Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold came to watch a match at Mercedes-Benz Cup in Los Angeles in 2001
Following 2004 Los Angeles win, Haas went to the Governor’s house for celebratory dinner
.Mother, Brigitte, and two sisters, Sabine and Karin
Moved to Bradenton, Fla. to attend Nick Bollettieri Academy at age 11 and has been there full-time since he was 13
Compiled outstanding junior results with a No. 11 junior world ranking in singles in 1995
Reached Orange Bowl 18s final (l. to Zabaleta) in ‘95
Enjoys golf, waterskiing and driving fast cars
Favorite soccer team is Bayern Munich and HSV
Admires achievements of countryman Boris Becker
Broke his right ankle in December 1995 (surgery on Jan. 10, ‘96) and his left ankle in December 1996, which also required surgery
Finished high school in Bradenton, Fla. in May 1996
Flew with Blue Angels squadron over stadium court in Indian Wells in 1998
Father opened a tennis academy in Kitzbnhel in 1999
Earned silver medal in singles in 2000 Sydney Olympics and he lists that achievement among his best
Has a 22-8 career Davis Cup record (19-7 in singles) in 16 ties since 1998
Named 2004 ATP Comeback Player of Year after climbing to No. 17 from being unranked previous year
Coached by Dean Goldfine (since March 2008).

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