Tommy Haas
German tennis player
Tommy Haas
Tommy Haas is a German and recently naturalized American professional tennis player. He has competed on the ATP Tour since 1996. After breaking into the World Top 100 in 1997, and reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 on 13 May 2002, Haas's career has been interrupted by injuries: whilst a professional, he has twice dropped out of the world rankings due to being inactive for twelve months.
Biography
Tommy Haas's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Tommy Haas
Show More Show Less
News
News abour Tommy Haas from around the web
Hanjin says cargo owners withholding $80 million in payments
Yahoo News - 5 months
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - Failed South Korean container carrier Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd told a U.S. judge on Friday that cargo owners were withholding up to $80 million in payments for completed shipments, complicating the company's ability to move stranded freight. "Hanjin is not the only bad guy here," Ilana Volkov, an attorney for the shipping company, said at a status hearing at a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, New Jersey. Hanjin lawyers said that many cargo owners had received their goods on credit but have yet to pay the shipping company.
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Tennis-Mayer puts injury struggles behind him to win Halle title
Yahoo News - 8 months
Florian Mayer put more than a year of injury problems behind him to secure a 6-2 5-7 6-3 victory over teenager Alexander Zverev in an all-German final at the Halle Open on Sunday. The 32-year-old Mayer's triumph made him the first German to win at home in Halle since Tommy Haas in 2012. At 192 in the world, he also became the lowest-ranked tour-level winner since then-number 240 Nicolas Mahut won in Den Bosch in 2013.
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Tommy Haas Named Director of Indian Wells Tournament
NYTimes - 9 months
Haas, who at 38 has not retired but has been sidelined by injuries, takes a post vacated when Raymond Moore made derisive comments about women’s tennis.
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Fed-up creditors seek to put US energy's zombies into bankruptcy
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - Rising financial stress in the U.S. energy sector has prompted some suppliers and vendors to take unusual legal action to collect unpaid debts: forcing struggling companies with billions of dollars in debt into bankruptcy. Since August, creditors have filed petitions for involuntary bankruptcy against three energy producers with nearly $2 billion in combined debt: Miller Energy Resources Inc , Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations [BLCELB.UL] and Energy & Exploration Partners Inc . During that period, there have been a total of seven bankruptcies involving energy companies with at least $200 million in debt.
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
U.S. public companies seek bankruptcy at fastest first-quarter rate since 2010
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - The number of bankruptcies among publicly traded U.S. companies has climbed to the highest first-quarter level for five years, according to a Reuters analysis of data from research firm bankruptcompanynews.com. "You'll see there is just a stream of consultants and bankruptcy attorneys running around this town." The bankruptcies included the operating unit of the largest U.S. casino company, Caesars Entertainment Corp, retailer RadioShack Corp and Altegrity Inc, a security services firm.
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
RadioShack cleared to sell leases to 1,100 abandoned stores
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - Bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack Corp received court approval on Friday for its plan to try to sell the leases to more than 1,100 stores that it will close by the end of February. RadioShack first proposed closing many of the locations early last year as it struggled to turn around its money-losing operations, but lenders demanded the stores remain open. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month, RadioShack moved quickly to abandon the stores to avoid paying March rent. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon in Wilmington, Delaware gave his approval to the bidding and auction process for the leases, which has been under way for weeks.
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Hedge funds lose court bid over Ancestry.com deal price
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By Tom Hals Wilmington, Del. (Reuters) - Hedge funds lost a court bid to get extra cash for their shares of online family research site Ancestry.com Inc, in a ruling involving an increasingly popular hedge fund strategy. A Delaware judge ruled on Friday that a private equity firm paid a fair value of $32 per share in 2012 to acquire Ancestry.com and rejected hedge fund claims the price should have been as high as $47 per share. Ancestry.com was sold to European private equity firm Permira Advisers. The private equity firm paid 40 percent above the market price for the stock, according to the 56-page opinion from Sam Glasscock, a judge on Delaware's Court of Chancery.
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Haas, Cilic reach Zagreb final
Fox News - about 3 years
Zagreb, Croatia (SportsNetwork.com) - Top-seeded German Tommy Haas and three- time champion Marin Cilic will battle in Sunday's final at the Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament.Haas ended the run of British lucky loser Daniel Evans by rallying for a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win and Cilic, the fifth seed and reigning titlist, dismissed German qualifier Bjorn Phau 6-3, 6-4
Article Link:
Fox News article
Haas, Cilic into Zagreb semifinals
Fox News - about 3 years
Zagreb, Croatia (SportsNetwork.com) - Top seed Tommy Haas and three-time champion Marin Cilic were among Friday's quarterfinal winners at the Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament.Haas topped Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 at Dom Sportova
Article Link:
Fox News article
Haas reaches Zagreb QFs
Fox News - about 3 years
Zagreb, Croatia (SportsNetwork.com) - Top seed Tommy Haas was among Thursday's second-round winners at the Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament.
Article Link:
Fox News article
Tennis-Australian Open men's seeds
Yahoo News - about 3 years
MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - List of men's seeds for theAustralian Open which begins on Monday: 1. Rafael Nadal (Spain)2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 3. David Ferrer (Spain)4. Andy Murray (Britain)5. Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina)6. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 7. Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic)8. Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 9. Richard Gasquet (France) 10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France)11. Milos Raonic (Canada) 12. Tommy Haas (Germany) 13. Nicolas Almagro (Spain) 14. John Isner (U.S.) 15. Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) 16. Fabio Fognini (Italy) 17. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 18. Tommy Robredo (Spain)19. ...
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Detroit wants to keep banker's fee secret
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - The judge overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy filing has made clear he expects full disclosure of professional fees billed in the case. Detroit has argued that Barclays Capital, a unit of Britain's Barclays PLC, needs to keep the fee structure of a $350 million loan confidential because it is commercially sensitive information. The city also argued that if the fee arrangement were public, it might drive up the cost of the loan. Judges overseeing large bankruptcy cases demand detailed reports on the fees and expenses paid to lawyers, but they sometimes make an exception for Wall Street fees.
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Exclusive: Intellectual Ventures faces novel attack on patent business
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Dan Levine and Tom Hals SAN FRANCISCO/ WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - Seven years ago, Intellectual Ventures bought a patent on technology that helps detect malicious software embedded in digital content. The price? $750,000. Now Intellectual Ventures is arguing in a Delaware courtroom that Internet security firms Symantec and Trend Micro should pay roughly $310 million combined for a license to that patent through the end of last year. ...
Article Link:
Yahoo News article
Ferrer, Isner win openers; Haas ousted in Valencia
Fox News - over 3 years
Valencia, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Reigning champion David Ferrer and towering American John Isner were a pair of first-round winners Wednesday, while second seed Tommy Haas came up a loser at the $2 million Valencia Open tennis event.The top-seeded French Open runner-up Ferrer drilled oft-injured Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2, while the fourth-seeded 6-foot-9 Isner held off Latvian Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2) on the indoor hardcourts at the City of Arts and Sciences
Article Link:
Fox News article
2nd-seeded Tommy Haas beats Robin Haase in 3 sets in Vienna to earn 15th career title
Fox News - over 3 years
Tommy Haas won his 15th career title and second this season, defeating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Erste Bank Open on Sunday.
Article Link:
Fox News article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tommy Haas
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    In June of 2016 Tommy Haas was named the new Indian Wells Tournament Director. “I’m thrilled to join the BNP Paribas Open as its new Tournament Director and look forward to working with one of the finest sporting events in the world,” said Haas. “There is a reason that the BNP Paribas Open has been voted Tournament of the Year by both tours for consecutive years, as the tournament and venue continue to provide a world-class experience for players, fans and sponsors.
    More Details Hide Details I look forward to joining the experienced Indian Wells staff, building upon the foundation they have created, and working to take the event to even greater heights.” Haas is an all-court player, capable of playing well on clay, hard, and grass surfaces. Nick Bollettieri noted Haas as having "one of the greatest backhands in the world," praising its versatility and power. Haas also possesses a powerful slice backhand, which he uses to disrupt the rhythm of the point and to construct offensive positions. He also possesses a strong serve and a functional set of volleys.
    In April 2016 Haas, at 38, had toe surgery and will be out for at least 6 months, “I know that there's a chance that I might not come back from this,” Haas said. “I know it will be a very, very hard task, but there's no doubt in my mind I'm certainly going to try.”
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2015
    At the 2015 US Open Haas was defeated by Fernando Verdasco in a five-setter in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details
    After a later than expected return from injury in the grass court season in June 2015, Haas played his comeback match at Stuttgart as a wild card.
    More Details Hide Details In the first round he beat Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets but then lost to Bernard Tomic in straight sets in the second round. Haas then played at the Gerry Weber Open, losing in the first round to the eventual finalist Andreas Seppi. The next tournament was Wimbledon where he reached the second round. After beating Dusan Lajovic he lost to world No. 8 Milos Raonic in four sets.
  • 2014
    Haas missed the rest of the 2014 season to have an operation on his injured right shoulder which had forced him to retire from several events.
    More Details Hide Details
    Haas reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 Rome Masters after beating third seed Stan Wawrinka.
    More Details Hide Details He then retired in the quarterfinals to Grigor Dimitrov
    Haas reached the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open, where he was defeated by Roger Federer in straight sets.
    More Details Hide Details
    At the 2014 BMW Open, Haas was the defending champion.
    More Details Hide Details He made it to the semifinals, but lost to Martin Kližan.
    Haas then hired compatriot Alexander Waske as his new coach. His goal was to qualify for his first season-end ATP World Tour Finals. In his next tournament, the 2014 PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Haas reached the final by defeating Benjamin Becker, Andrey Kuznetsov, and Daniel Evans.
    More Details Hide Details In the final, he was beaten by defending champion Marin Cilic in straight sets.
    After the setback, he participated in the first round of the 2014 Davis Cup against Spain.
    More Details Hide Details He teamed up alongside Philipp Kohlschreiber in doubles, taking a four-set victory to hand Germany a place in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2011.
    Tommy started off the season at the Heineken Open in Auckland, where he lost in the second round against Jack Sock in straight sets. At the 2014 Australian Open, he was forced to retire with a recurring shoulder problem against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round after trailing 5–7, 2–5 on serve.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2013
    This happened in 2013 in Miami, when she greeted him after his victory over Dolgopolov. His wife gave birth to their second daughter Josephine on November 11, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Haas is the son-in-law of David Foster. 2007 Wimbledon counts as 3 wins, losses. Roger Federer walkover in round 4, after Haas withdrew because of a torn stomach muscle, does not count as a Haas loss. 1 No doubles participation at Monte Carlo Masters and Paris Masters 2 Held as Hamburg Masters till 2008. Held as Madrid Masters 2009–present. 3 Held as Stuttgart Masters till 2001, Madrid Masters from 2002–2008, and Shanghai Masters 2009–present.
    Haas made history at the 2013 French Open, when he missed a record twelve match points against John Isner in the fourth set of their third round match.
    More Details Hide Details Isner won the set on a tiebreak, but in the fifth set Haas went on to recover from 2-4 down and saved a match point against him at 4-5 to eventually win 10-8. Haas beat Mikhail Youzhny in the fourth round but eventually lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the quarter finals. At Wimbledon, Haas advanced to the fourth round to set up a rematch against Djokovic but again lost in straight sets.
    In February at the 2013 SAP Open he reached his 25th career final against defending champion Milos Raonic, but lost in straight sets.
    More Details Hide Details
    Haas lost in the 2013 Australian Open first round.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2012
    Haas briefly returned to the top 20 in the world in October 2012, and he finished the season ranked no. 21.
    More Details Hide Details This was enough to earn him the Comeback Player of the Year award for a second time.
    Haas continued to find good form during the second half of the season. He reached the finals of the German Open Tennis Championships 2012, losing to Juan Mónaco, and the 2012 Citi Open, losing to Alexandr Dolgopolov.
    More Details Hide Details These two runs saw Haas rise back into the top 50. Haas went on to reach two quarterfinals in Masters 1000 tournaments, his best performance at that level since 2008.
    He qualified for the 2012 French Open, progressing to the third round, and reached the semifinals of the 2012 BMW Open, returning to the world's top 100.
    More Details Hide Details As a wildcard at the Gerry Weber Open in Germany, Haas won the title for the second time thanks to wins over former champions Tomáš Berdych and Philipp Kohlschreiber en route to the final, where he defeated world no. 3 and five-time champion Roger Federer in two sets. However, Haas was subsequently defeated in the first round of Wimbledon later that month, letting a two-sets-to-one lead slip against compatriot Philipp Kohlschreiber. Haas lost to world no. 206, Pavol Červenák in the Stuttgart clay-court tournament at the second-round stage.
    Nevertheless, he competed more regularly in 2012 than in previous seasons.
    More Details Hide Details
    Haas began the 2012 season at the Brisbane International, but had to withdraw in the second round.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2011
    He also went down in the first round at Wimbledon, but reached the third round of the 2011 US Open, losing to Juan Mónaco in four sets.
    More Details Hide Details Other than Grand Slams, he played little tennis, competing in only ten other tournaments, mainly in July, August, and October.
    His return match in singles came at the 2011 French Open, where he lost in round one.
    More Details Hide Details
    He returned to action partnering Radek Štěpánek in doubles in Munich in May 2011, but then lost in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 2010
    And on 15 November 2010, Haas announced on his website that his wife, actress Sara Foster, had given birth to a baby girl, Valentina.
    More Details Hide Details He said he wanted to keep playing long enough for his daughter to watch him play.
    He missed the rest of the 2010 season and once more dropped out of the ATP rankings.
    More Details Hide Details
    Following his comeback, however, Haas suffered from another bout of injury. He made the third round of the 2010 Australian Open, defeating Simon Greul and Janko Tipsarević, but did not play after February 2010, spending time recovering from right hip and right shoulder surgeries.
    More Details Hide Details
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    At the 2009 French Open, Haas matched his best result since 2002.
    More Details Hide Details He defeated Andrei Pavel in straight sets, and then won a five-setter against Leonardo Mayer. After defeating Jérémy Chardy in the third round, Haas was narrowly defeated by the former world no. 1 and eventual champion Roger Federer, in the fourth round. At a crucial stage in the third set, Haas was only five points away from his biggest win on clay, but was unable to convert a break point that would have seen him serve for the match at 5-3. Federer hit a vital winner to level the score at 4-4, en route to a comeback victory 6:7(4) 5:7 6:4 6:0 6:2. At the Gerry Weber Open in Germany, Haas won his first title on grass in his 21st ATP World Tour final. In the process, he defeated fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round, Mischa Zverev in the quarterfinals, and Philipp Kohlschreiber in the semifinals. He defeated the tournament's second seed Novak Djokovic, in the final.
    At the 2009 Australian Open, Haas beat Eduardo Schwank in the first round and Flavio Cipolla in the second.
    More Details Hide Details In the third round, he fell to the tournament's first seed and eventual champion Rafael Nadal. At the SAP Open in San Jose, he joined forces with Czech Radek Štěpánek to clinch his first doubles title, after losing in the singles quarterfinals to defending champion Andy Roddick. Haas lost in the first round in both Memphis and Delray Beach. He did not succeed in defending his quarterfinal points at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, as he fell to Novak Djokovic in the third round, after defeating Óscar Hernández and Rainer Schüttler. He suffered another failure in the Miami Masters, losing to Mikhail Kukushkin. In Houston, Texas, at the River Oaks Men's Clay Championship, Haas was defeated by Björn Phau in the quarterfinals, after he defeated defending champion Marcel Granollers in the second round. As a qualifier in Madrid, he defeated Ernests Gulbis, before losing to Andy Roddick.
  • 2008
    In the first half of 2008, Haas was derailed by injuries, causing him to miss both the Australian Open and the French Open.
    More Details Hide Details This dropped him significantly in the rankings, as he was unable to back up his semifinal performance at the Australian Open the year before. He made it to the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, defeating Andy Murray in three sets. He was then forced to withdraw from his quarterfinal match against Roger Federer due to injury. He reached the third round at Wimbledon with a four-set win over Guillermo Cañas and a straight-set win over 23rd seed Tommy Robredo. He then fell to Andy Murray in four sets. In the hard-court season, he got to the semifinals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., but lost to Juan Martín del Potro. At the Rogers Cup in Toronto, he beat former world no. 1 Carlos Moyà, and then lost to Nikolay Davydenko in the second round. At the US Open, he beat twelfth seed Richard Gasquet in five sets. He then fell to Gilles Müller of Luxembourg in five sets, despite cruising in the first two sets.
  • 2007
    At the 2007 US Open, Haas equaled his best result in New York by reaching the quarterfinals with five-set wins over Sébastien Grosjean and James Blake.
    More Details Hide Details He beat Blake in a fifth-set tiebreak, saving match points. His run ended, however, with a three-set loss to Nikolay Davydenko.
    Haas reached the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Open, an ATP Masters Series tournament held in Indian Wells, California, where he lost to Scotland's Andy Murray in a third-set tiebreaker. In the 2007 ATP Champion's Race, Haas, the thirteenth seed (10th-ranked), not known for being much of a grass court player, advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time, defeating Zack Fleishman, Tomáš Zíb, and no. 21 seed Dmitry Tursunov.
    More Details Hide Details His run came to an end after he suffered a torn abdominal muscle and had to withdraw a day before playing Roger Federer.
    In 2007, Haas, with his long hair now cut short, had battled his way to his third Australian Open semifinal, which included matches against David Nalbandian and a five-set quarterfinal rematch against Nikolay Davydenko.
    More Details Hide Details He lost his semifinal match against first-time Grand Slam finalist Fernando González from Chile in straight sets. Despite this loss, Haas returned to the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time since 2002. On 25 February, at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, Haas stopped Andy Roddick's quest for the final, winning in two sets. This was the first time Haas had won a title without facing a single break point in any of his matches, as well as the first time he had won titles in consecutive seasons. Haas also became only the second player to win three titles at Memphis, the other being Jimmy Connors, who won in 1979, 1983, and 1984.
  • 2006
    Next he played in Delray Beach International Tennis Championships as a former 2006 champion, where he lost to Ernests Gulbis in three sets in the semifinals.
    More Details Hide Details At Indian Wells, he lost in the fourth round to Juan Martín del Potro after saving match point to beat Nicolás Almagro in the previous round. In Miami, he beat world no. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets. It was his first victory over a no. 1 ranked player since he defeated Andre Agassi in 1999. He followed this up with a victory over Gilles Simon to reach his first Miami semifinal, and first Masters 1000 semifinal since the 2006 Paris Masters. There, he lost to third seed David Ferrer, 6–4, 2–6, 3–6. In May, he won his first title of the year at Munich, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber in an all-German final.
    In 2006, Haas won three ATP Tournaments and reached the quarterfinals at the 2006 US Open, where he was knocked out by Nikolay Davydenko after having been up two sets.
    More Details Hide Details Haas began having severe cramps in his legs in the third set. During the match he was visibly disturbed, repeatedly hitting his legs with his racquet, frustrated at the cramps. At the end of the year, he had to win the Paris Masters to qualify for the Masters Cup, the ATP year-end finale. He lost after a semifinal run to Dominik Hrbatý with health problems and did not play again for the rest of the year.
  • 2004
    Haas won two more ATP titles in his return year of 2004, while trying to gain back his form.
    More Details Hide Details
    He was plagued by further injuries and related complications afterwards and did not return to professional tennis fully until 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Before his parents' accident and his injuries, he had an winning record against several former and future no. 1 ranked players: 3–0 against Andy Roddick, 2–1 against Roger Federer, 2–1 against Marat Safin, and 2–0 against Jim Courier, as well as 5–5 against Pete Sampras.
  • 2002
    Haas spent much of 2002 taking care of his family.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of this lay-off, he injured his shoulder, requiring a major operation.
    In the 2002 Australian Open, he won in five sets against Todd Martin and Roger Federer, and in four against Marcelo Rios to reach the semi-finals.
    More Details Hide Details He led Marat Safin 2 sets to 1 but suffered from a stiff shoulder after a rain delay, and Safin won the match, taking the final two sets 6-0, 6-2. Haas was quickly rising to the top of the tennis ranks when his career was suddenly halted at no. 2 in the world by a severe accident that nearly claimed the lives of his parents, leaving his father in a coma.
  • 2001
    In 2001, he won four ATP titles, including his first Masters shield, finishing 2001 as world no. 8 and only missing out on playing in the season-ending Masters Cup because of Goran Ivanišević's Wimbledon victory, which meant Ivanišević took the eighth and final spot.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    He also beat Andre Agassi at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships in the second round.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1996
    He played his first grand slam at the US Open in 1996, losing in the first round to compatriot Michael Stich in 4 sets.
    More Details Hide Details He gained attention as a future star when he won his first ATP title in 1999, made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open, and was a finalist in the Grand Slam Cup. The following year, he won a silver medal at the Sydney Olympics defeating Wayne Ferreira, Andreas Vinciguerra, Àlex Corretja, Max Mirnyi and Roger Federer en route to the gold medal match where he lost to Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
    In 1996, Haas became a professional tennis player.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1995
    As a junior Haas reached as high as No. 11 in the junior world singles rankings in 1995 (and No. 5 in doubles).
    More Details Hide Details
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born on April 3, 1978.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)