Thomas Mario Haas (German pronunciation: [ˈtɔmi ˈhaːs]; born 3 April 1978) is a German 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 in May 2002, Haas's career was interrupted by injuries: he has twice dropped out of the world rankings due to being unable to play for twelve months.[2] His first period of injury saw him miss the whole of the 2003 season, and he did not return to the world's top 10 until 2007. He also missed over a year's tennis between February 2010 and June 2011, but has since returned to play on the tour. He returned to world No. 11 in 2013 after reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open for the first time in his career.

Haas has reached the semifinals of the Australian Open three times, and Wimbledon once. He is among a few players to have reached the quarterfinal stage of each of the Grand Slams. He has won 15 career titles in singles, including one Masters tournament (Stuttgart) in 2001, and has a silver medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Early life

Born in Hamburg, Germany to Brigitte and Peter Haas,[3] Tommy started playing his own version of tennis when he was four years old,[4] using a wooden plank to hit balls against the wall or into his father's hands. When his father observed his talents, he started bringing Haas to work, as he was a tennis coach.

At five, Haas won his first youth tournament, in Hamburg. At eight, he won his second, in Munich. Between 11 and 13, Haas twice won the Austrian Championship, the German Championship, and the European Championship. Haas is also a good friend of Swiss great Roger Federer.

Haas's talents were noted by tennis guru Nick Bollettieri. Nick was so impressed by the young German's talent that he offered Haas the chance to stay and train at his Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Florida for free, and Haas began attending at age 11.[3] At 13, speaking little English, Haas moved full-time to Florida to train at the academy.[3]

Tennis career


As a junior Haas reached as high as No. 11 in the junior world singles rankings in 1995 (and No. 5 in doubles).

1996–2000: First ATP Title and Olympic Silver

In 1996, Haas became a professional tennis player. He played his first grand slam at the US Open in 1996, losing in the first round to compatriot Michael Stich in 4 sets. 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. He also beat Andre Agassi at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships in the second round.

2001–2005: Reaching Top 10

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. 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. 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. Haas spent much of 2002 taking care of his family. At the end of this lay-off, he injured his shoulder, requiring a major operation. He was plagued by further injuries and related complications afterwards and did not return to professional tennis fully until 2004. Before his parents' accident and his injuries, he had a 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. Haas won two more ATP titles in his return year of 2004, while trying to gain back his form.

2006: Tenth ATP Title

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. 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.

2007: Eleventh ATP Title, Returning to Top 10

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. 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.

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. His run came to an end after he suffered a torn abdominal muscle and had to withdraw a day before playing Roger Federer.

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. He beat Blake in a fifth-set tiebreak, saving match points. His run ended, however, with a three-set loss to Nikolay Davydenko.

2008–2009: Return to Top 20

In the first half of 2008, Haas was derailed by injuries, causing him to miss both the Australian Open and the French Open. 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.

At the beginning of the new season, Haas pulled out of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open due to elbow problems. However, he appeared in the Kooyong Exhibition game, where he beat Mardy Fish.

At the 2009 Australian Open, Haas beat Eduardo Schwank in the first round and Flavio Cipolla in the second. 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.

At the 2009 French Open, Haas matched his best result since 2002. 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.[88]

This victory made Haas one of a small group of players to have won ATP titles on all three major surfaces (grass, clay, and hard courts.) With Haas' success at this tournament and at the French Open, his ranking rose to no. 35.

At Wimbledon, Haas won a five-set match against Marin Čilić. Haas was up two sets to love and had match points in the fourth set, then had to save two match points serving at 5–6 before the match was suspended due to darkness after over four hours of play, at 6–6 in the fifth. The next day, Haas broke Cilic at 8–8 and eventually held on to win. Haas then comfortably defeated Igor Andreev to reach the quarterfinals. There, he defeated Novak Djokovic for the second time in three weeks to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career, where he faced Roger Federer in a rematch of their encounter in Paris. Haas lost, ensuring Federer's historic seventh Wimbledon final. This success at Wimbledon made Haas rise considerably in ATP ranking, reaching no. 19.

Haas continued his late career resurgence by making it to the semifinals at the LA Tennis Open, defeating Marat Safin in the quarterfinals,[6] before losing to Sam Querrey. He made it to the third round at the US Open, losing narrowly to Fernando Verdasco, after being up a break in each set.

2010–2011: Absence

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.[7] He missed the rest of the 2010 season and once more dropped out of the ATP rankings. He returned to action partnering Radek Štěpánek in doubles in Munich in May 2011, but then lost in the first round. His return match in singles came at the 2011 French Open, where he lost in round one. 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. Other than Grand Slams, he played little tennis, competing in only ten other tournaments, mainly in July, August, and October.

2012: 13th Career Title, ATP comeback player of the year

Haas began the 2012 season at the Brisbane International, but had to withdraw in the second round.[9] Nevertheless, he competed more regularly in 2012 than in previous seasons. 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.

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,[10] where he defeated world no. 3 and five-time champion Roger Federer in two sets.[2] 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.[2]

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,[2] and the 2012 Citi Open, losing to Alexandr Dolgopolov.[2] 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. Haas briefly returned to the top 20 in the world in October 2012,[2] and he finished the season ranked no. 21. This was enough to earn him the Comeback Player of the Year award for a second time.[2]

2013: 15th career title, comeback to world no. 11

Haas lost in the 2013 Australian Open first round. In February at the 2013 SAP Open he reached his 25th career final against defending champion Milos Raonic, but lost in straight sets.[2] 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.[2]

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.[2] 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.[2]

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. 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.[37] Haas beat Mikhail Youzhny in the fourth round but eventually lost to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the quarter finals.[22]

At Wimbledon, Haas advanced to the fourth round to set up a rematch against Djokovic but again lost in straight sets.

2014–2017: Late career

Tommy started 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. After the setback, he participated in the first round of the 2014 Davis Cup against Spain. 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.

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. In the final, he was beaten by defending champion Marin Čilić in straight sets.

At the 2014 BMW Open, Haas was the defending champion. He made it to the semifinals, but lost to Martin Kližan. Haas reached the fourth round of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open, where he was defeated by Roger Federer in straight sets. Haas reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 Rome Masters after beating third seed Stan Wawrinka. He then retired in the quarterfinals to Grigor Dimitrov.[23]

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. 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. 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 eventual finalist Andreas Seppi. His 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.

At the 2015 US Open, Haas was defeated by Fernando Verdasco in a five-setter in the first round.

In April 2016, Haas, at 38, had toe surgery and was out for 9 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.”[24]

In June 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. 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.””[25]

In January 2017, Haas made his first ATP Tour appearance in 15 months at the Australian Open. In the first round, he retired after the second set because he felt physically “empty”.[39]

In April 2017, Haas won his first match at ATP-level in 21 months in Houston. At the age of 39, he defeated the almost 20 years younger Reilly Opelka in the first round. This victory made him the oldest player to win a ATP Tour match since Jimmy Connors in 1995.[40] He then lost to top seed Jack Sock in three sets.[41]

At the 2017 Monte-Carlo Masters, Haas beat world No. 40 Benoît Paire in straight sets in the first round.[42] In the second round, he lost to Tomáš Berdych in a close match.

In June 2017, Haas reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 MercedesCup in Stuttgart after upsetting Roger Federer in the second round[43] and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the first round. In the quarterfinals, he faced the sixth seed, Mischa Zverev but lost in straight sets.

Haas played possibly his last tournament in Kitzbühel in July, where he lost in the first round to compatriot Jan-Lennard Struff.[4]

Playing style

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.[4] 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.

Haas has been known for his refined footwork and racquet skills, both of which he uses to construct quick defensive-to-offensive transitions. He is widely considered as one of the best players to have never won a grand slam, having been restricted by numerous injuries. Reviewers describe him as having nice "fluidity" and how his game overall allows him to adapt to most situations, as demonstrated by his equal win percentage over both right and left-handed players, as well as his relatively even win percentages on all surfaces. Haas' mental game has been described as solid, boasting a positive win record in deciding sets (3rd or 5th).

Playing equipment

His apparel sponsor is Ellesse. He switched to Head racquets in 2009, after having used Dunlop Sport racquets for most of his career.

Personal life

Haas was born to Brigitte and Peter Haas. He has two sisters, Sabine (born 24 April 1975) and Karin (born 16 June 1979).

On 27 January 2010, Haas became a United States citizen, but continued to represent Germany in tennnis.[4]

On 5 July 2010, Haas announced on his website that he would become a father for the first time. On 15 November 2010, Haas announced on his website that his wife, actress Sara Foster, had given birth to a baby girl, Valentina. He said he wanted to keep playing long enough for his daughter to watch him play. 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. Haas is the son-in-law of David Foster.

Significant finals

Olympic finals

Singles: 1 (1 silver medal)

Silver2000Sydney OlympicsHard
Tommy Haas at the 2012 US Open
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6–7(4–7), 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 3–6

Masters Series finals

Singles: 2 (1–1)

Win2001Stuttgart MastersHard (i)
Tommy Haas at Wimbledon in 2015
Max Mirnyi
6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Loss2002Rome MastersClay Andre Agassi3–6, 3–6, 0–6

ATP career finals

Singles: 28 (15–13)

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
Grand Slam Cup (0–1)
Olympic Games (0–1)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–1)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (4–4)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (10–6)
Finals by surface
Hard (11–9)
Clay (2–4)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1000000001997-10-01-0000Oct 1997Open Sud de France, FranceInternationalHard (i) Fabrice Santoro4–6, 4–6
Loss0–2000000001998-10-01-0000Oct 1998Open Sud de France, FranceInternationalHard (i) Àlex Corretja6–2, 6–7(6–8), 1–6
Loss0–3000000001998-10-01-0000Oct 1998Auckland Open, New ZealandInternationalHard
ATP Rankings (Singles)
Sjeng Schalken
4–6, 4–6
Win1–3000000001999-02-01-0000Feb 1999US Indoor Championships, United StatesIntl. GoldHard (i) Jim Courier6–4, 6–1
Loss1–4000000001999-07-01-0000Jul 1999Stuttgart Open, GermanyIntl. GoldClay Magnus Norman7–6(8–6), 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 0–6, 3–6
Loss1–5000000001999-10-01-0000Oct 1999Grand Slam Cup, GermanyGS CupHard (i) Greg Rusedski3–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7)
Loss1–6000000002000-05-01-0000May 2000Bavarian Championships, GermanyInternationalClay Franco Squillari4–6, 4–6
Loss1–7000000002000-09-01-0000Sep 2000Summer Olympics, AustraliaOlympicsHard Yevgeny Kafelnikov6–7(4–7), 6–3, 2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss1–8000000002000-10-01-0000Oct 2000Vienna Open, AustriaIntl. GoldHard (i) Tim Henman4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Win2–8000000002001-01-01-0000Jan 2001ATP Adelaide, AustraliaInternationalHard Nicolás Massú6–3, 6–1
Win3–8000000002001-08-01-0000Aug 2001ATP Long Island, United StatesInternationalHard Pete Sampras6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Win4–8000000002001-10-01-0000Oct 2001Vienna Open, AustriaIntl. GoldHard (i) Guillermo Cañas6–2, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Win5–8000000002001-10-01-0000Oct 2001Stuttgart Masters, GermanyMastersHard (i) Max Mirnyi6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Loss5–9000000002002-05-01-0000May 2002Italian Open, ItalyMastersClay Andre Agassi3–6, 3–6, 0–6
Win6–9000000002004-04-01-0000Apr 2004US Clay Court Championships, United StatesInternationalClay Andy Roddick6–3, 6–4
Win7–9000000002004-07-01-0000Jul 2004Los Angeles Open, United StatesInternationalHard Nicolas Kiefer7–6(8–6), 6–4
Win8–9000000002006-02-01-0000Feb 2006Delray Beach Open, United StatesInternationalHard Xavier Malisse6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
Win9–9000000002006-02-01-0000Feb 2006US Indoor Championships, United States (2)Intl. GoldHard (i) Robin Söderling6–3, 6–2
Win10–9000000002006-07-01-0000Jul 2006Los Angeles Open, United States (2)InternationalHard Dmitry Tursunov4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win11–9000000002007-02-01-0000Feb 2007US Indoor Championships, United States (3)Intl. GoldHard (i) Andy Roddick6–2, 6–3
Win12–9000000002009-06-01-0000Jun 2009Halle Open, Germany250 SeriesGrass Novak Djokovic6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
Win13–9000000002012-06-01-0000Jun 2012Halle Open, Germany (2)250 SeriesGrass Roger Federer7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss13–10000000002012-07-01-0000Jul 2012German Open, Germany500 SeriesClay Juan Mónaco5–7, 4–6
Loss13–11000000002012-08-01-0000Aug 2012Washington Open, United States500 SeriesHard Alexandr Dolgopolov7–6(9–7), 4–6, 1–6
Loss13–12000000002013-02-01-0000Feb 2013Pacific Coast Championships, United States250 SeriesHard (i) Milos Raonic4–6, 3–6
Win14–12000000002013-05-01-0000May 2013Bavarian Championships, Germany250 SeriesClay Philipp Kohlschreiber6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win15–12000000002013-10-01-0000Oct 2013Vienna Open, Austria (2)250 SeriesHard (i) Robin Haase6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Loss15–13000000002014-02-01-0000Feb 2014Zagreb Indoors, Croatia250 SeriesHard (i) Marin Cilic3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (1–0)

Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1–0000000002009-02-01-0000Feb 2009Pacific Coast Championships, United States250 SeriesHard (i) Radek Štěpánek Rohan Bopanna
Jarkko Nieminen
6–2, 6–3

ATP Challenger finals

Singles: 3 (0–3)

ResultW–L   Date   TournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1Jun 1996Weiden, GermanyClay Tomas Nydahl2–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss0–2Dec 1996Daytona Beach, United StatesHard Andrei Cherkasov6–7, 6–3, 5–7
Loss0–3Apr 1997Birmingham, United StatesClay Johan van Herck6–7, 7–6, 4–6

Performance timelines

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.


Grand Slam tournaments
Australian OpenAA1RSF2R2RSFAA2R4RSFA3R3RA2R1R1RAA1R0 / 1426–1465%
French OpenAA1R3R3R2R4RA1R3R3RAA4RA1R3RQF1RAAA0 / 1321–1362%
WimbledonA2R3R3R3R1RAA2R1R3R4R3RSFA1R1R4RA2RA1R0 / 1624–1562%
US Open1R3R2R4R2R4R4RAQF3RQFQF2R3RA3R1R3RA1RAA0 / 1734–1767%
Win–Loss0–13–23–412–46–45–411–30–05–35–411–412–23–212–42–12–33–49–40–21–20–00–20 / 60105–5964%
National representation
OlympicsANot HeldF-SNot Held2RNot HeldANot HeldANot HeldANH0 / 26–275%
Win–Loss0–00–04–03–17–12–01–00–02–22–21–23–10–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00 / 1125–969%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian WellsAQ13R1R3R2R2RA4R2R4RQFQF3RAA2R4R4RAAA0 / 1425–1366%
MiamiA3R2R2R3R4R3RA1R3R3R2RA1RAA2RSFAAA1R0 / 1414–1352%
Monte CarloAAA2R1R3RQFA2RAAA1RAAAAAAAA2R0 / 78–753%
RomeQ22R3RA1R2RFA1R1R1R1RAAAAA1RQFAA2R0 / 1213–1252%
HamburgQ2SF2RQF1R2R3RA2R1R1RAANot Masters Series0 / 912–957%
CanadaA2R3R3RASFSFA1RA2R3R2R2RAAQF2RAAAA0 / 1221–1264%
CincinnatiQ32R3R3RA2R1RAQF1R3R1R3R1RA1R2R3RAAAA0 / 1416–1453%
ShanghaiNot Held2RAAQF3RA1RAA0 / 46–367%
MadridNot Held2RA3R2R3R2RA2RAAA3R1RAA1R0 / 97–944%
StuttgartQ11R2R3R1RWDiscontinued1 / 57–464%
ParisQ1A3RQF2RSF3RA3R3RSF3RA2RAAA2RAAAA0 / 1115–1158%
Win–Loss0–09–613–89–84–720–717–90–011–94–710–86–77–35–70–00–19–514–85–30–10–02–41 / 111144–10757%
Career statistics
Hardcourt W–L3–210–820–1422–1118–941–1126–130–025–1216–1335–1133–1315–1015–133–46–816–1128–137–60–50–00–311 / 212339–19064%
Clay W–L0–05–310–613–814–87–618–70–08–711–75–63–40–26–30–00–110–414–67–50–00–04–82 / 85135–9160%
Grass W–L0–02–23–27–32–21–20–00–03–23–25–23–03–210–10–01–35–15–20–02–40–02–32 / 3657–3363%
Carpet W–L1–15–48–45–42–38–21–10–01–13–24–20–00–0Discontinued0 / 1638–2461%
Overall W–L4–322–1741–2647–2636–2257–2145–210–037–2233–2449–2139–1718–1431–173–47–1231–1647–2114–112–90–06–1415 / 349569–33863%
Win %57%56%61%64%62%73%68%63%58%70%70%56%65%43%37%66%69%56%18%30%62.73%
Year-end rank17045341123811174511128218372205211277470

* 2007 Wimbledon counts as 3 wins, 0 losses. Roger Federer walkover in round 4, after Haas withdrew because of a torn stomach muscle,[29] does not count as a Haas loss.


Grand Slam tournaments
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–00–10–00–00–00–00–00–10–00–00–02–10–00–00 / 32–3
National representation
OlympicsANot HeldQFNot HeldANot HeldANot HeldANot HeldANH0 / 12–1
Win–Loss0–00–00–00–02–10–00–00–02–01–00–10–00–00–00–00–00–10–01–00–00–00–00 / 106–3
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
HamburgQ21R1RAAQF1RAAA2RAANot Masters Series0 / 53–4
ShanghaiNot Held2RAAAAAAAA0 / 11–0
MadridNot HeldAA1RAAAAAAAAQFAAA2R0 / 33–3
StuttgartAAQFAA1RDiscontinued0 / 22–2
Win–Loss0–03–32–30–00–04–50–30–00–10–01–00–00–02–00–00–00–05–32–00–00–02–30 / 2621–21
Career statistics
Titles / Finals0 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 01 / 10 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 01 / 1
Overall W–L0–14–65–92–35–512–110–70–05–57–31–30–11–17–21–03–32–510–123–22–10–04–674–86
Year-end rank9732902136896961337293353974916771304084069328737247%

Record against other players

Wins over top 10 players

Haas has a 48–85 record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.[4]

1. Carlos Moyá9Hamburg, GermanyClay2R6–4, 6–1126
2. Yevgeny Kafelnikov7Lyon, FranceCarpet (i)SF4–6, 6–4, 6–367
3. Jonas Björkman9Davis Cup, Hamburg, GermanyHardRR6–3, 7–6(7–4), 7–539
4. Marcelo Ríos2Lyon, FranceCarpet (i)SF6–2, 1–0 ret.53
5. Àlex Corretja6Paris, FranceCarpet (i)2R7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–338
6. Tim Henman7World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayRR6–7(4–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–319
7. Richard Krajicek5's-Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrassQF7–6(7–3), 1–6, 6–417
8. Carlos Moyá9Stuttgart, GermanyClayQF7–6(7–3), 6–216
9. Andre Agassi1Grand Slam Cup, Munich, GermanyHard (i)QF6–0, 6–7(2–7), 6–411
10. Gustavo Kuerten6Indian Wells, United StatesHard2R7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–1)22
11. Thomas Enqvist9Munich, GermanyClaySF7–6(7–5), 1–6, 6–419
12. Thomas Enqvist7World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayRR5–7, 6–2, 6–220
13. Pete Sampras2World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayRR7–5, 6–220
14. Àlex Corretja9Olympics, Sydney, AustraliaHard3R7–6(9–7), 6–348
15. Àlex Corretja9Vienna, AustriaHard (i)1R6–1, 6–028
16. Lleyton Hewitt7Adelaide, AustraliaHardQF6–4, 0–6, 6–123
17. Magnus Norman9World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayRR6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–423
18. Lleyton Hewitt6World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayRR7–6(7–5), 3–6, 6–323
19. Pete Sampras10Long Island, United StatesHardF6–3, 3–6, 6–216
20. Tim Henman9Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i)QF2–6, 6–3, 6–414
21. Lleyton Hewitt3Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i)SF2–6, 6–3, 6–414
22. Sebastien Grosjean10Rome, ItalyClay3R6–3, 6–47
23. Yevgeny Kafelnikov5World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayRR7–6(7–5), 6–33
24. Andy Roddick2Houston, United StatesClayF6–3, 6–4349
25. Andre Agassi10Los Angeles, United StatesHardQF7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), 6–391
26. Rainer Schüttler8Cincinnati, United StatesHard1R6–3, 1–6, 6–467
27. Gastón Gaudio6World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, GermanyClayF6–4, 6–322
28. Andre Agassi9Indian Wells, United StatesHard3R7–5, 6–228
29. Andy Roddick4Houston, United StatesClayQF6–7(1–7), 6–4, 6–427
30. James Blake9Paris, FranceCarpet (i)2R6–4, 6–213
31. David Nalbandian8Australian Open, Melbourne, AustraliaHard4R4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–312
32. Nikolay Davydenko3Australian Open, Melbourne, AustraliaHardQF6–3, 2–6, 1–6, 6–1, 7–512
33. Mario Ančić9Davis Cup, Krefeld, GermanyHard (i)RR2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–410
34. Ivan Ljubičić8Davis Cup, Krefeld, GermanyHard (i)RR6–2, 7–6(9–7), 6–410
35. Andy Roddick4Memphis, United StatesHard (i)F6–3, 6–29
36. Fernando González5Indian Wells, United StatesHard4R6–3, 6–29
37. James Blake6US Open, New York, United StatesHard4R4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–0, 7–6(7–4)10
38. Andy Roddick6Indian Wells, United StatesHard2R6–4, 6–436
39. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga9Halle, GermanyGrass2R6–3, 7–6(7–3)41
40. Novak Djokovic4Halle, GermanyGrassF6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–141
41. Novak Djokovic4Wimbledon, London, United KingdomGrassQF7–5, 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–334
42. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga5Munich, GermanyClay2R6–1, 6–4134
43. Tomáš Berdych7Halle, GermanyGrassQF6–4, 3–6, 7–587
44. Roger Federer3Halle, GermanyGrassF7–6(7–5), 6–487
45. Janko Tipsarević9Shanghai, ChinaHard3R6–2, 6–121
46. Novak Djokovic1Miami, United StatesHard4R6–2, 6–418
47. Stanislas Wawrinka3Rome, ItalyClay3R5–7, 6–2, 6–319
48. Roger Federer5Stuttgart, GermanyGrass2R2–6, 7–6(10–8), 6–4302

Record against top-10 players

Haas' record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher. Statistics correct as of 20 November 2017.

PlayerYearsMatchesRecordWin %HardClayGrassCarpet
Number 1 ranked players
Jim Courier1998–199922–0100%2–00–00–00–0
Marat Safin1999–200975–271%2–11–10–02–0
Carlos Moyá1997–2008116–555%1–15–30–00–1
Andy Roddick2001–2011137–654%3–54–10–00–0
Marcelo Ríos1997–200273–443%1–31–10–01–0
Andre Agassi1998–2006104–640%3–40–11–00–1
Juan Carlos Ferrero1999–200952–340%1–00–31–00–0
Pete Sampras1996–200283–538%2–51–00–00–0
Lleyton Hewitt1999–2013114–736%3–51–20–00–0
Novak Djokovic2006–201393–633%1–30–22–10–0
Andy Murray2007–200831–233%1–10–00–10–0
Yevgeny Kafelnikov1997–200272–529%0–31–00–01–2
Roger Federer2000–2017174–1324%2–60–12–40–2
Gustavo Kuerten1998–200161–517%1–30–20–00–0
Patrick Rafter199910–10%0–00–00–10–0
Thomas Muster1997–199820–20%0–10–10–00–0
Rafael Nadal2006–201250–50%0–50–00–00–0
Number 2 ranked players
Àlex Corretja2000–200364–267%2–01–10–01–1
Magnus Norman1999–200232–167%1–01–10–00–0
Michael Stich199610–10%0–10–00–00–0
Michael Chang1998–200220–20%0–20–00–00–0
Petr Korda1997–199820–20%0–20–00–00–0
Number 3 ranked players
David Nalbandian2002–201255–0100%3–01–00–01–0
Stan Wawrinka2006–201422–0100%1–01–00–00–0
Sergi Bruguera199811–0100%0–01–00–00–0
Ivan Ljubičić2000–200753–260%2–10–00–11–0
Grigor Dimitrov2011–201431–233%1–10–10–00–0
Nikolay Davydenko2005–200851–420%1–30–10–00–0
Milos Raonic2013–201730–30%0–10–10–10–0
David Ferrer2005–201340–40%0–20–10–00–1
Number 4 ranked players
Jonas Björkman1998–200122–0100%2–00–00–00–0
Guy Forget199711–0100%1–00–00–00–0
Kei Nishikori201411–0100%1–00–00–00–0
Thomas Enqvist1997–2004119–282%5–12–10–02–0
Todd Martin1999–200243–175%3–10–00–00–0
Robin Söderling2004–200643–175%2–00–11–00–0
Tim Henman1997–200653–260%2–11–00–00–1
Marin Čilić2009–201442–250%0–11–11–00–0
Richard Krajicek1998–199921–150%0–00–01–10–0
Andrei Medvedev200121–150%0–11–00–00–0
Sebastien Grosjean1999–200794–544%3–11–20–00–2
Tomáš Berdych2004–201752–340%1–00–21–10–0
James Blake2002–200752–340%1–30–00–01–0
Nicolas Kiefer1998–200552–340%1–10–21–00–0
Greg Rusedski1998–200251–420%0–41–00–00–0
Juan Martín del Potro2008–201350–50%0–50–00–00–0
Number 5 ranked players
Gastón Gaudio200511–0100%0–01–00–00–0
Jiří Novák2000–200564–267%3–00–11–10–0
Tommy Robredo2001–201364–267%2–01–21–00–0
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2009–201542–250%0–21–01–00–0
Cédric Pioline1999–200021–150%1–10–00–00–0
Rainer Schüttler2000–200994–544%3–31–20–00–0
Fernando González2004–200951–420%1–30–10–00–0
Number 6 ranked players
Wayne Ferreira1998–200555–0100%4–00–00–01–0
Gilles Simon2006–201365–183%3–11–01–00–0
Gaël Monfils2006–201342–250%1–10–11–00–0
Albert Costa1997–200452–340%2–20–10–00–0
Karol Kucera1997–200231–233%1–00–00–00–2
Nicolás Lapentti199920–20%0–10–00–00–1
Number 7 ranked players
Alberto Berasategui1997–199933–0100%0–03–00–00–0
David Goffin201311–0100%1–00–00–00–0
Jakob Hlasek199611–0100%0–00–00–01–0
Thomas Johansson200111–0100%0–00–00–01–0
Mardy Fish2000–201254–180%4–00–10–00–0
Fernando Verdasco2006–201553–260%3–20–00–00–0
Mario Ančić2004–200742–250%2–20–00–00–0
Richard Gasquet2006–201242–250%2–10–10–00–0
Number 8 ranked players
Janko Tipsarević2005–201243–175%3–00–00–10–0
Radek Štěpánek2007–201374–357%3–20–11–00–0
Marcos Baghdatis2005–201221–150%0–01–00–00–1
Mikhail Youzhny2002–201394–544%3–31–20–00–0
Guillermo Cañas2001–200862–433%1–30–01–00–1
Jürgen Melzer2002–200531–233%0–10–11–00–0
Jack Sock2013–201731–233%0–11–10–00–0
Mark Philippoussis1997–200141–325%1–30–00–00–0
Number 9 ranked players
Nicolás Almagro2005–201333–0100%2–01–00–00–0
Nicolás Massú200122–0100%2–00–00–00–0
Joachim Johansson200511–0100%0–01–00–00–0
Mariano Puerta199911–0100%1–00–00–00–0
Paradorn Srichaphan200411–0100%1–00–00–00–0
John Isner2007–201363–350%2–31–00–00–0
Marc Rosset1998–200252–340%1–11–10–10–0
Number 10 ranked players
Carlos Costa199811–0100%0–00–00–01–0
Arnaud Clément1998–200976–186%4–10–00–02–0
Ernests Gulbis2009–201364–267%0–23–01–00–0
Magnus Gustafsson1997–200163–350%1–11–10–01–1
Félix Mantilla1997–200142–250%1–11–10–00–0
Magnus Larsson199821–150%1–10–00–00–0
Kevin Anderson2011–201531–233%1–20–00–00–0
Juan Mónaco2007–201251–420%1–30–10–00–0
Pablo Carreño Busta201510–10%0–10–00–00–0

Record against No. 11–20 players

Haas' record against players who have been ranked world No. 11–20.

* Statistics correct as of 6 November 2017.

German tournaments

HamburgSF2RQF1R2R3RA2R1R1RAAAAAFQFAAA1R0 / 1218–12
Stuttgart OpenA2RF2RAAAAAAAAAAA2RQFA2RAQF0 / 710–7
Stuttgart Masters1R2R3R1RWDiscontinued1 / 57–4
Grand Slam CupDNQFDiscontinued0 / 13–1
DusseldorfNot HeldQFADiscontinued0 / 11–0