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Happy 500 Tommy Haas!

In sports, TV, writing on 10/19/2012 at 15:56

Inspired by Tommy Haas’ 500th career win this morning and William Miller’s post here, I decided to take a look at one of the most interesting careers in sports today.

With a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over American Jesse Levine in the second round of Vienna’s Erste Bank Open, Germany’s Tommy Haas reached the illustrious 500 win mark. With Andy Roddick’s recent retirement, Haas is now only the fourth active player on tour with 500 or more wins, joining Roger Federer (871), Rafael Nadal (583) and Lleyton Hewitt (566).

“I knew for a few days that I would reach the milestone if I won this match. This was a big goal of mine,” said Haas. “In April, I was at around 472 wins and I knew it wouldn’t be easy to win another 27 or 28 matches.” In honor of the achievement, Haas was gifted a custom Fiat 500 by the tournament.


Haas, who won Vienna in 2001, faces a qualifier in the next round and likes his chances to add to the win column. “For now I’m focusing on next year,” Haas said. “One of my goals for this year was to win my 13th title since 13 is my lucky number. Next year is 2013 and as long as I’m fit I want to play the whole year.”

Not many 34 year olds are focusing on “next year” in the world of professional tennis. In tennis, 34 year olds are about as effective as corpses. But then, Tommy Haas has had a career unlike any player before him.

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Nadal to miss 2010 US Open, begs questions

In sports on 08/15/2012 at 19:07

Rafael Nadal announced earlier today he will not be competing in the 2012 US Open. Nadal, the 2010 champion and defending finalist, had withdrawn from this week’s Cincinatti Open, as well the Canadian Open and the Olympics.

Nadal wins the 2010 USO

Nadal last played at Wimbledon, where he lost in the second round to unseeded Lukas Rosol, one of the greatest upsets in grand slam history. Read the rest of this entry »


In Links on 04/17/2012 at 13:23

A new page here at STAHR, “Links” is the section you can check out if you’re looking to kill time. Little to none of the content will STAHR-originated. The page “Links” will contain the most popular/perennial links, while more flavor of the week stuff will be posted in updates like these on a semi-regular basis.



Tupac Hologram @ Coachella
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