Tommy Haas


Tommy Haas was born 1978 in Hamburg. His father, Peter Haas, is from Austria and a former successful judoka, his mother is German. Haas started playing tennis when he was four years old. His breakthrough on the ATP tour came in 1997, when he reached the semifinal in Hamburg. In 1998 Haas was plagued by a lot of injuries, but came back even stronger in 1999, when he reached the semifinal in Melbourne, losing to Jewgeni Kafelnikow in three sets. He went on to win his first ATP tournament in the spring in Memphis.

2012 saw one of the greatest comebacks in tennis history. It took Haas only 8 months to get from world ranking position 202 to 21. The ATP named Haas “ATP Comeback Player of the Year 2012” for his outstanding achievements that year.

Overall, Haas won 15 ATP tournaments, reaching his career high ranking of No. 2 on 13 May 2002. Since the summer of 2016, Haas serves as tournament director for the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Indian Wells.