Agence France-PresseOctober 19, 2013 11:18
Tommy Haas reached a third final at the Austrian Open on Saturday as furious opponent Lukas Rosol cracked a racquet in half when facing six match points, drawing a point penalty which handed his opponent a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-0) win.
Haas, seeded second and champion at the Stadthalle 12 years ago and losing finalinst in 2000 to Tim Henmam, will wait for an opponent from top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Dutchman Robin Haase.
"I first played here in 1997, so to be back in the final in 2013 is great, it's very special." said Haas. "I feel good about it, I'm very happy.