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Top seed Haas falls to unheralded Johnson at Delray Beach

(Reuters) - A day after displaying dominant form top seed Tommy Haas suffered an upset loss to unheralded American Steve Johnson 6-4 2-6 7-6 in the second round of the Delray Beach Open on Wednesday. Haas had opened the tournament with a breezy win over Wayne Odesnik Tuesday but the 35-year-old could not repeat the feat against an aggressive young opponent who had to win two qualifying matches to make the tournament's main draw. Johnson banged out 13 aces and did not fold when Haas mounted a rally and claimed the second set.

Tennis: Injury sours Germany's victory over Spain

Germany's 4-1 Davis Cup World Group win over Spain in Frankfurt was soured on Sunday as the hosts controversially forfeited one match due to injuries. Three players were deemed unfit, leaving Daniel Brands as the only player left, but he enjoyed a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 win over Roberto Bautista Agut in Sunday's fifth and final rubber. It meant Germany captain Carsten Arriens was forced to forfeit Sunday's opening singles rubber between Philipp Kohlschreiber and Feliciano Lopez, which did not impress the home crowd.

Germany bounces Spain out of Davis Cup

International Sports Desk, Feb 1 (EFE).- Germany wrapped up a 3-0 home victory over Spain in first-round Davis Cup action with a four-set win in Saturday's doubles. In a match that was played on a fast hard court at the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt and featured just one service break, Philipp Kohlschreiber and Tommy Haas edged Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (9-11), 7-6 (9-7), 6-3. Spain's loss spoiled the debut of new captain Carlos Moya, who faced an uphill battle without the services of world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and world No. 5 David Ferrer.

Tennis: Veteran Haas downs Haase for second Vienna title

Tommy Haas won his second Austrian Open title on Sunday, a dozen years after claiming his first, with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 defeat of Robin Haase. Victory over the Dutchman took two and a quarter hours and denied Haase his third trophy in Austria after twice winning on clay at Kitzbuehel. Haas first won in Vienna in 2001 having lost the final the year before to Tim Henman.

Tennis: Veteran Haas downs Haase for second Vienna title

Tommy Haas won his second Austrian Open title on Sunday, a dozen years after claiming his first, with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 defeat of Robin Haase. Victory over the Dutchman took two and a quarter hours and denied Haase his third trophy in Austria after twice winning on clay at Kitzbuehel. Haas first won in Vienna in 2001 having lost the final the year before to Tim Henman. "It was really tough, I had to play well," said the 35-year-old German. "I played the big points well in the important moments."

Tennis: Haas meets Haase for title after Tsonga crashes

Robin Haase upset top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) to earn a Sunday final at the Austrian Open against German veteran Tommy Haas. Haas reached his third Vienna final as furious opponent Lukas Rosol cracked a racquet in half when facing six match points, drawing a point penalty which handed his German opponent a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/0) win. Tsonga, competing in a fourth event in the last five weeks, was playing with a heavy strapping on the left knee which kept him out of tennis for nearly three months over the summer.

Tennis: Austrian Open ATP results

Results on the sixth day of the Austrian Open on Saturday (x denotes seeded player): Men's singles Semi-finals Tommy Haas (GER) bt Lukas Rosol (CZE) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/0) afp

Tennis: Haas tames hothead Rosol to reach Vienna final

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.

Tennis: Haas tames hothead Rosol to reach Vienna final

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 finalist in 2000 to Tim Henman, 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.

Tennis: Tsonga struggles past home hope in Vienna

French top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga survived against hyped-up local wildcard Dominic Thiem to reach the Austrian Open semi-finals with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/3) win Friday. Tsonga, winner of the 2011 title, saw his 20-year-old opponent, ranked 149 in the world, save a match point in the third set. The victory took nearly two and a quarter-hours as Tsonga stayed on course to secure one of the four remaining spots in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals next month.
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