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Tennis: Brazil final for Lorenzi as Haas withdraws

Unseeded Italian Paulo Lorenzi reached the final of the Brazil Open on Saturday after German top seed Tommy Haas retired with a shoulder problem. Haas withdrew after conceding the opening set 6-3, then going behind 3-2 in the second after an hour on court to give 114th-ranked Lorenzi, 32, free passage into Sunday's trophy match. In what will be his first Tour final Lorenzi, who beat fourth seed Juan Monaco in the quarters, will face Argentinian Federico Del Bonis, who beat home favorite Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4.

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: 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: Haas Czechs out, then Czechs in

Germany's Tommy Haas reached the semi-finals of the Austrian Open on Friday, beating one Czech Davis Cup player only to find himself facing a second one in the next round. Second-seeded Haas, the 2001 champion in Vienna, spent one and three-quarter hours in holding off fifth seed Radek Stepanek, a member of his nation's 2012 Davis Cup championship side, 7-6 (12/10), 6-3. The 35-year-old Haas will Saturday take on eighth-seeded Czech Lukas Rosol, who beat Belgian Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 in his quarter-final.

Tennis: Top seed Djokovic into Wimbledon quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic downed 35-year-old Tommy Haas 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) on Monday to book his place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals. The Serbian top seed was tested by the German 13th seed in some extended rallies but ground his way through their fourth round encounter on Centre Court. Djokovic faces Czech seventh seed Tomas Berdych, the 2010 runner-up, in the quarter-finals. The 2011 Wimbledon champion is seeking a seventh Grand Slam title.

Golden oldie Haas banking on lucky 13

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - For a man whose career has been littered with bad injuries and bad luck being seeded 13th at Wimbledon at the ripe old age of 35 might have been the final straw. Germany's Tommy Haas sees it differently. "It's very special, 13 is my lucky number. It's the year 2013, seeded 13. Sometimes life works in mysterious ways," a grinning Haas, who plays Russian Dmitry Tursunov in the first round on Tuesday, told Reuters in an interview.

Tennis: Djokovic beats Haas to reach French Open semis

World number one Novak Djokovic reached his 12th consecutive Grand Slam semi-final Wednesday when he defeated gutsy German Tommy Haas 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5 in the French Open last-eight. Top seed Djokovic, who needs a Roland Garros title to become just the eighth man to complete a career Grand Slam, will tackle defending champion Rafael Nadal for a place in Sunday's final. "Tommy is a very dangerous opponent with lots of quality, plenty of experience and is very aggressive," said Djokovic.
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