Gerry Weber Finals – Roger Federer vs Tommy Haas

Tommy Haas wins against Roger Federer with a score of 7-6, 6-4. It was a fabulous match from both players, but especially from Tommy.

Tommy Haas after winning against Roger Federer at Gerry Weber 2012Image Credits to TheTennisTimes - http://thetennistimes.com/day-6-the-gerry-weber-open-halle/

Tommy had a chance to take the first set at 5-4 on his serve with two Advantages. However, Roger’s defense was good, protecting the double match points and leading the match to a tie-break. Tommy then took the first set taking it to a tiebreak with a score of 7-5. In the second set, Haas does an amazing shot and breaks Federer’s serve at 4-4. Tommy served for the title, and won the second set with a game count of 6-4.

Tommy Haas’s last win against Federer was at the 2002 Australian Open. It has been a while since Federer played someone who is older than him in the finals. Tommy is 4 years older that Federer, but was able to take the title at Gerry Weber 2012.

Tommy Haas’s Profile Of Gerry Weber

Tommy Haas is currently ranked 87th as of June 17th, 2012, and is currently 34 years old, and he has been on tour for 13 years.

– First Round

On the first round, Tommy faced Bernard Tomic, who is ranked 27th in the world rankings. However, Tomic has been ill for a couple of days before and during the tournament, so he decided to retire the match at 5-2. Therefore, Tommy Haas was able to go on to the next round.

– Second Round

On the second round, Tommy faced Marcel Granollers and won with a score of 6-3, 6-4.

– Quarter-Finals

In the quarter-finals, Tommy Haas beat Thomas Berdych with a score of 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

– Semi-Finals

Tommy beat Philipp Kohlschreiber (ranked 34th in the world rankings), with a score of 7-6, 7-5. Philipp has won against Rafael Nadal (world number 2)  in the quarter finals, but could not beat Tommy in the semi-finals.

– Finals

Tommy went against Roger Federer (world number 3) in the finals, and won with a score of 7-6, 6-4! Congratulations!

Its a rare case that both Nadal and Federer lost at the same tournament without Djokovic attending. I can’t wait to see how much better they become at Wimbledon!

For all tennis lovers,

~Jin

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