Break Points: Tommy Haas to Miss Rest of Season After Shoulder Surgery

Notable Results:

  • Halle F: Roger Federer d. Alejandro Falla, 7-6(2), 7-6(3)
  • Queen’s Club F: Grigor Dimitrov d. Feliciano Lopez, 6-7(8), 7-6(1), 7-6(6)
  • Birmingham F: Ana Ivanovic d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, 6-3, 6-2
  • ‘s-Hertogenbosch R1: Mona Barthel d. Maria Kirilenko, 6-3, 6-2
  • Eastbourne R1: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova d. Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4)
  • Eastbourne R1: Caroline Wozniacki d. Sam Stosur, 7-5, 6-4
  • Eastbourne R1: Sloane Stephens d. Caroline Garcia, 6-2, 6-4
  • Eastbourne R1: Bernard Tomic d. Andrey Golubev, 6-4, 6-4

News and Analysis:

As you can see in the picture from above, Victoria Azarenka (and other tennis players including Andy Murray, Martina Hingis, Ross Hutchins, and Heather Watson) had some fun at the Rally for Bally exhibition match at the Queen’s Club, which you can watch in full here:

Bad news: Tommy Haas will undergo shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the 2014 season:

“It’s been a struggle since the beginning of the year obviously and I’ve already had to retire in matches, which is never fun,” said Haas to “Last week I had to take another MRI after Paris because it was a severe thing I felt again in the shoulder. Unfortunately it’s an injury I’ve already had before that was fixed, but my sub-scapular tendon is torn again.

“It’s a big step backwards in a long process, but I want to hopefully come back again at some point and finish my career on my own terms when I’m ready for it. I’ll try everything I can.”

David Ferrer withdrew from ‘s-Hertogenbosch due to stomach problems.

Rafael Nadal says he is still having back problems:

Nadal also admitted that his back was bothering him. “I don’t have a very bad feeling but I still feel the back a little bit,” he said. “It’s something similar I had at the Australian Open. I have a little bit of an oedema in the bone in the back.

“And I felt that during Roland Garros in the first round, especially in the second round it was worse. But it’s true that after the second round I was improving. Today is not the worst day but I feel that I need to improve, I need to rest a little bit. I need to improve a little bit to try to play well in Wimbledon.”

The serve is where he is most affected, he explained. “It’s a little bit more dangerous for me to change the directions. It’s difficult to create all the power with the back,” said Nadal.

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One Response

  1. q10
    q10 June 17, 2014 at 3:30 am |

    tough break for tommy, good to see he’ll try to end on his own terms

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