US Open Tennis 2012: Why Tommy Haas Is a Genuine Threat

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US Open Tennis 2012: Why Tommy Haas Is a Genuine Threat
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Tommy Haas might be ranked only No. 23 on the ATP Tour, but he has the ability to punch much above what the statistics show!

Having reached a high of No. 2 in the ATP rankings way back in 2002, Haas is still coming up with results, especially against players ranked in the Top 10 of the draw.

In fact, in June he won the Halle tournament defeating Roger Federer on grass at the age of 34. Just like old wine, Haas is getting better with age.

In the US Open, Haas is seeded No. 21 in the men's draw, which gives him a good chance for him to create a few upsets in his half.

From the looks of the draw, it appears that Haas will meet Richard Gasquet in the third round of the US Open (provided both make it there).

Gasquet will do well not to treat Haas lightly in this match for the veteran has shown that he has the capacity to trouble (and defeat) the best in the game.

Let's look at the players he has defeated this year already.

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