Tommy Haas tops Federer in Stuttgart Mercedes Cup with 2-6 7-6(8) 6-4 after 1 hour and 56 minutes.
Haas tops Federer in Stuttgart Mercedes Cup! Federer had not played an official match for 10 weeks. This aspect was shown very well in the Swiss game. He produced a lot of unforced errors on his backhand. Moreover, he was very vulnerable on his second serve. Haas took advantage of this after the second half of the second set. The second set went into a tie-break, where Haas made the first mini-break at 5-4.
Haas tops Federer in Stuttgart Mercedes Cup! Facing 2 set points, the German didn’t believe in his chances and let Federer to come back. At 8-7 he faced a match point, but he eventually won the set 10-8 in the tie-break.
Haas tops Federer in Stuttgart Mercedes Cup! In the decider, Federer had the first opportunities to break at 2-1, but missed 2 chances. Haas held his serve and in the next game broke Federer’s serve. Besides having difficult games in his serve, Tommy Haas won the set 6-4.
Haas tops Federer in Stuttgart Mercedes Cup! It was his 4th victory against Roger Federer and his biggest victory in the past 3-4 years. He hadn’t beaten a top 10 players since 2014 Rome Masters 1000.
Haas will face his compatriot Mischa Zverev in the next round.
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