Tommy Haas has witnessed a significant career resurgence over the past couple of years, but even he cannot hide the fact this his career is nearing its end.
The 36-year-old Haas is not certain when the end will be, but made reference to his friend, former world No. 1 Andy Roddick, who decided one day to retire and has been satisfied with his decision ever since.
“My career-ending is not far away,” Haas told German Newspaper Bild. “When it is just so far, I do not know. I”ll feel when it”s time to go . My friend Andy Roddick is one day stood up and felt that its time to go and that he has only played the U.S. Open and then it was over . And he is with himself and his career at peace . So I would wish me well. ”
The German No. 1 won his 13th career title in Halle when he defeated Federer back in 2012. His season would see him finish as oldest player in Top 50 with biggest jump being 184 spots to world No. 25. He was also named ATP Comeback Player of the Year. In 2013, he reached the quarter-final or better 11 times during the season, with titles in Munich and Vienna. He would finish that season ranked at No. 12 for the first time since 2007.
Haas is scheduled to compete in the BMW Open in Munich, which begins on Monday and runs until May 4th. As the second seed at the event, he will receive a bye into the second round, where he will be matched up against the winner between Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen and Alejandro Falla.