World No. 21 Tommy Haas has been forced to withdraw from his opening round match against Steve Johnson at the Gerry Weber Open, and has revealed that he is in doubt about his participation at the Wimbledon Championships this season.
He was forced to retire during his opening round match at the French Open last week and is now in a tough position to recover in time for the third Grand Slam of the season.
“It is very sad to give up a tournament where one feels good. I could not make exchanges in training, it would have been ridiculous to play here. If there is hope for Wimbledon? Even I can not say. I’ll try to find a shoulder specialist. But hope is minimal. ”
This marks the fourth match this season that Haas has been forced to retire from due to shoulder problems. His ongoing issues, the top-ranked German has produced some strong results, including a quarter final showing at the Rome Masters where he beat Stan Wawrinka in the third round. He also reached the final of the ATP Zagreb Open.
It will be interesting to see how this injury impact his decision to retire, as the German had recently revealed that he was not long for the sport due to his fatigued body.