Germany’s Tommy Haas has officially withdrawn from the United States Open later this month at Flushing Meadows. The reason behind his absence from the season’s final Grand Slam event is shoulder surgery, which he underwent to rectify a problem in his shoulder.
The world No. 26 has been plagued with an array of injuries over his career but this is now the fourth time he will have to go under the knife to deal with an issue in his shoulder. He has been sidelined since retiring from his opening round match at Roland Garros against Jurgen Zopp. He holds a 14-11 record this season.
Haas’ absence leaves an opening in the main draw for world No. 105 Marcos Baghdatis, who has had a relative resurgence over the past couple of months on grass.
After missing the entire clay court portion of the season, Cyprus’s Marcos Baghdatis rebounded with some big performances in the UK. The former Australian Open returned last week with victory at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Nottingham, which was his first title in several years. He would move to London, where he rallied to defeat Bradley Klahn 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-1 in one hour and 42 minutes. He would lose that momentum in the second round at Queen’s Club, where he was forced to retire to Stan Wawrinka in the second round.
The US Open is set to begin Monday, July 25 in Flushing Meadows, NY.