scarred Haas still turning back the clock

REUTERS Just shy of his 35th birthday with a battle scarred body after numerous career saving surgeries, Tommy canada goose clearance Haas produced the shock of the year so far by outclassing world number one Novak Djokovic in Miami on Tuesday.

Germany’s canada goose black friday sale Tommy Haas returns a shot to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in their men’s singles fourth round match canada goose uk black friday at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida March 26, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

The German 6 2 6 4 victory at the Sony Open proved again the widely held belief that but for chronic injury problems and bad luck, grand slam titles would surely have come his way.

Haas classical, easy on the eye, style took him to world number two in May 2002 and for a while he looked like the natural adversary for the emerging Roger Federer.

His progress was stalled, uk canada goose however, first when his parents were in a serious motorcycle canada goose coats on sale accident that left his dad in a coma Canada Goose Online for weeks and then when two shoulder surgeries kept him off the court for more than a year.

He canada goose clearance sale has been playing catch up ever since, but rather than any bitterness, Haas previous misfortune has taught him to enjoy moments like this week masterclass against Djokovic a player who has become almost unbeatable on hard courts.

against Novak and coming uk canada goose outlet out on top at this website time of my career, it unbelievable, Haas, who missed 11 months after hip surgery in 2010, told reporters.

goes cheap canada goose uk up as one of the best wins of my career.

were times when I wouldn have believed (that I could get back to this level), no way.

I canada goose uk outlet came back after my hip Canada Goose sale surgery it was gruelling. It was nine months, 12 months before I actually felt like I could train again and get in better Canada Goose Parka shape and sort of maybe feel like I can move canada goose store and give myself a chance to at least try to go for some victories again that I would enjoy.

LOST TIME Watching Haas beat Djokovic, and the way he beat Federer in the grasscourt final at Halle last year, it is impossible to understand how the German has never reached a grand slam final.

Semi finals at the Australian Open in Canada Goose Coats On Sale 1999 and 2007 and a similar run at Wimbledon in 2009 are his best attempts and while his chances of bettering that may be over, Haas is clearly buy canada goose jacket enjoying making up for all the canada goose factory sale lost time.

Back at 18th in the world, having less than two years ago held no ranking whatsoever, Haas believes he is playing some of the best tennis of his career.

in the middle of last year, sometime in April, May, canada goose my body sort of adjusted a lot and I could train, said Haas, who has career wins over nine of the last 10 Canada Goose Jackets players to hold the world number one ranking although before Djokovic not a current one since Andre Agassi in 1999.

I a guy that likes to work out and get in the best cheap Canada Goose shape that I possibly can, my body allowing. Right now I feel pretty good, as good as I have in a long time, and, you know, I just never give up.

Haas will face Frenchman Gilles Simon on Wednesday when Canada Goose Outlet he will be attempting canada goose uk shop to reach the semi final of a Masters canadian goose jacket Series event for the first time since Paris in 2006.

is what I keep playing for, he said. are the moments I appreciate the most, going on those big stadiums, buy canada goose jacket cheap big Canada Goose online stages, playing against the best people in the world canada goose coats.