Sport Haas barely loses in short tennis comeback in Berlin
International: Robben: MJ documentary helped to convince him
Mark-Jan Fledderus, technical director at FC Groningen, has revealed that the Dutch first division club has documented, among other things, the documentary "The Last Dance" about basketball superstar Michael’s last season Jordan at the Chicago Bulls (1997/98) used to convince Arjen Robben of a comeback at his youth club. © Provided by SPOX Arjen Robben surprisingly announced his comeback this weekend.
Despite an extremely respectable performance, Tommy Haas narrowly missed a surprise in his short comeback after three years of tennis retirement. The 42-year-old former world ranking second lost at the invitation tournament in Berlin 4: 6, 6: 3, 8:10 against the 18-year-old Jannik Sinner from Italy. "Awesome, it was a lot of fun," said Haas, who was very happy with himself, but also admitted: "The body is already trying to recover."
Haas unexpectedly stood up to the South Tyrolean, who is considered a great talent, on grass in the Steffi Graf Stadium. The native of Los Angeles, who lives in Los Angeles, presented himself as before in attack mode and, after the break at 2: 3, thrashed a ball furiously towards the nearby Hundehehlesee in the first set. In the second round, Haas won against the world ranking 73. with the massive basic strokes even a break up and equalized. In the match tie-break, Sinner narrowly prevailed after an hour and a half of play and said about Haas: «He could theoretically be my father. He knows exactly how to play on grass. »
FC Bayern prepares in the shadow of Sané change
Aside from Leroy Sané's approach, FC Bayern Munich is preparing for the cup final in Berlin. © Photo: Matthias Balk / dpa Berlin at a glance: Bayern coach Hansi Flick (l). The German soccer record champions are aiming for their 20th cup victory on Saturday (8:00 p.m. / ARD and Sky). "The atmosphere in the team is very good," said sports director Hasan Salihamidzic in the run-up to the game. «The good performances of the past have been taken into training this week.
Haas will also be starting again from Friday at the second invitation tournament in a hangar of the former Tempelhof airport. Sinner meets the world ranking third Dominic Thiem from Austria in the semi-finals this Tuesday in the Steffi Graf Stadium.
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Haas hit with double penalty for formation lap Hungarian GP guidance .
Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have both been hit with a 10-second time penalty for instructions received on the formation lap ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix .Haas called both Grosjean and Magnussen into the pits at the end of the formation lap to make the switch to slick tyres after initially planning to start on intermediates and wets respectively.The strategy call lifted the Haas drivers as high as third and fourth once the rest of the field had made the switch to slicks, laying the foundations for Magnussen's run to ninth place.