February 21st, 2019

Tommy Haas Wins ATP Champions Tour Event in Delray Beach

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Former world No. 2 Tommy Haas was the winner of the ATP Champions Tour event this week in Delray Beach, defeating Jesse Levine in the final 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.

The 40-year-old Haas clinched the championship trophy for Team World at the conclusion of the three-day competition at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center.

Haas, who retired from the regular tour last March after a successful career in which he won 15 ATP World Tour titles, won all three of his singles matches during the weekend.

Team Americas closed Team World’s lead to 4-3 earlier Sunday afternoon when Jan-Michael Gambill and Fernando Gonzalez won their doubles match against Wayne Ferreira and Tim Henman 6-4, 6-1, setting up a climatic final match between Haas and Levine to determine the team title.

Following the on-court trophy presentations, Levine — who won his other two singles matches — said he remembered being on the losing end of Haas’ 500th career win at the ATP World Tour event in Vienna.

“I do remember that match in Vienna,” Haas said. “It’s always a pleasure playing Jesse.”

Haas won all three of his matches, hoisted the team championship trophy and was inducted into the Delray Beach Open Walk of Fame on Saturday night, joining John McEnroe and the legendary Bryan brothers as recipients of the special recognition.

“It’s a pleasure for players like us to come out and play for all the fans, and we appreciate the support,” Haas said.

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