French Open: Tommy Haas Pulls Out Due to Injury

The 16th-seeded Tommy Haas stopped playing while leading 5-2 in the opening set of his first-round match at Roland Garros against 335th-ranked Jurgen Zopp of Estonia.

updated: May 28, 2014 07:26 IST
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Paris: Tommy Haas' bid to become the oldest man in the French Open's second round since Jimmy Connors in 1991 ended after less than a set on Tuesday because of pain in his right shoulder.

Now the question for the 36-year-old German, a four-time Grand Slam semifinalist, becomes how much longer he will put up with the injury.

"If it continues to go on like this, who knows? It's a tough task to continue and to see doctors every other week to try to just be able to play a tournament here or there or finish a tournament or finish matches now," Haas told The Associated Press. "We'll have to see. It's frustrating."

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