“Tschüss” – that’s how you say goodbye in Hamburg
Haas makes his farewells at Rothenbaum and plays against Michael Stich at the MANHAGEN Classics
Tommy Haas will return to Hamburg’s Rothenbaum for the last time. 20 years after his first German Open appearance, the 38-year-old Hamburg native will play one last match on the center court of his home town to say goodbye to his fans. He will face Michael Stich at the MANHAGEN Classics on 23rd July at 6 p.m. The MANHAGEN clinic in Großhansdorf near Hamburg is the new title sponsor of this first major highlight of the German Open Tennis Championships 2017.
Tommy Haas, who has just celebrated his successful debut as tournament director in Indian Wells, is playing his last season in 2017 and his farewell tour includes one more stop at Hamburg’s Rothenbaum. This is the place where he reached the semifinal at the first go during his premiere in 1997 and made it to the finals 15 years later.
The two opponents of the MANHAGEN Classics have only faced each other once at the ATP Tour. The Wimbledon champion of 1991 won against 18-year-old Haas in four sets at the US Open in 1996.