Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer suffered the biggest upset loss of his career after he was beaten by the German veteran Tommy Haas in the second round of the Stuttgart Open in Germany.
It seems like the return of Federer from a two-month break didn’t go as planned after a 2-6, 7-6 (10-8), and 6-4 defeat over Haas.
The victory of former world number two but now down at 302 Haas, is just his fourth time in 17 meetings against is close friend.
“It’s always special to play a close friend like Roger on grass, always lots of emotion,” Haas said
Federer has lost for the first time to a player ranked so low since 1999 and it was only his second defeat of the 2017 season.
The 35-year-old superstar missed the entire clay court season and had not played since winning the Miami Open against French Open champion Rafael Nadal last April.
Moving forward, the German Haas is set to take compatriot Mischa Zverev who beat qualifier and fellow German Yannick Hanfmann with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory in just an hour and 23 minutes.
Hass is playing his last season before retirement.
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