'US Open final between Rafael Nadal and Medvedev was emotional, incredible'

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'US Open final between Rafael Nadal and Medvedev was emotional, incredible'

In an interview to EFE the former world No. 2 Tommy Haas spoke about how the ATP Tour has evolved over the years. The German said: "It constantly changes. I was lucky and privileged to play with a big generation. I played with my idol, Boris Becker, and in the Davis Cup representing Germany.

Growing up I faced other idols like Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras when they were at their peak. Then with the following generation, Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Djokovic. It's very funny to see tennis now, it's emotional to see how the players compete.

For example, watching the US Open final between Nadal and Daniil Medvedev was unbelievable. It was a great final. Seeing Nadal fighting for his 19th Grand Slam on hard court was emotional. Also going to Wimbledon and seeing Federer play against Novak Djokovic, another incredible final that Federer could win.

But it shows that next year will be very interesting. Serena Williams is trying to equal Margaret Court and win her first Major as a mother. Now we have very interesting stories in tennis." On his current life, Haas added: "It's very good, I am so happy.

It's not easy when you retire from a sport, when you are in your 30s, depending on your results and healthy. Working in a Masters 1000 like Indian Wells is absolutely incredible. First of all because you work with people who have been around for a long time, it's a great event that is becoming more and more important."