Dutch tennis star Robin Haase, 32, reveals he started playing sports because he wanted to make some friends. Haase, who turned professional in 2005, has made himself a solid career in tennis. The Dutch is a two-time ATP champion in singles, while he owns six ATP titles in doubles.
Haase enjoyed his best tennis nearly a decade ago as he captured back-to-back Kitzbuhel titles in 2011 and 2012. The 32-year-old achieved a singles career high ranking of No. 33 in the world in 2012. Nowadays, Haase is having much more success in doubles.
The Dutch won three doubles titles in 2018 and achieved a doubles career-high ranking of No. 30 in the world last year. "One of the reasons to do a sport was to get friends. I was two when I played tennis for the first time and, apparently, I wanted to play with everyone.
I just asked and asked and asked and bothered people to play with me," Haase revealed during his appearance on Tennis with an Accent, as revealed by Oleg S/Twitter. Haase, now ranked at No. 169 in the world, made a solid start to the season but then his form dropped.
Haase started the season with a first round exit at the Bangkok II Challenger but then made the final at the Bangkok III Challenger a week later. After ending runner-up at the Bangkok III Challenger, Haase never won back-to-back matches before the season got suspended.
Haase was on a three-match losing streak before he beat Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in a Davis Cup match. In his last tournament played, the Dutch lost in the second round at the Nur-Sultan Challenger.
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