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Injury pulled Haas from the tournament in Houston 

Injury pulled Haas from the tournament in Houston


2004 champion Tommy Haas declined to participate in the tennis tournament on clay courts in Houston (USA) with a prize of 442,500 dollars.

34 year old Haas received a injury to his right knee in the warm-up before the meeting of his decisive third round of qualifying against the Japanese Go Soeda and he decided to withdraw from the race.

The 6th in the main draw Carlos Berlok (Argentina) started with a victory against the representative of the hosts and finalist in 2008, tournament James Blake. Berlok beat the former world No. 4 with 6:4, 2:6, 6:1 after more than two hours of play.

The next opponent of the Argentine will be Bjorn Fau from Germany, who eliminate another Argentinean Diego Hunkeyra with 6:1, 3:0 and deny of the opponent for a thigh injury.

In another first round match the finalist in 2010 Sam Querrey (USA) won only for 58 minutes over the Frenchman Eric Prodon with 6:1, 6:4.

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