German veteran Tommy Haas ousted Nicolas Almagro in the first round of the Shanghai Masters on Monday, dealing a huge blow to the Spaniard's hopes of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals.
Tommy Haas of Germany returns against Nicolas Almagro of Spain during their first round match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai. Haas won 4-6, 7-6, 6-2.
The former world number two withstood a barrage of 18 aces and saved seven of eight break points against the ninth seed, battling back from losing the first set to win 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2.
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