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Tennis: Tommy Haas, 36, successfully opens defence of Munich Open title

Published on May 2, 2014 4:55 AM

MUNICH (AFP) - Tommy Haas made light of his 36 years to open the defence of his Munich Open title with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Colombia's Alejandro Falla on Thursday.

Haas, the second seed and ranked 16 in the world, took his career dominance over the South American to 5-1 with a 74-minute win in his first match since a fourth-round exit to Roger Federer at Indian Wells in March.

He had been sidelined in recent weeks with a right shoulder injury.

"I'm pretty happy with the win, obviously, having been laid off for a couple of weeks and not knowing how the injury would be," said the German veteran.

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