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Haas Joins Elite Company At 36

Tommy Haas

As he celebrates his birthday on Thursday, World No. 17 Tommy Haas becomes the seventh player to rank in the Top 20 as a 36 year old. 

Haas joins elite company, including Rod Laver in 1974, Jimmy Connors (1988), Roy Emerson (1973), Arthur Ashe (1979), Ken Rosewall (1973) and Andre Agassi (2006). 

PLAYER RANK AGE RANK DATE
Rod Laver (AUS) 3 36 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days 8/9/1974
Jimmy Connors (USA) 8 36 Years, 0 Months, 10 Days 9/12/1988
Roy Emerson (AUS) 19 36 Years, 10 Months, 10 Days 9/13/1973
Arthur Ashe USA 7 36 Years, 5 Months, 16 Days 12/26/1979
Ken Rosewall (AUS) 6 38 Years, 10 Months, 11 Days 9/13/1973
Andre Agassi (USA) 15 36 Years, 0 Months, 2 Days 5/1/2006
Tommy Haas (GER) 17 36 Years, 0 Months, 0 Days 3/4/2014

The German, who reached a career-high World No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings in May 2002, finished in the Top 12 last year for the first time since 2007. This season he has reached his 28th ATP World Tour final in Zagreb (l. to Cilic) and the semi-finals in Sao Paulo (l. to Lorenzi).

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