Indian Wells - Former world number two Tommy Haas, who won
15 singles titles throughout his career, announced his retirement from the ATP
Tour on Thursday.
"I consider myself extremely fortunate that I was able
play professional tennis for a living for more than two decades," Haas,
39, said. "The sport gave me cherished friendships, an ability to travel
the world, and opportunities to create incredible memories."
Haas, who is the tournament director of the Indian Wells
Masters tournament which is being played in southern California this week, made
the announcement during Thursday's evening session.
Haas reached a career-high number two ranking in 2002, and
finished eight seasons ranked in the top 20.
His most recent singles titles came in 2013 when he won in
Vienna and Munich.