Possible Poisoning at Davis Cup

German Haas' may have been drugged in match vs. Russia
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2007 9:15 PM CST
Russia's Igor Andreev serves to Germany's Tommy Haas at their Davis Cup semifinal match in Moscow Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. Andreev won 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The alleged stomach virus that forced Tommy Haas to withdraw from his Davis Cup match against Russia may have been something far more sinister. The International Tennis Federation is looking into allegations that the German was poisoned, based on comments relayed by a Haas teammate from a Russian who manages many athletes, reports the AP.

Haas said that it may have been possible that he was poisoned. “When I think of how bad I felt, I can imagine it. I've been feeling weak for weeks,” he said. Haas’ physician suggested that the tennis star’s food may have been drugged. The German staff planned the team’s meals but the hotel where the Germans were staying prepared them. Russia won the series with Germany 3-2 to advance to the Davis Cup finals. (Read more tennis stories.)