Haas Outlasts Blake

German wraps up 5-set thriller with 113mph ace
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2007 6:21 PM CDT
Tommy Haas of Germany celebrates after defeating James Blake of the United States in a five set, tie-break match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After squandering three match points, James Blake fell to Tommy Haas 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 in a fourth-round US Open marathon today at Flushing Meadows. Blake, the sixth seed, ran his record in five-set matches to 1-10 as the 10th-seeded Haas survived a challenge on the final serve of the match.

In other action, No. 5 Andy Roddick advanced when illness forced ninth seed Tomas Berdych to withdraw during the second set; fourth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova advanced and will face unseeded Agnes Szavay; and No. 18 Shahar Peer became the first female Israeli to reach the US Open quarters by defeating giant-killer Agnieszka Radwanska, who took out Maria Sharapova Saturday. (Read more James Blake stories.)