Haas sweeps Sock to reach third round

by: AP May 31, 2013

AP Photo

PARIS (AP)—Germany's Tommy Haas became the first 35-year-old since 2007 to reach the French Open's third round, beating 20-year-old American qualifier Jack Sock 7-6 (3), 6-2, 7-5 Friday.

Jonas Bjorkman also was 35 when he made it to the fourth round at Roland Garros six years ago.

The 12th-seeded Haas, the oldest man left in the draw this year, has been a Grand Slam semifinalist four times but never has been past the fourth round in 11 previous appearances at the French Open.

Haas won his 14th career title in May at Munich, Germany, on clay.

Sock double-faulted to get broken in the next-to-last game of Friday's match.

More Stories

Lucas Pouille upsets Dominic Thiem for first career ATP title

The Frenchman won the Moselle Open in Metz, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Teenager Alexander Zverev stuns U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka for first title

The 19-year-old prevailed in St. Petersburg, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.

The Baseline Top 10: Pics of Maria Sharapova winning at life

She’s been banned from playing, but nothing has stopped the Russian from being her A-list self.