Born on April 6, 1987, Robin Haase is a tennis player from the Netherlands. After ranking third in the junior’s rankings way back in 2005, he turned pro in the same year and reached his first ATP tour in 2007 at the Dutch Open held in Amersfoort after he defeated Florent Serra. After a disappointing loss to Werner Eschauer, Haase went on to reach the final round in the doubles match with fellow Dutch tennis player Rogier Wassen, a match which also ended in a loss.
His first victory over a top 10 player came in August 2007, when he beat Tomas Berdych at the Rogers Cup with a score of 6-4, 7-5. He then made his Grand Slam debut at the 2007 US Open after Mario Ancic withdrew from the tour.
Haase beat top 20 player Marcos Baghdatis at the Chennai Open in 2008 in the first round. He also caused a stir with his Australian Open 2008 debut when he beat Ivan Ljubicic in the first round; he eventually was defeated by Sebastian Grosjean in the second round. In Wimbledon, Haas gave Lleyton Hewitt a good game during the first round after finally losing to the Aussie pro.
Although his records may not show it, but Haase has a powerful serve that is known to often exceed 200 kph. Apart from speed, it is also known for being accurate. However, his backhand is much weaker than his forehand, he is able to attack and defend with both. Whenever he hits the ball very flat, the top players see him as a threat.
Haase currently has a career record of 197 victories and 223 losses. He has 2 career titles to his name, but does not have a Grand Slam title. The highest rank he achieved was at No. 33, on July 2012. Currently, however, he is ranked at No. 44 as of April 2018.