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Swine flu scuppers Haas Basle bid

Tommy Haas
Haas is currently the world number 17

Germany's Tommy Haas has pulled out of this week's Davidoff Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basle after contracting swine flu.

The 31-year-old consulted his doctor after suffering flu symptoms and was diagnosed with the H1N1 strain.

"I did a test because I suspected I had the swine flu and it was positive," this year's Wimbledon semi-finalist told the Bild newspaper.

Haas also withdrew from the Stockholm Open in October because of flu.

He added: "I am quite relaxed because I know that swine flu is a particularly strong form of flu but when you are in a good physical condition like I am, then you can quickly beat it off.


"It was really bad for three days and I couldn't leave my hotel room. I felt really bad."

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