Another for the crime blotter: First it was match-fixing, then it was cocaine. And I believe there was a sexual abuse case in there somewhere, too. Now you can add poison to the dizzying list of tennis transgressions being reported by the media.
Tommy Haas allegedly got poisoned during Germany’s Davis Cup semi against Russia this past September. This led Haas to retire during his match against Mikhail Youzhny.
“German teammate Alexander Waske said he was told by a Russian who manages numerous athletes that it was poisoning, not a virus. Waske didn’t say who the manager was.
“He said as an aside, that it was bitter that Tommy Haas was poisoned,” said Waske, who answered the man by saying that it was a virus. “Thereupon he said, no, they poisoned him.”
I’m so over all these blind item allegations. Can someone keep track and get back to me when they figure out what happened? Thanks!