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Haas joins Atlanta Tennis Championships field

Photo by Michael Buckelew

Photo by Michael Buckelew

Tommy Haas, formerly ranked as high as No. 2 in the world, has accepted a wild card entry into the Atlanta Tennis Championships, the Olympus U.S. Open Series kickoff at Norcross' Racquet Club of the South. The tourney is July 18-24.

Haas, 33, holds 12 ATP World Tour singles titles dating back to 1999 and has four appearances in Grand Slam semifinals. A 2000 Olympic silver medalist, he has been sidelined the past year after hip surgery. He returned to tennis at the French Open.

The tourney also announced its field of doubles teams, with Americans John Isner and James Blake being a marquee pairing.