Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was beaten 2-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 by 39-year-old Tommy Haas on grass at the Stuttgart Open. The Swiss, playing his first match in two months, won the first set but succumbed to the German in the second-set tie-break having had match point.
Roger Federer will not play in this week's Madrid Open due to a back injury. The third-ranked Federer suffered the injury during practice Saturday and is withdrawing as a precaution. He described the back injury as "normal back things I've had in past."