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Haas talks humor and career choices

03.17.2014

No. 13 seed Tommy Haas showcased his Twitter skills earlier today by answering questions from his fans in a live chat, and the fan with the best question got a special prize: A Sony Open program signed by Haas himself.

The winning question, submitted by _renka23_ was, “Who is the funniest player on the Tour?”

Haas answered, “There’s a couple that come to mind, my good friend and neighbor Radek Stepanek. And also Fabio Fognini.”

The veteran player also had some revealing answers for his fans.

When asked what he would be doing if he wasn’t playing tennis, Haas said, “Well, I always wanted to be a pilot when I was younger. But that’s sort of out of the question now that I travel so much, right”

So what stopped Haas from taking flight?

“Well, I showed some talent in tennis at a young age,” he deadpanned. “That ended my career in the cockpit.”

Haas also revealed his favorite karaoke song to be, “‘Don’t Stop Believing’ from Journey. That’s my favorite.”

A fan asked Haas which past legend he would love to play against, and he said, “I would love to see myself play against John McEnroe.There are a lot of others I would also have enjoyed (playing): Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg.”