Con­tin­ues his amaz­ing run af­ter beat­ing to reach Rogers fi­nal

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knee in­jury early in his ca­reer.

“I didn’t even know if I could ever play ten­nis again,” Haase said. “Af­ter one-and-a-half years, I got back. I came back re­ally fast, from zero to 60 in eight months. How­ever, from that mo­ment, I wasn’t the player I was be­fore my in­jury. I was not as fast. I was in­se­cure. I had a lot of prob­lems with other in­juries af­ter.

“Then this kind of eats you up in­side men­tally,” he said. “It drains you be­cause you know you can do bet­ter, but ac­tu­ally your own body is not let­ting you. That took me, hon­estly, a cou­ple of years to get more calm in my head, that I have to deal with it. “ ph­ickey@post­

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