There are some basic things that all tennis fans know, like the rules of the game, or who the top players are. But then there are subtler things fans are familiar with, like how Rafa arranges his water bottles, or when Fed grabs a new racquet in relation to new balls, or how Tommy Haas very often does not wear underpants.
Erm, what now? Yes, it’s true, we notice these things. And it’s not about getting caught out on laundry day, the Haasinator seems to feel more comfortable going commando. And by his general personality, and the fact that he continues to wear white shorts, we gotta feel the handsome German does not give a crap if we want to ogle his chiseled body and how sweaty clothes cling to it in interesting ways.
We here at TennisInsideOut.com got to see, and photograph, all those interesting ways when we watched him play a quality match against Kevin Anderson in Cincy on a bright and sunny day. We present them to you as they are, with no circles, arrows, or Perez Hilton commentary. Enjoy The Full Tommy, with all of his sexiness and all of his beautiful tennis, and click the pics if you want to enlarge them and examine them in more detail. We won’t judge you.
And all we can say is…Tommy, you can leave your hat on.*
*(Full Monty joke (not work safe))
We’re sorry the shade of the umbrella made all of our shirt change pics too dark and unusable. But we DO have lots of shirtless Tommy pics from his practice session.
You may have noticed that we decided to try some photos with a special, high contrast filter, and we think it worked in the sunny conditions really well. We think you’ll enjoy the bolder colors and lines.
You may recognize this next pic from our black and white series, “The Beauty of Tennis: Tommy Haas.” We think this shot looks pretty good in color, too.
This next one may be one of my favorite Tommy Haas pictures ever. The beautiful extension on his backhand follow-through, the power of the stretch, the elegant lines of his body…it’s one of those moments when dance and tennis meet.
A victorious Tommy is waving goodbye to you now. Hope you enjoyed seeing the talented and nimble (and hella sexy) German player at work!
You may also enjoy: Hot Haas and his hot coach Christian Groh.
PHOTOS: All photos c2013 Valerie David for TennisInsideOut.com. Please do not use without permission.