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Tommy Haas captivates tennis world with Sony Open run

Tommy Haas Tommy Haas will crack the top 15 next week after his deep run at the Sony Open. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tommy Haas has enjoyed quite a week at the Sony Open.

On Tuesday night, the soon-to-be 35-year-old upset Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth round to become the oldest man in 30 years to beat a No. 1 player. Twenty-four hours later, the 18th-ranked Haas dominated No. 13 Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-1 to make his first ATP Masters semifinal in seven years. The German will face No. 5 David Ferrer on Friday.

Haas is already guaranteed to crack the top 15 in next week's rankings, the best position in more than five years for the former No. 2, who was ranked No. 146 a year ago. After the jump, check out a sampling of the Twitter reaction to Haas' run. Even a Grammy-nominated singer chimed in.

https://twitter.com/TrudelSteph/status/316732127024668672

https://twitter.com/jon_wertheim/status/316740917488914433

https://twitter.com/RobKoenigTennis/status/316752421860802562

https://twitter.com/MindTheRacket/status/315890495320637440

https://twitter.com/RD_Tennistalk/status/317110816337969152

https://twitter.com/Chalk_Flew_Up/status/317113157342597121

https://twitter.com/RD_Tennistalk/status/317109220820525056

https://twitter.com/TrudelSteph/status/317110379736100864

https://twitter.com/TheSixthSet/status/316789781105360896

https://twitter.com/BenRothenberg/status/316937964447993856

https://twitter.com/linzsports/status/317106232487989248

https://twitter.com/RD_Tennistalk/status/317114086607425538

https://twitter.com/stu_fraser/status/317303215613952000

And how about you, Josh Groban. Do you have any thoughts?

https://twitter.com/joshgroban/status/316767542628732928

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