ITF says no evidence Haas was poisoned

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BERLIN, Nov 26 (Reuters) There is no evidence that Tommy Haas was poisoned in Germany's Davis Cup semi-final defeat by Russia in Moscow in September, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has concluded.

The ITF started an investigation after Alexander Waske, a doubles player on the German team, said he had been told by an unnamed figure in Moscow that Haas had been poisoned during Russia's 3-2 win.

''Following enquiries, the ITF has concluded that there is no medical information or other evidence whatsoever to support recent speculation concerning the medical condition of Tommy Haas during Germany's Davis Cup semi-final tie against Russia,'' the ITF said in a statement today.

''There will be no further comment on this subject.'' Haas said himself this month that blood tests had revealed no evidence of poisoning.

Haas was beaten in straight sets by Igor Andreev on the opening day of the semi-final and was unable to play in the reverse singles because of gastro-enteritis.

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