DTB President Karl Altenburg Takes Offense To Tommy Haas' Accusations
Retiring German Tennis Federation (DTB) President Karl Altenburg "has taken offense to the 'bullshit' accusations of German player Tommy Haas," according to the SID. Altenburg said, "Simply this word choice disqualifies his statements, in which he also called for a paid president." Haas "criticized the DTB's organizational structure in an interview on Sunday." He said, "As DTB president you should be able to make something happen and not only do it halfheartedly on the side. It has to be somebody who knows the sport well and most of all it should be a full-time job. A little DTB president on the side is absolute bullshit!" Haas' personal favorite for the position of DTB president "is former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich" (SID, 4/28).