Tommy Haas returns at French Open, but loses

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PARIS (AP) -- Tommy Haas has a long way to go. At least now, he's playing tennis again.

The former second-ranked player from Germany played his first singles match in 15 months Monday at the French Open. He lost 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4 to Marsel Ilhan of Turkey.

Haas admitted to nerves at the start, but he feels his strokes are still there. He says: "Overall, I'm happy to be able to finish the match."

Haas last played a singles match on the men's tour in February 2010. He then had surgery on his right hip.