Tennis star Robin Haase struggling with businessman's murder, coach's arrest

Robin Haase (Photo: si.robi/Wikimedia Commons). (Robin Haase (Photo: si.robi/Wikimedia Commons))

The had a big impact on Dutch tennis player Robin Haase, especially given that his former coach . "Mentally this past few weeks and months was not great for me. It remains a very unpleasant and difficult period", the tennis player said to the Telegraaf. 

Tennis enthusiast Everink and Haase spent quite a bit of time together. The 29-year-old is regularly confronted with the murder case. "Before my match I was asked about it again, and you have to answer", he said to the newspaper shortly after a narrow loss against Jack Sock in the first round of the Roland Garros. Haase fell 2-0 behind in sets, fought back to 202, but had to capitulate 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 2-6.

Haase is counting on the support of those around him. "I looked for people I trust. In recent weeks, several people supported me, including my father. It's nice to have peace of mind in that area and that you don't have to stress about that too."