Best match of Kiefer since his comeback. Now you can say that the opponent on the paper didn't look that difficult at all. Maybe that is right, but Spadea was not a good match-up for him in the past, and Kiefer often struggles with these types of opponents more than with higher ranked players. I was surprised that Spadea ran into Kiefer's open knife so many times at the net, Kiefer's passing shots were great
Very good footwork also, serve was working most times (except the double faults in this game).
Some bad blood between both, when Spadea complained about Kiefer taking too much time.
Spadea complained a lot throughout the match it seemed. At one point Spadea yelled a c'mon after a few UEs and not much later Kiefer focused him a few times after he won some points. That was funny