I'm so jealous of u guys who got to see him. How was his serve? I assume it was pretty solid cuz the score was so close
His first point was an ace.
Overall, his (first) serve was his strength although it kinda left him in 1-2 key moments. But not too much to complain. His backhand - he is normally very solid on that side - was too error-prone IMO. And he probably could have tried more S+V. Most of the time he was staying at the base line.
The court is slippery, so both players fell several times. Seems to me that Queen's is better in that regard.
Waske said on TV that Kiwi already has wildcard offers from Newport and Gstaad and also the other US tournaments are interested.
Good to hear. I imagine that Stuttgart would be willing to give him a WC, but since it's clay, I kinda doubt that Kiefer wants to play there.