Here are some other interesting things that I think you might be interested to know:
* This match is really heart-breaking. It's kind of combination of Kiwi's lost to Johansson in Wimbledon and to Henman in US Open. Kiwi should have be able to won in straight set, instead he lost (Johansson's case)
. From around middle set 4, Kiwi argued a lot about the line call, get into arguments with the linesman & umpire, and Kiwi was actually wrong on all of them. The calls were correct and Kiwi was hoping and imagining they'll go in his favour. I saw a bit of similarity of Kiwi in his US Open match against Henman. IMO, he should be able to control his emotion a bit better and not letting it affecting his game. I am sure he'll become a better player should he's calmer.
* Like I said before, Kiwi was the one to be blamed for his lost today. He made it happen. As you can see from the statistic, he shot lots of winners, but also lots of UEs (almost twice as many as Rochus'). Rochus was very quick on court and very consistent (few UEs). The longer the points, it's usually won by Rochus. I guess Kiwi realised that and wanted to make it shorter, hence came to the net a lot (serve volleying). Unfortunately he wasn't that good with volleys today and Rochus made lots of unreturnable passing shots as well as lobs. Also, Kiefer's serves really let him down today, esp. the first serve. He did serve lots of aces, but low % of first serve and the placements were not that good. I actually found that Kiefer's game was pretty different with the one that I know from the past. I like him because he played smart, good placement, huge serve and won lots of points from the baseline. However, I didn't see it today, maybe he tried to mix it with serve-volleying (I just feel that he is not natural with this type of game, still needs to do lots of homework if he wants to succeed).
* Kiwi's attitude and gestures on court was unbelievable today. In fact, I found him to be quite rude, especially to the ball kids. He was not hesitate to yell at the ball girls if they were late to respond to his request (such as towel, the same ball), the way he thrown the balls to the ball kids wasn't nice and profesional at all, in fact he did hit one ball girl, and not even apologizing to her. Lucky, he didn't get warning from the umpire. There was one guy sitting next to me, and at first he supported Kiefer, but after seeing Kiwi's attitude, he finally supported Rochus and really happy every time Kiefer did errors. If I wasn't his fan for many years, I would have done the same. I really wish that Kiwi will change the way he behave on court, especially to the ball kids. He needs to respect them more! Rochus on the other hand, really has a good attitude, he even smiled at his supporters during the match and helped the ball kids transferring across the balls to the other side of the court. Today, Kiwi's was in a bad mood and temper, I hardly seen him happy today.
* I tried to give the messages from "Dear Kiwi" thread to him after the match, but he ignored and walked pass me. Obviously, he is really disappointed with the lost, and I couldn't blame him for that. I don't know if I would ever have a chance to give him the thing. I won't go to AO until next Sunday (since I only took 2 days break from my work). If he is still survive in double, then I might have a chance, otherwise sorry to all of you for not being able to hand it in to Kiefer. Too bad he lost today, otherwise everything will be perfect
Better luck next time Kiwi