Originally Posted by Tennis724
Do you think Kiwi is being left out because of his stiff neck? Or truly because of what Florian did today?
I think for Kühnen this win of Mayer today was good enough, no matter how good or bad Kiwi's neck is (we don't know really how much we can read into that neck problem, do we?). He was glad about the way Florian played at the end and said that Ferrer is no crap on clay and that he was running some good form this season so far. Florian's level was not terrific in this match, but somehow it was impressive and well, the match seemed totally out of reach as he was down a set and down all these breaks again and again and every time he broke Ferrer back and won the 2nd set. Sure, Ferrer contributed to his loss with a some errors he didn't made in the first set and while Mayer started playing better, Ferrer's game was going downwards.
At the end I really think it's fair choice. Mayer won today against Ferrer, Kiwi couldn't beat ToJo earlier this week and lost five matches in a row to Coria hardly winning any games.