Kühnen nicht zufrieden
Von Teamchef Patrik Kühnen musste er sich vorhalten lassen, dass er sich von dem abgezockten Junior im zweiten Satz zu sehr unter Druck setzen ließ: "Ich hätte ihn gern offensiver gesehen, denn immer, wenn er das Spiel bestimmt hat, war er am Drücker."
Gegen Juschni verlor Kiefer zwei Mal auf Sand, zuletzt beim Masters-Turnier in Hamburg. "Aber seit Mai ist viel passiert mit meinem Spiel. Es wird nicht einfach, aber machbar", sagte Kiefer, der über große Müdigkeit klagte. "Durch die vielen Medikamente, die ich wegen meiner Mittelohrentzündung genommen habe, ist mein Körper geschwächt. Aber morgen ist ein neuer Tag."
this article says that Kühnen was not happy about the play of Kiwi. He would have liked to see him more active and he critisized him for being too passive and for being pressured too much by his opponent, especially during the 2nd set.
Kiwi says he feels tired because he got a lot of medicaments the last days because of his cold and inflamation of the middle ear. He rates the match against Youzhny as a difficult one, but not impossible. He says that since May, when Youzhny has beaten him on clay, in his game has changed a lot. "Tomorrow will be new day".
yeah, I hope so, and I hope he is fit and not too tired to win against Youzhy!
Men's Singles : Nicolas KIEFER(GER) 17 Aug. 2004
ATHENS, 17 August - Comments from Nicolas KIEFER (GER) after his win 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 over Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP).
Nicolas KIEFER (GER)
On the match:
"I'm very happy I managed to come back in the third set. I'm very tired because I have played a lot of matches this summer. Due to that, I have some problems with my feet and I'm also recovering from a cold. I try to sleep as much as possible so I can give 100 percent again.
"I have a better psychology on court than I had before. My strokes are more confident and especially my serve. I can rely on it more now.
"It doesn't matter if you lose in the first, second or third round. The actual tournament starts with the semi-finals."
On the Olympic Village:
"It's fun living with all the other athletes. It's a tremendous experience to be able to represent my country."
On the dress code:
"I don't mind it. It's easier to recognise the people of your team."