Kristof Vliegen - Page 4 - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #46 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 10:32 AM
Registered User
 
The new Belgiangirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 296
                     
Well done, Kristof!!!
Now take that title!!!

In the newspaper there was an interview with him before the semi's. He was really self-confident after his wins. He was asked if he was intimidated to play Kraijcek next he said "no! I know he won wimbledon and a lot of titles, but Enqvist also won about 18 titles they told me. How much did Kraijcek won?" The reporter said 17 (I think) and Kristof said: "Ok, but he's just a human being like me. He only has two arms, two legs and a head between his shoulders! So it's not impossible."

It's great to see he's so motivated, I hope he will do well the rest of the year!
The new Belgiangirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #47 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 10:38 AM
Registered User
 
The new Belgiangirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 296
                     
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Qualifier Kristof Vliegen of Belgium upset former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-3 Saturday to advance to the final of the AAPT tennis championships.

Vliegen will play Russian Nikolay Davydenko in Sunday's final. Davydenko beat Adrian Voinea of Romania 6-2, 6-1 in the other semifinal Saturday.

Krajicek was making a return to the circuit after two lengthy injury layoffs.

Before the Adelaide tournament, Vliegen had not won a match in a main draw event on the ATP tour.

His only previous meeting with Krajicek was hitting with him for five minutes as a 12-year-old when the Dutchman visited Antwerp in 1996, the year of Krajicek's Wimbledon triumph.

"I don't think he remembers me," Vliegen said.

Vliegen said his confidence grew as the match went on, especially when he realized Krajicek was struggling to break his serve.

Krajicek came back in the second set after a service break in the third game when Vliegen lost concentration.

"I was already thinking of the final," Vliegen said. "That's the moment you have to be careful."

Vliegen took an early service break in the decider to lead 3-0 and closed out the match, despite needing three match points.

Krajicek had 24 aces, seven double faults and 40 unforced errors.
The new Belgiangirl is offline  
post #48 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 10:44 AM
Registered User
 
bcoene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 561
                     
Congratulations Kristof.

Good luck in the final, I still can't believe he is doing so well.

Good luck to Olivier Rochus, Xavier Malisse, Christophe Rochus, Dick Norman, Kristof Vliegen, Gilles Elseneer

Also good luck to Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Thomas Enqvist, JM Gambill, Raemon Sluiter, James Blake, Gaston Gaudio, Marcelo Rios
bcoene is offline  
 
post #49 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
freakske's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 831
                     

#1 fave: "Fly" KRISTOF VLIEGEN
~Well, I saw your face one time, I never thought I'd walk away~
good luck:Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt
freakske is offline  
post #50 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
freakske's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 831
                     

#1 fave: "Fly" KRISTOF VLIEGEN
~Well, I saw your face one time, I never thought I'd walk away~
good luck:Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt
freakske is offline  
post #51 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 12:29 PM
arn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 225
                     
Wow, the belgians really like Australia!!

The last few years every year a belgian player got to the finals! (Justine 2 times, Kim 1 time, and now Kristof!)
arn is offline  
post #52 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 03:05 PM
Registered User
 
Jeffrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 305
                     
This is absolutely great and stunning!!! Unbelievable actually ...

Good luck in the final!!!! ofte wel, Geeft ter een lap op!!!!
Jeffrey is offline  
post #53 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-04-2003, 08:31 PM
Registered User
 
fleemkeČ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 556
                     
OMG he keeps on going there Hup hup Kristof you still doesn't have anything to lose

"Justine not yet the number 1 monday, but that’s just because you can’t measure heart with a computer" Greg Laub, September 6, 2003



Tommy Haas and Olivier Rochus
fleemkeČ is offline  
post #54 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 04:42 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 13
 
I watched the final today and unfortunately he lost but something Fitzgerald said that was interesting was that Kim Clijsters had rung Vliegen last night to conngratulate him on his great tournament and wins and also to wish him luck for the final I thought that was really nice of Kim to do that. They also apparently live only 5 km apart in Belgium

Good Luck to Lleyton & Kim!!

As well as Xavier, Paul-Henri, Kristian, Kristof and ofcourse all the Aussies!!
nomes is offline  
post #55 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
freakske's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 831
                     
Kimmy
congrats Kristof great tournament !! too bad he couldn't win it, but hey it's only his first ATP tournament he..

#1 fave: "Fly" KRISTOF VLIEGEN
~Well, I saw your face one time, I never thought I'd walk away~
good luck:Kim Clijsters and Lleyton Hewitt
freakske is offline  
post #56 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 01:14 PM
Registered User
 
The new Belgiangirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 296
                     
Great tournament anyway!!
I hope he breaks into the top100 soon!
The new Belgiangirl is offline  
post #57 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 01:55 PM
Registered User
 
fleemkeČ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 556
                     
Good job Stoffie

"Justine not yet the number 1 monday, but that’s just because you can’t measure heart with a computer" Greg Laub, September 6, 2003



Tommy Haas and Olivier Rochus
fleemkeČ is offline  
post #58 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 03:53 PM
Registered User
 
The new Belgiangirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 296
                     
I read it on Wtaworld that Kim had called him! That's really sweet of her!
The new Belgiangirl is offline  
post #59 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 05:19 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Posts: 418
                     
that's our Kimmie

Wow this has been a great tourney for Kristof
Too bad he lost the final tho

Does anyone know what his ranking will be?

btw I heard he'll be playing quallies for the Aussie Open on Tuesday
Good Luck Kristof

Good luck to:

[marquee]LLEYTON HEWITT XAVIER "X-MAN" MALISSE OLIVIER "OLLI" ROCHUS CHRISTOPHE ROCHUS[/Marquee]

aka Lleyki @ WTAworld
Lleyki is offline  
post #60 of 538 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 05:24 PM
Registered User
 
The new Belgiangirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 296
                     
His ranking will be +/-110!
He wants to get to the AO maindraw now and that should bring him near the top100!

That would be great: 4 Belgians in the top100 and if Christophe Rochus gets some good results agains he belongs there too!
The new Belgiangirl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome