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ATTENTION Kiefer fans!!!! --- Kiwi in Halle!!!!

Neely
04-22-2004, 02:35 PM
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...Halle!!! :) :clap2: :bounce:
(grass)

woooooooohooooooooooooooooooooo
:woohoo:


Kiefer likes to come to Halle since the very beginning of his career!

Since he won this tournament in 1999, he is posting a fucking strong 16-4 record in Halle.


He won in 1999!!!! (breezed through without losing a set!)
quarter final 2000: unlucky 3rd set tiebreaker loss to Richard Krajicek (who went on to the final after that)
2nd round 2001: Kiwi lost a thriller, 3 tiebreaks in that match, unfortunately he got unlucky again and lost the 3rd set tiebreak to Jonas Bjorkman
another final appearance 2002: lost in three sets to Kafelnikov
another final for Kiwi in 2003!: he only could have been beaten by eventual Wimbledon dominator Roger Federer


I wish you the best for 2004, Kiwi!!!! :worship:

kfh_9118
04-27-2004, 07:33 AM
:woohoo:

Go Kiefer :bounce: Win Halle this year :angel:
Btw, is he playing any tourney this week? I can't see his name in Barcelona or Munich :confused:

Wondering why he does not play in Munich :o

Neely
04-27-2004, 09:03 PM
Wondering why he does not play in Munich :o
yes, that's really bad... :banghead:
would have been almost perfect I saw him in Munich.
I've heard some people talking about him that the tournament didn't fit well into his tournament schedule.
But actually I don't know how much truth is in it. :confused:

maybe someone else knows... :shrug:

Space Cowgirl
04-28-2004, 10:24 AM
He decided to take the week off, which didn't go down well at all with the Munich organisers. Maybe he's not such a popular player here with the fans, who knows? :shrug:

Neely
04-28-2004, 10:57 AM
I think Kiefer is by far the underdog with the fans when it comes to pupularity of the fans. Schüttler and Haas receive much more attention, no question.
Yesterday I heard some people next to me also talking about Kiwi. One asked "hey, where is Kiefer in the draw?", and the other one answered "maybe he is in a quarrel with the tournemant here" lol, tyical for his reputation what many people think about him :eek: ;)

oh Kiwi, I like you though, no matter what they others are saying :hug: :)

JMG
05-02-2004, 09:54 AM
Maybe Thomas Högstedt could not be in Munich. :confused:
But I don't know. I just know that Kiefer was at Hannover vs. Stuttgart (soccer) on Sunday, when Schuettler was playing the final.

Neely
06-02-2004, 12:21 AM
less than one week to go! :clap2: :drive:

I hope Kiwi gets a good draw... looks like he won't be seeded as he is only the 9th best player on the entry list participating in this tournament.

Federer, Ferrero, Schüttler, Nalbandian, Novak, Verkerk, Fish, Safin, Haas

holy shit!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: look at these names!

at least I hope that Roger isn't in Nicolas' half and that Safin isn't a first round match-up against Kiwi, Nalbandian showed with his great run in Wimbledon also that he is capable of playing on grass.

There are many tough opponents in there this year. I hope Kiwi gets a favorable draw, if yes let's hope he gets some wins and good results :)

JMG
06-02-2004, 02:10 PM
less than one week to go! :clap2: :drive:

I hope Kiwi gets a good draw... looks like he won't be seeded as he is only the 9th best player on the entry list participating in this tournament.

Federer, Ferrero, Schüttler, Nalbandian, Novak, Verkerk, Fish, Safin, Haas

holy shit!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: look at these names!



Unfortunately, it looks like there are more players better than Kiwi in the ranking.
Pavel, Lopez, Björkman, Ljubicic and Clement has 1005 points like Kiefer.

I think Safin and Nalbandian are not sure to play here, but the superstar of Halle won't be seeded. :mad:

athie
06-02-2004, 04:54 PM
Can't wait!
Kiefer's only seeded 9th tho??

Lars please please play well!!

Neely
06-02-2004, 05:48 PM
I think Safin and Nalbandian are not sure to play here, but the superstar of Halle won't be seeded. :mad:
if you or anybody know any news then tell us :)

please, get a good draw, Nicolas!!!! :rolleyes:
I was really pissed off because he met Federer in the 2nd round in RG. Sure, Roger didn't play his best tennis this day, but it was an above average day for Nicolas and I still believe he could have beaten many other 2nd round opponents this day if he hadn't drawn Roger so early :banghead:

JMG
06-02-2004, 05:51 PM
if you or anybody know any news then tell us :)

please, get a good draw, Nicolas!!!! :rolleyes:
I was really pissed off because he met Federer in the 2nd round in RG. Sure, Roger didn't play his best tennis this day, but it was an above average day for Nicolas and I still believe he could have beaten many other 2nd round opponents this day if he hadn't drawn Roger :banghead:


I have no news, but I can't imagine that Nalbandian will play, if he play on Sunday this week, like Ferrero did last year.
And on Eurosport Stich said that Safins hands could be a problem for the next weeks.

Neely
06-02-2004, 05:58 PM
I have no news, but I can't imagine that Nalbandian will play, if he play on Sunday this week, like Ferrero did last year.
And on Eurosport Stich said that Safins hands could be a problem for the next weeks.
yes, that's right... I remember it also that Stich said it would take several days for Safin and his hands to recover... so it would be definatley not wise to play again and risking the advanced but not yet finished healing.

but good fact with Ferrero! Didn't know that Ferrero was originally in for Halle last year, but pulled out because he played the FO final on Sunday.

Neely
06-08-2004, 10:39 AM
C'MON Nicolas!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Neely
06-08-2004, 07:31 PM
Kiwi outguns Lars 6-3 6-4 :banana: :banana:

here is the short interview from the homepage :D

That was a tidy beginning, wasn’t it?
Yes, I’m completely satisfied. I didn’t play any match for ten days, so at first I tried to get into the match. My advantage today was especially my service. And in two important games I returned pretty well and could pass him a few times. That was decisive. From the baseline my game was not yet as good as I introduce myself. But I won in two clear sets. I hope it will go on this way.

How do you feel to be back on grass?
That was a mad feeling. Nevertheless I had some great victories and good experiences here on grass. I was always able to get a lot of confidence. The crowd here is of course particular motivating. Playing tennis at home in beautiful weather makes more fun than anywhere else.

Is grass your favourite surface?
The grass in Halle is my favourite surface.

What did you do last week?
I practiced really hard and really a lot, especially my fitness because of the following weeks with the start of the hard-court season and the Olympics. I need to create a good basic for these challenges, therefore I was a little bit tired today. I need a break tomorrow because on Thursday a really hard opponent is waiting. Both, Safin and Björkman, are hard to fight, and I never played against Safin on grass before. It’ll be a really tough match, probably two or three balls will be decisive. I have to be high concentrated and I need a pretty good service. Of course, you need some luck, too.

kfh_9118
06-09-2004, 07:26 AM
Kiwi :woohoo:

Neely
06-09-2004, 03:49 PM
GOOD LUCK, KIWI AGAINST JONAS!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

please beat him, Nicolas!

Neely
06-10-2004, 03:52 PM
VERY WELL DONE, Nicolas!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :D :D

:banana: :banana: Nicolas defeated Jonas 5-7 6-4 6-4 :D :banana: :banana:

AWESOME!!!! :) :yeah:

he was already up *5-4 in the first set but lost serve twice to give away the 1st set.

In the 3rd set he blew lots of break points early and I had doubts that all these missed chances will come back on him and that he could finally lose, but then, at 4-4 in the 3rd set, he broke Bjorkman's serve to love for the match-deciding break!!! YAY!!!

http://www.mysmilie.de/smilies/froehlich/img/010.gif


That was really a good win, Nicolas!!! Bjorkman on grass is certainly not easy!

Continue like that, I'm so happy now!

Kiwi :smooch: ;)

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

JMG
06-10-2004, 03:56 PM
Kiwi das a strong return today. Now he has to win against Schuettler to stay no. 1 in Germany 2004. Please beat him!!!
And beat him in straight sets so that we can see it on TV :mad: zdf :mad:

Neely
06-10-2004, 04:11 PM
Kiwi das a strong return today. Now he has to win against Schuettler to stay no. 1 in Germany 2004. Please beat him!!!
And beat him in straight sets so that we can see it on TV :mad: zdf :mad:
too bad they meet so early :banghead:

very tough match then... I didn't see this match (we couldn't see it because of ZDF :shrug: ) but Rainer seemed having played a very good match and returned also well. Because otherwise you couldn't win against Johansson's strong serve

Tricky_Forehand
06-10-2004, 05:46 PM
Nicolas :woohoo: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce:

I have no doubt that he will beat Rainer tomorrow :D :D

Go Nicolas!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Neely
06-11-2004, 11:22 PM
just to complete things also the short interview from Kiwi after his loss against Rainer...

English version:
Yesterday you already told us that you weren’t 100 percent on the court. Today the same?
I think you could see it. I practiced really hard the last days and never slept as good as I liked to. But that doesn’t matter. I always go out on the court to win the matches. In the first set I served quite good in general, except one game I was inattentively and got the stupid break. The result sounds like a tough match, but actually these were all fast and easy games. Rainer served well and solid all the time, but I also won my service to love or to 15. As I said, the exception was this game in the first set, when I was 40:0 in the lead but also got the break. I’m very angry about the way I was defeated. I really wanted to go on some further matches, at least the semis. My head wanted, but I couldn’t develop any tension in my game. I have to improve this for Wimbledon.

It sounds like a very easy win for Rainer, doesn’t it?
Yes, for him it was really easy, I think. There wasn’t any danger for him the whole match. He served really good, but at least my returns were also really bad. He played very solid tennis, therefore he absolutely deserved to win.

What do you think: How far Rainer will succeed?
Naturally it is nice to lose against the next champion, therefore I hope he will win on Sunday. I urgently need some rest. I lost the doubles, lost the singles, now I take my prize money and then I go home.

German version:

Gestern sagten Sie schon, Sie seien nicht 100 Prozent auf dem Platz gewesen. War das heute genauso?
Das hat man wohl gesehen. Ich habe viel trainiert in den letzten Tagen, habe nie gut geschlafen, aber das ist egal. Wenn ich auf den Platz gehe, dann auch um zu gewinnen. Im ersten Satz habe ich gut aufgeschlagen, nur einmal nicht aufgepasst. Dann war das dumme Break da. Das Ergebnis hörte sich knapp an, aber eigentlich waren das ja alles schnelle glatte Spiele. Rainer hat einfach konstant und gut aufgeschlagen, ich habe meine Services aber auch immer zu Null oder zu 15 durchgebracht. Ausnahme war das eine Spiel im ersten Satz, als ich 40:0 führte und dennoch das Break bekommen habe. Mich ärgert die Art und Weise, wie ich verloren habe. Ich hatte mir einiges vorgenommen, weil ich hier wieder Halbfinale spielen wollte. Mein Kopf wollte, aber es kam einfach keine Spannung auf. Jetzt muss ich daran arbeiten, Wimbledon wieder besser drauf zu sein.

Das hört sich an, als sei es ein recht einfacher Sieg für Rainer gewesen?
Ja, für ihn war es heute wohl recht einfach. Es bestand ja nie eine Gefahr für ihn. Er hat zwar gut aufgeschlagen, aber ich habe auch schlecht returniert. Er spielt eben sehr solides Tennis und hat verdient gewonnen.

Was meinen Sie, wie weit wird Rainer noch kommen?
Es ist natürlich immer schön, gegen den späteren Turniersieger zu verlieren, daher hoffe ich, dass er noch weiter kommt und am Sonntag die Trophäe hochhält. Ich dagegen brauche jetzt ein bisschen Ruhe. Ich habe im Doppel verloren, im Einzel verloren, ich hole mir jetzt mein Preisgeld ab, und dann fahre ich nach Hause.

yes, that sounds mentally exhausted... sure, it was a great chance to get another good result in Nottingham, but instead of crashing out in Nottingham, I'd rather love to see him winning three or four rounds in Wimbledon...

Neely
05-05-2005, 07:07 PM
Good to see that this time of the year with the grass tournaments is arriving soon, especially Halle. :bounce: :bounce: :woohoo:


:devil: Kiwi beating Federer on grass :devil: that's my ultimate dream :angel:
But that he did that seems already so long ago :sobbing: