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Kiefers injury?

Olisadebe
09-27-2007, 10:41 PM
Do U know anything about it?? :rolleyes: Stomach bug :rolleyes: Isn't that a stupid reason of not playing doubles match late evening? :confused:

Lee
09-27-2007, 10:42 PM
I believe that's an excuse for getting out of doubles. With rain screwed up the singles schedule.

Olisadebe
09-27-2007, 10:47 PM
I believe that's an excuse for getting out of doubles. With rain screwed up the singles schedule.

Agree :rolleyes:

Neely
09-27-2007, 10:48 PM
Hard to say what it really is from the distance. He said that he already was bothered by it during his singles and thus was glad to win in two sets because his level of play wasn't good and he won it solely relying on some fighting skills, and he wasn't sure if he came out as a winner in a three-set match. My first thought as I saw the scoreboard result was "damn, looked like a shaky match" because I thought that Lu had quite a few too many chances to break and actually used two.

But such excuses to pull out of doubles exist of course, no question.

Lee
09-27-2007, 10:57 PM
That's the price to play for tournament directors wanting singles players to play doubles. Doubles will always be the last priority and players will withdraw with whatever excuses if it hinders their singles. Honestly, can't really blame the singles players. :shrug:

Henry Chinaski
09-27-2007, 10:59 PM
probably got a bad vindaloo.

Neely
09-27-2007, 10:59 PM
Yes, and with Rainer and Kiwi it is singles orientated players who pair up for doubles to increase their singles play and overall playing experience. So if somebody gets something little which bothers him, or if they are not in the mood to play, they don't think twice about it because their preference is the singles competition. That's how it is in many cases when you don't have a firm doubles team.

Olisadebe
09-27-2007, 11:03 PM
probably got a bad vindaloo.

:spit:

Neely
09-28-2007, 02:56 PM
Kiefer retired against Rochus after losing serve twice.

Lee
09-28-2007, 07:34 PM
So that's not an excuse after all. :awww:

Get Well Soon Kiwi!