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The European Swing... next stop Halle Westfalen!!

kiwi10is
10-14-2007, 09:01 AM
First stop is ATP Masters in Madrid....

Doubles draw

1. BRYAN, Bob (USA)/BRYAN, Mike (USA) bye
KARLOVIC, I (CRO)/VERDASCO, F (ESP) vs LINDSTEDT, R (SWE)/NIEMINEN, J (FIN)
CERMAK, F (CZE)/CLEMENT, Arnaud (FRA) vs BERDYCH, T(CZE)/KIEFER, N (GER)
6. A. PAVEL/P. VIZNER [6] bye

3. P. HANLEY/K. ULLYETT bye
CANAS, G (ARG)/NALBANDIAN, D (ARG) vs KUERTEN, G (BRA)/MOYA, C (ESP)
ALMAGRO, N (ESP)/FERRER, D (ESP) vs ERLICH, J (ISR)/RAM, A (ISR)
5. S. ASPELIN/J. KNOWLE [5] bye

7. M. DAMM/L. PAES bye
KERR, J (AUS)/PERRY, T (AUS) vs ALLEGRO, Y (SUI)/SANTORO, F (FRA)
LOPEZ, F (ESP)/NADAL, R (ESP) vs GONZALEZ, F (CHI)/SA, A (BRA)
4. J. BJORKMAN/M. MIRNYI bye

8. M. KNOWLES/J. MURRAY bye
BLAKE, J (USA)/BUTORAC, E (USA) vs FYRSTENBERG, M (POL)/MATKOWSKI, M (POL)
CHELA, J I (ARG)/MONACO, J (ARG) vs COETZEE, J (RSA)/WASSEN, R (NED)
2. NESTOR, Daniel (CAN)/ZIMONJIC, Nenad (SRB) bye


Singles Draw will follow not before noon today!!

canbera
10-14-2007, 11:42 AM
didn't they say 8PM local time?

kiwi10is
10-14-2007, 12:02 PM
Noon Local time... but it usually takes 1-2 hours until they put it online

kiwi10is
10-14-2007, 12:19 PM
singles draw is out http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2007/1536/mds.pdf

zveeen
10-14-2007, 12:43 PM
wawrinka is a tough first round! but he will win it :) good luck Kiwi!

kiwi10is
10-14-2007, 12:57 PM
yes Wawrinka is tough but that's what Wawrinka will think about Kiwi, too.... and Youzhny?? Hm...Kiwi never beat him but looking at Youzhny's last weeks... not the worst draw I think... GOOOO Kiwi!!!!

The Hooded Claw
10-14-2007, 01:11 PM
Wawrinka could be tired after reaching the final in Vienna.

Hope Kiwi takes advantage of an OK draw :)

Yappa
10-14-2007, 10:42 PM
Yeah, let's hope for that. Sure would be nice if Kiefer could reach the 3rd round.
I'd love to see a Kiefer-Haas match, but once again Davydenko is in the way and might defeat both.

knight_ley
10-15-2007, 03:53 AM
Good luck Kiwi!!!

kiwi10is
10-15-2007, 08:37 PM
1st match 11.oo am local time!! Keep your fingers crossed...

Doubles 2nd match after 3 pm...

zveeen
10-15-2007, 09:10 PM
good luck for tomorrow Kiwi! :)

zveeen
10-16-2007, 11:53 AM
Kiwi beat Wawrinka! :woohoo: 7:5 6:3 congrats! :)

The Hooded Claw
10-16-2007, 03:10 PM
Kiwi :D

I didn't see the match, was he playing well?

kiwi10is
10-16-2007, 03:47 PM
looking at the stats I think he played well....

Robredo and Kiwi have the ATP play of the week http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/mercedesbenz/default.asp?AssetID=2462

Yappa
10-16-2007, 08:25 PM
Good one, Kiwi. :) Next up is Youzhny. It seems that Davydenko withdrew, which really increses the chances.

JMG
10-17-2007, 11:07 PM
Can you imagine that Wawrinka was Kiwi's first indoor masters main draw win since 1998? Maybe I overlooked one, but it's a weird stat. He also missed so many of them due to injury or had to play qualifying.

zveeen
10-17-2007, 11:20 PM
Kiwi won 6:1 6:3! :) well done!

Yappa
10-17-2007, 11:32 PM
Can you imagine that Wawrinka was Kiwi's first indoor masters main draw win since 1998? Maybe I overlooked one, but it's a weird stat. He also missed so many of them due to injury or had to play qualifying.

That can't be true, can it? Wow.:eek:

Kiwi won 6:1 6:3! :) well done!

2 breaks in each set. Youzhny is clearly not in great form right now, so we could hope for a Kiefer win, but this scoreline is surprising.

Next up is Mr. Ace, Ivo "Dr. Ivo" Karlovic. We all know that one of Kiefer's strengths is usually his return. Ok, he didn't do much against, let's say, Berdych's serve in Halle (I don't remember any other match against a big server), but that was his first comeback match, so let's hope that his return skills are back 100%. He'll need them.

ZackBusner
10-17-2007, 11:44 PM
This means back into top 100! :banana:
Direct entry to Australian Open without PR is save now!

Neely
10-17-2007, 11:47 PM
lol, looks easy by the scoreline! :eek:
I hoped for a win secretly, but never expected that! :banana:


Can you imagine that Wawrinka was Kiwi's first indoor masters main draw win since 1998? Maybe I overlooked one, but it's a weird stat. He also missed so many of them due to injury or had to play qualifying.
Oh damn, I didn't read here today earlier, or else I would have figured sooner what scarecrows meant in GM :lol:

zveeen
10-18-2007, 08:51 AM
Kiwi will gat a wild card for Basel! :)

ZackBusner
10-18-2007, 10:50 AM
Kiwi will gat a wild card for Basel! :)

You mean he will get an SE ;)

Yappa
10-18-2007, 01:52 PM
Hehe, that would be even better. :)
But very nice, that he got that WC, since Eurosport/Eurosport 2 will have live coverage.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-18-2007, 02:14 PM
It would be nice if Kiwi knock Karlovic out tonight!GO! :boxing:

The Hooded Claw
10-18-2007, 04:15 PM
Kiwi takes the 1st set on a tiebreak on his 4th set point. Phew!

The Hooded Claw
10-18-2007, 05:05 PM
Kiwi wins 7-6, 7-6 :cool:

Great win against a tough opponent!:yeah:

TommyB.
10-18-2007, 06:33 PM
This Kiwi is good! ;)

Yappa
10-18-2007, 08:19 PM
Yeah. :yeah:
After all those Haas losses, it's good to see that Kiefer managed to defeat the tall croat.

Now let's see what'll happen against Gonzalez. A lot of UEs on Gonzalez' side wouldn't be too bad. ;)

Neely
10-19-2007, 12:34 AM
Very great! :banana:

A quarterfinal in an indoor Masters after he wasn't winning a match before since 1998 :eek: Even if it is over tomorrow, I am not too disappointed...


Lets hope that Kiwi plays well and Gonzalez not extra well, then he has a chance. If Gonzalez is going to hit too much with a high success rate, Kiwi can't defend against these balls on a constant basis, I fear. But if Kiefer is able to hold his level and Gonzo is a bit shaky, I give him a chance.

Yappa
10-19-2007, 01:13 AM
Kiefer leads the H2H with 2:0. Their last match was in Miami 2006. 6:2, 3:6, 7:5. Kiwi will, once again, need to run a lot against him and hope for some fh misses.

georgekuo1017
10-19-2007, 02:42 AM
very good :yeah::banana:

Yappa
10-19-2007, 09:05 PM
Ok, I bought the Pay Stream for the best quality possible. Nicolas, you better kick Gonzalez' ass. :mad:

Yappa
10-19-2007, 11:07 PM
And so he did! :eek: He doesn't need a WC for Basel. :devil:

Kiefer was extremely lucky to win that first set (lucky netcord ball made it impossible for Gonzalez to touch the ball). He was very solid in the 2nd set and even hit some fh winners. His S+V was perfect, though of course Gonzalez sprayed the fhs all over the court.

Let's see what he'll do against Federer. He'll need to have less UEs on the fh side to at least make it a close match.

ZackBusner
10-19-2007, 11:15 PM
:banana:

I think it's a huge advantage for Kiwi that his opponents are tired at the end of the season while he has played only half of the year. That could mean some more good results in the next two weeks.

zethand
10-19-2007, 11:24 PM
WOW!!
Now please kill Federer, I am tired of him...

Yappa
10-19-2007, 11:43 PM
That would lead to the ppl hating him more than ever before. :lol:

kiwi10is
10-20-2007, 12:09 AM
Federer was not Federerlike today and I hope he will not be tomorrow.... playing like this Kiwi will have his chance. I am just soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy about this win today.... no matter what happens tomorrow this week was just a little miracle!!

Neely
10-20-2007, 09:47 AM
Very great Kiwi, a Masters semi!!! :D :D :D

:banana:

I think it's a huge advantage for Kiwi that his opponents are tired at the end of the season while he has played only half of the year. That could mean some more good results in the next two weeks.
Exactly, that's what I thought as well. Kiwi's season is only about 5 months old, while the others are playing twice as long already.

TommyB.
10-20-2007, 10:40 AM
Kiwi is near the top 60 according to Judio's ranking thread. :cool:

Good luck against Fed!!

zveeen
10-20-2007, 12:27 PM
Im so happy! congrats Kiwi!

Yappa
10-20-2007, 05:00 PM
Kiefer lost 4:6, 4:6. Not that disappointing, since he played pretty well, apart from a few volley UE's. He had a decent chance to rebreak, after doublefaulting and thus getting broken in the first set, but his bh went wide.

Excellent week in Madrid. :yeah:

Keep up the great form and continue to play that well in Basel. Let's hope that he won't have to meet Federer in the first round.

Neely
10-20-2007, 05:37 PM
Kiwi played well, apart a few stupid volley errors, but there was no real chance today because Federer served 2/3 first serves and was very accurate. If Federer had only Kiwi's percentage, he could have done more demage because he was really competetive in the rallies and Federer's 2nd serve points percentage was vulnerable.

But neverthless, a really good week and that's he needed!

On to Basle! :yeah:

Yappa
10-21-2007, 03:45 PM
Kiefer's Quarter in Basle:

Roger Federer (SUI-1) - Michael Berrer (GER)
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) - Michael Russell (USA)
Nicolas Kiefer (GER) - Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
Stefan Koubek (AUT) - Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG-7)

With his current form, Kiefer should easily win the first match against Berlocq. The 2nd round, though, will be a lot tougher, especially if it's against Chela.

Too bad that he's in Federer's Quarter.

TommyB.
10-21-2007, 03:48 PM
Looks like another clash with Federer.

Good luck Kiwi!! :)

kiwi10is
10-21-2007, 08:28 PM
ATP says: Kiefer will now move back into the Top 100 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings next week after falling as low as No. 413 on July 9 and is a leading candidate for ATP Comeback Player of the Year.

Yappa
10-21-2007, 10:27 PM
He is? What about Canas?

zethand
10-22-2007, 06:53 PM
He is? What about Canas?

Dont even mention him. They cannot give Cañas an award because of his ethics.. You know he was on drugs and all those things.
Kiwi deserve it :D

kiwi10is
10-22-2007, 07:03 PM
He is? What about Canas?

lowest position Canas had this year was No 142 and he is No 12 now. Kiwi was out of the ranking and is No 64 today...

ZackBusner
10-22-2007, 08:50 PM
He is? What about Canas?

I think it's impossible to give the comeback award to a player who came back from a doping ban. At least I hope it is impossible.

Neely
10-23-2007, 12:15 PM
I fear Canas could have good reasons because he beat Federer twice.

kiwi10is
10-23-2007, 04:22 PM
I fear Canas could have good reasons because he beat Federer twice.

Kiwi has still the chance to do the same :clap2:

tomorrow 2nd match after 8pm... stream here

http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/10092007/73/live-streams-woche.html

Neely
10-23-2007, 08:42 PM
OMG, 2nd match after 8pm? A bit crazy IMO to give him virtually the lastest possible 1st round match, but okay :shrug: let's hope he didn't leave his good form behind him in Madrid, then he should be all right no matter when it is going to be played.

Yappa
10-23-2007, 11:41 PM
I expected him to play on Court 2, but after taking a look at the schedule for Court 2, I can understand, why. Only Del Potro could come close in terms of popularity among the local crowd. On the other hand, one could argue, that only unknown players have to play on the court at such a late hour, which could put Kiefer behind said Court 2 players. :D

kiwi10is
10-24-2007, 05:00 PM
I assume Kiwi will be asked to turn off the light and leave the key in the letterbox when he is finished lol
well, he did very well at the nightsessions last week. Let's hope it will be the same this week

Yappa
10-24-2007, 11:04 PM
6:1, 6:1. 94% (17/18) points won, when the first serve was in. 73% (11/15) for the 2nd serve. He converted 5 bps out of 12. Well, let's stop here. With such a result, stats are pretty much meaningless. Kiefer was simply better in every aspect of the game.

Next up is Koubek, tomorrow at 4:30 pm on Court 2.

Too bad that the match, which we'll be able to see on TV, will be the one he'll lose. Friday, 5:45 pm on CC against Federer, if all goes as planned.

zveeen
10-25-2007, 05:43 PM
well done Kiwi!

Yappa
10-25-2007, 07:43 PM
6:3, 6:2 against Koubek.
Another easy win. Impressive. 67% first serves in and he faced no bp on his own serve.

Good luck against Federer.

Neely
10-26-2007, 12:01 AM
Very good win it seemed! :yeah:

He is currently quite reliable to beat opponents that would be really beatable without a scare.

Too bad it's Federer already tomorrow :sad:

georgekuo1017
10-26-2007, 02:28 AM
Good win!

zethand
10-26-2007, 03:23 PM
Go Kiwi beat Federer!

knight_ley
10-26-2007, 05:16 PM
I think today's the day that Kiwi stops being a nice person and letting Rogerer win and he finally takes a win for himself. ;)

Yappa
10-26-2007, 09:23 PM
It was not meant to be. No the best serving day from Kiefer, while Federer was serving out of his mind. Not to mention the UEs. This wasn't a match, it was a beatdown.

He should be able to win two matches in Paris, before possibly facing Nadal. First Wawrinka, then Chela.

knight_ley
10-26-2007, 11:52 PM
I think today's the day that Kiwi stops being a nice person and letting Rogerer win and he finally takes a win for himself. ;)

or not.

kiwi10is
10-27-2007, 09:26 AM
It was not meant to be. No the best serving day from Kiefer, while Federer was serving out of his mind. Not to mention the UEs. This wasn't a match, it was a beatdown.

He should be able to win two matches in Paris, before possibly facing Nadal. First Wawrinka, then Chela.

I don't think it was a beatdown. He took full risk. Especially with his serve. He served an ace with 2nd serve!!! If he wants to win against Roger he has to risk everything. This time he wasn't lucky and the high risk caused too many unforced errors but also a few very nice points. I guess this is what he means if he says he needs more matchpractice. Finding the middle of high risk and unforced errors. He is on the right way for sure!! I am just happy to see him playing like this again

Neely
10-27-2007, 10:55 AM
This match wasn't as good and as close as the match in Madrid. Both served worse (Federer was even more untouchable on serve in Madrid, but also Kiwi had fewer troubles), but Kiwi made some errors which are unforgivable if you play against Federer. For example the point at *2-3, *30-40 really upset me enormously. He had saved already one break point, then there is a rally, Federer clips the net, Kiwi gets a very high favorable bounce off the netcord, only like three or four meters behind the net. This ball was ready to put away and he plays it exactly into the racket where Federer was waiting in crosscourt corner. :banghead: Of course Federer passed him. We don't know, but my feeling was that a hold at this stage would have been big. But instead it was 5-2 two minutes later.

Nevertheless, overall he is really playing very well currently and lets hope he has something left for Paris to make up even more grounds in the rankings and another good result :yeah:

kiwi10is
10-28-2007, 07:36 PM
Kiwi tomorrow 3rd match after 11 am on center court

http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/2007_en/default.asp?id=3148#

Yappa
10-28-2007, 08:12 PM
Nice. Didn't expect to see him, but that's because I forgot about the bye's for the top ranked players, which gives the lower ranked players the chance to have their moment/match on CC in their 1st round matches.

Neely
10-28-2007, 11:52 PM
Good luck against Stan again! :yeah:

Neely
10-29-2007, 09:05 PM
He lost 5-7 3-6

I saw almost the entire match and it was too weak what he played from 5-5 until the middle of the 2nd set. Don't know what was going on there in his mind or if he just couldn't stay focused enough. A strange double fault where both serves hardly hit the doubles field, many mishits, weak unforced errors. At the end of the 2nd set he became stronger again, but it was a few games too late.

Yappa
10-30-2007, 03:30 AM
I basically only watched the first set of my recording. The way he lost that set, was painful to watch. As Neely mentioned, a DF and then those UEs on both wings, especially an easy fh put-away. He served so well in the earlier games and should have won the set, since he had bps... :(

I regained some hope, when I saw how long that last game in the 2nd set took, but it wasn't meant to be.

Well, Wawrinka is in pretty good form, but you could see the difference to Federer, who is clearly the better server. Kiefer, at least in the first set, managed to return a lot of serves.

Kiefer had two very weeks in Madrid and Basle, let's not forget about that. :yeah:

JMG
11-07-2007, 09:59 PM
Do you know already that Kiefer plays Nieminen next week on Saturday in Helsinki? It's an exhibition match during the Helsinki challenger.

kiwi10is
11-08-2007, 05:10 PM
Jarkko Nieminen kohtaa Nicolas Kieferin IPP Openin näytösottelussa
Jarkko Nieminen kohtaa Saksan Nicolas Kieferin IPP Openin yhteydessä lauantaina 17.11. pelattavassa näytösottelussa. Ottelun lipputulot ohjataan Niemisen myöhemmin ilmoittamaan hyväntekeväisyyskohteeseen.

Nicolas Kiefer on ollut tennismaailman huipulla 1990-luvun lopulta lähtien. 30-vuotias saksalainen aloitti ammattilaisuransa vuonna 1995 ja voitti ensimmäisen ATP-turnauksen vuonna 1999. Kaikkiaan hän on saalistanut tähän mennessä kuusi ATP-turnausvoittoa kaksinpelissä ja kolme turnausvoittoa nelinpelissä.

Parhaimmillaan Kiefer on ollut ATP-rankingissa sijalla 4 vuonna 2000. Palkintorahaa hänen tililleen on kertynyt lähes 6,5 miljoonaa dollaria. Rannevamman takia lähes vuoden kilpailutauon pitänyt saksalainen palasi kentille kesäkuussa ja löytyy tällä hetkellä rankinglistalta sijalta 48.

Varusmiespalveluksensa aloittava Jarkko Nieminen päätti kauden 2007 tyylikkäästi. Kauden toiseksi viimeisessä turnauksessaan Baselissa hän eteni aina loppuotteluun asti, jossa Roger Federer kuitenkin osoittautui vahvemmaksi. Matkalla loppuotteluun kaatuivat muun muassa Guillermo Canas ja Fernando Gonzales. Pariisin Master-turnauksessa Niemisen taival päättyi toiselle kierrokselle, kun Andy Murray vei voiton suoraan kahdessa erässä.

Näytösottelu pelataan lauantaina 17.11.2007 kello 16.00 alkaen Talin tenniskeskuksen keskuskentällä. Lippuja voi ostaa ennakkoon Talin tenniskeskuksesta.

for the ones who can understand it... lol....

Yappa
11-09-2007, 10:05 PM
:lol: Well I can't, but good luck to him. :)

kiwi10is
11-09-2007, 10:31 PM
lets hope for a rematch in Hannover ;-)

zveeen
11-17-2007, 07:47 PM
Nieminen d. Kiefer 6-4 5-7 10-7 :(

Yappa
11-18-2007, 12:22 AM
Kiefer just being a Gentleman by not defeating Nieminen in front of his home crowd. :)

kiwi10is
04-16-2008, 04:11 PM
Kiwi playing in Europe again! He went to Monte Carlo already to play the Qualy but... Gonzales, Blake, Hewitt and Darcis already withdrew... one more and Kiwi gets direct entry into the maindraw. Since Berdych and Tsonga suffered serious injuries during Davis Cup they will withdraw, too so Kiwi should be in!!!

EDIT: Tsonga now withdrew => Kiwi is in the maindraw!!!!!!!!

Yappa
04-16-2008, 09:55 PM
Time to show who's the best german claycourter. :yeah: :D

JMG
04-16-2008, 10:31 PM
Nice :yeah: But why didn't he commit to Rome qualies? :confused:

kiwi10is
04-17-2008, 03:54 PM
Nice :yeah: But why didn't he commit to Rome qualies? :confused:

maybe he was offered a wildcard already???
or 3 Masters including qualy is too much for him....

kiwi10is
04-19-2008, 12:17 PM
Monte Carlo draw is out http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/410/mds.pdf
Kiwi-Cilic 2nd round Acasuso or Kohlschreiber

Yappa
04-19-2008, 12:35 PM
Hope we get to see Kiwi-Kohli.

kiwi10is
04-19-2008, 12:49 PM
I hope we will get another Kiwi-Rafa this week :-D

Yappa
04-20-2008, 02:57 PM
I get the impression, that, the older he gets, the more he fights to still win tight matches. When was the last time, he choked away a big lead?

Anyways, 3 sets win against Cilic. :yeah:
The croat was leading with both a set and a break in the 2nd set.

kiwi10is
04-20-2008, 03:21 PM
first match on clay after nearly 2 years! Great fight!! Kiwi is like good wine... the older he gets the better he becomes!!

zveeen
04-20-2008, 08:53 PM
congrats Kiwi :)

ZackBusner
04-20-2008, 08:59 PM
He's really winning the close matches now.

kiwifan80
04-21-2008, 03:50 PM
Great win, hope he has a good week :yeah:

Neely
04-22-2008, 05:09 PM
Damn, that was a good surprise when I saw the score on Sunday and didn't even remember that he was playing already on Sunday. I was like :crazy: and :woohoo: when I saw the positive score :D

And good to hear that he fought well again!

I hope we will get another Kiwi-Rafa this week :-D
I also would hope for that because that would mean that Kiwi would have won other matches this week, but on the other side it would mean a pretty quick negative record of 0-3 against Nadal within only three or four weeks :o ... :lol:

kiwi10is
04-22-2008, 08:02 PM
I also would hope for that because that would mean that Kiwi would have won other matches this week, but on the other side it would mean a pretty quick negative record of 0-3 against Nadal within only three or four weeks :o ... :lol:

better losing against Nadal than losing against Kohlschreiber...

Kiwi didn`t sign in for the Quali in Rome or Hamburg which means he either gets a wildcard or doesn`t compete at all....:confused:

Neely
04-23-2008, 02:02 PM
Damn, he lost 2-6 4-6 against Kohlschreiber.

It's not so bad to lose against Kohlschreiber if he has a good day, he is the better clay player in general, but I would have expected kind of a bit closer scoreline :shrug:

kiwi10is
05-02-2008, 02:58 PM
Kohlschreiber and Berdych withdrew from Rome today => Kiwi gets direct entry!!!! So NEXT STOP ROME!!!!!!!:bigclap::dance::yippee:

Yappa
05-02-2008, 03:28 PM
Good to hear. Hopefully he'll play and doesn't already have any other plans, since he possibly might have no expected to get direct entry.

kiwi10is
05-02-2008, 04:22 PM
Good to hear. Hopefully he'll play and doesn't already have any other plans, since he possibly might have no expected to get direct entry.

he is in so it's too late to withdraw unless he is injured. I am sure he planned to get in because since Querrey and Haas withdrew on Tuesday it was obvious that he has a very good chance to get in. If he didn't want to play he would have withdrawn earlier...

Yappa
05-03-2008, 11:57 AM
Ah yeah, forgot that the Masters Series events are mandatory.

ZackBusner
05-03-2008, 12:17 PM
Ah yeah, forgot that the Masters Series events are mandatory.

That's not the problem. The masters events are only mandatory for those players who get in without any other players withdrawing. Kiwi did not commit to Rome qualies but he committed to the main draw. He could have withdrawn until yesterday. But obviously he wants to play.

kiwi10is
05-03-2008, 12:21 PM
first round Ferrero and if the miracle happens and he beats him he will meet Nadal in 2nd round... Great draw:banghead::banghead:

Neely
05-03-2008, 12:23 PM
Damn... so in other words: we can follow him one match (hopefully at least on a main court with TV coverage on a live stream or anywhere else) and then the week is already over again :sad:

Yappa
05-03-2008, 02:57 PM
That's not the problem. The masters events are only mandatory for those players who get in without any other players withdrawing. Kiwi did not commit to Rome qualies but he committed to the main draw. He could have withdrawn until yesterday. But obviously he wants to play.

My bad. That makes of course more sense.

Damn... so in other words: we can follow him one match (hopefully at least on a main court with TV coverage on a live stream or anywhere else) and then the week is already over again :sad:

Pretty sure we'll be able to see him on the Pay Stream, since it's against a Spaniard. Not so sure, that he'll be shown on the World Feed, though, and thus on a free stream.
Ferrero is of course the overwhelming favorite. Why didn't he get a a hard court player? :(

EDIT:

:lol: For some reason, I thought that next week's tourney was in Spain. I was probably still thinking about Barcelona. :D
Well, I hope that the match will take place on one of the two main courts.

Yappa
05-05-2008, 10:24 PM
We're in luck. ;)
We'll be able to follow how Kiefer will be demolished by Ferrero. :sad:
Juan Carlos FERRERO vs Nicolas KIEFER first match on Campo 1.

Good luck, Kiwi.

kiwi10is
05-06-2008, 03:26 PM
We're in luck. ;)
We'll be able to follow how Kiefer will be demolished by Ferrero. :sad:
Juan Carlos FERRERO vs Nicolas KIEFER first match on Campo 1.

Good luck, Kiwi.


A lot closer than expected. And 36 % serve with 10 aces probably means he took a high risk. Next stop Hamburg and I will cheer as loud as I can to push him there!!!!

Neely
05-07-2008, 01:06 AM
A lot closer than expected. And 36 % serve with 10 aces probably means he took a high risk. Next stop Hamburg and I will cheer as loud as I can to push him there!!!!
Yeah, I also thought it wasn't too crappy. At least he took the close set :angel: Better than nothing, but he had no more breakpoints in the last two sets and hardly got receiving points.

And I hope you can cheer very loud, because he could need it :lol: Also hoping on a better draw. Maybe a clay non-specialist in the first round would be cool, or even two for the first two rounds! :cool:

kiwi10is
05-07-2008, 04:51 PM
Yeah, I also thought it wasn't too crappy. At least he took the close set :angel: Better than nothing, but he had no more breakpoints in the last two sets and hardly got receiving points.

And I hope you can cheer very loud, because he could need it :lol: Also hoping on a better draw. Maybe a clay non-specialist in the first round would be cool, or even two for the first two rounds! :cool:

I will be there on saturday already and they make the draw on the live stage. Believe me... another draw like this and I will shoot the person doing it!!! lol

Neely
05-07-2008, 05:30 PM
:lol:

BTW, do you know if this is going to be a known person or just any random person? Just asking out of interest because both versions exist.

kiwi10is
05-07-2008, 06:30 PM
:lol:

BTW, do you know if this is going to be a known person or just any random person? Just asking out of interest because both versions exist.

I don't know... I only know it will be made on the show stage... and I don't care I would shoot a celebrity or a random person.... :D

Rafa just lost to Ferrero 57 16 => Kiwi had a better score against Ferrero than Rafa:haha::haha:

Yappa
05-07-2008, 11:15 PM
Yeah, Kiwi >> Nadal on clay, no doubt about it. :lol:

I only saw the end of the first set, I recorded the full match though.
As Neely already said:
at least he won the close set. :)

Hoping for someone like Tursunov, Fish or Mahut in Hamburg R1. :D

Neely
05-08-2008, 12:33 PM
Four:love can you upload the match (or only first set) somewhere for me and others maybe? I would love to watch parts of it, but I was at work at this time and didn't have the chance to follow it because I actually had a very busy afternoon :lol:

It doesn't hurry, just would love to watch something of Kiwi as a "Überbrückung" to Hamburg :)

Yappa
05-08-2008, 01:07 PM
No problem. I'll upload it sometime tonight.

kiwi10is
05-08-2008, 03:39 PM
Hewitt and Gonzales also withdrew from Hamburg => Kiwi is 1st alternate now and since they have a special exempt place (which I think only Bolelli and Horna can get) it is very likely he will get direct acceptance and will not need the wildcard which means he will at least get 5 points in Hamburg

Yappa
05-09-2008, 06:20 PM
I will be there on saturday already and they make the draw on the live stage. Believe me... another draw like this and I will shoot the person doing it!!! lol

btw. is tomorrow free? I don't see any prices/tickets on the Rothenbaum site.

Sorry about the video upload. My upload already stopped twice with megaupload. I'll try to upload the files separately.

ZackBusner
05-09-2008, 06:22 PM
btw. is Saturday free (I don't see any prices/tickets on the Rothenbaum site)?

Last year it was 5€ or smth.

Yappa
05-10-2008, 03:09 PM
Here's the promised Rome match against Ferrero:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7023187&postcount=39

Neely
05-11-2008, 07:17 PM
Here's the promised Rome match against Ferrero:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7023187&postcount=39
Thanks a ton, four:love! :worship:

Neely
05-12-2008, 11:08 AM
BTW, any sight of Kiefer already? For those of us here who are at Hamburg.

Yappa
05-12-2008, 06:18 PM
And one more reason to buy a ticket for Wednesday. :)

Great serving from Kiefer.
6:4, 6:4.

Neely
05-12-2008, 07:30 PM
Yes, his serve was really working well and earned him important easy points! Lets hope for such a day again and for hot and dry weather.

And Mathieu is quite a good player on clay. One of Kiefer's best clay wins for years! (okay, he didn't win a lot else :lol: )

zveeen
05-12-2008, 08:56 PM
nice win Kiwi :)

Yappa
05-12-2008, 09:58 PM
You can read a transcript of the PC here:
http://dtb-tennis.rent-a-cluster.net/livescoring/pc/press-conferences.php

You can also watch a video (real media format). Only in german though.

His doubles match together with Kohlschreiber against Hanley/Moodie is on Wednesday, which means 2 matches on the same day. A "busy day", as he said himself.

Neely
05-13-2008, 07:28 PM
Now I'm confirmed why I was that glad and also had a fist pump after he virtually won for the 2nd time yesterday against Mathieu, after the umpire made apparantely a wrong call by not correctly identifying the ball mark.

Just look what happened to Kohli today after a wrong decision, and Kiwi was even closer to the end of the set and game than Kohli. Really good that it fired Kiwi up and that he could positively use his anger this time :yeah:

kfh_9118
05-14-2008, 02:59 PM
Kiwi won again :)

defeated Wawrinka 7-5 7-5 :yeah:

He also saved 2 SPs in the second set.
Really good showing from Kiwi in this match, hopefully he can win again against Davydenko :angel:

Go Kiwi

kiwi10is
05-14-2008, 03:40 PM
a win over Davydenko could be enough to make it on the seeds list in Paris!!!! GOOOOOO KIWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!

Neely
05-14-2008, 06:53 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
:worship:

Vamos, Kiwi Klaykourt King!!


But against Davydenko it's going to be even harder to make another surprise :( :mad:

Yappa
05-14-2008, 10:41 PM
A great win, indeed. Wawrinka wasn't that bad, but Kiwi rock solid. His bh was beautiful. :yeah:

A shame that I couldn't be there (had work to do, so I could only follow the Nadal and Djokovic matches).

Jens
05-14-2008, 11:10 PM
A great win, indeed. Wawrinka wasn't that bad, but Kiwi rock solid. His bh was beautiful. :yeah:

A shame that I couldn't be there (had work to do, so I could only follow the Nadal and Djokovic matches).

You missed a good match and an unbelievable atmosphere. :p

Thanks Kiwi. :worship:

zveeen
05-15-2008, 07:11 PM
wow...

I didnt expected this win. but he played very good...
now make the semis Kiwi :)

by the way: I hate the DSF! :(

kiwi10is
05-15-2008, 08:21 PM
wow...

I didnt expected this win. but he played very good...
now make the semis Kiwi :)

by the way: I hate the DSF! :(

by the way: I hate the DSF, too :mad::mad: but there are a lot of streams

some withdrawals in Roland Garros and Kiwi is on the seeds list already. Winning over seppi tomorrow makes him 31 in the ranking and seeded if nobody overtakes him next week when he doesn't collect points in Düsseldorf

ZackBusner
05-15-2008, 08:38 PM
The next week is no problem for the seeding as the draw is made before the new ranking.

JMG
05-15-2008, 08:55 PM
I hope the run continues tomorrow for the German No. 1. :bigclap:

kiwi10is
05-15-2008, 09:36 PM
The next week is no problem for the seeding as the draw is made before the new ranking.

oh yes you are right... forgot about that!!! :wavey:

Yappa
05-15-2008, 11:18 PM
All I have to say is:
Fuck yeah! :rocker:

Thanks, Kiwi! It was an honor being part of the crowd. :yeah:

kfh_9118
05-15-2008, 11:50 PM
wow :eek: really surprised by the result, nice surprise of course.

He have a very good chance to be in the SF too, keep going Kiwi :bounce:

Neely
05-16-2008, 08:33 AM
Kiwi :woohoo:

now don't waste the chance and get Seppi, please!

Neely
05-16-2008, 07:11 PM
The Hamburg adventure finally came to an end for Kiwi. He gave a good effort to come back in the 2nd set, but unfortunately also missed to serve out the match (as Seppi did in the 2nd) and/or failed to get the 2nd break in the 3rd.

He has played worse and lost worse from leading. I hope he is able to swallow it and can look back at the positive things in this match and at his previous matches in Hamburg with a positive feeling. That's what he has to take from this week!

ZackBusner
05-16-2008, 07:50 PM
I hope the run continues tomorrow for the German No. 1. :bigclap:

I think he'll be German number one anyway. If I'm not completely wrong he'll have 15 points more than Judio gave him in the ranking thread. Kiwi's ranking breakdown on atptennis.com has the French Open 2007 listed with 0 point. But in fact he was ranked 200-something in April 2007. That means RG 2007 was not countable. His 15 points from Las Vegas will remain. He'll not have 895 points next week but 910. So he'll pass Haas, Simon, and Kohlschreiber.

Okay. Looks like he gets the zeropointer because he was on the entry list and then withdrew. But on his own homepage he says he'll be German number one next week. :unsure:

kiwi10is
05-16-2008, 10:07 PM
I think he'll be German number one anyway. If I'm not completely wrong he'll have 15 points more than Judio gave him in the ranking thread. Kiwi's ranking breakdown on atptennis.com has the French Open 2007 listed with 0 point. But in fact he was ranked 200-something in April 2007. That means RG 2007 was not countable. His 15 points from Las Vegas will remain. He'll not have 895 points next week but 910. So he'll pass Haas, Simon, and Kohlschreiber.

Okay. Looks like he gets the zeropointer because he was on the entry list and then withdrew. But on his own homepage he says he'll be German number one next week. :unsure:

that's what they told him in the pressconference... but you are right, he will lose the Las Vegas points... :sad: but oh well... German No 1 is nice but you don't get anything for it. More importand is to be among the 32 seeds in Roland Garros. And this is now only possible if 5 top players withdraw.... (Hewitt, Haas, Baghdatis.... ) Not nice to hope for something like that, I know.

Jens
05-17-2008, 02:03 AM
Kiwi :sad:

Great fight! :yeah:

Björki
05-24-2008, 02:59 PM
Kiwi out of French Open.

They just said it on German TV WDR.

Yappa
05-24-2008, 02:59 PM
Regarding the Seppi match:
It's been a while that I have been that disappointed by a loss. The negavite (losing to Seppi in such a thriller and me being part of the crowd) outweighed the positive (a good run in Hamburg and beating quality players) for me. Wish I hadn't been there. :lol:

And the next bad news:

Kiefer withdraws from RG.

Brinn34
05-24-2008, 06:15 PM
Noooo, please tell me this is a bad joke. Why would he do this after playing so well in Hamburg. Oh my :sad:

Neely
05-25-2008, 01:04 AM
The whole week at Düsseldorf was a desaster from his mental viewpoint. He really tried and wanted to fight, there was just something not right in his head. So many balls as he framed and did not hit anywhere near the sweet-spot is a concentration and mental issue. The same how he seemed to get tight in important moments.


This is just not explainable anymore because he had all the good work done in Düsseldorf and you would think normally that he feels well.

All right, lets just hope for better times that he is able to resettle quickly! :yeah:

knight_ley
05-25-2008, 04:14 AM
Wait? So I finally get tennis back on the tv and he withdraws??? Do we know why?

Neely
05-25-2008, 03:13 PM
Wait? So I finally get tennis back on the tv and he withdraws??? Do we know why?
Yes, many think it is because of choking (he lost serve five times when serving for set or match and he lost serve twice serving against the match within just one week) and a thus resulting lack of mental fortitude. Would not be surprising, because that's quite a blow for your confidence.

I say Bilbo writing something that the official reason he gave is a sore throat because he arrived at Düsseldorf with a cold and couldn't play in the first encounter against Spain.

NicolasKiefer44
05-26-2008, 01:58 AM
Sore throat or not. Lack of confidence or not. He should at least go try. I lost Kiwi with a withdrawl, and Moya choked to a cramping qualifier today. My FO is over. All I have left is Mark Knowles in doubles. Oh, yeah, and Roger. Thank goodness I have Roger.

knight_ley
05-26-2008, 02:28 AM
Sore throat or not. Lack of confidence or not. He should at least go try. I lost Kiwi with a withdrawl, and Moya choked to a cramping qualifier today. My FO is over. All I have left is Mark Knowles in doubles. Oh, yeah, and Roger. Thank goodness I have Roger.

IAWTC.

JMG
07-02-2008, 09:01 PM
Back on clay. :tape: I wonder if he's really going to play in Gstaad. I can't imagine somehow.

kiwi10is
07-03-2008, 04:18 PM
Back on clay. :tape: I wonder if he's really going to play in Gstaad. I can't imagine somehow.

if he says he does he will.... look at his website he is already on his way!!

kiwi10is
07-05-2008, 06:41 PM
Gstaad draw is out... and it's top... qualifier in first round, 2nd round GGL or Lammer and 3rd round most likely Youzhny... and Kiwi will play double with Cilic :-)

zveeen
07-06-2008, 02:25 PM
good luck Kiwi :)

JMG
07-08-2008, 11:33 AM
6-3 6-2 win, but Naso was quite poor.

zveeen
07-08-2008, 01:11 PM
congrats Kiwi :)

Neely
07-08-2008, 06:27 PM
another win on clay! :banana:

JMG
07-08-2008, 08:04 PM
I saw a bit of his doubles on bwin. He got a warning for ball abuse in the match tb after hitting a df. :D They won 57 60 10/8 and came back from 14**.

Forza
07-10-2008, 10:56 AM
Does someone know why Kiwi didn't play his matches today (single and douple)in Gstaad?:confused:
so G. Garcia-Lopez won the single and A. Seppi (ITA) / S. Vagnozzi (ITA) the douple form today!!!

EDIT:Kiefer sagt Achtelfinal-Start ab

(sid) Nicolas Kiefer wird beim ATP-Turnier in Gstaad nicht zum Achtelfinale gegen den Spanier Guillermo Garcia-Lopez antreten. Der 31-Jährige war im Doppel mit dem Kroaten Marin Cilic am Mittwochabend umgeknickt und hatte sich dabei den rechten Knöchel verstaucht. "Der Turnierarzt hat mir geraten, nicht zu spielen und den Fuß ein paar Tage zu schonen", sagte Kiefer, der noch heute die Heimreise nach Hannover antritt.

JMG
07-10-2008, 12:10 PM
I wish he would stop withdrawing for so little reasons all the time.

kiwi10is
07-10-2008, 03:28 PM
well is a sprained ankle 4 weeks before the Olympics and 2 weeks before a MasterSeries such a little reason?? I am sure he'd kill himself if he would play now and cause a more serious injury which would stop him from playing the Olymics....

Forza
07-11-2008, 12:04 PM
the english aticel:Injury-plagued Kiefer limps out of Gstaad

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AFP) - German sixth seed Nicolas Kiefer dealt the Gstaad Open another blow on Thursday when he became the second player in two days to hobble out of the tournament.

The 31-year-old, who was suffering from a foot injury, had only recently recovered after missing a year from with a wrist injury which required surgery.

On Wednesday, number eight seed Guillermo Canas of Argentina went into the second round without hitting a ball when Belgian Kristof Vliegen pulled out ill.

Kiefer hurt himself in a doubles match but waited until the last minute before handing a place in the quarter-finals to Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

"I'm enjoying my tennis and doing everything I can to win," said the veteran who lost in third round of Wimbledon to Rafael Nadal.

"The most important thing is to wake up healthy, give 100 percent and enjoy your game."

The German was playing Gstaad for the first time since 2000 after competing in the alpine venue in 1997 and 1998 and reaching a pair of quarter-final spots.

The 88th-ranked Garcia-Lopez goes through with his 15th win of the season and faces Russian third seed Mikhail Youzhny who defeated Flavio Cipolla of Italy 6-3, 6-2.

Another seed went out on the fast clay courts at 800-metre altitude with Romanian Victor Hanescu winning a two-and-a-half-hour battle over number four Ivo Karlovic 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (13/11).

Despite 28 aces from the towering Croatian in a match where all five break points went for nought, number 80 Hanescu, playing the event for the first time in four years, reached the last eight.

There he will face rising French youngster Jeremy Chardy, who overcame German Dominik Meffert 6-7 (1/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4) in another marathon in just under three hours.

Number 103 Chardy made a surprise run to the fourth round at Roland Garros, defeating seventh seed David Nalbandian en route.

"I'm not so surprised to have done well today," said Chardy. "The altitude makes things a lot different on the clay.

"But this match cannot compare to my time at Roland Garros. There the crowd encouraged me in every match, it was just incredible. That will be one of the highlights of my career."

JMG
10-19-2008, 10:27 AM
Kiefer vs Blake should be a nice match. I expect a win here.

kiwi10is
10-19-2008, 10:36 AM
yes I think he should wear a "I love Toronto"-shirt on court lol If the doubles matches in Madrid helped him to get back on track again I am sure he can beat James but there were for sure easier first round opponents to choose from... well but still better than Federer or Del Potro

and another Kiwi-Tomas double

(1) NESTOR, Daniel CAN/ZIMONJIC, Nenad SRB v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE/KIEFER, Nicolas GER
PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER/PEYA, Alexander AUT v NALBANDIAN, David ARG/SCHWANK, Eduardo ARG

(3) DLOUHY, Lukas CZE/PAES, Leander IND v MELZER, Jurgen AUT/PERRY, Todd AUS
(WC) ALLEGRO, Yves SUI/SCHERRER, Jean-Claude SUI v KAS, Christopher GER/KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER

BLAKE, James USA/REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v (WC) LAMMER, Michael SUI/SADECKY, Alexander SUI
ACASUSO, Jose ARG/CALLERI, Agustin ARG v (4) FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz POL/MATKOWSKI, Marcin POL

HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP/MONTANES, Albert ESP v KERR, Jordan AUS/NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP/LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v (2) BHUPATHI, Mahesh IND/KNOWLES, Mark BAH

Yappa
10-21-2008, 11:19 PM
At least we should be able to follow his match live on Eurosport.

JMG
10-21-2008, 11:34 PM
He got one of his rare good doubles wins. 64 76 over Nestor/Zimonjic.

kiwi10is
10-22-2008, 04:11 PM
yes very nice win!! Hope he will have anotherone today!!

JMG
10-22-2008, 06:23 PM
Kiwi started the match with a foot fault, so already after 3 seconds this linesman got his first angry look from Kiwi. :yeah:

JMG
10-23-2008, 06:03 PM
Against Blake I only saw the first set and expected him to win from there. :shrug:

Nalbandian/Schwank d. Berdych/Kiefer 6-3 6-4

In this match I saw the second set and I must say that Berdych looked like the much better player. There is a reason why Kiwi doesn't win much in doubles.

kiwi10is
10-23-2008, 06:40 PM
you found a stream for this??? WOW
At least Kiwi got another match...
Now up to Bercy. Draw will be made 6:30 PM tomorrow and can be watched live on the tournament website!! Let's keep our fingers crossed for a better draw!!

NicolasKiefer44
10-26-2008, 04:09 PM
He should have beaten Blake in straight sets. Darn.

Yappa
10-26-2008, 09:25 PM
He's up against Karlovic tomorrow morning. He won the last 3 matches (out of 4), so I hope that we won't have to witness another first round loss. Enough already. Though a 3rd TB loss against a server like Karlovic isn't that unlikely. :(
Nalbandian is waiting in R2.

Yappa
10-27-2008, 07:52 PM
6:4, 7:5. It was clearer than the score suggests. Apart from one game in the 2nd set, it was smooth sailing. The serve stats are impressive.
29/30 (97%) 1st serve points and 15/18 (83%) 2nd serve points won. :yeah:
Same goes for the return.

kiwi10is
10-27-2008, 08:07 PM
Karlovic won only 4 points on Kiwi's serve! Amazing!! Well done Kiwi!!!

Yappa
10-27-2008, 10:00 PM
For a highlights video of today's match, see http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7782168&postcount=67

Neely
10-27-2008, 11:08 PM
6:4, 7:5. It was clearer than the score suggests. Apart from one game in the 2nd set, it was smooth sailing. The serve stats are impressive.
29/30 (97%) 1st serve points and 15/18 (83%) 2nd serve points won. :yeah:
Same goes for the return.
Very impressive, yes!

He has beaten Nalbandian already, I hope he has a good day and beats him again! :bounce:

COOOME ON Kiwi! A final good tournamet to finish the season would be nice!

Yappa
10-29-2008, 05:25 PM
He lost 6:7, 3:6.
I saw the score by accident when I went to the ATP Site to launch the Live Scoreboard. Guess I won't watch my stream recording when I am back home, since I already know the (sad) result now. :sad:

kiwi10is
10-29-2008, 06:21 PM
He lost 6:7, 3:6.
I saw the score by accident when I went to the ATP Site to launch the Live Scoreboard. Guess I won't watch my stream recording when I am back home, since I already know the (sad) result now. :sad:

I think it is worth watching... word on the street says he played amazing volleys...

At least it was a close match

kiwi10is
04-11-2009, 01:31 PM
and Clay again. Finally a better draw.. first round Qualifier and 2nd round Simon... Keep your fingers crossed...
doubles draw will be made at 6 pm tonight. Kiwi will play with Cilic

JMG
04-12-2009, 10:35 PM
M Cilic (CRO) / N Kiefer (GER) d N Almagro (ESP) / D Ferrer (ESP) 46 76(3) 10-8

According to the scoreboard, at 7-7 in the match tiebreak Kiefer hit a double fault, followed by back-to-back double faults by Almagro. :lol:

kiwi10is
04-13-2009, 10:11 AM
and the total points result was 73-73 :ignore:

Euroquitter
04-13-2009, 04:42 PM
Kiefer lost to Beck 61 67 46

kiwi10is
04-13-2009, 06:16 PM
Kiefer lost to Beck 61 67 46

:banghead::banghead: finally a good draw and he loses to Beck

JMG
04-17-2009, 12:15 PM
They always turn the cameras off for doubles or what? :rolleyes:

kiwi10is
04-25-2009, 12:48 PM
Rome: 1st round qualifier 2nd round Murray...:banghead::banghead: will he ever get a lucky draw??? I don't think so...

JMG
04-26-2009, 06:44 PM
But he got a very good draw in MC, can't get much better.

kiwi10is
04-26-2009, 07:26 PM
true but he messed it up....

in Rome of course he got the No 1 qualifier... Juan Monaco... :banghead:

JMG
04-30-2009, 09:05 AM
Another embarrassing defeat, Berdych/Kiefer lost to Cipolla/Fognini 6-7(2) 4-6. :speakles: Based on their talent you would expect a bit more from them, but they always lose early it seems.

kiwi10is
05-06-2009, 08:40 PM
videos from his pressconferences ...only German though http://www.bmwopen.de/turnier/bmwopen-tv/

JMG
05-10-2009, 04:39 PM
Another poor result against Robredo.

From 6-3 and triple bp up to 6-3 2-6 0-5. :o

kiwi10is
05-10-2009, 06:25 PM
I didn't expect him to win against Robredo on clay in Spain anyway. Robredo already won 2 titles on clay this year. I think winning the first set is a good result. At least Kiwi seems to be healthy. Two more tournaments and he can regain confidence on grass. I hope he will stay healthy until then.

kiwi10is
05-12-2009, 06:39 PM
and out of doubles ... Kiwi has a hip injury

darkdesigns
05-15-2009, 08:40 PM
and out of doubles ... Kiwi has a hip injury

That's too bad. Would he be able to play at Roland Garros?

Nicolas Kiefer Profile (http://www.allsportspeople.com/tennis/people/Nicolas_Kiefer)

kiwi10is
05-15-2009, 09:46 PM
That's too bad. Would he be able to play at Roland Garros?

Nicolas Kiefer Profile (http://www.allsportspeople.com/tennis/people/Nicolas_Kiefer)

I think he will. He travelled to Düsseldorf today for World Team Cup and didn't mention the injury. So I guess he is fit. I will be there from tomorrow on and will keep you updated

JMG
05-27-2009, 09:47 PM
He played good tennis in the 2nd and 4th set. Basically the only 2 sets I saw today.

JMG
05-28-2009, 09:51 AM
btw Unfriendly handshake by Kiwi yesterday. He didn't even wait a the net for Ferrer.

JMG
06-07-2009, 09:19 PM
Of course I've missed the whole coverage of the exhibition today on DSF. :(

Caio_Brasil
06-09-2009, 02:02 AM
Good luck for Kiwi in Halle :yeah:

Caio_Brasil
06-10-2009, 03:13 AM
6-2 6-1 over Troicki :worship:

Vamos.

JMG
04-27-2010, 06:33 PM
I closed the stream after a few games and just watched some points from time to time after that. It was awful. Hopefully he can give a match next week, although Brands would be one of the best draws there.

Filo V.
05-07-2010, 02:10 AM
Nicolas played Greul this week in Munich in R1 and lost 5-7 2-6 on Tuesday. He played erratically and struggled returning Gruel's first serve, and the heavy conditions didn't help. These are his first weeks back so too much should not be expected.

His next scheduled tournament is Madrid qualifying, starting Saturday. Lets hope for a good draw and result for Kiwi!

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 05:56 AM
Here is his draw for Madrid qualifying:

(3) GIRALDO, Santiago COL v SIDORENKO, Alexandre FRA
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v (12) VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA

Unfortunately two of my favorite guys are paired together :sad:

I really thought Kiwi could at least win one match in the qualifying and gain 16 valuable ranking points, but it probably isn't going to happen and I definitely can't see him beating Giraldo. But, it's early in the comeback so no depression yet. Hopefully he can find some form quick and surprise. Good luck!

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 01:55 PM
Kiwi lost 4-6 2-6. He barely won points on return; Volandri won all but 7 service points, and he is one of the worst servers in the top 150. Obviously his reactions are off because he's had returning issues in all of his matches. Also his timing has been off in the matches I've seen him.

It's too bad he got placed with Volandri because he could have beaten other players in the draw. At this point the chances of him making to the MD of the French are very slim, he simply doesn't have enough match practice or toughness. Hopefully he can win a match at least for his ranking and also to gain some winning confidence, and maybe that will help him get on a positive run.

JMG
05-10-2010, 10:07 AM
This looked really bad. :o Even against one of the weakest servers he couldn't do anything.

NicolasKiefer44
05-11-2010, 12:09 AM
I'm quite shocked at the score actually. Why didn't he get a wild card?

misty1
06-08-2010, 01:03 PM
kiwi has a chance to win his match against youzhny right now

4-6, 6-1 and on match point in the 3rd

but youzhny fights it off

here's another match point

takes it!

gsm kiwi 4-6, 6-1, 7-5

misty1
06-09-2010, 04:08 PM
lost the first set to andreas beck 2-6

up 4-3 in the 2nd

has 15-30 on beck's serve

15-40

kiwi gets the break after a double fault from andreas beck

5-3, he will serve for the 2nd set

misty1
06-09-2010, 04:19 PM
to spite firing double fault #'s 6 and 7 he also fires ace #'s 8 and 9

takes the set 6-3

misty1
06-09-2010, 04:52 PM
was up 3-1 over beck in the 3rd but double fault # 9 gave beck the break for 3-3 and then beck held at love

kiwi now down 3-4 in the 3rd

0-15 on serve

0-30

15-30 with ace # 13

30-30

40-30

holds for 4-4

misty1
06-09-2010, 05:02 PM
beck holds 40-15 for 5-4, kiwi serving to stay alive

15-0 with ace # 14

30-0

40-0

safe hold for 5-5

misty1
06-09-2010, 05:19 PM
tiebreak time!

1-0 beck

2-0 beck

2-1 beck

3-1 beck

4-1 beck

4-2 beck

4-3 beck

5-3 beck

6-3 beck:sad:

6-4 beck

7-4

kiwi loses 2-6, 6-3, 6-7:sad:

NicolasKiefer44
06-12-2010, 02:49 PM
A good fighting spirit. Hopefully Kiwi can get some good matches in on grass this year. :)

knight_ley
06-18-2010, 03:31 AM
Does anyone know if Kiwi is planning on going to Wimbledon??

JMG
06-18-2010, 06:33 AM
Sure he is.

He lost both his exhibition matches this week, 4-6 2-6 to Monfils and 6-7 1-6 to Kohlschreiber. Doesn't look good, but maybe he gets a good Wimbledon draw later today.

misty1
06-18-2010, 02:58 PM
those are just exhibition matches though, players just use them for match practice

..he drew ferrer in round one

NicolasKiefer44
06-20-2010, 02:26 PM
He can beat Ferrer.

Yappa
06-21-2010, 04:26 AM
Hope he does.

The Hooded Claw
06-21-2010, 02:35 PM
Not an easy draw, let's hope Kiwi can take advantage of the fact that Ferrer hasn't played a grass court warm up.

misty1
06-22-2010, 02:44 PM
he's not earned a single point on return in ferrer's opening 2 service games

misty1
06-22-2010, 02:53 PM
gets ferrer to deuce on his last service game but ferrer held for 3-2

now 0-30 on kiwi's serve

30-40

phew, he holds though

3-3

misty1
06-22-2010, 03:12 PM
kiwi down 4-5, pressure on to hold here

0-15

0-30

15-40

broken:sad:

ferrer takes the first set 6-4

misty1
06-22-2010, 03:34 PM
down 2-3 in the 2nd set facing break point

and he's broken

ferrer leads 4-2

misty1
06-22-2010, 03:42 PM
ferrer takes the second set

6-4, 6-2

misty1
06-22-2010, 04:15 PM
ferrer broke for 5-3, serving for the match now

15-15

40-15

40-30

gsm ferrer

6-4, 6-2, 6-3

knight_ley
06-22-2010, 05:23 PM
:sad:

JMG
07-18-2010, 12:07 PM
There was a live interview on tennislive.tv moments ago during the Bundesliga match between Düsseldorf and Halle. It sounded to me like he will only play in the league in the upcoming weeks. :-/ Last week he beat an unranked guy only 2-6 6-2 10-7. Today the team captain didn't even give him a singles spot. :o

It seems only this exhibition he plays in Kitzbühel on 31/7 is on his calendar. He will drop in the ranking big time now after Stuttgart, I wonder why he didn't even try to earn some point the last few weeks. Because now I guess he won't even make the US Open quali list.

NicolasKiefer44
07-18-2010, 02:05 PM
There was a live interview on tennislive.tv moments ago during the Bundesliga match between Düsseldorf and Halle. It sounded to me like he will only play in the league in the upcoming weeks. :-/ Last week he beat an unranked guy only 2-6 6-2 10-7. Today the team captain didn't even give him a singles spot. :o

It seems only this exhibition he plays in Kitzbühel on 31/7 is on his calendar. He will drop in the ranking big time now after Stuttgart, I wonder why he didn't even try to earn some point the last few weeks. Because now I guess he won't even make the US Open quali list.

Wow. :sad:
Things seeemed to be looking good too. Beating Youzhny was such a good win in Halle.

NicolasKiefer44
07-18-2010, 02:06 PM
:sad:

Hi Mary! Thanks for the pic.

misty1
07-19-2010, 10:30 PM
what's his thinking?

Reenchen
07-22-2010, 07:59 AM
what's his thinking?

In an article on "Kicker Online" he says that he definitely won't play any tournaments until after the birth of the baby and that he doesn't know yet what he's going to do about his tennis career after the baby is born.

http://www.kicker.de/news/tennis/startseite/540162/artikel_Kiwi-macht-Pause-wegen-des-Fruechtchens.html