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Kiefer back in the top 100. Def. Youzhny 6:1, 6:3

Yappa
10-17-2007, 11:21 PM
Another loss against a german player for the russian, though this one is probably not as surprising as the defeat against Berrer in Moscow. Any comments about the quality of this match? Maybe I shouldn't watch Kiefer's match against Dr. Ivo either. ;)

Stensland
10-17-2007, 11:24 PM
did they just finish?! man, what timetable does madrid have? :eek:

ufokart
10-17-2007, 11:25 PM
Kiefer :eek:

Svetlana.
10-17-2007, 11:25 PM
Kiefer played very well and Misha :help: :smash:

Yappa
10-17-2007, 11:26 PM
did they just finish?! man, what timetable does madrid have? :eek:

Yeah, they had scheduled six matches to be played on that court. That was the last one, thankfully.

CyBorg
10-17-2007, 11:26 PM
The Russians cleary require their rest for the Davis Cup. This is all a huge mafia smokescreen.

mangoes
10-17-2007, 11:27 PM
Expected considering all the trouble the top players are having with the bye as a first round opponent.

LinkMage
10-17-2007, 11:27 PM
WTH is wrong with Youzhny these days? He had such a great start of the year. :sad:

stebs
10-17-2007, 11:28 PM
Poor old Misha. Still motivated and still working hard and still enjoying his tennis for the most part but he just can't seem to find the form he had earlier in the year.

scarecrows
10-17-2007, 11:28 PM
expected win, maybe not the scoreline

JMG found some interesting stat, the win against Wawrinka was the first for kiefer in indoors Masters since 1998

Blue Heart24
10-17-2007, 11:29 PM
Beat him Ivo :p

Neely
10-17-2007, 11:31 PM
Wow, good scoreline and this even against Youzhny who always was tough for him!

tiptop
10-17-2007, 11:33 PM
Graet win for Kiwi! :)

With that win he should have qualified for the AO (I mean for the MD without playing qualies)...

Neely
10-17-2007, 11:33 PM
expected win, maybe not the scoreline

JMG found some interesting stat, the win against Wawrinka was the first for kiefer indoors since 1998
You must have forgotten to add something very important to make this sense, or else it's very wrong and his last indoor win would have been in 2005.

stebs
10-17-2007, 11:34 PM
expected win, maybe not the scoreline

JMG found some interesting stat, the win against Wawrinka was the first for kiefer indoors since 1998

Moscow '05? :confused:

rofe
10-17-2007, 11:34 PM
Mugzhny :p

Clara Bow
10-17-2007, 11:35 PM
Misha- where is your form? :sad:

Balaenopteramusculus
10-17-2007, 11:36 PM
expected win, maybe not the scoreline

JMG found some interesting stat, the win against Wawrinka was the first for kiefer indoors since 1998
I guess you meant his first indoors win in masters series event.;) Coz I'm pretty sure he was Moscow and St Petersburg finalist two years ago.:p

JMG
10-17-2007, 11:36 PM
You must have forgotten something very important to make this sense, or else it's very wrong and his last indoor win would have been in 2005.

Indoor Masters MD win.

justClaudia
10-17-2007, 11:37 PM
good win for Kiwi :)

Voo de Mar
10-17-2007, 11:37 PM
:yeah:

SwiSha
10-17-2007, 11:39 PM
good stuff playa

scarecrows
10-17-2007, 11:39 PM
yeah, forgot to put Masters :smash:

R.Federer
10-17-2007, 11:40 PM
That's a wild ride from Top 10 to out of the Top 100 to back in it! Almost all of the German players have had these wild swings.

Neely
10-17-2007, 11:41 PM
Indoor Masters MD win.
Okay then. But even considering this possiblity of what could have been meant, 1998 sounds like too long ago and I would have never thought this.

stebs
10-17-2007, 11:49 PM
Okay then. But even considering this possiblity of what could have been meant, 1998 sounds like too long ago and I would have never thought this.

Although it is still a bizarre feat for as good a player as Kiefer it is actually only three matches.

mecir72
10-18-2007, 12:05 AM
It is a joy to watch Kiefer play like this. When he is on he sees the ball as well as anyone.

ZackBusner
10-18-2007, 12:22 AM
Okay then. But even considering this possiblity of what could have been meant, 1998 sounds like too long ago and I would have never thought this.

:eek:
Well, he hardly played any. And he lost two of that five matches by ret.

last win:
1998 Paris R64 Jan Kroslak 7-5 6-1

losses:
1999 Stuttgart R32 Andrei Pavel 5-6 ret.
2000 -
2001 Stuttgart R64 Albert Costa 6-3 0-6 6-7
........ Paris...... R64 Hicham Arazi 6-7 6-1 3-6
2002 -
2003 -
2004 -
2005 Madrid... R64 Karol Beck 2-6 1-2 ret.
........ Paris..... R64 Arnaud Clement 4-6 6-1 6-7

At least he won two indoor masters cup matches 1999 in Hanover

ReturnWinner
10-18-2007, 12:23 AM
well done Kiwi :) what a nice tournament for him, winning back to back matches in straight sets against two very good players like Wawrinka and Youznhy are

ChinoRios4Ever
10-18-2007, 04:19 AM
good stuff Kiwi :yeah:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-18-2007, 05:45 AM
I thought the score would be tighter. :eek:
I hope you will beat Ivo!

VolandriFan
10-18-2007, 08:59 AM
Kiwi :drool:

Melekhin
10-18-2007, 09:21 AM
the worst match plaied by Misha which i have seen ever :help:

Leo
10-18-2007, 05:04 PM
Oh lord, Misha.

He really is terrible against the Germans n 2007, which is ironic because he's friends with so many of them. Maybe he's too close to them so that they all know how to play him and how to beat him - not that beating him is really difficult these days. :rolleyes: But off the top of my head he's lost twice to Kohlschreiber in big matches (Munich F, USO 2R), once to Mayer, once to Berrer, and now once to Kiefer. Don't think he's played Haas. But at least he beat what's his name in Davis Cup... Petzschner? :tape:

JMG
10-18-2007, 05:23 PM
Oh lord, Misha.

He really is terrible against the Germans n 2007, which is ironic because he's friends with so many of them. Maybe he's too close to them so that they all know how to play him and how to beat him - not that beating him is really difficult these days. :rolleyes: But off the top of my head he's lost twice to Kohlschreiber in big matches (Munich F, USO 2R), once to Mayer, once to Berrer, and now once to Kiefer. Don't think he's played Haas. But at least he beat what's his name in Davis Cup... Petzschner? :tape:

:rolleyes:

Don't act like an idiot. Petzschner is much better than Berrer and Mayer. Wins over Petzschner are quality wins, although he had a bad day against Youzhny.