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kiwi10is
01-12-2008, 10:15 AM
First round Kiefer-Ferrero not scheduled for Monday so Kiwi will get another day's "rest" for his ankle

Kiwi can do what Kohli can, don't you think? And Kohli beat Ferrero in Auckland's final today!!!

btw Ferrero will be drunk all week

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9113/aucklandfinal08os9.jpg

Yappa
01-12-2008, 02:53 PM
One more day of rest sounds good, since I've gotten pessimistic due to all those Haas and Kiefer pullouts.

Ferrero played pretty well, apart from a few mishits at crucial times, and lost against a very inform Kohlschreiber.

zveeen
01-13-2008, 11:05 AM
good luck Kiwi! :)

zethand
01-13-2008, 11:07 PM
I think he can beat Ferrero in straight sets! Go kiwi!

zveeen
01-14-2008, 02:32 PM
is court 6 a showcourt?

Yappa
01-14-2008, 03:36 PM
No, it's not, but it does have cameras on it. Seems that not all courts with cameras are called showcourts. At least according to the commentators. But I don't expect to see anything of his match on Eurosport, since, unlike the US Open coverage, there's no focus on german matches. Your best bet is the Eurosport Pay Stream.

zveeen
01-14-2008, 06:38 PM
damnit! :mad:

TommyB.
01-15-2008, 08:53 AM
Kiwi lost in straight sets. :awww:

JMG
01-15-2008, 10:04 AM
Yes, piss poor from him. :(

His next tournament is only in 5-6 weeks or did I miss his name somewhere? :rolleyes:

kiwi10is
01-15-2008, 04:31 PM
next on his schedule is Indian Wells but the acceptance list for Dubai or Las Vegas is not out yet...

16681
01-15-2008, 04:55 PM
Poor Kiwi :sad: And Tommy is hurt again :sad: But at least some of the other German players are doing well :)

Yappa
01-15-2008, 05:29 PM
That sucked. :(
I wonder, if he really felt okay.

kiwi10is
01-15-2008, 06:25 PM
That sucked. :(
I wonder, if he really felt okay.

They said on eurosport that he has a light shoulderinjury ("Schulterverspannung") and got treatment before the match. I know that he wasn't practicing yesterday... maybe because of that... But if he started this match the injury wasn't serious. He is very careful with such things lately. More concerned I am about his quote about the Davis Cup "I don't think I will be a big help"... how demoralized is he that he thinks he is not good enough to beat a Korean player who knows clay only from Future tournaments??? Maybe this quote was only from the first disappointment.... he will talk to Patrik Kühnen about it tomorrow... let's hope for the best:confused:

kfh_9118
01-15-2008, 09:38 PM
I saw this match yesterday, so didn't understand why they didn't put this in the show court, both are well-known players. Without doubt, this court was full yesterday.

This was probably the worst I've seen Kiefer plays, of course, full credit to Ferrero who played and served extremely well. Kiwi had some chances to break in early third set, but Ferrero came with good serves most of the time to save the BPs. After got broken once, Kiwi totally gave up and lost easily.

I am disappointed he didn't even fight to stay in the match. Although he was pretty calm during the match, but it's not the Kiwi we all likes. He plays better when he gets upset or argues in the court :lol: Also, too many unforced errors from Kiwi, and his net play was terrible as well.

Oh well, maybe he was injured, who knows, it wasn't clearly showing in the match, I can only see he had no motivation at all in the match.

Again, full credit to Ferrero who plays extremely well :yeah:

kiwifan80
01-16-2008, 04:41 PM
I saw this match yesterday, so didn't understand why they didn't put this in the show court, both are well-known players. Without doubt, this court was full yesterday.

This was probably the worst I've seen Kiefer plays, of course, full credit to Ferrero who played and served extremely well. Kiwi had some chances to break in early third set, but Ferrero came with good serves most of the time to save the BPs. After got broken once, Kiwi totally gave up and lost easily.

I am disappointed he didn't even fight to stay in the match. Although he was pretty calm during the match, but it's not the Kiwi we all likes. He plays better when he gets upset or argues in the court :lol: Also, too many unforced errors from Kiwi, and his net play was terrible as well.

Oh well, maybe he was injured, who knows, it wasn't clearly showing in the match, I can only see he had no motivation at all in the match.

Again, full credit to Ferrero who plays extremely well :yeah:

Uggh.... :( hopefully he;ll rest up and be ready for his next tournament. This is one of those matches, we want to forget.

Neely
01-17-2008, 10:55 PM
Thanks for the impressions, Henry. It's always sad to see him losing like that. Especially in the end of the third set he could or did not want to go to returns landing just 2 or 3 meters next to him and just stood there watching them go by him :sad:

Really disappointing overall, but this was also a different Ferrero compared to two years ago where almost all serves of him were returnable and Kiwi himself had an awesome serving day! Ferrero looks really better in this tournament so far than in many so far in the past.

knight_ley
01-21-2008, 04:53 AM
I didn't even realize he was back... :tape:
I need my new computer. I'm out of the loop with everyone not american. :lol:

Neely
01-24-2008, 10:15 PM
I didn't even realize he was back... :tape:
No problem, he couldn't do exactly much so far this season :lol:

I hope he gets a break soon that he can play for the rest of the season without any problems and -most important- be injury-free for the Olympics.

JMG
01-06-2009, 09:17 PM
All three Germany ties are in the European night, what a bad scheduling. :help: I hope there will be a stream for the mixed this time at least.

kiwi10is
01-08-2009, 05:44 AM
Meanwhile, there was drama on the other court when German Nicolas Kiefer badly injured his ankle in his match against Dominik Hrbaty, sending the Slovak Republic into the Hopman Cup final.

Up 3-1 in the first set, Kiefer twisted his right ankle in an innocuous incident, and had to be taken off court in a wheelchair.

Obviously unable to continue, the German team had to withdraw, handing the Slovaks a berth in tomorrow's final.

kfh_9118
01-08-2009, 05:47 AM
Oh no, seems serious the injured ankle :scared: :sad: :mad:

I wonder if he can still compete in the AO or not.
Damn, I was excited already to watch him live in AO in 2 weeks time, now it might not happen :(

Yappa
01-08-2009, 08:10 AM
What the f...? I can't believe it. This sucks so much. :sad:

JMG
01-08-2009, 09:22 AM
All Hopman Cups are ending with retirements from German players it seems. :sad: I thought he already has strong tapes on his ankles for every match, so I thought we won't see those injuries again. Now the DC seems to be in danger again. :(

Björki
01-08-2009, 09:36 AM
Poor Kiwi :awww:

knight_ley
01-08-2009, 03:21 PM
:o

kiwifan80
01-08-2009, 04:04 PM
God, when is this man not injured. I feel so bad for him :( I hope he'll be ready for the AO.

kiwi10is
01-08-2009, 05:02 PM
2 torn ligaments and a cut (not torn) string. He still has a very little hope to be able to compete in the Australian Open but he also fears that he might need a surgery. He will go to Melbourne on saturday to meet with his physio Gabriel there.
For these kind of injuries the most importand first aid is to put ice on it. The earlier you put ice on it the faster it will heal later. As far as the news are telling Hrbaty was the first to help him. He made sure that Kiwi immediately gets ice on his ankle. Maybe his immediate help gave Kiwi a good chance for a quick comeback :worship::worship:
This is just so sad. What did he do to deserve so much bad luck??

Neely
01-09-2009, 01:02 AM
Oh man, horrible stuff :help:

What I don't understand is how he can think of the Australian Open at the moment :confused: Isn't a torn ligament at least 4 weeks minimum?

Damn, but sounds bad... :sad:

kiwi10is
01-09-2009, 11:20 AM
Oh man, horrible stuff :help:

What I don't understand is how he can think of the Australian Open at the moment :confused: Isn't a torn ligament at least 4 weeks minimum?

Damn, but sounds bad... :sad:

yes, should be at least 4 weeks. We don't know what the doctors told him. As far as I know you can only see how serious this injury really is after the swelling is gone which usually takes 2 days. Maybe the doctors said it looks like the ligaments are torn but it's possible that you are lucky and after 2 days we can see that they are not completely torn :confused: Hrbaty said he had a similar injury and was able to run after only one week. But Kiwi had a surgery for the same injury on that same ankle a few years ago already. I think this will make it more difficult this time. :sad:

knight_ley
01-13-2009, 07:49 AM
:o




That's basically all I can say on this.

kiwi10is
01-17-2009, 07:48 AM
He withdrew! Dieter Kindlmann took his place in the draw. I am glad he didn't take the risk. It's better to have Australian Open without Kiwi than to have 2009 without Kiwi

rrfnpump
01-17-2009, 08:47 AM
:(

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=AqS7pJ73hRQqTULFpKvZCjopv7YF?slug=reu-openkiefer&prov=reuters&type=lgns

http://i44.tinypic.com/34yw5g5.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/2h5n2bs.jpg

Yappa
01-17-2009, 11:35 AM
Oh well...you're right. Unlucky like hell. :mad:

TommyB.
01-17-2009, 03:34 PM
the neverending story, get well soon Kiwi :sad:

knight_ley
01-19-2009, 12:40 AM
Is he wearing Andy's No Compromise bracelet?

kiwi10is
01-19-2009, 04:26 AM
Is he wearing Andy's No Compromise bracelet?

no it's the bracelet from Aktion Kindertraum. Look at his website there are photos of it