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Kiwi on tour in USA!!! (next stop: Cincy)

kiwi10is
03-01-2008, 07:48 AM
First stop LAS VEGAS

(1) Fernando Gonzalez v Dudi Sela
Sergio Roitman v Evgeny Korolev
Qualifier v (WC) John Isner
Qualifier v (6) Michael Llodra

(3) Marcos Baghdatis v Vince Spadea
(WC) Robby Ginepri v Xavier Malisse
Nicolas Massu v Ernests Gulbis
Qualifier v (7) Robin Soderling

(5) Potito Starace v Carlos Berlocq
Qualifier v Jurgen Melzer
Victor Hanescu v Qualifier
Thomas Johansson v (4)Guillermo Canas

(8) Nicolas Kiefer v Benjamin Becker
Sam Querrey v Sebastien Grosjean
Julien Benneteau v Jonas Bjorkman
(WC) Marat Safin v (2) Lleyton Hewitt

He should win against Becker... and I am sure Grosjean or Querrey is possible, too... Hewitt or Safin?? Why not... I am curious to see if this 5 week practice helped to improve again!!

But Safin-Hewitt first round in a draw like that :haha:

ZackBusner
03-01-2008, 10:38 AM
First round looks easy. But considering that most of the best players are in Dubai this week , this is really a hard draw.

georgekuo1017
03-01-2008, 01:37 PM
good luck

Yappa
03-01-2008, 02:31 PM
Yeah, I hope that Becker won't cause another upset, after having defeated Haas.

Grosjean, Querrey and both former #1's are all tough opponents, though I expect Hewitt to win against Safin.

So other than winning the first match, I don't expect anything.

zveeen
03-01-2008, 08:20 PM
good luck Kiwi :)

JMG
03-02-2008, 10:11 AM
Kiefer/Melzer - (3)Benneteau/Llodra

:yeah:

NicolasKiefer44
03-02-2008, 02:23 PM
I hope the tennis channel indulges us with some Kiwi action.

Yappa
03-03-2008, 12:49 AM
Not on Monday. He'll play his match not before 12 pm on Stadium 2.

But considering the other matches, it's not that surprising.
Good luck, Kiefer.

kiwifan80
03-03-2008, 02:26 AM
It's nice to see him back can't wait for pics of him during the first round. Hopefully he'll play well. Good Luck!!!!!!!!

kiwi10is
03-03-2008, 03:19 PM
Becker told on his website that he feels tired and would have withdrawn from Las Vegas but the ATP Rules say he has to play. Sounds good for kiwi

Yappa
03-03-2008, 06:19 PM
Sorry to hear that, but it's not like he was the favorite to win, anyways. Maybe he'll retire after losing a couple of games.

Resultswise, this has been pretty disappointing day so far, so I hope that Kiwi saves it.

Neely
03-03-2008, 06:48 PM
It's really uncertain for me what to think of this match because Kiwi didn't play for such a long time.

I hope for a good start :yeah:

JMG
03-03-2008, 09:34 PM
Damn, did he borrow Coria's serve for this match? :shrug:

At least the last two service games were okay. Maybe another weak baseliner (Querrey) is waiting now, but I think Grosjean will win tonight.

Yappa
03-03-2008, 09:45 PM
Yeah, too many rebreaks for Benni, but at least Kiwi always managed to break again and also saved a couple of bp's.

Anyways, 6:4, 6:3. :yeah: Thanks for saving the day. :)

Neely
03-03-2008, 09:48 PM
Good that he at least won this the first round :)

Next one will be harder, Grosjean should be harder to beat than Querrey.

JMG
03-04-2008, 01:39 AM
He keeps losing in doubles.

Benneteau/Llodra d. Kiefer/Melzer 6-7(6) 6-4 10-4

Yappa
03-04-2008, 11:59 AM
Merited loss. They only had one bp, while their opponents had eight. But you would have thought, that with Melzer as doubles partner, they should have been able to win that match. Guess I underestimated Benneteau's doubles skills.

Positive news:
Querrey defeated Grosjean, which should increase Kiwi's chances to reach the next round (I only said "increase" not "guarantee", okay? ;) ).

zveeen
03-04-2008, 01:37 PM
well done Kiwi... :)

on eurosport they said that Kiwi will play doubles with Kohlschreiber in Miami and Indian Wells... :)

nice team! :)

Neely
03-04-2008, 02:27 PM
Going to be interesting to see how he will do with Kohlschreiber in his first attemps. I really have no idea :confused:

kiwi10is
03-04-2008, 02:31 PM
Merited loss. They only had one bp, while their opponents had eight. But you would have thought, that with Melzer as doubles partner, they should have been able to win that match. Guess I underestimated Benneteau's doubles skills.

Positive news:
Querrey defeated Grosjean, which should increase Kiwi's chances to reach the next round (I only said "increase" not "guarantee", okay? ;) ).

Llodra won Wimbledon and was finalist in Australia with Clement in doubles... So I think losing in 3 sets against one of the top doubles players is ok...

Playing double with Kohli in Indian Wells and Miami should give Kühnen something to think I guess... Hope they get along well and can play Olympia together

Yappa
03-04-2008, 03:46 PM
Llodra won Wimbledon and was finalist in Australia with Clement in doubles... So I think losing in 3 sets against one of the top doubles players is ok...

Sure is. Just that Melzer is also a decent doubles player, while I didn't know much about Benneteau, when it comes to the doubles competition.


Playing double with Kohli in Indian Wells and Miami should give Kühnen something to think I guess... Hope they get along well and can play Olympia together

I don't expect them go very far, to be honest. Of course it would be nice to be proven wrong.

Yappa
03-05-2008, 02:28 PM
3rd match on CC tonight, so those with TTC should be able to see him win, hopefully.
I accept a loss against Hewitt, but it would be really nice if he defeated Querrey. Come on, Kiwi. :)

JMG
03-05-2008, 02:38 PM
Sure is. Just that Melzer is also a decent doubles player, while I didn't know much about Benneteau, when it comes to the doubles competition.

Benneteau is better in doubles than in singles for sure, but I was still hoping for a win. I'm a bit skeptical about Kiwi's doubles skills, not sure whether he deserves to play the Olympics to be honest.

Yappa
03-05-2008, 11:00 PM
Kiwi is getting murdered by Querrey. :sad:
3:6, 1:4

JMG
03-05-2008, 11:11 PM
Worst career loss for Kiwi I would say. :help: I've never seen such a bad 1st serve win % for him and Querrey is not exactly a good returner. :confused:

Neely
03-05-2008, 11:28 PM
Unrealy, this really looked piss weak from watching the scoreboard :help: :crazy:

Kiwi allowed Querrey to go 5/6 on break points, too :o


:banghead: really seemed to be very weak, did somebody watch this murder?

Yappa
03-06-2008, 10:27 AM
And Hewitt lost too.
Kinda of a wasted opportunity...
Well, I'll keep my expectations low for the following two tournaments.

zveeen
03-06-2008, 05:18 PM
Kiwi :(

kiwifan80
03-07-2008, 03:24 AM
:(

Yappa
03-10-2008, 01:20 AM
If it's any consolation, Kiwi lost against the winner of the tournament.
Let's hope for a good draw in IW without any of the top players in the first two rounds

JMG
03-10-2008, 01:29 AM
I hope he feels guilty for letting this mug win a tournament. :help:

btw in doubles he lost to the winners too ;)

Neely
03-10-2008, 06:18 PM
Yes, but that Querrey won the tournament is only a little consolation now. Otherwise, I would say he wasted a big chance because except Canas he would have been the favourite to win this tournament from the quarterfinals on because the field was weakened a lot.

And next time he plays a good optional tournament, he is probably with Blake and Stepanek in the semis again (like in LA).


In hindsight, this is one hell of a wasted chance! :banghead:

Yappa
03-11-2008, 10:41 PM
Kiwi's IW draw is not that bad, actually. First Sela, followed by Tsonga instead of a top 10 player and then possibly Mathieu. Not saying, that he'll win all these 3 matches, which he probably won't, but it could have been a lot worse.
Let's hope that he at least manages to reach the 2nd round.

Neely
03-12-2008, 02:37 PM
Yes, there could be many worse draws than this! :yeah: I would hope he can do something with them, but we just don't know in what form he will show up there :crazy: :p

kiwi10is
03-12-2008, 07:17 PM
he won against Sela and Mathieu last year and I am not sure but I think Tsonga was a one-hit-wonder...

JMG
03-13-2008, 11:25 AM
Davydenko/Kiefer vs Berdych/Dlouhy

That means he's underdog again. I would be surprised if they won it.

DanielHU
03-13-2008, 11:57 AM
I think he also won against Tsonga last year?
But the loss against Querrey is not too promising:-(

zveeen
03-13-2008, 12:01 PM
I thought he wanted to play with Kohlschreiber...
Berdych/Kiefer would have been the better choice.....

JMG
03-13-2008, 12:10 PM
Cut-Off = 61
Kiwi/Kohl = 76

So Davydenko was a good option for Kiwi, although he isn't a good doubles player.

kiwi10is
03-13-2008, 04:11 PM
Cut-Off = 61
Kiwi/Kohl = 76

So Davydenko was a good option for Kiwi, although he isn't a good doubles player.

better playing with Davydenko than not playing at all. He needs matches to get back into shape. I am sure there will be another chance to play doubles with Kohli.

Yappa
03-13-2008, 08:51 PM
True, since it looks like he'll lose against Sela. After losing the first set, he wasted a SP in the 2nd set and Sela got the rebreak. :rolleyes:

EDIT:

He's leading 5:2 in the TB. Let's see if he finally manages to win the set.

He wins the TB with 7:4.
The way this goes, it does't really good for him, even if he wins the match...

EDIT 2:

Yep, it's over. With Sela serving first, I didn't expect anything else, anyways. Too many 3rd set losses for german players these days.

JMG
03-13-2008, 09:51 PM
Pathetic Kiwi :help:

Maybe he can win a match in Sunrise.

I still think he is the only one who has the potential to beat Ferrer, so that it wouldn't make sense to nominate someone else, but Kühnen won't think like that I guess.

kfh_9118
03-13-2008, 10:52 PM
:help: terrible lost :fiery:

Neely
03-14-2008, 12:57 AM
:( holy shit! really disappointing :banghead: :banghead: Of course is Sela a much better player than maybe two or three years ago, but still this match should be clearly considered as win-"able".

And WTF, I couldn't follow it online or any other way, but if I just look at the stats now... a mere 4(!) return points on Sela's serve in the third set? Unreal :timebomb: :timebomb:


Damn, I hope he gets it going at least in the Sunrise Challenger :rolleyes: At least he entered, better than waiting until Miami then.

Yappa
03-14-2008, 02:01 AM
I still think he is the only one who has the potential to beat Ferrer, so that it wouldn't make sense to nominate someone else, but Kühnen won't think like that I guess.

True. And both Berrer and Becker can increase their chances for the DC now, since Haas is doubtful.

It would really suck to neither see Haas nor Kiefer in Bremen. Might as well burn my DC tickets then. :mad:

kiwi10is
03-14-2008, 06:33 AM
It would really suck to neither see Haas nor Kiefer in Bremen. Might as well burn my DC tickets then. :mad:

That was exactly my problem in Braunschweig. I was so sure Kiwi would play. This time I wait for Kühnen to choose the players and if I know that Kiwi will play I will buy tickets... if not I will just watch it on TV.
Well.. I hope Kiwi will not lose time with the doubles now but go to Sunrise in time. Draw will be made on Monday, maindraw starts on Tuesday. As long as he doesn't lose faith now he can still be back in time for the Davis Cup. I am still 100 % sure that he is much better than Becker and Berrer or who ever Kühnen will think of...

Neely
03-14-2008, 10:45 AM
I am still 100 % sure that he is much better than Becker and Berrer or who ever Kühnen will think of...
Yes, but I think Kiwi needs an exclamation mark to "sich aufdrängen" that Kühnen takes notice of him and to increase pressure on Kühnen if he doesn't nominate Kiwi. If Kiwi has nothing but weak results, Kühnen has an easy job to argue why Kiwi is not with the team (example: "he is still not fit after his little injury this season, I trust the players without injury problems then, Berrer had a good showing against Roddick at Melbourne" :lol:) But if Kiwi now suddenly would have a quarterfinal at Miami, this would be a lot harder.

kiwi10is
03-14-2008, 12:23 PM
I guess Kiwi's problem is to get back to where he was right now. I don't think he is thinking about the Davis Cup. I hope he can get out of this... :-(

JMG
03-15-2008, 12:48 AM
Davydenko/Kiefer d. Berdych/Dlouhy 6-4 7-6(3) :eek:

kiwi10is
03-15-2008, 12:50 AM
and Kiwi served strong!!! He finally found his first serve again!!! I hope it gives him confidence

no Sunrise Challenger for Kiwi... since Buphati-Knowles are not scheduled to play today Kiwi and Davydenko will play their 2nd round doubles match on Monday which means Kiwi will be withdrawn from the Sunrise acceptance list... :-(

JMG
03-18-2008, 11:32 PM
In both sets they were break down early in the set, came back, but got broken again.

3-6 4-6

Yappa
03-24-2008, 08:51 PM
The Miami draw is out.
And it's Kiefer vs Haas in first round. :rolleyes:
Since I have tickets for Bremen, I really don't know for whom I should root. :sad:

The best I can hope for, is a close match, so that the loss doesn't greatly effect the DC chances (or the will to play) of both players.
I'd really love to see the match, since I don't remember if I ever saw them playing against each other.

kiwi10is
03-24-2008, 09:09 PM
The Miami draw is out.
And it's Kiefer vs Haas in first round. :rolleyes:
Since I have tickets for Bremen, I really don't know for whom I should root. :sad:

The best I can hope for, is a close match, so that the loss doesn't greatly effect the DC chances (or the will to play) of both players.
I'd really love to see the match, since I don't remember if I ever saw them playing against each other.

cheer for Kiwi.... Tommy had his highlight in Indian Wells... :worship:

Yappa
03-24-2008, 09:32 PM
Yeah, that's true. I just hope that Haas is ready to play for Germany, no matter what happens. Imagine what happened if Kiwi were to defeat Nadal. ;)

kiwi10is
03-24-2008, 09:57 PM
I'd open a bottle of Champagne and drink it all at once for sure!!! Kiwi deserves a win like that. But beating Haas would be a reason to celebrate for sure!!! Let's be honest... Haas is in the team for sure... but if Kiwi wins this match he would be in, too

Edit: how can I change the title of this thread?? should be "Next Stop Miami now"

zveeen
03-25-2008, 12:40 AM
kick his ass Kiwi :)

double klick on the thread name and you can write it new :)

kiwi10is
03-25-2008, 04:27 PM
double klick on the thread name and you can write it new :)

Thank you!!! :wavey:

kiwi10is
03-26-2008, 08:08 PM
Haas withdrew! Kiwi will play Lucky Loser Guillermo Garcia Lopez.. same time same place better chance!!!!!

Yappa
03-26-2008, 08:16 PM
We better win this match. If even Becker can defeat him, then Kiwi should handle him easily. I had enough disappointments for a while.

kiwi10is
03-26-2008, 08:42 PM
at least you know which player you need to support now ;-)

Yappa
03-26-2008, 09:41 PM
Ehehehe, indeed. :D

kfh_9118
03-27-2008, 03:12 AM
Kiwi lost the first set :help:

what's up with him lately, keep losing match he should have won easily :fiery:

zveeen
03-27-2008, 06:28 AM
Kiwi won 4:6 7:6 6:4 he saved 2 matchpoints :)

JMG
03-27-2008, 11:04 AM
Again Kiefer and Kohlschreiber aren't in the doubles draw. Cut-off was 77, Kiefer/Kohlschreiber would be 78. So if they really signed up together, they would be first alt at least.

Yappa
03-27-2008, 11:28 AM
Kiwi won 4:6 7:6 6:4 he saved 2 matchpoints :)

Oh man, close one. Hopefully, this will give him the necessary push to really get into gear and get past Nieminen. On a more negative, realistic note though, I don' see it happen. :(

Again Kiefer and Kohlschreiber aren't in the doubles draw. Cut-off was 77, Kiefer/Kohlschreiber would be 78. So if they really signed up together, they would be first alt at least.

Guess we won't know until a doubles team withdraws. Too bad, really.

Neely
03-27-2008, 02:40 PM
Phew, at least a win! :rocker2: I was very glad as I saw the result today morning :)

Nieminen in average good form will be more difficult...

kiwi10is
03-27-2008, 04:06 PM
I must admit I went to bed at 46 24 when he had only won 8 returnpoints. I thought a break would be impossible... what I surprise when I got up today and checked the result!! He is a great fighter and I think this was what he needed to get back on track

kiwi10is
03-28-2008, 06:35 AM
Kiwi-Nieminen 2nd match after 10 AM on court 3!! Fingers crossed

JMG
03-28-2008, 06:28 PM
Finally a match with impressive service stats and even against a good returner. :clap2:

Yappa
03-28-2008, 06:39 PM
WTF Kiefer! :worship:
I know that Nieminen isn't in top shape, but to win with such a score is truly impressive nevertheless. :yeah:
Especially saving those 5 rebreak chances, which could have really changed a lot.

kiwi10is
03-28-2008, 07:31 PM
63 62 was just amazing. First serve is back!!!!! This is our Kiwi!!! What a match and Kühnen was there watching every minute of it!!!

zveeen
03-28-2008, 08:27 PM
Well done Kiwi :)

Yappa
03-28-2008, 08:38 PM
63 62 was just amazing. First serve is back!!!!! This is our Kiwi!!! What a match and Kühnen was there watching every minute of it!!!
I am pretty sure I read somewhere that, after Haas withdrew, Kuehnen took the first flight back to Germany. He didn't even stay to follow the match against GGL.
;)

kiwi10is
03-28-2008, 08:50 PM
I am pretty sure I read somewhere that, after Haas withdrew, Kuehnen took the first flight back to Germany. He didn't even stay to follow the match against GGL.
;)

he watched the GGL match and he was watching today... I have a friend who was watching both matches ;)

Yappa
03-28-2008, 09:27 PM
Really? Will you be able to ask him/her, about how well Kiwi played?

kiwi10is
03-28-2008, 09:40 PM
Really? Will you be able to ask him/her, about how well Kiwi played?

she said if Kiwi will play like this he has a chance to beat Rafa... everything was just perfekt today. Nearly no unforced errors. She talked to Kiwi this morning and he was very confident and felt relieved after his first round win:wavey:

Neely
03-28-2008, 10:49 PM
As most of us said already today: surprisingly good score today! :yeah:

Against Rafa (leading a set and double break currently) at least one advantage is that he is on a bigger court and maybe we can watch it online somewhere then :)

knight_ley
03-28-2008, 10:50 PM
:dance: kiwi!

zethand
03-29-2008, 04:03 AM
Truly nice! I hope he can play a good tournament :D

kiwi10is
03-30-2008, 12:32 AM
3rd match after 1 pm on center court tomorrow!!

Yappa
03-31-2008, 01:29 AM
He lost, that's no surprise.
But if he had at least played near his best. Since that wasn't the case, I can't help feeling disappointed. :sad:

Neely
03-31-2008, 07:54 AM
I don't feel THAT disappointed to be honest. The last impression of the match was that he played the 2nd half of the 2nd set pretty well. He didn't any chance in the first set and in the 2nd set he served like crap until he got broken midway. After that, he looked to be much better in the match. Of course there were still a few too many return errors on returnable serves (on promising looks like 15-30 or 30-30) and I had the feeling he played Nadal exactly into his comfort zone on some approach shots.

kiwi10is
03-31-2008, 02:40 PM
I think he played strong but Rafa just added one of his miracle shots to every ralley. Even Rafa was very pleased with the way he played and said it was just perfect. Kiwi was not bad and if he catches Rafa on a bad day he has the power to beat him. Thats good to know

Yappa
03-31-2008, 05:37 PM
Well, then let's hope that Rafa will have such a bad day on April 11th. Because that's the day, Kiefer will probably have to face him again. Unless, Kuehnen decides also to nominate Becker, who played a close first set against the Spaniard.

JMG
03-14-2009, 11:09 AM
Hutchins/A.Murray d. Berdych/Kiefer 6-4 0-6 10-7 :rolleyes:

Reynolds is a good draw I guess and then he can finally beat Roddick in the third round.

Euroquitter
03-15-2009, 08:36 PM
Kiefer def. Reynolds 64 62 :yeah:

No problems for Kiwi, even a bit easier than expected for me, his first match on the ATP tour this year :)

Yappa
03-16-2009, 01:56 PM
Yeah, good one. :) Nothing to lose now against Roddick.

kiwi10is
03-23-2009, 09:35 PM
http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/3/en/assets/pdfs/draws/09ATP_MDS1.pdf

1st round Bye
2nd round Santoro or Qualifier
3rd round LLodra, Qualifier or Federer :-(
4th round .... be optimistic ;-)

Yappa
03-26-2009, 02:49 PM
It'll be against Santoro. He won their last two encounters, so I am mildly optimistic.

kiwi10is
03-26-2009, 04:34 PM
and what a nice doubles draw.... Bryans in first round:banghead::banghead:

el tenista
03-27-2009, 05:07 PM
Kiwi has just saved 1 MP on his own serve. 5-7 6-6

kiwi10is
03-27-2009, 06:58 PM
What a match... what a fight!!! I am soooooo glad he won this

Euroquitter
03-27-2009, 11:05 PM
Nice fight :D
at least one German who was able to win his match :rolleyes:

JMG
03-29-2009, 01:11 AM
Choke by Kiwi. DF at *6-5 40-40 (they were also 30-0 up) and they lose the first 6-7(2). :cuckoo:

JMG
08-10-2009, 11:11 PM
I have the impression that since Halle he doesn't show any emotions on court anymore. I also have the feeling he doesn't play 100% all the time. For example against Navarro it was pathetic, he played a lot of silly points as if he wants to win by playing with only 50% effort. Now in his match against Wawrinka he looked really poor again and kinda tanked. At least there weren't a lot of spectators.

Cincinnati and the US Open are the only tournaments left with direct entry. But still, in the race of 2009, he is around 85, so his chances to finish top 100 this year are still quite good if he gets to play a couple of tournaments after the US Open.

kiwi10is
08-11-2009, 03:54 PM
so his chances to finish top 100 this year are still quite good if he gets to play a couple of tournaments after the US Open.

I doubt he will get spoiled with wildcards once more so it will be a lot of hard work to get into these tournaments at all. I did some math.. right now he has 300 points secured for Australian open. He needs at least 400 more to get direct entry there.
Since he split with Sascha things just go the wrong way. Of course he has enough experience to know whats best for him but I still think he needs a coach

JMG
08-11-2009, 06:33 PM
He has 390 according to the race thread. 400 more? Shouldn't the points for rank 104 still drop a bit until the end of the year? I would say around 550 points should be enough for a direct entry to AO.

kiwi10is
08-12-2009, 04:02 PM
You have to be around top 104 to get direct entry. Right now this means something around 650 points. He has 580 points right now and he will lose 190 before the entry deadline. Means he has 390 points secured. I was wrong with that. Sorry :-( But getting nearly 300 points without direct entry to the tournaments is very hard. I hope he can collect some in Cincy and New York but taking his luck with the draws... Not a nice situation. It's a lot of work to collect so many points via challengers or qualy... I hope he will keep on fighting

JMG
08-12-2009, 10:31 PM
But don't you agree that the points to be number 104 should drop to around 550 points at the end of the season? There are still so many inflated points and the current number 100 of 2009 has only 350 points. I think 200 points will be easily enough. Just win 3 matches in New York and everything is fine. :yeah: If he wants he can finish easily top 80 or better imo.

kiwi10is
08-14-2009, 01:25 PM
The current No 100 is Karol Beck with 641 points. I never thought about the points dropping at the end of the season. Do you mean because the new ranking system? If he gets into some of these Asian tournaments somehow I am sure he will improve his ranking and I will do my best to cheer for him at US Open. Maybe it will help to get those 3 wins or more lol... Haas is having a great comeback lately so why not Kiwi. There is still this ATP Comebackplayer of the year thing. I think he deserved it for his 2007 comeback instead of Andreev. Maybe he will get the award in march :-)
I just hope he is willing to play qualification or challengers. If not his dream of London 2012 might be over soon...

JMG
08-14-2009, 11:12 PM
Yes, because of the new ranking system it still has to drop until the end of the season. In January the #100 had 940 points. ;)

There are even some attractive challengers for him maybe:
Tashkent (if he can't play Shanghai 1000), as he won an ATP title there
Salzburg (during Davis Cup final), I read they want to get big names and this tournament would still count for the AO entry list.

What I found surprising was that he's 6th alt for Bucharest. Would be a bit strange if he plays another clay tournament right before Asia.

kiwi10is
08-15-2009, 10:28 PM
I think he plays where ever they let him play.... As for the challengers at the end of this year... his chartiy event is planned for 21 or 22nd NOvember... so forget about those challengers...

NicolasKiefer44
08-17-2009, 08:13 PM
I am planning on Kiwi playing in 2010, but does he have plans for a couple more years?

ouch
09-03-2009, 06:47 PM
US Open Round 1
Kiefer def. Llodra 6-3,6-4,6-4

:)

I´ll keep my fingers crossed for his next match :angel:

Lugburz
09-05-2009, 03:26 AM
kiwi is kicking Nadal's ass atm,keep it up man !

Lugburz
09-05-2009, 03:34 AM
kiwi takes the 2nd set ! awesome display

Lugburz
09-05-2009, 03:40 PM
Jeez,kiwi showed some great tennis there,watching Nadal being driven all over the place. But with that aggressive style Kiwi's UE's were expected. Too bad this match Kiwi couldn't lead to five sets,because there would be probably much harder for Nadal. Bottom line,I'm happy for Kiefer and his pretty solid play after terrible 1st set. He really showed how Nadal can be beaten ,so good luck to Kiwi,overall great performance yesterday ;)