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2011 Grass Season: Queens, Eastbourne

*bunny*
06-04-2011, 05:59 PM
Kei will play Queen's and Eastbourne before Wimbledon. :)

Eastbourne Main draw

Kei is in top half, No.1 seed Tsonga's quarter.
Potential R2 vs Stakhovsky! :o

[1] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA vs ISTOMIN, Denis UZB
STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs FLEMING, Colin GBR
NISHIKORI, Kei JPN vs 6 QUALIFIER/SPECIAL EXEMPT
QUALIFIER/SPECIAL EXEMPT vs [5] STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy

Full draw:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/741/mds.pdf


Queen's Main Draw

Kei is in top half, 3rd seed Wawrinka's quarter.
He will play defending champion Querrey in R1. :eek:

[4] WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI vs Bye
(WC) COX, Daniel GBR vs (WC) WARD, James GBR
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER vs Qualifier
NISHIKORI, Kei JPN vs [13] QUERREY, Sam USA

[12] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs ISTOMIN, Denis UZB
BOGOMOLOV JR., Alex USA vs KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
MANNARINO, Adrian FRA vs GULBIS, Ernests LAT
[6] SIMON, Gilles FRA vs Bye

Full draw:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/311/mds.pdf

*bunny*
06-04-2011, 06:07 PM
As you guys are aware, Kei beat Querrey in epic fashion in Delray Beach SF three years ago, saving 3 MPs.
Hope he can repeat the feat, especially since Querrey is not having a very good season. But he's the defending champion so he'll be confident on the fast grass at Queen's.

But Kei arrived early at the club and has been practicing almost all week. He has practiced with Dimitrov, Harrison and Greg Jones, according to his blog.

Good luck, Kei! :cheerleader: :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

misty1
06-05-2011, 12:27 AM
good luck kei!

chewy
06-05-2011, 08:24 AM
I can smell the grass... hope Kei can get a great start!

kinokino
06-06-2011, 01:04 AM
Good luck, Kei!:hug:

*bunny*
06-06-2011, 12:07 PM
OOP for Monday!


CENTRE start 12:30 pm
F Lopez (ESP) vs D Tursunov (RUS)
N Mahut (FRA) vs [WC] O Golding (GBR)
K Nishikori (JPN) vs [13] S Querrey (USA)
R Sweeting (USA) vs [16] I Ljubicic (CRO)
J Del Potro (ARG) / R Stepanek (CZE) vs D Nalbandian (ARG) / A Roddick (USA)

Ganbatte, Kei! :bounce:

misty1
06-06-2011, 04:00 PM
got broken right off the bat against querrey

then had 0-40 and adv. 3 times to break back and didnt :o

*bunny*
06-06-2011, 04:56 PM
Really had to convert one of those seven break points! :(

*4-4 second set. Don't get broken here!

*bunny*
06-06-2011, 05:04 PM
3-6 4-6 :o :sad: :(

Must be pretty frustrating defeat, but he had some chances and had to take them.
Better luck in Eastbourne!

I tried several streamings but they were constantly buffering or down. :(

*bunny*
06-12-2011, 12:24 PM
Kei will play qualifier in R1 at Eastbourne.
Potential R2 vs Stakhovsky again!
Hope Kei can revenge this time but Sergyi's serve would be even more dangerous on grass...

Anyway, good luck, Kei!

[1] TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA vs ISTOMIN, Denis UZB
STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs FLEMING, Colin GBR
NISHIKORI, Kei JPN vs 6 QUALIFIER/SPECIAL EXEMPT
QUALIFIER/SPECIAL EXEMPT vs [5] STAKHOVSKY, Sergiy

Full draw:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/741/mds.pdf

misty1
06-12-2011, 12:38 PM
good luck to him

*bunny*
06-14-2011, 03:42 AM
OOP for Tuesday:

COURT 3 start 11:00 am
[Q] D Young (USA) vs [WC] D Cox (GBR) - ATP
[LL] I Marchenko (UKR) vs F Gil (POR) - ATP
K Nishikori (JPN) vs [Q] E Kirillov (RUS) - ATP
G Dimitrov (BUL) / A Seppi (ITA) vs C Berlocq (ARG) / F Ferreiro (BRA) - ATP
S Devvarman (IND) / M Knowles (BAH) vs Y Lu (TPE) / O Marach (AUT) - ATP
J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) vs [2] M Fyrstenberg (POL) / M Matkowski (POL) - ATP

So no streaming. :(
Good luck, Kei!

misty1
06-14-2011, 01:12 PM
kei is on court and ahead 3-2 on serve

misty1
06-14-2011, 01:21 PM
4-4 on serve, kei serving now..

5-4 kei

misty1
06-14-2011, 01:25 PM
kei had set point but kirillov saved it and holds

5-5

chewy
06-14-2011, 01:27 PM
C'mon Kei, win the 1st set!

misty1
06-14-2011, 01:30 PM
30-30 on kei's serve now...

30-40!

deuce

adv. kei

6-5

misty1
06-14-2011, 01:33 PM
2nd set point for kei

after 0-30 kirillov got it to 30-30

saved again :mad:

adv. kei

got it!

set to kei 7-5

*bunny*
06-14-2011, 01:38 PM
Phew! That was close.

Never seen Kirillov play but I guess he serves big?

C'mon Kei, an easier second set please! :bounce:

misty1
06-14-2011, 01:41 PM
15-40 hole to open the 2nd set

30-40

deuce

adv. kei


kei holds

1-0

misty1
06-14-2011, 01:44 PM
2 break points for kei now

got it

7-5, 2-0 kei

misty1
06-14-2011, 01:48 PM
3-0 kei

misty1
06-14-2011, 01:54 PM
kei broke again for 4-0

he's up 40-0 now

40-15

5-0

*bunny*
06-14-2011, 01:58 PM
MP ! :yippee:

misty1
06-14-2011, 01:58 PM
kirillov holds at love and now kei serving for it

0-15

15-15

30-15

40-15

GSM kei

7-5. 6-1

*bunny*
06-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Maybe took time to figure out the opponent's game?
Nice and quick second set. :)

Next up is not Stakhovsky but Shuettler!
So revenge time for the loss at the Beijing Olympics! :rocker2:

misty1
06-14-2011, 02:05 PM
shuettler will be very tricky but hopefully kei can get the win

chewy
06-14-2011, 02:07 PM
Phew! That was close.

Never seen Kirillov play but I guess he serves big?

C'mon Kei, an easier second set please! :bounce:

You got your wish on the 2nd set, Kei was leading 5-0.
But the 1st set was quite nervy!

Now he faces Rainer instead of the No.5 seed.

kinokino
06-14-2011, 11:59 PM
Well done, Kei! :bigclap:
Thank you for the live posting! :yeah:

*bunny*
06-15-2011, 01:31 AM
He's on Centre today! :D

CENTRE COURT start 11:30 am
V Williams (USA) vs A Ivanovic (SRB) - WTA
[1] V Zvonareva (RUS) vs [WC] S Williams (USA) - WTA
Not Before 2:00 PM
[1] J Tsonga (FRA) vs R Stepanek (CZE) - ATP
K Nishikori (JPN) vs [Q] R Schuettler (GER) - ATP
J Knowle (AUT) / A Sa (BRA) vs [WC] C Fleming (GBR) / R Hutchins (GBR) - ATP

misty1
06-15-2011, 05:44 PM
his match with shuettler has been delayed by rain

3-2 for kei on serve at deuce on shuettler's serve

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 01:32 AM
I was too tired I couldn't stay up after the long Serena-Vera match yesterday...!
Good I will probably be able to see Kei play today. Looks like the weather will stay dry for the rest of the week! :D

Gambareeee, Kei!! :yippee:

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 04:44 AM
Kei and Rainer's match has been moved to Court 2. :rolleyes:
Possible double duty today. Good luck, Kei!

COURT 2 start 11:00 am
O Rochus (BEL) vs C Berlocq (ARG) 36 76(5) 01 - ATP-To Finish 36 76 11
K Nishikori (JPN) vs [Q] R Schuettler (GER) 32 - ATP-To Finish 32
A Seppi (ITA) vs O Rochus (BEL) or C Berlocq (ARG) - ATP
[3] M Melo (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) vs J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) - ATP

CENTRE COURT start 11:30 am
V Williams (USA) vs D Hantuchova (SVK) - WTA
[1] V Zvonareva (RUS) vs [7] S Stosur (AUS) - WTA
[3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) or M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs G Dimitrov (BUL) - ATP
R Stepanek (CZE) vs K Nishikori (JPN) or [Q] R Schuettler (GER) - ATP
C Black (ZIM) / S Peer (ISR) vs [2] L Huber (USA) / L Raymond (USA) - WTA

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 12:44 PM
The match to resume soon!

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 12:56 PM
5-4*

Break the next game!

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 12:59 PM
6-4 :) :) :)

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 01:07 PM
*1-1 15-40 :unsure:

----------
Broken. 1-2* :o

chewy
06-16-2011, 01:10 PM
Very good Kei!

This match started at around 3am for me, I was really enjoying the first five games before the rain delay...
I like to watch this kind of match up, oh well just hope he keeps winning now.

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 01:16 PM
1-4*

What's going on? :sad:

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 01:20 PM
OK, one break back. *2-4

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 01:34 PM
1 set all. :(
6-4 4-6

Wanted him to win in straight sets considering the winner will have to play two matches today.

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 01:44 PM
Kei breaks! *2-0 :D

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 01:46 PM
3-0* :)

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 01:56 PM
Kei's 1st serve percentage is a lot better (82%) and he's also defending his second serve much better (3/3 = 100%) than the second set. :)

*4-2

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 02:02 PM
5-2* 30-40
Match point!!

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 02:07 PM
6-4 4-6 6-2!

Kei converted the 4th mp. :yippee:
Maybe Rainer was tired from playing qualies and all, but it's a good win for Kei.
Hope he won't push himself too hard in the next match vs Stepanek. Apparently he's wearing a tape on his left knee.

chewy
06-16-2011, 02:10 PM
:yeah:

The stats in the final sets was much better, but too much up and down and his game doesn't have much room for errors...anyway very happy he won in the end. All the seeded players on his side is out, but the next R.S. should be a tougher test.

misty1
06-16-2011, 02:21 PM
great win kei!

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 02:26 PM
Yeah, it's a good win. Rainer's experience and skills make him a very tough opponent so I'm glad Kei came through after losing the second set. Really wanted to see this match!

Kei and Radek are practice buddies in Florida, so they should know each other's game very well. But this will be their first encounter in a match... Wish Kei didn't have to play two matches today but it should be an exciting match if both of them play well. :)

*bunny*
06-16-2011, 04:24 PM
Zvonareva vs Stosur into the decider.
Kei's next match won't start at least for next two hours.
Sorry Kei, I'll go to bed coz I have an early morning tomorrow. Hope you'll play great and win!

Good night to you all! :wavey: :zzz:

misty1
06-16-2011, 05:36 PM
kei just broke!

3-1 in the first set

misty1
06-16-2011, 05:39 PM
0-30 trying to condsolidate, come on kei!

0-40 with a double fault:mad:

way to give it right back :o

15-40

yep, ugly breaks right back

misty1
06-16-2011, 05:49 PM
kei breaks again

4-2

15-0

15-15

15-30

hold this time!

30-30

40-30

deuce

adv. kei

5-2 kei

misty1
06-16-2011, 05:53 PM
set point kei

misty1
06-16-2011, 05:54 PM
set kei

6-2

misty1
06-16-2011, 05:59 PM
serving in this second set..

15-0

15-15

30-15

40-15 with ace # 1

40-30 with double fault # 3

got it

1-0

misty1
06-16-2011, 06:03 PM
break point kei

deuce

adv. kei

misty1
06-16-2011, 06:04 PM
got it

madmax
06-16-2011, 06:05 PM
Kei is playing well regarding the conditions. Not surprising as Stepanek is clueless in big wind

misty1
06-16-2011, 06:09 PM
30-0 on kei's serve

30-15

40-15

40-30

3-0

misty1
06-16-2011, 06:17 PM
3-1 kei

30-0 on serve

40-0

4-1

misty1
06-16-2011, 06:23 PM
break point kei

got it and will serve for the match

misty1
06-16-2011, 06:25 PM
15-0

15-15

30-15 with ace # 2

30-30

30-40!

deuce

adv. stepanek

deuce

adv. stepanek

broken:mad:

5-2

misty1
06-16-2011, 06:33 PM
stepanek holds to 15

kei serving for it again

15-0

30-0

30-15

30-30

come on kei!

30-40!!!

jesus kei do not blow this away!

deuce

adv. stepanek

you have to be kidding me

he coasts along on serve all set and yet serving for it he does this

deuce

adv. stepanek :mad:

for gods sake hold serve!

deuce

adv. kei

yes!!!!

6-2, 6-3

that was very scary, he almost let 5-1 slip to 5-4

chewy
06-16-2011, 06:42 PM
Thanks for the live scores misty1 (I can understand the frustration I felt from reading your comments :lol:)

Very pleased and happy that Kei can win a match like this, the condition was terrible with the cold wind.
Almost served a breadstick to end the match but Kei started to rush it(maybe from nerves) when trying to close it out. Good fight at the end to hold serve and win 6-2 6-3

I had forgotten the No.3 seed is still alive and it's Tipsarevic, which Kei'll face next :scared:

misty1
06-16-2011, 06:43 PM
no problem :)

it will be very difficult for kei next

this will be the 4th meeting against tipsarevic this season, and as we all know he's lost all 3

hopefully the 4th time will be the charm

Rafkei
06-17-2011, 12:44 AM
Wow congrats Kei! In regards with the match against Tipsarevic, i have no comment at all! Good luck Kei

*bunny*
06-17-2011, 02:01 AM
Thanx misty! :worship:

Great win by Kei! :D
I thought Radek would be tougher but probably Kei adjusted to the wind better because he had played earlier.

Now I really hope for a 4th time lucky for Kei vs Tipsy.
And another win will mean completion of Project 45 because by reaching F here Kei will be ranked 44 or 45 next week. Hope Kei can do away with this s*** this time!!! :rocker2:

*bunny*
06-17-2011, 05:35 AM
OOP for Friday: :)

CENTRE COURT start 11:30 am
[5] P Kvitova (CZE) vs D Hantuchova (SVK) - WTA
[7] S Stosur (AUS) vs [6] M Bartoli (FRA) - WTA
Not Before 2:00 PM
I Kunitsyn (RUS) vs A Seppi (ITA) - ATP
K Nishikori (JPN) vs [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) - ATP
After Suitable Rest
G Dimitrov (BUL) / A Seppi (ITA) vs J Erlich (ISR) / A Ram (ISR) - ATP Doubles Final

kinokino
06-17-2011, 08:08 AM
Well done, Kei! :yippee:
Thanks for the live posting, misty1!

I hope he will win this time. :cheerleader:

misty1
06-17-2011, 12:13 PM
no problem about the live scoring everyone! your welcome :)

it actually helps a bit to do it, lol

anyway let me just say that if he ever does that again..i dont know but watching 5-1 slip away and almost get back on serve was not a pleasant experience. Especially because on every break point he was serving a 2nd serve and i was just so afraid he'd serve a double fault

good luck to him again today, if he can just somehow get past tipsy then a chance for a 2nd title is great as it would be kunitsyn oir seppi in the final

chewy
06-17-2011, 01:38 PM
Thanx misty! :worship:

Great win by Kei! :D
I thought Radek would be tougher but probably Kei adjusted to the wind better because he had played earlier.

Now I really hope for a 4th time lucky for Kei vs Tipsy.
And another win will mean completion of Project 45 because by reaching F here Kei will be ranked 44 or 45 next week. Hope Kei can do away with this s*** this time!!! :rocker2:

I hope nobody reminded him about P45, chances are he's already aware of it.
If he can use it to motivate himself then that's great, but I think he'll have more chance of winning the SF without this psychological barrier.

And the lead in the last set pointed out by misty, he probably won't get such a huge buffer against Tipsy so he needs to be sharper at closing out the match.

Rain delay atm, nothing started yet...

*bunny*
06-17-2011, 03:03 PM
:rain:

Kei's match has been moved to Court 1. So no streaming I guess... :rolleyes:
Tipsy is the only seed left in the draw and why didn't they put him on Centre? :shrug:
No play yet though.

COURT 1 start NB 2:30 pm
[7] S Stosur (AUS) vs [6] M Bartoli (FRA) - WTA
K Nishikori (JPN) vs [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) - ATP

*bunny*
06-18-2011, 05:12 AM
Friday was washed out too. :rain:
So they're on double duty again. :(

CENTRE COURT start 10:30 am
[7] S Stosur (AUS) vs [6] M Bartoli (FRA) - WTA
K Nishikori (JPN) vs [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) - ATP

Not Before 1:30 PM
[7] S Stosur (AUS) or [6] M Bartoli (FRA) vs [5] P Kvitova (CZE) or D Hantuchova (SVK) - WTA SINGLES FINAL

Not Before 3:30 PM
K Nishikori (JPN) or [3] J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs I Kunitsyn (RUS) or A Seppi (ITA) - ATP SINGLES FINAL

Seppi and Kunitsyn's SF is scheduled first on Court 2, so they will finish the match earlier than Kei and Tipsy. I know it's because Seppi is in the doubles final too, but the winner of this match can rest longer before the final, which seems a bit unfair. :shrug:

Hoping for better weather today!

chewy
06-18-2011, 11:47 AM
:D The women's match completed and weather still ok!

Gotta stay positive and hopefully can enjoy a full match.

misty1
06-18-2011, 12:09 PM
he held at love to open

janko held to 30, its 1-1

15-30 on kei's serve

30-30

30-40

broken:mad:

oh kei, you save all those break points against stepanek and yet get broken on the first try against tipsy?

misty1
06-18-2011, 12:18 PM
kei has 0-30 here

15-30

30-30

40-30

deuce

adv. kei

come on!

deuce

adv. tipsarevic

3-1

i cant believe he let that slip by. 0-30 and adv. and a couple of 2nd serves at deuce and tipsarevic still held:rolleyes::mad:

misty1
06-18-2011, 12:29 PM
kei holds to love, janko holds to 30

4-2 janko

15-40!

and broken on a double fault:mad::rolleyes:

god damn you kei

5-2 tipsarevic

*bunny*
06-18-2011, 12:32 PM
Just came home. :(

What is it with Tipsy's game that Kei has so much trouble with? :rolleyes:

Focus, Kei!

misty1
06-18-2011, 12:33 PM
set tipsarevic 6-2

misty1
06-18-2011, 12:37 PM
break point on opening serve of 2nd set

save this one!

deuce

adv. tipsarevic

deuce

adv. tipsarevic with double fault # 3

come on kei, fight!

nope

broken:sad:

*bunny*
06-18-2011, 12:41 PM
The wind looks really gusty... :sad:

0-1*

misty1
06-18-2011, 12:45 PM
6-2 2-0 tipsarevic

*bunny*
06-18-2011, 12:45 PM
Kei really has trouble reading Tipsy's serve.
And that serve at 15-30 was a LET! :(

misty1
06-18-2011, 12:48 PM
hols to 15

6-2, 2-1 tipsy

misty1
06-18-2011, 12:53 PM
6-2, 3-1 tipsy

misty1
06-18-2011, 01:02 PM
0-15

15-15 with an ace

30-15

30-30

30-40

decue

adv. kei

deuce

adv. kei

hold

6-2, 3-2 tipsy

*bunny*
06-18-2011, 01:03 PM
Phew! Better hold of serve after facing another BP and multiple deuces.

misty1
06-18-2011, 01:06 PM
trade love holds

6-2, 4-3 tipsy

misty1
06-18-2011, 01:09 PM
another love hold for tipsy

6-2, 5-3

kei is serving to stay alive

*bunny*
06-18-2011, 01:15 PM
Now or never! Fight, Kei!!

misty1
06-18-2011, 01:15 PM
kei holds

tipsy serving for it...

15-0

30-0

30-15

40-15!

its over

6-2, 6-4

*bunny*
06-18-2011, 01:28 PM
O well, he was fighting with Tipsy, the wind and himself. And possibly the temptation to head for Wimbledon as soon as he can too.
But losing to the same opponent four times out of four doesn't look good on your resume! :shrug:

Better luck in Wimbies!

chewy
06-18-2011, 01:37 PM
What's the bigger barrier today, Tipsy or P45? will never know...

It's just all too easy for Tipsy, conditions seems worst then yesterday but Kei just can't seem to put a dent in his opponent's armour.

So displeased, 0-4 record >.<
And I was hoping for a double feature tonight.

silverwhite
06-19-2011, 08:11 AM
Tipsy owns him :sobbing: