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KIWI at Next Generation Hardcourts (Adelaide)

knight_ley
01-02-2005, 01:34 AM
:wavey: Thought maybe we should have a new thread for scores and pictures and all that! So let me start off by giving you guys the draws in case you haven't seen them yet :)

Here is his singles draw... (http://www.australianmenshardcourts.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM38353.5927786806)

Here is the doubles draw (He is playing with Radek Stepanek) (http://www.australianmenshardcourts.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM38354.4464498264)


Good Luck Kiwi !!! :worship:

kfh_9118
01-02-2005, 02:54 AM
Good luck Nicolas :bounce:

kiwiteami
01-02-2005, 03:29 AM
Just one question..why Stepanek? Is he any good in doubles?

knight_ley
01-02-2005, 03:56 AM
Just one question..why Stepanek? Is he any good in doubles?

Yes he is actually. I was reading about him on the NGH website, and he's won 9 doubles titles, 0 singles. So he is good in doubles :)

RodFan08
01-02-2005, 04:57 AM
Good Luck Nico. I was wondered why he' was playing with Stapanek too. But if he's a good doubles player then that's obviously a plus. Have they ever played together before, or is this a brand new partnership?

JMG
01-02-2005, 06:23 AM
I think he has even won a major title in doubles with Jiri Novak.

Fee
01-02-2005, 07:28 AM
Sometimes the guys don't find their doubles partner until they get to the tournament. They usually have to find someone whose ranking is low enough to make the cutoff for that particular tournament. Singles players can use their Singles rankings to get in, so add Nic's current Singles ranking and Radek's singles or doubles ranking (whichever is better) and that could be how they were put together. Sometimes the guys just tell the tournament desk they want to play and they pair up the teams to fit the maximum number of people in.

kfh_9118
01-02-2005, 11:35 AM
Radek is not a bad choice. I saw him playing double before, and he is a good double player. I am sure they will do well here.

Go Kiwi/Radek :)

Neely
01-03-2005, 01:27 PM
N Kiefer (GER) leads Schalken (NED) 6-2 2-1 (40/30*) rain delay

damn the rain delay right at break point! :smash:
but it's Schalken's pressure now to hold serve at this score and not the other way

Kiwi rocked him right 6-2 in the first set! :banana:

I hope he gets the 2nd set also when it is played ;)

knight_ley
01-03-2005, 01:33 PM
N Kiefer (GER) leads Schalken (NED) 6-2 2-1 (40/30*) rain delay

damn the rain delay right at break point! :smash:
but it's Schalken's pressure now to hold serve at this score and not the other way

Kiwi rocked him right 6-2 in the first set! :banana:

I hope he gets the 2nd set also when it is played ;)

Yay!!!! :banana:

Here are the only pictures I have found so far :) I'll post more when I find them. Looks like his new sponser is.................... a little square?!

Go Kiwi!!!!! :bounce:

Neely
01-03-2005, 02:35 PM
first round successfully finished!!! :woohoo:

I'm happy! :) :D

Kiefer wins 6-2 4-6 6-3 against Schalken! :yeah:

knight_ley
01-03-2005, 02:56 PM
first round successfully finished!!! :woohoo:

I'm happy! :) :D

Kiefer wins 6-2 4-6 6-3 against Schalken! :yeah:


:woohoo:


:banana:

knight_ley
01-03-2005, 04:43 PM
2 articles about Kiwi's win :)

FOXSports.com (http://msn.foxsports.com/story/3288782)
Kiefer wins rain-delayed match in Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - Third-seeded Nicolas Kiefer of Germany beat Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 Monday in a match twice interrupted by rain at the Australian men's hardcourt tennis championships at Memorial Drive.

In another match, Kiefer's countryman Florian Mayer beat Australian Wayne Arthurs 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Arthurs lost his composure after being on the wrong end of a close line call and allowed Mayer to easily win the final three points of the match.
Arthurs left the court glaring and swearing at the linesman.

"It's not a nice way to lose a match after two hours out there," said Arthurs. "I'm not blaming that particular point. . . yeah I am a little bit."

Mayer broke serve twice and led 4-0 in the first set. The second set was even until Arthurs broke Mayer's serve and led 5-3, and two consecutive aces gave Arthurs the second set.

Mayer will play Sweden's Thomas Enqvist in the second round.

In earlier singles matches, Cyril Saulnier of France and Enqvist had straight-set victories.

Saulnier beat South Australian wild card Paul Baccanello 6-2, 7-6 (3), clinching the match after a rain delay late in the second set. Enqvist, a former winner here, beat Raemon Sluiter of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-1.

Top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays his first-round match Tuesday against Arnaud Clement of France.


&


SportingLife.com (http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.dor?STORY_NAME=international_feed/05/01/03/TENNIS_Aus-Adelaide.html)
KIEFER ENJOYS WINNING START

Third seed Nicolas Kiefer made a solid start to his 2005 season with a three-set victory over Sjeng Schalken at the Next Generation Clubs Men's Hardcourts in Adelaide.

The veteran German dropped his opening service game but stormed back to win the next eight games on his way to a 6-2 4-6 6-3 success.

Florian Mayer - seeded seventh - survived 17 aces from opponent Wayne Arthurs to book his place in the second round with a hard-fought 6-4 3-6 7-5 victory.

The German clinched the match in the final game of the third set with just his second break of serve.

Number eight seed Jurgen Melzer outlasted Tomas Berdych in three sets, 6-4 4-6 6-3, while Olivier Rochus came from a set down to advance with a 3-6 6-3 6-1 win over Antony Dupuis.

The 1999 Adelaide champion Thomas Enqvist made a convincing start to the new season by breaking serve four times during his 6-3 6-1 victory over Raemon Sluiter.

In the day's only other match, Frenchman Cyril Saulnier downed Adelaide's own Paul Baccanello 6-2 7-6 (7-3).

Top seed Lleyton Hewitt will begin his season on Tuesday when he takes on qualifier Arnaud Clement.

RodFan08
01-03-2005, 04:48 PM
Yay!!!! :banana:

Here are the only pictures I have found so far :) I'll post more when I find them. Looks like his new sponser is.................... a little square?!

Go Kiwi!!!!! :bounce:

Hey simpleternity,

Can u do me a favor and post them in the pics in the Next Generation Hardcourts (Adelaide) Pics I made last night. Only cause It's just a waste of a thread, that I made, u know. I'll post the ones I find there to, if u don't mind?

Great win Nico!!:)

knight_ley
01-03-2005, 04:50 PM
Hey simpleternity,

Can u do me a favor and post them in the pics in the Next Generation Hardcourts (Adelaide) Pics I made last night. Only cause It's just a waste of a thread, that I mad, u know

um... i guess i can post them over there too... this thread was supposed to be for both pictures and news... so i posted them here for that reason... :confused:

RodFan08
01-03-2005, 04:55 PM
um... i guess i can post them over there too... this thread was supposed to be for both pictures and news... so i posted them here for that reason... :confused:

Oh okay sorry, I just assumed that since we did that at for the US Open last year, we were doing the same thing. It's cool. IT really doesn't matter to me one way or the other. We can continue poting them here :wavey:

knight_ley
01-03-2005, 05:02 PM
Oh okay sorry, I just assumed that since we did that at for the US Open last year, we were doing the same thing. It's cool. IT really doesn't matter to me one way or the other. We can continue poting them here :wavey:

I just figured we could do one since there won't be a lot of pix, but if you want to keep two threads open we can do that... it's up to you, the other thread is one you started... i dont want anyone to be sad... :wavey:

kek
01-03-2005, 06:37 PM
Yay!!!! :banana:

Here are the only pictures I have found so far :) I'll post more when I find them. Looks like his new sponser is.................... a little square?!

Go Kiwi!!!!! :bounce:


If my eyes serve me right, it looks like his old Adidias shirt but he took a black marker and covered up their logo? :confused:

I doubt he has a new sponser yet or still being finalized.

It was very nice to see him win after being away from the tour for so many months :)

knight_ley
01-03-2005, 06:43 PM
If my eyes serve me right, it looks like his old Adidias shirt but he took a black marker and covered up their logo? :confused:

I doubt he has a new sponser yet or still being finalized.

It was very nice to see him win after being away from the tour for so many months :)

:lol: i can see him sitting in his hotel room with a sharpie drawing over the adidas symbol.... :haha:

but you are right, it looks like its the same outfit he wore in st. anton :)

kek
01-03-2005, 07:53 PM
:lol: i can see him sitting in his hotel room with a sharpie drawing over the adidas symbol.... :haha:

but you are right, it looks like its the same outfit he wore in st. anton :)


could be electrical tape that he just covers the logo.... maybe he sews and is actually sewing a black patch over it, or his mom did the sewing over holidays if he can't sew ;)

Neely
01-03-2005, 11:05 PM
I've copied the relevant passages about Kiwi here, but it was published on ATP and you can read the full report at http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2005/adelaide_monday.asp

The 2005 ATP Tennis circuit got underway on Monday with the opening round at the Next Generation Clubs Men’s Hardcourts in Adelaide.

German Florian Mayer, the seventh seed, advanced over Wayne Arthurs 6-4 3-6 7-5 despite 17 aces from the Aussie. Mayer won the match with a break of serve, just his second on the night as Arthurs saved seven break chances.

Third seed Nicolas Kiefer dropped the first two games of his opening match before winning eight straight games to take a one set lead over Sjeng Schalken. The Dutchman battled back, and claimed the second set as both players struggled to hold serve. In the third set, Kiefer pulled ahead with a break in the sixth game, allowing him to come away with a 6-2 4-6 6-3 win.

so we know a few more details about his win... so he was 0-2 down at the beginning and started bad and nervous... then the winning streak! The lost 2nd set and then the one (?) decisive break in the third!

knight_ley
01-03-2005, 11:18 PM
I've copied the relevant passages about Kiwi here, but it was published on ATP and you can read the full report at http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2005/adelaide_monday.asp



so we know a few more details about his win... so he was 0-2 down at the beginning and started bad and nervous... then the winning streak! The lost 2nd set and then the one (?) decisive break in the third!

:eek: GO KIWI!!!!

Wow, I really wish I could have watched it now! Knowing the outcome of course! :lol: Watching matches like that live give me some heart problems... I'm so happy for him. I think this match was the most important for him. I was so worried about it cuz we didn't know how his... mental status was. And I knew if he could get a win here, he'd show himself that no matter what happens in his personal life his tennis is still there. So I am EXTREMELY happy he got through this one and didn't give up :)

:worship:

kfh_9118
01-04-2005, 03:23 AM
Yay, Kiwi :wohoo:

Good luck next round.
I hope he'll find a new sponsor soon. Judging by his form lately, he shouldn't find any problem for a new sponsor. I wish he will stay with Adidas or maybe Reebok :D

knight_ley
01-05-2005, 03:36 AM
(3)N Kiefer (GER) def C Saulnier (FRA) 6-4 6-3

:woohoo:

+ pictures! :inlove:

Neely
01-05-2005, 03:39 AM
YEAH, very gooooooooood news!
Now he has made at least the quarterfinal! :) :clap2:

very well done, Kiwi! :smooch: :woohoo:

____________________

Mary, do you know if these pictures are already from tonight? Or lately published ones from his match against Schalken?

knight_ley
01-05-2005, 03:54 AM
Mary, do you know if these pictures are already from tonight? Or lately published ones from his match against Schalken?


Yes they are from tonight :)

Neely
01-05-2005, 04:02 AM
cool, that was really fast!!

Tricky_Forehand
01-05-2005, 04:15 AM
Kiwi is starting his 2005 in an awesome way!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

knight_ley
01-05-2005, 04:17 AM
cool, that was really fast!!

yea :) Getty posts pix like the SECOND the match is over :angel:

RodFan08
01-05-2005, 04:43 AM
Kiwi is starting his 2005 in an awesome way!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

I know he's just picking up wear he left off. It's like he wasn't injured at all :p What;s his ranking by the way. I'm too lazy to go to the ATP site

Fee
01-05-2005, 04:46 AM
So, he's wearing Wilson clothing now. I wonder if that's just a temporary thing until he signs a new contract or if this will be his new company. Perhaps Wilson would like to draw more attention to their clothing line with a top ranked player...

RodFan08
01-05-2005, 04:47 AM
But I'll go look it up if u guys don't know off the top of u're heads

knight_ley
01-05-2005, 04:47 AM
I know he's just picking up wear he left off. It's like he wasn't injured at all

That's so true!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:

& ATP's site has him ranked at #20 :)

RodFan08
01-05-2005, 04:50 AM
That's so true!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:

& ATP's site has him ranked at #20 :)

Thanks, I might be jumping the gun a bit, but I think if he keeps on playing solid tennis like this he will improve his ranking dramatically:)

GO KIWIW :woohoo: :woohoo: :yippee:

RodFan08
01-05-2005, 05:07 AM
Some more pics. Couresy of AAP Images and Yahoo :)

The match pics are from the Sulnier(spelled wrong) match

The others are from his press conference. When he talked about his donations

knight_ley
01-05-2005, 05:13 AM
Some more pics. Couresy of AAP Images :)

The match pics are from the Sulnier(spelled wrong) match

The others are from his press conference. When he talked about his donations

:eek: those press conference pictures http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/breakmyselfx/thud.gif

knight_ley
01-05-2005, 05:29 AM
Rochus won today, so Kiefer will face him next :)

Neely
01-05-2005, 05:34 AM
VERY GOOD JOB finding all those pictures!! :eek: :) :D :clap2:

:yeah:

_________________

HOLY COW! the little pint-sized Rochus bageled Szepanek??? :scratch:
Rochus can fight very much and put lots of effort into his matches, but that's just unbelievable! I hope that doesn't mean Rochus was that good, but rather means Stepanek had an off-day today

I'm curious about their doubles result tonight...

kfh_9118
01-05-2005, 06:32 AM
Kiwi :woohoo:

Good luck again Rochus :D
If he's in SF, I might be able to see his match in TV :bounce:

Fee
01-05-2005, 07:30 AM
RodFan, I should put you to work hunting down JMG photos for me! Excellent work. :D

RodFan08
01-05-2005, 08:21 AM
RodFan, I should put you to work hunting down JMG photos for me! Excellent work. :D

Thanks, I wouldn't mind doing that. Other than the fact that he's gorgeous, I like Jan Michael alot, and I'm gonna watch him closely this year. I'm hoping he can finally start reaching his potential. So if u ever need a JMG pics, I'll be glad to find them. :wavey:

knight_ley
01-05-2005, 03:25 PM
:bounce: Kiefer/Stepanek d Mayer/Oliver 6-1 6-3:bounce:

:woohoo:
:dance: :banana: :dance:

knight_ley
01-05-2005, 03:30 PM
from BBC SPORT (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/4147673.stm)

Third seed Nicolas Kiefer defeated Cyril Saulnier 6-4 6-3, while Belgium's Olivier Rochus defeated Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-0 6-3.

Kiefer is donating £75 to children's charity Unicef following the Asian disaster for every ace he hits during the four-week Australian tennis season.

He fired one ace in Wednesday's match and has hit six so far at Adelaide.

"I'll do whatever I need to do to help these people. I'm willing to do it and I'm ready to do it," Kiefer said.

"I was just thinking what I can do to help these people and I got this idea."

In November, Kiefer played an exhibition match in Thailand but since the tsunami struck he has been unable to contact friends there.

"I tried to stay in contact with all these people there but [from Phuket] I didn't get an answer and I feel very bad, and I don't know what's going on," he said.

"When you lose a match you're very disappointed, but what is losing a match compared to what's happened over there? You have to be realistic."

Tennisqueen
01-05-2005, 03:33 PM
Kiefer/Stepanek d Mayer/Oliver 61 63
:woohoo: :yippee: :yeah: :bigclap: :clap2: :lol: :bounce: :) :dance: :banana:
Well done Kiefer/Stepanek!!!

RodFan08
01-05-2005, 05:32 PM
Wow, what a dominating scoreline :):)

knight_ley
01-06-2005, 02:52 AM
from Thursday's Doubles Quarterfinal :)

Kiefer/Stepanek defeated (1)Etlis/Rodriguez 6-4 6-3

:woohoo:
:banana:

RodFan08
01-06-2005, 04:38 AM
from Thursday's Doubles Quarterfinal :)

Kiefer/Stepanek defeated (1)Etlis/Rodriguez 6-4 6-3

:woohoo:
:banana:

Thanks for the scores. Wow, they're winning really easily. Good Job. Both of them :)

Fee
01-06-2005, 05:03 AM
Thanks, I wouldn't mind doing that. Other than the fact that he's gorgeous, I like Jan Michael alot, and I'm gonna watch him closely this year. I'm hoping he can finally start reaching his potential. So if u ever need a JMG pics, I'll be glad to find them. :wavey:

I have my usual (obvious) sources, but if you ever find something interesting you can post it on my messageboard or just email it to me through the address on my website. Thanks.

And, wow, keep up the excellent work Nic! I like these results muchly.

Neely
01-06-2005, 05:03 AM
Etlis/Rodriguez normally are no crap doubles, one of the best!
Now he is successful in doubles as well!

kfh_9118
01-06-2005, 12:45 PM
:woohoo:

great partnership there with Stephanek :bigclap:

RodFan08
01-06-2005, 06:19 PM
Dubs Pics

Neely
01-06-2005, 10:00 PM
I'm excited about the match!
I'm happy that it's the early match, and not the 2nd/3rd match what would be in the middle of the night for me.

Even though I'm very tired today, I will try to stay awake to follow "scores" or to get to know the result, respectively.

:bounce: :bounce:

knight_ley
01-06-2005, 10:29 PM
I'm excited about the match!
I'm happy that it's the early match, and not the 2nd/3rd match what would be in the middle of the night for me.

Even though I'm very tired today, I will try to stay awake to follow "scores" or to get to know the result, respectively.

:bounce: :bounce:


I'll be in there with you Neely :hug: Hopefully this time someone will know SOMETHING... hehe last time was torture!!!!!!!

Here's the OOP for tomorrow for people who don't know ;)

Center Court start 11:00 AM
O Rochus (BEL) vs (3)N Kiefer (GER)
T Enqvist (SWE) vs (2)J Johansson (SWE)
(4)J Chela (ARG) vs (8)J Melzer (AUT)
Kiefer/Stepanek vs (4)Aspelin/Perry

Tricky_Forehand
01-06-2005, 11:51 PM
Go Kiwi!!! Another chance to go 2 for 2 :D

knight_ley
01-07-2005, 04:06 AM
Olivier Rochus (BEL) def (3) Nicolas Kiefer (GER) 6-7(4) 7-6(6) 7-5

:sad: I hate that I cry when he loses..... Blah. He fought so hard in this one too.... It was about 3 1/2 hours long... :sad:

We still have doubles......

JMG
01-07-2005, 06:05 AM
WTF I think not enough to call it a successful tournament. I hope he had at least no match points in the 2nd and 3rd set. And many aces!

Neely
01-07-2005, 06:11 AM
noooooooooooooo :sobbing: :sobbing: Kiwi :sad:
must have been a good match of Rochus as well, sometimes he has these days when he can beat many many players with his fighting spirit and at the end it was just too much.

This match could have gone easily to three tie-breaks and at the end it was a little bit too much for him... :shrug:

Okay, but he got a good practise with this match. 2 won matches and a demanding quarterfinal should be good enough for the start of the season ;)

kfh_9118
01-07-2005, 06:15 AM
:sad:

I am so close to watch his match on TV tomorrow :sad:

:bigcry:

Good luck in double, Kiwi.

knight_ley
01-07-2005, 03:12 PM
(4)Aspelin/Perry def Kiefer/Stepanek w/o

does anyone know why :confused:

:sad:

kek
01-07-2005, 04:07 PM
(4)Aspelin/Perry def Kiefer/Stepanek w/o

does anyone know why :confused:

:sad:

He is probably tired after his singles match, doesn't surprised me that he withdrew. Plus, many players (if they are mainly singles players) who lose in singles typically never finish out their doubles matches in small tournaments, or it seems to me.

Also, his body was fatigued and that makes the body more prone to injury. Why risk an injury playing doubles with a slam starting in a week?

JMG
01-07-2005, 04:28 PM
Yes, Kiefer has withdrewn form doubles and Sydney, but he has no serious problem.

JMG
01-07-2005, 04:34 PM
Unhappy with a line call late in the match, Kiefer dropped his serve at 5-6 in the third set and asked for a lineswoman to be removed. He angrily returned to the court after the change of ends for a tense final game, but was out-rallied by the Belgian and overhit a forehand on the last point.