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Kiwi in Dubai- results & photos

kfh_9118
02-20-2005, 10:34 AM
The draw has been released, and Kiwi got Marat in the first round :fiery: :rolleyes:

Hope Kiwi will give a good fight, and hopefully an upset in Dubai. Go KIWI!

Neely
02-20-2005, 11:14 AM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCKKKKK! :fiery:
Total crap draw again :rolleyes: :banghead:

There is a chance if Kiwi is really playing good and if Marat isn't that good yet after his Australian Open tournament win.

But my expectations aren't really high... :sad:

Tennisqueen
02-20-2005, 11:34 AM
Last time Kiwi won... Maybe Safin has a bad day... :rolleyes:

Neely
02-20-2005, 11:37 AM
Last time Kiwi won... Maybe Safin has a bad day... :rolleyes:
I hope so... Safin improved like hell from Canada TMS where Kiwi has beaten him last time towards the end of last season (indoor season) and he started very well into the new year, too. :(

On the other hand, Safin is always good for a few inconsistencies, especially when he is coming from such a big success, maybe he is a bit sloppy with his play. But if we really see the "new Marat" who wants to continue where he finished last tournament, Kiwi is in serious trouble again... :sad:

Tennisqueen
02-20-2005, 11:47 AM
I hope so... Safin improved like hell from Canada TMS where Kiwi has beaten him last time towards the end of last season (indoor season) and he started very well into the new year, too. :(

On the other hand, Safin is always good for a few inconsistencies, especially when he is coming from such a big success, maybe he is a bit sloppy with his play. But if we really see the "new Marat" who wants to continue where he finished last tournament, Kiwi is in serious trouble again... :sad:
Yes...but anytime he'll win! And why not next week?

kiwiteami
02-20-2005, 05:43 PM
He got ..Marat!!! WHY?? Damn he really should of gone to the US Tournaments,the players there aren,t thAt good!

knight_ley
02-20-2005, 06:10 PM
Wow. That's just terrible. :sad:

Neely
02-21-2005, 02:56 PM
Oh nooooooo, just checked the schedule on the Eurosport website and it says that they will broadcast WTA tennis tomorrow from 16:00 to 19:00 :rolleyes:
And ATP from Dubai from 14:30 to 16:00 :banghead:
OOP for tomorrow is already out, Kiefer is playing at 16:00. So if they didn't televise WTA tennis we would have gotten his match live :(

Very bad :fiery: :banghead:

NiciSunflower
02-21-2005, 04:10 PM
Oh nooooooo, just checked the schedule on the Eurosport website and it says that they will broadcast WTA tennis tomorrow from 16:00 to 19:00 :rolleyes:
And ATP from Dubai from 14:30 to 16:00 :banghead:
OOP for tomorrow is already out, Kiefer is playing at 16:00. So if they didn't televise WTA tennis we would have gotten his match live :(

Very bad :fiery: :banghead:

It seems as if my bad luck never lets up :awww:

On Saturday I was in Oberstdorf to watch ski jumping live in the afternoon but couldn't because I sprained my ankle when snowboarding that morning near Oberstdorf and now this. I have an appointment with my doctor because of this ankle and it's at 3pm... So I will only be able to watch WTA, which I really don't like to watch... :banghead:

Anyway, I hope Kiwi shows his best, that's all I can hope for.

JMG
02-21-2005, 04:22 PM
Do you think Kiefer has to be afraid of losing his singles spot in Daviscup? Although it's hard believe, Schuettler gained more points this year and will probably have a better result in Dubai.

Neely
02-21-2005, 04:48 PM
Do you think Kiefer has to be afraid of losing his singles spot in Daviscup? Although it's hard believe, Schuettler gained more points this year and will probably have a better result in Dubai.
Yes, there is a chance for this to happen I think. You just can't say what's going on in Kühnen's head...

knight_ley
02-21-2005, 05:17 PM
Yes, there is a chance for this to happen I think. You just can't say what's going on in Kühnen's head...


That makes me sad. :sad:

Tennisqueen
02-21-2005, 05:32 PM
Fuck OOP!!! Sorry...but that's so bad!!! :sad: :mad: :banghead:

Neely
02-21-2005, 05:36 PM
Fuck OOP!!! Sorry...but that's so bad!!! :sad: :mad: :banghead:
stupid Eurosport... they want to show 3 hours of WTA and just 90 minutes of ATP and then it's not even a match of the only German player playing this day :banghead:

Any hope that they change it until tomorrow? :help: .... :scratch:

Tennisqueen
02-21-2005, 05:41 PM
stupid Eurosport... they want to show 3 hours of WTA and just 90 minutes of ATP and then it's not even a match of the only German player playing this day :banghead:

Any hope that they change it until tomorrow? :help: .... :scratch:
I don't think so...but maybe we've luck... :confused:
Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt ;)

Space Cowgirl
02-21-2005, 08:46 PM
I don't get why Kiwi and Rainer aren't playing doubles together at this tournament. They should be getting in a bit of match practice in case Tommy Haas will be playing singles only in the Davis Cup

Neely
02-21-2005, 08:56 PM
I don't get why Kiwi and Rainer aren't playing doubles together at this tournament. They should be getting in a bit of match practice in case Tommy Haas will be playing singles only in the Davis Cup
I think the same and I would like to see them both playing doubles again. Before the Olympics they played a few times together to get a bit experience playing together. Maybe they only wanted to team up for Olympics and never again :shrug:

JMG
02-22-2005, 10:20 AM
I'm sure in Daviscup the doubles will play Waske/Kiefer or Waske/Schuettler, whoever won't play singles. But I would like to see the silver medallists again, especially cause I didn't see the Olympics. :(

JMG
02-22-2005, 10:25 AM
DUBAI 2000::)
R32 Burgsmuller, Lars (GER) 6-1 2-6 6-4
R16 Martin, Alberto (ESP) 6-3 5-7 6-0
Q Golmard, Jerome (FRA) 6-3 7-6(2)
S Costa, Albert (ESP) 6-2 6-0 :cool:
W Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP) 7-5 4-6 6-3

Please, show that again!

Agassi Fan
02-22-2005, 11:24 AM
Good luck against Safin!

NiciSunflower
02-22-2005, 02:42 PM
About the Olympic doubles team... Didn't they say that they both want to focus more on singles? So I guess we'll see Waske teaming up with Tommy.

Neely
02-22-2005, 03:57 PM
About the Olympic doubles team... Didn't they say that they both want to focus more on singles? So I guess we'll see Waske teaming up with Tommy.
You mean for Davis Cup or in general?

Neely
02-22-2005, 03:59 PM
:banana: :banana: COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :D :)

Realistically, I never thought it would happen, but it happened:
Kiwi has taken advantage of what seemed to be a little rusty Marat!!! :)


OUTGUNNED Marat 7-6(2) 6-4 :aparty: :woohoo:


1st round loss streak is broken with a win over a quality opponent! :yippee: :clap2:

Washa Koroleva
02-22-2005, 04:04 PM
Kiwi is the best :D

knight_ley
02-22-2005, 04:08 PM
:banana: :banana: COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :D :)

Realistically, I never thought it would happen, but it happened:
Kiwi has taken advantage of what seemed to be a little rusty Marat!!! :)


OUTGUNNED Marat 7-6(2) 6-4 :aparty: :woohoo:


1st round loss streak is broken with a win over a quality opponent! :yippee: :clap2:


:woohoo:

:banana: :dance: :yippee: :banana:

After all the drama we went through not being able to find correct scores i'm so happy it turned out so great!!!!!!!

I cannot even wrap my brain aroudn it yet!!!!!!!!!!

:worship: Kiwi :hug: :smooch:

NiciSunflower
02-22-2005, 04:14 PM
You mean for Davis Cup or in general?

I mean that Kiwi wants to focus on singles in general, at least he said so after Athens... and Alex and Tommy for Davis Cup, this double worked quite well the last 2 times.

Neely
02-22-2005, 04:18 PM
I cannot even wrap my brain aroudn it yet!!!!!!!!!!
It's hard to grap, but it was quite a long drought since his last win is already dating back to the beginning of January! :)

Currently, I don't even care if he loses his 2nd round match or not :crazy:

NiciSunflower
02-22-2005, 04:20 PM
Well done, KIWI. You rock! :worship:

Neely
02-22-2005, 04:21 PM
I mean that Kiwi wants to focus on singles in general, at least he said so after Athens... and Alex and Tommy for Davis Cup, this double worked quite well the last 2 times.
That's right, I heard this, too... but I think he was referring more to Grand Slams. That he doesn't want to play singles AND doubles in Grand Slam tournaments anymore.

And the fact that he didn't play doubles at US Open and Australian Open, but the he is still playing doubles in other, smaller tournaments (even if it's not with Rainer, but with Srichaphan or Berdych or whoever) backs this up.

Tennisqueen
02-22-2005, 05:29 PM
:banana: Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! :banana:

Kiwi is the BEST!!! :woohoo:

Neely
02-22-2005, 05:33 PM
the only thing that is left to say: damn you, German Eurosport!!!!!!! damn you for not showing an interesting match of #2 seed, Marat Safin against Kiefer :fiery: damn you, that you preferred WTA tennis... I would have liked to see him on TV again playing a match! Last time I've seen him playing was in December, St. Anton :( already too long back... hopefully they will cover another match of him soon this week :fiery:

knight_ley
02-22-2005, 05:40 PM
The last time I saw him play was against Henman in USO!!!!!!!! lol.... :sad:

kek
02-22-2005, 05:52 PM
Great win for Nicolas. I must admit I didn't have much hope against Marat but I think Nicolas likes a fight and tends to play better against better opponets.

I found this article on the internet:


Kiefer all set to earn his rightful place at the top

By Alaric Gomes, Staff Reporter

Dubai: Former Dubai Men's Open winner Nicolas Kiefer has rediscovered a mantra called hard work.

"I was among the top players in the world, and now I need to be back there," Kiefer told Gulf News after a practice session at the Dubai Tennis Stadium.

"I'll take up this challenge," he added.

The 27-year-old German was the winner of the Dubai Duty Free Men's Open in 2000. The same year he went on to win the Hong Kong Open. But after that he hit a bit of a slump.

"It's been up and down for me," Kiefer stated.

"But then life is all about ups and downs."

Success from the start of this year has not been too enchanting for the German so far. He has made it to the singles quarterfinals in Adelaide, while making the semifinal grade in the doubles at the same tournament along with Radek Stepanek.

"It's nice to be back in Dubai. I love it here. The people are so friendly," Kiefer admitted.

Nicknamed Kiwi, the German was probably the first one to touch down in Dubai after arriving here last Wednesday.

"I wanted to get a bit more time to prepare myself for this tournament," Kiefer said.

"After all, I am one of the previous winners here."

But other than having the edge of arriving early here, Kiefer is aware that an added load of hard work is also needed from him.

"I believe I need the hard work as much as I need the focus to get me going," Kiefer said.

"I know that there is only one way of achieving success and that is through working hard on my game all the time."

Of equal importance for the German is his coach, former ATP pro Thomas Hogstedt.

"He's very important to have around as he helps me iron out the deficiencies in my game," Kiefer stated.

In 2004, Kiefer turned in his most consistent season in four years by reaching four ATP finals and finishing No 20 in the Indesit ATP Race. But a wrist injury forced him out of action for four months.

"To make matters worse, I ran into tough draws at tournaments. So the comeback was not all that cheerful," Kiefer admitted.

However, the German is in no mood to give up. "I love this sport too much," he said.

"I know I have to take up the challenge and for this I have to work hard. And I am ready for the hard work."

User ID 4783
02-22-2005, 06:15 PM
:woohoo: freut mich total, auch wenn Marat verloren hat.

knight_ley
02-22-2005, 06:57 PM
The only picture I've found from Kiwi's win today so far........ :worship:

Jogy
02-22-2005, 07:11 PM
surprise, surprise.... :eek: :yeah:
now he MUST WINS against his next oponent or the win versus Safin wasn't worth!

JMG
02-22-2005, 07:53 PM
Now they'll show another boring Federer 6-2 6-2-win tomorrow.:(

I was a bit afraid of Söderling, but LEE is definitely a must-win. It would make the start of the season acceptable.

Tricky_Forehand
02-22-2005, 09:03 PM
Kiwi!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

I got up this morning to see this great result!! Motivated me to study for 2 hours :lol:

Neely
02-22-2005, 09:38 PM
from Tennis Week

Kiefer Sweeps Safin In Dubai

By Sarah Alvanipour
02/22/2005

Tennis fans salivating at the prospect of a scintillating rematch between top-ranked Roger Federer and Australian Open champion Marat Safin may have dry mouth in waiting until next month's Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells for a possible Safin-Federer clash. Germany's Nicolas Kiefer swept the second-seeded Safin out of the Dubai Tennis Championships with today's 7-6(2), 6-4 triumph.

The 30th-ranked Kiefer was on a hot streak this time last year, reaching successive finals in Memphis and Scottsdale, but this season he opted to play European tour events, without much success — until today.

Entering this encounter on a four-match losing streak, Kiefer played one of the best matches in recent years to take down the towering two-time Grand Slam champion. Though the victory is an upset on paper, Kiefer took the court with the confidence of a player who has enjoyed success against Safin in the past. The 27-year-old German edged Safin, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 at the Tennis Masters Series-Canada last year and evened their head-to-head series at three matches apiece with today's victory.

Safin played well, but missed key opportunities as the unseeded Kiefer capitalized on his mistakes.

It was a reversal of fortune for the pair on server as Kiefer enjoyed an exceptional serving day, hitting eight aces to Safin’s six, but what made the difference today was Kiefer’s aggressive play at net. The crafty Kiefer snuck into net surprising Safin on occasion.

A confident Safin held easily throughout the first set without facing a single break point. With both men refusing to be broken, the set was sent to a decisive tiebreak, which is when the battle became more one-sided. Kiefer served up two aces in the process while earning points off of Safin’s untimely mistakes to seize the tiebreak, 7-2.

Safin went from service sizzling in the first set to fizzling in the second set. He double faulted on break point in his first service game to donate the break. Safin surrendered serve yet again in the seventh game of the set putting Kiefer up 5-2 and allowing him to serve for the match.

But Kiefer, whose high ball toss can sometimes create issues on serve, had a hiccup when the pressure was on to serve for the match. Going down 0-40, the German survived two break points before his forehand sailed just wide, allowing the Russian to win back one of his breaks.

Kiefer, the 2000 Dubai champion, had another opportunity to serve for the match in the tenth game, and did not squander the opportunity, serving his eighth ace on match point, and earning a berth into the second round where he will play Korea's Hyung-Taik Lee, who beat Robin Soderling, 7-5, 6-4.

In other opening-round results: seventh-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny defeated Thomas Johansson, 7-6(3), 61; Igor Andreev stopped Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli, 6-3, 7-5; and sixth-seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko defeated Frenchman Fabrice Santoro, 6-3, 6-0.

knight_ley
02-22-2005, 09:48 PM
thanks neely!!!!!

Neely
02-22-2005, 10:19 PM
A few headlines I stumbled across on the internet:

z.B. Yahoo: "Kiefer feiert Auferstehung gegen Safin" --> "Kiefer is having a resurrection against Safin" .... not too bad this headline, I like it somehow... after many 1st round losses it was a tough drought and the task this tournament didn't get any easier...

z.B. Spiegel/Tennismagazin: "Kiefer schickt Safin zurück in die Wüste" --> "Kiefer sends Safin packing back to the desert" ... well, sounds a bit strange because this win wasn't THAT easy and because Safin didn't come from the desert, but from Russia LOL

z.B. Focus: "Safin weggeputzt: Kiefer schlägt die Nummer 1" --> "Safin snuffed out: Kiefer beats number 1" ... okay, they use the Champions Race for this headline because it sounds always better to say "beat the number one than to say he has beaten the #4 (according to the entry ranking). The thing that bothered me was that they quoted Kiwi saying: "Es ist immer ein geiles Gefühl, die Nummer 1 der Welt zu schlagen. Ich habe ein Superspiel hingelegt, das habe ich nicht erwartet" in which he also referred to Safin as #1. Sure, it's no lie, Safin is the #1 in the Race, but I really didn't think that the tennis player also use the Champions Race a lot :rolleyes: :scratch: strage...

z.B. Kölner STA: "Kiefer entzaubert Safin" --> "Kiefer disenchants Safin" ... LOL, I like the magical reference soooo much... :angel: :p even though it sounds a bit exaggerated ;)

z.B. Merkur: "Kiefer schaltet Australian Open Champion aus" --> "Kiefer eliminates Australian Open Champion" ... probably the best and most solid headline :lol: :yeah:


Funny to see that all, it was long time ago he had so many interesting and positive headlines :) :angel: :yippee:

knight_ley
02-22-2005, 10:20 PM
Yay!!!!!!! The word fits nicely ;) :yeah:

This is so exciting :) :yippee:

I love that picture :inlove:

sol
02-23-2005, 12:14 AM
Congrats, Kiwi! :worship: Great win! :hatoff:

I'm also a big fan of Marat :sad:, but Kiwi needs this sort of win to recover the confidence.

Good luck in the next match! :bounce:

Thanks for the reports and pics! :kiss:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/Sport/Kiefer-ousts-Safin-from-Dubai-Opens/2005/02/23/1109046957013.html?oneclick=true

Kiefer ousts Safin from Dubai Open
February 23, 2005 - 11:09AM

Marat Safin, playing his first match since winning the Australian Open three weeks ago, was beaten in the opening round of the $US1 million ($A1.3 million) Dubai Open, eliminated by Germany's Nicolas Kiefer 7-6 (2), 6-4.

Safin looked sluggish and was admittedly uncomfortable against the 30th-ranked Kiefer.

Kiefer "was playing the kind of game that doesn't give you any sort of rhythm," the second-seeded Russian said.

"Chipping and charging, slicing and spinning and changing the power."

Kiefer, the 2000 Dubai champion and a two-time finalist in the United Arab Emirates, earned grudging applause from a capacity crowd, which overwhelmingly supported Safin.

"It is never easy against Marat," Kiefer said.

"He is one of the top players in the world and has just won the Australian Open. So yes, I am very happy with my game today.

"I started a bit slowly in the first set but then I started getting my serves in. It is important to serve well against these guys."

Safin never appeared in control and credited Kiefer for capitalising.

"Kiefer has a lot of experience. He saw I wasn't very comfortable on the court and he seized the moment," Safin said.

"The ball was flying a lot and the court was a bit fast I couldn't find a grip on the ball. I kept missing and was a bit too careful with the ball."

He denied the suggestion that a lack of match practice was to blame.

"If I had played a few more matches, who could have guaranteed that I will win?" he said.

"It is just the beginning of the season and there are many tournaments to go."

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-02-22T171435Z_01_CJF06D_RTRIDSP_2_DUBAI-TENNIS.jpg
Nicolas Kiefer of Germany returns the ball to Marat Safin of Russia in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Champinships February 22, 2005. Kiefer won 7-6 6-4. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-02-22T171349Z_01_CJF07D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-DUBAI.jpg
Nicolas Kiefer of Germany celebrates his victory over Marat Safin of Russia in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships in Dubai February 22, 2005. Kiefer won 7-6 6-4. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-02-22T164945Z_01_CJF02D_RTRIDSP_2_DUBAI-TENNIS.jpg
Nicolas Kiefer of Germany hits the ball during his match again Marat Safin of Russia in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. February 22, 2005. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

kfh_9118
02-23-2005, 12:26 AM
Kiwi :bounce:

Really really unexpected :woohoo:

Good luck next round against Lee

knight_ley
02-23-2005, 12:58 AM
another picture from today :inlove:

Neely
02-23-2005, 01:05 AM
Thanks Sol for that! :hug:

I've just seen the new Eurosport schedule for tomorrow.
Remember that today they showed the match before night session (90 minutes) and then they switched over to WTA for 3 hours.

Tomorrow (well, Wednesday I mean) they first show a WTA match, then they switch over to Nordic Ski World Championships, then they show the 1st night session match of Dubai (90 minutes) and THEN when Kiwi's match is most likely on, they show again WTA :banghead: :banghead:

Incredible what they are doing :banghead: as if they would miss Kiefer's matches on purposes :lol: :fiery:

The only chance would be that Roger wins in something like 45 minutes and maybe they would show a bit of Kiwi's match then, but even if this happened the chance would be too low because I think they would switch over to WTA immediately then or to something completely different.... :rolleyes:

sol
02-23-2005, 01:05 AM
the same new in a different link ;) :p

http://sport.independent.co.uk/tennis/story.jsp?story=613758


Kiefer's aggression and touch has Safin in a spin
By Barry Wood in Dubai

23 February 2005

Marat Safin was beaten 7-6, 6-4 by Germany's Nicolas Kiefer in the opening round of the Dubai Championships here yesterday. Playing his first match since winning the Australian Open, the Russian No 2 seed never found his rhythm against an opponent who had also won their previous meeting at the Toronto Masters last year.

Kiefer, who often came to the net, mixed aggression and a deft touch to frustrate his opponent and although Safin served well at times it was not enough to give him any advantage.

Neither player managed to earn a break-point as the first set went to a tie-break, which Kiefer dominated. The German then maintained his momentum as the second set got underway, breaking to love as Safin struck his first double-fault of the match to fall behind 1-0.

A second double-fault allowed Kiefer to break again to lead 5-2 but he failed to serve out the match, putting a forehand wide down the line on break point. When the German served for the match a second time he was able to seal victory with his eighth ace of the match.

"I couldn't get comfortable on the court," said Safin, who refused to blame his defeat on his 10-day break after winning in Melbourne last month.

"I found the court was a little bit too fast so I couldn't really time the ball. I was missing a lot and wasn't comfortable at any moment," he said.

"He's [Kiefer] a tough one. All of a sudden he makes a couple of mistakes and he plays again and there is no rhythm at all. It's very difficult to find your game against him." :D Good from Marat

Wind had covered the court with a fine layer of sand and Kiefer said that made the surface faster, to his liking.

"I didn't expect to play this good," he said. "I've been playing well but the last two days I lost a little bit of my concentration, my focus. But I'm very happy with the way I played. I was fighting."

Kiefer said nerves also played a part as he struggled to close out the match.

"I just tried to focus on my game," he said. "I didn't serve so well in the beginning but I could get through the games and that is very important, especially against these players."

sol
02-23-2005, 01:07 AM
Thanks Sol for that! :hug:

I've just seen the new Eurosport schedule for tomorrow.
Remember that today they showed the match before night session (90 minutes) and then they switched over to WTA for 3 hours.

Tomorrow (well, Wednesday I mean) they first show a WTA match, then they switch over to Nordic Ski World Championships, then they show the 1st night session match of Dubai (90 minutes) and THEN when Kiwi's match is most likely on, they show again WTA :banghead: :banghead:

Incredible what they are doing :banghead: as if they would miss Kiefer's matches on purposes :lol: :fiery:

The only chance would be that Roger wins in something like 45 minutes and maybe they would show a bit of Kiwi's match then, but even if this happened the chance would be too low because I think they would switch over to WTA immediately then or to something completely different.... :rolleyes:

:hug: Neely

I don't have any coverage here :shrug:

Neely
02-23-2005, 01:13 AM
:hug: Neely

I don't have any coverage here :shrug:
Can you receive any channels of other South American countries? JazzGirl told me that tennis coverage in Argentina is really good for most tournaments and I remember that she had different European indoor tournaments on TV lately.

Do you at least get the South American tournaments?

Agassi Fan
02-23-2005, 09:20 AM
Well done!

Tennisqueen
02-23-2005, 01:06 PM
Thanks Sol for that! :hug:

I've just seen the new Eurosport schedule for tomorrow.
Remember that today they showed the match before night session (90 minutes) and then they switched over to WTA for 3 hours.

Tomorrow (well, Wednesday I mean) they first show a WTA match, then they switch over to Nordic Ski World Championships, then they show the 1st night session match of Dubai (90 minutes) and THEN when Kiwi's match is most likely on, they show again WTA :banghead: :banghead:

Incredible what they are doing :banghead: as if they would miss Kiefer's matches on purposes :lol: :fiery:

The only chance would be that Roger wins in something like 45 minutes and maybe they would show a bit of Kiwi's match then, but even if this happened the chance would be too low because I think they would switch over to WTA immediately then or to something completely different.... :rolleyes:

Yes, I read it, too! That's unbelievable! :mad: :banghead:

sol
02-23-2005, 03:05 PM
Can you receive any channels of other South American countries? JazzGirl told me that tennis coverage in Argentina is really good for most tournaments and I remember that she had different European indoor tournaments on TV lately.

Do you at least get the South American tournaments?


Jazz girl is in Argentina. Argentina and Chile have better tennis coverage than us. :shrug: We don’t have any tennis coverage in the locals TV sports channels except at USO. :banghead: In the other side, we have International cable/sky channels as ESPN and Foxsports, but Argentina and Chile also have the regional channel ESPN+ (not available here), and Foxsports doesn’t have the same signal here. :(

ESPN+ is the only TV channel to broadcast Wimbledon in the whole Latin America, so we can’t watch that tournament in the north of South America (Venezuela, Colombia, etc...), neither Centro America (México, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, etc...) :shrug:

Neely
02-23-2005, 05:16 PM
:banana: Kiefer defeats Lee 2-6 6-1 6-3 :woohoo:

glad that he could resettle just in time for the rest of this match after this lost 1st set

knight_ley
02-23-2005, 05:40 PM
yay Kiwi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo:


(( ps -- i posted 2 pictures of Kiwi riding a camel in Dubai in the pictures thread ;) ))

User ID 4783
02-23-2005, 06:03 PM
I'm so happy right now :woohoo:

User ID 4783
02-23-2005, 06:05 PM
(( ps -- i posted a picture of Kiwi riding a camel in Dubai in the pictures thread ;) ))
That's a great picture, simpleternity (name??) :D

knight_ley
02-23-2005, 06:21 PM
That's a great picture, simpleternity (name??) :D

mary ;)

knight_ley
02-23-2005, 06:30 PM
Four more pictures from today's match :)

JMG
02-23-2005, 06:53 PM
Important win today. :yeah: But that Eurosport has no coverage until Saturday is ridiculous.:(

Space Cowgirl
02-23-2005, 08:44 PM
Alright Kiwi!!! :bowdown:

sol
02-23-2005, 11:55 PM
Go Kiwi! :woohoo: :dance: :bounce:

Jogy
02-24-2005, 04:30 AM
Beat Robredo now, Kiefer!!! :fiery:
Take chance!

:yeah:

Washa Koroleva
02-24-2005, 10:55 AM
He turns me on. I can tell ya that

NiciSunflower
02-24-2005, 02:33 PM
Okay, as we all know, Eurosport headquarters is in Paris, so WTA gets more coverage 'cause they love to show Mauresmo, fine, but now they're showing trial jumps of ski jumping.... I like ski jumping, I really do, I've also been to Oberstdorf last week, but what the hell are they up to? I can't get my mind round this, it's just ridiculus, those f****** blogheads...Arrgh :fiery: :banghead:

Tennisqueen
02-24-2005, 08:10 PM
Oh no, on eurosport 2 they show the match kiefer vs. robredo!!!
:banghead:
I want to have this channel!!! :sad:

Neely
02-25-2005, 12:37 AM
I want to have this channel!!! :sad:
I didn't figure out yet how to get this chanel :banghead: I think it's not yet available for us in Germany. Bilbo lately said the same when I asked him about that.

Neely
02-25-2005, 03:03 AM
BTW... Kiwi is still active in doubles with Berdych, too.

Berdych/Kiefer def. Paes/Zimonjic 7-6(8) 6-2

So this means double action for him tomorrow, Friday. Singles and doubles. Hopefully Berdych can pull him through somehow if Kiwi won his singles match that he doesn't have to lose too much energy.

knight_ley
02-25-2005, 09:27 AM
:woohoo:

keep it up Kiwi !!!!!! :yeah:

knight_ley
02-25-2005, 10:54 AM
Kiwi just lost to Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-4 :sad:

Tennisqueen
02-25-2005, 11:26 AM
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! :banghead: :crying2:
I hope he wins his double this evening...

knight_ley
02-25-2005, 03:25 PM
Here's a picture from today's loss.

Neely
02-25-2005, 06:21 PM
okay, loss in quarterfinal to Robredo who also had impressive results... I wished he stayed in the tournament, but at least this week had two wins, one including over Safin

I'm a bit disappointed, but nothing bad like losing in first round to he likes of Beck or so...

knight_ley
02-25-2005, 07:32 PM
Does anyone know what's going on with doubles? They didn't play today and they're not even listed on the ATP site as still to be played. I know there was a rain delay for matches during the Ljubicic/Henman match, but everything has since been completed. I cannot find if he pulled out of doubles like he did in Adelaide or if they're just playing tomorrow. :confused:

Neely
02-25-2005, 09:26 PM
damn, that's really strange... I don't even see their doubles match scheduled anymore for tomorrow :eek:

maybe they called the doubles competetion because of bad weather? :shrug:

Neely
02-25-2005, 09:50 PM
the live ticker from Eurosport:

12:46 Game, set and match Robredo 6-4 6-4! The 5th seed is the first player to reach the semi-finals and will face the winner of Henman v Ljubicic tomorrow

12:46 4 winners in a rown from Robredo! What a way to finish

12:44 The 5th seed will next serve for the match

12:42 Kiefer's forehand goes wide and Robredo breaks

12:40 Robredo on the offensive! The Spaniard comes to the net to cut Kiefer's pace for 15-40 and a break point

12:38 A love game from Robredo to level at 4-4

12:34 Kiefer wins it! Robredo could be sorry to have miss a golden opportunity to break

12:33 5th deuce! Kiefer can't close the game

12:31 4th deuce in this 7th game of the deciding set! It's an important game, whoever wins it will be in good spirit to win the match

12:18 Robredo levels at 2-2!

12:10 Robredo breaks back! Kiefer made three unforced errors

12:05 Break point for Kiefer...AND A BEAUTIFUL RETURN ON THE FOREHAND...The German breaks the serve and leads now 2-0...

12:03 A little stat... 12 unforced errors for Kiefer, twuce as many as Robredo... This could be the key of the German losing the first set...

12:02 Kiefer has well started this second set with an almost perfect serve game to get back in this match...

12:00 Kiefer serves firstin this second set...

11:56 2 set points for Robredo...Oh! an awful mistake on the backhand...only one left...AND THIS IS EXTAORDINARY!!! Beautiful passing shot from the spanish on the forehand and down the line... This shot gives him the first set 6-4..

11:53 Well, Kiefer still hangs on... Robredo will have toserve for the set...

11:52 Well, I just say that and he makes a double fault...

11:52 2 aces so far for the German... The pressure seems to have no grip on him whatsoever...

11:50 Comfortable serve for the Spaniard who wins it to 15... Pressure is now on Kiefer as he serves to stay alive in this first set...

11:46 Kiefer wins his serve and comes back to 4-3...

11:44 The Spaniard finally confirms his break and leads now 4-2...

11:41 Robredo has just superbly saved abreak back point on his serve with alob that surprised Kiefer after a good rally...

11:39 Robredo has just broken Kiefer's serve and leads 3-2...

11:19 Welcome to this live coverage of this quarter final as Tommy Robredo of Spain faces Germany's Nicolas Kiefer...

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Nicolas Kiefer ist als letzter deutscher Tennis- Profi beim ATP-Turnier in Dubai ausgeschieden. Der Sieger von 2000 verlor im Viertelfinale 4:6, 4:6 gegen den Spanier Tommy Robredo. Kiefer aber ist mit dem Tschechen Tomas Berdych zumindest noch im Doppel-Wettbewerb vertreten.

In der Stadt des Goldes kann Nicolas Kiefer nach seinem Viertelfinal-Aus nicht mehr den großen Glanz verbreiten. Dennoch wertete er die Woche am Persischen Golf als Schritt nach vorn nach seiner Handgelenksverletzung. "Ich bin enttäuscht, dass ich verloren habe. Manchmal habe ich zu aggressiv gespielt. Das ist bitter, doch ich will wieder angreifen, und das kann ich nur im Match", sagte Kiefer. "Entscheidend ist, dass ich die aktuelle Nummer eins geschlagen und endlich wieder mutig gespielt habe."

Bummel auf den Goldmärkten

Der Sieger von 2000 konnte zwar kein weiteres Kapital aus seinem tollen Erstrunden-Sieg über Australian-Open-Sieger Marat Safin schlagen, ist hinter Thomas Haas derzeit aber eindeutig die Nummer zwei im deutschen Daviscup-Team, das am nächsten Freitag in Südafrika antreten muss.

Zudem hat der Tennis-Profi mit seiner Prämie von 27.200 Dollar genug Taschengeld für einen Bummel auf den Goldmärkten oder einer der vielen Einkaufspassagen zur Verfügung. Allerdings will er so schnell wie möglich nach Johannesburg aufbrechen. Im Doppel hatte Kiefer noch die Chance, sein Preisgeld zusammen mit dem Tschechen Tomas Berdych aufzustocken.

"Kiwi" verliert seine Aufschläge

Kiefer zeigte bei erneut drückender Schwüle und wolkenverhangenem Himmler trotz der Niederlage eine ordentliche Leistung im ersten Vergleich gegen Robredo und fand sogar: "Ich habe besser gespielt als gegen Safin. Robredo hat halt die Big Points gemacht. Die waren im vorigen Jahr meist auf meiner Seite." Nach einem völlig missratenen Schmetterball von der Grundlinie gab Kiefer seinen Aufschlag zum 2:3 ab. Danach verpasste er das sofortige Rebreak, als Robredo einen fantastischen Lob aus vollem Lauf im Feld unterbrachte. Beim ersten Satzball schlug der 13. der Weltrangliste erneut aus der Bedrängnis mit der Vorhand einen wunderbaren Passierball.

Allerdings ließ sich Kiefer vom Rückstand nicht beeindrucken und holte sich gleich danach das erste Break zur 2:0-Führung im zweiten Durchgang. Doch statt mit dem lange Zeit gut funktionierenden Service den Vorsprung auszubauen, verlor der Niedersachse sofort selbst seinen Aufschlag und vergab auch eine Chance zum 3:1. Danach hatte der 30. der Weltrangliste zunehmend Probleme, seine Spiele durch zu bringen und kassierte nach drei verschlagenen Volleys am Netz das entscheidende Break zum 4:5. Nach 90 Minuten brachte Robredo mit einer Rückhand den verdienten Erfolg unter Dach und Fach.

JMG
02-26-2005, 06:33 PM
QF
Kiefer / Berdych - Andreev / Davydenko 6-3 (7)6-7 6-3

SF
Kiefer / Berdych - Björkman / Santoro (4)6-7 (5)6-7

It was obviously a nice fight on court no. 3. Kiefer/Berdych fought back from 6-7 3-5 and when they were 6-5 up, Björkman/Santoro needed about 15 minutes to win the 12th game. The match was completed short before midnight.

Neely
02-26-2005, 11:12 PM
Thanks for these results!

Damn, soooooo close against Björkman and Santoro :( :fiery: :banghead:

knight_ley
02-27-2005, 12:36 AM
ooh so they did still play... i couldnt find any info about doubles anywhere..... SOOOOO close in the semi :(