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** KIWI in Paris ** The End of the 2005 Road....

knight_ley
10-30-2005, 05:05 PM
MAIN DRAW

(1) RODDICK, Andy USA/Bye
GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA v. DENT, Taylor USA
qualifier v. MONFILS, Gael FRA
Bye/(16) HRBATY, Dominik SVK
(10) FERRER, David ESP/Bye
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v. MIRNYI, Max BLR
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v. HAAS, Tommy GER
Bye/(5) NALBANDIAN, David ARG

(4) PUERTA, Mariano ARG/Bye
qualifier v. HANESCU, Victor ROM
(WC) CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA v. KIEFER, Nicolas GER
Bye/(14) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP
(9) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE/Bye
qualifier v. ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL v. BLAKE, James USA
Bye/(6) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO

(8) STEPANEK, Radek/Bye
LOPEZ, Feliciano v. MALISSE, Xavier
SANGUINETTI, Davide v. MATHIEU, Paul-Henri
Bye/(11) GONZALEZ, Fernando
(15) ANCIC, Mario/Bye
HENMAN, Tim v. SPADEA, Vincent
RUSEDSKI, Greg v. qualifier
Bye/(3) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay

(7) GAUDIO, Gaston/Bye
NIEMINEN, Jarkko v. (WC) SANTORO, Fabrice
qualifier v. VERDASCO, Fernando
Bye/(12) GINEPRI, Robby
(13) FERRERO, Juan Carlos/Bye
qualifier v. (WC) SERRA, Florent
BERDYCH, Tomas v. NOVAK, Jiri
Bye/(2) CORIA, Guillermo

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-30-2005, 05:51 PM
Against Clement :5-1
Against Robredo :0-1
I think he can beat Clement with this good record. :D Also can beat Robredo,who doesn't play well enough recently.Normally he can win at least 3 matches here as well. :)

Neely
10-30-2005, 06:17 PM
I expect the match against Clément will be like a surprise box: you don't know what you're getting from it

But I would like to hope so much that he can win a few rounds there, come on! One more chance to gain points!

JMG
10-30-2005, 06:20 PM
Somehow I was hoping for a match against Santoro. ;)

zethand
10-31-2005, 11:19 PM
Go Kiwi! Beat Clément!

kek
10-31-2005, 11:38 PM
Beating Clement in Paris isn't going to be easy. Clement will want revenge for Nicolas beating him at RG. Unfortunately, I don't see Nicolas winning this match. His mind is in la la land.

knight_ley
11-01-2005, 12:10 AM
Tuesday Order Of Play

Center Court -- not before 1pm

Greg RUSEDSKI (GBR) vs Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)
Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA) vs Nicolas KIEFER (GER)

Neely
11-01-2005, 01:33 PM
I only have the scores, but it's not looking good so far.
Kiwi is down one set, lost the first one 4-6

leading 1-0* now in the 2nd after a long service game (saved break point).

I would wish he gets a lead now and breaks Clément.

Neely
11-01-2005, 02:02 PM
Nice!!! Kiwi wins the 2nd set 6-1!

Come on now, and take the third set also! :drive:

kiwiteami
11-01-2005, 03:43 PM
He lost 7-6 in the third set.well the season is finished for him..but lets keep this forum alive.

Neely
11-01-2005, 04:15 PM
OMG, good that I didn't follow it, 7-6(6) in the third set, I would have died several deaths.

urbanjae
11-01-2005, 04:28 PM
OMG, good that I didn't follow it, 7-6(6) in the third set, I would have died several deaths.

Me too! :awww:

At least he put up a fight and turned the match around after the first set. I'm glad he had such a terrific year. I can't wait for next season, especially if he stays confident now, all he can do is improve on what he did this season. YAY Kiwi! :bigclap:

Neely
11-01-2005, 04:39 PM
I didn't see the match, but I've just read through the thread in the tournament forum and people said it was a good match and it didn't look as if Kiwi was playing badly. At least it seemed to be an acceptable performance and he has all the right to keep his head up after this loss.

Sure, I also wanted the result turned around, but he won against Clément twice alone this season before in a Slam and I think that's worth something also and another time you lose again. That's how it is. :shrug:

JMG
11-01-2005, 05:24 PM
He played the whole year this time and didn't earn more points, so I would call it a bad/average year. :( I thinks it's really not necessary that players like Stepanek, Ferrer, Johansson, Puerta, ... have a better rank. :rolleyes:

I fear the AusOpen will be the only ranking tournament for him until Rotterdam. :o

Neely
11-01-2005, 05:42 PM
Sure, he could play the whole season (thanksfully no serious injury *knock-knock on wood* :) ) but Kiwi didn't perform well enough in the Masters this year; one quarterfinal and that's the end of the story. Three Grand Slams were quite okay and there would have been more possible if Federer wasn't all the time in his way.

Ferrer has made two Masters semifinals, a Slam QF, good results overall on clay.
Puerta and Johansson posted both big results at a Slam, what Kiwi couldn't do, something like that helps enormously and if you have such a result in your ranking, you are forgiven again lots of other bad results. They all did have some stand-out results that Kiwi didn't have in big events and deserve it to be ranked that high although we know that Kiefer could do the same, regarding ability, talent, where he was once.

As for Stepanek, his ranking will drop also if he can't defend his Masters finals points this week from last year.

Like you say, Australian Open next year is a good possibility to gain points and to make up for the first round loss against Rochus from this season :yeah:

JMG
11-01-2005, 08:39 PM
At least Kiwi made the top 15 in the least liked player thread. :yeah:

knight_ley
11-01-2005, 08:50 PM
At least Kiwi made the top 15 in the least liked player thread. :yeah:

:haha: KIWI IS A WINNER! :lol:


:hug: Kiwi... See you in 2006 :kiss:

kiwiteami
11-02-2005, 12:10 AM
At least Kiwi made the top 15 in the least liked player thread. :yeah:

Can you tell me where is that list,i want to know who are they other players.

kek
11-02-2005, 12:19 AM
Can you tell me where is that list,i want to know who are they other players.


It's on the general message forum. It's a lists from the people on the forum on their most dislike players. To me, it would mean more if it was list from the actual players perspective. I'm sure Nicolas is low on that list too ;)

kiwiteami
11-02-2005, 12:30 AM
It's on the general message forum. It's a lists from the people on the forum on their most dislike players. To me, it would mean more if it was list from the actual players perspective. I'm sure Nicolas is low on that list too ;)

Thanks for the info

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-02-2005, 04:31 AM
He owed a bit luck. :bigcry:

Neely
11-02-2005, 10:15 AM
I hope Kiwi annoys lots of people next year again! :devil: :devil: :banana:
Would only mean he is doing great when people complain about him :D :smoke:

Go Kiwi, we love you! :yeah:

kiwiteami
11-02-2005, 11:41 AM
I hope Kiwi annoys lots of people next year again! :devil: :devil: :banana:
Would only mean he is doing great when people complain about him :D :smoke:

Go Kiwi, we love you! :yeah:


For me,the meaner he is,the more i adore him.well,i am a mentalcase like him.lol.as long as he is not mean to me.lol.he got even into an argument with stepanek this year in indian wells after their only match together.radek left very mad.nicolas then turned around,looked at me and i ran to see him and we walked together,he was fine.he is complicated to understand..that is why we all adore him on this forum

Space Cowgirl
11-02-2005, 07:42 PM
For me,the meaner he is,the more i adore him.well,i am a mentalcase like him.lol.as long as he is not mean to me.lol.he got even into an argument with stepanek this year in indian wells after their only match together.radek left very mad.nicolas then turned around,looked at me and i ran to see him and we walked together,he was fine.he is complicated to understand..that is why we all adore him on this forum
right on the money! :yeah: And anyone who has a row with Stepanek is ok with me :p

kiwiteami
11-02-2005, 09:12 PM
right on the money! :yeah: And anyone who has a row with Stepanek is ok with me :p

Well he was right to scream at Radek cause they lost because of him.He was playing so badly so Nicolas during the match was yelling at him.lol.Radek left so mad.But with Dominic they made a fine team,they were having fun,it showed.

knight_ley
11-03-2005, 06:47 PM
he is complicated to understand..that is why we all adore him on this forum


:yeah:

liptea
11-06-2005, 06:20 AM
Kiwi's abrasive, but that's why he wins at life.