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Neely
04-15-2006, 11:22 AM
Monte Carlo is ahead, the draw is out and Kiwi's quarter looks like this:


Guillermo Coria (6)
Mikhail Youzhny
Paul-Henri Mathieu
Marat Safin
Boris Pashanski
Michael Llodra (WC)
Max Mirnyi
Nicolas Kiefer (9)
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Jarkko Nieminen (14)
Kristof Vliegen
(qualifier)
Julien Benneteau (WC)
Jean-Rene Lisnard (WC)
Andy Murray
Arnaud Clement
Rafael Nadal (2)


The first two rounds would need to be considered as matches he should win. With a bit of luck he can defeat his opponent in the third round, too. Mathieu, Safin, Youzhny or Coria are all doable currently, I think. Let's see, but I hope he plays a good tournament.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-15-2006, 12:56 PM
Max :bigcry: - just take some fee in R1 ;) and concentrate on the doubles.He should win at least 2 matches. :cool: Probably he will beat Paulo,or maybe he will beat Safin! :boxing:

JMG
04-15-2006, 12:58 PM
Good draw for him! Third round is what I want to see here. Has he ever reached the third round? :tape:

oLn
04-15-2006, 01:02 PM
yeah he should win the 1st two matches "easy" !
i disagree about safin... he doing well this week - but with a bit luck and a good game.. kiwi can win any of these opponents !

bavaria100
04-15-2006, 02:06 PM
Max versus Kiwi in round 1. :bigcry: Well, at least one of them makes it into the second round and I'm pretty sure it's Kiwi.

JMG
04-16-2006, 07:45 AM
KIEFER, Nicolas (GER)/SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn (THA) v. ANDREEV, Igor (RUS)/DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (RUS)

:spit:

Alexiana
04-16-2006, 11:23 AM
KIEFER, Nicolas (GER)/SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn (THA) v. ANDREEV, Igor (RUS)/DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (RUS)

:spit:

he can spy on Paradorn for DC ;) But he says on his HP that Dorni is his best friends on tour. Never knew that

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-16-2006, 03:31 PM
Oh! :eek: I don't know that too!
Singles are more important for them,but I hate their opponents,esp Andreev, :armed: better kill them in straight sets! :fiery::fiery::fiery:

kfh_9118
04-17-2006, 10:52 AM
Oh! :eek: I don't know that too!
Singles are more important for them,but I hate their opponents,esp Andreev, :armed: better kill them in straight sets! :fiery::fiery::fiery:

Same here, I hate Andreev :mad:
Please beat them in straight set, Kiwi/Paradorn :angel:

Good luck in single, Kiwi, he will play in a few minutes time ;)

Alexiana
04-17-2006, 03:00 PM
Kiwi won :yeah:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-17-2006, 05:17 PM
Same here, I hate Andreev :mad:
Please beat them in straight set, Kiwi/Paradorn :angel:

Good luck in single, Kiwi, he will play in a few minutes time ;)
Yes,he was injured,but took 2 timeouts to heal the same injury + one bathroom time!I can't forget this ridiculous thing! :fiery::armed::mad: But Kiwi wasn't good today,he blew chances and was broken too much,thank god Max sucks on clay. :sad: So Paradorn better play better to kill that team! :boxing:
I heard the interesting thing,Paradorn didn't know he has been in the main draw already.It's urgent to book an air ticket after knew it. :lol:

Grinder
04-18-2006, 01:39 AM
After Kiwi defeats Llodra, he will surpass Hewitt by 5 entry points and be back inside the TOP 10! :D

kiwifan80
04-18-2006, 02:46 AM
Go Nicolas :)!!! Good luck the next round

oLn
04-18-2006, 09:21 AM
i expecting a easier victory - but ok the importance is that kiwi won !
Good Luck next !

Alexiana
04-18-2006, 12:02 PM
After Kiwi defeats Llodra, he will surpass Hewitt by 5 entry points and be back inside the TOP 10! :D

thats great :yeah:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-18-2006, 12:39 PM
Llodra bagelled his opponent before,But I think Kiwi should ba able to beat him fast!Come on,go into Top 10! :rocker2:

Neely
04-18-2006, 02:21 PM
Damn, that was close yesterday :eek: I hope he will be well for the 2nd round! :scared:

I read that he had a slight tore of an abdominal muscle which bothered him a bit during serving... I hope it's okay for Llodra though. No excuses for this chance to win two clay matches in a Masters since long time again!


After Kiwi defeats Llodra, he will surpass Hewitt by 5 entry points and be back inside the TOP 10! :D
Hi Grinder, are you sure with your calculation? I made an estimation and I think that Kiwi will be 5 points behind Hewitt with this 3rd round:
Hewitt: 1595 + 0 points this week = 1595 (should remain the same after this week)
Kiefer: 1520 + 75 (possible 3rd round) - 5 points (one 5point event will fall out because of the 13 mandatory events again, Monte Carlo was not the same week last year) = 1590

Neely
04-18-2006, 02:54 PM
Order of Play for tomorrow:

Court 2 start 10:00 AM
(15)T Robredo (ESP) vs O Rochus (BEL)
(WC)M Llodra (FRA) vs (9)N Kiefer (GER)
(4)I Ljubicic (CRO) or I Andreev (RUS) vs P Srichaphan (THA) or F
Serra (FRA)
(7)G Gaudio (ARG) vs J Acasuso (ARG)
Kiefer/Srichaphan vs Andreev/Davydenko

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so it's going to a double-header for Kiwi tomorrow, first the singles and then the doubles on the same court as well...

oLn
04-19-2006, 06:12 PM
kiwi won ! =) he d. Llodra 7-6 ,6-4 !
next he "ll play against Alessio Di Mauro who bt Stepanek 6-2 ,2-6 ,7-6 !
Go kiwi...

Neely
04-19-2006, 06:32 PM
GREAT JOB, KIWI!!!!! :woohoo:
damn, a third round in a Masters on clay!
That must be ages ago since he achieved that!!!!!!! :eek:
I must look that up some time when he did that for the last time...

next he "ll play against Alessio Di Mauro who bt Stepanek 6-2 ,2-6 ,7-6 !
no, next one is Coria! Kiwi has a very bad h2h record against Coria, he even couldn't defeat him on hardcourt in two matches of 2004. Coria leads h2h 5-1, Kiwi's only win against him came as Coria was a total newcomer to the tour, in the year of 2000, even then he needed three sets to beat him on hardcourt.

Neely
04-19-2006, 06:33 PM
Kiwi pulled out of doubles with Paradorn due to his strained abdominal muscle which is bothering him a bit and he must hold back speed a bit during his serves. He wants to rest and concentrate on singles tomorrow to try the best against Coria.

A LL team with Bolelli and Seppi replaces Kiwi/Paradorn in the draw.

Neely
04-19-2006, 07:09 PM
Order of Play for tomorrow is out!


Court des Princes start 10:00 AM
(WC)Henman/Murray vs (3)Santoro/Zimonjic
(15)T Robredo (ESP) vs (3)D Nalbandian (ARG)
(7)G Gaudio (ARG) vs (Q)A Di Mauro (ITA)
(6)G Coria (ARG) vs (9)N Kiefer (GER)
(12)F Gonzalez (CHI) or F Lopez (ESP) vs R Soderling (SWE)
(6)Aspelin/Perry vs (WC)Clement/Llodra

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He's the fourth match tomorrow. So with three matches taking place before, it's very difficult to predict when his match is actually going to start. I hope it's not too late because I'm going to be not at home tomorrow evening :mad:


Go Kiwi! :yeah:

Neely
04-19-2006, 09:04 PM
That must be ages ago since he achieved that!!!!!!! :eek:
I must look that up some time when he did that for the last time...
Except Roland Garros last year, I've found his last clay winning streak in the database, dating back to 2001, where he made two rounds of 16 in the clay Masters:


Rome TMS, Italy
Tennis Masters Series, 7-May-01, O, Clay , Draw: 64

R64 Pioline, Cedric (FRA) 6-3 6-0
R32 Enqvist, Thomas (SWE) 7-6(4) 4-6 6-3
R16 Levy, Harel (ISR) 2-6 4-6

_____________


Hamburg TMS, Germany
Tennis Masters Series, 14-May-01, O, Clay , Draw: 64

R64 Pavel, Andrei (ROM) 6-4 6-4
R32 Martin, Todd (USA) 6-3 7-5
R16 Santoro, Fabrice (FRA) 3-6 3-6


I wouldn't mind if he did that this year again or even better ;)


And about the mystery and his ranking: Even though Hewitt didn't play this time last year and therefore has not to defend any points in the 52-week ranking system, he will lose points because after Monte Carlo the sixth optional event will fall out of the ranking system again. So yes, CURRENTLY Kiwi is ranked #10 in the entry system after defeating Llodra today :D But this could change again when others closely behind him, for example David Ferrer, do well this week by getting a better result to overtake him - which would not be the most unlikely thing to happen.

Anyway, if top 10 or not, it's all nice... but the most important thing would be that he is top 7 at the end of the season and that he would be 100% guaranteed a spot for the Masters Cup :) :smoke:

kiwifan80
04-19-2006, 09:19 PM
Great Job Kiwi. So glad he's back to the TOP 10:) Lets see how he'll do vs Coria. It's tough, but Kiwi should be confident. Whatever happens it's been a good tournament :)!!!!!!!!!!

JMG
04-19-2006, 10:07 PM
If Coria hasn't double faulting problems, Kiwi won't have a chance today I guess. In their last match, he didn't know what to do. :shrug:

btw He also defeated him in Madrid 2002 (quali). ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-20-2006, 07:49 AM
Kiwi does have a chance today. :) Coria survived after Mathieu biggest choke.I don't think Coria can change his serve problem at once!Anyway,good luck! :rocker2:

kfh_9118
04-20-2006, 09:04 AM
Please get the revenge today, Kiwi :fiery:

I have faith in him :angel:

Neely
04-20-2006, 05:59 PM
Coria was overall simply too tough at the end. I have the feeling more would have been possible, but lets not complain. Kiwi was 0-4 with break point down in the first set and he could have as well lost this set 0-6. Coria double faulted a lot, maybe Kiwi should have done more out of that. He left out many chances in the third, according to the stats his backhand was very weak today (lots of UEs). Ah well, good try anyway ;)

Now focus on getting more clay results and cure the muscle :fiery: :yeah:

<-TH->
04-20-2006, 07:43 PM
Keifer vs Coria

1st set - Tie Break

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M1GZ9ZYR

Neely
04-20-2006, 10:35 PM
Keifer vs Coria

1st set - Tie Break

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M1GZ9ZYR
:wavey: Thanks for uploading, great last two points :angel:

Also thanks to Truc who has posted some overall match highlight of the match, follw the link to this post:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3379075&postcount=3653

oLn
04-21-2006, 12:05 AM
i didnt watch the game... the stats looks quite good - but kiwi didnt won his "chances" in the game - prob coria was v-tough in last set (like his previus match) ! anwz. yeah Neely Focus for better results in clay !

btw thanks <-TH-> !

Neely
04-21-2006, 12:20 AM
i didnt watch the game... the stats looks quite good - but kiwi didnt won his "chances" in the game - prob coria was v-tough in last set (like his previus match) ! anwz. yeah Neely Focus for better results in clay !
Yes, Kiwi had many break points in the third set. Coria all saved them or Kiwi blew them, any way you want to look at it.

I wished he would have been a bit cooler in this situation in the third set, from 2-0 to 3-0 when Coria challenged a call and Kiwi got mad after this because he was already at the bench and Coria wanted the mark checked. He may not think that everybody is against him, that's sometimes good for him because he if often playing his best with high emotional level, but not always. And I think that this decision was very well within the rules and that a mark can be checked even if the chair umpire already announced the score.

I hope he can play more clay tournaments. Right now we must see how the thing with his abdominal muscle continues and if he must take a break from a tournament to heal it completely and to be back with full force.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-21-2006, 04:49 PM
My feeling of this match only is Coria never dies until the last point. :eek: I don't think Kiwi played bad,just Coria was better on clay.

Alexiana
04-21-2006, 05:18 PM
Very sad he lost....another german player facing injury problems... :sad: