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AMS Rome! ~~ Forza Kiwi!! ~~

Neely
05-07-2006, 11:00 AM
Kiwi is back after his little rest to cure the stomach muscle. He said it's not yet 100%, especially overhead, but I hope he is quite okay because he can win again a few rounds with this draw.

Here is his quarter:

(4)David Nalbandian (ARG) vs Q
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) vs Paul Henri Mathieu (FRA)
Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) vs Q
Daniele Bracciali (ITA) vs (13)Nicolas Kiefer (GER)

(9)Guillermo Coria (ARG) vs Q
Marat Safin (RUS) vs Q
Mario Ancic (CRO) vs Luis Horna (PER)
Florent Serra (FRA) vs (7)James Blake (USA)


Bracciali is from time to time playing very well, takes the risk and has the weapons, plus a nice serve for his height. He can be dangerous, maybe even more so in Italy. Bracciali also with the tournament on clay in Casablanca, so not too shabby. But it's still not the biggest name and it could have been worse in a such a draw, so I hope it's doable for Kiwi. Sanguinetti vs Qualifier: another chance for Kiwi not facing the biggest names in a probable 2nd round match. 3rd round would be more difficult: Ferrero, Mathieu, Nalbandian!

oLn
05-07-2006, 01:17 PM
quite tough draw !
1st match against bracciali - yeah she is in vGood form... plus he will play in his "home" - so kiwi should be calm, not nevrous... and to play his game ! lets see...

Phoe
05-07-2006, 10:03 PM
Tomorrow, third match on centre court.

Neely
05-08-2006, 02:25 PM
Good luck to our warrior today!!!! :smoke:
:bounce:

knight_ley
05-08-2006, 04:21 PM
auf gehts kiwi !!!!

:yeah:

Neely
05-08-2006, 04:45 PM
auf gehts kiwi !!!!

:yeah:
:bounce: Yeah, his match should start every minute now. Federer is already finished!

Phoe
05-08-2006, 05:08 PM
first game to kiwi, looks like he´s starting to fight! i hope so, it doesn´t look good...

Phoe
05-08-2006, 07:02 PM
mann mann mann, der machts aber auch immer spannend! aber es ist ja nohmal gutgegangen....

Neely
05-08-2006, 07:04 PM
Kiefer def. Bracciali 4-6 6-2 6-4

I expected it to be hard because Bracciali can play good tennis and I thought he would be dangerious in Italy, and also due to his tournament win.

So I'm really glad that Kiwi won this match!!! :bounce: :woohoo:

Alexiana
05-08-2006, 07:18 PM
Kiefer def. Bracciali 4-6 6-2 6-4

I expected it to be hard because Bracciali can play good tennis and I thought he would be dangerious in Italy, and also due to his tournament win.

So I'm really glad that Kiwi won this match!!! :bounce: :woohoo:

great win Kiwi, show Tommy how to win matches in Masters events please :rolleyes:

bavaria100
05-08-2006, 09:34 PM
Well done Kiwi! :banana:

Truc
05-08-2006, 11:14 PM
The highlights of the match from the http://www.atpmastersseries.tv website:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LOHN1XNO

oLn
05-08-2006, 11:17 PM
yeah... well done nicolas !
Good Luck next...

oLn
05-08-2006, 11:18 PM
The highlights of the match from the http://www.atpmastersseries.tv website:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LOHN1XNO

thanks truc :worship:

Neely
05-09-2006, 12:04 AM
Merci for the highlights again! :yeah:

:lol: LOL, looks like Kiwi had a few fist pumps and outcries when he won the point and after the converted match point. Except a few singular claps it was almost silent in the stadium whenever Kiwi won the point while there was good applause for Bracciali. Kiwi also had some reactions towards the direction of Nensel. I'm sure he was glad as hell to have survived this and not being broken at the end!!

knight_ley
05-09-2006, 01:50 AM
:woohoo:

And thanks for the highlights :hug:

Neely
05-09-2006, 08:22 PM
for tomorrow first match at 1pm on court #5

he's not playing the biggest match and against no Italian, so it's back to the outside courts after Kiwi's centre court performance against Bracciali from Monday ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-10-2006, 06:47 AM
Court 5
Matches start 1 pm
Alberto MARTIN (ESP) vs Nicolas KIEFER (GER)

That guy is a clay counter,but Kiwi should beat him easily too,go go go! :rocker2:

kfh_9118
05-10-2006, 01:14 PM
Kiwi lost first set 3-6 :mad:

second set 1-2 :(

Fight Kiwi

Neely
05-10-2006, 02:39 PM
Kiwi lost 3-6 6-7(3) against Alberto Martin from Spain.

No real chance for Kiwi, it seemed! :o
The only chance I saw was if he served out the 2nd set at *5-4.
But I followed much of the match on the scoreboard and Alberto Martin always seemed to be closer than Kiwi and I didn't get the feeling that Kiwi was 'in' the match at any time.

No idea what happened, if Kiwi was bad today or Martin very good or what was going on... but of course I would have expected more out of this match, at least making the third round until facing a more prominent player!


Now fight for a better result in Hamburg, Kiwi!!! :boxing: Auf gehts! :bounce:

oLn
05-11-2006, 10:46 AM
unexpected...
martin is spanish so he like clay ! dont know what happened... but i guess that martin was stronger !

hope kiwi will play better in hamburg !