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-- Auf geht's in Hamburg, Kiwi #69!! --

Neely
05-13-2006, 10:55 AM
main draw not out yet, but I hope soon!

Neely
05-13-2006, 03:39 PM
main draw released:

(6)GAUDIO, Gaston ARG vs MARTIN, Alberto ESP
RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR vs Qualifier
HORNA, Luis PER vs MIRNYI, Max BLR
Qualifier vs (9)KIEFER, Nicolas GER

(15)STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA vs (WC)PHAU, Bjorn GER
MALISSE, Xavier BEL vs Qualifier
HAAS, Tommy GER vs (2)NADAL, Rafael ESP

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His first two rounds could have been more difficult. The qualifier is still unknown, should Horna win his first round, it could become difficult because Horna can be a crafty and tough player on the right day.

JMG
05-13-2006, 07:04 PM
I hope that we will have a Kiefer/Zverev match on Monday. If Federer and Nadal played here, they would play on Tuesday against Schüttler and Haas. So I guess Kiwi has to play on Monday if DSF wants to show his match.

JMG
05-14-2006, 03:11 PM
Against Melzer on Tuesday, GL!

knight_ley
05-14-2006, 04:15 PM
Please can I get my dream match of Kiwi vs. Rafa - that's all i want on earth.

:sad:

Neely
05-14-2006, 04:24 PM
Against Melzer on Tuesday, GL!
thanks for telling, you were fast :worship: I didn't even realize that the qualifiers were already placed in the draw :lol:

Neely
05-14-2006, 07:49 PM
Kiefer is not on the schedule for tomorrow, so the chances are slim we will see him on TV(DSF) on Tuesday because all the other big matches are going to take place as well :sad:

Neely
05-15-2006, 04:33 PM
:yeah: Kiwi 2nd match tomorrow on a full-packed Centre Court: 5 matches with German players :lol:

knight_ley
05-15-2006, 05:02 PM
:banghead: Still no Kiwi vs. Rafa... :bigcry: SOME DAY! Maybe they're waiting for a tournament I attend ;)

AUF GEHTS KIWI !!!! I want him to have a good run to get his confidence going for RG. :hug:

oLn
05-15-2006, 06:41 PM
a lot of Good players withdraws or lost in 1st round...
kiwi has a Good chance to do very well ! Go nicolas !

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-16-2006, 10:59 AM
I don't know why recently it's that difficult to see his match on TV. :shrug: Anyway,good luck and no more loss in early round again! :rocker2:

Neely
05-16-2006, 11:07 AM
DAMN!!! Kiwi's outfit is hot! :D
his Hannover jersey and he is also wearing a white headband! :rocker:

Neely
05-16-2006, 11:54 AM
lol, he was wearing the red Hannover shirt, and now after the short rain break he came out with the green Hannover jersey (I think it's the away version) :lol:

Neely
05-16-2006, 01:26 PM
Kiwi wins 6-2 3-6 6-3 :yeah:
it was hard work, not only the three sets, but also many games
Jürgen played some good dropshots, Kiwi didn't seem to feel really well with his groundstrokes when he tried to hit harder, but he was quick on his feet as always and got a lot of balls back
And for the next match I hope that Kiwi serves a bit better, he hardly hit any aces and not many service winners, and a few too many double faults. But he did well getting on track again in the third set, and Jürgen already had double break point in the beginning of the 3rd set which Kiwi could save.

Neely
05-16-2006, 02:34 PM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/746/Pdvd_088.jpghttp://img2.menstennisforums.com/746/Pdvd_087.jpg
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/746/Pdvd_090.jpghttp://img2.menstennisforums.com/746/Pdvd_089.jpg
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/746/Pdvd_091.jpg

knight_ley
05-16-2006, 03:14 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA omc that is the best outfit i have ever seen in my life. :haha:

:inlove:

AUF GEHTS!!!!!!!

dylanny@bway.net
05-16-2006, 03:24 PM
I never post i here, although I read everyday.
A. Kiwi's site is down! and
B. Outfit shmoutfit.......LOOSE THE GOOFY HEADBAND (with the tail!)

knight_ley
05-16-2006, 03:35 PM
I LOVE THE WHOLE THING! He's trying to get some of Rafa's energy I think :lol:

And good I was just gonna post about the site cuz I didn't konw if it was me or if it wasn't working for everyone.

Neely
05-16-2006, 03:37 PM
For long sight, I guess I would like the look with cap more... but come on!! his headband is cool! :cool: :rocker2: :D

It doesn't need to be a cap every time ;) he presented some really cool things today, first the red Hannover jersey, then the green one, his headband ... and won! :eek:

Years ago, I remember him playing with headband, too. Bbut it was a standard headband, not something like a bandana which you have to knot together, and therefore, the tail.

I LOVE THE WHOLE THING! He's trying to get some of Rafa's energy I think :lol:
even the logos are looking quite similiarly :p

damn Mary, you are so quick, you even changed already your avatar...!! :eek: :worship:

knight_ley
05-16-2006, 04:04 PM
For long sight, I guess I would like the look with cap more... but come on!! his headband is cool! :cool: :rocker2: :D

It doesn't need to be a cap every time ;) he presented some really cool things today, first the red Hannover jersey, then the green one, his headband ... and won! :eek:

Years ago, I remember him playing with headband, too. Bbut it was a standard headband, not something like a bandana which you have to knot together, and therefore, the tail.


even the logos are looking quite similiarly :p

damn Mary, you are so quick, you even changed already your avatar...!! :eek: :worship:

:haha: I had to! This outfit is my fave thing he's ever done. It is funny too cuz I've been so busy I haven't been home to follow tennis, and I didn't pick it up regularly again till halfway through Rome. Last night I just screamed "KIWI!!!!!!" and my friends looked at me like I was insane and all my Kiwi love came rushing back. And today, he gives me this. I showed this to my mom and was like "This is why he is my fave ever. Only he would wear something like this [the shirt]."

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-16-2006, 04:44 PM
Nice caps,Neely! :kiss: This outfit is quite special! :drool:
Next time better win in 2! :rocker:

Phoe
05-16-2006, 04:54 PM
yes, really hot, but I think he should cut his hair, he looks much better with a crop...

Phoe
05-16-2006, 05:00 PM
besides: i donīt like that special scoreboard, but (thatīs really cool, I donīt know youīve realiced) you could check it with the mobilephone-internet because itīs not a flash but an html code! therefore I was able to follow the game in university, that was cool!

Neely
05-16-2006, 05:17 PM
besides: i donīt like that special scoreboard, but (thatīs really cool, I donīt know youīve realiced) you could check it with the mobilephone-internet because itīs not a flash but an html code! therefore I was able to follow the game in university, that was cool!
Yes, I can imagine for mobile phone internet it's good, but for normal internet use it doesn't provide a lot of things and it's not good compared to the standard of the other Masters. Also it shows no stats and does often update two points at once instead of point by point. Also I've already seen the message "server too busy" :o

Phoe
05-16-2006, 05:17 PM
Kiwi's site is down!

Itīs not, just leave the - out, than you can enter: http://www.nicolaskiefer.de

Phoe
05-16-2006, 05:20 PM
Yes, I can imagine for mobile phone internet it's good, but for normal internet use it doesn't provide a lot of things and it's not good compared to the standard of the other Masters. Also it shows no stats and does often update two points at once instead of point by point. Also I've already seen the message "server too busy" :o
your right, I donīt like it very much as well. just for university itīs very cool!

Neely
05-16-2006, 05:22 PM
your right, I donīt like it very much as well. just for university itīs very cool!
Yes, of course I understand what you mean. So everything has its advantages :)

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statement of Kiwi about his shirt:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3506129&postcount=49

GermanBoy
05-16-2006, 08:21 PM
Zenzi, as you always know everything: Hannover 96 and Kiefer 69? Do I have to understand that? :confused: Isn't he able to know the name of his favorite football team? :rolleyes:

Phoe
05-16-2006, 08:26 PM
oh my god, thats his number at hannover 96! not the name of the football team... :rolleyes:

GermanBoy
05-16-2006, 08:31 PM
How am I supposed to know? :ras:

bavaria100
05-16-2006, 09:29 PM
I was really surprised when I saw that Kiwi beat Melzer. Kiwi leads in the H2H, but Melzer is the better claycourt player. Anyways, it's great that he made it into the second round.

His next opponent will be Mirnyi (once again :sad: ). At least one of my boys will make it surely into the third round. Good luck Kiwi!

Neely
05-16-2006, 10:47 PM
Zenzi, as you always know everything: Hannover 96 and Kiefer 69? Do I have to understand that? :confused: Isn't he able to know the name of his favorite football team? :rolleyes:
Read four:love's translation (link in post #27 in this thread) of Kiefer's statement and you are pretty well informed. I also don't know anything more about that and as Kiefer himself said, he thought "it was the funniest" number. Of course, he was not allowed to select a number from 1 to 40 (or about this range) because these are usually already given to the active players of the team.

Neely
05-16-2006, 10:56 PM
How am I supposed to know? :ras:
Maybe by next time switching on your brain! :p :cool:
Just because it's Schalke 04 and Mainz 05, it doesn't mean every player or fan does have to wear the #4 or #5 on his shirt to be part of the team.... ;)

Danika
05-16-2006, 11:41 PM
Yes im so happy that Nicolas won!He is so awsome!And I love his new shirt!I think it's the coolest shirt any one has worn in tennis!Alotte of people are talking about it!Nicolas is very bold to wear it!

Neely
05-17-2006, 12:07 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/en/blog/robredo.asp
I saw Robredo mentioned Kiwi and the shirt in his blogM here is the relevant part for those who had not seen it yet:
I also watched a little of the Kiefer match. He's creating quite a stir wearing his name and the number 69 on the back of his shirt. I don't know what the story is with the number but I'll try to find out. I can think of three possible answers: It's his lucky number, the number has been given to him by his football team, Hanover, or... I don't even want to think about the third reason.

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Kiwi the 2nd match for Wednesday
Yes, he won against Mirny already many times, but it was close last time and I think it won't be easy for tomorrow. Also the more often you won against an opponent, the more difficult it could become the next time. I remember how Haas was 6-0 or 7-0 against him until he suddently lost one... so Kiwi better should be ready for it because Max also wants to start a streak :scared:

knight_ley
05-17-2006, 01:31 AM
:haha: That is great.

kiwifan80
05-17-2006, 01:37 AM
WOW I'm so happy he was able to come back!!!! Great Job Kiwi!!! I love the new outfit. It's really a good idea, I think these jersey's should be more popular and more players should where them. But i'm glad that he's the first. I'm so mad we don;t get to see his matches in the US( aka no Eurosport).

Anyway good luck next round Kiwi!! :)

kfh_9118
05-17-2006, 03:26 AM
glad he won
good luck next round, kiwi

Like his headband (better than cap I think), but hate his shirt :tape:

Phoe
05-17-2006, 10:01 AM
I don't even want to think about the third reason. *lol*

Neely
05-17-2006, 11:04 AM
Kiwi starts with the green shirt today. I'm sure he did that because he believes it helps him because he finished with this shirt yesterday ;)

But as bit like yesterday, he didn't loosen up yet and struggles to hit good shots. I hope he gains more control soon :scared:

Phoe
05-17-2006, 11:21 AM
oh my god, what a desaster...

Neely
05-17-2006, 12:18 PM
Kiwi stared playing well too late. He was completely off until 5-2 in the 2nd set where Kiwi finally returned better and had even 0-40 and another two or three break points. Mirnyi even hit a diving volley at a crucial moment to save a crosscourt passing shot of Kiefer. Mirnyi so very effective, a good match of him. I almost feared yesterday this was going to happen because I had this strange feeling, sad that I was right about it :banghead: He already escaped in Monte Carlo where Mirnyi should have won (up a break in the third set), but not this time anymore.

BTW, it was an awful match until the last game where Kiwi finally played better, hit some good returns and passing shots. All the rest before, Mirnyi was overdominant at the net and Kiwi could not find a clue to pass him or what do against his serves. Also Kiwi's serve was not on fire, let alone to speak of his 2nd serve points where he was around 30% at the end of the match. Kiwi did not loosen up early enough while Mirnyi was present since the start.

Phoe
05-17-2006, 12:27 PM
Thereīve been some nice balls of Nicolas, but Mirnyi was to good today... :mad: :sad:

Neely
05-17-2006, 12:34 PM
Yeah, for today you have to give Mirnyi some :hatoff: He also played on his weakest surface and came into this match without a win in five encounters against Kiwi

Thereīve been some nice balls of Nicolas, but Mirnyi was to good today... :mad: :sad:
You have to see it like this: Only two more tournaments in Germany (World Team Cup, Halle), then he can play abroad again without a homecrowd expecting something from him or putting him under pressure to play well. A home tournament has been counter-productive for Kiwi since a few years already :sad: Best chance left is probably Halle, if he doesn't bring some nagging injury again with him from Roland Garros.

Alexiana
05-17-2006, 05:17 PM
that was a really bad defeat :sad: Didn't expect that.

oLn
05-17-2006, 09:58 PM
a really bad result !

i dont think that mirnyi was too good today... both played v-bad ! ofcourse mirnyi was better than kiwi... but still the match was bad.
kiwi was kinda "lazy", he played good only in last game of the match... i think !
the last one... was the only game that i enjoyed :P