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The "Kiwi, we are ready to embrace the #69 Ninja" 2006 World Team Cup thread!!

knight_ley
05-21-2006, 02:10 AM
:woohoo:

kiwifan80
05-21-2006, 09:29 PM
Good luck Kiwi

Neely
05-21-2006, 10:42 PM
Kiwi won today his first match at World Team Cup against Volandri 7-6(10) 6-3 :woohoo:
Damn, that was really a big difference compared to the play against Mirnyi :lol: He played quite well this time!

Kohlschreiber then lost the 2nd singles
The doubles with Kohlmann/Waske decided the win for Germany :yeah:

Neely
05-23-2006, 10:13 PM
A 2nd win for Kiwi in the World Team Cup and a 2nd win for the team because the doubles once again was a banker! :worship:

first match: Acasuso def. Waske 4-6 6-4 7-6(1)
second match: Kiwi def. Gaudio 6-2 6-3
third match: Kohlmann/Waske def. Nalbandian/Prieto 6-3 6-3
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Germany def. Argentina 2-1

Deciding match for the finals spot against the Czechs now who also have a 2-0 record in the group.

knight_ley
05-24-2006, 02:00 AM
:crazy:
:woohoo:

knight_ley
05-24-2006, 02:20 AM
pix!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
05-25-2006, 06:48 PM
He lost today but I think it's ok.Germany doubles are strong esp playing in front of crowd!They will win! :aplot:

knight_ley
05-25-2006, 07:06 PM
:yeah:

knight_ley
05-25-2006, 07:13 PM
pix from today.

knight_ley
05-25-2006, 07:28 PM
so they won doubles... does this mean it's germany vs chile in the final? this confuses the hell outta me :lol:

knight_ley
05-25-2006, 07:35 PM
more pix :)

Neely
05-25-2006, 08:53 PM
Yeah, his match versus Berdych wasn't so crappy. He wasted some more good chances in the third (had two or three times 0-30 on Berdych's serve) and then couldn't hold his own serve at any price. The first and most of the 2nd set were some good play. Especially one point at 5-5 in the tiebreak when Berdych had two overhead smashes and Kiwi returned them until finally Berdych missed a third one. One hell of a reaction by Kiwi :cool: and he then fired an ace to win the tiebreak. Good stuff! :yeah:

And the doubles had to fight a lot as well, but thanksfully they could do it and secure the win after Kohlschreiber won today his first singles. Good team performance! :)

JMG
05-25-2006, 09:39 PM
Especially one point at 5-5 in the tiebreak when Berdych had two overhead smashes and Kiwi returned them until finally Berdych missed a third one. One hell of a reaction by Kiwi :cool: and he then fired an ace to win the tiebreak. Good stuff! :yeah:


There was also a great point between those two (5-5), when Berdych netted a backhand I believe and Kiwi screamed loudly. Then he fired the ace. :cool: It even looked like Berdych was offended by that scream. :worship:

btw The handshake against Gaudio was interesting. Both players smiled and even talked a bit with each other. It was the friendliest handshake I have seen for ages in a Kiefer-match. :eek:

knight_ley
05-25-2006, 09:52 PM
:eek: Kiwi and Gaudio?! That's random, but I want to see... :hearts:

Neely
05-25-2006, 10:10 PM
There was also a great point between those two (5-5), when Berdych netted a backhand I believe and Kiwi screamed loudly. Then he fired the ace. It even looked like Berdych was offended by that scream. :worship:
I saw that Berdych also complained about something to the umpire when he netted this third overhead smash in this situation I described above, but I could not make out about what it was exactly.
Then I thought that maybe Kiwi did again a 'Hampelmann' like at Wimbledon during the match against Federer in one situation when Federer smashed and which some people in GM already disliked so much because this little thing was 'so unfair and could have irritated Federer' :cool: :lol: But today against Berdych, I can only speculate and I don't know what it was, because I believe it was not visable on the TV screen anymore because Kiwi was so far back in the court.


btw The handshake against Gaudio was interesting. Both players smiled and even talked a bit with each other. It was the friendliest handshake I have seen for ages in a Kiefer-match. :eek:
OMG!!! Very good that you were going to mention that! I noticed that too and I also wondered what was going on there. I mean, normally Kiwi doesn't talk a lot at the net, whether he lost or won. But with Gaudio he even chatted a few sentences, smiles and gave him a little friendly tab on the back. (I guessed that maybe Gaudio said something about his shirt. At least I could imagine that

Neely
05-27-2006, 01:43 PM
Ljubicic def. Kiefer 6-4 6-4
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Kiwi seemed to be up at almost the same level for the match. But he would have needed to hold his own serve better because he always got an early break in the set and then couldn't catch up for the rest of the set. Ljubicic served as usual very well again. A few left out chances on 2nd serve maybe, but even these serves are good and Kiwi played the 2nd serve also aggressive most of the time, so this can happen. Overall he couldn't push the score to his favour in some deciding points (such as twice 0-30 in the first set) and these deuce games in the 2nd set. A few nice exchanges for both, the match was okay. Even though it was a loss, at least no pathetic one for Kiwi.

He won two matches and in the two losses, Kiwi's opponents had to play well this well this week in order to beat him. I hope he can keep and improve the level for the upcoming events (a form peak on grass would be nice ;) )

knight_ley
05-27-2006, 03:16 PM
pix from the match vs Ljubicic

Tennisqueen
05-27-2006, 10:30 PM
Germany reached the finale - who expected that? :eek: ok, they should have won the WTC... but after Hamburg...especially Kiwi played much better.
Btw, the commentator said that the girl, who sat next to Waske, is Kiwi's girlfriend. Did I miss anything? :eek:

knight_ley
05-28-2006, 05:15 AM
any screencaps?? :aplot:

Phoe
05-28-2006, 10:33 AM
Btw, the commentator said that the girl, who sat next to Waske, is Kiwi's girlfriend. Did I miss anything? :eek:
Yeah, but the commentator as well said, he has the 69 on his backside because heīs a fan of hannover 96 and canīt print the 96 out of licence-reasons, therefore he just reversed the number... :rolleyes: he not seemed to be pretty well informed concerning Nicolas, he just picked up some information and versified the rest around, thats why I donīt really belive it. :cool:
And even if itīs true: Nicolas is just human, and ever grown-up human needs sex from time to time. :devil: You canīt be there for him, so let her be there for him ;)

Tennisqueen
05-28-2006, 11:06 AM
:rolls: lol, ok, that he doesn't know very much is right ;) I was just surprised :p

knight_ley
05-28-2006, 02:35 PM
I don't think any one here cares if he has a gf or not... If he's happy and in a good mind set, then I'm happy. I'm just curious as to what she would look like ;)