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2006 RG!!!!! --(Kiwi's bringing the sass to Paris!)-- news & pix

knight_ley
05-24-2006, 05:29 PM
:devil:

JMG
05-26-2006, 11:27 AM
Melzer in R1
must-win in R2
Berdych in R3
Federer in R4

:sad:

kiwifan80
05-26-2006, 12:43 PM
Ugghhh........ I was hoping it would be better. He's gotta be on his game from the begining

oLn
05-26-2006, 01:22 PM
really tough draw...
sux.

kfh_9118
05-26-2006, 02:23 PM
terrible draw :help: :fiery:

knight_ley
05-26-2006, 03:03 PM
here's the full main draw ::

1. Roger Federer(SWI) vs Aronaud Clement(FRA)
Q vs Justin Gimelstob (USA)
Gilles Muller(LUX) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR)
Xavier Malisse(BEL) vs 32. NIcolas Massu(CHI)

20.Tomas Berdych(CZE) vs Feliciano Lopez(SPA)
Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs Q
Marc Gicquel (FRA)vs Aessandro Di Mauro (ITA)
Jurgen Melzer(AUT) vs 13.Nicolas Kiefer (GER)

12.Mario Ancic (CRO)vs Nathan Healey(AUS)
Paul Capdeville (CHI) vs Greg Rusedski (GBR)
Florian Mayer (GER) vs Q
Albert Montanes(SPA) vs 17.Robby Ginepri (USA)

26.Jose Acasuso (ARG) vs Fabrice Santoro(FRA)
Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) vs Kristof Vliegen (BEL)
Boris Pashanski (SCG) vs Victor Hanescu (Rom)
Tomas Zib (CZE)vs 7.Tommy Robredo(SPA)

3.David Nalbandian (ARG) vs Stanislas Wawrinka(SWi)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)vs Wang (TPE)
Keneth Carlsen(DAN) vs Tim Henman(GBR)
Jiri Novak (CZE) vs 31.Dima Tursunov(RUS)

21.Sebestien Grosjean (FRA)vs Andrei Pavel (ROM)
Q vs Paul Goldstein(USA)
Wesley Moodie(RSA) vs NIcolas Lapentti(ECU)
16.Jarkko Nieminen(Fin) vs Raemon Sluiter(NED)

10. Gaston Gaudio (ARG) vs Q
Andreas Seppi (ITA)vs Q
Oliver Marach (AUT)vs Philipp Kohlschreiber(GER)
24.Juan Carlos Ferrero (SPA) vs Q

Carlos Moya (SPA)vs Juan Marin(CR)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)vs Q
Potito Starace(ITA) vs Flavio Saretta(BRA)
6.Nikolay Davydenko(RUS) vs Vince Spadea(USA)

5.Andy Roddick (USA) vs Alberto Martin (SPA)
Q vs Razvan Sabau (ROM)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs Jiri Vanek (CZE)
Jean-Christophe Faurel (FRA) vs 27.Olivier Rochus (BEL)

19.Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs Albert Portas (SPA)
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) vs Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Daniele Bracciali (ITA) vs Davide Sanguinetti (ITA)
Michael Llodra (Fra) vs 11.Radek Stepanek (CZE)

15.David Ferrer (SPA) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (SPA)
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) vs Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
Thierry Ascione (FRA) vs Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (SPA)
Christophe Rochus (BEL) vs 18.Thomas Johansson (SWE)

28.Fernando Verdasco (SPA) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Q
Q vs Gilles Simon (FRA)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs 4.Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)

8.James Blake (USA)vs Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)
Nicolas Almagro (SPA) vs Q
Q vs Q
Andy Murray (GBR) vs 25.Gael Monfils (FRA)

23-Tommy Haas (Germany) vs Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Alexander Waske (GER) vs Fernando Vicente (Spain)
Novak Djokovic (SCG) vs Luis Horna (PER)
Marat Safin (RUS) vs 9.Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)

14.Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) vs Jan Hernych (CZE)
Mathieu Montcourt (FRA) vs Marcos Daniel (BRA)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs Olivier Patience (FRA)
Q vs 22.Dominik Hrbaty (SLO)

29.Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs Bjoern Phau (GER)
Robin Vik (CZE) vs Florent Serra (FRA)
Q vs Q
Robin Soederling (SWE) vs 2.Rafael Nadal (SPA)


If Kiwi gets to Roger, I think he could have a good chance on clay. He gets close on the other surfaces and clay is Roger's worst... We shall see!! :yeah:

Neely
05-27-2006, 09:53 AM
I think the draw is quite okay. At least he got no really big names in the first two rounds. It could have been really worse on the paper with people like Almagro, Simon, Serra, Safin, Monfils who really would be a tricky first/2nd round. Let's see if Berdych is even going to make it through. Of course Federer is a very difficult opponent, but at least that's already in round 4 ;)

If Kiwi gets to Roger, I think he could have a good chance on clay. He gets close on the other surfaces and clay is Roger's worst... We shall see!! :yeah:
Yes, the bad thing is that clay is also Kiwi's worst surface :o

knight_ley
05-27-2006, 03:46 PM
I think the draw is quite okay. At least he got no really big names in the first two rounds. It could have been really worse on the paper with people like Almagro, Simon, Serra, Safin, Monfils who really would be a tricky first/2nd round. Let's see if Berdych is even going to make it through. Of course Federer is a very difficult opponent, but at least that's already in round 4 ;)


Yes, the bad thing is that clay is also Kiwi's worst surface :o

haha, but it's my favorite!!!!!!!!! :p

Danika
05-29-2006, 12:14 AM
I dont think that Nicolas has that bad of a draw!Untill he gets to Roger of course.He is playing tomorrow against Jurgen Melzer so good luck Nicolas :yeah:!Oh and I like your avatar simpleternity:lol:

knight_ley
05-29-2006, 01:51 AM
Monday Order Of Play

Court 6 Début à 11:00
1. Simple Dames - 1er Tour.
Catalina Castano (COL) contre Aiko Nakamura (JPN)
2. Simple Messieurs - 1er Tour.
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) contre Nicolas Kiefer (GER)[13]


and Danika, I like yours too ;)

zethand
05-29-2006, 04:34 AM
allez Kiwi!

Phoe
05-29-2006, 02:56 PM
wow, what a game! :eek:
7-6, 6-3, 6-1! fantastic! :worship:

nicolette
05-29-2006, 03:10 PM
YESSSSSS VERY GOOD

kfh_9118
05-29-2006, 03:19 PM
solid game from Kiefer, so surprise that Eurosport shown this match and I can watch in online :bounce:

easy path to the third round, I guess :)

knight_ley
05-29-2006, 03:28 PM
It's online?!?!

:worship:

Neely
05-29-2006, 08:30 PM
IMO Kiwi is really playing some of the best stuff from the baseline since long time. Since Düsseldorf this changed and his groundstrokes look really good. And of course the usual good footwork is there as well and his serve is better too again (when watching him the last weeks, there was a time when I thought he can't hit anymore fast serves). I hope that Gicquel won't be a hindrance for him to reach the 3rd round :yeah:

7-0 against Jürgen Melzer now... damn it, I wish he would have this h2h against somebody I don't like :o

oLn
05-29-2006, 08:32 PM
well done kiwi !
melzer was good on 1st set... but next two was all kiwi - he played vGood !

JMG
05-29-2006, 11:44 PM
Gicquel is 29 years old btw. He is called "young Frenchman" on Kiwi's homepage.

kfh_9118
05-30-2006, 12:15 AM
It's online?!?!

:worship:

yeah, I watched in on my PC via live stream.
I think it's from Eurosport :yeah:

Neely
05-30-2006, 12:24 AM
Gicquel is 29 years old btw. He is called "young Frenchman" on Kiwi's homepage.
:lol:

kiwifan80
05-30-2006, 03:36 AM
Good win Kiwi,!!!!

Tennisqueen
05-30-2006, 04:16 PM
Court 2 11:00 Start
Marc Gicquel (FRA) vs. Nicolas Kiefer (GER)[13] :)

kiwifan80
05-30-2006, 04:21 PM
Definately following that match tomorrow(bringht an early 8 am) online, since I can't watch it:

Neely
05-30-2006, 06:25 PM
Definately following that match tomorrow(bringht an early 8 am) online, since I can't watch it:
If you are from the US, I would get up earlier because I hope that the match is already over (in favour of Kiwi, of course) at 8am your time :p

Danika
05-31-2006, 12:55 AM
Good job against Melzer!And good luck in your next match Nicolas!

knight_ley
05-31-2006, 02:25 AM
I'll be up at 5am to watch it.... Mary is dellusional and always convinced ESPN2 will show her Kiwi's matches ;)

:crazy:

knight_ley
05-31-2006, 05:29 PM
Talk about a nail-biter!!! My entire family was screaming.... ESPN2 even showed it! :woohoo:

Kiwi defeated Gicquel 6-0 6-1 5-7 3-6 11-9

:woohoo:

Neely
05-31-2006, 05:55 PM
WTF!!! :eek:
Unbelievable how he owned him in the first two sets and then made it so difficult. Also it was difficult to stay concentrated and tough all the time because of the three (?!) rain delays.

It was not so nice to watch, but thanksfully he won it somehow and reaching the 3rd round was the minimum goal with this draw, I would say!

Congrats Kiwi! :D :banana:

knight_ley
05-31-2006, 06:07 PM
My family was here who don't even like tennis. I walked in the house (thank god i started recording just in case before i left) and everyone was like "MARY LOOK!!!!!!!" and I was freaking out. They all sat there and watched the whole thing too cheering him on :lol: It was funny because of the people here, no one likes tennis. Kiwi is universal! It was an entertaining match for those who aren't tennis fans. They were all yelling as much as I was!

The match might have been a bit messy, but the way he stuck in there and kept fighting was amazing. I always worry he'll lose it a bit and let the match slip away, but he fought with every point.

Now time to prepare for Berdych. :rolleyes: and some pictures :hearts:

knight_ley
05-31-2006, 06:26 PM
more pix!

JMG
05-31-2006, 06:43 PM
What did Kiwi say to the linesman at 5-5 in the third set? I think it started with "fuck". :tape: And did he get a warning for that?

Björki
05-31-2006, 07:07 PM
what a match....

knight_ley
05-31-2006, 07:44 PM
Kiwi's post match interview.

Q. The tournament would like to thank you for not also throwing your shorts into the stands after the match, that was very kind.
NICOLAS KIEFER: Yeah. I mean, was tough. What can you do? You play for such long time, yeah, everything came up.

Q. On a day like this, very cold, is there a point in a long match where your legs begin to not respond because of the cold weather, your arms?
NICOLAS KIEFER: No, it's not a point of the weather. I mean, it was okay. You have to get used to it. You have to get ready. For sure, I mean, I had a great start. Then first rain break was coming. I came out very slow. Then another rain break was coming. I think it's quite normal that you also get a little bit nervous. He was playing better and better. And I just tried to find my game, focus on my game.

I had many chances, but I just didn't take them.

Q. The football jersey you wore last week with the No. 69 on the back. Does that designate something?
NICOLAS KIEFER: No, it's just my official jersey number in Hannover.

Q. What was it like to win in that way?
NICOLAS KIEFER: Well, I mean, I prefer to make it easier. But, no, was not easy. I mean, I started very good. I played unbelievably great tennis first two sets. Came out a little slow in the third set. He played much better.

No, at the end of the day, it counts a win, what's on the paper. A win is a win. I know I had a tough match like this a few matches in Melbourne also.

I would prefer to save some energy.

Q. How was it emotionally at the end for you?
NICOLAS KIEFER: I was just hoping that this ball is flying out. I had the wind against me, so it can also bounce on the line. I don't know what would have happened then. I mean, I had so many chances, I just didn't take them. This is what makes me a little disappointed. Just have to keep on going, what I did before. That's the way how I have to play.

Q. Had you ever heard of Marc Gicquel before today?
NICOLAS KIEFER: Yeah, I saw him playing before a few tournaments. We never played against each other. Sometimes it's not easy. But on the other side, you have to get used to it. I had a great start. I played very good. I played my game. Then I think he was a little bit more relaxed and played better and better and better. He made it very difficult for me.

At the end of the day, I came out a little bit stronger. I feel good. That's also the most important thing for me.

Q. When you were on the court, did you think he was playing the match of his life?
NICOLAS KIEFER: Well, I mean, for him it was I think easier because he had all the support. No, what I can say was it was a great atmosphere. It was nice to play out there, but sometimes not easy.

Q. There seems some ambiguity about that final ball in Marc's press conference. You saw it out clearly?
NICOLAS KIEFER: Yes. He didn't?

Q. It looked in on the television.
NICOLAS KIEFER: It was close, but it was out.

Q. Could have asked the chair umpire to inspect the mark if he wanted to.
NICOLAS KIEFER: Right.

Q. What is your history on the court with Berdych?
NICOLAS KIEFER: Good question. I mean, last week he beat me in Dusseldorf. It was a great match. For sure he had an easy win today. I had a long one. Still, I think I can play ‑‑ I could keep on going. The tournament just started.

Physically I'm ready. I have one more day off, then I'm ready to go again.

Q. He's been often praised as a coming star. Hasn't quite gotten there yet. What are his particular advantages on the court?
NICOLAS KIEFER: As you said, he's a great player. I think everybody's waiting for him to go up in the ranking. I think he's a great player. He's like 20 or 21 years old. He's tall, he's moving good, he's hitting the ball very good. It's going to be very difficult. As you said, he's one of the upcoming guys.

knight_ley
05-31-2006, 07:57 PM
some screencaps from his post match press conference :)

Kiwi7
05-31-2006, 08:01 PM
awww really cool match!! (for sure it was worth escaping from school lol)
now Berdych won't be that 'easy'. watching federer's match in the rain delay made me kinda angry. some people just have all the luck (Hartfield, Falla)... at least he didn't play that well i think. :devil:
auf geht's!!

Neely
05-31-2006, 08:33 PM
If you are from the US, I would get up earlier because I hope that the match is already over (in favour of Kiwi, of course) at 8am your time :p
Sorry for being so optimistic that the match would be over soon :angel: Sure, it really should have been, but with Kiwi you never knew. He was so close of losing it and I'm just glad it he won it somehow and that some people didn't get what they wanted in this match :devil: ;)

Neely
05-31-2006, 09:27 PM
What did Kiwi say to the linesman at 5-5 in the third set? I think it started with "fuck". :tape: And did he get a warning for that?
Damn, I also would like to know what it was exactly. I could only hear something like "a fuck" or "a fucking", but then the applause was too load and I couldn't identify it anymore. (I let Mary listen to it, maybe she can identify it as she should understand English better with some background noise :) or it was a mixture of English/French/German insult *g*)

Yes, I think the warning was for that, but it didn't come immediately. I think it was one point later, right?


IMO it was a negligence of the line umpire because normally they should duck balls out of the way if possible (and he had enough time to do so) and Kiefer was hindered in his swing a little bith when returning this smash from far back in the court. It would have been interesting what would have happened if Kiwi hit the line umpire on that play with his racket when swinging for the ball. He can be blamed for screaming at him, but I think nothing could be done if he touched him with his racket as it's not the player's duty to take care of where the line umpire is standing. That would have been interesting :p and you can guess a lot of people would have gone outrage again over this "bad behaviour" :)

_____________

and thanks for posting the press conference transcript of Kiwi! :yeah:
Usually there are only so few of him, I hardly check for it it anymore....

bavaria100
05-31-2006, 09:54 PM
What did Kiwi say to the linesman at 5-5 in the third set? I think it started with "fuck". :tape: And did he get a warning for that?

As far as I remember, he said "fucking prick". Kiwi really has to learn to control himself. There's no reason for him to insult people like that. Things like this don't help him, they might even cause a lack of concentration. I think I don't even have to add that he won't get support from the spectators when he behaves like that.

Well, a few comments on today's match. He played well in the first 2 sets, but he didn't play as great as the commentator said. Kiwi did no more than what was absolutely necessary. He only held the ball in play because Gicquel made many easy mistakes. What really disappointed me was Kiwi's absolutely chicken-hearted play when he had mps in the fifth set. He only played weak backhand crosscourt shots and hoped that his opponent would do him the favour of making the mistake. I don't know why he can't play aggresive throughout a whole match. There are always moments when he goes 3 meters behind the baseline and just hopes for the mistakes of his opponent. He has a great repertoire of shots and he should use them constantly. Anyways, he really has to step it up big time against Berdych. If he plays like this on Friday, he'll lose.

Neely
05-31-2006, 10:53 PM
I think Kiwi was very controled today. He did not smash a racket, did not argue heavily about any line call, I think he never cried out when he missed a shot :angel: and believed in his chance all the time and did not panic even when missing all these match points. So except this situation with this line umpire (and yes, I can understand he was pissed off, still he shouldn't have done it of course) his behaviour was good today. He even excused himself for being late at the changeover or asked his opponent twice if he was alright as Gicquel slipped on the court or when his first attempt for the ball toss was not exact, I mean that's not always the thing either and I thought so when I noticed it.

It's well known for him that he often has the problem to stay agressive the whole match, it's not understandable for me either, but okay :shrug: It's just in his head and he falls back to it from time to time. That he should have played more offensive at his match points goes without saying, I agree with you :yeah: Also he will never be supported by a lot of crowds because he just doesn't have the lobby for it and he made himself this image to be a bad boy and he recently admitted that some love him and some hate him and that he knows that.

knight_ley
06-01-2006, 06:25 AM
Okay Dani I just got your email. To me I heard something like "you fucking piece of [shit]" I could only make out "you fucking ____" but then I saw someone said "... prick" and i heard the p, but it sounds longer than just one word. The more I listen I think I hear "you fucking piece of --" and it gets too soft for me to hear more. I dunno... It's 130am... :lol: I could be wrong... :shrug:

rrfnpump
06-01-2006, 10:04 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-06-01/U1752P6T12D2248226F44DT20060601014242.jpg

avatar-worthy :worship:

Neely
06-01-2006, 11:44 AM
Okay Dani I just got your email. To me I heard something like "you fucking piece of [shit]" I could only make out "you fucking ____" but then I saw someone said "... prick" and i heard the p, but it sounds longer than just one word. The more I listen I think I hear "you fucking piece of --" and it gets too soft for me to hear more. I dunno... It's 130am... :lol: I could be wrong... :shrug:
Okay, thanks! :hug: Not that I care much about it, but now it seems we never can solve this mystery completely :angel: :angel:

knight_ley
06-01-2006, 03:26 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-06-01/U1752P6T12D2248226F44DT20060601014242.jpg

avatar-worthy :worship:

His body is ridiculous :eek:. He seriously looks like those diagrams / models in anatamy classes that shows all the muscles in a human's body. How much body fat does a man need? 3% I believe? I think that is all he has... :lol:

Wow. :hearts:

knight_ley
06-01-2006, 03:27 PM
Okay, thanks! :hug: Not that I care much about it, but now it seems we never can solve this mystery completely :angel: :angel:

Kiwi needs to join MTF and then he can help us with these little things. Although he probably does not even remember what he said........... And I dunno if I'd want him reading some of the silly things I say on here ;) :p

knight_ley
06-01-2006, 04:11 PM
This was posted in GM about Kiwi's antics during the match... http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/roland-garros/2006/sport_sto896102.shtml

What happened with the ballgirl???

Phoe
06-01-2006, 07:41 PM
His body is ridiculous :eek:. He seriously looks like those diagrams / models in anatamy classes that shows all the muscles in a human's body. How much body fat does a man need? 3% I believe? I think that is all he has... :lol:

Wow. :hearts:

Yeah, his body IS ridiciulous, you could see all the muscels even WITH his skin... And I had anathomy classes and a body like that would have been a mercy... normally you get fat, old, stinky, muscleless old grandmas. like that they only look in the books! ;)

kiwifan80
06-02-2006, 01:01 AM
This was posted in GM about Kiwi's antics during the match... http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/roland-garros/2006/sport_sto896102.shtml

What happened with the ballgirl???

I don't know but the more negative things I hear the more I'm starting to question how long I'm gunna be a fan of his. I know that might sound a bit crazy to some of you. After all I am a fond believer in once u're a fan u're always a fan pholosophy. but at some point I think we all have to draw the line.

I'm a fan of Kiwi cuz he is an extremely versatile player( can hit any shot in the book) he so talented. I also love his fighting spirt. But what happened @ the AO and what's happening here at the French, are riduculous. I've tried giving him the benefit of the doubt the majority of the time, but in this case w/ the ball girl(his almost if not hitting a ball girl). i think it's pretty inescusable considering he acted like he new nothing about and btw, never has apologized for any of his wrong doings this year. I still am supporting him, by watching his matches and coming here and commenting on his results, but I sware if he does another rediculous thing............. I think the reason why I'm hangin around is I think Kiwi is a good guy and obviously he's entertaining to watch. He just loses his head when he gets out on the court.. But I think he should take responsibilities for his actions.

But w/e I think I'll always be a fan, I just wish he'd just stop the stupid stuff

kiwifan80
06-02-2006, 01:01 AM
Good luck tomorrow!!!
Kiwi please.. Show us the good side for a change :)

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 01:44 AM
I don't know but the more negative things I hear the more I'm starting to question how long I'm gunna be a fan of his. I know that might sound a bit crazy to some of you. After all I am a fond believer in once u're a fan u're always a fan pholosophy. but at some point I think we all have to draw the line.

I'm a fan of Kiwi cuz he is an extremely versatile player( can hit any shot in the book) he so talented. I also love his fighting spirt. But what happened @ the AO and what's happening here at the French, are riduculous. I've tried giving him the benefit of the doubt the majority of the time, but in this case w/ the ball girl(his almost if not hitting a ball girl). i think it's pretty inescusable considering he acted like he new nothing about and btw, never has apologized for any of his wrong doings this year. I still am supporting him, by watching his matches and coming here and commenting on his results, but I sware if he does another rediculous thing............. I think the reason why I'm hangin around is I think Kiwi is a good guy and obviously he's entertaining to watch. He just loses his head when he gets out on the court.. But I think he should take responsibilities for his actions.

But w/e I think I'll always be a fan, I just wish he'd just stop the stupid stuff

Also keep in mind that that writer made it sound like Kiwi was the most evil person on earth and seemed to have dramatized everything 100x over. I didn't see anything that happened in that set, so I am not gonna make judgements as to what happened based on what this guy said and what Kiwi-haters have said in GM.

I've had Kiwi as my fave player for like seven years now and if all the ups and downs and finals with no titles haven't gotten him to budge from the #1 spot, nothing will. You never get bored as a Kiwi fan, that's for sure. I can honestly say that he'll always be my fave... I dunno what that says about me and my mental state, but that's how it is for me. ;)

kiwifan80
06-02-2006, 04:16 AM
Also keep in mind that that writer made it sound like Kiwi was the most evil person on earth and seemed to have dramatized everything 100x over. I didn't see anything that happened in that set, so I am not gonna make judgements as to what happened based on what this guy said and what Kiwi-haters have said in GM.

I've had Kiwi as my fave player for like seven years now and if all the ups and downs and finals with no titles haven't gotten him to budge from the #1 spot, nothing will. You never get bored as a Kiwi fan, that's for sure. I can honestly say that he'll always be my fave... I dunno what that says about me and my mental state, but that's how it is for me. ;)

lol :haha: I'm glad u have a sence of humor about it. I guess that's what I need to do. See I've only been a fan of him for like 3 years or so. Last year was a pretty tame year for him, so I never really seen him act out that bad untill really this year. I guess it something u have to get used to, but I think kiwi can be entertaining w/ out doing some of the stuff he does. Regardless, I'm still gunna support him.

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 04:53 AM
Regardless, I'm still gunna support him.

:yeah: I am glad to hear that. :)

Neely
06-02-2006, 01:16 PM
This report and a lot of others which I read look very over-dramatized by most writers. I have watched the whole thing and I did not see this incident with the ball girl at all. Maybe I was gone for one minute exactly at this moment?! If he did hit this ball girl intentionally; yes, that is really bad and such things should never happen because the ball girl has nothing to do with that at all. About the cursing at the line umpire, I don't see that as bad. They know what they are up to when taking such a job to judge about players and being involved in outcomes, every ref in every other sport knows that too and who ever was at a football field knows how bad it really can become :lol: As for the rest, he was quiet for the rest of the match and accepted every other decision immediately after the ref checked the mark and was cool enough to win it at the end making the important points or saving critical situations at 0-30.

I hope he can play with high confidence going for his shots the WHOLE match today. He really needs to play very well IMO because Berdych also is in good form and has beaten him the last two times already.

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 02:44 PM
If he had intentionally hit a ballgirl they would be discussing it EVERYWHERE and not one random small comment of it. IMO.

Phoe
06-02-2006, 04:09 PM
If he had intentionally hit a ballgirl they would be discussing it EVERYWHERE and not one random small comment of it. IMO.
I think so as well. Even the racket-thing in Australia was more than overdramatised, so I´m sure they would not just discuss it in every news, but he would as well get excluded from the turney, I mean, nobody want to see a pro hit a ballgirl. usually he grubled a little bit because she wasn´t fast enough, that wouldn´t happen the first time. And in such a situation - for havens sake, who wouldn´t be stressed?

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 04:25 PM
Friday Order of Play


Court 1 11:00 Start
*Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE) vs. Martina Hingis (SUI)[12]
* Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs. James Blake (USA)[8] T/F 7-6(5)
*Venus Williams (USA)[11] vs. Karolina Sprem (CRO)
* Lukas Dlouhy (CZE) vs. Tommy Robredo (ESP)[7]
* Tomas Berdych (CZE)[20] vs. Nicolas Kiefer (GER)[13]

Phoe
06-02-2006, 04:49 PM
yeah, and dlouhy starts fighting, that means it could become a long match... usually he´ll play tomorrow!

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 05:03 PM
Ugh. It would be easier for my schedule if he plays tomorrow :lol: but I want him to be rested if he wins and plays Rogerer on Sunday......................................... I at least want them to get their match started today. :)

Neely
06-02-2006, 05:06 PM
If he had intentionally hit a ballgirl they would be discussing it EVERYWHERE and not one random small comment of it. IMO.
True somehow. And with 10 line umpires and a chair umpire on the court of which one would have certainly seen this, he most likely would have been disqualified immediately and not gotten away with a code of conduct warning and a ridiculous fine of 1500$.

Neely
06-02-2006, 05:11 PM
yeah, and dlouhy starts fighting, that means it could become a long match... usually he´ll play tomorrow!
Yes, it could be, but if Robredo finishes before 20:30 or so, I think they would very likely start it. I heard the commentator on Eurosport mentioned something that until some deadline matches are started even though it's clear that it can't be finished (due to darkness).

Also another common procedure is that the final match of any court may be moved if the organizers see that they are in delay with their planned schedule. But as the other bigger courts are also not much quicker, I don't think they would move this match from court #1 to court #3 or even some more minor court.

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 05:12 PM
Well it doesn't look like there's gonna be a fight out there, so Kiwi should be on today in a bit. :yeah:

Phoe
06-02-2006, 05:22 PM
ok, looks like the match ends soon, so they´ll start the match today

Neely
06-02-2006, 05:26 PM
Yeah, if there is no rain and if Robredo is not going to five sets now (damn, as I wrote this he just had 0-40 on his first try serving it out...), Kiwi will definitely start playing today. Better would be if he could finish it successfully today :smoke: But that's not so easy like we say it :sobbing:

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 05:30 PM
Maybe he'll surprise us ;)

Kiwi7
06-02-2006, 05:32 PM
they're starting soon thanx to Robredo ;)

Neely
06-02-2006, 05:38 PM
Yeah, Robredo is finished. Let the beast out now onto the court :) :smoke:

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 05:46 PM
:crazy:

Phoe
06-02-2006, 06:00 PM
:hysteric: not a good start... I want the :armed: fightingmouse! :fiery:

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 06:03 PM
:help:

Phoe
06-02-2006, 06:13 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :banghead: :sobbing:

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 06:17 PM
WHAT HAPPENED? WHY DID HE RETIRE? IT'S NOT ON MY TV....

Neely
06-02-2006, 06:17 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :banghead: :sobbing:
OMG, they said he retired! :eek: :sobbing:
lets hope it's not a serious injury again!

Phoe
06-02-2006, 06:23 PM
lets bomb him with guestbookentrys...

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 06:26 PM
what happened?

Phoe
06-02-2006, 06:29 PM
don´t know, can´t find something!

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 06:31 PM
Ahh this is driving me mad!!!!!!!! Dani, you might have to text me the reason if I'm at work instead of a score now :banghead:

Neely
06-02-2006, 06:33 PM
Ahh this is driving me mad!!!!!!!! Dani, you might have to text me the reason if I'm at work instead of a score now :banghead:
of course I will when I hear it

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 06:35 PM
I cannot believe no one is reporting on this.

Phoe
06-02-2006, 06:38 PM
that´s so strange!

Neely
06-02-2006, 06:38 PM
I cannot believe no one is reporting on this.
except two minutes or so I'm listening/watching Eurosport since the 2nd set of Federer vs Massu
They only said that Kiwi retired after losing the first set 1-6 and that's all. No more news on that so far.

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 06:46 PM
A WRIST INJURY????

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 06:47 PM
Chris Fowler on ESPN2 just talked about how Federer has Berdych next cuz Kiwi retired with a wrist injury. :bigcry:

knight_ley
06-02-2006, 06:55 PM
Dani, I am off to work now. Can you please text me when you find out any info? Thank you love! xo

Kiwi7
06-02-2006, 06:58 PM
oh noooo :awww: he really doesn't deserve a wrist injury again. :bigcry:
let's hope he gets better soon

Phoe
06-02-2006, 07:31 PM
eurosport.de:
DPA:
Nicolas Kiefer hat sein Drittrunden-Match gegen Tomas Berdych bei den French Open aufgegeben und damit den Einzug ins Achtelfinale verpasst. Der Hannoveraner, der in der Zweitrundenpartie gegen Marc Gicquel mehr als fünf auf dem Platz stand, musste nach dem ersten Satz, den er 1:6 verlor, passen.

Auch vor einem Jahr war Kiefer bei dem Grand-Slam-Turnier in Paris von einer Verletzung gestoppt worden und zum Achtelfinale nicht mehr angetreten. Durch die Aufgabe verpasste er auch die Revanche für die vor einer Woche gegen den 20-Jährigen erlittene Niederlage bei der Mannschafts-Weltmeisterschaft in Düsseldorf.

They just say, he gave up, not why. and nothing on Nicolas page!

Neely
06-02-2006, 08:12 PM
ARD teletext is saying that he retired after the first set because of a left(!) wrist injury which happened due to a fall on the court (not sure if they mean his match against Gicquel or today against Berdych.

I'm glad it's not again his serious injury with the right wrist. Also he can at least keep on some practise while recovering from that. And overall, I hope the left wrist injury is not severe, hopefully nothing broken or seriously hurt; maybe only strained which goes away again without demage!

rrfnpump
06-02-2006, 08:41 PM
Kiwi :sad: :unsure:
get well soon

Kiwi7
06-02-2006, 08:55 PM
i just found this one on eurosport.com:
Nicolas Kiefer was forced to withdraw from his match against Tomas Berdych on Friday with a knee injury having lost the first set 6-1.
:confused:

Neely
06-02-2006, 09:02 PM
And another statement in the DSF teletext, Kiwi said: "My left wrist was swollen. We tried our best to cure it within the given time, but it was not enough".

Overall I'm relieved it is only "that". When you hear wrist injury, it could be more severe too, especially with Kiwi :eek:

Danika
06-03-2006, 01:00 AM
Aww bad luck for Nicolas!!!But Im just happy that it's just swollen and nothing worse!

knight_ley
06-03-2006, 01:20 AM
What a sigh of relief! I was worried all day at work and in a horrible mood thinking the worst (ie, 2004 uso). I am glad it is nothing serious, yet sad he is no longer at RG. :hug: Get well soon Kiwi!

knight_ley
06-03-2006, 03:36 AM
the only pic i've found from today. :sad:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-03-2006, 06:43 AM
Arrr why German players have many injuries? :sad: But it's ok.Berdych will play against Federer.Anyway,he got bad draw and bad luck! :rolleyes: