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Kiefer def. Gicquel 6-0 6-1 5-7 3-6 11-9

KarstenBraasch#1
05-31-2006, 11:57 AM
He comes back from 1-5 to 5-5, saving several set-points.
Then he is up 0-30 and gets pissed because a linesman was in his way. :D
He screams at him, gets booed and a warning and MAKES 8 ERRORS IN A ROW TO LOSE THE SET!!!!!

What a nutter. :D

~EMiLiTA~
05-31-2006, 12:08 PM
allez Marc! :banana:

liptea
05-31-2006, 12:20 PM
Yet another example of why Kiefer is renowned for his mental strength and passivity on court. :hearts:

Rogiman
05-31-2006, 12:22 PM
True assholes can't change their colors.

Yappa
05-31-2006, 01:06 PM
And he had several bps in 4th set (even 0:40). :(

alfonsojose
05-31-2006, 02:04 PM
:yawn:

~EMiLiTA~
05-31-2006, 02:19 PM
if it ever stops raining we might be able to see the end of it

Billabong
05-31-2006, 03:32 PM
7-7 in the 5th set! Is it going to end one day? Kiefer was 2 pts away..

Nathaliia
05-31-2006, 03:34 PM
Oh Kiwi :awww: Get together !!!

Billabong
05-31-2006, 03:37 PM
8-7 he leads;)

oneandonlyhsn
05-31-2006, 03:41 PM
Allez Gicquel :rocker2: the guy can slide and move or what :eek:

Billabong
05-31-2006, 03:50 PM
OMG have you seen the way Kiwi played on his 2 match points:rolleyes: He was SO conservative, waiting for the error which never happened. He goes for his shots during all the match, why can't he do it on match point? Gicquel has a great shot to win this now..

marifline
05-31-2006, 03:53 PM
Allez Marco !
Hold on !
Beat this poor guy !

Billabong
05-31-2006, 03:58 PM
9-9 now, but Gicquel played better in that game...

stebs
05-31-2006, 04:08 PM
Kiefer just missed 3 MP's :lol:

Also, I'm talking 0-40. 3 Mp's on the bounce. :lol: Now it's AD Gicquel.

R.Federer
05-31-2006, 04:09 PM
Linespeople's and ballkids' love for kiwi is legendary ....

stebs
05-31-2006, 04:10 PM
Oh god. Now Gicquel dives to hit a ball that was going out and it's MP again.

Gicquel misses a lob and finally Kiefer gets the GSM.

Billabong
05-31-2006, 04:11 PM
6th mp was the good one:yeah: But it was damn close:eek:

I thought Kiefer fought well there and didn't get negative on himself after wasting all those mps:yeah:

jacobhiggins
05-31-2006, 04:13 PM
Kiefer upon winning the match, went beserk and ripped off his shirt and started screaming like a mad man LMAO.

He is annoying sometimes, and has done some very bad things on the court but I have to admit he is pretty entertaining and very strange lmao!

GermanBoy
05-31-2006, 04:15 PM
6/0, 6/1, then 5/7, 3/6 and finally 11/9 => What an idiotic result! :haha:

Scotso
05-31-2006, 04:16 PM
poor Marc :( but what a great fight to come back after being crushed in the first two sets.

KarstenBraasch#1
05-31-2006, 04:16 PM
Luckily for him, Gicquel is even sillier.

Yappa
05-31-2006, 04:22 PM
Indeed. But after wasting 3 mps in a row, I didnt think Kiwi would be able to win this!
In the next round Berdych is waiting against whom he is allowed to win. A loss wouldnt be embarassing like a possible upset today.
Anyways, come on Kiefer and keep on fighting! :yeah:

JMG
05-31-2006, 04:22 PM
It's always difficult with these booing apes in the crowd, so I'm happy with Kiefer's performance. The W is on his side. Yeah! This Gicquel was a bit annoying too. Surely his behaviour was only emotional, but if Kiefer does it, he's a jerk...

knight_ley
05-31-2006, 04:29 PM
:woohoo:

Neely
05-31-2006, 04:31 PM
Props to Gicquel that he didn't surrender easily and came back :hatoff: It was his first five set match in his career with 29 years :lol: Unbelievable how hard Kiefer made life for himself after these two easy sets.:o

Thanksfully for the outcome and for reaching the 3rd round, it's only about the W and only this matters and I'm glad Kiefer won it despite playing crappy in many points. :yeah: :D He also never gave up and believed to win it anyhow :worship:

Breakaway
05-31-2006, 04:34 PM
I mean I think it was obvious, and Brad shouldn't have played dumb. Kiefer got tight, because he was its not that hard to figure out BRAD GILBERT!!

Congrats to both players today :)

mr_burns
05-31-2006, 04:35 PM
it seems like kiefer doesn't want an easy win...hopefully he can take revenge against berdych...love to see himplay federer for the 4th slam in a row

Yappa
05-31-2006, 04:37 PM
Hopefully Kiefer will get enough rest for the match against Berdych. If thats the case, I can see another 5 setter coming Friday.

JMG
05-31-2006, 04:39 PM
Berdych seems to be better than ever at the moment. :o

Merton
05-31-2006, 04:40 PM
Hopefully Kiefer will get enough rest for the match against Berdych. If thats the case, I can see another 5 setter coming Friday.

Based on their history, Berdych-Kiefer has 5 sets written al over it. A pity it didn't go to 21-19 today.

Argenbrit
05-31-2006, 06:25 PM
Great match. :yeah:

Jogy
05-31-2006, 06:25 PM
not a good match - it was only exciting because it was five sets

Best of whole match is that the some fans in the stadium deserve the loss very much and went home with the loss and that Kiefer not gived them the choke from 2 sets lead, some fans at Roland Garros are really ass-stupid like hell and seem to know not much about tennis :cuckoo: :retard: especially like yesterday what they did with Roddick :o

MissMoJo
05-31-2006, 07:13 PM
Kiefer upon winning the match, went beserk and ripped off his shirt and started screaming like a mad man LMAO.
That was hilarious, especially after he threw it into the crowd and pmac and tim commented that they wished whoever caught it would throw it back :lol:
Well, waiting for the error on mp finally paid off for him :)

musefanatic
05-31-2006, 07:43 PM
Really enjoyed the match, especially the way Gicquel came back at Kiefer in the last 3 sets. If only he could've won the match, Kiefer was so unagressive on some shots but really aggressive on others, it was odd!

Anyway well done to him, the rain breaks weren't helpful to either of them, the umpite was out of order on the first rain break. The ripping shirt thing, aaah i was shouting him to put it back on :lol:

DrJules
05-31-2006, 08:39 PM
Can somebody explain how a player wins the first 2 sets 6-0 and 6-1, but then struggles to win in 5 sets. First 2 sets imply an incredibly one sided match. :unsure:

bavaria100
05-31-2006, 09:18 PM
Can somebody explain how a player wins the first 2 sets 6-0 and 6-1, but then struggles to win in 5 sets. First 2 sets imply an incredibly one sided match. :unsure:

Gicquel played like crap in the first 2 sets. He had problems to stay in the rallies and made many easy mistakes. He really stepped it up at the beginning of the third set and managed to give Kiefer a real fight until the end. :yeah: I think he surprised many people today, especially this ignorant Eurosport-commentator who called him a loser at the end of the fourth/beginning of the fifth set. :fiery:

Neely
05-31-2006, 09:43 PM
especially this ignorant Eurosport-commentator who called him a loser at the end of the fourth/beginning of the fifth set. :fiery:
Actually he said the opposite, namely that Gicquel probably played the best match of his life and that it was awesome of him to put on such a pressure with his groundstrokes while Kiefer played too defensively.

Yappa
05-31-2006, 11:01 PM
Actually I hadnt seen the "ripping shirt" scene up until the highlights. Now I am beginning to understand, why Kiefer has so many female fans! ;) What a beast, rawr. :lol:

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Johnny Groove
06-01-2006, 01:09 AM
:haha: what a joke scoreline. and berdych/kiefer will go 7 sets IMO

Stroba
06-01-2006, 06:49 AM
I was looking forward to see either Sharapova or Federer playing on Eurosport. But Kiefer did everything in his power to prolong the match to the point where it wasn´t possible anymore. :mad:

Well at least the end of the match provided some excitement...it must be frustrating being a Kiefer fan(?).

kindablue
06-01-2006, 06:52 AM
I was very surprised at how calm the Kiwi looked in the last set.
Has the guy mellowed with age or what?

bavaria100
06-01-2006, 01:35 PM
Actually he said the opposite, namely that Gicquel probably played the best match of his life and that it was awesome of him to put on such a pressure with his groundstrokes while Kiefer played too defensively.

Yes, he said that in the fifth set, but he also said at one point in the match (I think it was in the fourth set) that "it would be horrible if Kiefer loses to this loser." I think this comment was absolutely unnecessary.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-01-2006, 03:51 PM
Nice pic,Four:Love! :drool:
Oh,I think Tomas is the favourite in next match,that guy just beat Pipo too easily! :o Just hope Kiwi proves me wrong!

Yappa
06-01-2006, 04:07 PM
French TV showed Gicquel and Kiefer in the locker room after the match. It was really said to see the frenchman exhausted and so down.