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The KIWI grows on Wimbledon's grass thread (Ver 2.0)

Neely
06-22-2007, 11:44 AM
haha, I had to borrow some parts for the topic title of last year's Wimbledon thread :lol:


He got Volandri in the first round!

If it has to be a seed, then at least it's one of the weakest grasscourt players! :)

Yappa
06-22-2007, 12:15 PM
Exactly. And when I first read about his opponent, I was quite happy, because it's a chance to "win" a seed, but then I realized who could be his next opponents.

R2: either Karlovic or Santoro

R3: Djokovic

His H2H against Volandri is 1:2 (lost at the Aussie Open 2004 and Rome 2004), but at least he won the last match which took place at last year's WTC. Same goes for the last match against Santoro (Kiefer defeated him in Miami 2006) with a H2H which the frenchman is leading 6:1(!). So I might cheer for Karlovic to defeat the magician. ;) Of course, playing against the "ace machine", might lead to a frustrating 7:6, 6:7, 7:6, 6:7, 4:6. :lol:

Anyways, I hope that he can at least win that one match against Volandri.

kiwi10is
06-22-2007, 01:28 PM
Karlovic is that very tall guy who's serve is unbeatable especially in Wimbledon....

But hey...still the best draw he could get. Volandri is only good on clay as far as I remember. And the Kiwi I saw in Halle last week should be able to beat Santoro or Karlovic, too. If he would be as good as in Janurary 2006 I'd say he could make it into the Semis but right now... we don`t know how much better he became during the last week. But he got his chance with this draw.... I hope he will be happy at the end of this tournament.

TommyB.
06-22-2007, 05:37 PM
Good luck Kiwi!

My feeling isn't bad. :angel:

Jeff
06-24-2007, 07:43 AM
Go Kiwi :D Glad to see him back. Argh! I can't stay Ivo.

zveeen
06-24-2007, 10:56 AM
good luck Kiwi! its a doable first round

Neely
06-24-2007, 12:53 PM
My guess is that Volandri should be easier than Monfils or Nalbandian :angel:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-24-2007, 08:58 PM
Good luck to Kiwi! :rocker: He should win the first match easily! ;)

Jens
06-25-2007, 02:13 AM
Good luck Kiwi!

Volandri, who? :cool:

knight_ley
06-25-2007, 02:32 AM
:banana:

Neely
06-25-2007, 05:31 AM
I was taught in a GM thread that Volandri already took a former Wimbledon champ to five sets? :eek:

Who was it?

JMG
06-25-2007, 06:44 AM
I remember a close match with Goran.

kiwifan80
06-25-2007, 04:32 PM
Good Luck KIWI!!!!!!!!!!

Yappa
06-25-2007, 10:28 PM
Good news: Kiefer plays his match on court 14 which means that german TV will be able to show it. :yeah:

kiwi10is
06-26-2007, 07:17 PM
what a win!!!! GREAT!!! I am sooooooooo happy to have him back!!

Yappa
06-26-2007, 07:19 PM
Crappy match, but who cares?

HE WON! :woohoo: :banana: :dog:

Jens
06-26-2007, 07:58 PM
What a great win for Kiwi! :bigclap:

The next is Santoro...

TommyB.
06-26-2007, 08:15 PM
Never in doubt! ;)

Kiwi :yeah:

zveeen
06-26-2007, 08:40 PM
Congrats Kiwi! Good luck against Fabrice! I hope hes a little bit tired after his five setter! ;)

Yappa
06-26-2007, 09:21 PM
At leat it'll be more entertaining than it would have been against the ace machine Karlovic.

Kiefer won the last match in Miami 2006, so why not make it 2:6? :)

Neely
06-26-2007, 11:54 PM
Good win, in three sets is really okay overall despite a few struggles, especially for a first win to start :D

knight_ley
06-27-2007, 12:34 AM
:woohoo:

kiwifan80
06-27-2007, 02:15 AM
I'm just glad he won. Haven't checked the stats yet. GO KIWI!!!!!!!!!

kfh_9118
06-27-2007, 03:16 AM
:woohoo:

glad he's finally back in a GS

Good luck against Fabrice :bounce:

zethand
06-27-2007, 03:26 AM
Well done Nicolas!! :D

Neely
06-27-2007, 09:37 AM
Yesterday the commentator mentioned again that Kiwi had a season ticket for the Hannover zoo during his injured time. I think he talked about that already in Halle, and that Kiwi liked to see a certain animal growing (or something like that) and went there to relax or to forget about his injury. Don't know what you're thinking about it, but I had to laugh as I heard that. :lol:

And he had a practice unit with Roger!

knight_ley
06-27-2007, 01:04 PM
Yesterday the commentator mentioned again that Kiwi had a season ticket for the Hannover zoo during his injured time. I think he talked about that already in Halle, and that Kiwi liked to see a certain animal growing (or something like that) and went there to relax or to forget about his injury. Don't know what you're thinking about it, but I had to laugh as I heard that. :lol:

And he had a practice unit with Roger!

If that animal was a wombat, I'd fly to England right now give him a :kiss:. :lol:

kiwi10is
06-27-2007, 01:51 PM
it was a baby hippo and he also took photos with an elephant in the Hannoveran zoo... you can see them here http://www.sportbild.de/sportbild/tennis/index.html click on "Bildergalerie: Nicolas Kiefer und die Elefantendame Dunja"

Neely
06-27-2007, 09:19 PM
oh thanks!

JUICY
06-27-2007, 09:31 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: GO KIWI :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
I'm sooooo happy that Kiwi's back!! I enjoyed every minute of the match. it was def not his best match...but just seeing him on court again felt sooo good :banana: :banana: I was kinda worried that he might not come back to the tour after his injury, but now he's back n he even won in 3 straight sets :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

it was a baby hippo and he also took photos with an elephant in the Hannoveran zoo... you can see them here http://www.sportbild.de/sportbild/tennis/index.html click on "Bildergalerie: Nicolas Kiefer und die Elefantendame Dunja"

thx for the link! the pix R so sweet!! kiwi's a cutie :inlove:
oh n btw I'm pretty new to MTF :wavey: as u can see in my sig I luv Marat, but Kiwi's my 2nd big love :hearts: ...so expect 2 see me around here more often!! c ya :)

zveeen
06-27-2007, 10:21 PM
Tomorrow third match on court 8 :sad:

I think that is not a showcourt! :mad:

but good luck against Fabrice!

Yappa
06-27-2007, 10:29 PM
:
oh n btw I'm pretty new to MTF :wavey: as u can see in my sig I luv Marat, but Kiwi's my 2nd big love :hearts: ...so expect 2 see me around here more often!! c ya :)

Welcome to the Kiwi Forum. :)

Tomorrow third match on court 8 :sad:

I think that is not a showcourt! :mad:

but good luck against Fabrice!

Yeah, it's not. Even without the rain, the chances to see Kiefer on a showcourt were pretty slim, I guess.

If he defeats Santoro tomorrow, then it would be even more surprising than his win in Miami 2006 where he was in top form. He's got nothing to lose.

zveeen
06-28-2007, 06:24 AM
Welcome to the Kiwi Forum. :)



Yeah, it's not. Even without the rain, the chances to see Kiefer on a showcourt were pretty slim, I guess.

If he defeats Santoro tomorrow, then it would be even more surprising than his win in Miami 2006 where he was in top form. He's got nothing to lose.


Yeah thats right! Lets hope the best! GOOD LUCK! :)

Neely
06-28-2007, 11:25 AM
Tomorrow third match on court 8 :sad:

I think that is not a showcourt! :mad:
Oh damn it, I hoped it would be a court with cameras at least :sad: Pretty bad then :(

Neely
06-28-2007, 12:31 PM
Wow, Kiwi already won a set! 1st 6-4!! :eek:
the scoreboard doesn't give more details than only the score, right? So we don't know much more, but it's a very promising start

but judging from the other courts it looks too cloudy for my liking, curious whether his match has to be suspended or not

Yappa
06-28-2007, 12:51 PM
Up to now he didn't face any bps, I think. 4:1 in the 2nd set. Come on!

Neely
06-28-2007, 01:16 PM
Up to now he didn't face any bps, I think. 4:1 in the 2nd set. Come on!
That would be quite strong until that score! :eek:

He meanwhile won the 2nd set as well! 6:3 :woohoo:
1-2 on serve in the third

JUICY
06-28-2007, 01:46 PM
wohoo...
things are lookin good!!
6-4, 6-3 - just one more set :yippee:

Neely
06-28-2007, 01:56 PM
Kiwi WINs 6-4 6-3 6-4

U N R E A L !!!

Given the situation and circumstances, I would have never thought that :eek:

knight_ley
06-28-2007, 01:58 PM
:eek: I just saw the score scroll across the tv as I watch James' match and almost fell off the chair! Such a routine win! :eek: Kiwi's doing so well!!!!! :hearts:

:woohoo: Hopefully he can keep this going!

Neely
06-28-2007, 02:12 PM
look at these stats :eek:


Match Summary

Kiefer (GER) -- Santoro (FRA)

1st Serve %........... 42 of 75 = 56 % -- 65 of 99 = 66 %
Aces.................. 9 -- 4
Double Faults......... 0 -- 3
Unforced Errors...... 19 -- 12
Winning % on 1st Serve 38 of 42 = 90 % -- 41 of 65 = 63 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve 22 of 33 = 67 % -- 17 of 34 = 50 %
Winners (Including Service) 56 -- 17
Receiving Points Won.. 41 of 99 = 41 % -- 15 of 75 = 20 %
Break Point Conversions 3 of 12 = 25 % -- 0 of 0 = 0 %
Net Approaches........ 35 of 42 = 83 % -- 18 of 39 = 46 %
Total Points Won..... 101 -- 73


These numbers are really good. Great winning % on 1st serve, no break points faced the entire match(!) and very good conversion at the net. Plus 56 winners! He had 9 aces so he still had 47 winners except the serve when the ball was in play. Must have been lots of volley winners and hopefully a few ones from the baseline, too. :yeah:

TommyB.
06-28-2007, 02:23 PM
Wow that's amazing. Well I bet on him, but 3-0 sets! :eek:

Kiwi :worship:

Yappa
06-28-2007, 02:48 PM
What an animal. :)
Truly impressive stats. :yeah:

Jens
06-28-2007, 03:01 PM
Unbelievable, but that's Kiwi! :D

Well done and keep on going, probably against Djokovic (or Delic).
But with these stats he can reach many more. :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-28-2007, 03:08 PM
This win was a bit unexpected,he is good on grass though. :)
If his next opponent is Djokovic,probably I can watch this match on TV! :woohoo:
Go Kiwi,just kill that "I can't breathe when I lag" cheater! :rolleyes::mad:

zveeen
06-28-2007, 03:37 PM
Nice Match Kiwi! Great Scoreline! I hope he can win the next round too. I think its not impossible.

Neely
06-28-2007, 04:12 PM
Nice Match Kiwi! Great Scoreline! I hope he can win the next round too. I think its not impossible.
If playing Djokovic, I would also like to face him on grass where Djokovic doesn't have such a big (psychological) advantage like on clay or on hardcourt where he was very successful early in the season already.

JUICY
06-28-2007, 06:39 PM
If playing Djokovic, I would also like to face him on grass where Djokovic doesn't have such a big (psychological) advantage like on clay or on hardcourt where he was very successful early in the season already.

yup..i agree. Djokovic is certainly a tough opponent, but Kiwi's gaining more and more confidence and plays better the more matches he plays.....soooo who knows what might be possible against Djokovic....

kiwi10is
06-28-2007, 06:44 PM
maybe he will lose a set for the first time in this tournament against Djokovic :eek: lol... Kiwi is playing so well and he didn`t even start to fight like he did in Australia 2006 yet.... maybe the match against Djokovic is going to be tough but I think he can beat him.

zveeen
06-28-2007, 07:29 PM
good luck against Novak! I think its not impossible that he can beat him! (fingers crosed! ;) )

Yappa
06-28-2007, 08:24 PM
Djokovic had some problems with Delics agressive play, and if Kiefer serves like he did today, who knows what'll happen. A couple of unforced errors from Novak wouldn't hurt either. ;)

Grinder
06-28-2007, 09:11 PM
Great to see Kiefer back and winning, the first round against Volandri was an excellent way to get into form and find his winning ways. Keep it up against Djokovic!

knight_ley
06-29-2007, 01:08 AM
You guys are more confident than I am for him vs Djokovic :lol: but I will hopefully be proven wrong! Come on Kiwi!!! Keep us proud!!!!! :kiss:

georgekuo1017
06-29-2007, 03:37 AM
Keep going :bounce:

kfh_9118
06-29-2007, 06:00 AM
Kiwi :yeah:

He has a chance against Novak, but even though he loses, he should be happy with this results already, after just few weeks coming back.

Good luck Kiwi :bounce:

Neely
06-29-2007, 09:55 AM
Chris Seahorse was at the match and he thought it was a pretty good match (concentrated, consistent, well served, well returned, good volleys) by Kiwi and an average one for Santoro (could play better, could play worse).

This makes some hope! But it's a roll of dice if he can bring this form against Djokovic again :unsure:

Kiwi :yeah:

He has a chance against Novak, but even though he loses, he should be happy with this results already, after just few weeks coming back.

Good luck Kiwi :bounce:
Hi Henry, long time no read :wavey:

Yappa
06-29-2007, 10:39 AM
That sounds great. Kiefer is not the greatest baseline player, but when he's on, then at least his shots are consistent.

kiwi10is
06-29-2007, 07:36 PM
German TV showing Formula 1 most of the afternoon tomorrow :mad: so I hope for a good online stream from BBC ore ESPN

Schedule for tomorrow

Court 1

Ai Sugiyama vs Maria Sharapova

David Nalbandian vs Marcos Baghdatis

Nicolas Kiefer vs Novak Djokovic

so it will not be shown on German DSF since they will show Formula 1 from 5 pm on....

Yappa
06-29-2007, 08:55 PM
Yeah, it's likely that DSF won't show any of it. For me it's no problem, because I have Pay TV.

Today we had plenty of those BBC feeds on http://www.myp2p.eu/Other.htm so I expect the same for tomorrow. Sometimes you have to try several times though, before those streams start working.

Neely
06-29-2007, 08:58 PM
And for me it's the problem that I promised friends to come to a Grillparty early evening/late afternoon, so it's unfortunate he plays the later match because I can't follow it completely or not at all.

But okay, as soon as he wins and he is comfortable with the scheduling :lol:

kiwi10is
06-29-2007, 09:05 PM
weather report says heavy rain from tomorrow until wednesday.... so maybe we don`t have to worry about tomorrow at all.... this way it would be very easy for Kiwi to reach the 2nd week lol

Yappa
06-29-2007, 09:11 PM
Well, I'll probably have to record it and watch it later. Maybe I'll just have beautiful views of rainy Wimbledon on my HD. :D

Neely
06-29-2007, 09:46 PM
this way it would be very easy for Kiwi to reach the 2nd week lol
dito :rolls:

knight_ley
06-29-2007, 10:35 PM
:woohoo: This means I'll be able to be home in time to watch him! I work until noon and was worried he'd play early so I wouldn't see him ( I am 5 hours behind Wimbly time :lol: ).

Hopefully now we'll get some coverage of him since they've shown bits of all of Novak's matches so far. All of the USA commentators are in love with him and talk about him constantly, even when not showing his match. :lol:

AUF GEHTS KIWI !!!!!!!

Yappa
06-30-2007, 12:35 AM
Hopefully Kiefer will shut their mouths. :D

Yappa
06-30-2007, 06:34 PM
Congrats Kiefer for making it into the 2nd week! :crazy:

I have wonderful rain on my recording! :yeah: :rolleyes:

On a more serious note, since he has to play Djokovic, we can at least still expect to see him on a showcourt, no matter how many more rain delays. Hopefully, there will be play on monday. :scared:

He better wipe the floor with him in straight sets. He needs the energy for the match on the following day. :p

kiwi10is
06-30-2007, 06:37 PM
Schedule for Monday

Centre Court:
Henin v Schnyder
Hantuchova v S. Williams
Federer v Haas
Roddick v Mathieu.

No.1 Court
Nadal v Soderling
Jankovic v Bartoli
Ferrero v Tipsarevic
Gasquet v Tsonga

schedule for the other courts not out yet

Yappa
06-30-2007, 06:41 PM
As expected no Kiefer-Djokovic on the two biggest courts. What is the next best thing? Court 18?

kiwi10is
06-30-2007, 06:47 PM
As expected no Kiefer-Djokovic on the two biggest courts. What is the next best thing? Court 18?

court 2 I think... but they just deleted this from the official website again. Maybe they are changing it

Yappa
06-30-2007, 06:59 PM
It's back. Kiefer-Djokovic after Venus Williams on Court 2.

kiwi10is
06-30-2007, 07:02 PM
it`s official now... and it stayed like I posted it...

Kiwi on court 2 after Venus Williams who is in 2nd set already and play will start at 11 London time... so he will be on court again while I am in the office... GREAT :mad:
let`s hope for some rain until 2 pm :-))

knight_ley
06-30-2007, 07:30 PM
Congrats Kiefer for making it into the 2nd week! :crazy:

He better wipe the floor with him in straight sets. He needs the energy for the match on the following day. :p
:woohoo: He's beating all my expectations! I never dreamed of him making it to the second week so soon! :p :lol:

:yeah: Let's hope! :)

It's back. Kiefer-Djokovic after Venus Williams on Court 2.
:woohoo: I don't work till 1pm (est) tomorrow so I should be able to see him before I head into work. Thank you rain! :yeah: :lol: I just hope it's a quick one so he gets plenty of rest before he plays again on Tuesday.... (*if* he wins of course...:p)

zveeen
07-01-2007, 10:29 AM
I hate that there is no play on Sunday! :(

Im at work tomorrow so I cant see his match! Hopefully the rain is on my side. ;)

Neely
07-01-2007, 11:03 AM
For Kiefer it would be better if Venus can start on time and if he could start his match right after Venus makes the last two games, and with no further rain delays. He will have to play Tuesday again, so the earlier he finishes the more rest he would get ;)

Yappa
07-01-2007, 12:15 PM
It's Morigami who is leading 4:1 in the 2nd, so it could be another hour before the match ends.

Neely
07-01-2007, 12:24 PM
It's Morigami who is leading 4:1 in the 2nd, so it could be another hour before the match ends.
oh daaaaaaaamn it, either I just didn't read correctly or it was wishful thinking it would be Venus a set up and 4:1 :sobbing:

kiwi10is
07-01-2007, 12:32 PM
Tennis: Haas sagt Federer-Match ab
Eurosport | So, 1. Jul., 14:16 Uhr

Tommy Haas hat sein Achtelfinal-Match in Wimbledon gegen Titelverteidiger Roger Federer abgesagt. Der Deutsche hatte sich im Match gegen Dimitri Tursunow eine schwere Bauchmuskelzerrung zugezogen.


Haas withdraws from Wimbledon so the schedule for Monday needs to be changed. No Federer-Haas on Centre... maybe Kiwi on center instead??

Kiwi last remaining German in Wimbledon!!!!!! Who would have thought this would be possible???

Yappa
07-01-2007, 12:47 PM
Well, I don't know. There are two women's matches before that. On the other hand, we can expect Henin and Serena to finish in one hour each. And it would be possible to move the matches around, so that Nalbandian-Baghdatis can play on a show court.

kiwi10is
07-01-2007, 12:58 PM
I am sure they will give Federer's Centre court spot to someone else and if I look at the remaining seeds Djokovic should be the one to play on centre... so Kiwi might be lucky... well.. lucky??? he will be more excited for sure...
and they could give Hewitt a better court than the 18

Yappa
07-01-2007, 01:33 PM
So nothing changed for Kiefer. They moved the Gasquet-Tsonga match from Court 1 to Centre Court. That's all. The right decision, if Henin and/or Serena take longer than expected.

Neely
07-02-2007, 08:23 PM
Very difficult to say something, he needs the 2nd set IMO.
The first tiebreak had too many poor errors, but this one saved set point was incredible of Kiefer :worship: :eek: After such a rally and all those good defensive skills, he even had the nerve and ability to play a lob in this situation!

It's *5-6 and *40-30. I hope Kiwi holds immediately and then it's going to be difficult situation for Djkovic right after the resume maybe. Because today Kiefer seemed to start better on both occassion at the beginning of the match and after the rain break.

Overall he is not playing bad at all, but he needs to cut down a few stupid baseline mistakes that I wasn't pleased to see at all.

Let's hope for tomorrow!

Yappa
07-02-2007, 09:16 PM
Yeah, the way he ran for his life and saved that first sp was great. :yeah: One if not the best point(s) in the tournament so far.

His bh was as solid as it should be but there were a lot of unnecessary errors on his fh, especially when he went for the DTL winner. He really needs to cut down on those. Especially in the first set Djokovic basically just needed to keep the ball in play and wait for Kiefers errors.

Let's hope that Kiefer manages to make that one point he needs to get into the TB and win the 2nd set. It'll be difficult. We all know that Djokovic is one of the mentally tougher players, while Kiefer...well...he's not. :(

knight_ley
07-03-2007, 12:01 AM
Ahh I'm gonna be dying at work tomorrow while this is going on! :scared:

kfh_9118
07-03-2007, 02:37 AM
please win the second set Kiwi :scared:

Really hope he can win this match and play Lleyton, then I can watch it on TV

kiwi10is
07-03-2007, 04:04 AM
the 4th week of his comeback just started and he already has chances to beat the No 5 in the world. This is like a miracle.

We all know that Djokovic is one of the mentally tougher players, while Kiefer...well...he's not.
I have to disagree on that. I saw Kiwi saving 5 matchpoints in 3rd set and he won the match in 5 sets. And that was not the only time I saw him mentally strong like that. This whole comeback shows how strong he is. 1 year injury and I am sure he was nervous like hell but he kept his nerves under controll and is playing this kind of tennis already!!

VolandriFan
07-03-2007, 07:43 AM
I just wanted to drop by and wish Kiwi good luck for the rest of the match. He's played beautifully so far :)

Neely
07-03-2007, 11:38 AM
I have to disagree on that. I saw Kiwi saving 5 matchpoints in 3rd set and he won the match in 5 sets. And that was not the only time I saw him mentally strong like that. This whole comeback shows how strong he is. 1 year injury and I am sure he was nervous like hell but he kept his nerves under controll and is playing this kind of tennis already!!
I think what four:love wanted to say is that Kiwi is not often enough that mentally strong and that he could not build a true reputation for that throughout his career so far like some other players. He has had (and hopefully will continue to have) great moments coming back from 0:2 saving match points, then again on the other hand, he also wasted great looks to win a match which were painful for him. Of course we all want to see him playing well and fighting hard, but I think his own head has been already in his way in some situations to achieve more than he did by now.

Yappa
07-03-2007, 11:50 AM
It's as Neely says. The negative outweighs the positive, unfortunately. One of the worst matches being the Moscow final against Andreev. See my nick. :(

Grinder
07-03-2007, 04:03 PM
Nick just saved 3 set points in the second set tiebreak at **3-6 (including an incredibly long rally on Djokovic's serve at *6-5 in the TB) to win the second set 7-6(6). :woohoo:

I'm watching his match right now, so if you guys want any updates let me know.

Neely
07-03-2007, 06:18 PM
Nick just saved 3 set points in the second set tiebreak at **3-6 (including an incredibly long rally on Djokovic's serve at *6-5 in the TB) to win the second set 7-6(6). :woohoo:

I'm watching his match right now, so if you guys want any updates let me know.
OMG, I could only watch on the scoreboard so far and I clicked it already to the background and thought "fuc., 3-6 - it's over, and the match as well". The next thing I saw was 6-6 and I jumped up off my chair as I saw it at 7-6 for Kiefer and hoped he serves it out - which he did!

Damn that was a huge and immensely important tiebreak, I would say he was one point away from losing the match because 0-2 could have sealed it for Djokovic already IMO.

Hopefully my recording is all right when I'm coming home so that I can witness this scene on my TV screen as well.


:banana: :banana: just for this 2nd set escape!

Yappa
07-03-2007, 06:27 PM
Nice, Kiwi. :yeah: When Djokovic was leading in that TB with 3:0, I was sure that the 2nd set was gone and I couldn't bare to watch anymore. I switched back to tennis when the score was 2:4. I couldn't believe my eyes, when I saw how Djokovic wasted those 3 sps. Those were some nice gifts from him. :D And it's a good thing that Kiefer didn't try to hit another (wild) fh return at 6:6 which he already had failed to do earlier and just waited for another mistake of Djokovic.

Seems that the match was cancelled for the day which means that they only played one TB!

EDIT:

Ah wait. That first sp in the TB was saved thanks to a fh winner. :yeah:

Neely
07-03-2007, 06:36 PM
Oh I just clicked on the details of the match on the scoreboard and it says that Kiefer is actually leading 30-15 on his serve in the third :) :lol:

BTW, what I always wanted to ask: is there any supposed-to-be difference between "rain delay" and "play suspended"? just asking when I'm watching the matches in progress page. :confused:

Yappa
07-03-2007, 06:56 PM
Oh, you're right. I missed 3 points of play. Damn it! :( ;)

My guess would be that they're talking about "rain delays" when they only expect short breaks, while longer breaks are called "play suspended".

knight_ley
07-03-2007, 07:48 PM
LOL i'm so mad they kept talking about kiwi's match on tv but never showed it. Even if it was just a tiebreak :lol I want to see! :p

JMG
07-03-2007, 08:44 PM
Kiwi leads 30-15 and second serve. Hopefully he will start better than today, when he lost the first to points. :)


I really hope that he'll go to Newport, especially if he loses tomorrow. It's a good title chance after all.

kfh_9118
07-04-2007, 03:44 AM
so glad Kiwi won the second set, please please win the match Kiwi :bounce:

what a tight contest this match so far :eek:

kfh_9118
07-04-2007, 10:48 AM
Kiwi lost the third set easily 2-6 :mad: :scared:

Neely
07-04-2007, 12:01 PM
Damn, he lost it now, but he was fighting pretty well saving many break points of Djokovic in the fourth set and also saving one match point to get back on serve in the tiebreak. Lots of close situations, especially the 11th game of the 4th was long. Unfortunately he lost his own serve point in the tiebreak then at *5-6, but what he did at Wimbledon now was okay nevertheless.

kfh_9118
07-04-2007, 12:03 PM
Kiwi finally lost the match, 6-7(5) in the fourth set tiebreak :sobbing:

had a very good chance to break serve and led *5-3 in this set, but he wasted 2 BPs :mad: But of course, Kiwi had fought so well to save so many BPs in this set (he saved a total of 7 BPs :yeah: ), and 1 MP.

Overall, I am satisfied with his result in this year Wimbledon, after such a long break, he can force Novak to play 3 tiebreak sets and won a set from him :yeah: Hopefully this result will encourage him and motivate him for the next tournaments.

Neely
07-04-2007, 12:53 PM
Yeah, wished he had converted these break points :shrug: But not to complain he saved a ton of break points he faced, too.

kiwifan80
07-04-2007, 02:10 PM
Great showing for him. This would be a good result even if he'd been an active player for the last year. He already seems back as far as the results are conscerned. KEEP IT UP KIWI!!!!!!!!!!!

zveeen
07-04-2007, 08:04 PM
great ournament for Kiwi! I hope he get good draws at the next! :)

kiwi10is
07-04-2007, 08:17 PM
look at the acceptance list of Newport.... if he plays like this he can beat everyone on that list...!!!

knight_ley
07-04-2007, 08:26 PM
:o

Neely
07-05-2007, 08:04 AM
I think he was a little bit pissed off about this serve which could have been an ace to draw even at 6-6 in the tiebreak, but from the crappy replay they showed, my feeling was more that it was "out" than in.

Then, I also found the little discussion with Lahyani funny the way Kiefer approached him and told him "did you see the chalk coming up?" and then Lahyani "nonono, there was no chalk!" :lol: I also think Kiwi made this up or it was wishful thinking, but I also didn't see the chalk in the replay or in real time. But that was great.

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Also did somebody clearer understand what it was that Lahyani told Kiwi in the third set two times? At the beginning of the 3rd, I think it was 2-2 he said something like "oops! Nicolas, you didn't want to more." I'm not sure I understood it correctly, but there must have been something because the crowd even laughed about it. Was it that the ballkids threw unwanted balls to Kiwi while he already turned his head away from them? :confused: I just don't know because they showed Djokovic during this situation.

The next scene was as Lahyani said something like "keep going"? Did he mean Kiwi was too slow on serve or what was it? Somebody remembers these two scenes or knows better what was going on there? Would be interested to know!



look at the acceptance list of Newport.... if he plays like this he can beat everyone on that list...!!!
For sure! It would only be a small Mickey Mouse event, but it would mean SOOO much for him and for us :)

knight_ley
07-05-2007, 12:49 PM
I think he was a little bit pissed off about this serve which could have been an ace to draw even at 6-6 in the tiebreak, but from the crappy replay they showed, my feeling was more that it was "out" than in.

Then, I also found the little discussion with Lahyani funny the way Kiefer approached him and told him "did you see the chalk coming up?" and then Lahyani "nonono, there was no chalk!" :lol: I also think Kiwi made this up or it was wishful thinking, but I also didn't see the chalk in the replay or in real time. But that was great.

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Also did somebody clearer understand what it was that Lahyani told Kiwi in the third set two times? At the beginning of the 3rd, I think it was 2-2 he said something like "oops! Nicolas, you didn't want to more." I'm not sure I understood it correctly, but there must have been something because the crowd even laughed about it. Was it that the ballkids threw unwanted balls to Kiwi while he already turned his head away from them? :confused: I just don't know because they showed Djokovic during this situation.

The next scene was as Lahyani said something like "keep going"? Did he mean Kiwi was too slow on serve or what was it? Somebody remembers these two scenes or knows better what was going on there? Would be interested to know!

When he said the keep going thing I thought he meant cuz that's when it drizzled for a minute and everyone was like putting their jackets on... Was it then? I dunno. I was watching a feed so it was hard for me to hear anything :lol:.