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Kiefer def. (LL)Garcia-Lopez 4-6 7-6(9) 6-4

Voo de Mar
03-27-2008, 03:53 AM
How many match points did Kiefer save in the 2nd set?
According to yahoo Kiefer was extraordinary tonight: beat GGL in straight sets (!) meanwhile was leading 2-1 against Haas in the 1st set :rocker2:

TMJordan
03-27-2008, 03:55 AM
Can't believe he held his nerves, but then again it's GGL :spit:

Congrats Kiwi :worship:

Yappa
03-27-2008, 03:59 AM
Geez, what a nailbiter that was. With this kind of result, I don't expect him to even win a set against Nieminen.

How many match points did Kiefer save in the 2nd set?

I didn't follow the scoreboard very closely, but I know of one mp which he saved at 7:8 on own serve in the TB. :yeah: There might have been 2-3 more MPs in the TB, since I missed the points from 4 all to 6 all and from 8 all to 9 all. Kiefer had his first SP at 7:6 at serve GGL. He finally managed to minibreak GGL at 9 all and won the TB with 11:9.

ChinoRios4Ever
03-27-2008, 04:03 AM
choke era :o

Voo de Mar
03-27-2008, 04:03 AM
I didn't follow the scoreboard very closely, but I know of one mp which he saved at 7:8 on serve in the TB. There might have been 2-3 more MPs in the TB, since I missed the points from 4 all to 6 all.

:sad: I counted on you because I consider you as the biggest Kiefer fan on this forum :)

osalsyst
03-27-2008, 04:04 AM
How many match points did Kiefer save in the 2nd set?

:haha::haha::haha:
Does that mean you weren't paying attention in the tiebreak? How shocking. ;)

Honestly, I can't answer that though. I know GGL had a break in the second but I'm sure whether he maintained to serve for the match. The only match point I recall being saved was at 9-8* in the tiebreak.

Yappa
03-27-2008, 04:06 AM
:sad: I counted on you because I consider you as the biggest Kiefer fan on this forum :)

Sorry. :p

This is pretty much another one of those "game sucks, but somehow still wins it" matches.


Honestly, I can't answer that though. I know GGL had a break in the second but I'm sure whether he maintained to serve for the match. The only match point I recall being saved was at 9-8* in the tiebreak.

So at least 2 mps saved.

I think Kiwi got that rebreak thanks to a double fault by GGL. At least according to the SB, since that was the first thing I saw, when I started following the match at 5 all.

Voo de Mar
03-27-2008, 04:07 AM
:haha::haha::haha:
Does that mean you weren't paying attention in the tiebreak? How shocking. ;)



I was looking for this year holiday on Internet, when I looked at the scoreboard the final set getting started :wavey:

Voo de Mar
03-27-2008, 04:09 AM
Sorry. :p

This is pretty much another one of those "game sucks, but somehow still wins it" .

Maybe you will find some description of this match on a German forum ;)

Yappa
03-27-2008, 04:13 AM
Oh, and I consider kiwi10is the biggest Kiefer fan around. :)

Voo de Mar
03-27-2008, 04:26 AM
I've written 2 MP's to my MP-thread. I'll change it if we know more precise informations. Kiefer as so experienced player (more than 200 tournaments played) hasn't won too many matches after saving match point - according to my stats it's just 4th win of this kind.

Deboogle!.
03-27-2008, 04:29 AM
According to the ATP site, it was 2 MPs....

Voo de Mar
03-27-2008, 04:37 AM
According to the ATP site, it was 2 MPs....

Everything is under control :yeah:

VolandriFan
03-27-2008, 04:39 AM
GGL makes every match a nailbiter :o

:sobbing:

Yappa
03-27-2008, 09:44 AM
Kiefer as so experienced player (more than 200 tournaments played) hasn't won too many matches after saving match point - according to my stats it's just 4th win of this kind.

I know about the first round match at the Aussie Open 2006 against Srichaphan where he was down 0:2 sets and also saved two mps, but what about the other matches? Wasn't the last one just recently in 2007?

scarecrows
03-27-2008, 10:00 AM
Oh, and I consider kiwi10is the biggest Kiefer fan around. :)

JMG is, he tells you to fuck off if you say bad stuff about kiefer

JMG
03-27-2008, 10:08 AM
JMG is, he tells you to fuck off if you say bad stuff about kiefer

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/no.gif

Yappa
03-27-2008, 10:24 AM
And he throws racquets at you? :D

Bilbo
03-27-2008, 10:46 AM
expected struggle by kiefer

kiwi10is
03-27-2008, 03:02 PM
Oh, and I consider kiwi10is the biggest Kiefer fan around. :)

:wavey:

Voo de Mar
03-27-2008, 03:55 PM
I know about the first round match at the Aussie Open 2006 against Srichaphan where he was down 0:2 sets and also saved two mps, but what about the other matches? Wasn't the last one just recently in 2007?

Stuttgart 1997: P.Haarhuis 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 7-5 - 2 mp
Gstaad 1998: JA.Viloca 0-6 7-5 7-6(8) - 5 mp

Kiefer surprisingly didn't save match point against Goldstein 2-6 6-4 7-6(10) at Cincinnati 1999 - he needed 10 match points to win this match!

Yappa
03-27-2008, 05:55 PM
Thanks, Voo. Guess those close 2007 matches I was thinking about, were just regular 3 setters. I really thought that he saved mps in one of them.

Stensland
03-27-2008, 05:59 PM
i don't expect kiefer to do any damage to nieminen. if you're lucky to beat ggl on hc, you'll get crushed by jarkko.

6-3, 6-1.