Miami R2: Nicolas Kiefer (GER) d. (25) Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-3 6-2 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Miami R2: Nicolas Kiefer (GER) d. (25) Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 6-3 6-2

Klaas_nalbandian
03-28-2008, 05:35 PM
Jarkko keeps losing after his good january down under. Final-Adelaid and Quarters AO

losing in first matches each tournament against Soderling, Verdasco, Rochus, Lee, Melzer and now Kiefer

Yappa
03-28-2008, 05:35 PM
Impressive serve stats in contrast to what he showed us in the past weeks. After that close win against GGL, I didn't expect anything. Thanks for proving me wrong. :)

Was down 0:40 on own serve at 2*:1 in the 2nd set, but saved 5 bps in total. As it often happens, he then managed to break Nieminen a 2nd time.

Ranger
03-28-2008, 05:35 PM
Great stuff from Kiwi.

1st serve points won: 93%

Kick Rafas ass. :lol:

JMG
03-28-2008, 05:38 PM
This doesn't look good for Jarkko. If he doesn't improve, he will struggle with Anderson in DC. :o

I hope Kiefer's good play was the reason for this scoreline. :yeah:

Neely
03-28-2008, 05:41 PM
Kiwi :bounce: back-to-back wins ;)

Too bad he wasted the better draw in Indian Wells with an early loss, now he won two matches and has Nadal waiting relatively early :(

To be nominated for Davis Cup, he must beat him to send the notice to Kühnen :angel:

TMJordan
03-28-2008, 05:42 PM
Nieminem is horrible right now.

Nice to see Kiefer with back to back wins, I hope he beats Nadal :D

rrfnpump
03-28-2008, 05:43 PM
Jarkko :shrug: :sad:
not looking good at the moment.

Congrats, Kiwi. :yeah:

HoistDaColors
03-28-2008, 05:51 PM
I didn't follow the scoreboard and I haven't looked at the stats. Let me guess...Jarkko's serve let him down again.

Well...good win Kiefer.

LeChuck
03-28-2008, 05:52 PM
Ouch this is the Shark's 7th consecutive defeat.

TankingTheSet
03-28-2008, 05:54 PM
For a few months during the winter Jarkko was in full army training as well as competing in professional tennis in his weeks off -- maybe something broke down in him due to too much work/pressure.

TMJordan
03-28-2008, 05:55 PM
For a few months during the winter Jarkko was in full army training as well as competing in professional tennis in his weeks off -- maybe something broke down in him due to too much work/pressure.

But he started the season off with a very good tournament(s) in Australia :unsure:

TankingTheSet
03-28-2008, 06:01 PM
But he started the season off with a very good tournament(s) in Australia :unsure:

Well he went back into the army right after that when he should have been resting, which can't have helped.

Mateya
03-28-2008, 06:07 PM
Too bad he wasted the better draw in Indian Wells with an early loss, now he won two matches and has Nadal waiting relatively early :(


Kiefer has actually a good Rafa-roasting capability. He definetly can do it with his big game, the question is mostly his head. :rolleyes: If he plays like in his best days, Rafa better watch out.

canbera
03-28-2008, 06:46 PM
Nice and confident win for Kiwi. it will be a tough decision for Patrick Kuehnen who to nominate for Davis Cup. he'll probably end up picking both Kiefer and Haas due to the lack of options. Waske and Kohlmann are not fit yet, Mayer isn't able to win matches. Maybe Petschner as the 4th man to have at least one doubles specialist.

kiwi10is
03-28-2008, 06:52 PM
what a win for Kiwi!! And Kühnen was watching every minute of it!!!!!!!!!

zicofirol
03-28-2008, 06:58 PM
Good win for Kiefer, he is sort of an asshole but I like the fact that he has some game...

zethand
03-29-2008, 12:07 AM
Nice Kiefer! Congrats!