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Kiefer might pull out of RG

Bilbo
05-23-2008, 05:57 PM
He said that he isn't sure if it will be enough to play at RG ifhe plays like today against Tursunov. He needs to be 100% fit especially in his head he said.

prima donna
05-23-2008, 05:59 PM
expected one

TankingTheSet
05-23-2008, 06:00 PM
expected one

:haha:

tennisfan444
05-23-2008, 06:06 PM
I hope not! :( Poor guy, hope he doesn't have to withdraw

Sunset of Age
05-23-2008, 06:08 PM
That would be a shame, as he had such a good run in Hamburg.

Voo de Mar
05-23-2008, 06:23 PM
Oh my, he didn't lose 0-6 1-6 to Tursunov :shrug: Big mental slump after very good run in Hamburg.

Iván
05-23-2008, 07:05 PM
nOTHINGs wrong with him, just sulking.

Dima outplayed him in the final set

get over it.

mr_burns
05-23-2008, 11:50 PM
silly, has a chance for a 3rd run showing on centre court and could earn enough points to be seeded at Wimbledon

He is just dissapointed with his draw

Byrd
05-23-2008, 11:57 PM
Kiefer should just retire, he'll never be 'fit' in his head.

leng jai
05-23-2008, 11:59 PM
Worst excuse ever. Using that logic Calleri and Chokethieu would never play.

Voo de Mar
05-24-2008, 12:05 AM
I know all his results very well. He hasn't got earlier a streak of 3 losing tight matches. Completely new situation for him at 31.

GlennMirnyi
05-24-2008, 12:06 AM
Retire from life you pathetic choker.

Albop
05-24-2008, 12:09 AM
Good.

1 boring player less

GlennMirnyi
05-24-2008, 12:12 AM
Good.

1 boring player less

Kiefer isn't boring. :rolleyes:

Johnny Groove
05-24-2008, 12:17 AM
Kiefer isn't boring. :rolleyes:

But he is a pathetic choker :yeah:

Albop
05-24-2008, 12:18 AM
Kiefer isn't boring. :rolleyes:

did you see his match today?

shotgun
05-24-2008, 12:19 AM
I know all his results very well. He hasn't got earlier a streak of 3 losing tight matches. Completely new situation for him at 31.

Not that bad if you compare to the fact that he has lost his last, what, nine finals on the tour?

GlennMirnyi
05-24-2008, 12:20 AM
did you see his match today?

Kiefer may be anything BUT boring.

Voo de Mar
05-24-2008, 12:25 AM
Not that bad if you compare to the fact that he has lost his last, what, nine finals on the tour?

Right.

virex
05-24-2008, 12:44 AM
But he is a pathetic choker :yeah:

ins´t that the entire ATP ? :scratch:

dam0dred
05-24-2008, 12:56 AM
He is such a miserable, ill-tempered jerk. Retire please.

Bilbo
05-24-2008, 04:05 PM
official now: kiefer withdraws

pity as i wanted to bet on nieminen :o

Voo de Mar
05-24-2008, 04:07 PM
:(

krystlel
05-24-2008, 04:10 PM
I thought this wasn't a serious post until some other people started posting confirming it. I agree, one of the worst reasons to withdraw ever.

Sure I haven't seen him play in Dusseldorf, but come on, it's not like he has lost a lot of bad matches for a long time. The slump can't be that bad considering it hasn't lasted that long yet (only one week!) so there should still be hope.

Neely
05-24-2008, 04:56 PM
Not bad, Kiwi gives his place to somebody who has a clearer head and a better mental and psychological constitution than him :yeah: :clap2:

Okay, the smileys above were a bit ironical, and it's right if people say it's a ridiculous reason somehow. After all, it's hard to say anything about it because he choked three times within only one week. That's quite a lot and this can't happen in normal tournament play.

1) serving for the match against Seppi for what would have been his best clay result ever, lost his serve twice in a row patheticly. Seppi did not play outstanding tennis at this time, they both played near their most passive and Kiwi eventually blew the shots
2) serving for the set against Bolelli, up a double break at 5*-2, lost his serve twice, served again for the set at 6*-5 and then lost the tiebreak to LOVE while incredibly cramping up in his wrist. Three times blowing the serve for the set and giving away the tiebreak to 0.
3) serving to stay in the match against Tursunov and double faulting away the match. Also it seemee he just could not focus in this match, he framed a lot of shot or did not hit them anywhere near the sweeat spot. That's a concentration, focus and mental issue.


An incredibly sad history. Maybe it helps him to get a clear(er) head again, maybe not.

Nadl
05-24-2008, 05:28 PM
yay, atleast one german less that eurosport germany would show :woohoo:

Bilbo
05-24-2008, 05:34 PM
yay, atleast one german less that eurosport germany would show :woohoo:

better than watching austrian nutcases like melzer

zicofirol
05-24-2008, 05:46 PM
who got that LL spot...

TMJordan
05-24-2008, 05:48 PM
who got that LL spot...

Josselyn Ouanna


EDIT: I mean Marc Lopez :p

Lee
05-24-2008, 05:51 PM
Hope the break will help him mentally :shrug:

zethand
05-24-2008, 06:12 PM
Kiefer may be anything BUT boring.

You are right! It might be the last year of his career I guess.. I think he should go no matter what, no matter if he is dying.

Bilbo
05-24-2008, 06:17 PM
It might be the last year of his career I guess..

wrong

he will play until 2012. he said it several times.

yonexforever
05-24-2008, 06:32 PM
When did a sore throat become an acceptable reason for a withdrwal?

Bilbo
05-24-2008, 06:56 PM
When did a sore throat become an acceptable reason for a withdrwal?

i already told you the reason

the sore throat is just an excuse made by kiefer as he has to give a reason to the tournament director

Knightmace
05-25-2008, 01:48 AM
Meh...

NicolasKiefer44
05-25-2008, 03:45 AM
Crap! Kiefer! ARGH

kfh_9118
05-25-2008, 08:36 AM
:confused:

why did you withdraw, Kiwi? :fiery:

I was so looking forward to his third round against Nadal :sad:

JMG
05-25-2008, 10:21 AM
Of course he isn't really ill. His withdrawal is comparable to the withdrawals from clay clowns, who withdraw from Wimbledon.