Hopman Cup: Blake def. Kiefer 7-6(3) 6-7(7) 6-4 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Hopman Cup: Blake def. Kiefer 7-6(3) 6-7(7) 6-4

Voo de Mar
01-07-2009, 05:53 AM
Good match overall, 2 hours 30 minutes, Kiefer was better in aces 20-16 :yeah:
Only one break of serve in the entire match - in the first game of the final set at 13th (!) break point for Blake. Kiefer saved two match points in the 2nd set - at 4:5 with beautiful drop-volley and at 6:7 in the TB with an ace.

federernadalfan
01-07-2009, 06:13 AM
better performance from blake than expected

Voo de Mar
01-07-2009, 06:17 AM
better performance from blake than expected

Especially amazing service performance. In the first set Blake had 70% of 1st serve in while usually has a little bit above 50%.
Kiefer had just 2 BP's, Blake 15.

betowiec
01-07-2009, 07:20 AM
Phatass barely gets through

malisha
01-07-2009, 08:02 AM
Kiefer saved two match points in the 2nd set - at 4:5 with beautiful drop-volley and at 6:7 in the TB with an ace.

thats why Kiefer plays beautiful tennis....surprised he lost this..he have much more than Blake in his game

Consigliere
01-07-2009, 09:43 AM
Phatass barely gets through

Through what? It's a round robin.

Good win :p

new-york
01-07-2009, 09:45 AM
a win. (!!!)

tangerine_dream
01-07-2009, 02:54 PM
Hurray, a win for James. :bigclap:

Fumus
01-07-2009, 03:36 PM
thats why Kiefer plays beautiful tennis....surprised he lost this..he have much more than Blake in his game

I think Kiefer would have won had he wore his Jersey, or threw his racquet across the net at Blake on a crucial point then denied it. Truth be told Kiwi hasn't been the same since he got robbed at gun point way back when...:o

http://www.tenniscelebs.com/images/getty/Kiefer_Soccer_Jersey_57622478.jpg

Yappa
01-07-2009, 04:13 PM
Congrats, Blake. Sounds like a hell of a match. Better lose such close one's now than later at the Aussie Open.
Oh well, at least good job saving those mp's.

Voo de Mar
01-07-2009, 04:30 PM
Congrats, Blake. Sounds like a hell of a match. Better lose such close one's now than later at the Aussie Open.
Oh well, at least good job saving those mp's.

Yeah, first was a crazy one, after exchange of decent baseline strokes, Kiefer played aggressive forehand down the line and went to the net, Blake replied with backhand slice onto Kiefer's backhand side but the German changed position and from the backhand side finished the point with gentle forehand volley on reverse cross, and hit the line. What a talent :crazy:

KarlyM
01-07-2009, 09:29 PM
:yeah: It sounds like it was an exciting match - I wish I could've seen it. :(

Especially amazing service performance. In the first set Blake had 70% of 1st serve in while usually has a little bit above 50%.
Kiefer had just 2 BP's, Blake 15. No way! :eek: His first serve % usually sucks. Hopefully, the work he said he's done on his serve during the off-season pays off this year in matches that really matter. ;)