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Kiefer retires too! Due to wrist injury

Iheartandy&roger
09-06-2004, 07:58 PM
Unfortunately after trailing 3-0 in the 5th set Kiefer retired due to a wrist injury so Henman advances to the quarters!

sol
09-06-2004, 08:02 PM
so bad :sad:

Neely
09-06-2004, 08:11 PM
:tears: :sad:

superpinkone37
09-06-2004, 08:51 PM
awww :sad:

MissKoubek1981
09-06-2004, 08:57 PM
That's really bad. :(

star
09-06-2004, 09:08 PM
:hug: Neely

Space Cowgirl
09-06-2004, 09:25 PM
Aww poor Kiwi, that was a really shitty end. :sad: He looked nearly as upset as after that Olympic final. I hope he'll be ok for the Davis Cup in 2 weeks

Jogy
09-06-2004, 09:29 PM
congratulations to GoDom
I am sure he is happy now that Kiefer is injured :wavey:

Patrick
09-06-2004, 11:13 PM
What a pity! :sad: If he had won the tournament, Kiefer would have become Germany's new hero. :awww:

HybridTheory
09-06-2004, 11:16 PM
aww :sad:

Jennay
09-06-2004, 11:39 PM
Kiwi :tears: :hug:

LiZpHaIr
09-06-2004, 11:58 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!! :D

¿esquímaux?
09-07-2004, 12:35 AM
That is too bad for Kiwi :rain:

pinky
09-07-2004, 12:54 AM
Too many injuries this year :(

Fergie
09-07-2004, 01:06 AM
Poor Kiwi :sad:

Billabong
09-07-2004, 02:28 AM
Nico:sad:!

kfh_9118
09-07-2004, 05:05 AM
:bigcry:

Lalitha
09-07-2004, 05:40 AM
Finally my channel showed a good match and I could'nt get a complete match of it. Kiefer :sad: He played very well in the first set.

Auscon
09-07-2004, 06:55 AM
I liked how he got booed off court when he threw his racquet to the side after having to retire, that was really nice

Daniel
09-07-2004, 10:23 AM
Kiefer :sad:

Space Cowgirl
09-07-2004, 12:13 PM
What's worse, he'll be out for the next 3-6 weeks (optimistically), so that leaves Germany up sh!t creek without a paddle for the Davis Cup promotion/relegation tie against Slovakia in 2 weeks. :mad:
Hopefully Rainer will somehow find his form again before then, and that Florian Mayer is back up to speed too.

User ID 4783
09-07-2004, 03:07 PM
What's worse, he'll be out for the next 3-6 weeks (optimistically), so that leaves Germany up sh!t creek without a paddle for the Davis Cup promotion/relegation tie against Slovakia in 2 weeks. :mad:
Hopefully Rainer will somehow find his form again before then, and that Florian Mayer is back up to speed too.
oh no :sad: hoped the injury isn't serious :tears:

poundcatt
09-07-2004, 03:53 PM
howefver, if Kiefer had played the next 2 sets like he played the first one he owuld have been finished in 3. he spent sets 2 & 3 staring down the linesman, staring down the foot fault caller, staring down the ump, staring down to Henman. Henman laughed at him, as did the commentators. Then he stared down the fan who caught the ball he hit into the stands. And spent too much time yelling at himself and the world in German, which is a very effective language to yell in BTW. He was losing 0-3 and then injured his wrist (they showed the clip where it happened). And grumbled off the court with one last stare. The match stunk.

Space Cowgirl
09-07-2004, 04:09 PM
Not sure I agree fully with you poundcatt. Neither player played as well as they can, that is true, but I don't think the match was that bad. Kiefer was acting on court the way he (unfortunately) can do, it's his way of geeing himself up. He knew he had to up his game after being so crap in the second and third sets. The calls from the line judges were extremely close (only in the replays could you see that they were correct). I'm sure he'd agree now that maybe he was a bit over the top in his reactions, but they are signs of a guy who really badly wanted to win out there. And you can't fault his demeanour on leaving the court, he was hardly going to grin and wave at the fans, was he? Would you?

Anyway, the latest is that he's back in Germany and is getting his wrist checked out by a specialist to see if it's more serious than a tendon pull. Either way, he's out of action for a while

Neely
09-07-2004, 04:24 PM
Sure, it's right that Kiefer a bit exaggerated it with this acting up because you could see many times that the calls are right and I also think that players notice it if the balls hits exaclty the line and it not out, and the foot fault problem could have been easily solved if he just stepped back a few centimeters every serve. On-court Kiefer can be a very heated-up guy, completely different to what he is if you meet him off-court and not on the tennis courts.
And that's exactly when people who don't know jackshit about Kiefer and just see him playing once a while misunderstand him and draw wrong conclusions.


Poundcatt can go watch Gaudio and Federer playing if Kiefer's tempter is too hot-headed for him.

sol
09-07-2004, 04:38 PM
...can go watch Gaudio and Federer playing if Kiefer's tempter is too hot-headed for him.
:lol: