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RodFan08
10-27-2004, 04:19 PM
Anybody know which tournaments he's commited to next year? I hope he plays Sydney next year, but I have no clue what he plans to play.

RodFan08
12-12-2004, 01:52 AM
Common, Somebody has to know if he's made some comitments

knight_ley
12-12-2004, 02:04 AM
Anybody know which tournaments he's commited to next year? I hope he plays Sydney next year, but I have no clue what he plans to play.

Actually he's not playing in Sydney. I know he has comitted to Adelaide and the Austrailian Open....... he's taking the week in between (Sydney) to train for the Open... but after the Austrailian Open I am not sure what he has committed to off the top of my head.

kiwiteami
12-12-2004, 02:46 AM
After the Australian open,he's going to Marseilles,then Rotterdam,then Dubai,then south africa for DC ,then Pacific Open in california and finally miami..that is what I know for now!

RodFan08
12-12-2004, 03:44 AM
Actually he's not playing in Sydney. I know he has comitted to Adelaide and the Austrailian Open....... he's taking the week in between (Sydney) to train for the Open... but after the Austrailian Open I am not sure what he has committed to off the top of my head.

Okay, thanks. At least he's playing Adelaide

RodFan08
12-12-2004, 03:46 AM
After the Australian open,he's going to Marseilles,then Rotterdam,then Dubai,then south africa for DC ,then Pacific Open in california and finally miami..that is what I know for now!

Great. Now I know what's goin' on :wavey:

knight_ley
12-12-2004, 04:01 AM
Great. Now I know what's goin' on :wavey:

:wavey: Welcome to Kiwi land by the way! I haven't seen you around here before :) :wavey:

RodFan08
12-12-2004, 05:11 AM
:wavey: Welcome to Kiwi land by the way! I haven't seen you around here before :) :wavey:

I'm the one of the first ones(if not the first) one who asked why Kiwi didn't have a forum. I've been here for a while, formally bkm08. I haven't posting recently, but I've been here that much since he's got injured, but thanks for the welcome

Björki
12-15-2004, 02:52 PM
Nicolas Termine

3. - 9.1.2005: Adelaide (ATP Tour)
10. - 16.1.2005: Sydney (Hartplatz)
17. - 30.1.2005: Australian Open in Melbourne (Grand Slam)
7. - 13.2.2005: Marseille (Halle)
14. - 20.2.2005: Rotterdam (Halle)
21. - 27.2.2005: Dubai (Hartplatz)
4. - 6.3.2005: Daviscup in Südafrika
7. - 20.3.2005: Indian Wells (Hartplatz)
21.3. - 3.4.2005: Miami (Hartplatz)

Fee
12-16-2004, 07:29 AM
so... Halle means indoors and hartplatz means hardcourt?

Björki
12-16-2004, 08:04 AM
so... Halle means indoors and hartplatz means hardcourt?
yes. :)

kiwifan80
04-03-2005, 03:23 AM
Well now the claycourt season starts. Anybody know what his plans are? I hope he plays alittle in the US. I don't want to wait for Europe.

Neely
04-05-2005, 05:03 PM
from his homepage his next tournament until late July are:

11. - 17.04.: Monte Carlo (Sand)
2. - 8.5.: Rom (Sand)
9.- 15.5.: Hamburg (Sand)
16. - 22.5.: ARAG World Team Cup in Düsseldorf
23.5. - 5.6.: French Open in Paris (Sand)
6. - 12.6.: Halle (Gras)
20.6. - 3.7.: Wimbledon (Gras)
18. - 24.7.: Indianapolis (Hartplatz)
25. - 31.7.: Los Angeles (Hartplatz)

JMG
05-30-2005, 02:24 PM
8. - 14.8.: Montreal (Hartplatz)
15. - 21.8.: Cincinnati (Hartplatz)
29.8. - 11.9.: US Open in New York (Hartplatz)

knight_ley
06-26-2005, 01:07 AM
he is listed on the entry list for Legg Mason........ any confirmation of him being there?

:woohoo: for montreal! i'm going there! :p

Neely
06-26-2005, 12:32 PM
he is listed on the entry list for Legg Mason........ any confirmation of him being there?
I have no idea. But that would make his schedule quite tough and he would have no break between Indianapolis, LA, Washington, Montreal and Cincinnati :eek:

Now we have the June 26th... Indianapolis starts at 18th of July.... lets count the days backwards until he's in action again... such a long time :sobbing:

kek
06-26-2005, 12:53 PM
I bet he doesn't go to Washington. That will be too much tennis leading up to the open, unless he plans to "lose" early.

I might take a guess but when I saw him play yesterday (the hardly existent coverage) I noticed his shirt had Gieco emblem on it. So I guess he is sponsored by Gieco-an insurance company here in the states. When I went to the tournament website, the big Gieco logo flashed so I guess they sponsor the tournament. So apparently, Geico wants their sponsored players to play at their sponsored tournament.

If he does go to Washington, I imagine he drops out of another tournament. It wouldn't be Cincy or Montreal, so it would mean LA or Indy. Indy would be my guess. All the players like to go to LA and visit Hugh Heffner's house, so possibly couldn't delete that off the schedule.

knight_ley
06-26-2005, 08:25 PM
hmm.... the reason i ask is cuz washington is so close to where i live... just 2 hours away so we were going to go down on Monday just to see him play and then come home.... so if he's not there its not a huge deal, since i'm going to both Montreal and USO, i just wondered cuz it would have been cool to take a day trip to see his match :)

thanks guys :) and neely i know... its gonna be so quiet and sad without any Kiwi :sad:

smucav
07-14-2005, 08:37 PM
I have no idea. But that would make his schedule quite tough and he would have no break between Indianapolis, LA, Washington, Montreal and Cincinnati :eek:That's the same schedule Andy Roddick has this summer. (Maybe they will meet three tournaments in a row again. ;) ) One thing to consider is that for seeded players, there are at least two days off in both Indianapolis & Washington (one at the beginning of the week & one in the middle). Los Angeles is only a 32 draw so there are at least two days off that week too. Even a player who made it to the final of all five tournaments would have eight days off in those five weeks.hmm.... the reason i ask is cuz washington is so close to where i live... just 2 hours away so we were going to go down on Monday just to see him play and then come home....FYI: He probably won't be playing on Monday: since Washington is a 48 draw this year (instead of 56), all 16 seeds will have first round byes. Considering the other entrants, Kiefer should be seeded:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=1874283&postcount=1

Neely
07-14-2005, 11:47 PM
Thanks for the info, smucav. I didn't think of that Washington is a more than 32 draw tournament.

Yes, your calculation about the days off sounds percectly right if I think it over. And probably he wouldn't reach the final in all of these tournaments either... lol! Actually I would be glad with reaching just one final but winning this time ;) :lol:

JMG
08-24-2005, 09:18 PM
week37
week38 Daviscup
week39 Ho Chi Minh City
week40 Tokyo
week41
week42 Madrid
week43
week44 Paris

That's on his website, but I hope he will add tournaments in week 41 (Moscow, Stockholm, Vienna) and week 43 (Basel, Lyon, St. Petersburg), because those weeks are really one of the best this year with 3 great tournaments in only one week.

Neely
08-24-2005, 10:17 PM
For selfish reasons I would love to see him in Vienna :angel:

Kiwi7
08-25-2005, 09:46 AM
For selfish reasons I would love to see him in Vienna :angel:

i'm with you Neely! ;) hope Moyá and Haas are coming as well... :)
btw i'm kinda new here so hello everyone!! :wavey:

Neely
08-25-2005, 01:45 PM
btw i'm kinda new here so hello everyone!! :wavey:
hello my friend :) :wavey:
I see you are new despite being already a few months here ;)

Tennisqueen
08-25-2005, 06:24 PM
Welcome Kiwi7!!! :)

knight_ley
08-26-2005, 01:28 AM
Hello Kiwi7 !!!!!!!!!

Have fun here! :hug:

JMG
09-02-2005, 10:55 AM
week37
week38 Daviscup
week39 Ho Chi Minh City
week40 Tokyo
week41 Moscow
week42 Madrid
week43
week44 Paris

JMG
09-14-2005, 10:20 AM
week38 Daviscup
week39 Ho Chi Minh City
week40 Tokyo
week41 Moscow
week42 Madrid
week43 St. Petersburg
week44 Paris

kek
09-14-2005, 11:52 AM
Wow, he really is planning on playing a lot in the indoor hard court season. He must be feeling fit and eager :)

Neely
09-14-2005, 12:37 PM
Wow, he really is planning on playing a lot in the indoor hard court season. He must be feeling fit and eager :)
I hope he is successful. Probably he is playing a bit more than usual because it's the end of the season and afterwards he has some rest anyway. Also there could be a chance for a tournament win of course also. Maybe it's happening in Asia ;) or in Madrid or Paris :angel: :lol:

knight_ley
09-14-2005, 03:11 PM
I vote for Madrid ;)

JMG
09-14-2005, 03:27 PM
I'm realistic and vote for Ho Chi Minh. ;)

kek
09-14-2005, 07:27 PM
If he can't win the Vietnam Open with a weak draw, then he better make up for it in Madrid or Paris.

Neely
09-23-2005, 11:31 PM
Kiwi pulled out of Vietnam Open

JMG
09-24-2005, 12:00 AM
Kiwi pulled out of Vietnam Open

Not a good behaviour to pull out so late. Today he said "I feel good" so what's the reason for that? Why can't he be ready to play a match on Wednesday? :rolleyes:

kiwiteami
09-24-2005, 01:50 AM
Not a good behaviour to pull out so late. Today he said "I feel good" so what's the reason for that? Why can't he be ready to play a match on Wednesday? :rolleyes:


Maybe it is because it is a very long flight and he has to play on sunday for DC.Too bad cause he had a good chance to go far in that tournament cause of the weak draw.I,m pretty sure that it is not in Madrid or paris that he,ll play.Not that I don,t have faith in him but you know..Federer will be there..not good! :mad:

kiwifan80
09-27-2005, 02:35 AM
Maybe it is because it is a very long flight and he has to play on sunday for DC.Too bad cause he had a good chance to go far in that tournament cause of the weak draw.I,m pretty sure that it is not in Madrid or paris that he,ll play.Not that I don,t have faith in him but you know..Federer will be there..not good! :mad:

Yeah I'm anoyed he pulled out so late too. He cud've done well:( Oh well I guess we'll just hafta wait

kiwifan80
10-03-2005, 12:56 AM
Ok I hope he plays Moscow since he's withdrawn from the last two events. First Vietnam, now Tokyo. Anybody know why he dropped out of Tokyo?

kiwiteami
10-03-2005, 08:37 PM
Ok I hope he plays Moscow since he's withdrawn from the last two events. First Vietnam, now Tokyo. Anybody know why he dropped out of Tokyo?

He has not been feeling too good physically so he decided not to go.He will be going to russia.

JMG
10-03-2005, 11:40 PM
I wonder why he doesn't play the German-speaking/French-speaking events (Metz, Lyon, Vienna, Basel). So often he played Moscow, St.Petersburg and Tokyo instead.

kfh_9118
11-27-2005, 06:03 AM
Anyone has an info on Kiwi's schedule for 2006?

Will he play Sydney or Hobart after Hopman Cup?
Has he posted anything on his website?

:wavey:

Neely
11-27-2005, 02:20 PM
so far he posted the following dates:

30.12.05 - 06.01.06: Hopman Cup in Perth
31.12.05, 10 Uhr: Deutschland - Australien
04.01.06, 10 Uhr: Deutschland - Argentinien
05.01.06, 10 Uhr: Deutschland - China oder Niederlande

16.-29.1.06: Australian Open in Melbourne
10.-12.2.06: Daviscup in Halle/Westfalen
06.-19.3.06: Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells (Hardcourt)
20.3.-2.4.06: Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami (Hardcourt)

kiwiteami
11-27-2005, 10:00 PM
Thank god he is going to both tournaments in march.i will be there for sure.i need sun anyway,it is so damm cold here and i have snow up to my ears.lol

JMG
12-21-2005, 04:13 PM
week52 Hopman Cup
week01 Hopman Cup
week02
week03 Australian Open
week04 Australian Open
week05 Zagreb
week06 Germany vs France
---
I hope he won't withdraw from Zagreb. It's probably the same surface as in Daviscup and in Europe, so there's no better preparation for Daviscup. :yeah:
Haas and Mayer will play in Delray Beach. :rolleyes:

JMG
12-24-2005, 09:58 PM
week52 Hopman Cup
week01 Hopman Cup
week02
week03 Australian Open
week04 Australian Open
week05 Zagreb
week06 Daviscup: Germany vs France
week07
week08 Memphis
week09
week10 Indian Wells
week11 Indian Wells
week12 Miami
week13 Miami
week14 2R Daviscup :angel:

kiwiteami
12-25-2005, 03:46 PM
week52 Hopman Cup
week01 Hopman Cup
week02
week03 Australian Open
week04 Australian Open
week05 Zagreb
week06 Daviscup: Germany vs France
week07
week08 Memphis
week09
week10 Indian Wells
week11 Indian Wells
week12 Miami
week13 Miami
week14 2R Daviscup :angel:

And guess who will go to memphis? Lol

knight_ley
12-26-2005, 09:17 PM
And guess who will go to memphis? Lol

One person could be named Mary ;)

kiwiteami
12-26-2005, 11:34 PM
One person could be named Mary ;)

2 more can be named Karine and Karen.

kek
12-26-2005, 11:35 PM
2 more can be named Karine and Karen.


and don't forget Elvis ;)

knight_ley
12-27-2005, 12:04 AM
I want Amanda to come too! But I have not talked to her in a few days... But let us hope! We'll have an MTF party ;)

kiwiteami
12-27-2005, 12:18 AM
I want Amanda to come too! But I have not talked to her in a few days... But let us hope! We'll have an MTF party ;)

Lets all get drunk at the bar.lol

knight_ley
12-27-2005, 12:41 AM
:haha: Sadly I'm gonna have to back out cuz I just looked up when it is, and that week I already have three shows planned :sad: I guess I'll just have to wait till the summer... :shrug:

kiwiteami
12-27-2005, 12:50 AM
:haha: Sadly I'm gonna have to back out cuz I just looked up when it is, and that week I already have three shows planned :sad: I guess I'll just have to wait till the summer... :shrug:

I will see you this summer than.

urbanjae
12-27-2005, 06:05 PM
:haha: Sadly I'm gonna have to back out cuz I just looked up when it is, and that week I already have three shows planned :sad: I guess I'll just have to wait till the summer... :shrug:


Oh, that's too bad. You could've dropped by my place on the way there and picked me up, and we could've had a Dane Cook party the whole way to Memphis lmao. Oh well ... there's still Cincy hopefully ;)

knight_ley
12-27-2005, 11:58 PM
Ugh that would have been so much fun. Damn Matt Watts and his silly guitar playing the punk music I love so much :ras: Hopefully this summer will go down as planned... I was telling Addey that I prob won't be making it to Toronto just because when Jack's Mannequin tours we're gonna pretty much spend that entire time on the road at their shows. So I very highly doubt I'll have money for a full week of Toronto, but as of now I'm still planning on a few days of Cincy. But as I told her, even if I don't get to the tournaments, when Jack's comes to Toronto I plan to see her, and when they come to wherever is close to you I plan to see you there ;) Woot! Or everyone can just come to the east coast for Legg Mason or US Open :angel: since I'll be at those two for sure :)

urbanjae
12-29-2005, 04:08 AM
Well then you shall have to keep me posted on how close Jack's is coming to my area and when so that we can make some plans ;)

knight_ley
12-29-2005, 04:30 AM
Um Amanda ------- You will know for several reasons. First of all, you will be forced to go to wahtever show is near you and I have no idea what cities you are near so prepare to tell me. Secondly you will hear me screaming to know to come find me. And third I'LL TELL YOU WOOT!

kek
12-30-2005, 02:14 AM
Ugh that would have been so much fun. Damn Matt Watts and his silly guitar playing the punk music I love so much :ras: Hopefully this summer will go down as planned... I was telling Addey that I prob won't be making it to Toronto just because when Jack's Mannequin tours we're gonna pretty much spend that entire time on the road at their shows. So I very highly doubt I'll have money for a full week of Toronto, but as of now I'm still planning on a few days of Cincy. But as I told her, even if I don't get to the tournaments, when Jack's comes to Toronto I plan to see her, and when they come to wherever is close to you I plan to see you there ;) Woot! Or everyone can just come to the east coast for Legg Mason or US Open :angel: since I'll be at those two for sure :)


I must feel old or clueless when I heard nothing about these bands- and I thought I was pretty hip :p

Anyway, I did a search on Amazon and was pleasantly surprised that Jack's Mannequin got it's first recognition at SXSW. I live in Austin and SXSW is huge each March with all the bands that come here and then in September for the ACL fest. Only if my favorite would ever come and get his ass out of England and tour here in the States. That being Richard Ashcroft.

urbanjae
01-02-2006, 04:19 AM
Um Amanda ------- You will know for several reasons. First of all, you will be forced to go to wahtever show is near you and I have no idea what cities you are near so prepare to tell me. Secondly you will hear me screaming to know to come find me. And third I'LL TELL YOU WOOT!

LMAO okay I will make you a list of all the cities I live closest too and hopefully their tour will stop in one of them. ;)

knight_ley
01-02-2006, 10:34 PM
LMAO okay I will make you a list of all the cities I live closest too and hopefully their tour will stop in one of them. ;)

Sounds like a plan stan.

JMG
01-17-2006, 10:14 PM
week03 Australian Open
week04 Australian Open
week05 Zagreb
week06 Daviscup: Germany vs France
week07
week08 Memphis
week09 Las Vegas :)
week10 Indian Wells
week11 Indian Wells
week12 Miami
week13 Miami
week14 2R Daviscup

Neely
01-29-2006, 06:48 PM
No surprise that Kiwi cancelled Zagreb. He should rest well now and recover from his tortures of the last two weeks :yeah:

zethand
01-29-2006, 07:31 PM
No surprise that Kiwi cancelled Zagreb. He should rest well now and recover from his tortures of the last two weeks :yeah:

hahaha tortures.. Sometimes I think he overreacts about they injuries ;)

Neely
01-29-2006, 07:33 PM
lol, of course I didn't mean tortures in the litaral meaning ;) But for sure the right thing to rest now, his ankle won't get any better without rest.

JMG
03-21-2006, 08:21 PM
Now it's official. He didn't commit to Munich again. I hope this time he can give a reason for that. :o

Neely
03-23-2006, 02:42 PM
Now it's official. He didn't commit to Munich again. I hope this time he can give a reason for that. :o
Did you expect him to play there? I never expected him to commit to this tournament, he didn't play all the last years there and I'm sure there is a kind of problem with the tournament, just don't know exactly what it is.

JMG
03-23-2006, 03:57 PM
Did you expect him to play there? I never expected him to commit to this tournament, he didn't play all the last years there and I'm sure there is a kind of problem with the tournament, just don't know exactly what it is.

Of course I didn't expect him to play there, but I always hope for nice surprises. ;) I also didn't expect him to play Rosmalen, but today I saw that he put it on his schedule and I hope he will take it serious for the first time of his life.

JMG
05-31-2006, 08:13 PM
24 Halle
25 s-Hertogenbosch
26 Wimbledon
27 Wimbledon
28 -
29 ? (Indianapolis)
30 ? (LA)
31 ?
32 Toronto
33 Cincinnati
34 ?
35 US Open
36 US Open
37
38 Daviscup (Germany vs Thailand)
39 Mumbai :eek:

knight_ley
05-31-2006, 08:15 PM
Where is Mumbai? :confused:

Neely
05-31-2006, 08:28 PM
Where is Mumbai? :confused:
Lol, I never heard of anything like that, I don't have a clue either... but good that JMG posted his updated schedule because I haven't seen it yet and I only very rarely check this section of his homepage for updates.

knight_ley
05-31-2006, 08:34 PM
Lol, I never heard of anything like that, I don't have a clue either... but good that JMG posted his updated schedule because I haven't seen it yet and I only very rarely check this section of his homepage for updates.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai

JMG
05-31-2006, 11:32 PM
There was some months ago a thread in GM that Mumbai replaces Ho Chi Minh City. I'm just wondering why he has already made the decision to play this one. Too bad the Daviscup is in Germany and not in Thailand the week before. ;)

JMG
06-14-2006, 08:02 AM
Interesting, he still hasn't played a normal ATP tournament this year and he won't play Indianapolis and Los Angeles. What is wrong with him? If he withdraws from next week, he has only Wimbledon, where he loses in the first week and again a 4 week break.

25 s-Hertogenbosch
26 Wimbledon
27 Wimbledon
28 -
29 -
30 -
31 ?
32 Toronto
33 Cincinnati
34 ?
35 US Open
36 US Open
37
38 Daviscup (Germany vs Thailand)
39 Mumbai

knight_ley
06-14-2006, 01:37 PM
Interesting, he still hasn't played a normal ATP tournament this year and he won't play Indianapolis and Los Angeles. What is wrong with him? If he withdraws from next week, he has only Wimbledon, where he loses in the first week and again a 4 week break.

25 s-Hertogenbosch
26 Wimbledon
27 Wimbledon
28 -
29 -
30 -
31 ?
32 Toronto
33 Cincinnati
34 ?
35 US Open
36 US Open
37
38 Daviscup (Germany vs Thailand)
39 Mumbai

Has he confirmed that he isn't going to play Indy or LA???

JMG
06-14-2006, 03:04 PM
Has he confirmed that he isn't going to play Indy or LA???

The lists are out and he's not on it! I hope he plays Washington at least. :(

knight_ley
06-14-2006, 04:37 PM
Me too cuz that one is like 1 1/2 hours from my house :lol: and I'll just go down the day of his match. I was gonna do that last year but then he ended up not playing. If not I'll see him in Toronto and USO if he goes.... *crosses fingers* I just don't understand why he's not playing them.... :confused:

JMG
06-22-2006, 10:52 AM
25 -
26 -
27 -
28 -
29 -
30 -
31 Washington
32 Toronto
33 Cincinnati
34 ?
35 US Open
36 US Open
37
38 Germany vs Thailand (Düsseldorf, clay - outdoors)
39 Mumbai

kiwifan80
07-08-2006, 01:50 AM
I was hoping he'd be ready by the RCA champs, but it seems like he'll come back @ Washington

zethand
07-08-2006, 03:04 AM
what is Mumbai?

knight_ley
07-08-2006, 04:28 AM
what is Mumbai?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai

It used to be Bombay, India.

Yappa
07-10-2006, 08:34 PM
Man, I hope he can play in Washington. Of course the most important tourney is NY. I dont want to see him flying home after retiring in another GS. :(

zethand
07-11-2006, 02:19 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai

It used to be Bombay, India.

Cool thanks.. :D I need an update in this things

JMG
07-28-2006, 02:35 PM
31 -
32 Toronto ?
33 Cincinnati ?
34 -
35 US Open
36 US Open
37 Beijing
38 -
39 Mumbai
40 Tokyo
41 (Moscow/Stockholm/Vienna)
42 Madrid
43 (Basel/Lyon/St.Petersburg)
44 Paris

kiwifan80
07-28-2006, 08:00 PM
Thanx for the schedule

knight_ley
09-12-2006, 06:24 PM
Kiwi's updated his schedule on his site.

25.9.-1.10.: Mumbai/Indien (Indoor Hardcourt)
2.-8.10.: AIG Japan Open in Tokyo (Hartcourt)
9.-15.10.2006: ATP Kremlin Cup in Moscow (Indoor Synthetic)
16.-22.10.: Masters Series Madrid (Indoor Hardcourt)
23.-29.10.2006: St. Petersburg Open in St. Petersburg ((Indoor Synthetic)
30.10.-5.11.: BNP Paribas Masters in Paris (Indoor Hardcourt)
24.-26.11.2006: Schaukämpfe in Luxemburg

sploush
01-24-2007, 12:07 AM
kiefer withdrew from Zagreb :sad:

knight_ley
01-24-2007, 03:48 PM
:banghead:

Neely
01-26-2007, 10:41 AM
:sobbing:

Yappa
01-28-2007, 10:30 PM
Let's hope for a start in San Jose.

kiwifan80
01-30-2007, 03:55 PM
Geeze... I guess we shouldn't get are hopes up to quickly. I rally thought he'd be ready soon, but I'm not really expecting anything till Indian Wells or Miami.

knight_ley
02-02-2007, 10:05 PM
Does anyone know anything about San Jose or Memphis yet? Any official word? I'm planning on making a 32 hour drive (round trip) to see Kiwi in Memphis if he goes... Just double checking to see if anyone's heard anything. I've seen nothing.

kiwi10is
02-03-2007, 12:20 PM
His name is still on the official acceptance list but the deadline for withdrawals is 12.00 on friday before the tournament starts. Usually he withdraws a few days before that. But hey... no risk no fun... go for it!

knight_ley
02-03-2007, 03:55 PM
His name is still on the official acceptance list but the deadline for withdrawals is 12.00 on friday before the tournament starts. Usually he withdraws a few days before that. But hey... no risk no fun... go for it!

:lol: We're going reguardless I'm sure. We all already have off work, so why not go on a massive road trip?! :lol:

kiwi10is
02-03-2007, 04:24 PM
look at today`s post on his website... he is taking a 2 day break from his very hard tennispractice!! VERY HARD TENNISPRACTICE sounds very very good, doesn`t it? Not only practice but tennispractice! That includes backhand, doesn`t it?

knight_ley
02-03-2007, 04:31 PM
I would assume. Can anyone translate the post for those of us who don't speak German? :angel:

kiwi10is
02-08-2007, 03:52 PM
he withdrew from San Jose today. But hey... San Jose->Memphis->Las Vegas would be a lot of flying around, wouldn`t it? So I hope for Memphis. He could start at the place where he lost his luck last year.
But I hope the withdrawal from San Jose means we will see him in Krefeld tomorrow although 3 days without practice is not really good for him.... :confused:

knight_ley
02-08-2007, 05:31 PM
:unsure: please.... memphis....

kiwi10is
02-08-2007, 05:52 PM
he said "very hard tennispractice" so it cannot be long.... Memphis is my guess... Memphis and Las Vegas... 2 tournaments to prepare for the masters

knight_ley
02-10-2007, 02:11 AM
I've given up all hope of seeing him in Memphis. :|

Yappa
02-10-2007, 07:52 PM
I wouldn't count on Memphis either. It's either Indian Wells (Protected Ranking) or Clay season.

Good to see that he was present today in Krefeld. :) He wasn't sitting with the team though (like Boris Becker for example).
Anyways, Tuesday he'll fly to the DTB Tennis training camp in Marbella/Spain where he'll resume his training on Hard Court. He spent so much time in Germany going to doctors and the rehabilitation that it's time for a change. He said that he sees "light at the end of the tunnel". How many time did we hear that already? :sad:

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7552/kieferxz5.jpg

kiwi10is
02-11-2007, 08:47 PM
he withdrew from Memphis!! But read this

Nicolas Kiefer will beim Masters-Turnier in Indian Wells in vier Wochen zurück auf den Tennisplatz. Der seit einem Dreivierteljahr am linken Handgelenk verletzte Hannoveraner wird demnächst nach Marbella reisen und im Camp des früheren Damen- Bundestrainers Klaus Hofsäß trainieren.

"Die Zeit im Gefängnis ist vorbei. Endlich kann ich wieder unter freiem Himmel spielen", sagte der 29-Jährige am Rande des Daviscup-Erstrundenspiels zwischen Deutschland und Kroatien in Krefeld. "Die Zimmer sind gebucht", erzählte Kiefer, der seine Teilnahme bei den in den kommenden beiden Wochen stattfindenden Turnieren in San Jose und Memphis absagte.

DPA - . - 11/02/2007 13:37

Yappa
02-11-2007, 08:56 PM
Yep, there's also an article about it on http://www.tennismagazin.de/nncs/tennis/2007/02/11/5649800000.html

Of course he wants to have his comeback on HC and it wouldn't make any sense to have it in Miami, the last HC tourney for a while.

kiwi10is
02-11-2007, 09:56 PM
I still bet he will play Las Vegas!!!

knight_ley
02-12-2007, 03:19 AM
he withdrew from Memphis!! But read this

Nicolas Kiefer will beim Masters-Turnier in Indian Wells in vier Wochen zurück auf den Tennisplatz. Der seit einem Dreivierteljahr am linken Handgelenk verletzte Hannoveraner wird demnächst nach Marbella reisen und im Camp des früheren Damen- Bundestrainers Klaus Hofsäß trainieren.

"Die Zeit im Gefängnis ist vorbei. Endlich kann ich wieder unter freiem Himmel spielen", sagte der 29-Jährige am Rande des Daviscup-Erstrundenspiels zwischen Deutschland und Kroatien in Krefeld. "Die Zimmer sind gebucht", erzählte Kiefer, der seine Teilnahme bei den in den kommenden beiden Wochen stattfindenden Turnieren in San Jose und Memphis absagte.

DPA - . - 11/02/2007 13:37

Can someone translate this for us??

Björki
02-12-2007, 07:25 AM
He will go to Marbella for practise soon.
Back on court in Indian Wells.

kiwi10is
02-19-2007, 05:45 PM
No Las Vegas :confused: he withdrew today

Neely
02-19-2007, 09:43 PM
No Las Vegas :confused: he withdrew today
not such a surprise IMO because I thought the word was "Indian Wells" or "Miami".

JMG
02-19-2007, 10:10 PM
Tomorrow the entry list for Sunrise comes out. Maybe he appears there on the list, although his ranking is probably not good enough for a direct entry.

kiwi10is
02-20-2007, 04:08 PM
Tomorrow the entry list for Sunrise comes out. Maybe he appears there on the list, although his ranking is probably not good enough for a direct entry.

His name is on the acceptance list but without using the entry protection. And because the cut off is 73 he will have to play quali for a challenger? Kind of strange, isn`t it??

Neely
02-22-2007, 11:25 AM
His name is on the acceptance list but without using the entry protection. And because the cut off is 73 he will have to play quali for a challenger? Kind of strange, isn`t it??
It is strange :lol: but I think I would also be very "geizig" and selective what eight tournaments you use your protected ranking for. You may spread them over nine months after your return and getting into, for example, Masters (which require a high ranking) without qualies should be priority. And you don't have so many tournaments before the French Open or Wimbledon prior to their 6 week entry deadline. If things are going bad, he must save two for Grand Slams and if he wants to play Masters without qualies he can use the them for it or for little tournaments you want to play. You hardly can afford the luxery to spend it on a challenger IMO and most of all, I think the qualy match or any match under competetive framework would be already a good first test after such a long time (and if you lose there, you can say it is only a challenger; do you lose a qualy for a Masters it is of different imporatance).

JMG
02-22-2007, 02:57 PM
I'm sure they would give him a wildcard in Sunrise. Last year Karlovic, Kim, Serra and Schuettler got one. Direct entry is possible too. Last year the cut dropped from 80 to 149 due to withdrawals.

kiwi10is
02-22-2007, 03:03 PM
Hopefully he will not need any of those options because he will still be playing in Indian Wells ;)

Neely
02-22-2007, 03:23 PM
Hopefully he will not need any of those options because he will still be playing in Indian Wells ;)
hahaha that would be the best option actually :angel: :p

Jeff
03-03-2007, 06:44 AM
Woohoo. I'm going to Indian Wells, so I'm glad Keifer is coming back here :)

kiwi10is
03-03-2007, 07:35 AM
hm... do you think so?
Well... he is still on the acceptance list but to be honest... he said in an interview that he will go to Donaustauffen to get treatment on his wrist from Klaus Eder who is physiotherapist for our national soccer team, for the Davis Cup Team and for the German Olympic Team and who helped Kiwi`s friend Thomas Bredaric from Hannover 96. That should take longer than just one week I think... But I still hope for a miracle

kiwi10is
03-03-2007, 11:44 AM
I'm sure they would give him a wildcard in Sunrise. Last year Karlovic, Kim, Serra and Schuettler got one. Direct entry is possible too. Last year the cut dropped from 80 to 149 due to withdrawals.

you were right... Read this

BMW CHAMPIONSHIP ATTRACTS BEST FIELD IN TOURNAMENT HISTORY



(Sunrise, FL) - No. 21 ranked Dmitry Tursunov is returning to the BMW Tennis Championship March 11 - 18 to defend his title at Sunrise Tennis Center. The ATP Challenger's top 32 players also include last year's finalist No. 57 Alberto Martin, French Open semi-finalist No. 23 Dominik Hrbaty, two-time Wimbledon semi-finalist Sebastien Grosjean, rising star Gael Monfils, who fought his way to the 4 th round of the French Open last year; 2006 BMW semifinalist Ivo Karlovic, who this week reached the final at San Jose, after beating James Blake and Mardy Fish; Gilles Simon, who won his first ATP title this year in Marsielle, defeating Lleyton Hewitt and Marcus Baghdatis; and popular US players Vince Spadea and Justin Gimelstob. This year's player entry cutoff is a blazing 73.

One wild card has been awarded, to former No. 4 Nicolas Kiefer. At this time last year the German was ranked 12, after reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open - losing to eventual champ Roger Federer. Kiefer is launching his tour comeback at the BMW Tennis Championship after a wrist injury at the French Open. Players losing in the first round of the Pacific Life Open March 5-18 are eligible for the three remaining spots.

Rounding out the BMW's top 32 entries are No. 35 Julien Benneteau, No. 40 Jonas Bjorkman, No. 71 Daniele Bracciali, No. 69 Juan Martin Del Portro, No. 72 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, No. 44 Marc Gicquel, No. 50 Luis Horna, No. 58 Phillipp Kohlschreiber, No. 73 Stefan Koubek, No. 65 Nicolas Mahut, No. 64 Paul-Henri Mathieu, No. 49 Florian Mayer, No. 66 Juan Monaco, and No. 67 Florent Serra.

Notable alternates include Rainer Schuettler, Igor Andreev, Michael Llodra, Gilles Muller, and young Americans Sam Querry, Alex Kuznesov, Robert Kenrick and Alex Bogomolov Jr.

The buzz is building - as more and more top players warm-up for the Sony Ericsson Open by playing the BMW Tennis Championship. The courts are the same, the balls are the same, the weather's the same - and the competition just as tough as at Key Biscayne.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW!


they say he will start his comeback in Sunrise.... I hope they are right... maybe he doesn`t go to Indian Wells but to Sunrise??? Oh please let this be true!!!

Yappa
03-04-2007, 01:31 PM
Meh, that would be a quick turnaround. I am very sceptical.

And wow, what a challenger tourney! :eek:

JMG
03-05-2007, 09:02 PM
they say he will start his comeback in Sunrise.... I hope they are right... maybe he doesn`t go to Indian Wells but to Sunrise??? Oh please let this be true!!!

I think this news was from 21st Feb, so about the same time when he had to stop the training. So to me it looks like he accepted the WC few days before we got the bad news.

JMG
03-06-2007, 01:44 PM
He updated his schedule now and Miami is still on. :awww:

kiwi10is
03-08-2007, 04:17 PM
and today`s post says he will play the World Team Cup in Düsseldorf in May!!!!! YES!!!! At least he is making plans again!

knight_ley
03-13-2007, 06:40 AM
Any news?

kiwi10is
03-13-2007, 03:13 PM
didn`t take the wildcard for sunrise... still signed in for Miami but I think he will withdraw by the end of the week....

knight_ley
03-13-2007, 03:43 PM
:banghead: :sad:

kiwi10is
03-22-2007, 04:21 PM
Nach elfmonatiger Zwangspause denkt Nicolas Kiefer über ein Comeback beim ATP-Sandplatzturnier in München nach. "Ob er aber wirklich starten kann, steht noch in den Sternen", sagte Kiefer-Manager Bernhard Schmittenbecher. Neben Kiefer sollen auch Thomas Haas und Benjamin Becker aufschlagen.

Der noch immer an den Nachwirkungen seiner Handgelenk-Verletzung leidende Kiefer erhalte für das Ende April beginnende Turnier eine Wildcard, teilte Turnierdirektor Rudi Berger mit.

Kiwi is thinking about playing the tournament in Munich. He will get a wildcard but his manager said it is not sure if he can play there.

knight_ley
03-23-2007, 06:30 AM
:woohoo: I like the sound of that! ;)

kiwi10is
03-23-2007, 01:26 PM
March 13th, 2007

2007 marks the 14th year for the XL Bermuda Open. The Tournament will once again take place at the Coral Beach & Tennis Club from April 14th – 22nd.

Tournament Director, Mr. Alec R. Anderson has confirmed that German player, Nicolas Kiefer will be participating in the XL Bermuda Open. Kiefer reached his highest ranking of No.4 in the world in 2000 and has finished in the Top 50 for eight of the last ten years. He currently holds six singles titles and has been a finalist twelve times since turning pro in 1995. In 2006 Kiefer posted his best showing at a Grand Slam when he reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, being defeated by eventual Champion and world No.1, Roger Federer. He was the only player at the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to take a set from Federer. He has won over six million dollars in prize money and boasts wins over such players as Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, Mark Philippoussis, Tim Henman, Marat Safin, Carlos Moya and David Nalbandian. This will be Kiefer’s second trip to the XL Bermuda Open; he was the No.3 seed at the 2003 Open and lost in the second round.

http://www.xlcapitalbermudaopen.bm/news.html

knight_ley
03-23-2007, 05:32 PM
:eek: :aparty:

kiwifan80
03-23-2007, 05:54 PM
:eek: Wow Good news. I'm just hoping this is it already. No false alarms

Yappa
03-23-2007, 07:54 PM
Mr. Alec R can confirm all he want, it would be too good to be true. And we didn't read about it on his site or something. But miracles do happen, who knows.

kiwi10is
03-23-2007, 08:17 PM
he told me he signed in for Bermuda before he went to Donaustauf so it is just because of the deadline I think... but the quote from the tournament director gives some reason to hope... think positive.... I think it`s the same with the wildcards for Munich and Hamburg... the deadline will end soon and he had to ask for the wildcards... but at least he is making plans!!!!! So I guess we have a good chance that he will not surprise us with another surgery this time...

Yappa
03-23-2007, 11:15 PM
When did he tell you that? When he was doing some charity work in front of the Hannover 97 stadium?

kiwi10is
03-23-2007, 11:30 PM
no we met at the soccer game after he came back from Marbella...

Yappa
03-24-2007, 01:00 AM
What do you mean by "met"? More details please. :)

kiwi10is
03-25-2007, 03:26 PM
we just met there, we talked, we watched the game and talked again... it was before he saw his doctor in Berlin and before he went to Donaustauf so I don`t know any more details...

sploush
03-30-2007, 04:51 PM
Kiwi is still on the entry list of the Bermuda challenger, any news if he's going to play there?

kiwi10is
03-30-2007, 08:55 PM
he also seems to make it into the quali draw for Houston without using his entry protection... but as long as I don`t hear it from him I don´t believe in it....

knight_ley
03-30-2007, 09:39 PM
Kiwi's return is like the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot... No one can believe it unless they see it.

Neely
03-31-2007, 02:34 AM
Kiwi's return is like the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot... No one can believe it unless they see it.
lol, you name it!

Yappa
04-01-2007, 11:47 PM
Well, according to his site, now the next tourney is supposed to be Hamburg followed by the WTC. Was there any mention of Munich before?

btw. can he just decide like that that he wants to play in Duesseldorf? What about the DC captain Patrik Kuehnen?

kiwi10is
04-02-2007, 06:32 PM
His name is on the ATP-acceptance lists for Houston and Bermuda and this was written on the Munich website

Zum anderen hat sich Nicolas Kiefer, noch aus dem Reha-Zentrum in Donaustauf, bei Berger nach einer Wildcard erkundigt. Seit seiner Verletzung bei den French Open im vergangenen Jahr hat der 29-Jährige kein Match mehr bestritten, ist zwei Mal am Handgelenk operiert worden. Jetzt will "Kiwi" unbedingt auf die Tennistour zurück und sein Comeback in Deutschland bei den BMW Open by FWU AG 2007 feiern.

which means that he asked for a wildcard for Munich.

Yappa
04-02-2007, 07:37 PM
Yeah, but that was one month ago, wasn't it?

kiwi10is
04-02-2007, 08:45 PM
Munich never was on the schedule of the website... and Gerry Weber isn`t on the website, too and it`s 100 % sure that he will play there if somehow possible...
I thought the same about WTC though but if Kiwi is fit Patrik will take him back into the team. It`s not like Davis Cup... they can have more than 4 players in the team for World Team Cup...

Yappa
04-02-2007, 10:44 PM
Yeah, no doubt that he'll try to play in Halle if he wants to take on Wimbledon. We'll see about Munich though.

Ok, he might be in the team, in case he he's ready to play, but nevertheless I doubt that Kuehnen will want to risk losing just to give Kiefer some match praxis. So Kiefer might serve as a training partner, but nothing more. Unless he kicks ass on previous clay events, of course. ;)

Yappa
04-06-2007, 04:21 PM
FYI: The german commentator of the DC tie Belgium-Germany confirmed that Kiefer still plans to have his comeback in Munich.

kiwi10is
04-09-2007, 08:43 PM
FYI: The german commentator of the DC tie Belgium-Germany confirmed that Kiefer still plans to have his comeback in Munich.

But it was DSF... if it would have been Mathias Stach from Eurosport I would have believed it.... DSF doesn`t know more than we do....

knight_ley
04-09-2007, 10:04 PM
:banghead: He better be back by July... :lol:

kiwi10is
04-13-2007, 07:48 PM
He withdrew from Bermuda today

Björki
05-08-2007, 10:22 AM
out of Düsseldorf and French Open.

he plans to play Halle.

Tennisqueen
05-08-2007, 11:40 AM
Damn it :( :banghead:

He hopefully doesn't plan to play Halle, he should better play there...

Neely
05-08-2007, 02:09 PM
He hopefully doesn't plan to play Halle, he should better play there...
Can you elaborate what you're thinking exactly or how you mean it when you say that he should better not plan to play Halle?
I'm confused :confused:

kiwi10is
05-08-2007, 06:10 PM
There is no better place than Halle! His favourite tournament, the place where he beat Sampras when nobody expected him to beat anybody and the place where he reached the final when he lost first round everywhere else!! His friends and family will be there! He's going to get a real comebackparty there!!

JMG
05-08-2007, 10:44 PM
We already expected him to be back in Halle last year, when he appeared in both draws and now we have to hope for Halle 2007. :o

I don't believe it until he's on the scoreboard.

Tennisqueen
05-10-2007, 04:39 PM
Can you elaborate what you're thinking exactly or how you mean it when you say that he should better not plan to play Halle?
I'm confused :confused:

sry, I meant he should play there and not just planning it :-) Got it? ;-)

Neely
05-10-2007, 11:54 PM
We already expected him to be back in Halle last year, when he appeared in both draws and now we have to hope for Halle 2007. :o

I don't believe it until he's on the scoreboard.
Yes, very true. It's "funny" somehow how I I thought almost a year ago "ah, it's nothing serious I think, I hope he is back soon" :rolleyes:

As I said a few weeks ago, as four:love said last year that he hopes the struggles to return/to heal are not the beginning of the end of his career, he was closer to the damn-ugly truth than I would have liked him to be...

sry, I meant he should play there and not just planning it :-) Got it? ;-)
I was really confused at first unsure what you mean, but I got it clearly now :)

knight_ley
05-13-2007, 04:50 AM
I'm Excited!!!!

Yappa
05-17-2007, 05:02 PM
Looks like the pain is back and he doesn't know if he'll be able to play in Halle. Wohooo! :(
And he was in Hamburg today, but I only read about it now. Damn. :(

http://www.sport1.de/de/apps/news/news-meldung/news_1252761.html

Kiefer-Comeback fraglich

Nicolas Kiefer hat wegen anhaltender Beschwerden an seinem zweimal operierten linken Handgelenk auch das angepeilte Comeback beim Rasenturnier im westfälischen Halle in zwei Wochen in Frage gestellt.
"Ich weiß selber noch nicht, wann ich auf die Tour zurückkehren kann", erklärte der 29-Jährige am Rande des ATP-Masters in Hamburg.
Kiefer hat seit dem 2. Juni 2006 kein Match mehr bestritten. Damals stürzte er im Zweitrunden-Match gegen den Franzosen Mac Giquel auf sein linkes Handgelenk.

JMG
05-17-2007, 06:03 PM
This news doesn't tell us that much. He better makes a statement on his website soon.

knight_ley
05-19-2007, 01:45 AM
So now he's not coming back? :rolleyes: I'm so confused...

kiwi10is
05-19-2007, 09:15 AM
I was in Hamburg and I talked to him and he said he will play in Halle and things are looking very good. I also went to the pressconference and he was a bit careful with his optimism there. He was asked if his comeback in Halle is 100 % sure now and he said he doesn`t know because it`s still 4 weeks to go but after the cyst was removed it is a lot better now. He said that he is practicing tennis for only 20 min and taking a break and another 20 min... and he is increasing the practice. If he comes to the point where he can play 2 hours twice a day he`ll know that he can play a whole match again. It's still nearly 4 weeks until the tournament in Halle will start and he said this should be enough time but he doesn`t know it for sure. His comeback will happen anytime soon. That`s what he said.
I believe in what he told me and he was very very positive about Halle when I asked...

knight_ley
05-19-2007, 04:28 PM
Let us hope.....

Yappa
05-20-2007, 01:47 AM
Thx for the update, kiwi10is. :yeah:

Yappa
05-31-2007, 07:26 PM
I didn't hear it myself, but apparently german commentator Matthias Stach said today, that Kiefer will start practicing in Halle next Monday.

Of course even if it that is true, that still doesn't mean that he'll play for sure. Who knows what happens in one week. But at least it seems, that there is a possibility.

Well, let's wait for more updates coming next week.

JMG
05-31-2007, 10:38 PM
Stach sounded very optimisitc. :tape: He also said that Kiwi didn't have problems in the last few weeks and that Haas will also be in Halle next week.

Neely
06-01-2007, 12:28 AM
Nice update, I didn't hear that today (but I was only watching a bit of Gaudio vs Hewitt, and not more)

Thanks for posting, guys! :yeah:

kiwi10is
06-01-2007, 04:25 PM
just read this http://www.netzeitung.de/sport/tennis/661431.html

it says Kiwi is sure now!! He will play in Halle!!!

Yappa
06-01-2007, 05:38 PM
Thx kiwi10is.

So it's true what Stach said yesterday. Next week Kiefer will travel to Halle and it's finally time for his comeback. :yeah:

Neely
06-02-2007, 05:06 PM
Very nice!! :crazy: :banana:

but I still can't believe it until he really is back on the court :scared:

:lol:

knight_ley
06-02-2007, 07:54 PM
but I still can't believe it until he really is back on the court :scared:

:lol:

That is exactly how I feel.

Yappa
06-02-2007, 08:50 PM
If he really plays:
They better schedule his first (and possibly only) match after 3 pm, so that we can watch it on german channel DSF.

kiwi10is
06-05-2007, 03:33 PM
he added another date to his schedule. After Halle he will play Boodles exhibition.

Yappa
06-05-2007, 04:59 PM
What is that?

kiwi10is
06-05-2007, 05:27 PM
lol that`s exactly what I thought .... strange name for a tennis tournament... read more here www.theboodles.com

TommyB.
06-05-2007, 06:22 PM
Boodles Challenge is an exhibition event the week before Wimby...like Kooyong/Aus Open.

Yappa
06-05-2007, 06:23 PM
Interesting players list. Murray, Nalbandian, Youzhny, Korolev and Haas!

Can't wait for another Kiefer vs Haas or Kiefer vs Federer match. Well, as long as he doesn't get thrashed, of course. ;)

myrt
06-07-2007, 01:03 AM
Interesting players list. Murray, Nalbandian, Youzhny, Korolev and Haas!

Can't wait for another Kiefer vs Haas or Kiefer vs Federer match. Well, as long as he doesn't get thrashed, of course. ;)

Too bad Haas is out....wish the best to Kiefer and hope he stays healthy so I can see him at Cincy TMS this year.

kiwi10is
06-18-2007, 05:06 PM
just found the order of play for tomorrow in another part of the forum

Tuesday June 19

Play begins at 2.15pm

David Nalbandian v Nicolas Kiefer

followed by

Robin Soderling v Nicolas Massu

followed by

B.Bryan & M.Bryan v J.Auckland & S.Huss

Yappa
06-18-2007, 05:28 PM
Interesting first match for him.
So far, they only played one official match against each other (Kiefer won it), but IIRC there was a match in the Kooyong 2006 exhibition which Kiefer also won.

Neely
06-18-2007, 05:37 PM
Nalbandian vs Kiefer :rocker2:
That should be a great match to watch, I can enjoy Nalbandian also a lot.

kiwi10is
06-18-2007, 09:04 PM
the draw http://www.theboodles.com/pdf/order_of_play.pdf?id=4044

knight_ley
06-18-2007, 09:05 PM
Any news on Kiwi's summer tournaments? We booked all our hotels, so I'm a bit anxious about seeing him. :p

kiwi10is
06-19-2007, 07:34 PM
he lost to Nalbandian 2:6 4:6 :-(( tomorrow at 5 pm Kiwi-Spadea

Yappa
06-19-2007, 07:53 PM
Uh oh. But who cares about Exhibition events anyways? Just take a look at Haas' results in Kooyong 2007 and then at what he achieved at the Aussie Open. :D

He better win against Vince, though!

TommyB.
06-19-2007, 08:32 PM
Well he lost. But grass court and match time is more important. He needs some matches.

Remembered Haas after his comeback 2004, he lost against Popp on hc. :tape:

kiwi10is
06-20-2007, 08:28 PM
YES YES YES !!!!!!! HE WON!!!!!!

In the second match of the day, Igor Andreev (RUS) dispatched fellow countryman Evgeny Korolev 6-4, 6-2 to progress to the next stage of the tournament. The final match saw a win for the battling German Nicolas Kiefer against the charismatic American Vince Spadea. Kiefer has not played much competitive tennis in the last year and this was only his third match back since a wrist injury in 2006.

Results from Wednesday 20th June:

• F. Verdasco (SPA) bt M. Safin (RUS), 4-6, 6-3, 10-4
• I. Andreev (RUS) bt E. Korolev (RUS), 6-4, 6-2
• N. Kiefer (GER) bt V. Spadea (USA), 7-6, 7-5

Yappa
06-20-2007, 08:52 PM
Tough one, but he got it. :yeah:
Wonder who he'll play next.

kiwi10is
06-20-2007, 08:59 PM
he will not play tomorrow... since Safin lost today I think he will play Safin on Friday....

Spadea is No 64 in the world. Only Kiwi's 3rd singles match and he already beat the NO 64. Ok... it was only a challenger but I am sure Spadea wanted to win this, too. He is also preparing for Wimbly.

And they said "battling Nicolas Kiefer"... that`s our Kiwi!!

Neely
06-20-2007, 09:51 PM
Great that he won the match! :) I don't think Spadea on grass is a big number, but that's his first positive experience and I hope he feels good after that :yeah:

Yappa
06-21-2007, 11:19 AM
matchpoint against Spadea:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBlCMzVOwU0

kiwi10is
06-21-2007, 02:45 PM
thank you!!!

kiwi10is
06-22-2007, 08:37 PM
Boodles tomorrow

2.15 pm - Match 1:

G. Monfils (FRA) v N. Kiefer (GER)

Match 2 - Final:

D. Nalbandian (ARG) v F. Verdasco (SPA)

Match 3:

Exhibition, M. Bryan (USA) / B. Bryan (USA) v M. Knowles (BAH) / D. Nestor (CAN)

zveeen
06-23-2007, 07:48 AM
good luck Kiwi!

kiwi10is
06-23-2007, 09:02 PM
young French star Gael Monfils came through a tough test against German Nicolas Kiefer. Monfils reversed his first set deficit, by winning the second set and a closely-fought match tie-break, putting him on the front foot going into Wimbledon next week. Monfils won 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 (Match Tie Break) in 68 minutes.

He lost but the "kampfmaus" is still living!!!!

zveeen
06-24-2007, 11:52 AM
He lost but the "kampfmaus" is still living!!!![/QUOTE]

:lol:

smucav
06-28-2007, 01:07 AM
Kiefer accepted a wild card into Newport:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=102848

sploush
06-28-2007, 05:15 AM
Kiefer accepted a wild card into Newport:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=102848

Great News!!! I will probably see him then.

zveeen
06-28-2007, 07:26 AM
Great news! And there arent so many good players!

JMG
07-26-2007, 11:33 AM
Beijing is added on his website.

JMG
01-15-2008, 11:12 AM
On his website he has Gstaad on his schedule?! :confused: There's only one week between Gstaad and Canada and on top of that Stuttgart is in the same week.

kiwi10is
01-15-2008, 03:31 PM
On his website he has Gstaad on his schedule?! :confused: There's only one week between Gstaad and Canada and on top of that Stuttgart is in the same week.

more than strange.... :confused::confused::confused:

kiwi10is
01-22-2008, 09:06 PM
Kiwi will play Las Vegas

Neely
01-25-2008, 08:46 PM
:yeah: good surprise! He can use some ranking points from the optionals, too... :secret: and not only from the Masters and Grand Slams :lol: ;) :haha: -- :angel: :angel:

And maybe we see a Davis Cup match with him... but I'm not too sure because his last tie is already some time ago and wasn't too successful and the team has reached a lot without him since then...

JMG
01-29-2008, 11:50 AM
He isn't even nominated for the Daviscup. In the last ties, Kühnen always nominated 5 players at first and took one out few days before the tie. Now he simply picked Berrer and Mayer over Kiefer for whatever reason. There is no doubt that Berrer and Mayer aren't good enough to beat Spain in April. I guess Kühnen hopes for a Haas comeback and then would replace Berrer and Mayer with Haas and Waske. So I doubt Kiwi will get nominated vs Spain.

I also don't get why he didn't commit for any tournament in February.

kiwi10is
01-29-2008, 05:16 PM
I guess Kühnen hopes for a Haas comeback and then would replace Berrer and Mayer with Haas and Waske. So I doubt Kiwi will get nominated vs Spain.

First I doubt that Kiwi has any motivation left to fight for a place in a team that kicked him out like that. And I also doubt that Haas will be fit enough in April even if he can comeback in Delray. Players who are often injured are too insecure for Kühnen. That`s what he said today :devil: So maybe Kühnen is sure that Mayer will beat Nadal. And since we would have choise of ground he can take clay again :p I am sure that will help!!

In the last ties, Kühnen always nominated 5 players at first and took one out few days before the tie
official Davis Cup rules say that a team with a nonplaying coach has to nominate 5 players 10 days ahead of the tie and choose 4 out of those 5 players on Thursday before the tie. So I think Kühnen said he will take Kampke as 5th player. Much better choise than Kiwi for sure :banghead::banghead:

I also don't get why he didn't commit for any tournament in February.

That`s what I thought first. But look at the rest of the schedule: he planned the Davis Cup then 3 weeks off followed by Las Vegas, Indian Wells, Miami (another Davis Cup), Monte Carlo, Rome, Hamburg (WTC?), Roland Garros, Gerry Weber, Wimbledon, Gstaad, Toronto, Cincinnati, Olympia, US Open... :eek: that`s a tough schedule! Maybe it's not a bad idea to spend 2-3 weeks at home living a normal life before all this

sorry maybe I am overreacting but I am just very disappointed and sad :sad::sad: I was looking so much forward to see Kiwi

JMG
02-27-2008, 05:33 PM
Sunrise, Usa; cut-off: 71
Berrer, Cilic, Clement, Garcia Lopez, Gicquel, Grosjean, Hanescu, Karlovic, Kiefer, Koubek, Llodra, Mahut, Melzer, Montanes, Rochus O., Sela, Seppi, Simon, Spadea, Starace, Tipsarevic, Vliegen.

Nice to see he would play Sunrise! He can go for the title here if he loses early in IW.

JMG
03-25-2008, 07:31 PM
He's only 7th alt in Rome. I don't think this will be enough to get in. :rolleyes: Maybe the 4th alt in Monte Carlo will be enough at least. He should have played Munich. :shrug:

kiwi10is
03-26-2008, 05:03 PM
He can still play Qualies... and he NEVER plays Munich... especially not with the new tournament director

zveeen
03-26-2008, 05:08 PM
I wouldnt do that too... :)

kiwi10is
04-01-2008, 05:44 PM
Kiwi just announced that he is going to play the World Team Cup in Düsseldorf, too!!!! Wow so many good news in one day!!!

knight_ley
06-07-2008, 04:56 AM
Any news on the Olympics? Will he make the cut?

kiwi10is
06-07-2008, 07:53 AM
Any news on the Olympics? Will he make the cut?

YES!! Germany will only send players who are at least top 24 in the World ranking, reached a 1/4 final in Australian Open or French Open or a Semifinal in a Masters Series Tournament. So because Kiwi was in the Semis in Madrid he is the only German who will be sent to Olympia and it means the world to him. They are thinking of sending Kohlschreiber, too although he didn't pass the German version of the qualy but Kiwi needs a doubles partner down there... :wavey::wavey:

Yappa
06-08-2008, 12:20 AM
Those national requirements are ridiculous. :spit:

JMG
08-27-2008, 06:37 PM
36 -
37 -
38 -
39 Beijing
40 Tokyo
41 -
42 Madrid
43 Basel/Lyon/St.Petersburg
44 Paris

No Stockholm/Vienna/Moscow week this time for him. Beijing and Tokyo are the realistic chances for a title.

Not much left for us this year. :ras:

kiwi10is
09-09-2008, 07:29 PM
36 -
37 -
38 Exhibition in Vietnam (http://english.vietnamnet.vn/sports/2008/09/802846/)
39 Beijing
40 Tokyo
41 -
42 Madrid
43 Basel
44 Paris



he signed in for it but didn`t add it on his website yet... maybe he signed in but isn*t sure if he will really play it

kiwi10is
09-19-2008, 07:11 PM
Kiwi withdrew from Beijing today reason: Personal. Since he already went to Vietnam for the exhibition there is still hope for Tokio ... at least I hope so

kiwifan
09-19-2008, 09:09 PM
oh i hope he is o.k. anyone know why he withdrew?

kiwi10is
09-19-2008, 09:48 PM
at least he played in Vietnam today

photos

http://a8.vietbao.vn/images/vn862/the-thao/62240538-t.jpg

http://a8.vietbao.vn/images/vn862/the-thao/62240538-t4.jpg

http://www.nld.com.vn/img/4454/15-DSC_3387.jpg

kiwifan
09-19-2008, 10:10 PM
those pictures are awesome!!!! He is such a cutie

kiwi10is
09-20-2008, 09:20 AM
And finally the results
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - Nicolas Kiefer 6-4 6-4
Robin Soderling - Tomas Berdych 6-4 7-6

maybe Kiwi tried and realized that the injury is still not 100 % ok so he decided not to play Beijing

kiwifan
09-20-2008, 01:30 PM
thanks for the update. I guess now would be a good time to send him a little note. Do you think he receives his fan mail?

JMG
11-01-2008, 11:09 AM
They want to play a mixed on 6th June 2009 in Halle:

Kiefer/Kournikova vs Stich/Grönefeld

:D

Gonzo Hates Me!
11-04-2008, 08:47 AM
i love him!!!

kiwi10is
12-30-2008, 03:39 PM
next stops for Kiwi: Hopman Cup, Australian Open, San Jose and Memphis

JMG
01-24-2009, 05:52 PM
Like last year, Kiwi has added Gstaad to his schedule very early. So I guess we can expect him to show up in Hamburg the week before as well. :yeah:

kiwi10is
02-05-2009, 03:25 PM
he withdrew from San Jose and Memphis :-(

Yappa
02-08-2009, 12:21 AM
Yeah, no surprise, since he already said that he'll give his comeback at the DC.

kiwi10is
02-08-2009, 11:23 AM
Yeah, no surprise, since he already said that he'll give his comeback at the DC.

I wonder what Patrik Kühnen has to say about this. Comeback at Davis Cup after 7 weeks injury? Usually I'd say no chance for Kiwi to get nominated but... well... who else it there to choose from? Even without having played any matches Kiwi is a lot better than the others... Let's hope he will be in the team ;)

JMG
02-08-2009, 12:06 PM
I wonder what Patrik Kühnen has to say about this. Comeback at Davis Cup after 7 weeks injury? Usually I'd say no chance for Kiwi to get nominated but... well... who else it there to choose from? Even without having played any matches Kiwi is a lot better than the others... Let's hope he will be in the team ;)

Berrer :rocker2:

kiwi10is
02-08-2009, 03:25 PM
Berrer :rocker2:

or Mayer?? :haha:

Yappa
02-08-2009, 08:07 PM
Haas doesn't want to play, it seems, so yeah, Kohlschreiber and Kiefer for the singles matches, no doubt about it.

kiwi10is
02-08-2009, 08:23 PM
Haas doesn't want to play, it seems, so yeah, Kohlschreiber and Kiefer for the singles matches, no doubt about it.

I so so much wish you are right. I will be there and the tie will start only one day after my birthday... it would be such a nice present to have Kiwi there, too.
It will be 8 weeks after his injury. He said it will take 4-6 weeks until he can play again so he should be fit in time!:worship:

Yappa
03-05-2009, 02:51 PM
I was wrong. :(
Schuettler will play the singles rubber, while Kiwi is going to play doubles with Kas. Of course it's very likely that he'll get his chance on Sunday, if either Schuettler or Kohlschreiber lose badly.

I hope you'll have some nice photos of a winning Kiefer for us when you're back, kiwi10is.
btw. Happy Birthday. :)

kiwi10is
03-11-2009, 03:46 PM
I hope you'll have some nice photos of a winning Kiefer for us when you're back, kiwi10is.
btw. Happy Birthday. :)

Thank you... yes I have photos... I am working on putting them online. I will post them later ;)

JMG
06-04-2009, 09:42 PM
He committed to Stutgart. :speakles:

That means possibly 4 clay weeks in a row: Davis Cup, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Gstaad. I think Hamburg isn't confirmed yet.

JMG
09-16-2009, 09:33 AM
He committed to Mons during the Tokyo/Beijing week, so I guess no trip to Asia this year.

kiwi10is
09-23-2009, 05:19 PM
he will play Tashkent, too!! I hope he will get enough points to get direct acceptance for Australian Open

JMG
09-23-2009, 05:50 PM
Nice! I was hoping he would play Tashkent. Nice memories:

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/2459/kiefertashkent.jpg

Maybe those tournaments are also a chance to end the title drought.

kiwi10is
09-24-2009, 03:43 PM
Maybe those tournaments are also a chance to end the title drought.

Don't jinx it!!!!!

Yappa
10-01-2009, 02:19 PM
Better than nothing, I guess. Time to earn those necessary points to get back in the top. We all saw how well he can still play in that US Open match against Nadal.

JMG
10-01-2009, 02:27 PM
Don't jinx it!!!!!

But I don't believe in this crap. :shrug:

kiwi10is
10-09-2009, 04:47 PM
still sick... he withdrew from Tashkent

kiwi10is
10-09-2009, 06:01 PM
Gutes Tennis für die gute Sache: 3. Nicolas-Kiefer-Charity

Das Herz von Nicolas Kiefer hängt an Aktion Kindertraum. Für ihn ist die Aktion eine Herzensangelegenheit, wo immer auf der Welt er sich gerade aufhält. Als besonderer Typ, der »Kiwi«, wie ihn die Fans nennen, unbestritten ist, lädt er nun bereits zum 3. Mal zu einem besonderen Match ein: am 21. November findet im Lenny Soccio Ice & Event Center in Langenhagen die Nicolas Kiefer Charity zu Gunsten von Aktion Kindertraum statt.

Gemeinsam mit Freunden und Prominenten bietet er gutes und unterhaltsames Tennis für die gute Sache. In diesem Jahr ist Daviscup-Spieler Andi Beck dabei. Das verspricht Tennis vom Feinsten.

Alexandra Kamp – sonst eher auf den Roten Teppichen der Welt zuhause – lässt sich davon nicht einschüchtern und wird ebenfalls den grünen Tenniscourt betreten. Die attraktive Schauspielerin (zurzeit an der Seite von Harpe Kerkeling im Kinofilm »Horst Schlämmer - Isch kandidiere« zu sehen) gibt der Nicolas-Kiefer-Charity die besondere Note. Über ihre Tenniskünste, die sie beim Promi-Match unter Beweis stellen wird, ist noch wenig bekannt.

Und nicht nur Alexandra Kamp wird das Racket schwingen. Es sind noch einige weitere prominente Gäste geladen. Wer, das wird noch nicht verraten. Aber soviel sei schon mal verraten: Eishockeyfans werden wohl auf ihre Kosten kommen.

Nicolas Kiefer unterstützt seit Längerem durch seine Charity das Engagement von Aktion Kindertraum. »Wenn ich mit meinen kleinen Hilfen ein Lachen geben oder einen schönen Tag bereiten kann, ist das für mich eine Selbstverständlichkeit«, so Kiwi.

Wann: 21.11.2009, 14:30-19:00 Uhr
Wo: Lenny Soccio Ice & Event Center, Brüsseler Str. 1, 30853 Langenhagen
Kosten: Vollzahler ab 9,50 EUR, Kinder ab 4,50 EUR (Tickets direkt im Center, bei allen Ticket-Online-Vorverkaufsstellen und unter 01805.215454*)

www.aktion-kindertraum.de/veranstaltungen/aktuell.php

kiwi10is
11-05-2009, 07:42 PM
he made it into the quali draw in Paris but he withdrew... maybe he is still injured or maybe he takes that wildcard for the Challenger in Aachen

NicolasKiefer44
11-07-2009, 06:03 AM
thanks for the update!

JMG
11-07-2009, 09:51 AM
Bratislava and Helsinki are still on I guess. These two tournaments usually have live streams. :yeah:

kiwi10is
11-07-2009, 10:40 AM
Bratislava and Helsinki are still on I guess. These two tournaments usually have live streams. :yeah:

his charity takes place on 21st November and he will be in Canada for the Olympic torch run on 3rd December. I think that doesn't fit with those two tournaments :sad:

EDIT: Sorry I was wrong... I just saw he is on the acceptance list for both tournaments... I wonder if he will move his charity event now... Strange

JMG
11-13-2009, 10:35 AM
Helsinki would have been possible anyway from 23-29 November, but now he has ended the season officially. Probably the better solution in his situation. Let's hope he can play consecutive best of 5 matches next January. :unsure:

kiwi10is
11-13-2009, 10:56 PM
I thing altough his ranking will drop to 114 or somewhere around that he will still get direct entry for Australian Open... there are so many who might drop out already... Safin, Malisse, Tursunov, Nalbandian (?), Ancic (?), Santoro (?), Zverev (?) and until january there is a lot of time...

JMG
12-23-2009, 04:22 PM
He didn't sign up for the AO qualifying, so it doesn't look too good. :o I hope we will see him before Johannesburg. :o

kiwi10is
12-25-2009, 06:56 PM
he told me that he is planning to play Chennai and AO only if he would get into maindraw which doesn't seem to happen

NicolasKiefer44
12-26-2009, 07:42 PM
Oh wow. No Kiwi at the AO? That stinks.