(3) Marat Safin (RUS) vs. Alberto Martin (ESP)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs. Qualifier
Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs. Qualifier
Michael Llodra (FRA) vs. (15) Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
(11) Joachim Johansson (SWE) vs. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
(WC) Phillip Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Nicolas Kiefer (GER)
Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs. Qualifier
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. (8) Andre Agassi
That's a very good draw for him! Kohlschreiber is coming with a big losing streak, he won't be a problem in the first round. :) Also Grosjean is beatable at the moment. Round 3 should be the problem here - Agassi or a qualifier (JCF, Gasquet, PHM).
05-07-2005, 01:27 PM
The 4th time in a row that Kiwi gets another German LOL
But at least his 2nd round isn't as hard as in Monte Carlo and Rome.
One of the better draws of the past for him!
05-07-2005, 04:38 PM
A decent draw. I'm still concerned about meeting Joachim Johansson possibly in the second. He isn't a clay courter but still a good player. Grosjean is slowly coming back to form, let's hope it isn't this week.
If Agassi wins Rome, I wouldn't be surprised if he "fake" an injury to withdraw from Hamburg.
05-07-2005, 05:02 PM
Sure he will meet good players soon if he beats Kohlschreiber in the first round, but this is a Masters with a good quality in the field and the 2nd round at least could not be a mega top claycourt specialist like Gaudio or Coria. That's what counts for me at the moment and after two very hard 2nd round opponents, this at least is looks a bit easier on the paper :cool:
05-07-2005, 07:56 PM
Kiwi always gets a German in the first round :lol:
Good luck Kiwi :yeah: That's a pretty nice half of the draw he got this time :)
05-08-2005, 06:56 AM
Another German in the first round :lol: :rolleyes:
Good luck Kiwi :bounce:
Pretty good draw, can't complaint at all :D
05-08-2005, 09:08 PM
I'll actually get to watch this match tomorrow!! OK, so I'll have to be up at 4 AM but what the hell :)
05-09-2005, 12:03 PM
:woohoo: Kiwi on TV now :yippee:
Go Kiwi! :bounce:
05-09-2005, 01:17 PM
Kiefer def. Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-3
good that he made the 2nd round and hopefully he can win another match too
05-09-2005, 01:30 PM
Well done Kiwi :bigclap:
Seems that he will face Grosjean in the 2nd Rd.
05-09-2005, 02:27 PM
Good work Kiwi :yeah: Keep this going!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:
05-09-2005, 03:46 PM
I came back from uni and saw the score, nice one lad :yeah: :woohoo:
05-09-2005, 06:14 PM
It was a good match for Nicolas to start off with. The match was closer than scoreline indicated.
To be honest, after seeing true clay court specialist's play in the Rome final this match lacked in the entertainment factor ;) In today's match, the points were like practice drills: cross court backhands.
Seb can be difficult but I think the home crowd will help Nicolas.
05-09-2005, 06:24 PM
With Grosjean he has to be careful. It's hard to say how good Grosjean currently really is, but he's a few classes higher than Kohlschreiber, that's sure.
Hopefully Kiwi can make it! :yeah:
05-09-2005, 06:25 PM
OK, so I could not get myself out of bed after not being able to truly go to sleep till 2:30...so I didn't get up till 6:30 and missed the match.
Thankfully, TTC will show the match again so I will be watching it later. Been way too long since I've seen Kiwi play.
Knowing that he plays Seb on Wednesday sucks!!! :fiery:
05-09-2005, 09:24 PM
Kiwi wearing Wilson :eek: What happened?
BTw, what Did he try while Phillip :hearts: was serving 4-4, 30*-0 in the first set. He complained about some line call. Was it a "Coria" tactic or something :scratch: ? Phillip lost his rythm inmediately :awww:
05-09-2005, 09:57 PM
He's been fully sponsored by Wilson since, I believe, February. Neely (or someone) will correct me if I'm wrong :) . Nothing happened other than the choice not to renew the contract with Adidas. Whether that was Adidas's choice or Kiwi's...not sure.
The torturous Ancic vs. Mayer match is still on so Kiwi should be on soon :)
05-09-2005, 11:02 PM
after seeing true clay court specialist's play in the Rome final this match lacked in the entertainment factor ;)
yes, I would also say that's true ;)
freshly spoiled by the five setter between Nadal and Coria from Sunday, this match must have been looked like... :shrug:
05-10-2005, 09:04 AM
Finally saw the match. Aside from Kiwi playing a bit sloppy at the end of the 2nd set I thought he played a great match. He seemed a bit moody (not surprised) but he didn't let that affect his match in a bad way.
I know this makes me a bad Kiwi supporter but I want 3 sets vs. Seb :o
05-10-2005, 05:54 PM
Kiwi also with a success in doubles, partnering Alexander Waske! :yeah: :drool:
Kiefer/Waske def. Aspelin/Perry 6-7(6) 6-3 7-5 :)
05-10-2005, 07:55 PM
That was a great win!!! :bounce: :bounce:
05-10-2005, 08:47 PM
Kiwi is playing the late match tomorrow against Grosjean :bounce:
05-11-2005, 12:41 PM
good luck Kiwi :bigclap:
05-11-2005, 09:22 PM
Well, tomorrow the coverage starts and nothing interesting to watch, but I expected that. But at least GG is fun to watch. :mad:
05-11-2005, 09:25 PM
Unbelievable, he played too cowardly, not risking enough. He had one of these days when he just tried putting the ball back into play, and this didn't work for more than one set.
He won the first set on Grosjean's incapability, not on his own strength. This wouldn't have been wrong, but when Grosjean didn't produce so many errors anymore, Kiwi couldn't step up his own play.
I'm disappointed, this was a match well within his reach. He showed a few glimpses of hope, but at the end not enough.
I REALLY HOPE HE IS STRONGER SOON AND HAS CONFIDENCE IN HIS SHOTS. He showed these shots in this match, but not often enough! :hug:
05-11-2005, 09:29 PM
His 1st serve let him down too often, under 50% for the whole match, only around 40% for the first two sets. Too many second serves, that does him lots of harm.
Damn these two close balls back to back :mad: But I think this time Chryst was right, I think they were really out (but not as far out as the graphics showed). Still it was hard to believe for Kiwi and of course he wanted to see these two balls in.
05-11-2005, 10:30 PM
Okay, I'm over the worst after this defeat.... lets move on to Düsseldorf.... come on, Kiwi and make them fear your play :yeah:
05-12-2005, 03:04 AM
Kiwi is playing doubles with Waske?!!!!!!!!!!! I totally missed this!!!!!!! I have been too busy this week to really follow hamburg!!!!!! :woohoo: That team makes me smile :devil:
05-12-2005, 04:17 PM
Personally I don't give much about the WTC, just a good practise for Roland Garros. And I think Kühnen will give him the chance to play at least all 3 singles.
And good luck for Saturday, if he plays the soccer match ;) But I'll cheer for Zanzibar though.
05-12-2005, 05:32 PM
Again a loser performance:
Kiefer/Waske led 5-1 in the first and lost the next 11 games then to be 5-7 0-5 down.