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KIWI is the 2005 USO Champion --- we hope!!! ...pix & news & all that fun stuff!

knight_ley
08-22-2005, 05:28 AM
Let's get ready for USO this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AUF GEHTS KIWI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:woohoo:

I wanna see Kiwi holding that trophy!!! ;)

:kiss:

urbanjae
08-22-2005, 01:56 PM
Let's get ready for USO this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AUF GEHTS KIWI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:woohoo:

I wanna see Kiwi holding that trophy!!! ;)

:kiss:

You predicted it, Mary, so he's going to be holding that trophy! I have faith :)

Space Cowgirl
08-22-2005, 08:03 PM
Of all the German guys, Kiwi definitely has the best chance of doing well.

knight_ley
08-22-2005, 10:06 PM
Of all the German guys, Kiwi definitely has the best chance of doing well.

Of all the German guys Kiwi has the best chance?

Try of ALL THE ATP GUYS Kiwi has the best chance :yeah:

kfh_9118
08-22-2005, 11:00 PM
Go Kiwi :woohoo:

We all have faith in you ;)

kiwifan80
08-23-2005, 04:07 AM
DITTO Go Kiwi!!!

Luv the title simpleternity :yeah:

bavaria100
08-23-2005, 04:04 PM
:bigclap: Good luck Kiwi! :bigclap: It would be great if he could win it, but I would be already satisfied if he´ll reach the third round. It hasn´t been the best year for him, so it´s time to get a good result.

kek
08-24-2005, 02:16 AM
I wish Nicolas good luck as well. I don't think he will be seeded. He is 38 and unless 5 people withdraw, I doubt he will be seeded. That's a shame. With our luck he will draw Roger, Marat, Lleyton or Andy in the 1st rnd or 2nd :mad:

bavaria100
08-24-2005, 09:37 AM
I wish Nicolas good luck as well. I don't think he will be seeded. He is 38 and unless 5 people withdraw, I doubt he will be seeded. That's a shame. With our luck he will draw Roger, Marat, Lleyton or Andy in the 1st rnd or 2nd :mad:

That´s what I´m afraid of too. :scared:

Papakori
08-24-2005, 05:52 PM
hello :wavey:

Here is the draw:

(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI v MINAR, Ivo CZE
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
MONTANES, Albert ESP v HANESCU, Victor ROM
QUALIFIER v (27) ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
(20) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v QUALIFIER
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v QUALIFIER
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v VANEK, Jiri CZE
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU v (16) STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(11) NALBANDIAN, David ARG v QUALIFIER
WESSELS, Peter NED v ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
QUALIFIER v (21) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
(31) MOYA, Carlos ESP v LLODRA, Michael FRA
SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA v ARTHURS, Wayne AUS
SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
ZIB, Tomas CZE v (6) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(3) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS v COSTA, Albert ESP
ACASUSO, Jose ARG v HORNA, Luis PER
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP
BURGSMULLER, Lars GER v (25) DENT, Taylor USA
(17) FERRER, David ESP v CALLERI, Agustin ARG
(WC) PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark AUS v KUCERA, Karol SVK
QUALIFIER v KIM, Kevin USA
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v (15) HRBATY, Dominik SVK

(12) HENMAN, Tim GBR v VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA v QUALIFIER
MONFILS, Gael FRA v DJOKOVIC, Novak SCG
LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR v (22) ANCIC, Mario CRO
(30) MIRNYI, Max BLR v GIMELSTOB, Justin USA
SERRA, Florent FRA v KOUBEK, Stefan AUT
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v BECK, Karol SVK
POPP, Alexander GER v (5) SAFIN, Marat RUS

(8) CORIA, Guillermo ARG v MANTILLA, Felix ESP
QUALIFIER v SPADEA, Vincent USA
SODERLING, Robin SWE v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v (26) LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
(23) NOVAK, Jiri CZE v NORMAN, Dick BEL
(WC) GAMBILL, Jan-Michael USA v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI v (WC) RAM, Rajeev USA
QUALIFIER v (10) PUERTA, Mariano ARG

(13) GASQUET, Richard FRA v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
QUALIFIER v (WC) YOUNG, Donald USA
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SCG
QUALIFIER v (18) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO
(29) HAAS, Tommy GER v QUALIFIER
STARACE, Potito ITA v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
GINEPRI, Robby USA v GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
MULLER, Gilles LUX v (4) RODDICK, Andy USA

(7) AGASSI, Andre USA v SABAU, Razvan ROM
FISH, Mardy USA v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
MONACO, Juan ARG v MELLO, Ricardo BRA
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp v (32) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
(24) YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS v MAYER, Florian GER
BEHREND, Tomas GER v QUALIFIER
HERNYCH, Jan CZE v MALISSE, Xavier BEL
(WC) BAKER, Brian USA v (9) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG

(14) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE v ZABALETA, Mariano ARG
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA v KUERTEN, Gustavo BRA
QUALIFIER v (19) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP
(28) RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR v (WC) BLAKE, James USA
QUALIFIER v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
QUALIFIER v (WC) JENKINS, Scoville USA
(WC) REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v (2) NADAL, Rafael ESP

JMG
08-24-2005, 07:24 PM
It's a horrible draw to do something really big here, but a good draw to make some points (3rd round/4th round). I hope Eurosport will have a special coverage for Germany like they had last year.

Neely
08-24-2005, 07:25 PM
It turned out quite well :) There is absolutely no reason to complain about his draw in the early rounds, the only thing that bothers me is that Federer is again nearby him :o Okay, not in the 1st/2nd round, but he is in the same eighth like Kiwi, meaning 4th round.

And now it's up to Kiwi to get to 4th round, all winnable matches if he wants to get up the rankings to show what he can do! (except that Nalbandian is playing in very good form)

kiwiteami
08-24-2005, 08:12 PM
The draw for ONCE is not that bad.The only problem that I see is..Federer! But you know he ALMOST had him in Cincinnati and at Wimbledon..third time might be the good one..I hope so.

knight_ley
08-24-2005, 10:00 PM
Guys stop worrying, Kiwi won the USO this year. It's already done :p He's come close to Roger this year, now it's time for him to finish Roger off ;)

GO KIWI GO!!!!!!!!!!

kfh_9118
08-24-2005, 10:56 PM
Can't complaint about the draw ;)

Hoping for 4th Rd showdown with Roger, and Kiwi can win this time :angel:

kek
08-25-2005, 12:08 AM
Not too bad. Let's take it one match at a time. The matches I think he should win, he loses and vice versa. But on paper, the 4th round is very do able. He would match what he did last year.

bavaria100
08-25-2005, 12:42 PM
Kiwi should reach the fourth round. Stepanek could be a little bit tricky, but he hasn´t played well since the Queens Club tourney in London, so Kiwi should beat him. I don´t know about Juan Carlos because he´s a great player when he´s on, but Kiwi playing at his best should win the match. If he´ll face Federer, he can play freely because he´s got nothing to lose.

knight_ley
08-25-2005, 10:06 PM
my friend Jess (savestheday91) went up to USO on tuesday and saw kiwi practicing... when she sends me her pictures i will post them over here for you guys... attached is one :)

kiwiteami
08-26-2005, 12:05 AM
my friend Jess (savestheday91) went up to USO on tuesday and saw kiwi practicing... when she sends me her pictures i will post them over here for you guys... attached is one :)


Thank you.I miss him so much.God why do I have to work? lol. :sad:

knight_ley
08-26-2005, 12:25 AM
I was supposed to go up on Sunday and Monday, but there's no way I'll be up for it :lol: So hopefully he'll still be around in week two and I'll get up there then if I'm feeling better :yeah:

And don't fret she took more, she's just cropping them before sending them to me :p

KIWI WINS!

kiwiteami
08-26-2005, 12:34 AM
I was supposed to go up on Sunday and Monday, but there's no way I'll be up for it :lol: So hopefully he'll still be around in week two and I'll get up there then if I'm feeling better :yeah:

And don't fret she took more, she's just cropping them before sending them to me :p

KIWI WINS!


Well,i can't wait to see them.I see he still have his same team.And Dorff,I guess is Ralk.I'm confused because when he introduced us,he said his name was Dorff amd I heard him calling him Dorff so I don't know what the deal is but I will find out..lol.

Hope you'll feel better Mary..put yourself on msn,we haven't talked in a while..lol..

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-26-2005, 08:12 AM
I would like either he or Juan meet Federer in R4. :aplot: Even I like Juan more,but I think Kiwi could beat him in 3 sets. :)

kek
08-26-2005, 05:47 PM
my friend Jess (savestheday91) went up to USO on tuesday and saw kiwi practicing... when she sends me her pictures i will post them over here for you guys... attached is one :)


Thanks for the picture. I see that he is jumping rope. Very good.

linus
08-26-2005, 07:31 PM
:lol: so many guys enjoy rope-jumping, kiwi too :lol:

knight_ley
08-28-2005, 02:25 AM
Ok guys!!!!! Jess (savestheday91) got her pix of Kiwi on Tuesday and sent them my way!!!!!!!!!!

:inlove:

knight_ley
08-28-2005, 02:32 AM
plus 2 more :)

Neely
08-28-2005, 04:44 AM
GREAT! :kiss: what a nice foretaste of the US Open! :) :angel:

I hope the rope skipping helped ;) and I'm wondering if he is going to wear the same outfit also for the matches!

knight_ley
08-28-2005, 01:29 PM
GREAT! :kiss: what a nice foretaste of the US Open! :) :angel:

I hope the rope skipping helped ;) and I'm wondering if he is going to wear the same outfit also for the matches!

:lol: she said he kept tripping over the jump-rope and like dropping one of the handles :lol: i don't know if he's just not a good jump-roper or if he was just having a bad day or what... but she said every time he like tripped over it or something he'd start laughing so it seems he's still in the good mood he's been in lately :)

kek
08-28-2005, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the pictures :worship: It's looks like Dorf, whatever his name is, is still traveling with him.

Still in a good mood? Yikes, that's almost 2 weeks now ;) What happen to our tempermental kiwi?

knight_ley
08-28-2005, 06:42 PM
I don't know,,, but if this new happy Kiwi is how he has to be to win USO for us this year, let him stay ;)

Neely
08-29-2005, 10:20 PM
!!!! Kiwi is the third match after 11am on Court #11!
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anybody knows if there are pictures from court #11?
if yes, then I'm quite sure I will get to see it tomorrow live on TV

JMG
08-29-2005, 10:34 PM
YES! They are showing court 11 right now (Gasquet)! :D

Neely
08-29-2005, 11:29 PM
YES! They are showing court 11 right now (Gasquet)! :D
LOL! Thanks! :yeah: I didn't notice they are currently showing court 11 :lol: Good that we have you :)

knight_ley
08-30-2005, 01:55 AM
:lol: If I am lucky they will show me his score... :p Maybe even him serving for the match if we are REALLY REALLY lucky :rolleyes: I shall not complain :tape:

AUF GEHTS KIWI !!!!!!!!!!

linus
08-30-2005, 01:42 PM
:lol:

C'mon, kiwi :tennis:

Space Cowgirl
08-30-2005, 07:02 PM
the match before Kiwi's (Guga v Goldstein) is in the fourth set now, so hopefully it won't be long now. Auf geht's Kiwi!!!!!!!!!!!

linus
08-30-2005, 10:00 PM
Kiwi won over 6-2 6-4 6-3 :yeah:

guy, keep up fighting still :lol:

knight_ley
08-30-2005, 10:13 PM
ONLY SIX MATCHES TO GO! :p

Neely
08-30-2005, 10:24 PM
They showed Kiwi's match from the first until the last point. He really played nothing special and way below averagely because the first one and a half sets have been very very rusty and from time to time not pretty to watch. He started cold with his serve, low percentage on first serve and mixed with a lot of double faults. He had always again troubles with his service games and had to save a really big shitload of break points (he saved almost all, himself he converted 100% ;) ). He looked not to be in his rhythm on the return games either. It became better in towards the end of the 2nd set and his returns were working better and it was a lot of easier for him and Vanek didn't so many opportunities to be active like earlier. In the third set I was pretty convinced then that he will never lose that match and it was easy from there on, still not the best performance, but this was clearly enough for Vanek today. I think he was nervous and felt he was not playing well. But he was very quiet and focused today and as he converted his third match point with a backhand crosscourt passing shot he cried out a short scream of of release: JAAAAAAAAAA

knight_ley
08-30-2005, 10:27 PM
two pix i found from today's match...

JMG
08-30-2005, 10:46 PM
Stepanek not impressive today and Clement embarrasses Ferrero, it looks good for Kiwi to make the 4th round. :yeah:

kek
08-30-2005, 11:04 PM
They showed Kiwi's match from the first until the last point. He really played nothing special and way below averagely because the first one and a half sets have been very very rusty and from time to time not pretty to watch. He started cold with his serve, low percentage on first serve and mixed with a lot of double faults. He had always again troubles with his service games and had to save a really big shitload of break points (he saved almost all, himself he converted 100% ;) ). He looked not to be in his rhythm on the return games either. It became better in towards the end of the 2nd set and his returns were working better and it was a lot of easier for him and Vanek didn't so many opportunities to be active like earlier. In the third set I was pretty convinced then that he will never lose that match and it was easy from there on, still not the best performance, but this was clearly enough for Vanek today. I think he was nervous and felt he was not playing well. But he was very quiet and focused today and as he converted his third match point with a backhand crosscourt passing shot he cried out a short scream of of release: JAAAAAAAAAA

Thanks for the description Neely. He's going to have to pick it up but a win is better than no win at all :) His serve is going have to get better if he is going to get far in the tournament. I really think Thomas or someone needs to refine his serve. He can serve hard for 1st serve (125-130 mph) but only getting 40-55% in, isn't going to work. His second serve needs to get more of a kick to be more effective. If he can tweak his serve, I would see him winning a lot more matches.

kiwiteami
08-30-2005, 11:52 PM
Well I didn't see the match but I looked at his % of first serves..not too good.It has been like this since Indianapolis.Stepanek could be tricky.But REMEMBER he has a PLAN..lol.and maybe the plan is to stop being a mentalcase and focus on his game.lol

Neely
08-31-2005, 12:15 AM
Stepanek not impressive today and Clement embarrasses Ferrero, it looks good for Kiwi to make the 4th round. :yeah:
Nalbandian's 2nd match will determine whether we have to worry about him or if he is running impressive form. I think if this guy picks it up, he is very dangerous because he is pretty much an allround player with great returning skills like Kiwi.

kiwiteami
08-31-2005, 12:34 AM
Nalbandian's 2nd match will determine whether we have to worry about him or if he is running impressive form. I think if this guy picks it up, he is very dangerous because he is pretty much an allround player with great returning skills like Kiwi.

You know,in Indian Wells,Kiwi destroyed Nalbandian,I know,i was there and almost got thrown out but that is another story..lol.I think that if Nicolas keeps his cool and plays the same game with him as he did in march,he has a good chance to win.BUT,his serve was better then.Nalbandian ,when he has good days,well they are vERY good and when they are bad..they are very bad.David is a mentalcase so if he can manage to mess around with his mind,he has a chance.lets hope so.But he has to play Stepanek first.I DON'T understand why he is not playing doubles,like all german players are playing doubles..not him.But my problem is..when you see Roger play like he did today and win so easily,you wonder..who will stop him? who can?

knight_ley
08-31-2005, 12:37 AM
maybe the plan is to stop being a mentalcase and focus on his game

:spit: That would be a good start :haha:

knight_ley
08-31-2005, 12:39 AM
But my problem is..when you see Roger play like he did today and win so easily,you wonder..who will stop him? who can?

KIWI CAN!!!!!!!!!

Neely
08-31-2005, 12:45 AM
lol, sure... Roger today didn't have these start-up problems like Kiwi :lol:
The commentator also concluded: "A very rusty start for Kiwi, he himself should know there is a whole lot of potential for improvement in the next rounds.... but not everybody can come out and play such a first round match like Federer in express tempo that lasted only 70 minutes" :lol: I thought: damn, man; you're right! *g*

He also told another story, concerning that Kiwi usually wants the ball back that won him the point. He said that Federer in Cincinnati put one of these balls into his pocket and kept it until the next point and Kiwi didn't get this one in time :lol: Naughty, naughty Roger, now we know why Kiwi didn't convert this important break point :p :crazy: :lol:

kiwiteami
08-31-2005, 12:55 AM
lol, sure... Roger today didn't have these start-up problems like Kiwi :lol:
The commentator also concluded: "A very rusty start for Kiwi, he himself should know there is a whole lot of potential for improvement in the next rounds.... but not everybody can come out and play such a first round match like Federer in express tempo that lasted only 70 minutes" :lol: I thought: damn, man; you're right! *g*

He also told another story, concerning that Kiwi usually wants the ball back that won him the point. He said that Federer in Cincinnati put one of these balls into his pocket and kept it until the next point and Kiwi didn't get this one in time :lol: Naughty, naughty Roger, now we know why Kiwi didn't convert this important break point :p :crazy: :lol:


Well,I didn't see it when Roger do that and trust me I would of scream after him:"give him the ball back!!".lol.I know how Nicolas wants the ball back and each time,you can hear me screaming after the ballkids:"he wants the ball back!" lol.You know,Nicolas played his best tennis against Roger but then Roger woke up and well,we know the rest! lol.It is going to take a LOT to beat Roger.Like I said the PLAN might be to stay calm,don,t go mental and stay focus.I want him to win.But he really needs to improve his serve..like NOW! In 2 days,we'll see if he can past the second row,cause that is what he needs to do first.

Thanks Neely for telling us what they are saying about him.

kek
08-31-2005, 02:48 AM
I'm not even thinking Roger now. Radek is going to be tough. He is pretty consistent. I don't know much of his game. He is one of those boring players like Hrbaty that you just don't care to watch unless they are playing one of your faves. And when your fave plays the boring player, you still don't watch them :p

kfh_9118
08-31-2005, 03:46 AM
There is a video in US Open official website featuring Kiwi :cool:

It on the right hand section when you go to the website and click on "Off Court Spotlight". I just found that out and haven't listened to it as I don't want to turn on my work computer's speaker :lol:

JMG
08-31-2005, 06:51 AM
Sorry, but what has Nalbandian to do with Kiefer's draw? I mean he would be a QF opponent. :confused:

kfh_9118
08-31-2005, 07:36 AM
Sorry, but what has Nalbandian to do with Kiefer's draw? I mean he would be a QF opponent. :confused:

exactly what I am thinking too :lol:

Neely
08-31-2005, 12:20 PM
Sorry, but what has Nalbandian to do with Kiefer's draw? I mean he would be a QF opponent. :confused:
mistake of course! :o I had a wrong formatted draw in my mind that had Nalbandian at the bottom of the same eigth like Kiwi

Papakori
08-31-2005, 12:35 PM
well done Kiwi :yippee:

Neely
08-31-2005, 03:34 PM
Screen captures from Kiwi yesterday:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_039.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/pdvd_039.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_040.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/pdvd_040.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_041.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/pdvd_041.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_038.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/pdvd_038.jpg)
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http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_035-3.jpg (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=14036)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_035-2.jpg (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=14035)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_035-1.jpg (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=14034)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_035.jpg (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=14033)
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_034.jpg (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=14032)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_033.jpg (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=14031)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_032.jpg (http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/showphoto.php?photo=14030)

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Eurosport clip with Kiwi:

http://rapidshare.de/files/4605544/KieferClipR128USO2005.avi.html

Size: 32 MB

Click on the "free" bottom at the end of the page; you will then see a certain time ticking down and after this is down you fill find a download link at this place that you can save on your harddisk.


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He's wearing his Hannover 96 jersey!!!! :lol:

knight_ley
08-31-2005, 08:11 PM
Dani, I love you. :kiss:

kiwiteami
08-31-2005, 08:28 PM
Can someone tell me that he's saying because I can,t see the video because of this stupid computer.Thank you.pLUS,so,does he say how come his new "friend" is there too? After one day in montreal,2 days in cincinnati,she is in NY.Next to Dorff or Ralf,what the crap is name is,you can see her sitting on the bench,that is her.

Neely
08-31-2005, 10:17 PM
Can someone tell me that he's saying because I can,t see the video because of this stupid computer.Thank you.pLUS,so,does he say how come his new "friend" is there too? After one day in montreal,2 days in cincinnati,she is in NY.Next to Dorff or Ralf,what the crap is name is,you can see her sitting on the bench,that is her.
This interview is in German and they were mainly talking about football, about his Hannover 96 away jersey that he is wearing (the commentator/interviewer said: "sure, it's an away game here so the away jersey is appropriate"), about Arthur Ashe kid's day. Things like that, it was more like a relaxed off-topic chat that Eurosport did with him and they showed a few of these during changeovers.

Anyway, I didn't want to show you because of the audio content, it was more the visual one...!!! ;) :) :p :angel:

heyrob63
09-01-2005, 04:46 AM
Eurosport clip with Kiwi:

(German page) http://www.qfile.de/dl/233854/KieferClipR128USO2005.avi.html
(alternative English page) http://srv10.qfile.de/operator.php?sysm=file_transfer&sysf=center&file_id=233854&file_name=KieferClipR128USO2005.avi.html&new_lang=2&PHPSESSID=cc91b2d9855784d6632746f8e4b0b8ff

Size: 32 MB

Click on the "kostenlos" or "free" bottom at the end of the page; you will then find the download link on next page.


Am I missing something, or did they stop the free download service? Just my luck! :confused:

Tennisqueen
09-01-2005, 12:22 PM
I can't download it, too... :(

Neely
09-01-2005, 02:31 PM
Am I missing something, or did they stop the free download service? Just my luck! :confused:
No, you were right. They really stopped :( :o Anyway, how they proposed I went to rapishare.de and uploaded it again, and I hope it works now (for longer). Go to the post #56 and click the new link.

Click on the "free" button at the end of the page; on the next page you will then see a certain time ticking down and after this has expired you will find a download link at this place that you can save on your harddisk.

Must work now and I hope you can enjoy my Kiwi clips as well as I enjoyed yours :yeah:

kiwiteami
09-02-2005, 12:05 AM
He is playing,tomorrow,Friday,on court no 10,third match.

kiwifan80
09-02-2005, 02:32 AM
Good luck tomorrow KIWI !!!!!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-02-2005, 07:50 AM
Good luck to Kiwi against the pretty boy. ;)

knight_ley
09-02-2005, 07:08 PM
:bounce:

Neely
09-02-2005, 07:36 PM
It's on TV, they are warming up now!

:bounce: GOOD LUCK, KIWI!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :worship:

kiwiteami
09-02-2005, 08:12 PM
It's on TV, they are warming up now!

:bounce: GOOD LUCK, KIWI!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :worship:
it's NOT on my tv! :sad:

Space Cowgirl
09-02-2005, 08:35 PM
I'm watching Kiwi now on Eurosport and unfortunately Stepanek is looking very strong. Kiwi has had several BPs, but can't convert them. He's being very quiet too, no temper tantrums yet. I think he needs to get fired up more or this is going to slip away :(

Neely
09-02-2005, 08:42 PM
A strange match so far. Again a very restrained start from Kiwi that made him lose the 1st set. Now both blew triple break points in the 2nd set so far. Hopefully Kiwi will be the first to convert a break point, he would need a lead now to have security.

kiwiteami
09-02-2005, 08:52 PM
I,m watching the live scores on the internet.Damn what is he doing??? thanks for the reports.

Neely
09-02-2005, 09:13 PM
Stepanek really playing well so far. Especially at the net. Kiwi can't return good enough and he yet has to find a way to pass Stepanek at the net who is reaching almost every ball.

Damn, he's in big big troubles now :scared: He needs a success now to break Stepanek's serve.

kiwiteami
09-02-2005, 09:16 PM
The PLAN is not working.He should give up the crap about smiling and not being a mentalcase and START being one before he loses this match,cause right now he is in big trouble!

knight_ley
09-02-2005, 09:22 PM
Kiwi :sad:

Neely
09-02-2005, 09:28 PM
His return games simply suck, he doesn't know how to get past Stepanek.

kfh_9118
09-02-2005, 09:33 PM
Fight hard Kiwi :fiery:

Space Cowgirl
09-02-2005, 09:36 PM
Stepanek is too good and Kiwi is making too many unforced errors. Today is not his day

Neely
09-02-2005, 09:44 PM
He must break somehow Stepanek now to see that it IS POSSIBLE to break him. It's already in his head that Stepanek is like a brickwall at the net and that his service games are almost untouchable. So he must get rid of this thought as soon as possible and also to make Stepanek think more. Stepanek rock solid so far.

Neely
09-02-2005, 09:54 PM
COME ON!!!!!!

from 30-0 to break Stepanek now which was at the same time the set!

Kiwi finally with two passing shots in a row against Stepanek!

into the fourth set now! Take the next two, Kiwi!!!

kiwiteami
09-02-2005, 09:55 PM
YES ONE SET..lalalalalala..COME ON!!

Neely
09-02-2005, 10:08 PM
GREAT HOLD BY KIWI with a few good serves and good net play to come back from 0-30 with four points in a row to consolidate the break for a 3-0 lead now in the fourth set!!

kiwiteami
09-02-2005, 10:26 PM
Yes,going into a fifth set.there is a God..lol.Come on..fight!!!

Neely
09-02-2005, 10:27 PM
4th set to KIWI!!!! :)

Stepanek played again better at the end of the fourth set, Kiwi has to be concentrated for the fith set now to finish this!

kfh_9118
09-02-2005, 10:31 PM
final set :bounce:

Please keep fighting, Kiwi

Neely
09-02-2005, 10:33 PM
Kiwi is getting treatment now. I think a problem with the tape around his ankle/foot.

Neely
09-02-2005, 10:39 PM
FIST PUMP, Kiwi!!

Break Kiefer to start the set!

Björki
09-02-2005, 10:42 PM
auf gehts Kiwi :bounce:

Space Cowgirl
09-02-2005, 10:45 PM
Kiwi is playing way better now, I think he's going to win this match!

Neely
09-02-2005, 10:47 PM
Please hold the break, Kiwi!!!! :bounce:

kek
09-02-2005, 10:56 PM
Thanks for all the reports. I was watching the SB at work and it didn't look good. Only 3 more games to win before the win.

Neely
09-02-2005, 10:57 PM
Please defend the break now with EVERYTHING you got, Kiwi!!!!

kek
09-02-2005, 11:01 PM
2 more games to win...

Neely
09-02-2005, 11:04 PM
Damn, Kiwi blew a 0-40 lead on Stepanek's serve to get another break and Stepanek saved it with great serves and good play... I hope he is strong enough now to hold his own serve and not think about the blown chance... :scared:

AUF!!

kek
09-02-2005, 11:06 PM
We now have tv coverage but is showing Clement and Murray. I swear McEnroe is in love with Murray. blah, blah, blah

kek
09-02-2005, 11:10 PM
2 points from victory...

Neely
09-02-2005, 11:14 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

HE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :banana:

kek
09-02-2005, 11:14 PM
great Job Nicolas :worship: After 2 sets down to win is a great acheivement. Maybe this close fought battle will spark a fire in his ass and start winning!

kfh_9118
09-02-2005, 11:17 PM
WELL DONE KIWI :worship:

Great fighting :cool:

Neely
09-02-2005, 11:19 PM
Kiwi def. Stepanek 4-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-3

What an unbelievable change in Kiwi's game if you compare his return games in the first two and half sets to the rest. He hit many more return winners off Stepanek's serve or good returns that meant trouble for Stepanek at the net and he also had ideas how to get past Stepanek at the net to pass him.

Also Stepanek played almost a perfect match in the first two and half set, but then it was Kiwi who gained the edge and I would also say he was much fitter towards the end than Stepanek who looked significantly slower than earlier in the match as he digged out a lot of shots at the back of the court.

Thanks Kiwi for playing that cool match and not giving up, always believing in the chance and waiting for the moment until Stepanek's level will drop: that meant a lot for you! And for us of course, too! :) :banana:

knight_ley
09-02-2005, 11:21 PM
:crazy: I'm so hyper right now!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a comeback!!!!!!!! Dani thanks for the reports :)

AUF GEHTS KIWI !!!!!!!!!! FIVE MATCHES TO GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :crazy:

JMG
09-02-2005, 11:36 PM
I was surprised how good his forehand was today. Really much better than his backhand today. Also his volleys were okay the whole match, only his return game in the first half of the match was crap. Now we have a must-win in the third round. :yeah:

dylanny@bway.net
09-02-2005, 11:40 PM
What a relief! Clement has not beaten Kiei since 1999!

dylanny@bway.net
09-02-2005, 11:40 PM
That was Kiwi, of course. How about that typing?

kiwiteami
09-02-2005, 11:46 PM
I am So happy right now.I can,t believe that they decided to show Murray and Clement.I mean cOME ON! We should email USA network telling them how Stepanek is a seeded player and Kiefer is like 30 in the world and once 4th..what about Clement and Murray? WHO CARES! I am upset about that.BUT he won.He better kick that tiny frenchman's ass..lol.

urbanjae
09-03-2005, 12:28 AM
yay kiwi! what an awesome win for him! :bigclap:

Neely
09-03-2005, 12:38 AM
How about that typing?
Ah come on, nobody cares about that, we all know what is meant :p

I think the only difference in the arrangements of letters of German and English keyboard is that the "z" and the "y" are swapped. So the would mean that the "e" and "w" are only one key away and you are forgiven for that because it happened in the excitement about the win :p

(BTW, congrats Nicky. I read in Kiwi's GB that you were successful :) )

dylanny@bway.net
09-03-2005, 01:03 AM
Neely, thank you! Yes, I was supposed to be in Los Angeles for three days, but I sold my TV show to Fox, the first meeting! Canceled the rest and hurried home! (I will be hidining Kiwi's name in the show again this year :) )

And really, I meant the other thiing I said. It's a really terrible time here right now. Litterally hundreds of thousands of people homeless, thousands dead, cities destroyed. I know every country has daced things like this, but it is the worst natural disaster in out nation's history. So I'm flying back, thinking who cares about tennis? Then the match started and I am so glad I do care. I'm so glad there is something that can distract us for a few hours. And I'm so glad Kiwi won!

PS. How about that cheapskate Serena?

dylanny@bway.net
09-03-2005, 01:04 AM
I really must learn to type! (Writers are the worst typists-- and my spelling is even worse!)

Neely
09-03-2005, 01:19 AM
Sure, I can understand what you mean. It's really bad what was and still is happening currently in the region of New Orleans and such desasters make tennis look like the biggest minor matter of the world.

heyrob63
09-03-2005, 07:27 AM
There is a video in US Open official website featuring Kiwi :cool:

It on the right hand section when you go to the website and click on "Off Court Spotlight". I just found that out and haven't listened to it as I don't want to turn on my work computer's speaker :lol:

Just listened to it. It's 3:55 with a minute of commercials in the middle. Nicolas seems happy to be in New York.

bavaria100
09-03-2005, 01:05 PM
Wow, what a great fight from Kiwi yesterday. :eek: Honestly, I really thought that it was over for Kiwi in the middle of the third set, but he turned it around. Now he has to play against Clement and IMO, Kiwi should win the match if he plays on the same level like in the fourth and fifth set.

kek
09-03-2005, 01:22 PM
Sure, I can understand what you mean. It's really bad what was and still is happening currently in the region of New Orleans and such desasters make tennis look like the biggest minor matter of the world.


Yes, it's a horrible tragedy. I wasn't affected my the hurricane but am very close to it the tragedy. Living in Texas, we are housing all the refugees in every large city on Texas, mine included. The hospitals are full in town here with patients.

All day yesterday, all I could hear was military planes going back and forth.

knight_ley
09-03-2005, 01:26 PM
Yes, it's a horrible tragedy. I wasn't affected my the hurricane but am very close to it the tragedy. Living in Texas, we are housing all the refugees in every large city on Texas, mine included. The hospitals are full in town here with patients.

All day yesterday, all I could hear was military planes going back and forth.


Where in Texas are you? I have family in Dallas. If I ever move away from where I live now, it will be back there. I love Texas. :yeah:

Sorry for the randomness. GO KIWI GO!!!!!!!

kek
09-03-2005, 01:32 PM
Austin, Texas.

The home of Roddick, Armstrong, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey and several others including me ;)

I was born in Dallas and lived there when I was little. I traveled a lot and I wouldn't live anywhere except Texas. I love the sun, heat, friendly people, the mexican food and Austin especially since it's such a laid back hippie town.

knight_ley
09-03-2005, 02:53 PM
Hey guys! Here are some pictures from last night... I love the pix of him celebrating :hug:

kiwifan80
09-03-2005, 07:51 PM
What a match :eek: Glad he didn't lose focus at the end- wish I cud'v seen it:)


Thanx for the pix.

kiwiteami
09-03-2005, 11:05 PM
Nicolas is playing tomorrow (sunday!),third match on the Grandstand...bonne chance.

Neely
09-03-2005, 11:32 PM
At least it's Grandstand now and not this crappy court #10 again where it is so loud all the time. There was a constant noise level on my speakers all the time during the match. I don't know if this were the background noises around this court or if it was fault of the broadcast. But also the commentator said that this court is horrible and that you can hear speakers announcements from the facility, adverts, police horns, people chatting behind the court, so many movement around you because the court is not entirely closed. :retard:

Kiwi did win on court #11 and 10 already, but I hope he is going to feel even more well on Grand Stand :)

knight_ley
09-04-2005, 02:37 AM
At least it's Grandstand now and not this crappy court #10 again where it is so loud all the time. There was a constant noise level on my speakers all the time during the match. I don't know if this were the background noises around this court or if it was fault of the broadcast. But also the commentator said that this court is horrible and that you can hear speakers announcements from the facility, adverts, police horns, people chatting behind the court, so many movement around you because the court is not entirely closed. :retard:

Kiwi did win on court #11 and 10 already, but I hope he is going to feel even more well on Grand Stand :)


My friend Jess was telling me that during the Ancic/Djokovic match, the chair ump heard and OUT call from Kiwi's match on court 10 (they were on 11 or vice versa) and Djokovic lost the point for it and it wasn't even their match :lol: Silly.

But yea, plus this way we here in the USA have a better chance of seeing some Kiwi highlights since he is on Grandstand :yeah:

savesthedizzle
09-04-2005, 02:40 AM
My friend Jess was telling me that during the Ancic/Djokovic match, the chair ump heard and OUT call from Kiwi's match on court 10 (they were on 11 or vice versa) and Djokovic lost the point for it and it wasn't even their match :lol: Silly.

But yea, plus this way we here in the USA have a better chance of seeing some Kiwi highlights since he is on Grandstand :yeah:

Yes that is a true story! lol. Novak was not very pleased. Luckily it didn't end up having any sort of effect. But I hate those courts. Luckily since they are on Grandstand and Armstrong respectively tomorrow, hopefully Kiwi won't influence Novak's match tomorrow! :lol:

knight_ley
09-04-2005, 10:52 AM
Yes that is a true story! lol. Novak was not very pleased. Luckily it didn't end up having any sort of effect. But I hate those courts. Luckily since they are on Grandstand and Armstrong respectively tomorrow, hopefully Kiwi won't influence Novak's match tomorrow! :lol:


DJ is Kiwi's yoda.

linus
09-04-2005, 12:07 PM
kiwi, come on plz

Neely
09-04-2005, 03:13 PM
Kiefer third match after a men's double and a men's singles. I like this scheduling because Eurosport wants to show the World Cup qualifying match between Ivory Coast and Cameron during the early evening. :banghead: So it's good that Kiwi plays third on the court because soccer will be over then :)

liptea
09-04-2005, 03:48 PM
Auf gehts Kiwi!!

And today, I went and cast my ballot for Kiwi as USO Champion, and he was kicking Roger's butt in the projections.

kiwifan80
09-04-2005, 07:42 PM
Nicolas is playing tomorrow (sunday!),third match on the Grandstand...bonne chance.

Good luck Today

kiwifan80
09-04-2005, 07:53 PM
More pics :D


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki083005-3426-000.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki083005-3462-002.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki083005-3431-001.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/screenshot_03.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/screenshot_01.jpg

kiwiteami
09-04-2005, 08:29 PM
Not showing him on TV and not even the netcam is working!!!

Neely
09-04-2005, 09:22 PM
They wanted to show the end of the first set of the Williams sisters match, but of course Venus blew the break and now they are probably showing the whole set with tiebreak :banghead: Missed already five games of Kiwi's match because of that :mad:

And the scoreboard is saying that Kiwi is break down, 1*-4 :(

kiwiteami
09-04-2005, 09:25 PM
I don't think that they know that Nicolas is a tennis player too!

knight_ley
09-04-2005, 09:38 PM
Great pictures :yeah:

knight_ley
09-04-2005, 09:39 PM
Kiwi just broke back :yeah: They're back on serve in teh 2nd :)

Neely
09-04-2005, 10:04 PM
Good comeback in the 2nd set, but he didn't win the tiebreak. Damn, this one would have been important. Now let's hope 3rd set is Kiwi's again!

Neely
09-04-2005, 10:52 PM
Kiwi played diffident in this third set in the deciding moments and was mainly shuffling the balls back into the court. Maybe he felt that Clément doesn't have any strong winners anymore? I don't know. However, it payed off and Clément made the errors after long rallies, Kiwi broke at love and got the set.

Kiefer 3rd set 6-4 :)

Neely
09-04-2005, 11:25 PM
Kiwi wins 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 :banana: :banana:

snoop
09-04-2005, 11:26 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

knight_ley
09-04-2005, 11:28 PM
GREAT WIN KIWI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo:

dylanny@bway.net
09-04-2005, 11:36 PM
It's always a relief.

Let's hope this is the year of the upset....Roddick, Nadal and next.....Federer! Go Kiwi!

knight_ley
09-04-2005, 11:42 PM
It's always a relief.

Let's hope this is the year of the upset....Roddick, Nadal and next.....Federer! Go Kiwi!


I think Kiwi will keep that trend going on Tuesday ;) :angel:

liptea
09-04-2005, 11:46 PM
KIWI WINS AT LIFE!!!

dylanny@bway.net
09-04-2005, 11:49 PM
Somehow, I've decided that while Kiwi plays I cannot sit, I have to pace (when I sit he gets broken) AND I have to have my lucky cigarette lighter in one hand AND I have to smoke the whole time. I went through a pack and half just during today's match! So he wins and I feel sick and dizzy! :)

And frankly I don't mind.

PS. I know that sounds nuts, but how often have I read "He lost because I wasn't watching," and things like that. I mean, I know it doesn't REALLY matter-- but hey, it's no worse than touching the doubles alley line with your racket before each receiving point!

JMG
09-04-2005, 11:57 PM
:aparty:

knight_ley
09-05-2005, 12:27 AM
PS. I know that sounds nuts, but how often have I read "He lost because I wasn't watching," and things like that. I mean, I know it doesn't REALLY matter-- but hey, it's no worse than touching the doubles alley line with your racket before each receiving point!


I am the same way. Like today, I had on different earrings than I had on the last times he's played this week, and he lost that tiebreak and I had to take them out and put the other ones in and make sure i had the same accessories on lmfao. I'm sooooooooooooo superstitious with him.

dylanny@bway.net
09-05-2005, 01:05 AM
I think we all are.

:)

kiwiteami
09-05-2005, 01:12 AM
I think we all are.

:)


Yes,I guess so,we are all mentalcases..to support one! lol. :worship: You should see me screaming in french,first row.It is NOT pretty.At some point Karen looked at me and said:god now there are 2 mentalcases,one on court and one next to me! lol.Remember Karen? We have to be there to support him anyway that we can,he needs it,especially during the next match.Federer is NOT Arnaud Clement but he cAN do it!! PEOPLE, on tuesday,it is WAR....be ready! :wavey:

knight_ley
09-05-2005, 01:31 AM
Here are pictures from today :yeah:

Neely
09-05-2005, 01:34 AM
Cool, I didn't see that scene as he bit in his racket. Probably I missed it or it happend during these games in the 2nd set as they showed Serena/Venus.

knight_ley
09-05-2005, 01:35 AM
You still got to see plenty more than me :p

but i'll see him on tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo:

Neely
09-05-2005, 02:19 AM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_046.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/pdvd_046.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_047.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/pdvd_047.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_042.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/pdvd_042.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_043.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/pdvd_043.jpg)
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_044.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/pdvd_044.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/pdvd_045.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/pdvd_045.jpg)

He did a little "180 turnaround jump" after the match point :p

knight_ley
09-05-2005, 02:31 AM
Thanks!!!! Those pix are sooo cute :hearts:

zethand
09-05-2005, 03:16 AM
Beat Roger Federer this time... please!!!!

linus
09-05-2005, 06:28 AM
omg

it is too difficult for kiwi again :eek:

but anyway, kiwi guy, i still put all of mine by your side :angel:

so kiwi guy, take care to fight up, and beat him :lol:

kek
09-05-2005, 11:55 AM
Great win by Nicolas. For me, I don't have many superstitions while watching the SB go by. All I know is that I can't sit and watch point by point.

Karine, you are a mental watching Nicolas. 2 mentals together :p I'm only mental while I'm playing, as in the case of yesterday. I have been promoted to president of the mental headcase club this week with my performances this week.

knight_ley
09-05-2005, 12:30 PM
:woohoo: I'm so excited for Tuesday... :yippee:

kiwifan80
09-05-2005, 04:58 PM
Now Roger. Take him out Kiwi :D Thanx for the pics guys

Space Cowgirl
09-05-2005, 06:49 PM
Great run for Kiwi so far :bounce:
Wonder how he sees his chances against Fed? Will be tricky for sure.

knight_ley
09-06-2005, 01:15 AM
Tuesday Order Of Play
Arthur Ashe -- not before 3pm

NICOLAS KIEFER vs. Roger Federer

AUF GEHTS KIWI!!!!!!
:woohoo:

kiwiteami
09-06-2005, 01:37 AM
Tuesday Order Of Play
Arthur Ashe -- not before 3pm

NICOLAS KIEFER vs. Roger Federer

AUF GEHTS KIWI!!!!!!
:woohoo:

War starts tomorrow at 3pm.We have to send him positive energy.He has to win this match.If he wins..I'll give up chocolate for a month! lol. :p

knight_ley
09-06-2005, 03:10 AM
I am having a party at my house :aparty: :woohoo: Altho, i thought it would be a night match so everyone is going to be here later :haha: Only like 2 other people when the match is actually going on :lol: SINCE WHEN IS ROGER NOT A NIGHT MATCH! :banghead:

urbanjae
09-06-2005, 03:35 AM
I am having a party at my house :aparty: :woohoo: Altho, i thought it would be a night match so everyone is going to be here later :haha: Only like 2 other people when the match is actually going on :lol: SINCE WHEN IS ROGER NOT A NIGHT MATCH! :banghead:

I know, I was hoping it would be a night match too! *le sigh* I guess I'll just have to make sure I set my VCR ... or leave work early (maybe I can quickly catch a cold or something? lol). ;)

kiwifan80
09-06-2005, 03:53 AM
Tuesday Order Of Play
Arthur Ashe -- not before 3pm

NICOLAS KIEFER vs. Roger Federer

AUF GEHTS KIWI!!!!!!
:woohoo:


I'm really anticipating this match

Go Kiwi(Bring u're A game t-morow :yeah:) )


- Here's some picks from the Clement match(my faves :D )

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/Lunge.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/pump.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/p_9361-5105101507.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/p_85053-5105101503.jpg

linus
09-06-2005, 11:52 AM
thanks for the pix :angel:

kiwi, do your 101% best to hit the roger :lol:

Tennisqueen
09-06-2005, 11:53 AM
If he wins..I'll give up chocolate for a month! lol. :pI'll give up chocolade for a year :D

Thank you for the pics!!! :)

dylanny@bway.net
09-06-2005, 05:23 PM
I'll give up carrots for life!
(granted no great sacrifice :))
GO KIWI!

knight_ley
09-06-2005, 10:21 PM
Kiwi lost 4-6 7-6 3-6 4-6 to Roger..... the first guy to get a set off Roger in USO :bigclap:

Good job Kiwi :yeah: You'll get him next time ;) :)

Neely
09-06-2005, 10:25 PM
I'm disappointed due to the missed chances in the third set. I would have been quite confident if he broke there and if Federer had minus one lucky shot on the line in this situation. Federer down 1-2 sets would have looked different, that was his chance :sad:

linus
09-06-2005, 10:34 PM
you know, when facing roger, kiwi is so brave and tired very much :angel:

linus
09-06-2005, 10:34 PM
next time, wish two sets :yeah:

Neely
09-06-2005, 10:39 PM
And for the next time, whoever makes the draws, please spare me seeing this idiot's name near Kiwi again :mad: I don't even want to think of what would have been possible in the last tournaments if Kiefer didn't face Federer every time so early :fiery:

dylanny@bway.net
09-06-2005, 10:39 PM
Does anyone think, Kiwi would be offended or anything if I sent him a bottle of champagne via his hotel? He did great and he'll need a drink.

kfh_9118
09-06-2005, 10:59 PM
Kiwi :fiery:

As much as I am expecting him to lose, he has so many chances in this match, to even win it, but Kiwi :fiery: is always Kiwi :fiery:

He could have easily win the first two sets, and lead in the third set :bigcry:

Why he has to face Roger this early, otherwise I can see him go further in this tournament. Well, better luck next time.

Hope he will find more success in Asian tournaments, he usually had a great results in that continent, and most of his titles came from there :cool:

Go Kiwi :fiery: :fiery:

JMG
09-06-2005, 11:08 PM
It's still not more than then minimum what he reached in New York. I don't know, is it 5 years ago when he reached the last of his 4 quarterfinals? Why can he never have a successful GS? :(

At least he don't have to play qualifying in Paris now with his few wins here and I'm confident he'll finish top 24, that should be his goal at least to avoid a 3rd round match against a top 8 player in Australia. Now he should win at least one of his 5,6 last tournaments. I'm going mad when I see guys like Stepanek on no.16 and Kiefer on 38.

kek
09-06-2005, 11:12 PM
He played well at times. However, he has to be more consistent to beat Roger. The double faults really hurt him. That lucky shot 3 all in the 3rd set, was the typical Federer shot that made Roger step up his level. Maybe next year in the slams, Nicolas will be on opposite sides of the draw.

I don't think Nicolas will be offended by champagne at the hotel, however, to me, he isn't the champagne type. I think he would prefer a beer instead. :spit: You could also send him a mini Roger voodoo doll to poke holes into as well.

knight_ley
09-06-2005, 11:16 PM
some pictures :)

Neely
09-06-2005, 11:26 PM
You could also send him a mini Roger voodoo doll to poke holes into as well.
:haha: :haha:

____________


Federer is just Federer. If you want to beat him, even on one of his worse days, you need to be so totally present to take the chances in order to make him even think of losing a match. And once he is in that position, he would have been beatable for sure.

But Kiwi couldn't get the frigging break in the third set and the end of the story was that Federer raised his game for one return game and the set was gone for Kiwi. Instead of serving for a 2-1 set lead, he was down 1-2 sets. That's what Federer makes so strong. Just remember this point as he saved the 2nd break point of Kiwi in the third set. Against everybody else I would say, Kiwi's good net attack would have been good enough, but Federer not only retrieves the ball, he is producing an unbelivable backhand crosscourt passing shot out of his forearm. Such little things decided it.

I think in order for Kiwi to get this feeling and to make such situations, he has to play more of such matches and he must continue to go his way, maybe winning a tournament wouldn't be bad also ;)

knight_ley
09-07-2005, 12:16 AM
I like Kiwi.

kiwifan80
09-07-2005, 02:24 AM
Just like Wimbledon, he was the first player(this tournie to really challenge Roger). As everyones said it's a shame he cudn't get the break at 3 all. I'm so mad I didn't get to see it:( From the people who did, was it more of Federor playing to good on the big the points or was it more of Kiwi not taking his oppurtunities(like erors on cruscial points). What's u're take on it ?

knight_ley
09-07-2005, 04:55 AM
I think Kiwi played well. I missed most of the 3rd set though cuz my friend and I had to go get waxed :lol: But apparently thats the set that he had a bp, but still... We gotta give credit where credit is due. Kiwi was great today. The end.

heyrob63
09-07-2005, 05:19 AM
I'm so mad I didn't get to see it:( From the people who did, was it more of Federor playing to good on the big the points or was it more of Kiwi not taking his oppurtunities(like erors on cruscial points?
The dumb errors came at the worst possible times (like to go up breakpoint) and Federer's play picked up at just the exact right moments (on breakpoint). So it was a combination of both.

It was like Kiefer stopped thinking out there and fell into bad habits, like always hitting drop volleys, when a volley to the open court was the obvious shot. He could have gotten a couple more breakpoint opportunities on Roger if he didn't try the drop volley so many times.

He had a really big smile :D I think in the third set when he hit a sort of squash shot from way behind the baseline on the run for a winner on the opposite baseline. I have it saved on Tivo, so I'll try to get it on the computer and post it on my website nicolaskiefer.tripod.com. That way we can take something positive away from the match! :yeah:

kiwifan80
09-07-2005, 05:55 AM
The dumb errors came at the worst possible times (like to go up breakpoint) and Federer's play picked up at just the exact right moments (on breakpoint). So it was a combination of both.

It was like Kiefer stopped thinking out there and fell into bad habits, like always hitting drop volleys, when a volley to the open court was the obvious shot. He could have gotten a couple more breakpoint opportunities on Roger if he didn't try the drop volley so many times.

He had a really big smile :D I think in the third set when he hit a sort of squash shot from way behind the baseline on the run for a winner on the opposite baseline. I have it saved on Tivo, so I'll try to get it on the computer and post it on my website nicolaskiefer.tripod.com. That way we can take something positive away from the match! :yeah:

Glad isn't wasn't all about Kiwi mak'n errors, but it's obvious that he had chances. But Federor's that good. U have to take advantage when u've got the opurtunity

Please do, I'm sure everyone wud appreciate it

kiwifan80
09-07-2005, 05:59 AM
Thanx for the pics, simpleternity. I'll also will post more tomorrow

Neely
09-07-2005, 06:23 AM
He had a really big smile :D I think in the third set when he hit a sort of squash shot from way behind the baseline on the run for a winner on the opposite baseline. I have it saved on Tivo, so I'll try to get it on the computer and post it on my website nicolaskiefer.tripod.com. That way we can take something positive away from the match! :yeah:
Definitely a highlight to remember for all of us :yeah: If you can't post it, tell me and I will put it up.

landoud
09-07-2005, 07:45 AM
i've to admit this... kiwi really did make federer struggle

JMG
09-07-2005, 07:51 AM
It was also funny how Kiwi celebrated his goal in the table soccer match. :lol:

Neely
09-07-2005, 07:55 AM
It was also funny how Kiwi celebrated his goal in the table soccer match. :lol:
I would like to be in Stach's position :angel: What a lucky guy that he can walk around there everywhere in the players lounges and he is doing almost every day a funny interview with Kiefer, playing tennis with him, playing table soccer... :lol:

heyrob63
09-07-2005, 02:12 PM
Definitely a highlight to remember for all of us :yeah: If you can't post it, tell me and I will put it up.
well, the tripod file manager won't start this morning, so please do. I'll put it up later on my site when tripod is working again.

knight_ley
09-07-2005, 02:45 PM
I would like to be in Stach's position :angel: What a lucky guy that he can walk around there everywhere in the players lounges and he is doing almost every day a funny interview with Kiefer, playing tennis with him, playing table soccer... :lol:

:sad: I need to move to Germany so I can see all these wonderful things...

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-07-2005, 04:14 PM
Not surprised but sad he lost to Federer again. :bigcry:

Neely
09-07-2005, 06:14 PM
Kiwi smiling after his highlight shot :inlove:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/049.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/049.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/055.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/055.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/054.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/054.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/053.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/053.jpg)
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/052.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/052.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/051.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/051.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/050.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/050.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/056.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/056.jpg)

Neely
09-07-2005, 06:41 PM
well, the tripod file manager won't start this morning, so please do. I'll put it up later on my site when tripod is working again.
http://rapidshare.de/files/4833772/KieferFedererHighlight.mpg.html
(size: 22 MB)

kiwiteami
09-07-2005, 09:05 PM
We..,now I have time to write.lol.Ok,Kiwi lost but again he took a set away from Federer..as he did in cincinnato and Wimbledon..who else has done that so far this summer? no one.Yes it was bad luck again that he had to face Federer in the 4th round.He needs to go back home,rest and stay in shape.Even if I,m sad to see him leave America,I will remember,until I see him again,that huge smile that he had on during the point of the match.Mc Enroe said it yesterday,it loks like Kiefer has a plan..and it almost worked..maybe next year!

kek
09-07-2005, 11:24 PM
I laughed too Karine, when McEnroe said he had a plan. Johnny Mac unlike Brad Gilbert, was very complimentary to Nicolas and his game. I wasn't expecting that. Maybe one mental case to another, they bond ;)

kek
09-07-2005, 11:32 PM
Kiwi smiling after his highlight shot :inlove:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/049.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/049.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/055.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/055.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/054.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/054.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/053.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/053.jpg)
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/052.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/052.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/051.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/051.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/050.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/050.jpg)http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/thumbs/056.jpg (http://img2.menstennisforums.com/710/056.jpg)


He does have a beautiful smile. I wish he would smile more often. I'm weird by saying this, but it's a buzz kill when I see a good looking guy with nasty teeth. I'm glad to see that they are nice and straight.

dylanny@bway.net
09-08-2005, 12:03 AM
Agreed, McEnrow was suprisingly complimentary! But your quote indicates what makes Kiwi great to watch. He thinks out there. In hindsight not every deciddion is always the right one, but you can see him thinking. So many players (Roddick, for instance) just pound away and if things don't go their way, they have no plan B. Kiwi has a plan B, C and D-- he's always trying, thinking, figuring out the puzzel of his opponant.

kiwiteami
09-08-2005, 12:28 AM
He does have a beautiful smile. I wish he would smile more often. I'm weird by saying this, but it's a buzz kill when I see a good looking guy with nasty teeth. I'm glad to see that they are nice and straight.


He smiles a lot off the court.I think that we all fell asleep thinking about his smile yesterday! lol :p On the US open website they called him the gladiator! in a way,he is..and a gladiator won,t be smiling a lot when he,s at work.Even my mom said:damn he,s even better looking when he's smiling..lol. :devil:

liptea
09-08-2005, 03:16 AM
Kiwi is cool.

heyrob63
09-08-2005, 04:09 AM
http://rapidshare.de/files/4833772/KieferFedererHighlight.mpg.html
(size: 22 MB)
Tripod is finally working again.

I put a small video (about 800K) on my site of the squash shot and the happy smile.

http://virtualkiwi.tripod.com

In case anyone hasn't seen it yet, Karen's Kiefer pictures are now in a public photo album (and also a slide show) at:

http://karensgalleries.tripod.com

Thanks Karen!

knight_ley
09-08-2005, 04:19 AM
Kiwi is cool.

Aww and just today you texted me and said that I am cool. I am in the same company as Kiwi in your eyes. tea, you win at life. As does Mr. Kiefer. Your text made me laugh today it was the most random thing ever. AND BISBAL IS MY RINGTONE FOR TEXT MESSAGES! :haha: SO YOU GOT A BISBAL TONE FOR YOURSELF LOVELY!



Thanks for posting Karen's pictures. They are lovely :hearts:

kiwifan80
09-09-2005, 06:06 PM
He does have a beautiful smile. I wish he would smile more often. I'm weird by saying this, but it's a buzz kill when I see a good looking guy with nasty teeth. I'm glad to see that they are nice and straight.

One more pic of that smile

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/p_19816-7105003707.jpg

Lots from the match vs Federer

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/b_0904_046_kiefer.jpg http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/b_0906_024kiefer.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki090605-1369-003.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki090605-1368-002.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki090605-1253-001.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki090605-1247-000.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/p_97127-6105235105.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/p_22462-7105003711.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/p_5880-6105233803.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/screenshot_02.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/42-15763473.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/0930962.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/0931388.jpg

There's even more @ http://www.tennisphotolibrary.com/ Just type in Nicolas Kiefer

kiwifan80
09-09-2005, 06:47 PM
http://rapidshare.de/files/4833772/KieferFedererHighlight.mpg.html
(size: 22 MB)

Thanx hey rob & Neely :wavey:

:eek: :eek: That was so rediculous. he hit that thing so hard. Don't know how that went in :lol:

Great quality

Anymore highlights or anything. I'm so mad I missed this match :(

Space Cowgirl
09-09-2005, 07:15 PM
One more pic of that smile

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/p_19816-7105003707.jpg

Lots from the match vs Federer

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/b_0904_046_kiefer.jpg http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/b_0906_024kiefer.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki090605-1369-003.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki090605-1368-002.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki090605-1253-001.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/marked_nki090605-1247-000.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/p_97127-6105235105.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/p_22462-7105003711.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/p_5880-6105233803.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/screenshot_02.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/42-15763473.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/0930962.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/brandon888/Nicolas%20Kiefer/0931388.jpg

There's even more @ http://www.tennisphotolibrary.com/ Just type in Nicolas Kiefer
ooh, thanks for these, have a new avatar now! :D

Stevens Point
09-15-2005, 09:37 PM
Tripod is finally working again.

I put a small video (about 800K) on my site of the squash shot and the happy smile.

http://virtualkiwi.tripod.com

In case anyone hasn't seen it yet, Karen's Kiefer pictures are now in a public photo album (and also a slide show) at:

http://karensgalleries.tripod.com

Thanks Karen!

I have a video of this point with the voice of Swiss commentators.

http://real.xobix.ch/ramgen/sfdrs/vod/spak/450k/spak_20050906_004.rm?start=0:24:42.290&end=0:25:16.510 (RealPlayer high broadband)

Neely
09-17-2005, 01:29 PM
I have a video of this point with the voice of Swiss commentators.

http://real.xobix.ch/ramgen/sfdrs/vod/spak/450k/spak_20050906_004.rm?start=0:24:42.290&end=0:25:16.510 (RealPlayer high broadband)
:wavey: Thanks, now we really have lots of different versions of this shot! :)

bavaria100
09-17-2005, 07:08 PM
The first pic is soooo cute. :hearts: Too bad that Kiwi lost that match against Roger "Almighty" Federer.