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Michel Kratochvil

Doris Loeffel
09-02-2003, 09:04 AM
Well as we all know Roger isn't the only swiss player so why not having at least a place to cheer for the others. And I believe they all deserve their onw topic.

Soo good luck Michel!!

Doris Loeffel
09-02-2003, 03:59 PM
Michel beat George at the Challenger in Istambul in the first round 6:3 6:3

09-02-2003, 10:18 PM
how is Michel?is he fully recovered?
Switzerland might need him to beat Australia...

btw we should start a thread for Davis Cup semifinal...it's coming!

Doris Loeffel
09-04-2003, 12:47 PM
Michel just beat Carol Beck in a pretty tough match 6:7 7:5 7:5

Good to see you get some matches under your belt before DC!!

Doris Loeffel
09-08-2003, 12:16 PM
Well Michel lost the final.
But at least he was able to play a few matches before DC and aparently it was on Robound Ace as well.

Soo good luck for DC!!

Doris Loeffel
09-29-2003, 03:16 PM
Good luck against van Lottum inTokio!!

02-11-2004, 10:43 AM
What is Michel doing this week?

03-03-2004, 04:05 PM
Arent here any Michel-Fans?

03-03-2004, 05:18 PM
I'm sure I read that Michel is injured right now, and was going to be out for at least a couple of weeks. I'm trying to find the article - think it was in one of the Swiss papers.

03-03-2004, 05:24 PM
oh, thanks. you know, i live in ch...

04-09-2004, 03:04 PM
Happy Birthday Michel! A bit late, but better than never!!!! Good luck in your new year of live and a lot of success!!!!!

04-27-2004, 06:47 PM
Michel won against Malisse! In the main... well done boy!!!!!!!

04-28-2004, 02:15 PM
Michel beat Sargsian and advances to the Quarters! :yeah:
Good Luck against Verkerk, Go Michel!

Mrs. B
04-28-2004, 02:24 PM
well done, Krati!!!! Hopp!!!! :bounce:

good luck against Verkerk.

04-29-2004, 11:17 AM
go! we believe in you!

04-29-2004, 08:44 PM
Hopppp Michel!!! :)

04-29-2004, 09:40 PM
Go Micha!!! :bounce:

04-30-2004, 11:40 AM
he lost! 6-3/ 7-6 against verkerk...at least great week

04-30-2004, 05:55 PM
he lost! 6-3/ 7-6 against verkerk...at least great week

That's exactly what I was going to say :D . I'm sure he was disappointed but I hope he can still look back and be proud of himself and use this new confidence that I hope he got.

04-30-2004, 05:58 PM
Well done Michel! :)

05-01-2004, 01:29 AM
Good job :yeah:, keep it up Michel!

05-24-2004, 10:38 AM
allez michel!

06-12-2004, 08:53 PM
michel, what's wrong with ya?

07-24-2004, 04:44 PM
good match against roddick

07-26-2004, 02:36 AM
Michel qualified here in Toronto. He played well against all opponents, and was excellent with fans. Even when he was being driven away from the court on those 'golf cars' he was still signing autographs! :lol: some fans will do anything to get a signature.

07-26-2004, 05:32 AM
wow.....great for him!

07-26-2004, 06:41 AM
Good for Micha!! :clap2: I just wish he had played like this when he was trying to qualify for L.A. It had been 2 or 3 years since I had even seen him on TV and here I was seeing him play in person for the first time and he self-destructed!!

That's ok though...he has found a rhythm. Go Micha!!

07-28-2004, 08:57 PM
come on...next time

08-26-2004, 03:15 PM
sb knows why he had to give forfait in the qualies?

08-29-2004, 01:45 PM
Ofcourse i'll be chearing for Verkerk - sorry! :)

11-26-2004, 10:13 AM
Michel :worship: I really really like him :D Saw him losing to Van Scheppingen in Rotterdam this year and to Stoliarov in Amsterdam lots of years back :sad:

03-11-2005, 02:10 PM
injured but helped supporting!!!

Doris Loeffel
03-14-2005, 11:43 AM
He even gave the interview after Marco lost.

Gute Besserung Michel!!

12-11-2005, 08:28 PM

I just wanted to let you know that there is a new tennis photo gallery with very hot pics of Michel including many shirtless ones :-).

Here is the link:




01-11-2006, 11:28 AM
Any news on his injury?

Stevens Point
02-05-2006, 06:10 PM
Sport Panorama on SF1 today had a report of recent Michel... Seems like he is suffering of some kind sickness, but his health is getting better, it seems. He will start playing tennis soon (this Spring?), and he wants to belong to the top 100 tennis players again.. :) Good luck, Michel!!


http://www2.sfdrs.ch/var/videoplayer.php?videourl=http%3A%2F%2Freal.xobix.c h%2Framgen%2Fsfdrs%2Fsp%2F2006%2Fsp_02052006.rm%3F start%3D0%3A07%3A52.761%26amp%3Bend%3D0%3A13%3A33. 254

02-07-2006, 08:02 PM
Thanks Steven Point. I saw the programme and was glad to finally get some news about poor Micha. He has been diagnosed a strange illness I have never heard of. He is allergic to some kind of wheat, he needs to eat special bread and isn't allowed to eat pizza anymore, poor him :(

He hasn't had much energy due to his illness, but now that he changed his eating habits he is doing much better. They said he will be able to play tennis again this week :). His gf was also shown, she seems to be very nice, very pretty and sweet. I am sure she takes good care of Micha.

So, hopefully Micha is able to play competition again soon!!! Good luck Micha!!!

04-23-2006, 02:43 PM
Many thanks for the video!

:hearts: Michel!

What is the exact name of the disease? I could not get it. Schweizer Deutsch is very hard to interpret :o

04-23-2006, 02:47 PM
Never mind, I found it. Zöliakie :)

08-25-2006, 07:47 PM
Michel news?

Stevens Point
08-25-2006, 09:49 PM
Michel news?
What I have read in the latest Swiss Smash magazine is that he wants to make a comeback in the season 2007.

08-25-2006, 11:34 PM

10-19-2006, 02:18 PM
Can somebody remember if this was the guy who went a few rounds into wimbledon without actually being able to serve at normal speed?
I think it happened in 2001 or 2002 but I can't really remember. Any help would be much appreciated.

10-20-2006, 09:57 AM
Well, Michel did reach the fourth round in 2002, but I don't remember whether that was already the moment he had great problems with serving. I have seen footage of him though shortly before he took an injury time-out (that has lasted until now, by the way), and it was absolutely heartbreaking :sad: The guy has no strength due to illness :( I hope he comes back.

10-20-2006, 01:11 PM
Well, Michel did reach the fourth round in 2002, but I don't remember whether that was already the moment he had great problems with serving. I have seen footage of him though shortly before he took an injury time-out (that has lasted until now, by the way), and it was absolutely heartbreaking :sad: The guy has no strength due to illness :( I hope he comes back.

I know he's allergic to gluten and this has caused him much trouble over the last few years. However, he plans to be back next year, wich is great!!! :)

10-23-2006, 04:54 PM
Thanks guys

10-23-2006, 05:54 PM
I know he's allergic to gluten and this has caused him much trouble over the last few years. However, he plans to be back next year, wich is great!!! :)

Ah, yeah, that was it. I saw on the video he needs such a strict diet :o But his girlfriend and him seem so great in dealing with this. It is such a hard time for them and I really hope he can make it back. He is an amazing player :worship:

01-18-2007, 02:36 PM
Anything new?

Stevens Point
02-28-2007, 07:09 PM
finally a news on him!

The article below says he will give a comeback in the next few weeks! As early as next week in Vaduz Future! He says he wants to be back in the top 100! Allez Michel! :bounce:

28.02.2007 20:37
Kratochvil: «Ich will in die Top 100»
Die Leidenszeit von Michel Kratochvil hat ein Ende: Der Tennisprofi aus Ostermundigen wird nach mehr als zweijähriger Wettkampfpause in den kommenden Wochen sein Comeback geben.

«Ich möchte gerne wieder unter die Top 100 zurück», erklärte die einstige Schweizer Nummer 2 an einer Medienkonferenz im Berner Vorort Ostermundigen. Kratochvils letzter Match datiert vom 2. Dezember 2004, als er im Achtelfinal des Challenger-Turniers auf Mauritius am Südkoreaner Hyung-Taik Lee scheiterte. Seither hat der Berner wegen permanenter gesundheitlicher Probleme (vor allem steter Müdigkeit) und Kniebeschwerden statt die Courts praktisch nur noch Arztpraxen gesehen.

Operation beim Spezialisten half
Spät wurde eine angeborene Nahrungsintoleranz (Zöliakie) diagnostiziert, und ein Besuch beim bekannten Spezialisten Dr. Richard Steadman (er operierte beispielsweise Lothar Matthäus) in Vail brachte zudem Klarheit in Bezug aufs Problemknie. Steadman erkannte Vernarbungen, die zu chronischen Entzündungen führten. Eine im Juni 2006 vorgenommene Operation brachte Abhilfe.

Nicht mehr im ATP-Ranking
Kratochvil wird in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten so viele Turniere wie möglich bestreiten, um bald wieder auf ein akzeptables Ranking zu kommen. Zuerst stehen hierzulande Future-Turniere an, vielleicht schon in der nächsten Woche in Vaduz, eventuell erst danach in Wilen bei Wil, danach ein Challenger in Monza.

Da er mittlerweile nicht mehr im ATP-Ranking figuriert, hat Kratochvil vorerst zwei Möglichkeiten: Er kann wie im April beim ATP-Challenger in Chiasso und dem grösseren Event in München auf eine Wildcard hoffen oder während neun Monaten insgesamt achtmal von seinem «Protected Ranking» von Platz 169 profitieren. (si/zbi)

Stevens Point
02-28-2007, 09:10 PM
and this is the evening TV report. (Schweizer Fernsehen)
He wants to compete in this year's French Open (with protected ranking 169)! Good luck!
http://www.sf.tv/var/videoplayer.php?videourl=http%3A%2F%2Freal.xobix.c h%2Framgen%2Fsfdrs%2Fvod%2Fspak%2F2007%2F02%2Fspak _20070228.rm%3Fstart%3D0%3A06%3A59.251%26amp%3Bend %3D0%3A10%3A44.574

03-01-2007, 09:40 AM
nice to read he's coming back :yeah: Go Michel :)

03-14-2007, 06:25 AM
Michel is back! :D :woohoo: :woohoo:

Switzerland F3 - TKB Men's Futures
Wilen, Switzerland
March 12-18, 2007
Surface: Carpet (Indoor)
Main Draw : 32
Qualifying Draw: 64

First Round

(1)Antony Dupuis (FRA) vs Alexander Sadecky (SUI)
(Q)Mathieu Guenat (SUI) vs (Q)Victor Schmid (GER)
(WC)Patrick Eichenberger (SUI) vs (Q)Willem Hornikx (NED)
Robin Roshardt (SUI) vs Maximilian Abel (GER)(7)

(3)Marcel Zimmermann (GER) vs (Q)Andre Wiesler (GER)
(LL)David Stojan (SUI) vs (WC)Dylan Sessagesimi (SUI)
Giuseppe Menga (ITA) vs (Q)Mathias Feitsch (AUT)
Petar Popovic (FRA) vs Matteo Galli (ITA)(8)

(LL)Adrien Bossel (SUI) vs (Q)Alexander Flock (GER)
Stefan Seifert (GER) vs (WC)Michel Kratochvil (SUI)
Juho Paukku (FIN) vs (Q)Daniel Muller (GER)
(WC)David Thurner (GER) x David Klier (GER)(4)

(5)Dustin Brown (JAM) vs (Q)Jan Marek (CZE)
Luca Vanni (ITA) vs Martin Slanar (AUT)
Lado Chikhladze (GEO) vs (Q)Frederic Nussbaum (SUI)
Sven Swinnen (SUI) vs Roman Borvanov (MDA)(2)

03-14-2007, 06:26 AM
Good luck Michel! :D

Top 100 :rocker2:

03-14-2007, 09:32 PM
(WC)Michel Kratochvil (SUI) d. Stefan Seifert (GER) 6-3 7-5

:D :D :D :D :D

:banana: :banana: :banana:

03-14-2007, 09:58 PM
Congrats Michel :) I am so happy that he is back :)

03-15-2007, 10:38 AM
(WC)Michel Kratochvil (SUI) d. Stefan Seifert (GER) 6-3 7-5

:D :D :D :D :D

:banana: :banana: :banana:

:bounce: that's great!

05-16-2007, 05:39 PM
MIchel will play in Roland Garros qualify,thx to the protection rating!

05-20-2007, 09:26 AM
I hope he does well :) Go Michel!

05-21-2007, 08:51 PM
Welcome back Micha ! :bowdown: :rocker2: :aparty:

Good luck ! :D

05-22-2007, 06:43 AM
RG Qualies:

Wesley Moodie RSA [13] vs. Christophe Rochus BEL
Denis Gremelmayr GER vs. Adrian Ungur ROM
Thomas Oger FRA [WC] vs.Marco Crugnola ITA
Michel Kratochvil SUI vs. Tomas Zib CZE [26]

Go Michel! Allez :worship:

05-22-2007, 12:33 PM
score: Kratochvil-Zib: 2:6, 6:1

05-22-2007, 01:04 PM
Kratochvil-Zib: 2:6, 6:1, 2:6

Stevens Point
05-24-2007, 06:45 AM
Michel.. :sad: At least he won a set.

I hope he is on the way to the form he used to have!

05-24-2007, 07:19 AM
Yeah, he fought hard :sad:

06-19-2007, 07:36 PM
Wimbledon qualies:

First round: Michel Kratochvil lost to Marc Lopez(ESP) 6-7(4) 7-6(5) 5-7


Stevens Point
10-26-2007, 09:36 AM
He tried his come back... :sad:

Those injury and sickness... How frustrating could it be that they prevent one from his doing something he wants to do for his life...

Alles gute, Michel...

10-26-2007, 09:45 AM
Alles gute :sad: :hug:

10-28-2007, 05:31 PM
He will be missed :( All the best for Micha, I hope he finds happiness in doing something else than playing tennis :)