Kiefer pulls out of Hopman sending Netherlands into the final

01-05-2006, 04:10 AM
Nicolas pulled out because of back spasms, according to the Hopman Cup site and this article.,8659,17737017-23210,00.html

Netherlands will play the US in the final if the US beat Sweden later today.

01-05-2006, 04:43 AM
Is the injury serious? Will he get to play the Aussie? Back spasms are just a minor thing correct?

01-05-2006, 09:30 AM
he writes on his homepage that he actually wanted to play, but since alg lost and they had to win 3:0, he didn't want to take any risks.

01-05-2006, 01:03 PM
that´s pretty bad :(

01-05-2006, 01:08 PM
It doesn't sound serious, but it's again the same shit situation like last season when he was already knocked on in Adelaide, then couldn't play Sydney in the following, and then cought a cold at Melbournce which meant he had no serious match experience under his belt for the Australian Open which is again the same this year :mad: I thought this year he can play two relaxed tourneys before the Australian Open, but times never change, do they?

01-05-2006, 04:59 PM
Kiefer :sad: It seemed like he was playing well too.

01-06-2006, 05:50 AM
Kiefer :sad: It seemed like he was playing well too.

He really was. Germany could have won the cup the way he was playing. Except of course, Ana wasn't doing good at all...