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Space Cowgirl
08-18-2004, 12:43 PM
Wow, have just been looking at the Getty Images website and there are some really good pics from the doubles yesterday.

http://cache.****************/comp/51182623.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=CACF07A1008DBC171281A0289F42B147A9C30E9B9B11 4CE8

http://cache.****************/thumb/51182644.jpg?x=x&a=51182644&b=afp&t=1

Love this one!
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Space Cowgirl
08-18-2004, 01:51 PM
OK, I think I've got it now. I changed the file extension from jpg to bmp and now I can upload. Enjoy girlies! :D

sol
08-18-2004, 05:19 PM
You were right Neely. :awww: Kiwi succumbed against Micha. http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/sauer/angry-smiley-052.gif :banghead: http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/traurig/sad-smiley-043.gif

Neely
08-18-2004, 05:23 PM
oh nooooooooooo, Kiwi lost to Youzhny 2-6 6-3 2-6 :sad: :sad: :sad:


OK, I think I've got it now. I changed the file extension from jpg to bmp and now I can upload. Enjoy girlies! :D
awesome :D
it was worth the effort of scanning :clap2: :clap2:
and the pics from GettyImages are also cool!


You were right Neely. :awww: Kiwi succumbed against Micha.
yeah, welcome to the world of Youzhny :banghead: :banghead: That's why I don't like this guy as a player although I must admit that his person is really okay; but he can gift away matches, playing pathetic, and on the other day he can win against everybody and does everything needed to win.

rrfnpump
08-18-2004, 05:49 PM
Kiwi :sad:

Come on in doubles now ;)

athie
08-18-2004, 05:52 PM
I’m bitterly disappointed. Mind you those pictures…. <ins>random private thoughts</ins>

tangerine_dream
08-18-2004, 06:03 PM
Awww, Kiwi, you too???? :awww: Federer went out, clearing the way for Roddick, but that didn't work out. So then the path was cleared for Kiwi to finally win something bit big Micha denies him. Poor Kiwi. :sobbing: Congrats to Micha, though. :yeah:

And good luck to Kiwi in doubles. It's not over yet. :bigclap:

knight_ley
08-18-2004, 06:08 PM
Kiefer still has doubles tho... We cannot give up on him yet

Neely
08-18-2004, 09:12 PM
Kiefer still has doubles tho... We cannot give up on him yet
yay, Kiwi won the doubles with Rainer against Erlich/Ram 2-6 6-2 6-2 :D

I didn't expect them to beat Erlich/Ram because this team is a very good doubles with lots of titles and successes on the tour.

and I don't know what happened that Erlich/Ram lost the 2nd and 3rd set so clear after starting out good, but somehow Kiwi and Schüttler managed to do it! :clap2:

after Kiwi lost today in singles against Youzhny, he has a great success in doubles today. I hope he gets more power at the side of Rainer because he said a few times that he felt so tired.

sol
08-18-2004, 09:19 PM
yay, Kiwi won the doubles with Rainer against Erlich/Ram 2-6 6-2 6-2 :D



They're in semis :worship: .. Go for the Gold!! :bounce:

Neely
08-18-2004, 10:13 PM
another nice picture of Nicolas, this time credit goes to GermanBoy, who is mainly at WTAWorld and who showed me this picture ;)


Kiwi badly needed some water to cool off his hot body :angel: not bad, isn't it? ;)

Neely
08-19-2004, 12:26 AM
article says that Kiwi was too flat to be able beating Youzhny, he was very disappointed after his loss to Youzhny, but now he is licking blood because he sees the chance for a medal in doubles ;)


Kiefer und Schüttler auf Medaillen-Kurs

Nicolas Kiefer: Im Einzel ausgeschieden, im Doppel stark

Athen - Am Nachmittag unter Tränen, am Abend mit Rainer Schüttler auf den Spuren von Boris Becker und Michael Stich.

Nicolas Kiefer erlebte am Mittwoch beim olympischen Tennisturnier in Athen ein Wechselbad der Gefühle. Erst der Frust über das Ausscheiden im Achtelfinale des Einzels, aber dann der Triumph im Doppel.

Nach dem 2:6, 6:2, 6:2 über die Israelis Jonathan Erlich und Andy Ram im Viertelfinale spielen Kiefer/Schüttler um eine Olympiamedaille und können damit eine deutsche Tradition fortsetzen. Becker/Stich hatten 1992 Gold gewonnen, David Prinosil und Marc Goellner 1996 Bronze.

Im Halbfinale treffen Kiefer und Schüttler auf das indische Weltklassedoppel Mahesh Bhupathi/Leander Paes. Selbst bei einer Niederlage hätten sie immer noch im "kleinen Finale" die Chance auf Bronze. Kiefer und Schüttler können sich so doch noch ihren Traum vom Edelmetall erfüllen. "Das ist doch das Ziel eines jeden Sportlers", sagte Kiefer.

Im Einzel bitter enttäuscht

Dabei hatte er nur rund vier Stunden zuvor eine große Enttäuschung hinnehmen müssen. "Ich habe viele bittere Niederlagen erlebt, dies ist eine der schlimmsten", sagte der 27-Jährige mit stockender Stimme und TRänen in den Augen nach seinem 2:6, 6:3, 2:6 gegen den Russen Michail Juschni. Die Kraft hatte nach gerade überstandener Mittelohr-Entzündung nicht gereicht, die Power war nicht da, und "50 Prozent reichen gegen so einen Mann eben nicht".

Kiefer ist allerdings nicht der einzige, der seine olympischen Ambitionen begraben musste. Der an Nummer zwei gesetzte Andy Roddick (USA) verlor einen Tag nach dem grandiosen Match gegen Tommy Haas gegen den Chilenen Fernando Gonzalez mit 4:6, 4:6.

Damit sind die Nummer eins und zwei der Welt in Athen nicht mehr dabei, nachdem der Schweizer Roger Federer am Vortag gegen den Tschechen Tomas Berdych verloren hatte. Im Dameneinzel beendete Sydney-Siegerin Venus Williams ihr Olympia 2004 durch ein 4:6, 4:6 gegen die Französin Mary Pierce.

Kiefer gegen Juschni saft- und kraftlos

Saft- und kraftlos schlich Kiefer gegen Juschni im ersten Satz über den Platz, da halfen auch die Anfeuerungen der etwa 100 deutschen Fans nicht. Der Russe hatte die Wahl gewonnen und sich für Rückschlag entschieden, eine gute Entscheidung des 22-Jährigen, der Kiefer sofort den Aufschlag abnahm.

Der Deutsche kam in der Folge nie ins Spiel. Er verschlug reihenweise einfache Bälle, seine Volleys landeten nur selten im Feld des Gegners, dafür umso öfter im Netz. Auch mit seinen Grundschlägen war er fast nie in der Lage, den 41. im Champions Race unter Druck zu setzen. Im zweiten Satz kam er zwar besser ins Spiel, fiel aber nach vergebenen Breakchancen zum Beginn des dritten Durchgangs wieder in die Fehler vom ersten Satz zurück.

Schon nach seinem mühsamen Zweitrundensieg gegen den Zyprioten Marcos Baghdatis hatte Kiefer über körperliche Beschwerden geklagt: "Ich bin todmüde und habe extrem schwere Beine, mein Körper spürt die Belastungen der letzten Wochen und die vielen Medikamente."

Er habe aber keinen Moment an Aufgabe gedacht, Olympia sei schließlich nur alle vier Jahre: "Das hier ist einzigartig, ich genieße die Atmosphäre im Olympischen Dorf und möchte auf jeden Fall versuchen, so lange wie möglich hier zu bleiben."

the bolded part says: Kiefer already complained about physical problems after his troublesome 2nd round victory against Baghdatis: "I'm tired as hell and I have extremely heavy legs, my body feels the impact of the last weeks and the medicaments".

sol
08-19-2004, 12:35 AM
the bolded part says: Kiefer already complained about physical problems after his troublesome 2nd round victory against Baghdatis: "I'm tired as hell and I have extremely heavy legs, my body feels the impact of the last weeks and the medicaments".

Thanks for the article, Neely. :D

I hope Kiwi and Rainer can win a medal in doubles. :wavey: However, I wish ..this effort doesn't affect his aspirations for the USO. :confused: http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s25/smilies-43854.png

knight_ley
08-19-2004, 01:26 AM
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Kief!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kiss:

Fee
08-19-2004, 01:45 AM
Neely, I find that article a little bit worrisome. Well a lot actually. I would like for him to be able to do well in the Olympics and do well at the USO, but if I had to choose, I would rather have him well rested and ready for the USO, I think.

knight_ley
08-19-2004, 04:32 AM
I'd rather have him win a medal... the olympics only come once every 4 years, and the next time they come around he'll be 31... so i think if he can get a medal now, he should try as hard as he can... the uso comes every year... that's just my take on it :/ i think he can still do good at the uso, but yea... i want to see him take home a medal.

kfh_9118
08-19-2004, 04:32 AM
Good luck in double, Kiwi :wavey:

Glad to find out so many Kiefer fans out there. I have been very busy lately and don't have time to visit this board, and now boooommmm we are up to page 18 :wavey:

Welcome back, Neely :wavey:

Neely
08-19-2004, 10:11 AM
Neely, I find that article a little bit worrisome. Well a lot actually. I would like for him to be able to do well in the Olympics and do well at the USO, but if I had to choose, I would rather have him well rested and ready for the USO, I think.
yeah, that's right... there are pros and cons for both things. A medal from the Olympics would be possibly something outstanding in the collection of every tennis player among all other trophies because the Olympic tennis event can be regarded as quite "valorised" because of its scarcity value as you don't have the chance to achieve that every year; furthermore it's a part of the world's biggest sports event since mankind and the memory you take home from something like that should be even more amazing if you get a medal. On the other hand, Kiwi is also badly in need for a good Grand Slam results since long time, his best Grand Slam result of the last years was in Wimbledon 2001 when he reached the 4th round :rolleyes:
If nothing else helps he has to pull out of the TD Waterhouse Cup to get a full week off what should be enough to cure all/most ailments.

the last part of the quoted article above says:
Er habe aber keinen Moment an Aufgabe gedacht, Olympia sei schließlich nur alle vier Jahre: "Das hier ist einzigartig, ich genieße die Atmosphäre im Olympischen Dorf und möchte auf jeden Fall versuchen, so lange wie möglich hier zu bleiben."
He didn't think of pulling out at any time [probably they mean after his loss to Youzhny], Olympics is only every four years. "That's unique here, I enjoy the atmosphere in the Olympic village and I want to try in any case to be here as long as possible."

Space Cowgirl
08-19-2004, 10:18 AM
Neely, I find that article a little bit worrisome. Well a lot actually. I would like for him to be able to do well in the Olympics and do well at the USO, but if I had to choose, I would rather have him well rested and ready for the USO, I think.

I don't think there is anything to worry about, Fee. Kiefer really really wanted to win a medal, I think that the US Open was until now maybe less important. It's such a pity he ran out of gas due to the illness and meeting Youzhny on one of his good days :sad: . When I saw Roddick had been knocked out, I thought, 'Kiwi, this is such a huge opportunity!', but alas it was not to be.
However, a doubles medal would mean just as much. Go for it! :D

sol
08-19-2004, 06:38 PM
Kiwi/Rainer beats Bhupathi / Paes 6-2 6-3 :bounce: Congrats! :bigclap: :woohoo: http://www.smiliegenerator.de/smiley-flag/smiley-2438.png

Neely
08-19-2004, 06:39 PM
YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!! so happy for both!!!! :banana:
:D :D :D :D :D

rrfnpump
08-19-2004, 07:08 PM
:worship: :worship: :yeah: :D :banana: :bounce:

knight_ley
08-19-2004, 07:09 PM
I seriously have tears in my eyes! I am so proud of Kiefer! I have been a fan and known no others and to have him getting either the gold or silver is beyond words. I didn't expect anything from the Olympics for him -- especially in doubles! This is madness and i LOVE it!! Kiwi will have something that the top players in the world will not. An Olympic medal.

BRING HOME THE GOLD NICOLAS AND RAINER!!!!!! :worship:

Fee
08-19-2004, 07:13 PM
Okay, I take back ALL of my earlier worries and concerns. None of it matters anymore!!! I refuse to say the words g--- m---- in case I jinx him, but I am so pleased for him that he is playing in that final. Oh my godess, oh my goddess, oh my goddess!

Allez Nic! Go Deutschland! (have to acknowledge the French side too)
Go Rainer!

knight_ley
08-19-2004, 07:30 PM
Here's a picture from Nicolas' singles match yesterday and a picture from right after today's doubles match! Look at how happy they are!!! :worship:

:banana:

Space Cowgirl
08-20-2004, 07:36 AM
I seriously have tears in my eyes! I am so proud of Kiefer! I have been a fan and known no others and to have him getting either the gold or silver is beyond words. I didn't expect anything from the Olympics for him -- especially in doubles! This is madness and i LOVE it!! Kiwi will have something that the top players in the world will not. An Olympic medal.

BRING HOME THE GOLD NICOLAS AND RAINER!!!!!! :worship:


Go for Gold, Germany!!! :worship:
I'm not as much a fan of Kiwi as Rainer, but hey I'm so happy today!

tomtom
08-20-2004, 03:15 PM
I seriously have tears in my eyes! I am so proud of Kiefer! I have been a fan and known no others and to have him getting either the gold or silver is beyond words. I didn't expect anything from the Olympics for him -- especially in doubles! This is madness and i LOVE it!! Kiwi will have something that the top players in the world will not. An Olympic medal.

BRING HOME THE GOLD NICOLAS AND RAINER!!!!!! :worship:


:worship: :wavey:

knight_ley
08-20-2004, 08:56 PM
hey guys! :wavey:

they've been posting some pix over on the rainer thread of the boys after their win yesterday, so i thought i'd bring them over here so us kiefer fans can enjoy them too!

i am so anxious for tomorrow! it's so funny cuz before the olympics started my dream was to see Kiefer on tv, and the only way i was going to was if he played Federer, Roddick or Fish or if he made it to a gold medal game... And he did the most outrageous of all those to get on my television in the States! I love it! Eeep!

tangerine_dream
08-20-2004, 09:48 PM
This is so awesome that Kiwi's in the doubles final! :banana: GO FOR IT KIWI! GO FOR THE GOLD!!!!!! :bounce:

btw, is Kiwi still on schedule for the Long Island tournament, TD Waterhouse or has he pulled out? anyone know? I hope he still goes, I'd love to see him play live. :)

Neely
08-20-2004, 10:46 PM
btw, is Kiwi still on schedule for the Long Island tournament, TD Waterhouse or has he pulled out? anyone know? I hope he still goes, I'd love to see him play live. :)
no he won't go, didn't see his name in the main draw...

________________________________________

I've just found an awesome article describing the feeling of Nikolas and Rainer very well. Damn, they seem so emotional about that, that they almost forget about everything else.

The headline of the article is "This medal is the height of my career" :yeah:

later they're calling the final "their biggest final of their career" :)

hopefully, they are winning it! :D

Tennis: "Diese Medaille ist der Höhepunkt meiner Laufbahn"
Von Peter Penders, Athen

20. August 2004: So kurz vor dem großen Ziel konnte Nicolas Kiefer seine Vorfreude kaum noch bändigen. "6:2, 5:3, 40:0" stand in grell leuchtenden Zahlen auf der Anzeigentafel - gleich würde das deutsche Doppel in der Partie gegen die Inder Mahesh Bhupathi und Leander Paes die große Chance haben, ins Endspiel einzuziehen und sich damit zumindest die Silbermedaille zu sichern. Doch beim Versuch, sich mit Rainer Schüttler abzuklatschen, geriet der energiegeladene Kiefer ins Stolpern. Er konnte es kaum noch abwarten, wäre fast gestürzt, wurde von seinem Kollegen aufgefangen, ballte aber sofort wieder die Fäuste. "Ich wollte es unbedingt, ich wollte es mit aller Gewalt", sagte Kiefer.

Nichts sollte ihn an diesem Tag davon abhalten, sich den Kindheitstraum zu erfüllen. "Ich bin da draußen zum Tier geworden", sagte der Holzmindener. Die glücklicherweise nur kurze Mutation sollte sich lohnen. Ein paar Sekunden nach Kiefers Emotionsausbruch lagen sich die Deutschen in den Armen. "Eine olympische Medaille ist einzigartig" sagte Kiefer, und das Finale am Samstag gegen die Chilenen Fernando Gonzales und Nicolas Massu könnte das Einzigartige sogar noch einmal steigern. "Gold", fand Rainer Schüttler, "Gold steht über allem."

Was ihnen Olympia bedeutet? Das ist eine beliebte Frage an die Tennisprofis, weil ihr Turnier besonders kritisch beobachtet wird. Weil sich bei den Herren die topgesetzten Spieler allesamt vorzeitig verabschiedet haben, waren mal wieder Zweifel darüber aufkommen, wie ernsthaft die Tennisspieler das olympische Turnier nehmen. "Bis auf Agassi und Hewitt haben hier alle mitgespielt, das sagt doch alles", meinte Schüttler, der im Einzel gleich in der ersten Runde verloren hatte. Dieses Mißgeschick ist ihm in diesem Jahr schon bei 15 Turnieren unterlaufen, doch am Donnerstag abend schien alles plötzlich vergessen. "Zum einen war die Saison ja ohnehin nicht so schlecht, sondern die zweitbeste meiner Karriere bislang", fand Schüttler, aber jetzt sei diese Saison ohnehin einzigartig. "Diese Medaille kann mir keiner mehr nehmen, das ist ein Höhepunkt meiner Laufbahn", sagte der Korbacher.

In vier Jahren will er ihn nach Möglichkeit in Peking noch einmal erleben, denn Olympia sei eben etwas ganz Besonderes: "Ich kann in vier Jahren 16 Grand-Slam-Turniere spielen, aber Olympia ist nur einmal alle vier Jahre. Das ist ein unvergleichlicher Traum, hier mitmachen zu dürfen", Die Geschichte vom Kindheitstraum hört man natürlich oft in diesen Tagen in Athen. Auch Nicolas Kiefer erzählte sie, mit den großen leuchtenden Augen eines Kind, das die Bescherung an Weihnachten kaum noch abwarten kann. "Am liebsten würde ich mir die Medaille sofort umhängen lassen", sagte er, und vor allem will er sich nach Möglichkeit nie mehr davon trennen: "Ich will diese Medaille demnächst immer bei mir haben." Und daß er sie nicht alleine bekommt, sei überaus praktisch. "Dann hat man gleich einen, mit dem man feiern und anstoßen kann", sagte Kiefer.

Mit dem Erfolg der beiden Deutschen mußte man nicht unbedingt rechnen, denn bei den Turnieren auf der Profitour spielen sie nur selten zusammen. Als deshalb nicht gesetztes Duo mußten sie sich gegen eine Reihe von stärker eingeschätzten und vor allem eingespielten Doppeln durchsetzen. Gleich in der zweiten Runde schalteten sie die Australier Wayne Arthurs/Todd Woodbridge (an Position 2 gesetzt) aus, danach die Israeli Erlich/Ram (8) und schließlich die beiden Inder (5) aus.


Das größte Finale ihrer Karriere
"Wir haben uns von Runde zu Runde gesteigert", sagte Kiefer und rühmte vor allem die Harmonie: "Wenn es mir mal nicht lief, hat Rainer mich aufgebaut, wenn er einen Hänger hatte, war ich für ihn da. Und heute haben wir ziemlich perfekt gespielt." Bei manchem Zuschauer waren nach dem Matchball Erinnerungen an 1992 aufgekommen, als Boris Becker und Michael Stich sich nach dem Gewinn der Goldmedaille in den Armen lagen. "Das kann man wohl nicht vergleichen", sagte Schüttler schmunzelnd.

Das kann man aus vielerlei Gründen nicht vergleichen. Denn im Gegensatz zu Kiefer und Schüttler waren Becker und Stich vor zwölf Jahren alles andere als befreundet und hatten als Einzelspieler schon große Triumphe bei Grand-Slam-Turnieren gefeiert. Da kam olympisches Gold nur als schmückendes Beiwerk daher, für das man kurz Kompromisse einging. Für Nicolas Kiefer und Rainer Schüttler ist dieses Endspiel am Sonntag dagegen das größte Finale ihrer Karriere. Vermutlich kann sich dann auch der Zuschauer in Deutschland ein Bild davon machen. Das Halbfinale wurde zum Entsetzen der Fernsehkollegen auf einem Platz ausgetragen, auf dem keine Kameras installiert sind. Auch das wohl ein großer Unterschied zu 1992: Bei Becker/Stich wäre das undenkbar gewesen.

tangerine_dream
08-21-2004, 08:52 PM
The men's doubles final is about to begin on USA Network!!!! This is an excellent chance for the Germans to medal in gold, the Chileans have got to be tired (plus, Gonzo's ankle could be sore after twisting it yesterday).

GO GO GO KIWI AND RAINER!!!!! GO FOR THE GOLD!!!!! :banana: :bounce: :dance:

rrfnpump
08-21-2004, 09:48 PM
26 23* .... they are playing sooooooooooo horrible at the moment! Especially Rainer! But both are playing very bad :( :mad: No volley winner, no return in....:sad: FIGHT GUYS!

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 10:18 PM
1 set all now! GO Kiefer/Schuettler!!! :D

Neely
08-22-2004, 12:49 AM
too bad Kiwi and Rainer didn't take the Gold home, but Silver is also worth something... at first I was very disappointed, but now I'm realizing what it really means! :clap2:

knight_ley
08-22-2004, 04:57 AM
initially i was heartbroken, but then i got back to where i was before this game even started... before the tie break even... that the silver medal is sooooooooooooooooo much more than i EVER expected. EVER. i didn't even let the idea of a gold medal come into my head until the tie break. and i wish i hadn't even then. but by the time the game was over i was back to my zen zone of being happy with everything. he just looked so crushed it broke my heart. i hope that he realizes now how great he did and how proud of him everyone is. please, the top players in the sport dont have ANY medal, let alone a silver. :worship:

kfh_9118
08-22-2004, 05:04 AM
Congrats on the great accomplishment for both Kiwi and Rainer

Silver is indeed a very good achievement. We all are so proud of you both :D

Hope this great form will continue in US Open :)

rrfnpump
08-22-2004, 09:02 AM
:sad:

tangerine_dream
08-22-2004, 03:48 PM
Awww, Kiwi and Rainer almost had the match in their hands, but almost is not enough :banghead:

Excellent effort by the Germans. :bigclap: I am sorry that they lost gold, but they WON the silver and that's a huge accomplishment. They are Olympic champions and nobody can take that away from them. Thanks to them for giving us a great men's doubles final. Be proud, Kiwi and Rainer!! :bowdown:

Neely
08-22-2004, 11:17 PM
in Germany we have a saying that translates approximately like the following:

"If you're fighting, you still may come up empty-handed at the end, but if you don't even try to fight, you already have nothing before it began."


Kiwi may not stop fighting, he has to realise that he has to keep it up in his next time, and the next match could be already the one when it pays off.

sol
08-22-2004, 11:40 PM
Good work, Kiwi! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/sport/2.gif

Space Cowgirl
08-23-2004, 10:17 AM
in Germany we have a saying that translates approximately like the following:

"If you're fighting, you still may come up empty-handed at the end, but if you don't even try to fight, you already have nothing before it began."


Kiwi may not stop fighting, he has to realise that he has to keep it up in his next time, and the next match could be already the one when it pays off.

I really hope so, Neely. I thought he played great in the match, he was so fired up. Then afterwards he looked like he wanted to kill himself :sad: . The tv commentator said that he looked like "the suffering Jesus" on the podium :) So true.

piya
08-23-2004, 03:06 PM
Men's Tennis Doubles
Germans Crushed After Epic Match
In a five-set match that reached high drama long after midnight, Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schüttler fought hard to live up to Germany's former tennis legends. But in the end, it was the Chileans who celebrated their first-ever Olympic gold.

Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez won Chile's first ever Olympic gold medal when they beat Germany's Kiefer and Schüttler 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (9/7) 6-4 in the men's doubles final.

Long into the night, the German duo played hard to come out of the shadows of their legendary countrymen, Boris Becker and Michael Stich, who took home gold in the event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. When the match was over at 2:39 a.m. Athens time, their disappointment was clearly visible. Nicolas Kiefer just buried his head and cried tears of exhaustion and frustration, while Schüttler just stared stoically at the court, unable to comprehend his fate.

The two young Germans were so close to matching their childhood heroes. After a surprise advance into the final, their dreams were clearly set on gold. "Ahead of the tournament, I would have been very happy with silver. Now I'm only disappointed," Kiefer confided, watching Gozalez and Masssu throwing themselves into each other's arms and rolling on the court.

"It is so brutal. Such a chance only comes once in a lifetime," Kiefer lamented.

Close call

Gold was within the Germans' reach: After four sets, the fifth set tie-breaker was a center-court drama. The Germans started the set out strong, leading 6:2, but then the Chileans saved four match points and pulled ahead when Schüttler's return on the third match ball went long. "At 6:2 in the tie-breaker, I thought we had it made, but now I'm speechless," said the German's team coach Patrik Kühnen, when the Chileans broke through the tie-breaker.

In the end, Kiefer and Schüttler were crushed, watching their "childhood dream" slip away. But their opponents rejoiced, especially Gonzalez, who had spent a total of seven hours on the court after winning bronze in the men's singles on Saturday.

Comforting words from tennis legends

Watching the match from afar, Germany's tennis legends were full of comforting words for Kiefer and Schüttler. "It's too bad, but that's the way it is in sports. In a few days, I hope they will realize that silver is a great accomplishment," Stich said in a message.

Boris Becker, despite retirement still Germany's most prominent tennis star, told his younger countrymen to focus on the positive aspects: "The boys played excellent, and we have a world-class double team. I myself learned the most out of my losses. If they can overcome them, they'll be even stronger."

Kiefer-fan Steffi Graf also sent her words of support after the match. "We really wanted it (gold) for them. Andre and I really like Nicolas Kiefer. He has such a big fighting heart, a lot of talent, and he's such a great guy," the wife of US tennis star Andre Agassi said.

Silver as incentive

In a week the US Open begins and the German team is ready to go for victory. "I'm taking my medal with me to New York," Kiefer said Sunday on his way back home to Hanover. The silver will serve as a reminder and incentive, he said: "I don't ever want to relive such a terrible loss."

For the Chilean team, the gold in doubles is spurring Massu on to bring home another Olympic win when he faces off against Mardy Fish of the United States in men's singles final on Sunday. (ktz)

RodFan08
08-23-2004, 03:41 PM
Thanx for the report piya, such a shame they lost. I'm still sad about it:(

knight_ley
08-23-2004, 03:52 PM
thanks for posting that. i love that kief is taking the silver medal to new york with him! now if anyone gives him sass, he can just whip it out! go kief !!! :kiss:

sol
08-23-2004, 05:48 PM
Thanks for the article! :D

<<"It is so brutal. Such a chance only comes once in a lifetime," Kiefer lamented.>>

I understand the Kiwi’s frustration. Nico still is young and maybe has another opportunity, hopefully. I Know, this is more painful than to lose in first round, since they felt so near Olympic gold and inclusively they had 4 MPS and did not obtain it. They left in the way the great pairs of players to open the draw and to have this big chance. Kiwi has been very unfortunate in finals, but this has been but the hardest for him. Nevertheless, Kiwi is very talented, he must stay focused and not to lose the compass as this it has been his best year since 1999.

Perhaps, his weakness is to handle the pressure in decisive matches and needs to still work this aspect of his game.


<<"I don't ever want to relive such a terrible loss.">>

I agree. He is a professional and the one must leave to a side his disappointment and put his focus in the USO, and the remainder of the ATP season.

<<“The TV commentator said that he looked like "the suffering Jesus" on the podium”>>

This is a logical reaction since they longed for gold. Mardy also cried on the podium.. Nobody wants to lose in a so momentous match!.
:sad:

Go Kiwi. Good luck for the USO. :wavey:

kiwiteami
08-25-2004, 01:14 AM
I LOVE U NICOLAS...you are still the Olympian with the golden heart to us!

Neely
08-25-2004, 01:36 AM
I LOVE U NICOLAS...you are still the Olympian with the golden heart to us!
welcome at the forum :wavey:

and BTW... this was a very good first post and I'm glad you found the way to his forum :yeah: :clap2:

kiwiteami
08-25-2004, 02:03 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome.I just wanted to say that I had the chnace to know Nicolas a little in real life and he is so adorable,loving and he takes the time to talk to you.Tennis players are NOT all like that.He is a very concentrated on his game and doesn,t spend his time at the hotel bar..like other players..And Rainer is nice too.

Neely
08-25-2004, 02:13 AM
exactly, I'm glad you got it right and share the same views like I do about his person.
It's good to see that there are enough people who are also considering his personality off-court and noticed that he is really loving and warmhearted, and not just judge him by his behaviour while playing on court (yes, he occasionally breaks rackets... yes, he is swearing... yes, he is arguing calls...) what mostly leads to a negative impression.

yes, I agree also on Rainer. In my eyes, he is a great person, too! :worship:

RodFan08
08-25-2004, 02:28 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome.I just wanted to say that I had the chnace to know Nicolas a little in real life and he is so adorable,loving and he takes the time to talk to you.Tennis players are NOT all like that.He is a very concentrated on his game and doesn,t spend his time at the hotel bar..like other players..And Rainer is nice too.

How close were u w/ him? How did u meet him? That's so cool that u met him & more importantly he seems really cool. Glad I'm not the only new comer here. Hope u enjoy u're time in the German Tennis forum. I know Neely already said it,but welcome :wavey: :)

knight_ley
08-25-2004, 06:36 AM
aww :banana:

Space Cowgirl
08-25-2004, 03:56 PM
I've just been to check out Kiwi's homepage, and have to say :worship: , it's really good! It seems like he posts there nearly every day and reads what people are writing in the guestbook too. :yeah: Kiwi!

kiwiteami
08-25-2004, 09:21 PM
Hi people.I just checked the US Open website and Nicolas is seeded no 19.It is so great.I hope that he'll do well there..he is already in NY! There was a person on the board asking me about how I met him.Well,last year in cincinnati I saw him at the hotel and asked for a pic in french and he was very friendly.In miami this year,the elevator door openned at my hotel..and there he was.We started talking again and finally we met again in toronto and cincinnati this year.He was a sweetheart,wishing me happy birthday (asking how old I was!),giving infos about the good restos around,talking to me during each practice and finally kissing me and hugging me before he left.He is adorable.Ok I DO have a major crush on him.The guy is NOT stupid he surely has noticed! But he is NOT what you see on court.And he is smart..unlike other tennis players..lol.so it is my story,he promised me passes when we will see each other again but dON'T go talk to him in groups..he hates that..be alone..you,ll see.You should see my latest pic with him,I am basically clued to him..ah the luck girl who has him! lol

Neely
08-25-2004, 10:10 PM
you must be kidding me? Kiwi kissed and hugged you? :eek:
I'm jaleous now :sad: ;)

kiwiteami
08-26-2004, 01:25 AM
Hello..well our Nicolas is playing a qualifier in the first round of the US Open,then probably it will be Rusedki and then maybe Thomas Johansson..which is weird cause in toronto and cincinnati they were always practicing together.

Yes it is TRue he did hugged me and kissed me.I had a strapless dress on and it almost fell off! :p Then we took the picture...with my dress like that! And I forgot he wrote on a towel happy birthday in french to me. :angel: You can email 2 of my pals who were there.I know that I became all red :kiss: Kiwi is basically a genuine nice guy and when you cheer for him,he likes it and he was ultra nice.Why can,t I find a guy like that here! :mad:

RodFan08
08-26-2004, 01:53 AM
I know I'm jealous too lol. kiwiteami, u are the luckiest girl. Wish I was in u're position. He's seems real cool. That just makes me an even bigger fan now, now that I know he's so friendly. If he kissed me I wouldn't wash the part of my face again lol. U should have slipped in a little kiss u're self jk :hearts: :lol:

kiwiteami
08-26-2004, 02:14 AM
GO KIWI :clap2: you know,the man is so concentrrated with his game right now he might actually go really far at the US Open and it would be really great if he could make it to Houston..hell I would go! :drool: bTW girls,I know that I was lucky but,the guy has a few fans because maybe of the image of bad temper he has when playing but he is not like that.I gave him (cause I got drunk one night!) a stuffed animal with a card and left it at the hotel lobby.Well the next day I went to see him practice (early and ALWAYS 10am..always) he came straight to me and with a huge smile he thanked me and told me that he loved the little dog.I know..I am crazy :crazy: but life is short and he is not a macho snob ..like sOMe tennis players (Gaudio,Kuerten,mOya) No offence if you like them but I saw things in the hotel bar..wow..lol Nicolas doesn,t go to the bar but his coach did.He is very nice and even bought me a drink.At first he didn,t like me but when he left he even shook my hand..the man smokes and drinks..lol..whatever works for Kiwi.I have no shame!! :wavey: Gez i am going to 5 tournaments next year.good luck to him..lol :angel:

RodFan08
08-26-2004, 02:26 AM
HA HA. It's funny what u did when u were drunk. Thanx for makin me laugh. He seems to be very guy next door. I'm pleased to here that. He bought u a drink? Wow, most tennis players will thank thier fans, but buy them a drink? He must have thought u were cool. U should feel really "special" lol.

RodFan08
08-26-2004, 02:28 AM
kiwiteami, u seem like u've seen him play alot. If so, again u're a lucky girl. Where have u seen him play so often? Just curious, cause I haven't even seen him play in real life once:)

kiwiteami
08-26-2004, 02:44 AM
To answer to your question,the guy has been in my face for more than 5 years bUT I wasn,t interested cause I thought like a lot of people that he had a bad temper.But I have seen hin play in memphis,miami,toronto,montreal,
cincinnati and long island..next year indianapolis too.You WANT to go there and cheer for him because you see that he gives the effort.he cares about his job.He is NOT lazy..he wants to win.That is why he is not satisfied with the silver medal.BTW,he didn,t buy me the drink,his coach did. :wavey:

RodFan08
08-26-2004, 02:53 AM
What do u mean the guy has been in u're face for 5 years? Are u saying Nico played where lived/tried to talk to u? Sorry, I miss understand what u were saying:) But it's nice that u got to know him for what he is:)

By the way, have u taken pics of him. If so can u post them? I can make a thread! called Kiwi Fan pics or something. I luv fan pics & I'm sure everyone would luv to see them, if u have taken some:)

kiwiteami
08-26-2004, 03:05 AM
Ok my last post before i go to bed.I said he was in my face like.you know he was always around at the hotels where I was, and I just went to a couple of his matches or practices..but that was it,i just thought that he had a bad temper.He is a hard worker.Nobody is perfect but he is a nice guy,a hard worker.As for my pics (I have 3) he is wearing regular clothes (jeans and a t-shirt on 2 of them)..I don,t have a scanner.I have to find one and I'll email them to you no problem.He looks HOT in all of them but the last one that I have with him,he was leaving for germany and he had just taken a shower cause his hair was still wet...HOT :silly: Ok enough with the obsession for tonight I'm off to bed. :wavey:

RodFan08
08-26-2004, 03:12 AM
I would realy appreciate that :wavey: Good night :)

knight_ley
08-26-2004, 05:59 AM
omg you guys with your stories........... i want to go up to the US Open to see him, and possibly meet him if i could find out when / where he was practicing, but the issue is finding someone to go with me. i have zero friends that like tennis, and the only friends i could get to go with me only like andy roddick. blah. one of my friends is a maybe to go, but i dont konw when to go up to see him practice. i went up 2 years ago and by luck met Andre Agassi, but that was for Arthur Ashe Kids Day... he was leaving to go play on a practice court. UGH! If anyone has ANY advice on finding out when / where Kief would be practicing and if I can get in to watch him, PLEASE let me know. We're planning on going to at least one match, but if I can meet him, I would die. lol........ Thanks in advance :)

kek
08-26-2004, 11:59 AM
Why don't you go to the open by yourself? If you really want to see him and waiting for a friend to go with could hinder your chances of ever going and seeing him play live.

I have tons of pictures of Nicolas that I have taken. These are from Miami this year. I haven't added wimbledon yet in my albums.

http://www.ofoto.com/BrowsePhotos.jsp?&collid=296473674103&page=1&sort_order=0

knight_ley
08-26-2004, 01:17 PM
cuz first of all its like 2 hours away, and i have someone going to the final with me... its finding someone to just go up to try and meet him, but i dont even know if thats a possibility. one of my friends said she'd go up wiht me if there's a chance she'd see andy, so if i find out when he is practicing and if i can get in to practices, then i'm just gonna tell her andy will be there too... haha... who knows? maybe he will be practicing thta day too... lol...

knight_ley
08-26-2004, 01:27 PM
Why don't you go to the open by yourself? If you really want to see him and waiting for a friend to go with could hinder your chances of ever going and seeing him play live.

I have tons of pictures of Nicolas that I have taken. These are from Miami this year. I haven't added wimbledon yet in my albums.

http://www.ofoto.com/BrowsePhotos.jsp?&collid=296473674103&page=1&sort_order=0

your pix are amazing! how did you get into the practices?

kek
08-26-2004, 02:02 PM
your pix are amazing! how did you get into the practices?


Practice courts are very easy to take pictures. I have never had problems viewing practices. Some tournaments might might it hard to view with high fences or closed courts but in all they are very accessible.

I have been to the USO lots of times and practice courts are somewhat easy to see the players. Seriously, if you only live 2 hours away, I would be there this week watching practice. It is free and players just walking around the grounds. I have lots of pictures of USO a week prior.

In my albums, click on the view albums tabs and I have around 15 albums of pictures dating back from 2001, I think.

RodFan08
08-26-2004, 03:42 PM
Hey kek, sent u a private message. Let me know if u get it:)

sol
08-26-2004, 05:23 PM
Why don't you go to the open by yourself? If you really want to see him and waiting for a friend to go with could hinder your chances of ever going and seeing him play live.

I have tons of pictures of Nicolas that I have taken. These are from Miami this year. I haven't added wimbledon yet in my albums.

http://www.ofoto.com/BrowsePhotos.jsp?&collid=296473674103&page=1&sort_order=0
Thanks for the photos, Kek.:D I have got photos of the Nasdaq 100 as well, but not in this laptop. I’ll post some pics soon, bar those where I’m next to the players. ;)

RodFan08
08-26-2004, 05:48 PM
Thanks for the photos, Kek.:D I have got photos of the Nasdaq 100 as well, but not in this laptop. I’ll post some pics soon, bar those where I’m next to the players. ;)

Can u post them in the Nico Fan Pics thread, Please. I would really appreciate it:)

kek
08-26-2004, 06:12 PM
I'll post more in his fan pics. I have a few years worth. I just need to add wimbledon in my pictures. Give me a day or so to do this :D

RodFan08
08-26-2004, 07:24 PM
That's so cool! Can't wait to see them:) Thanx

kiwiteami
08-26-2004, 09:39 PM
Hi people.God I would love to go to the US Open with the person going there..when are u going exactly?? I don,t think that I can but..u never know! I know that he practices very early.And why don,t you go alone.Are you very young? You know my friends don,t like him and I did the first move I went there and talked to him.If he doesn,t know you,he won,t go to you and start talking to you..for sure.I will try and scan my pics for the week end..if I can get a scanner.I am little shy to put my face on the internet so i might cut myself out..or maybe not..still don't know.I am no model...!

knight_ley
08-26-2004, 11:08 PM
[QUOTE=kek]Seriously, if you only live 2 hours away, I would be there this week watching practice. It is free and players just walking around the grounds. I have lots of pictures of USO a week prior.[QUOTE]

Unfortunately I just found that out reading you write that. Ha. And seeing as I work tomorrow and Saturday and Sunday, I guess I won't be meeting Kiefer still. It's been years since I've liked him, and I didnt really think about meeting him cuz I didnt know anyone who had. And now one of my friends met him in Canada so now its all hitting me how badly I'd like to meet him. But I do have tickets to go up to the Open, so maybe another day I'll be able to get to his match, or maybe he'll be in the final! And then I'll see him!

But thanks for that info. I will definately use it in the future :)

kiwiteami
08-27-2004, 01:28 AM
"It's been years since I've liked him, and I didnt really think about meeting him cuz I didnt know anyone who had. And now one of my friends met him in Canada so now its all hitting me how badly I'd like to meet him" quote

You know I was like that younger (19) with another tennis player (Philippoussis).I thought that I was going to die in front of him and it took me like 2 years before even asking for an autograph.But I got to know him a little and well,I wonderred why I wasted my time following him,cause well he is pretty lazy.He has always been nice to me and I've known him for years and he even knew my birthday too but unlike Nicolas he just said Happy birthday and he always reconized me (after more than 6 years following him!) still maybe something he said JUST a hello.So go ahead,approach him (not after a match,he is in his own world!) .Just tell yourself that he is a regular guy..ok he is way hot (sorry just had to add that! :devil: ) but you can do it.

Neely
08-27-2004, 04:24 PM
27.08.2004: Das wäre mir nie passiert...!
Wahnsinn! Da gewinnt der Massu zwei Mal Gold in Athen und läßt die Medaillen dann bei der Abreise unter seinem Kopfkissen liegen. Mensch, das wäre mir nie passiert...

Vergangenheit. Die Gegenwart heißt New York, diese absolut geile Stadt. Aber zum sight seeing ist kein Raum. Mein Körper spielt noch völlig verrückt. Mal streikt er, dann bin ich völlig platt. Dann fühle ich mich plötzlich top fit. Meine Schlafenszeit ist von 21 Uhr bis 5 Uhr. Ich muß den Streß der letzten Wochen ablegen, werde auch mein Training bis Montag reduzieren, damit sich mein Körper gut erholen kann.

Bis bald - Euer KIWI
That wouldn't have happened to me...
oh my God, Massu won two Gold medals in Athens and when leaving he forgot them under his pillow. That would have never happened to me....

That's past, the present is New York, an absolutely great city. But there is no time for sight seeing. My body is still acting up. Sometimes it's striking, sometimes I'm just feeling flat. Then again I feel completely fit. I'm sleeping from 21:00 to 5:00 o'clock. I have to get ridden of the stress of the last weeks, I will also reduce practise times until Monday to help my body recovering from it.

_______________________________________

that doesn't sound too good to be honest :rolleyes: ... if he's not fit and not mentally present any opponent could mean a loss for him, even a qualifier, and at latest, in the 2nd round, when a potentiel Rusedski matchup is waiting, he would have to play well.

kiwiteami
08-27-2004, 09:24 PM
Hi does someone speaks german cause there is this new interview and my translator doesn't work..here it is:
Medienspiegel zur Übersicht

27.08.2004 -
Nicolas Kiefer: ''Ich bin bereit!''

Das verlorene Doppelfinale bei den Olympischen Spielen spukt Nicolas Kiefer immer noch im Kopf herum. "Daran werde ich ewig denken. Es war meine bislang größte Niederlage und zugleich der bislang größte Erfolg", meint der 27-Jährige im Sport1-Interview. Aber das muss der Niedersachse jetzt abhaken, denn die US Open starten am 30. August.

2003 kam das Aus in Flushing Meadows bereits in der zweiten Runde mit 1:6, 5:7, 6:2 und 4:6 gegen Rainer Schüttler. "Auf jeden Fall bin ich fit und bereit, mehr zu erreichen als im Vorjahr", sagt Kiefer, der im Jahr 2000 sein bestes Ergebnis in New York erreichte, als er bis in die Runde der letzten Acht kam.

Und die Hartplatz-Saison in den Vereingten Staaten verlief recht vielversprechend für den Rechtshänder. Kiefer erreichte das Finale in Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Scottsdale. Das gab viel Selbstvertrauen.

Sport1: Die US Open stehen an. Was haben Sie sich für das Turnier vorgenommen?

Nicolas Kiefer: Zuerst einmal muß ich die Emotionalität der Olympischen Spiele ablegen. Die US Open sind ja eines meiner Lieblingsturniere. In den USA habe ich zuletzt immer gut gespielt. Ich möchte gut ins Turnier hineinkommen und dann wird man weitersehen.

Sport1: Wie ist die Form? Was haben Sie nach Athen gemacht?

Kiefer: Wie die Form ist, wird man sehen, wenn es los geht. Auf jeden Fall bin ich fit und bereit, mehr zu erreichen als im Vorjahr, als ja in der zweiten Runde Schluß war. Nach Athen habe ich erst einmal Frustbewältigung betrieben, um mich nun über Silber freuen zu können. Ich war zwei Tage zu Hause und dann ging es schon wieder los.

Sport1: Kurzer Rückblick - bei den Olympischen Spielen gab es ein denkwürdiges Finale im Doppel. Haben Sie die bittere Niederlage schon verdaut - oder denken Sie immer noch daran?

Kiefer: Verdaut ja, denken werde ich ewig daran. Es war meine bislang größte Niederlage und zugleich der bislang größte Erfolg. Dieses Spagat muß man sich einmal überlegen - Wahnsinn!

Sport1: Danach gab es bittere Tränen. Ging Ihnen das so sehr zu Herzen - vor allem weil es die Olympischen Spiele nur alle vier Jahre gibt?

Kiefer: Ja, dazu habe ich ja schon viel gesagt. Ich habe mich im Olympischen Dorf so wohl gefühlt und wollte meinen Traum von Gold verwirklichen. Dann haben wir verloren und ich musste - weil eben die US Open riefen - mitten in der Nacht praktisch durch die Hintertür das Dorf verlassen. Auf diesem Weg möchte ich mich bei den vielen Sportlern, mit denen ich eine so gigantische Zeit hatte, noch verabschieden: see you in Peking 2008!

Sport1: Bitter waren vor allem die vier Matchbälle im Tie Break. So etwas wird Ihnen wohl (hoffentlich) nie wieder passieren. Was haben Sie daraus gelernt?

Kiefer: Daraus kann man nichts lernen. Denn wir haben die Matchbälle ja nicht vergeben, sondern die Chilenen haben sie abgewehrt. Wir haben uns absolut nichts vorzuwerfen. (Mehr zu "Kiwi" unter www.nicolaskiefer.de)

Sport1: Im Einzel kam das Aus im Achtelfinale gegen Youzhny in drei Sätzen - war das unnötig?

Kiefer: Nein, es ging nicht mehr. Ich war mit einer Mittelohr-Entzündung nach Athen gekommen und konnte kaum trainieren. Dann die Belastungen mit Einzel und Doppel. Meine Lehre daraus: Bei Grand Slam Turnieren werde ich kein Doppel mehr spielen. Die These daraus, Rainer und ich würden 'nie mehr im Doppel antreten', die an mancher Stelle gezogen wurde, ist Blödsinn. Schon beim Daviscup in Bratislava werden wir wieder gemeinsam für Deutschland antreten - falls wir nominiert werden.

Sport1: Ansonsten stimmte die Form zuletzt - Finalist in Indianapolis, LA, Memphis und Scottsdale in diesem Jahr. Bringt das neues Selbstvertrauen und neuen Mut?

Kiefer: Ja klar. Ich bin bereit und kann das hoffentlich bei den US Open auch zeigen!

Das Gespräch führte Frihtjof Bublitz



Ältere Medienberichte gibt es im Archiv

tHANK YOU

Neely
08-28-2004, 12:55 AM
..
Das verlorene Doppelfinale bei den Olympischen Spielen spukt Nicolas Kiefer immer noch im Kopf herum. "Daran werde ich ewig denken. Es war meine bislang größte Niederlage und zugleich der bislang größte Erfolg", meint der 27-Jährige im Sport1-Interview. Aber das muss der Niedersachse jetzt abhaken, denn die US Open starten am 30. August.

The lost doubles final at the Olympics is still in Nicolas Kiefer's mind. "I will remember it forever. It was my biggest defeat and at the same time by biggest success so far", said the 27 year-old in his Spor1-interview. But the Niedersachse has to forget about this because the US Open start at 30th August.

2003 kam das Aus in Flushing Meadows bereits in der zweiten Runde mit 1:6, 5:7, 6:2 und 4:6 gegen Rainer Schüttler. "Auf jeden Fall bin ich fit und bereit, mehr zu erreichen als im Vorjahr", sagt Kiefer, der im Jahr 2000 sein bestes Ergebnis in New York erreichte, als er bis in die Runde der letzten Acht kam.

2003 the end in Flushing Meadows already came in the 2nd round with 1:6 5:7 6:2 4:6 against Rainer Schüttler. "I'm ready to reach more than the last year before", Kiefer said, who had his best result in New York in 2000 as he reached the round of the last eight.

Und die Hartplatz-Saison in den Vereingten Staaten verlief recht vielversprechend für den Rechtshänder. Kiefer erreichte das Finale in Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Scottsdale. Das gab viel Selbstvertrauen.

The US hardcourt season was pretty promising for the right-hander. Kiefer reached the final in Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Scottsdale. That gives a lot of confidence.

Sport1: Die US Open stehen an. Was haben Sie sich für das Turnier vorgenommen?

Nicolas Kiefer: Zuerst einmal muß ich die Emotionalität der Olympischen Spiele ablegen. Die US Open sind ja eines meiner Lieblingsturniere. In den USA habe ich zuletzt immer gut gespielt. Ich möchte gut ins Turnier hineinkommen und dann wird man weitersehen.

Sport1: The US Open are coming. What's your goal for this tournament?
Kiefer: First of all, I have to lay off the emotions of the Olympics. The US Open are one of my favorite tournaments. I recently played very well on US soil. I want to start well into the tournament and then we will see.

Sport1: Wie ist die Form? Was haben Sie nach Athen gemacht?

Kiefer: Wie die Form ist, wird man sehen, wenn es los geht. Auf jeden Fall bin ich fit und bereit, mehr zu erreichen als im Vorjahr, als ja in der zweiten Runde Schluß war. Nach Athen habe ich erst einmal Frustbewältigung betrieben, um mich nun über Silber freuen zu können. Ich war zwei Tage zu Hause und dann ging es schon wieder los.

Sport1: How is your form? What did you do after Athens?
Kiefer: I have to see how my form is when it's starting. I'm ready to reach more than the last year when it was already over in the 2nd round. After Athens I first of all tried to handle my frustrations and to be happy with silver. I was at home for two days and then I started off again.

Sport1: Kurzer Rückblick - bei den Olympischen Spielen gab es ein denkwürdiges Finale im Doppel. Haben Sie die bittere Niederlage schon verdaut - oder denken Sie immer noch daran?

Kiefer: Verdaut ja, denken werde ich ewig daran. Es war meine bislang größte Niederlage und zugleich der bislang größte Erfolg. Dieses Spagat muß man sich einmal überlegen - Wahnsinn!

Sport1: At the Olympis there was a memorable final. Did you already stomach that or do you still think of this match?
Kiefer: I've stomached it, but I will remember it forever. It was my biggest defeat and at the same time my biggest succes. You have to imagine this span, brutal!


Sport1: Danach gab es bittere Tränen. Ging Ihnen das so sehr zu Herzen - vor allem weil es die Olympischen Spiele nur alle vier Jahre gibt?

Kiefer: Ja, dazu habe ich ja schon viel gesagt. Ich habe mich im Olympischen Dorf so wohl gefühlt und wollte meinen Traum von Gold verwirklichen. Dann haben wir verloren und ich musste - weil eben die US Open riefen - mitten in der Nacht praktisch durch die Hintertür das Dorf verlassen. Auf diesem Weg möchte ich mich bei den vielen Sportlern, mit denen ich eine so gigantische Zeit hatte, noch verabschieden: see you in Peking 2008!

Sport1: After that, there were bitter tears. Did it emotionally touch you that hard, especially in respect that the Olympics is just every four years?
Kiefer: yes, I've already said a lot about that. I felt so well in the Olympic village and I wanted to make my dream about Olympic Gold come true. Then we lost and I had to leave the Olympic village virtually throught the backdoor because the US Open were waiting. On this way, I also want to say good bye to so many athlets with whom all I had such a gigantic time: see you in Peking 2008!


Sport1: Bitter waren vor allem die vier Matchbälle im Tie Break. So etwas wird Ihnen wohl (hoffentlich) nie wieder passieren. Was haben Sie daraus gelernt?

Kiefer: Daraus kann man nichts lernen. Denn wir haben die Matchbälle ja nicht vergeben, sondern die Chilenen haben sie abgewehrt. Wir haben uns absolut nichts vorzuwerfen. (Mehr zu "Kiwi" unter www.nicolaskiefer.de)

Sport1: Extremely sad have been those four match points in the tiebreak. Something like that will hopefully never happen to you again. What did you learn from that?
Kiefer: You can't learn anything from this defeat because we didn't waste the match points, the Chileans defended them. We have absolutely nothing to blame us.

Sport1: Im Einzel kam das Aus im Achtelfinale gegen Youzhny in drei Sätzen - war das unnötig?

Kiefer: Nein, es ging nicht mehr. Ich war mit einer Mittelohr-Entzündung nach Athen gekommen und konnte kaum trainieren. Dann die Belastungen mit Einzel und Doppel. Meine Lehre daraus: Bei Grand Slam Turnieren werde ich kein Doppel mehr spielen. Die These daraus, Rainer und ich würden 'nie mehr im Doppel antreten', die an mancher Stelle gezogen wurde, ist Blödsinn. Schon beim Daviscup in Bratislava werden wir wieder gemeinsam für Deutschland antreten - falls wir nominiert werden.

Sport1: In singles the defeat came against Youzhny in round 3 in three sets, was that unnecessary?
Kiefer: No, there wasn't more possible. I came to Athens with an inflamation of the middle ear and I could hardly practise. Then you have the strains in singles and doubles. My conclusion of that: At Grand Slams I won't play doubles anymore. The thesis that was put up by some people that Rainer and me will never play doubles again is wrong. If we get nominated we will play soon together in Davis Cup in Bratislava.

Sport1: Ansonsten stimmte die Form zuletzt - Finalist in Indianapolis, LA, Memphis und Scottsdale in diesem Jahr. Bringt das neues Selbstvertrauen und neuen Mut?

Kiefer: Ja klar. Ich bin bereit und kann das hoffentlich bei den US Open auch zeigen!

Sport1: Recently your form was great, finalist in Indianapolis, LA, Memphis and Scottsdale this year. Does this give more confidence and new courage?
Kiefer: Of course. I'm ready and I hope I can prove it at the US Open, too.

kiwiteami
08-28-2004, 03:21 AM
Thank you so much for the translation.God I have to start learning german! BTW I just got my new scanner I am going TO TRY and make it work for tomorrow and do best best to post my picture but please don,t laugh when you'll see my face..lol

RodFan08
08-28-2004, 03:36 AM
I(we) won't, I promise:) THanx for the translation Neely. Can't wait to see the pics. Just please make sure u post them in the Fan pics thread. not here, please. Again thanks for sharing u're pics w/ us:)

kiwiteami
08-28-2004, 04:04 AM
Well girls I did scan the pic,one for now) and I've been trying to put it where you told me to and I can't .I am so stupid when it comes to scanner and computers! :p Can someone help me,like I,ll email the pic to the person and she can put it there...PLEASE! you don,t want to see me..lol...but he really looks hot on the pic,

kiwiteami
08-28-2004, 04:15 AM
It is a post for KEK.I just looked at your pics and well..I might know you cause it looks like we were at the same place last year in montreal...you almost have the same pics as me! I was there too when Minnie Driver took Ginepri 's racquet and played..I have pics too! Plus in miami of this year,I have pics of Nicolas practicing too,exactly with the same outfit..WEIRD! :eek:

RodFan08
08-28-2004, 04:42 AM
Well girls I did scan the pic,one for now) and I've been trying to put it where you told me to and I can't .I am so stupid when it comes to scanner and computers! :p Can someone help me,like I,ll email the pic to the person and she can put it there...PLEASE! you don,t want to see me..lol...but he really looks hot on the pic,

I'm sorry, I missed what u were trying to do. Are u just trying to post u're pics, cut u're face out of them cause u're shy, what? I missed what the problem was. I'll try to help, but can u be a little more specific. If u have the pics u can email them to me & then I can post them if that's the problem. Whatever the problem is, I'll try to help :wavey:

knight_ley
08-28-2004, 05:03 AM
Thank you so much for the translation.God I have to start learning german! BTW I just got my new scanner I am going TO TRY and make it work for tomorrow and do best best to post my picture but please don,t laugh when you'll see my face..lol

wait, where was the translation? did i miss it? if so could someone repost it for me... *pretty please* i've been at work all day :(

Neely
08-28-2004, 08:39 AM
wait, where was the translation? did i miss it? if so could someone repost it for me... *pretty please* i've been at work all day :(
look at post #329 ;)

kek
08-28-2004, 01:25 PM
It is a post for KEK.I just looked at your pics and well..I might know you cause it looks like we were at the same place last year in montreal...you almost have the same pics as me! I was there too when Minnie Driver took Ginepri 's racquet and played..I have pics too! Plus in miami of this year,I have pics of Nicolas practicing too,exactly with the same outfit..WEIRD! :eek:


I haven't decided where I'm going next year. I usually go to Miami each year. Email me or private message me and perhaps we can meet up somewhere next year.

knight_ley
08-28-2004, 03:51 PM
..
lmfao... i didnt even notice that the blue was in english, i just saw all the german. lol... thanks :kiss:

kiwiteami
08-28-2004, 09:50 PM
hi Girls wel;l I've been trying like hell to just pOST my picture on the board and I can,t.It doesn,t work so BKM08 I can maybe e-mail it to you and you can see what you can do.Anyway email me to markteamo@aol.com.And to kEK,I am SO going to miami next year.I will book like next month,I booked a long time ago Memphis and I'm thinking of going TO Indianapolis.Since I live in montreal,I'll go!! lol :) you can email me too at the same email.Well I am going again to try to figure out the scanner!

Neely
08-29-2004, 04:00 AM
holy shit, Kiwi is really awesome and seems to have a lot of fun updating his page and reading comments in his guestbook!
A girl in his guestbook made an entry and said that it would be nice to see a pic of the silver medal and the crown and just one day later Kiwi did it! :D :woohoo:
so far it's only a small pic on the main page, but he refered to this girl's guest book entry and included a small pic already what shows AGAIN that he really reads the messages that users leave for him!
He also said that there will be more pics of Athens coming soon in the picture section (he probably needs his webmaster for that and can't do it on his own)

:worship: :worship: for Kiwi and his effort he puts into his homepage :worship: :worship:

RodFan08
08-29-2004, 06:24 AM
hi Girls wel;l I've been trying like hell to just pOST my picture on the board and I can,t.It doesn,t work so BKM08 I can maybe e-mail it to you and you can see what you can do.Anyway email me to markteamo@aol.com.And

I sent u my email, sorry I took so long :wavey:

RodFan08
08-29-2004, 06:28 AM
holy shit, Kiwi is really awesome and seems to have a lot of fun updating his page and reading comments in his guestbook!
A girl in his guestbook made an entry and said that it would be nice to see a pic of the silver medal and the crown and just one day later Kiwi did it! :D :woohoo:
so far it's only a small pic on the main page, but he refered to this girl's guest book entry and included a small pic already what shows AGAIN that he really reads the messages that users leave for him!
He also said that there will be more pics of Athens coming soon in the picture section (he probably needs his webmaster for that and can't do it on his own)

:worship: :worship: for Kiwi and his effort he puts into his homepage :worship: :worship:


Kiwi's great. It's nice that he puts effort into this himself. Thanx for telling me( those who can't speak German) about the plans for the site later on. It will be nice to see the pics from the Olympics on there. Again thanx, Neely for the info, I wouldn't have known unless u posted:)

Fee
08-29-2004, 05:58 PM
Thanks Neely. I really wish that he would do an English homepage, but I understand that things like that take time. Perhaps he will work on it in the off-season.

kiwiteami
08-30-2004, 01:26 AM
Hi girls,well Nicolas is set to play the second match monday on the Grandstand.Good luck to him.He won't be playing doubles here.Plus BHM08 I emailed you with my pic..and beautiful pic of you and Nicolas Fee..when was that taken?

sol
08-30-2004, 02:19 AM
Kiwi is between the "2004 ATP HARD COURT MATCH WINS LEADERS":

Andy Roddick 44-8
Lleyton Hewitt 33-5
Roger Federer 30-4
Nicolas Kiefer 29-13 :bounce:
Andre Agassi 26-7

Good luck against the French man Nicolas Mahut :bounce: :wavey:

Thanks for the news & pics :hug:

knight_ley
08-30-2004, 02:41 AM
Thanks Neely. I really wish that he would do an English homepage, but I understand that things like that take time. Perhaps he will work on it in the off-season.

eep! your pic with him is adorable! when did you meet him?! me wants the story!!!

:kiss:

Fee
08-30-2004, 05:35 AM
eep! your pic with him is adorable! when did you meet him?! me wants the story!!!

:kiss:

Oh thanks, I was getting a little tired of my old avatar. I first met Nic in Los Angeles in 2002 and did not really think much of him, we only said a sentence or two to each other. That picture was taken in April 2003 at the Houston tournament (the players serve drinks at the bar there). He actually spoke to me first, said he remembered my face, and wanted to know where we had met before. Nic told me that he can always remember faces, but that he doesn't remember names. Since then, he's been absolutely adorable to me every time I've seen him, with his hugs and 'scratchy beard kisses' and he's become one of my favorite tennis guys. He's so funny tho, he still hasn't learned my name and I've seen him at 3 tournaments this year. I don't think I'll see him next year and it kind of makes me sad to think about it. I'm glad to see his ranking improve so much, and I hope he does really well in New York (I'm superstitious, so that's all I will say).

..and beautiful pic of you and Nicolas Fee..when was that taken?

Thank you, that is actually one of the best pictures of me that's been taken in the last few years. I don't feel comfortable being photographed. Perhaps Nic has some type of magic power. :D

Space Cowgirl
08-30-2004, 04:09 PM
Thanks Neely. I really wish that he would do an English homepage, but I understand that things like that take time. Perhaps he will work on it in the off-season.

Fee, Athie and I are going to find out if we can do some translating of his site into English, we'll keep you posted! :D

alfonsojose
08-30-2004, 06:12 PM
Good luck to Kiwi. Sugiyama already won her match and he's going to play at Grandstand now :yeah: I'm not a fan of his but after all the Olympic experience with Rainer i respect him a lot :hug:

kfh_9118
08-30-2004, 06:23 PM
Great to see so many people have Kiwi in their avatars now :D

kfh_9118
08-30-2004, 06:57 PM
Kiwi won the first set 6-3 :bounce:

Keep it up, Kiwi :D

Space Cowgirl
08-30-2004, 08:34 PM
Good R1 win, Kiwi 6-3, 7-5 6-2 :D

I came across a few nice words about him in this week's Stern Magazine here:

“Das deutsche Doppel hat ein großes, ein unvergessliches Match gespielt, nun sitzt Kiefer zusammengesunken da, eine quälende Viertelstunde lang. Ausgerechnet er, der jahrelang als Schnösel galt, hat den Spielen einen der seelvollen Moments geschenkt. Gold hat er nicht gewonnen, aber Herzen.”


"The German duo played a huge match, an unforgettable match. Now Kiefer sits here (in the pressroom) deflated, an agonising quarter-hour long. He, who for years was considered a brat, gave the Games one of their most soulful moments. He did not win gold, but won hearts"

RodFan08
08-30-2004, 08:43 PM
Hey guys great news, but can we keep that stuff in the Keifer @ the Open thread please. That's why I made it:) So u can post the next thing about his US Open in that thead, please. Thanx;)

kiwiteami
08-30-2004, 10:19 PM
Hi well just wanted to say that I love the quote "He did not win gold, but won hearts".Yes it is pretty true! And he has been seen as a brat but we here all know that he is NOT one.And yes he won today and I'm happy. :worship:

Fee
08-30-2004, 10:26 PM
Fee, Athie and I are going to find out if we can do some translating of his site into English, we'll keep you posted! :D

That would be very awesome! My husband would appreciate to as I will stop bugging him to translate the entries for me. :D

knight_ley
08-31-2004, 02:20 AM
Yay!!! They even showed him a little bit here in the states on USA Network. They showed him for a minute and then they showed his last 2 points to win the match and then him running around a little bit after he won. I thought they were gonna interview him cuz they were just showing him after the match, but they didn't.

Go Kief !!! :worship:

Space Cowgirl
08-31-2004, 01:49 PM
Good report today on yahoo.de



Kiefer lässt Silber und Frust daheim
Di 31 Aug, 10:28 Uhr


New York (dpa) - Der olympische Geist ist noch immer in Nicolas Kiefer. Je größer der Abstand zum unglücklich verlorenen Doppel-Finale von Athen wird, desto mehr entwickelt sich aus dem Frust über Silber Freude über die Medaille.

«Der ganze Zuspruch baut so auf. Wenn ich in der ersten Runde verloren hätte, hätte ich nie so ein Erlebnis gehabt. Das war vom anderen Stern», erzählte Kiefer nach seinem Erstrundensieg bei den US Open, die ihm trotz ihres herausgehobenen Grand-Slam-Status wie graue Normalität erscheinen: «Hier bin ich noch gar nicht richtig drin.»

Zurück im luxuriösen Tennis-Alltag, in dem sich jeder Profi selbst der Nächste ist, wird dem 27-Jährigen noch bewusster als zuvor, wie sehr er den Mannschaftsgeist genossen hat. «Ich vermisse das Olympische Dorf. Es hat so viel Spaß gemacht, ich habe so viele Freunde gewonnen. Ich habe so viele Fotos gemacht und mitgenommen. Die schaue ich morgens nach dem Aufwachen und abends vor dem Einschlafen an», schwärmte der früher oft verschlossene Niedersachse in Flushing Meadows. Das Edelmetall hat er angesichts der strengen Einreisekontrollen daheim gelassen, es ziert sein Arbeitszimmer.

Mit der Niederlage nach vier vergebenen Matchbällen kann Kiefer inzwischen lockerer umgehen als direkt nach dem nächtlichen Drama mit Rainer Schüttler, wo die Tränen flossen. «Wir mussten erstmal lachen, als wir uns hier das erste Mal gesehen haben. Wir haben beide das selbe gedacht», berichtete Kiefer, der mit dem Hessen noch einmal das Achterbahn-Erlebnis von Athen besprach.

Beim Daviscup-Spiel Ende September in der Slowakei, wo die Rückkehr in die Weltgruppe perfekt gemacht werden soll, dürften beide wieder gemeinsam auf dem Platz stehen, auch wenn Teamchef Patrik Kühnen seinen Plan noch nicht verraten will. Kühnen hofft, dass der Olympia-Effekt noch mindestens bis zur Partie in Bratislava ausstrahlt: «Ich fand es klasse, dass ich zwei Wochen lang mit den Spielern im Appartement zusammen gewohnt habe. Das war gut für die Mannschafts-Situation.»

Wegen des großen Kräfteverschleißes will Kiefer künftig aber allenfalls bei kleinen Turnieren auch noch Doppel spielen. Die vielen Turniere in Amerika, Olympia und der erneute Trip nach Übersee haben Spuren hinterlassen. Außer dem Daviscup, wo für Kiefer «verlieren nicht zur Diskussion steht», stehen nur noch die Masters-Turniere in Madrid und Paris sowie der Wettbewerb in Basel fest im Kalender. «Ich merke schon, dass ich müde bin und von dem zehre, was ich Anfang des Jahres aufgebaut habe», sagte Kiefer. Gemessen daran war der Start in die US Open umso gelungener.



Rough translation ('cos I'm bored ;) )

Kiefer leaves silver and frustration at home

The Olympic spirit is still living in Nicolas Kiefer. The greater the distance back to the unlucky loss in the doubles final in Athens, the more the frustration over the silver (medal) is turning into joy. "It is encouraging. If I had lost in the first round, I would never have had such a (great) experience. It was out of this world", commented Kiefer after his first-round win at the US Open, which despite its Grand Slam status, feels quite mundane. "I'm not fully into things here yet".
Back in the luxury of daily tennis life...the 27 year-old now appreciates more than before how much he enjoyed the team spirit (at Athens). "I miss the Olympic Village. It was great fun, I made lots of friends. I took lots of photos and brought them with me. I look at them in the morning after waking up and in the evening before sleeping", enthuses the previously-uncommunicative player from Lower Saxony in Flushing Meadows. Because of the strict (airport) security laws, he left the precious metal at home; it adorns his work room.
Kiefer can deal with the loss after four missed matchpoints better now than directly after the evening drama with Rainer Schüttler, when the tears flowed. "We laughed (about it) when we met up here for the again. We both thought the same thing", reported Kiefer, who had spoken again with the north-Hessen player about the rollercoaster experience of Athens.
In the Davis Cup playoff at the end of September in Slovakia, where the return to the World Group has to be achieved, both players could again play together, even if team manager Patrik Kühnen won't yet reveal his game plan. Kühnen is hoping that the Olympia-effect will last at least until the encounter in Bratislava: "I found it great that I was able to stay together with the players for two weeks in the same apartment. It was good for the team".
Because of the energy toll it takes, Kiefer only wants to play doubles as well as singles at most in smaller tournaments. The many tournaments in America, the Olympics and once again overseas (in the US) have taken a toll. Apart from the Davis Cup, where for Kiefer "losing is not an up for discussion", only the Masters tournaments in Madrid and Paris along with Basel remain on the calendar. "I am noticing myself that I am tired and am living off what I built up at the start of the year", said Kiefer. By this measure, his start to the US Open was even more successful.


Hope he can keep his energy levels up for another while

knight_ley
08-31-2004, 03:34 PM
great article! thanks for translating!

kiwiteami
08-31-2004, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the article.Poor baby,he is tired! :eek: Wouldn,t it be great if he could make it to houston!! He had a great run this year and lets hope that he'll do the same tournaments in 2005,all in the US..so we can go and see him play! :devil: BTW my pic with nicolas is finally on the section where the pics are.He looks pretty hot. :wavey:

Neely
09-01-2004, 02:03 PM
On his newest update Kiwi writes that he begin to enjoy New York and is starting to feel comfortable. But he still has problems sleepin and that's why he takes a nap during the day when possible. He says the atmosphere in New York is terrific, especially with the party convention of the Republicans going on at the moment.
He loves New York with all its little shops where you can go for breakfast and where he gets his bagal with bacan and egg, and of course a café latte of Starbucks.

He also updated his tournament calendar and press archiv on his homepage.
____________________________________

the rest of this schedule after the US Open looks like that:

- Davis Cup away in Slovakia (indoor hardcourt)
- Tokyo (was outdoor always, but his homepage says indoor, error I guess :confused:)
- Moscow (indoor carpet)
- TMS Madrid (indoor hardcourt)
- Basel (indoor carpet)
- TMS Paris (indoor carpet)

knight_ley
09-01-2004, 03:27 PM
I translated that since I didn't understand why he would say he liked the party of the Republican Convention since it's a pain for everyone cuz of all the extra security and protests and what not, and he actually says that the atmosphere of the city is terrific, even with the state of emergency cuz of the convention...

I dunno I think that's important to clarify cuz there isn't a party going on in NYC right now... lol...

:kiss:

Neely
09-01-2004, 06:29 PM
well, I think my translation for "ist der Wahnsinn", was a bit too positive. I translated it with "terrific" what it could also mean, but I think it should sound a bit more negative in this context, more like "it's mad". It doesn't sound as if he disliked the atmosphere, but I think he wants to say that the tension going on in New York is something special.
Of course there's no party going on, but it doesn't sound as if he was scared either.

knight_ley
09-01-2004, 07:49 PM
well, I think my translation for "ist der Wahnsinn", was a bit too positive. I translated it with "terrific" what it could also mean, but I think it should sound a bit more negative in this context, more like "it's mad". It doesn't sound as if he disliked the atmosphere, but I think he wants to say that the tension going on in New York is something special.
Of course there's no party going on, but it doesn't sound as if he was scared either.

oh i'm not criticizing at all... cuz i'd be completely lost with everything else he said cuz the translater i use is crap... it just got enough out of the translation for the convention. i think he just meant like even tho all that stuff is going down and the security level is high, the atmosphere is still great -- which i can confirm cuz i've been up there this week and i'm going up tonight to see some tennis :). its the spirit of NYC. but yea... that's all... lol... your translations of all things Kiefer keep me updated cuz I dont speak German and he doesnt do anything in English... I'd be lost without you! :kiss:

Neely
09-01-2004, 08:57 PM
no problem :yeah: I just wanted to say how he probably meant it because I think that I didn't translate it good enough and so it could be easily misunderstood.

knight_ley
09-02-2004, 07:11 PM
Yay Nicolas just won round 2 !!!!!!!! Most of the game I had to watch just the numbers changing on the US Open website, but they did show the end of every set here in the states! GREAT JOB KIEF !!!! :banana:

next up, Thomas Johansson......... Go Kief !!!!!

:worship: :kiss: :worship:

knight_ley
09-04-2004, 02:41 AM
Nicolas is the second match of the day tomorrow morning in the Grandstand! Go Kief!!!!

knight_ley
09-04-2004, 09:20 PM
HE WON!!!! 6-4 6-0 6-1 !!!!!

sol
09-04-2004, 09:22 PM
:yeah: I'm soooooooooooo happy !!! Go Kiwi!!!! :bounce: :banana: :hug: :kiss:

dylanny@bway.net
09-04-2004, 10:06 PM
How exciting.... round of 16!!!!

btw, i think the traslation earlier, would be more accurate to say it was "fantastic," but in the real meaning of that word. fantastic: from fantasy, unreal, hard to believe.

sol
09-04-2004, 10:16 PM
Welcome dylanny:D
I'm glad to know that your first post were for approving a separate forum to Kiwi :yeah: and you're here now to celebrate his triumph. :hug:

dylanny@bway.net
09-04-2004, 11:22 PM
I've been a kiwi fan for years and years (through the tough times) I only recently discovered these forums. (Don't you love NK's homepage and how he updates it so often and speaks to the fans?)
I follow the natches obsessively! Pacing, smoking, cursing and cheering all alone, fort he benifot of my dog. I'm furious this year because the US Open website ive scoreboard won't work on a mac (FIRST TIME EVER!) and so I have hot reload which do about every ten seconds. A great day today and, my guess is he'll take on Henmen, who isn't playing very well! GO NICOLAS!

sol
09-04-2004, 11:25 PM
I've been a kiwi fan for years and years (through the tough times) ...
I follow the natches obsessively!
... GO NICOLAS!
Me too! :D ;)
Go Kiwi! :worship:

Neely
09-05-2004, 02:29 AM
(Don't you love NK's homepage and how he updates it so often and speaks to the fans?)
welcome here...
we all love Kiwi's homepage and if you take some time to read this thread and scroll back a few pages, you will see that we enjoy it very much that he updates his fans very often to let them now what's going on currently.
we really love his entries a lot :worship: :yeah:


here, also see this thread, I mentioned Kiwi's webiste at the best I know ;)
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=13189

JMG
09-05-2004, 09:22 AM
I don't understand his tournament schedule. He played year for year in St.Petersburg and now he will play Basel instead of it, allthough he knows that Federer is in it. :(
I'm also wondered that he plays never in France, allthough he has a french mother.
My feeling is: Moscow will be his 1st tournament win (or us open ;) )

And he should be seeded in the TMS, which is important: 15 points (race) for only one win there.

JMG
09-07-2004, 08:55 AM
I really want to see Kiefer this year again. He missed the TMS in Madrid and Paris so often in the last couple of years, so I hope that he has the chance to play this year. That injury :mad: will cost him a few weeks, so I would be happy, if he can play Madrid, Basel and Paris.
And of course, Schüttler is back in the team now and will probably play singles now. :sad:

It's so strange, that the injury came from the last volley. Nobody noticed that. :confused: I mean, after that volley he served two bombs! :confused:

Neely
09-07-2004, 03:49 PM
that's exactly right, JMG :sad:
I also wanted him to see playing the indoor events, he generally loves playing indoor and a few years he didn't even qualify for them or he simply skipped them, so it would have been about time :rolleyes:

That injury :mad: will cost him a few weeks, so I would be happy, if he can play Madrid, Basel and Paris.
if the speculations about his injury are right so far, it will likely cost him the whole rest of the season :banghead:

kek
09-07-2004, 04:36 PM
Nicolas updated his homepage again today. He basically doesn't know anything and is going to see his doctor in Berlin tonight. The doctor in NY just handed him the scans to show the doctors in Berlin. There wer a few sentences that I couldn't understand about Davis cup and playing :confused: Maybe someone can do a translation. Thanks :worship:

Neely
09-07-2004, 05:30 PM
Danach wird Klarheit herrschen, auch was den Daviscup betrifft.
"After that [visiting the doctor in Berlin] it will be clear [concerning when/whether to pick up playing again], also concerning the Davis Cup".

Nur zwei Dinge sind jetzt schon sicher: ich werde mich von der Verletzung, wie schwer sie auch sein mag, von meinem Weg und meinen Zielen nicht abbringen lassen. Ich werde die Verletzung aber auf jeden Fall auskurieren und mich nicht zeitlich unter Druck setzen lassen. Mein rechter Arm ist mein "Arbeitsgerät" - da muß alles passen.
Only two things are certain so far: I will not succumb to this injury and it will not bar me from following my goals and my way. I will for sure cure this injury and not rush things. My right arm is my working implement, everything has to be perfect about that.

kek
09-07-2004, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the translation Neely. Nicolas still hasn't ruled out DC so that is good news. But we want him to be healthy and not rush back and risk further injury.

knight_ley
09-07-2004, 06:20 PM
Thanks for that Neely!

Neely
09-07-2004, 06:40 PM
no problem, you're always welcome!

(...) Nicolas still hasn't ruled out DC so that is good news.(...)
yes, and that surprised me a lot that!
Maybe he has the hope that it's not as bad as assumed or maybe he just doesn't want to say "yes, I'm definitely out for Davis Cup" before he has the final confirmation about the severeness of his injury what could lead to even more confusion (especially for the Davis Cup captain).

I don't know, I can't tell more exactly because he only spent half a sentence about talking on the Davis Cup issue.

kiwiteami
09-07-2004, 09:19 PM
Thanks Neely for some good news...that he might play soon and that he's not feeling that bad! Cause well I had a TERRIBLE day feeling so bad and sad

Fee
09-08-2004, 04:22 AM
Well, I find this very odd. He's in NYC with some of the best doctors in the world and he can't get a definite answer about his injury? I hope that it was his choice to consult his own doctors back in Germany and not some type of incompetence at the local level. Either way, I hope that he does exactly what he needs to do to heal properly, and doesn't come back too soon. I would rather that he take longer to come back then risk another injury.

Neely
09-08-2004, 05:23 AM
I also think it's strange that the doctors in New York couldn't tell him what it is, but maybe he didn't them or just didn't have the time.

what he writes was:
Als ich in Frankfurt aus dem Flieger stieg, erfuhr ich die Nachricht, ich hätte im Spiel gegen Tim Henman einen Sehnenaniß erlitten. Dies würde auf der Anlage der US Open so kommuniziert. Ich kann das im Moment nicht bestätigen. Mir hat der Arzt in der New Yorker Klinik keine Diagnose mitgeteilt. Er hat mir die Aufnahmen der Kernspin-Thomographie übergeben und das war's!
"When my plane arrived in Frankfurt, I was told the news that I pulled a tendon in the match against Tim Henman. This they said around the courts at the US Open. At the moment, I cannot confirm this. The doctor in hospital of New York didn't tell me a diagnosis. He just gave me the scans of the ??? and that was it!"



On TV the commentator said during the Haas match that Kiwi wants to seek his trusted doctor, a specialist in this field, who is in Berlin with the German national soccer team (playing there against Brazil today) to receive final confirmation. He also said something like that on his homepage.

knight_ley
09-08-2004, 05:46 PM
Could someone please translate this? His homepage was updated today and my online translator like isnt working and i'm about to cry ...........

Presseinfo: Vier Wochen Pause für Nicolas Kiefer
Berlin – Die Verletzung, welche Nicolas Kiefer im Achtelfinale der US Open gegen Tim Henman erlitt, hat sich als Anriss von Kapsel und Band herausgestellt. Nach 2-facher Kernspin-Thomographie gab Dr. Dirk Jung in Berlin folgendes bekannt: „Nicolas Kiefer hat sich einen Anriss der Kapsel, einen Anriss des Bandes sowie die Vorstufe eines Knochenbruches an der Speiche des rechten Armes zugezogen. Er wird mindestens vier Wochen keinen Schläger anfassen, kann jedoch sofort mit der Therapie beginnen.“

„Kiwi“, der damit auch für das Daviscup-Match in Bratislava ausfällt, zeigte sich in einer ersten Reaktion enttäuscht, dann jedoch kämpferisch: „Ich werde die Sache in Ruhe auskurieren und dann wieder angreifen. Ich bin ein Kämpfertyp, der sich davon nicht unterkriegen lässt.“

Thanks guys!

sol
09-08-2004, 05:57 PM
Well, I think that Neely will translate this for us.

What I can understand is that Nicolas will need at least 4 weeks of rest on the base of the results of the tomography, so the Dr. Dirk Jung detected a fissure (that is the initial phase of a fracture). He will begin the therapy immediately. Nicolás' first reaction was regarding his plays on DC, but he says: “I will be treated in silence and I will attack again”

Neely
09-08-2004, 06:31 PM
The statement of the doctor said that Nicolas has a fissure of the capsule, a fissure of the ligament and a pre-stage of a fractured radius of his right arm. He can't touch a racket for the next four weeks, but he can begin with the therapy immediately.

In his first reaction Kiwi was of course disappointed, but he will be trying not to rush things. He said he will fight for his comeback and he won't let this get him down.


I hope he gets the best therapy that everything will be fine again!

knight_ley
09-08-2004, 06:35 PM
will he be able to play in DC? or does it not say that?

ugh... if i had only taken German in junior high / high school and now in college rather than spanish... lol...

thank you by the way :)

knight_ley
09-08-2004, 06:40 PM
The statement of the doctor said that Nicolas has a fissure of the capsule, a fissure of the ligament and a pre-stage of a fractured radius of his right arm. He can't touch a racket for the next four weeks, but he can begin with the therapy immediately.

In his first reaction Kiwi was of course disappointed, but he will be trying not to rush things. He said he will fight for his comeback and he won't let this get him down.


I hope he gets the best therapy that everything will be fine again!


Thank you!!!!! I hope he does get the best therapy as well and then he can come back and continue his great season :) :)

Neely
09-08-2004, 06:59 PM
will he be able to play in DC? or does it not say that?
no he can't play DC. According to this statement he's definitely out, for at least 4 weeks said the doctor.

Fee
09-08-2004, 07:25 PM
I think he's going to be out a little longer than that, if he can't touch a racquet for 4 weeks, he would need 2 weeks after that to be match ready, so we may not see him for 6 weeks. That diagnoses is a bit worrisome, but at least they caught it before it was a full fracture.

Get well Nic, take as long as you need! :kiss:

kek
09-08-2004, 08:26 PM
Well it doesn't seem that bad. I'm with Fee that he might need another 2 weeks for practice. The earliest of 4 weeks would put him still playing the Japan Open October 4th. Or more realistically, the following week October 11th for the Kremlin Cup. However, I forsee him playing Madrid the week of the 18th. I'm sure he will let us know his revised schedule.

Good news that he can start therapy right now.

sol
09-08-2004, 08:52 PM
The statement of the doctor said that Nicolas has a fissure of the capsule, a fissure of the ligament and a pre-stage of a fractured radius of his right arm. He can't touch a racket for the next four weeks, but he can begin with the therapy immediately.

In his first reaction Kiwi was of course disappointed, but he will be trying not to rush things. He said he will fight for his comeback and he won't let this get him down.


I hope he gets the best therapy that everything will be fine again!

Thanks, Neely! :D
I always appreciate your translation a lot. :worship:
I'm very lucky to be in this forum. I need to work tough to translate from German. I translate the sentence to Spanish for the general context omitting some words that I don’t know what means, and then if I want to write the statement in English the semantics is completely opposed.

I regret that Kiwi can’t play Davis Cup for German, but at least Haas is back. I hope the Mayer’s injury is not so serious and he can help the German team as well.

kiwiteami
09-08-2004, 09:49 PM
I would like to thank all of you for the infos about Nicolas! :worship: So it is pretty bad..at least 4 weeks ..no Kiwi :sad: Too bad that there isn't a place where we can send him encouraging messages.He'll be back..and better than ever..! :wavey:

Space Cowgirl
09-09-2004, 12:11 PM
I would like to thank all of you for the infos about Nicolas! :worship: So it is pretty bad..at least 4 weeks ..no Kiwi :sad: Too bad that there isn't a place where we can send him encouraging messages.He'll be back..and better than ever..! :wavey:


kiwiteami, on his website there is a guestbook where you can leave messages. It seems that he reads them too! In his hp, click on the "Kiwi & Fans" link (left side of screen), then on "Gästebuch".

kiwiteami
09-10-2004, 09:26 PM
Well it is sad to see how this board is now so quiet since Nicolas's injury.So people will it be like this for 4 weeks.until he comes back?? :eek: NO,it can,t WE have to keep on staying positive here and keep on posting messages,even if it is about..nothing! lol :) I love Nicolas hope that you are doing better and I can,t wait to see you back on court..playing! :worship:

sol
09-10-2004, 09:33 PM
Well it is sad to see how this board is now so quiet since Nicolas's injury.So people will it be like this for 4 weeks.until he comes back?? :eek: NO,it can,t WE have to keep on staying positive here and keep on posting messages,even if it is about..nothing! lol :) I love Nicolas hope that you are doing better and I can,t wait to see you back on court..playing! :worship:
Well,
We can talk about other topical for a while as the fans make in the other player's forums. For example, What is your real name?. Mine is Solangel.
:wavey:

kiwiteami
09-10-2004, 10:16 PM
TO answer to your question Solangel,(BTW I love your name!) my name is Karine,yes in french,I live in mOntreal,canada.Lets all share our real name! lol :)

kfh_9118
09-11-2004, 12:11 AM
:wavey: fellow Kiwi fans :)

My name is Henry :D, currently living in Melbourne, Australia ;)
Nice to know you all :wavey:

RodFan08
09-12-2004, 05:38 PM
:wavey: fellow Kiwi fans :)

My name is Henry :D, currently living in Melbourne, Australia ;)
Nice to know you all :wavey:

Hey, What's Up :wavey: WELCOME :) Did u sign the petitionn for the KIWI Forum? If so u should:)

JMG
09-12-2004, 06:36 PM
1 hour ago I saw that Nicolas has got a short hair cut. I know a few people here are interested in this topic, so I tell you that. He was at the soccer game in Hannover.

kek
09-12-2004, 07:20 PM
1 hour ago I saw that Nicolas has got a short hair cut. I know a few people here are interested in this topic, so I tell you that. He was at the soccer game in Hannover.


I figure that he was watching soccer. Well glad that he got the haircut. It was getting a bit long and strangly. Anyone hear any news about the progress of his wrist?

Neely
09-12-2004, 07:22 PM
1 hour ago I saw that Nicolas has got a short hair cut. I know a few people here are interested in this topic, so I tell you that. He was at the soccer game in Hannover.
OMG, you're really serious about that? You saw him at the football match today and he has gotten short(er) hairs then? :eek:

that's for telling us that, I'm indeed interested about such first person infos (even though I liked his long hair also ;) ) :worship:


Yeah, Kiwi is a great football fan! :yeah:
for those who didn't notice yet, check out his pics on his website and you see plenty of pics together with football players!

JMG
09-12-2004, 07:28 PM
I saw it on TV, they showed him about 5 seconds at the beginning of the 2nd half. I only watched that bad game, because I'm also Hannover fan.
And I forgot to say: Kiefer looked happy in these five seconds, had a little smile on his face.

snoop
09-12-2004, 07:39 PM
1 hour ago I saw that Nicolas has got a short hair cut. I know a few people here are interested in this topic, so I tell you that. He was at the soccer game in Hannover.
:lol: I wanted to post the same ;)

And I forgot to say: Kiefer looked happy in these five seconds, had a little smile on his face.
I bet he wasnt happy at the end of the match tho :tape:

Neely
09-12-2004, 08:10 PM
cool, I didn't see this match (like so many football matches) ;)

I bet he wasnt happy at the end of the match tho
:banghead: :banghead: not good :rolleyes: .... mental and psychic balance can be important for the progress and healing of an injury... but I hope it doesn't affect him too much :angel:

kiwiteami
09-12-2004, 08:32 PM
You people have KIWI NEWS!! Yes I am so happy. :worship: so he was watching soccer..BUT he got a haircut..NOOOOOOOOO :eek: :sad: I love him with long hair,I thought that he looked like a rebel..lol Didn,t someone see if he was alone,with pals,etc??? Did they say something about him?? Cause here where I live we don,t have soccer so please let me know..thanks :banghead:

knight_ley
09-13-2004, 12:48 AM
AHHH! I was just on the phone with my sister during the US Open final since she lives in Kentucky and I live in Pennsylvania and she asked me how Kief was doing and I told her I dont know cuz he's MIA and that I miss him and I need to hear about him, AND HERE YOU ALL ARE TELLING ME AS SOON AS I GET BACK ONLINE AFTER THE FINAL!

I love you girls!!!!!!!! So is it short short? or just trimmed?

sol
09-13-2004, 01:04 AM
Hey Karine!. He looks very handsome with the short hair as well!. Relax! ;)

kiwiteami
09-13-2004, 02:06 AM
I know that he must look good with short hair!! :) But how short is it? And still nobody answerred my question..was he alone.. with pals?? Still no pics of him with his newest hair cut? I hope that he'll give some news soon. :eek: Well at least we have some news.new haircut! lol :angel:

Space Cowgirl
09-13-2004, 11:45 AM
I caught a glimpse of him yesterday as well on the tv (news report about Hannover 96's great ;) 2-2 draw yesterday). He looks a lot less scruffy now :D . I'm fairly sure he'll appear on some talkshow or other here, given that the Davis Cup tie is coming up soon and he has a bit of time on his hands now ;)

tangerine_dream
09-13-2004, 06:49 PM
Kiwi is featured in this week's Mercedes-Benz Play of the Week :banana:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/mercedesbenz/

Neely
09-13-2004, 07:25 PM
hehe thanks for telling us, tangy ;) I'm not so sure if I had noticed it without you :hug:

kiwiteami
09-13-2004, 09:14 PM
Hello..well if somehow Nicolas appears on a tv show soon,please tell us.I would like to have some news about his injury..we know nothing here!! :eek:

knight_ley
09-14-2004, 06:16 PM
Hello..well if somehow Nicolas appears on a tv show soon,please tell us.I would like to have some news about his injury..we know nothing here!! :eek:

Yea same here... I'm going thru complete Kief withdrawl and I'm about to snap... He's not even updating his homepage :sad: Where is he?? :confused:

kek
09-14-2004, 07:32 PM
I read a really bad traslation on German Yahoo tennis that Nicolas was going to travel with the team for DC and support the team. Not much news :rolleyes: Well maybe we will see the new haircut at DC.

Neely
09-14-2004, 07:34 PM
I guess there is nothing to update, because the situation is still the same. But I hope that he writes a few lines the next day, telling what he is doing the whole day and hopefully he will also go with the Davis Cup team to Bratislava to show them his support.

kiwiteami
09-14-2004, 09:12 PM
Hello..still no news from him!! Can someone tell me when is DC? Will someone see DC on tv cause here..no way! :banghead: I am suffering from not seeing him!1 :eek: It is going to be a lot of fun during off season!! :sad:

Neely
09-15-2004, 12:02 AM
Hello..still no news from him!! Can someone tell me when is DC? Will someone see DC on tv cause here..no way! :banghead: I am suffering from not seeing him!1 :eek: It is going to be a lot of fun during off season!! :sad:
of course I will watch this Davis Cup tie and it will be fully televised on national German TV on Friday and Saturday (and of course on Sunday as well unless a team is already leading 3-0 after the doubles).

knight_ley
09-15-2004, 01:32 AM
Aww I hope they show *any* of it in the States...

Neely
09-15-2004, 03:31 PM
Here is what Kiwi is saying on his newest update on his page: :)

Ich friere - täglich. Nicht, dass mir die sonnigen Tage von Amerika fehlen. Nein, ich gehe täglich in einen Kühlschrank der besonderen Art. Im "Medifit" in Bad Nenndorf verbringe ich täglich in der Eiskammer drei Minuten bei minus 68 Grad. Nicht etwa im Wintermantel, nein, nur mit Boxershorts und Badelatschen, Mund- und Ohrschutz. Das soll der Genesung meiner Hand helfen. Ansonsten stehe ich schon wieder voll im Kraft- und Konditionstraining.

Kraft, die ich kommende Woche brauche - auch in der rechten Hand. Ich werde mit meinen Daviscup-Kumpels nach Bratislava fliegen und sie dort unterstützen. Als Fan oder Einpeitscher. Gerade, was gefragt ist. Das ist für mich Ehrensache. Zu gerne hätte ich gespielt, aber ich habe vollstes Vertrauen in meine Kollegen!

Bis bald - Euer "Eis"-KIWI

I feel cold, every day. Not that I'm missing the sunbeams of the USA. No, I'm going daily in a freezer of a very special kind. At "Medifit" in Bad Nenndorf I'm spending every day three minutes in an ice-cold chamber at minus 68 degree celsuis (-68°C). And not in a wintercoat, only in boxershorts, flip-flops and protection for my mouth and ears. This should be helpful for the healing of my hand. Besides this, I'm already again fitness and power exercises.

I will need this power the next week, also in the right hand. I will go to Bratislava with my Davis Cup teammates to support them. As fan and motivator. That's exactly what will be needed. That's an affair of honour for me. I would have loved to play there, but I have big trust in my teammates!


_________________________________________

http://www.xx-ion.de/admin/bilder_kiefer/tourist.jpg
cool picture he is showing on his homepage there, I wish there would be also a bigger version :)
looks really good! :angel: :wavey:


BTW, I think he is wearing this cap with intention that we don't see his new haircut too early and that we don't get shocked too early by it because we were used to the longer hair for quite a long time now ;) :angel:

sol
09-15-2004, 03:37 PM
BTW, I think he is wearing this cap with intention that we don't see his new haircut too early and that we don't get shocked too early by it because we were used to the longer hair for quite a long time now ;) :angel:
:lol:

Thanks again Neely! :D

knight_ley
09-15-2004, 04:23 PM
BTW, I think he is wearing this cap with intention that we don't see his new haircut too early and that we don't get shocked too early by it because we were used to the longer hair for quite a long time now ;) :angel:

:banana:
lol he is toying with us! there was actually a picture on his website that i hadn't seen before (maybe i just hadn't noticed it) but its in the gallery and i didnt know if it was new or not ::
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/kiefer_/28.jpg
it's short hair! lol....... but i just went thru his gallery today again and saw it and didnt notice it before........

*siiigh* it is so good to hear from him again :)

:banana:

thanks for the translation! i always translate it onto a tranlator i have on my computer, but it doesnt clarify it very well, so its nice to come over here and get the clear idea of what is going on :)

Neely
09-15-2004, 04:28 PM
no, this picture is not new. I definitely saw it in his gallery before.

knight_ley
09-15-2004, 04:50 PM
no, this picture is not new. I definitely saw it in his gallery before.

Ok I just wanted to make sure before I got excited over it thinking it was new... lol... I only went thru this whole gallery once before and must've missed it...

kek
09-15-2004, 05:24 PM
Here is what Kiwi is saying on his newest update on his page: :)

http://www.xx-ion.de/admin/bilder_kiefer/tourist.jpg
cool picture he is showing on his homepage there, I wish there would be also a bigger version :)
looks really good! :angel: :wavey:


BTW, I think he is wearing this cap with intention that we don't see his new haircut too early and that we don't get shocked too early by it because we were used to the longer hair for quite a long time now ;) :angel:

Thanks Neely for the translations. :worship:

I think that picture is from the Olympics. I can see long hair. Also, the picture looks like it is taken by a large area of water and very warm outside. My guess it is Athens. Plus, to me it would be odd taking a picture of holding your country flag just taking a picture being back home. Makes sense to be holding a flag for a olympic picture. I bet he just got his personal pictures developed from Athens and that was one.

Neely
09-15-2004, 06:03 PM
I think that picture is from the Olympics. I can see long hair. Also, the picture looks like it is taken by a large area of water and very warm outside. My guess it is Athens. Plus, to me it would be odd taking a picture of holding your country flag just taking a picture being back home. Makes sense to be holding a flag for a olympic picture. I bet he just got his personal pictures developed from Athens and that was one.
okay, yes... that could really be like you said! I thought completely different. :o ;)

Space Cowgirl
09-15-2004, 08:49 PM
:banana:
lol he is toying with us! there was actually a picture on his website that i hadn't seen before (maybe i just hadn't noticed it) but its in the gallery and i didnt know if it was new or not ::
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/kiefer_/28.jpg
it's short hair! lol....... but i just went thru his gallery today again and saw it and didnt notice it before........

*siiigh* it is so good to hear from him again :)

:banana:

thanks for the translation! i always translate it onto a tranlator i have on my computer, but it doesnt clarify it very well, so its nice to come over here and get the clear idea of what is going on :)


The other guy in that pic is Herbert Grönemeyer, a famous (in Germany ;) ) singer. He's pretty good actually, but only sings in German, so I guess nobody has really heard of him

kiwiteami
09-15-2004, 09:18 PM
Hello..Thanks a lot for the translation.It is so good to hear from him again. :worship: It just put a smile on my face :) I Love both pics..new ornot..I'm just happy! lol ;) :p

knight_ley
09-16-2004, 02:11 AM
The other guy in that pic is Herbert Grönemeyer, a famous (in Germany ;) ) singer. He's pretty good actually, but only sings in German, so I guess nobody has really heard of him

OOOH ok :)

Haasfan
09-16-2004, 09:44 AM
I've now changed my mind on Nicolas Kiefer, I used to think he was an arrogant, emotional, self-obsessed primadonna, but alas I must confess I think Kiwi is actually a man I have come to respect and almost love in a way.

The way he looked after the Olympic Final was terrible, apparently he and Rainer cried for 2-3 days, and that he fought until the end, that he didn't capitulate like so often in his career. He was gracious enough at the moment of probably the worst defeat in his life to congratulate the Chileans and he evoked the greatest pity as the good loser.

I have hope for Kiefer, he is very talented, and seems to have matured immeasurably over the last year, he's become a stronger person and showed that he really is a nice guy, anyone who doesn't believe this must have a look at his website, often updated, reads and relates to his guestbook, has competitions, addresses where you can ask for autographs. I dont know many players who do that. He showed that he has a lot of inner beauty as well.

Kiwi, :worship: :worship: you are great and the best of luck

kiwiteami
09-16-2004, 09:15 PM
Well Haasfan,welcome to this board.Like a lot of us on here,who appreciate the REAL Nicolas,once you get to know the person,you get what he is really about.He is fighter,a gentleman and a guy with a big heart.And tennis,without him,is very boring!! :sad:

tangerine_dream
09-16-2004, 09:26 PM
Poor Kiwi has to sit in an icebox to heal. :sad: Brrrr http://www.paw-talk.net/forums/images/smilies/new/brr.gif

Thanks for the news, Neely :wavey:

Neely
09-16-2004, 11:35 PM
well, Haasfan is not completely wrong with some things. If somebody doesn't know him good enough, I can understand that somebody thinks of him that he is arrogant. Also Kiwi made lots of errors in the past and lots of people think when they watch him on TV playing a match that they know him good enough. But that's not true, he is much more than his matches and the behaviour (sometimes bad, like during Henman :angel: ) he displays during on court.

kfh_9118
09-17-2004, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the update, guys/girls :D

It's very kind of Kiwi to join his teammates in DC as a supporter.
And hope he'll completely heal his injury soon.

Neely
09-17-2004, 02:22 PM
It's very kind of Kiwi to join his teammates in DC as a supporter.
yeah, I'm glad that he does!
That wasn't always sure in the past, especially when Becker was the Davis Cup team captain :tape: :tape: :ignore: :lol:

he's on the right way by joining them! :bounce:

kiwiteami
09-17-2004, 09:19 PM
Can someone in germany tell me the name of the channel where Davis cup will be airing next week-end?? thanks cause I might try to catch it with the satellite dish. :wavey: I can't live without seeing him...it has been TOO long! :sad:

Neely
09-17-2004, 09:27 PM
Can someone in germany tell me the name of the channel where Davis cup will be airing next week-end?? thanks cause I might try to catch it with the satellite dish. :wavey: I can't live without seeing him...it has been TOO long! :sad:
not sure if you can receive this channel in North America, I believe the chances are not good, but of course you can try, maybe you can get it!

The name of this channel is ARD.

kiwiteami
09-17-2004, 09:49 PM
Thanks a lot Neely.We have like 4000 channels with the 5 satellite dishes for our resto so it better work! lol :)

Space Cowgirl
09-17-2004, 09:56 PM
check out www.das-erste.de, ARD'S HP, maybe you'll get info there

kek
09-18-2004, 12:07 AM
check out www.das-erste.de, ARD'S HP, maybe you'll get info there


There was a time 2-3 years ago that there was some link of German TV broadcasts. They broadcast live German tv over the internet. We got ARD, ZDR etc (forgive if I got it the wrong channel names). I remember I used to watch Patrick Rafter play Halle via internet and world team cup too.

I lost the link or didn't care to use it once he retired, now I don't have it. I don't know if it exists or not. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

kek
09-18-2004, 12:20 AM
Here is a link for a lot of german live tv. I has live stream of ZDF but not ARD. I need to look some more.

http://www.surfmusic.de/deutv.htm

knight_ley
09-18-2004, 03:57 AM
Here is a link for a lot of german live tv. I has live stream of ZDF but not ARD. I need to look some more.

http://www.surfmusic.de/deutv.htm


Thanks! Do they show tennis on any of those channels and if so which one? I will be satisfied enough to watch them onthe computer :)

Neely
09-18-2004, 08:14 AM
We got ARD, ZDR etc (forgive if I got it the wrong channel names)
if you get ARD, then you can watch it :)

kek
09-18-2004, 01:38 PM
if you get ARD, then you can watch it :)


Unfortunately, I can't find ARD live stream only ZDF. Does ZDF ever show tennis or anoother time?

knight_ley
09-18-2004, 02:12 PM
Woohoo! Kiwi finally got his own forum!!!!!

:banana:

kfh_9118
09-18-2004, 03:01 PM
:woohoo:

A forum for Kiwi :woohoo:

Neely
09-18-2004, 04:34 PM
:woohoo:

A forum for Kiwi :woohoo:
Woohoo! Kiwi finally got his own forum!!!!!

:banana:
:banana: :woohoo: YEAH!!!!!! http://www.mysmilie.de/smilies/froehlich/img/010.gif http://www.mysmilie.de/smilies/froehlich/img/010.gif

tangerine_dream
09-18-2004, 04:55 PM
Yaaaaaay! Kiwi finally got his own forum! :woohoo: :banana: :aparty: :dance:

Space Cowgirl
09-18-2004, 06:36 PM
Cool! :yeah:

Neely, are you a mod here now?

Jogy
09-18-2004, 08:30 PM
nice, Kiwi got a forum now :bigclap:

die wtnamanda finally see it :D

now only we have to wait until he is "gesund" again :rolleyes: :o

kiwiteami
09-18-2004, 09:55 PM
congrats for the Kiwi forum..finally! :) Does someone know when the German Davis cup team is leaving???

sol
09-18-2004, 09:59 PM
Kiwi has got his own forum.. wow! :bounce: :banana: :D I'm happy!.

Congrats to Neely, our forum's umpire :D

kiwiteami
09-18-2004, 10:00 PM
What is this that I just read!!! Rainer is NOT playing Davis cup too!! :sad: :eek:

JMG
09-19-2004, 10:26 AM
Yesterday, Kiefer gave an interview as soccer-expert before the game, but he didn't say anything about how his injury feels. :o

Neely
09-19-2004, 02:10 PM
Yesterday, Kiefer gave an interview as soccer-expert before the game, but he didn't say anything about how his injury feels. :o
lol, very cool ;) :smoke:
what did he predict or about what team did he talk?

knight_ley
09-19-2004, 04:11 PM
oooh did anyone get any screencaps of it?! some of us are still *dying* to see his hair! lol...

JMG
09-19-2004, 04:20 PM
He was in Bremen and talked about Hannover, for example that he always hopes for 3 points. :rolleyes: :sad:

Neely
09-19-2004, 04:42 PM
He was in Bremen and talked about Hannover, for example that he always hopes for 3 points. :rolleyes: :sad:
damn, too bad that I didn't see it, would have liked to see that report of this match :banghead:
sometimes I'm even watching ARD Sportschau or ZDF Sportstudio, but not yesterday :o

Neely
09-21-2004, 12:59 PM
new update of Kiwi :)
21.09.2004 : Anekdote
Als ich hier in Bratislava auf die Anlage kam, in welcher am Wochenende die Daviscup-Begegnung ausgetragen wird, glaubte ich, meinen Augen nicht zu trauen: Genau hier habe ich vor vielen Jahren - 1993 oder 1994 - ein ITF-Turnier gewonnen, Einzel und Doppel! Ich schlief in einem der Zimmer direkt auf der Anlage, ganz einfach, ohne Klimaanlage, TV oder sonst einem Luxus. Nur ein Bett, ein Schrank, WC auf dem Flur.. Wahnsinn wie sich die Zeiten geändert haben… Gruß KIWI
When I saw the facilities in Bratislava where the Davis Cup tie will be played this weekened, I thought that I couldn't trust me eyes. It's exactly where I won a ITF tournament in 1993 or 1994 - singles and doubles! I slept in a room near the facility, the conditions have been very ordinary and simple... withouth air condition, without TV or any other luxery like that. Only a bed, a cupboard, toilet in the hall. Unbelievable how the times have changes...


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looks like the team has arrived in Bratislava... :)

I hope the "magic" of this place where Kiwi already won singles and doubles help his teammates, too :rocker2: :D :bounce:

knight_ley
09-21-2004, 02:54 PM
thanks for the translation Neely!!!! I'm sooooooo happy he went down to support them! I hope they do GREAT! :kiss:


:banana:

kiwiteami
09-21-2004, 09:11 PM
Thanks for the translation.At least we know where he is! :worship:

Neely
09-22-2004, 12:17 AM
no problem, you're welcome! :D

I hope he can cheer his teammates to the win :bounce: :bounce:


could be very well the case that the hall where they are playing will be a "Hexenkessel" as we call it in German. Very loud and of course mainly supporting Slovak Republic because it's a home game for them; so every German support, Kiwi's included will be needed :cool: :clap2:

Neely
09-24-2004, 10:10 AM
They interviewed Kiwi before the match of Mayer on TV and he said that he can be happy about the silver medal now and that the first thing he does when he comes home is going to the medal. :D :lol:
He also said that it's awesome how many people congratulated him for this medal. He said that was the biggest feedback of fans that he ever got :bounce:

knight_ley
09-24-2004, 03:09 PM
any picutures yet of the hair........ this is getting depressing for those of us not in germany....... :sad:

Neely
09-24-2004, 05:11 PM
any picutures yet of the hair........ this is getting depressing for those of us not in germany....... :sad:
sorry... :sad: :sad:
I looked around at a few German pages that normally provide pictures, but nothing of Kiwi :shrug:
also nothing at GettyImages yet from the Slovakia vs Germany Davis Cup tie...

knight_ley
09-24-2004, 05:57 PM
thanks for looking for us...

kiwiteami
09-25-2004, 02:14 AM
I am so mad and sad! :sad: I was expecting to see at least one picture of Nicolas but NO,nothing! You people in Germany are so lucky.He must look very nice with the new haircut but I guess,we'll have to wait to see it.When is he coming back to play? Did he say where he was going after?? Give us something..please! :banghead: Maybe they will put a picture tomorrow;I hope so.Another thing that is making me mad,I always buy tennis magazines,the british ones,the american ones,the aussie ones,even the french ones and there is nEVER nothing about Nicolas.The guy had an amazing summer...nope they don,t talk about it..no picture.The only picture that I found was a small one when he was shaking Andy's hand in Indianapolis.There is never an interview with him.We should really write to those magazines and ask them..WHY? not pretty enough? not enough commercial? Not good enough? To all of this I answer NO..so WHY? ...bye :wavey:

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:35 AM
yeah, it's too sad that you couldn't see it :tears: :sad: ... Of course he looks differently now, but of course that doesn't mean he looks bad now :angel:
He is still great and I like the way he was talking to the reporter quite much and it was very sympathic IMO :worship: ;) :clap2:

Did he say where he was going after??
well, he said that at the beginning of the new week he has to see his doctor again to do a few new scans in order to determine how far the healing of his injury already is.
He didn't say a detailled date when he wants to return, he just said he hopes to be still able playing some tournaments this year. But again, like already on his homepage, he said that he doesn't want to rush things and that he want to cure it properly with all the time needed.


Concerning his current look... I think the best guideline is the picture of Fee's avatar. He looks VERY CLOSE like that. :yeah:

Kiwi came for some statements to the moderator at two different times: before Florian's match and before Tommy's match. First he was wearing a white long sleeves
practice suit and before Tommy's match he apperently took it off and was then only wearing a red sleeveless shirt and was showing his painted German flag on his upper arm. :) Most people in the German box painted a German flag on their arms or in their face... Waske was probably the craziest and loudest guy of the German box when it came to supporting the team and Kiwi said that he needs to be careful or he has a sore throat tomorrow(today) when playing doubles. :lol:

kiwiteami
09-25-2004, 02:41 AM
Thanks a lot Neely for the infos.I hope that you'll be able to get some more tomorrow.He painted a german flag on his arm..how cute..and the idiots didn't take any pics of that! How cruel!! He has the most amazing arms..lol :worship: Thanks again Neely :angel:

Neely
09-25-2004, 02:58 AM
no problem, you're always welcome, I'm glad to give you impressions of what I have been watching today whenever I can :yeah:

BTW, as a little note, Kiwi was also asked for his predictions in the World Group semifinals: He said something like "USA clear win with Roddick and Fish at home" and then for the other semifinal he didn't go for the big favorites Spain, but picked France.... so I guess that also shows his link to France because he is himself half French origin... :angel: ;) or maybe it was knowledge and experience that he went for France because France isn't making it too easy for Spain and Moyá already lost to Mathieu

knight_ley
09-25-2004, 03:32 AM
oooh! i just looked at Fee's icon and he looked sooo cuute! aww i cannot wait to see pix now! and thanks so much for the info!

Fee
09-25-2004, 05:07 AM
Thanks Neely. That is so cute that they had those temporary tattoos or flag paints or whatever on them. Wish I could be there too, in the German team box...

kek
09-25-2004, 12:56 PM
Thanks Neely for keeping us all informed. As for the new haircut, I personally prefer it shorter and the look you describe is quite nice :D His long hair hides his pretty eyes.

Well he hasn't officially withdrawn from the Japan Open starting October 4th. I guess next week he will find out if he will play it or not.

kiwiteami
09-25-2004, 09:46 PM
Yes Germany won in the doubles,I just read that,so did someone watch the match on tv and if so,is there any news about Kiwi? I bought the american tennis magazine and WOW there is a picture of Nicolas..a small one but still it's better than nothing!! :worship:

knight_ley
09-26-2004, 01:44 AM
what magazine! i'm gonna go buy it tomorrow!

kiwiteami
09-26-2004, 03:04 AM
Tennis magazine..it has Rodger on the cover and inside Sharapova doing yoya!! But I am telling you,the picture is small! STILL it is an event when theyput Nicolas inside!!

knight_ley
09-26-2004, 03:24 AM
Kief in a magazine! thats like BEYOND amazing to me so i will be there at 10am tomorro when the open!!!!

knight_ley
09-26-2004, 03:27 AM
Desperate times call for desperate measures...............

or maybe after three weeks of not seeing him at all, i am just praying that i can see him again.........

and i stumble upon this picture.

the caption read :: Germany's Alexander Waske (news), center, is embraced by unidentified team members after he and Tommy Haas (news) defeated Slovakia's Karol Kucera (news) and Dominik Hrbaty (news) 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the Davis Cup World Group playoff doubles in Bratislava, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004. Germany leads 2-1. (AP Photo/CTK, Samo Kubani)

the person closest to the camera... in the center.... is that Kief????!! i think it is, but some of you have actually seen him.... if this is the back of him, at least i know he is still alive out there... hehe....... :angel:

kiwiteami
09-26-2004, 03:30 AM
but why is that,why is he nEVER in a magazine?? For heaven's sake,they even put 2 pages of Grosjean with like 6 pictures of him and big ones!! We should created our own magazine...the KIWIMAG!! lol :eek:

knight_ley
09-26-2004, 04:15 AM
hahahahaha!!!!!!!! aww we could take turns going to Germany to interview him!!!!!!

Neely
09-26-2004, 09:30 AM
the person closest to the camera... in the center.... is that Kief????!! i think it is, but some of you have actually seen him.... if this is the back of him, at least i know he is still alive out there... hehe....... :angel:
no, I don't think this is Kiwi... the person in the center, closest to the camera doesn't wear a cast at his right arm (Kiwi has that, a blue one that fixes the wrist and about the half of his forearm). And the 2nd closest person in the center embraces Waske with his right arm, I think Kiwi would never do that as he almost doesn't use his right arm for anything and I saw him celebrating with Haas and he only used his left arm to touch/handshake him. He also used some hair gel for his hair.

But do you see the red shirt on the left on this picture? I think that is Kiwi :) as he was the only one in Germany's box who I could notice with a red shirt and not wearing the white Germany practise suit like the other four team members on the picture.

knight_ley
09-26-2004, 04:04 PM
no, I don't think this is Kiwi... the person in the center, closest to the camera doesn't wear a cast at his right arm (Kiwi has that, a blue one that fixes the wrist and about the half of his forearm). And the 2nd closest person in the center embraces Waske with his right arm, I think Kiwi would never do that as he almost doesn't use his right arm for anything and I saw him celebrating with Haas and he only used his left arm to touch/handshake him. He also used some hair gel for his hair.

But do you see the red shirt on the left on this picture? I think that is Kiwi :) as he was the only one in Germany's box who I could notice with a red shirt and not wearing the white Germany practise suit like the other four team members on the picture.


eeee!!!!!!! haha I found his shoulder! haha now i just need to find a pic of his HEAD! haha....... thanks hun :)

kiwiteami
09-26-2004, 05:45 PM
Germany lost!!! :sad:

Neely
09-27-2004, 02:40 AM
Germany lost!!! :sad:
yes, that's indeed very disappointing. Even though, after watching the matches, I think that they couldn't have done much better with this team and with this draw. Hrbaty was damn strong the whole weekend long and Tommy clearly couldn't beat him.

Also I think it wasn't Florian's fault. He had so much pressure on him and he is so young and unexperienced, he wasn't 100% fit, especially in his 2nd match when he felt pain in his arm and he couldn't serve hard enough (see Florian's cheering thread, I reported about that) and made it too easy for Kucera. He played his first Davis Cup matches this weekend and it's terrible if you aren't even fit then. But Germany didn't have any better choices left. Kohlschreiber caught a cold this weekend and didn't have the good result like Mayer and Waske is no good enough singles player. I hope he can do better in future and I'm sure he will do great in his career if he doesn't lose the focus and this Davis Cup weekend could turn out to be a great learning experience for him in his future.

It's sad that Germany got this bad draw against Slovakia (other teams like Chile (vs Japan at home), Russia (vs Thailand at home), Czech Republic (vs Paraguay who have virtually no strong players), Australia (at home against Marocco on grass)... they all had more luck and a more favorable draw :rolleyes: :sad: ) and even more it's unfortunate that the lot decided they have to face them away. The injuries of Rainer and Kiwi, the two best-ranked playes weighted too heavy at the end and it's really bad luck that this happend to both of them. Especially Kiwi was playing great recently before his injury and he knows how to beat Hrbaty (in his interview before the Hrbaty/Mayer match he said that you may not give Hrbaty pace because he loves that) and I think he or Rainer also couldn't have done worse against Kucera :sad:

Germany with Schüttler, Kiefer, Haas and Mayer, four players ranked all in the top 40 has to stay in the Europe/Africa group now in Davis Cup for 2005. Sometimes it's really unfair becaue the injuries have been to heavy and their team will be great next year if they all stay healthy. I hope they can at least make it to the World Group next year.

knight_ley
09-27-2004, 02:49 AM
I have faith that they'll make it next year... as you said as long as everyone stays healthy. :) If Kief and Rainer hadn't gotten hurt / sick, I think the German team would have done some serious damage....... Oh well...... Next year...

sol
09-27-2004, 03:01 AM
Goodnight!

I'm sorry about Germany, Neely! :sad: :hug:

Unfortunately you're right about the draw. I was writing about this topic in the “Español” forum. However, Slovakia has been the great executioner for other teams as Chile and Argentina in previous play-off several years ago. I think that the Kucera’s experience was the key for the victory in the decisive match. I have faith in that Florian will make it better in the next opportunities.

Neely
09-27-2004, 01:53 PM
What Kiwi is writing on his homepage after returning from Davis Cup...

27.09.2004 : Ziel verfehlt!
Das Ziel war klar und hätte mit ein wenig Glück auch ohne Rainer und mich erreicht werden können: die Rückkehr in die Daviscup-Weltgruppe. Nach dem 2:3 von Bratislava bin ich frustriert in die Heimat zurück. Mann oh Mann habe ich mich geärgert. Ich saß ja nur auf der Tribüne, so dass mir die Hände gebunden waren. Von dort aber habe ich alles versucht, habe angefeuert, reingebrüllt, Kfaft und Energie investiert, wie ich es als Aktiver auf dem Platz mehr hätte nicht tun können. Doch geholfen hat alles nichts.

Es ist frustrierend, aber auch ärgerlich. Es war mehr drin. Nun einzelne als Schuldige zu suchen halte ich für Blödsinn. "Wir" und damit beziehe ich mich voll mit ein - habe unser Ziel verfehlt.

Das bedeutet, dass wir ein weiteres Jahr in der zweiten Liga des Tennis herumhängen. So ein Mist. Nun hoffe ich aber, dass bei anstehenden Personalentscheidungen nichts überstürzt wird. Alles sollte in Ruhe bedacht und entschieden werden.

Ähnlich agiere ich mit meiner persönlichen Situation. Gerade bin ich in Berlin eingetroffen, wo ich mich dem nächsten medizinischen Check unterziehe. Danach wird der weitere Schlachtplan festgelegt. Zwar möchte ich möglichst schnell zurück auf die Tour, doch geht die Gesundheit vor. Mit aktuellen Ergebnissen melde ich mich!

Ach ja, noch zwei Infos: für meinen neuen Haarschnitt zeichnet meine Freundin Inga verantwortlich, die mich unmittelbar nach meiner Rückkehr aus den USA zum Friseur schickte. Ich muß schon sagen, der Kurzschnitt ist deutrlich pflegeleichter...

Und so werden mir morgen auch nicht die Haare die Sicht verdecken, wenn ich als Co-Kommentator von Matthias Stach bei Premiere über das Nachholspiel von Hannover 96 aus der AWD Arena berichte.

Mission failed:
Our goal was clear and with a little bit more luck we could have reached it even without Rainer and me: returning to the Davis Cup World Group. After the 2:3 defeat I returned frustrated from Bratislava to my home. Gosh, I was that angry. I only had a seat in the box, so "my hands were tied". But from there I tried everything, I cheered for our team and shouted encouragments to my teammates, I invested power and energy like if I were playing myself on the court. But it didn't help.

It's frustrating and at the same time painful. We had the chance. But now looking for individual culprits is stupid IMO. "We", and I'm including myself saying that, failed our mission.

That means that we have to hang around another year in the 2nd league of tennis. What a bummer! But now I hope that possible decisions concerning our Davis Cup staff are not rushed. Everything should be well-thought before deciding. [Kühnen is expected to continue his job, all players hopefully remain in the team for next year]

Similarly, I'm dealing with my personal situation. I just arrived in Berlin where I will go undergo the next medical check-up. After that I will make my plan of action [for the rest of the season]. I would like to return as soon as possible to the Tour, but my health has priority. I will let you know when I have more news.

To conclude, two final infos: the person who was responsible for my new haircut was my girlfriend Inga. When I returned from the USA, she soon sent me to the haircutter. I must say that the new shorter hair is easier to clean...

And my new hair will not obscure my view on the Hannover 96 soccer game in the AWD arena for that I will be 2nd commentator together with Mathias Stach on Premiere [German pay TV channel televising this game].

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Holy shit, that's really cool that the channel had the idea to ask Kiwi to co-commentate the game of his favorite team :smoke: :)

Space Cowgirl
09-27-2004, 02:44 PM
haha, that was a really funny message from Kiwi :D . He must be reading the comments about his hairstyle somewhere!

snoop
09-27-2004, 03:01 PM
Holy shit, that's really cool that the channel had the idea to ask Kiwi to co-commentate the game of his favorite team :smoke: :)
wow, that is really really cool :D I´ll watch it!

Neely
09-27-2004, 03:16 PM
after the examination his homepage was updated again with this!

Gute Heilung, aber...
Nach einer eingehenden Untersuchung gab Dr. Dirk Jung in Berlin folgende Erklärung über den Heilungsstand der verletzten rechten Hand von Nicolas Kiefer ab:

"Es zeigt sich insgesamt ein sehr guter Therapieverlauf. Die Beschwerden sind rückläufig. Der Untersuchungsbefund hat sich deutlich gebessert. Es erfolgt die weitere Ruhigstellung des rechten Handgelenks bis Mitte nächster Woche. Danach erfolgt eine erneute Kernspin-Thomographie und bei entsprechend gutem Ergebnis die Abnahme der Schiene."

Good healing, but...
After an in-depth examination Dr. Dirk Jung gave the following statement about the healing of the injured right hand of Nicolas Kiefer:

"Altogether the treatment is very well. The troubles are regressing and the diagnostic findings have improved. The wrist will be further immobilized until the middle of next week. After this we will do another scan and if we get an adequate result/healing, the splint/cast will be removed."

JMG
09-27-2004, 03:27 PM
I think Matthias Stach has had the idea. He's the only one from Premiere who has something to do with tennis. I wonder that he never participate in the TMS coverage.

But fo sure, the most important thing is that H96 takes the 3 points and wins for the 3rd time in only 7 days. :)

knight_ley
09-27-2004, 03:34 PM
oooh thanks so much Neely!

Neely
09-27-2004, 03:44 PM
I think Matthias Stach has had the idea. He's the only one from Premiere who has something to do with tennis. I wonder that he never participate in the TMS coverage.
exactly, maybe it was Stach because he knows Kiwi and that he is a famous Hannover 96 fan :clap2:

But fo sure, the most important thing is that H96 takes the 3 points and wins for the 3rd time in only 7 days. :)
I will pull for them :angel: :smoke: ... normally I'm not that much interested in league soccer but I'm getting more and more interested in them when Kiwi is so often involved in their matches, commentating their games or giving statements about them ;)

JMG
09-27-2004, 07:04 PM
It will be interesting tomorrow. I couldn't commentate the match without being angry all the time. And I can't imagine that Kiwi can be neutral in his comments. Lots of Bielefeld fans will be angry about him I guess. :D
And I can tell you, that H96 has imo the best goalkeeper in Germany at the moment. :cool: you will see

Another thing I want to say is, that it could be helpful for him, if Kiefer doesn't play golf anymore in the future, because this a sport which is bad for your wrist. ;)

Fee
09-27-2004, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the info Neely. I love to see Nic's sense of humor every once in a while and I think the haircut comment was cute. It seems he is healing quickly and I am glad to hear that.

knight_ley
09-27-2004, 10:53 PM
If anyone can make any screencaps of Kiwi during these soccer games, I would love you for life. :kiss:

kfh_9118
09-28-2004, 04:24 AM
Just realised that Kiwi has a girlfriend :cool:

Does anyone here know more about her? Maybe a photo?

So great that Kiwi updated his website regularly and keep his fans updated :cool: Thanks to Neely for the translation, you're great as always :hug:

Wondering if Kiwi came here and read our posts. Maybe someone can post this link in his website guestbook ;) He needs to know he has so many great truly fans here ;)

sol
09-28-2004, 04:29 AM
Wondering if Kiwi came here and read our posts. Maybe someone can post this link in his website guestbook ;) He needs to know he has so many great truly fans here ;)

:yeah:
This should be funny. :cool: If the fans can write in his website, then they can make reference to this Thread. Why not? ;) :angel:

knight_ley
09-28-2004, 05:20 AM
Just realised that Kiwi has a girlfriend :cool:

Does anyone here know more about her? Maybe a photo?



There are pictures of her on his website... in the galleries and in his bio section :) She's very pretty. I attached one of them below. And I read some article from like 1999 that mentioned her so they've been together for at least 5 years I'm assuming. Here....... I found the article. (http://nicolaskiefer.tripod.com/article4.html)

:)