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06-29-2005 10:54 PM
Neely
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

:yesah: Thanks, kiwifan80 and everybody else who attached pics, for taking your time posting this incredible collection of pics here for us all to enjoy

06-28-2005 05:01 AM
kiwifan80
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

Quote:
Originally Posted by simpleternity
omg great pictures!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No problem
06-28-2005 02:35 AM
knight_ley
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

omg great pictures!!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-27-2005 10:41 PM
kiwifan80
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

Some interesting pics from the Federor match











06-25-2005 09:49 PM
kiwifan80
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

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Originally Posted by kek
I wasn't expecting too much and Nicolas far exceeded my expectations. Such a pity that it didn't go into a 5th but we will never never know what the outcome could have been.

If Nicolas played this well and determind in ALL his matches, there is no reason why he should lose to anyone.

I hope he get's something postive out of this loss and apply it toward a winning summer US hardcourt season. He has lots of points to defend.
I wasn't expecting that much either, but he really made a match of it- to say the least. He had chances that he shud've takin(that damn double fault on break point ), but all in all he should be happy about his performance. It really showed me how well he cud play if he's consitant. I also luved his attitude during the match. He was so positive. Good match Kiwi!!!!!!!


Pics from this match-

















06-25-2005 06:28 PM
Tricky_Forehand
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

A side from not being able to close out the 4th...I hope that he can be proud of himself for how he played the match. Especially coming back in that 2nd set TB. He did well today
06-25-2005 05:09 PM
kek
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

I wasn't expecting too much and Nicolas far exceeded my expectations. Such a pity that it didn't go into a 5th but we will never never know what the outcome could have been.

If Nicolas played this well and determind in ALL his matches, there is no reason why he should lose to anyone.

I hope he get's something postive out of this loss and apply it toward a winning summer US hardcourt season. He has lots of points to defend.
06-25-2005 05:02 PM
knight_ley
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

and some more
06-25-2005 04:59 PM
knight_ley
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

ps -- here are some pictures from today's match
06-25-2005 04:54 PM
sol
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neely
Goooooooooooooo Kiwi for US Hardcourt Season!!!
Yep... Good match against God

Kiwi

06-25-2005 04:49 PM
knight_ley
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

I wish I had watched the entire match, but of course ESPN2 had to show venus and sharapova so we just saw the tiebreak and 3 other games. But just the fact that he could go up to Roger, not only take a set but give him some scares makes me happy. Maybe it'll shut up some of the haters, but I doubt it.
I was never really sad / mad , maybe cuz i didnt get to see the whole match... I hope he does not get down on himself.... I guess we'll have to wait and see what he writes on his site, hopefully he is going into the US Hard courts very positive
06-25-2005 04:05 PM
Neely
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

Exactly, you said it zethand. That's what Kiwi was missing in this match: he was missing the ability to knock at Federer again in situations that could have Federer seriously rattled.

For example, the way the third set started was toooooo good for Federer. He broke Kiwi in the 2nd game of the third set and this of course was a golden start again for Federer because it made him quickly forget the loss of the 2nd set, which was actually a kind of seldomly seen choke because he was up two minibreaks in that tiebreak already. I wished Kiwi would have played a closer third set, but the start was already sup-optimal. Towards the end of the third set, Kiwi played a great last game of the set as he was already down 0-40 on Federer's serve and with great play and very offensive returns (winners), he earned his first break point of the match there. Another return which would have been a winner was just barely denied by the net cord. But I think that was a good basement for a better fourth set.

The other thing was that he failed to consolidate the two breaks of serve against Federer. I wished that he held just one more time after these breaks, just for the feeling how it is to lead by break of serve against Federer. Damn!

Two key situations for me. A third one would be not high enough 1st serve percentage (not enough free/easy points and aces) over the whole match, especially in situations where it counted.


But overall I'm not so mad at Kiwi, because he did a better job than in his previous matches Just the opponent was of a much higher profile of player...


Goooooooooooooo Kiwi for US Hardcourt Season!!!
06-25-2005 03:51 PM
zethand
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

I was mad at him when he lost his op to win the 4th... But he played outstanding against Federer... Federer was kind of desperate when he lost the 2nd...
Well done Kiwi! Im not mad anymore
06-25-2005 03:12 PM
Neely
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

I'm glad that he didn't get destroyed completely and that Federer also didn't get the best day today. Too bad that he didn't get into the fifth set, almost no first serves when he needed to serve out the set

But overall it was a good performance and I wished that Kiwi could play like that and even better more times.

At the end the result is the wrong outcome for me, but I have to extract the positive moment out of this match, namely those when Kiwi made Federer look like an ordinary top 30 player
06-25-2005 02:13 PM
knight_ley
Re: Kiwi's Wimbledon 2005

I'm very proud of Kiwi for this result. All I have to say is BRING ON THE HARD COURTS! Let's hope for an effort like last summer but with some tournament wins
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