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Old 07-21-2007, 09:58 AM   #16
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He is the 7th seed in Indianapolis qualifying

He has a bye in round 1
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:22 PM   #17
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He is the 7th seed in Indianapolis qualifying

He has a bye in round 1
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/T...007/419/qs.pdf
interesting move from him/his camp opting not play in challengers. choosing to challenge the big boys while ranked just inside top400. well he qualified in los angeles, lets see what he can do here.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:18 PM   #18
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Kei just beat Melo
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he also beat Sa 7-5 6-3, he's now in the MD
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Wow
Excellent win for Kei

Sa is a good player, I remember him when he made the Wimbledon Quarter Finals a few years back.
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Kei could play Kunitsyn, another qualifier or Monfils.

As long as he stays away from Monfils, I will be happy.

I think Kunitsyn may be a bit out of his league at the moment unfortunately
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Excellent win for Kei

Sa is a good player, I remember him when he made the Wimbledon Quarter Finals a few years back.
Kei has beaten the recent wimbledon doubles champions...separately ofcouse, first Melo than Sa
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i rather see him face Kunitsyn or mofils than another qualifier. even if he lose, he will be given a good test and we'll know more about his game in terms of where he stand.

Ill give him a 40% chance against Kunitsyn, n 15% against mofils.
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Kei has beaten the recent wimbledon doubles champions...separately ofcouse, first Melo than Sa
Semi-finalists only
Anybody seen him play or know what style of game he has?
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Anybody seen him play or know what style of game he has?
You're right, the french team was the champions.
wonder what made me thought the brazillians won ...maybe cos they broke a record in one of their matches made me remember them.
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i also want to see his matches n know more about his game.

i've read somewhere before that he likes playing at the baseline using his groundies, thats abt all i know atm.
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well i saw kei in LA.. i actually ballkidded for him during the qualies. at the time, i didnt really pay attention to him actually, i was basically staring at the ball the whole time -____- but from what i remember, he likes to grind it out at the baseline and from what ive seen, he hits amazing passing shots when his opponents do get to net. compared to some of his opponents, he lacks power but he plays smartly. i think during his match with moodie in the LA MD, it was super mental. he started off strong, he actually had an early break, up 2-0 but then lost like.. a couple straight points after that -___- i didnt watch the whole match but i watched the end, he got insanely fustrated and even threw his racket once. that actually surprised me, wasnt expecting that from him.
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i actually took some reaaaally really short clips of him playing, i'll try to upload those as soon as possible. they dont really show him playing but i'll post them anyway. oh yeah here are some pics







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well i saw kei in LA.. i actually ballkidded for him during the qualies. at the time, i didnt really pay attention to him actually, i was basically staring at the ball the whole time -____- but from what i remember, he likes to grind it out at the baseline and from what ive seen, he hits amazing passing shots when his opponents do get to net. compared to some of his opponents, he lacks power but he plays smartly. i think during his match with moodie in the LA MD, it was super mental. he started off strong, he actually had an early break, up 2-0 but then lost like.. a couple straight points after that -___- i didnt watch the whole match but i watched the end, he got insanely fustrated and even threw his racket once. that actually surprised me, wasnt expecting that from him.
hey thanks xpress0h for sharing what u know abt kei.
i hope he can develop his baseline game to an all court game, volleys and net points are very entertaining. Most of the Asian players on my sigy can play that style of game.

He's around 17yr, probably still developing physically and mentally. So i don't think power will pose too much problem. But his mentality will have to come with experience and if he can figure things out. Even great players like Federer wasn't born with the mental strength he has today!...this reminds me of Xavier Malisse, who i think his game developed alot faster than his mentality.

Did you by any chance saw Kei's serving speed, 1st or 2nd serves? I'm just wondering...although his match with Moodie probably wasn't play on a court with lots of facilities.
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thanks for all the report

He plays Alejandro Falla in the first round.

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