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Old 01-29-2008, 12:02 PM   #76
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Kühnen's attempt of an explanation for not picking him is plain embarrassing:
«Sein Comeback war sensationell, keine Frage. Aber hier ist mir das Risiko zu groß», sagte der Bundestrainer. «Kiwi gehört natürlich zum erweiterten Kreis des Davis-Cup-Teams, wird aber leider immer wieder von Verletzungen zurückgeworfen.»
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Too big a risk because he constantly gets injured.

We're often making fun of the French soap opera in Davis Cup, but that one takes the cake! Unbelievable!
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:48 PM   #77
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too bad...
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:03 PM   #78
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I hate that decision...
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What does he mean by "too big a risk"? That Kiefer is lacking match praxis (on clay)? But surely not that he's afraid of Kiefer injuring himself right before a single's match. That would be ridiculous.

Oh well, it's sad, but not totally unexpected and hardly matters for this tie. If Kiefer continues to play decent tennis in the upcoming HC tourneys, then there's no doubt that he'll play in April against Spain.
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What does he mean by "too big a risk"? That Kiefer is lacking match praxis (on clay)? But surely not that he's afraid of Kiefer injuring himself right before a single's match. That would be ridiculous.

Oh well, it's sad, but not totally unexpected and hardly matters for this tie. If Kiefer continues to play decent tennis in the upcoming HC tourneys, then there's no doubt that he'll play in April against Spain.
if you got kicked like that would you really want to be in this team again??? kühnen planned this from the moment he choosed the surface and arena. Kiwi didn`t play on clay for nearly 2 years so this fact helps as an argument and he choosed Braunschweig right in front of Kiwi's house to make it hurt even more if he will not be allowed to play and the ankle injury just made the plan perfect! Kiwi said he is fit while Petzschner had to retire in a final last sunday!!! And Mayer lost in first round from September - January including a first round loss in Heilbronn CHALLENGER against a QUALIFIER (Challenger-Qualifier)!!! Why was Kühnen not honest?? Why didn`t he just say "I don't like Kiwi that's why I take Mayer! That would have made it a lot easier for Kiwi to plan his spring season.
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Well, he wants to represent Germany and enjoys being in the DC team, so yeah, it's humiliating, but if Kiefer continues like that and stays calm when asked about this decision, then no way can Kuehnen do this again when they play against Spain on a faster surface. Unless Haas decides to play, of course.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:10 PM   #82
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by the way... Kühnen only nominated 4 players and introduced Kampke as practicepartner. So who is the No 5?? The ITF Rule says 5 players have to be named and one day before the tie 4 of them have to be nominated... Is KAMPKE no 5????? That would be another hit into Kiwi's face...
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Like four:love said it, I also think it is not surprising because I wrote and feared something like that already.

IMO the main reason for his decision is that the team was so succesful and happy without Kiwi last year and that Kiwi wasted a very good chance in February 2006 against France to make an impact on the team. He came with the biggest Grand Slam result of his career to Davis Cup, and could not prove it. And he also had some little issues with the team (not spending enough time with them, not appearing for a collective lunch or breakfast) which brought him bad news again. I'm sure some of you remember it. This was a huge blow, I think.

Kiwi really needs to continue like that. If he rises up in the rankings even more, it will be almost impossible for Kühnen to give reasons like this one.
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Like four:love said it, I also think it is not surprising because I wrote and feared something like that already.

IMO the main reason for his decision is that the team was so succesful and happy without Kiwi last year and that Kiwi wasted a very good chance in February 2006 against France to make an impact on the team. He came with the biggest Grand Slam result of his career to Davis Cup, and could not prove it. And he also had some little issues with the team (not spending enough time with them, not appearing for a collective lunch or breakfast) which brought him bad news again. I'm sure some of you remember it. This was a huge blow, I think.

Kiwi really needs to continue like that. If he rises up in the rankings even more, it will be almost impossible for Kühnen to give reasons like this one.

yeah, sure he wasted his chances in the past, when he didn't behave like a team player. But Berrer? That's so ridiculous. If Kohli gets hurt it will be very close...
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:39 AM   #85
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Like four:love said it, I also think it is not surprising because I wrote and feared something like that already.

IMO the main reason for his decision is that the team was so succesful and happy without Kiwi last year and that Kiwi wasted a very good chance in February 2006 against France to make an impact on the team. He came with the biggest Grand Slam result of his career to Davis Cup, and could not prove it. And he also had some little issues with the team (not spending enough time with them, not appearing for a collective lunch or breakfast) which brought him bad news again. I'm sure some of you remember it. This was a huge blow, I think.

Kiwi really needs to continue like that. If he rises up in the rankings even more, it will be almost impossible for Kühnen to give reasons like this one.
But there was World Team Cup 2006 when Patrik Kühnen and Alex Waske praised Kiwi so much for leading the team so well and for his win against Gaudio. That was after the Davis Cup in Halle.
Anyway... if Kühnen is still offended by something that happened 2 years ago he should play in kindergarten but not work as Davis Cup Coach. Look at Barbara Ritter in Fed Cup. She nominated Analena Grönefeld to motivate her and show her that it's time to comeback. What did Kühnen say last year when Kiwi was injured? "For sure there is no place in the Davis Cup Team for Kiwi this year" not mentioning his comments at World Team Cup 2007 when he was hoping that Kiwi would be still injured and give his place in the team to Kohlschreiber.
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Tür für Kiefer bleibt geöffnet
Danach hat Kiefer die Zeit bei Physiotherapeut Klaus Eder in Donaustauf für Reha-Maßnahmen genutzt, fühlte sich nun wieder fit und ist über die Nichtberücksichtigung enttäuscht. "Ich war bereit, aber der Teamchef hat anders entschieden. Das habe ich zu respektieren", erklärte Kiefer. Für die Zukunft lässt Kühnen dem oft eigenwilligen Niedersachsen bewusst die Tür offen: "Ich habe Verständnis für seine Enttäuschung. Er ist in keinster Weise für immer raus, leider war sein Saisonstart nicht so glücklich."

Bei den Asiaten hat lediglich Spitzenspieler Lee Hyung-Taik (44.) Meriten im internationalen Turnierzirkus gesammelt. An Jae-Sung (331.), Jun Woong-Sun (336.) und Kim Hyun-Joon (1044.) sind noch nicht aufgefallen. Vor allem um den auf schnellen Belegen gefährlichen Lee auszuschalten, hatte sich Kühnen auch nach Rücksprache mit Kohlschreiber für den eigentlich ungeliebten Sandplatz entschieden.
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I think it will be better for the whole situation if Lee wins on Friday, not that Kühnen gets the idea to nominate Berrer or Mayer against Spain. I still can't believe what Kühnen did.
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at least he seems to be a little surprised by the great support Kiwi got from fans and media already. If Berrer or Mayer will lose their match against Lee or even better against the Korean No 2 Kühnen will get a lot more critics than he already got. I want Germany to win but two wins from Kohli and the double is enough :-) I am cheering for a 3:2! And I will wear my Kiwi-Shirt in Braunschweig!!
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Haha, you folks are right. And show them, kiwi10is, by making some noise for Kiefer.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:32 PM   #90
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Obviously it wasn't too risky for Kühnen to nominate Waske against Russia when it was clear that Waske was in big injury trouble the weeks before and even said things like "I wouldn't play if it wasn't for Daviscup".

I wonder what Kühnen will do if Waske starts playing a few weeks before the Spain tie. Would it be too risky to nominate him then? The same goes for Haas.
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