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Old 01-21-2006, 05:11 PM   #136
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They showed the match on espn2 until the end which is 3am,i know i stayed up all night and i am so tired today.lol.he played well,nothing bad to say about his game.Mc enroe kept on saying that he is wacky,in your face and gets under your skin but that is his game.he said that he is smart and him questionning all the balls is Kiefer just being...Kiefer.very good win.he is fit and it showed.now Chela
Yeah I stayed up the whole time too; it ended 2am my time. I watched it from the first, but I didn't time how long it was so I don't know exactly how much they showed us. It was just A LOT of Kiwi and I was very happy That's the best I've seen him play in a long time and I loved how Patty Mac was defending Kiwi's style and saying how intelligent he is on court. I hope ESPN2 gets Mac to call all Kiwi matches instead of Gilbert.
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:11 PM   #137
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I hope ESPN2 gets Mac to call all Kiwi matches instead of Gilbert.
Do not get me wrong, I don't like Gilbert at ALL, but when he called the Kiwi / Agassi match from Montreal last year I was in hysterics at his comments towards Kiwi. But I think in a match that Kiwi wasn't going insane during he would be annoying... And we don't want Kiwi losing his brain right now Just think Amanda, we would have never had the Mr. T Starter Kit without Gilbert
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:13 PM   #138
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Did you notice he didn't play or try one proper backhand longline the whole match when engaged in the baseline rallies?
i was thinkin about the same during the match. he could have won many points with longline backhands. Ferrero just didn't seem to have a chance to return the ball from the other side of the court, they kept staying at the same position hitting crosscourts all the time.
btw i just came home from a match, hell i was hitting crosscourts all the time so i think i should shut up now. LOL

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Old 01-21-2006, 07:05 PM   #139
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Well done Kiwi! I´m soo sad that I didn´t get to see the match, but I´m sure that he played great. His next opponent will be Chela and I think that he can beat him. He has a great chance to make the quarters and I hope that he takes it.
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Old 01-22-2006, 02:15 AM   #140
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Yeah I missed it to He had to play well to take out JCF. That's a pretty impressive win. I agree he does have a great chance against Chela, though I think it will be tough. Good luck KIWI!!!!
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Do not get me wrong, I don't like Gilbert at ALL, but when he called the Kiwi / Agassi match from Montreal last year I was in hysterics at his comments towards Kiwi. But I think in a match that Kiwi wasn't going insane during he would be annoying... And we don't want Kiwi losing his brain right now Just think Amanda, we would have never had the Mr. T Starter Kit without Gilbert
Ah, quite true, Mary. Where would we be had the Mr. T Starter Kit comment never been said by Gilbert? Well, he was an alright guy at that precise moment, but any other time he is annoying. Maybe he'll surprise me one day and say something else worthwhile ...
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Maybe he'll surprise me one day and say something else worthwhile ...
Don't hold your breath on that one
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I see Nicolas took my advice and shaved that scraggy beard off. Well done Bravo

I think he has a good chance against Chela-Nicolas with the win in 5 sets.
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Old 01-23-2006, 01:22 AM   #144
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I see Nicolas took my advice and shaved that scraggy beard off. Well done Bravo

I think he has a good chance against Chela-Nicolas with the win in 5 sets.
He has won the first 2 sets
Hope he won't lose his concentration/temper again, and will close this match in straight sets.

This is probably his best chance in a GS to be in the semifinal

Good luck Kiwi, and keep fighting
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Btw, he broke to lead 3-1 in the third set
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Well down, Kiwi!!!!!!
He closed it in straight sets, he didn't serve as well as in the match against Ferrero, but it was still good enough and I was surprsied that Chela could do nothing really bad on consistent basis to harm Kiwi from the basline.

Damn, that was a great match, I'm glad that he stayed concentrated and that he was good enough to win this tiebreak in the first.

BTW, Kiwi showed again a few backhand longlines He hit a few out, but maybe he starts to have more confidence in that shot again!!!

nice was that Kiefer went over the group of Germans fans that supported him in this match and gave them a handshake to thank them for their support

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Wow,what a performance vs Chela.i am still jumping up and down,rolling all over the carpet,screaming and yes..crying.i am so happy for him.he has worked so hard.
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I definately cried a bit myself. We've been waiting what? like six years to see him get back to a QF in a slam?

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Just wanted to pop in and congratulate Kiwi and his diehard fans on an excellent win over Chela today and for the making the QFs of a slam in such a long time. He was looking sharp out there, nothing Chela could do. I'm also happy to see that his hurt ankle is bandaged up, I worry that he'll reinjure himself on that sticky surface.

Good luck to Kiwi in the next round.
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