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Old 01-04-2006, 03:04 PM   #31
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I think if both win 3-0, Argentina only has to lose one set more than our team. But of course, it will be difficult enough to win 3-0 with only one player in the team.
From realistic chance we have to see that the Cup is over for the German Team. A final is still possible, but only possible if Grönefeld can come out much much better against the Netherlands. Kiefer should beat Wessels, and then to take the mixed match also.

By the way, checking the stats of Kiwi's match against Gaudio, I see that he again didn't allow a break point and his serve was really very well
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:47 AM   #32
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Please someone tell me that Kiwi has more likely withdrawn because they knew they would need to win 3-0 which was not possible anymore after Grönefeld lost; and not because his back injury was really that bad and forced him to forfeit!
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Please someone tell me that Kiwi has more likely withdrawn because they knew they would need to win 3-0 which was not possible anymore after Grönefeld lost; and not because his back injury was really that bad and forced him to forfeit!
I am glad he didn't play after ALG lost her match. No point of risking another injury. He did have a bit problem with his back in his mixed double match yesterday, but it doesn't seem serious.

Not get rest Kiwi and be ready to shine in the AO.

I have a really good feeling Kiwi will do good in this year's AO
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Thanks for confirmation I hope you are right about the shining at the AO.

But for me it was a bit of a little blow in his preperations, because I had so much the hope that he will be able to play two relaxed tournaments prior tro the Australian Open and now he is in the same situation again like last year when he had to rest after Adelaide, couldn't go to Sydney and then caught a cold at Melbourne that forced him to stay in bed for a few days (if I remember correctly). It's not that good, but I think the back thing can be cured in this time and he should be able to practise and I think it's better than having a cold (or more severe injury, which goes without saying).
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Wasn't it also last year that the madman with a gun ran loose in his hotel? That was a bit unnerving, I'm sure.
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Wasn't it also last year that the madman with a gun ran loose in his hotel? That was a bit unnerving, I'm sure.
Yes, that happened last year also, I hope that at least that will be spared to him
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Thanks for confirmation I hope you are right about the shining at the AO.

But for me it was a bit of a little blow in his preperations, because I had so much the hope that he will be able to play two relaxed tournaments prior tro the Australian Open and now he is in the same situation again like last year when he had to rest after Adelaide, couldn't go to Sydney and then caught a cold at Melbourne that forced him to stay in bed for a few days (if I remember correctly). It's not that good, but I think the back thing can be cured in this time and he should be able to practise and I think it's better than having a cold (or more severe injury, which goes without saying).
Did he commit to Sydney initially?
I thought his schedule is to fly to Melbourne straight after Perth
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Did he commit to Sydney initially?
I thought his schedule is to fly to Melbourne straight after Perth
No, he didn't commit to a tournament in week 2.

I see another 4th round coming. But I hope for more.
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Oh cool, I thought he wanted to play another tournament. Well, then he doesn't miss anyway much more than he planned
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btw Germany was the worst team at the end.
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btw Germany was the worst team at the end.
Ouch, from a favourite to win the whole tournament to bottom last
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Ouch, from a favourite to win the whole tournament to bottom last
such a high expectation ended like this

But Kiwi is probably the top male player in the group
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such a high expectation ended like this

But Kiwi is probably the top male player in the group
Yes, I would say Kiwi was the best, although Wessels was 4-0 in the group + qualifying because of the withdrawals (Arthurs and Kiefer).
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Nicolas will play in kooyong this week.
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auf gehts kiwi !!!!!!
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