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Old 05-11-2004, 07:29 PM   #76
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oh noooooooooooooo... Nicolas just lost to Youzhny in three sets... to be honest, I think we all knew it will be hard but it's always disappointing to see him losing...

I hope Nicolas will see a win soon or another surface ---> clay not good for his game.

and at least he didn't surrender when Youzhny was serving for the match, these are the positive things I will keep in mind for his next match.

Good luck next time, Nicolas!!!

damn, we were talking about the stress a Kiefer vs Schüttler match would bring and now we don't see anybody of these two in the next round
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Nicolas

He must be counting down the days till he can get back on the grass. Especially Halle . His favorite surface is my least favorite to watch Tennis on
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I agree, for watching0 matches clay is a good surface, mostly because of the much longer points... but for me, supporting Kiefer, Schüttler, Haas, Hewitt and all the guys, claycourt is, well, sometimes frustrating
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So maybe Kiwi is a seeded player in Roland Garros. That could help him.

But hopefully he will play also the second week of the grass-season and maybe after Wimbledon in Newport, because L.A. is only two weeks after Wimbledon this year, so he could come one week earlier to play Newport.
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look what I've discovered about Kiwi on http://www1.ndr.de/ndr_pages_std/0,2...357232,00.html
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Fan: Nicolas Kiefer outet sich in diesen Tagen als Eishockey-Fan. Der 26-Jährige lief am Donnerstag im Players Center innerhalb von 30 Minuten mit drei verschiedenen Trikots herum. Am Ende favorisierte der Holzmindener das Hemd vom DEL-Club Hamburg Freezers.
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OMG OMG OMG!!!

Kiwi as an icehockey fan!!!!! and wearing three different shirts of hockey clubs within a span of only 30 minutes!

I don't like icehockey very much, but I think Nicolas' action changing his outfit so often was very very cool

NICOLAS!!

GREAT SHOW!!!
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KIEFER wins against Stepanek 7-6[4] 6-3

I'm really very happy for Kiwi now to finally get another needed win on clay now. He played quite well against Youzhny in Hamburg, but now he won a match!

He can't win against good claycourters, but it was a really very solid job beating Stepanek whose record on clay is at least very respectable!

too bad TV tuned out at the beginning of the 2nd set and also a bad fact of Kiwi's game was that he could earn a lot of break points opportunities, but he didn't convert them well. Only 4/17 well, anyway, a win is a win now!

looking at the stats, Kiwi served quite well, 80% 1st winning percentages, 55% 1st serves in, 5 aces and 3 of them came in the most important moment... namely in the 1st set tiebreak!!!

furthermore, my impression was that Stepanek was not really good from the baseline, he did not have the shots to pressure Kiwi. If Nicolas could only reduce the numbers of unforced errors the results would have been much clearer, but I think the 2nd se was quite well, except the already mentioned weakness on break point conversions. Kiwi won the 2nd set with two breaks in front, well done!

Kiwi!!!

that was a big "COME ON!" from my side!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I was SO happy to see that he won in straights!!

Even if it wasn't as easy as it looked
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OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

I just read the news that Kiwi is out of singles tomorrow because he feels a little pain in his wrist

noooooooo, please, no injury!!!

he said, if he has to play, he could be ready for doubles tomorrow, but not for singles



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Wegen einer leichten Handgelenksverletzung von Nicolas Kiefer kehrt Thomas Haas beim World Team Cup in die deutsche Tennis-Auswahl zurück. Teamchef Patrik Kühnen nominierte Haas für das entscheidenden Gruppenspiel gegen Chile als zweiten Einzelspieler neben Rainer Schüttler.

Kiefer will zumindest im Doppel an der Seite von Schüttler gegen den Titelverteidiger antreten. Der Sieger der Partie zieht in das Finale ein. Wie Kiefer in Düsseldorf erklärte, habe er die Probleme erstmals im Doppel gegen Tschechien gespürt. 'Ich hoffe und bete über Nacht, dass es besser wird und nach den Einzeln 2:0 steht', sagte Kiefer, der am rechten Handgelenk schon einmal einen Ermüdungsbruch erlitten hat und auch mit Blick auf die bevorstehenden French Open eine schlimmere Blessur vermeiden möchte.

Kühnen betonte, Haas habe nach seiner Einzel-Niederlage zum Auftakt gegen den Spanier Albert Costa hart an sich gearbeitet. Gegen Tschechien war der Olympia-Zweite nur Zuschauer. 'Er hat absolut die Chance, sein Einzel zu gewinnen. Chile wird ein harter Brocken, aber das ist ein gewünschter Zustand. Da brauche ich jeden Spieler mit hundertprozentigem Einsatz', betonte Kühnen. Für Chile treten der in Düsseldorf in elf Spielen noch ungeschlagene Fernando Gonzalez und Nicolas Massu im Einzel und voraussichtlich auch im Doppel an.

Schüttler betonte, die deutsche Auswahl wolle erstmals seit 1998 das Endspiel erreichen. 'Für die Mannschaft wäre es sehr wichtig. Deutschland ist schon lange reif für den Titel, ich hoffe, wir holen ihn jetzt', sagte die deutsche Nummer eins.

Schüttler wurde für sein herausragendes Tennis-Jahr 2003 geehrt. Die Herren-Profi-Vereininung ATP zeichnete den 28 Jahre alten Korbacher als den am meisten verbesserten Spieler der Vorsaison aus. Den Preis, eine Kristall-Trophäe, überreichte ATP-Europa-Chef Horst Klosterkemper. Schüttler belegte bei der Abstimmung unter seinen Spielerkollegen klar Platz eins. 'Deshalb ist es eine besondere Auszeichnung, auf die ich stolz bin', sagte er.

Im vergangenen Jahr hatte Schüttler bei den Australian Open erstmals ein Grand-Slam-Finale erreicht und stand beim abschließenden Masters Cup der acht besten Profis im Halbfinale. Als einzigem Spieler gelang ihm bei allen vier Grand-Slam-Wettbewerben zumindest der Einzug in das Achtelfinale, bei den Turnieren in Tokio und Lyon holte sich Schüttler die Titel. Das Champions Race beendete er als Sechster und verbesserte sich damit zum neunten Mal nacheinander in der Rangliste. Dies hat kein anderer aktiver Spieler geschafft.

http://sport.rtl.de/sportartikel/ten...840_374885.php
I'm glad at least they say that it is only a light and not a severe injury!

Kiefer already had some problems with his wrist in his career so far, but I hope he will be ready and fine for RG next week.

Hopefully it's only a precautionary measure or a reason to let Haas play in singles....
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:19 PM   #84
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http://de.sports.yahoo.com/040519/14/pui.html

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Ausgerechnet im entscheidenden Spiel um den Gruppensieg beim ARAG World Team Cup muss das deutsche Tennis-Team auf Nicolas Kiefer verzichten. Der 26-Jährige muss wegen einer Handgelenksverletzung auf einen Einzeleinsatz gegen Chile am Donnerstag verzichten. Für Kiefer soll Tommy Haas das zweite Einzel neben Spitzenspieler Rainer Schüttler bestreiten. Kiefer kommt lediglich im Doppel zum Einsatz, aber auch nur, wenn ein Trainingstest vor dem Match positiv ausfällt.

"Nicolas kam nach dem Doppel gegen Tschechien am Dienstag zu mir und sagte, er habe wieder Schmerzen im Handgelenk. Wir wollen kein Risiko eingehen und gegen Chile unbedingt gewinnen und deshalb spielt Tommy Haas im Einzel", erklärte Kapitän Patrik Kühnen. Der frühere Daviscupsieger war mit seinem Schützling am Mittwoch im Krankenhaus zu einer Kernspintomographie.

Die Probleme im Handgelenk sind für Kiefer nichts neues, bereits zweimal hatte der Hannoveraner einen Ermüdungsbruch an der Schlaghand. Seit einem halben Jahr hatte er allerdings keinerlei Schmerzen mehr an der Stelle verspürt.
oh no, the article says he even had an MRI today! I hope it doesn't show any demage in his wrist
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I think his draw is ok, because he can win one match. But he is no. 33 in RG, so he could change his draw position easily, if a seeded player has to cancel RG.

The head-to-head says 0-0, but I think Kiefer lost to Ascione in straight sets in the qualifying of Paris (Indoor) 2003.

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The head-to-head says 0-0, but I think Kiefer lost to Ascione in straight sets in the qualifying of Paris (Indoor) 2003.
yes, that's right... Kiwi lost to Ascione 4-6 2-6

I hope he can win it, but Ascione remains of course dangerous although he didn't win that much in the past, but the same is true for Kiwi as well

I'll be content with one win and making the life hard for Federer would be enough then. More is not possible, I think he will meet Federer and everything but a clear (straight set loss) would be a BIG surprise.

Good luck, Kiwi I hope the wrist is okay!
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I also thought he had played Ascione. Glad to see that my mind wasn't just getting confused . Not happy about the 2nd round but it's important that he gets past the 1st round and that the wrist is ok.

He worked his ass off to get back to where he is. I don't want to see another injury take that away
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Thanks for the photos Neely

I don't like Nico's draw in RG. Tough first round and if he survives, Roger in the second

Well, let's hope he can win a match and give a good fight against Roger.
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Nicolas Kiefer (GER) def. Thierry Ascione (FRA) 6-3 6-2 6-2

Good luck against Roger, Kiwi
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