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Center Court 10am
N Kiefer (GER) vs S Draper (AUS)
J Salzenstein (USA) vs R Kendrick (USA)
F Verdasco (ESP) vs P Amritraj (IND) or A Popp (GER)

Grandstand - 10am
H Arazi (MAR) vs T Zib (CZE)
N Massu (CHI) vs N Okun (ISR)
S Sargsian (ARM) vs W. Arthurs (AUS)

Court 3 - 10 am
S Koubek (AUT) vs V Hanescu (ROM)
J. Vanek (CZE) vs W Moodie (RSA)
 

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Good luck Nicolas Kiefer :bounce:
 
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Woo-hoo, Mr. Fashionista def. V. Hanescu 6-3, 6-3!

Arazi leads Zib 6-2, 6-5*
Kiefer leads Draper 7-5, *4-4
Moodie-Vanek *1-1
 

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Re: Re: Singles Qualifying - Sunday, August 10

Kiefer leads 5-4, having staved off two breakpoints in the last game. Arazi now 4-1 up in the second set tiebreak, Moodie and Vanek locked at 2-2.
 

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H. Arazi def. T. Zib 6-2, 7-6 (5). He needed the last of four matchpoints to finish it off, but he hit 10 aces - pretty impressive serving.
 

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It's tiebreak time for Kiefer and Draper, who saved a matchpoint on his serve in the previous game. This could get interesting...
 

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... or not, as it's now 4-1 to Kiefer in the tiebreak.
 

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Apologies, I was right the first time! Draper takes the second set 7-6 (7), saving four matchpoints! Now we're in for a real battle.

Massu and Okun are about to begin - come on Okun, beat the Raccoon!

Moodie 3-0 in the tiebreak.
 

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BTW, the people doing the scoreboard obviously have no idea of the concept of alternating service points in tiebreaks. The whole point is that if someone holds their two points on serve, they're either ahead or behind the other player, they can't draw level.
 

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I just realised that I made my 1000th post here in a scoring thread. Never mind, you can't pick 'em all...
 

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Moodie has the first set 7-6 (2), 0-1 in the second.

Draper breaks to lead 2-0 in the final set, after Kiefer had come back from 0-40 down on his serve - somehow I bet he's still dwelling on those missed chances...
 

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Moodie now leads 7-6, *2-1 - Vanek is toast, given how big a serve the South African has. Draper consolidates the break to lead 3-0.
 

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Make that *4-0 to Draper, helped by a double fault from Kiefer when he had game point... he's out of there too, I should think.
 

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A love hold for 5-0. Moodie is up 7-6, 4-2*, but has fewer aces than Vanek - I thought he was supposed to be a big server? The Raccoon leads 2-1 on serve.
 

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You're right TBE, Kiefer has officially folded. Two matchpoints to Draper for a bagel final set... and he takes one.

S. Draper def. N. Kiefer 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-0 - come to think of it, Kiefer actually had five matchpoints, as he had one more at 6-5 on Draper's serve in the second set. What a disastrous collapse... could have done with defending that result from last year. Still, Schalken is supposed to play a qualifier in the first round, and given his record against Kiefer I'm glad it won't be him...
 
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W. Moodie def. J. Vanek 7-6 (2), 6-4. The final ace tally was 2-1 in Vanek's favour - weird. After all, this guy Moodie is 6'5" and has done absolutely nothing outside British challenger events and Wimbledon, so he must have a big grass-court game.
 

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Yay, Okun leads the Raccoon 5-3*! Keep it up!
 
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