0520: Nadal smashes his spare ball into the crowd with his face a picture of genuine satisfaction. The 23 year old knows he was given a run for his money by an inspired Kiefer, but he battled and scrapped for every point to come through for a solid victory. Nadal remains some way off top form and things will get a lot tougher from now on, but he remains in contention and it would take a brave man to bet against the Majorcan going deep into week two. Vamos!
0508: The umpire turns his attention to spectators using "cameras with flashes". He made his announcement potentially two points before the end of the match. Has he not realised there have been flashes going off all match? Rafa wants to put this to bed and is all over the Kiefer serve like a rash,
Mens Authentic Shoes Air Jordan 10 Retro Chicago Bulls. A couple of stunning winners force deuce but Kiefer is hanging in there. The German holds with yet another magnificent drop shot after Rafa managed to return a full blown smash.
0500: Midnight in New York and Rafa marks it was a sensational game,
Moreover, back to his commanding best from the first set. The crowd are twice warned by the umpire for making "odd calls". One of the calls was, "I can see you,
Order Online Cheap Shoes Air Jordan 13 Squadron Blue, Will Ferrell". Kiefer serving to stay in the match.
"Just ate a chicken/rice ball from a dirty late night deli,
See What’s Happening With Air Jordan 9 Johnny Kilroy. Tasted better than it looked. Fingers crossed that I’ll have a pepto free night."
0455: Another routine service game has Team Nadal on their feet in the stands. The pressure turns to Kiefer and,
100 Authentic Cheap Nike Roshe Runs Men, at long last,
Where Can i Buy Shoes Air Jordan 7 Retro Raptor 2012, he buckles. It all happened rather quickly really. A couple of passing shots from Rafa, an unforced error from Kiefer and an unreturnable forehand seals the break. Rafa is now two games from securing his passage to round three.
0448: A potentially crucial love hold for the six time Grand Slam champion,
Order Womens Shoes Air Jordan 11 Retro Concord 2011. but he cannot capitalise and a sprightly Kiefer holds just as comfortably. Kiefer doesn’t hit a single winner in his service game. Rafa’s groundstrokes have gone AWOL.
0440: Several openings come Rafa’s way on the Kiefer serve in game four but he fails to capitalise. The Spaniard was playing some wonderful tennis early doors but he looks to be flagging a touch during the long rallies. Kiefer, on the other hand, looks to be growing in confidence with the realisation that he is still very much in this match. Rafa goes wide with a backhand down the line and will now serve to level the set at 2 2.
0435: If Rafa was showing any signs of complacency in the second set they have well and truly been banished. Game face on. No nonsense. Comfortable service hold.
0428: If Kiefer is to go down, he certainly won’t do so without a fight. It is hard to think this is the same man who received ironic applause for winning his first game in game one of the second set. Now the Arthur Ashe crowd are loving him and rightly so. I wouldn’t go as far as to say he is playing the better tennis, but the German has shown some flashes of absolute breathtaking brilliance. He’s often had Rafa chasing shadows and that is illustrated as he holds serve in game one of the fourth set.
0424: "I was watching this live and after the first set decided to go to bed but cant sleep and what do ya know? It’s turned into a match! Come on Kiefer! "Anon via text on 811110421: Kiefer is barely given a sniff as Rafa races through his service game to take the third set. The world number three looked in a right pickle when Kiefer levelled the match at one set all but he’s now just a set away from a place in round three,
2014 Online Sale! 40%-80% Off Air Jordan 6 Slam Dunk, where he would play Nicolas Almagro.
0415: By his usual standards, Rafa has been pretty quiet tonight. But at the start of game eight there is a feeling that the Spaniard is pushing extra hard for the break of serve and with his first two break points come uppercut style fist pumps and yelps of "Vamos!" Kiefer saves both and has the opportunity to close out the game but sends a tame backhand into the net. Another chance goes begging for Kiefer before Rafa turns the screw and forces his opponent to net on break point. Rafael will surely now close out the second set.
0358: Mr Ashenden has uncovered some snaps of Mr Ferrell. Talking of Mr Ferrell, does anyone know what’s going on with the second Anchorman movie? I’ve heard conflicting reports some say it’s on, some say it’s off. In an interview I read with Ferrell a while ago he suggested they would happily shoot a second Anchorman if they could get all the cast together, which was proving problematic. Anyway, back to the tennis. Kiefer comes from 0 30 down to hold impressively. Rafa now serving at 3 3.
0353: Still going with serve on Arthur Ashe. Kiefer is more than holding his own and Rafa, leading 3 2, looks more than a bit puzzled. That said, a break here and the Spaniard is firmly back in the driving seat.
0345: BBC Sport’s Mark Ashenden has donned his showbiz goggles and spent much of the evening scouring the Arthur Ashe Stadium court crowd for A list celebs. He says actress Sienna Miller and DJ George Baker (aka Slinky Wizard) were watching Venus Williams against Magdalena Rybarikova. Who on earth is Slinky Wizard?
0339: The Arthur Ashe Stadium court comes back down to earth with a low key start to the second set. Both men hold serve and Rafa is now serving for a 2 1 lead,
100 Authentic Shoes Air Jordan 10 Charlotte Bobcats.
0333: Kiefer makes the early running but some stunning defence from Rafa and an awful volley from the German takes us to 15. Rafa then wastes all his hard work by netting a forehand and then goes wide to give Kiefer two set points. The world number 129 nets a backhand but then produces his fourth ace of the match and we’re all square. Who would’ve thought it,
Provide The Latest Styles Cheap Air Jordan 8 Playoffs 2013? At 32 Kiefer probably won’t have many more chances to play in front of stadium courts like this and he is rising to the occasion. Rafa scuttles off for a comfort break as YMCA blares out of the PA system. Game most definitely on.
Cheap But Real White Roshe Run Woven, that’s enough. I really must stop talking about Taylor Dent. Especially when we have a mouth watering second set developing on Arthur Ashe. Kiefer breaks the Nadal serve for a second time to go 4 2 up and then holds for a 5 2 lead. He closes out the game with an unreturnable serve out wide but it was the point before, which took him to advantage, that really captured the imagination. It was arguably point of the tournament so far. Both men running flat out to stay in the rally, both coming to the net, both rescuing lobs. It ended with a Kiefer smash which sent the crowd,
We Offer High Quality Cheap Air Jordan 10 Retro Stealth, including Anchorman star Will Ferrell, delirious. Kiefer jumped around as if he had just won the US Open. Utter pandemonium. Rafa successfully serves to stay in the set. Kiefer now serving to level the match.
"Physio just had 300 dollars on table, Ross 200 to down a lump of wasabi after 10 seconds of chewing both spat it out after 6 seconds amazing."
0302: And then there were two. Rafael Nadal and Nicolas Kiefer. The final match in progress on day five of the US Open. Rafa broke in game three for a 2 1 lead but Kiefer hit straight back with a shock break of his own. This second set is getting tasty. Kiefer is belting groundstroke winners left,
Cheap Webiste To Sale Air Jordan 9 Motorboat Jones, right and centre as Rafa wearing black shorts,
Order Online Shoes Air Jordan 9 Black Photo Blue White, yellow top and luminous blue headband and wrist bands begins to sweat profusely. Kiefer takes a 3 2 lead.
0247: With one bagel already in the bag,
Official Outlet Website Offers Many Cheap Bel Air 5s, Rafa looks hungry for another as he goes 0 30 ahead in game one of the second set. But back comes Kiefer to level with two perfectly weighted volleys and he goes 40 30 up with a booming forehand winner down the line. Several deuces later and Kiefer gets his neck in front before Rafa nets. The crowd rise to acclaim Nic’s first game of the match and he responds with a gladiatorial raising of the right arm. Game on? I very much doubt it.
0240: And there goes the opening set. In all of 24 minutes,
Full Of Unique Look Of Air Jordan 10 Retro Chicago Bulls.
0234: It would be way, way,
Wholesale Nike Ladies Free Runs Blue, way too brave of me to stick my neck on the line and predict a triple bagel But. Rafa has just chalked up his third break of the opening set to lead Nic Kiefer 5 0. So he’s serving for the first set as we speak and he doesn’t seem to have even moved up into second gear yet. The Spaniard may be playing a guy who’s woefully out of form but you can’t help but think he’s capable of going all the way this fortnight. Much, obviously, depends on those knees not to mention Messrs Federer, Murray,
Official Website Outlet Online Air Jordan 3 Fire Red 2013, Del Potro and Roddick but if anyone is capable of doing it after a lengthy spell on the sidelines it’s Rafa.
"Hey I’ve been MIA for a lil bit maybe too focuced on the tennis! I will keep you updated from here on. I had a great match tonight. Luv ya!"
0225: We could have a quicker than expected end to the evening session. Rafa has barely broken sweat in racing into a 3 0 lead. Kiefer has had a terrible year,
100 Authentic Womens Shoes Air Jordan 3 Bright Crimson, with injuries and poor form seeing the former world number four’s ranking plummet. The draw is looking very promising for Rafa and his dodgy knees are getting a nice and gentle workout. Make that 4 0.
0220: It looks as though a seed is about to fall out on Court Four. Jose Acasuso of Argentina leads 18th seed David Ferrer 5 1 in the fifth and deciding set. Ferrer pulls it back to 5 2 but now Acasuso is serving for the match. Can we call it a semi shock,
We Offer All Kinds Of Classic Championship Cigar 6s? Undeserving of the lightning graphic me thinks.
0215: A sign of things to come on Arthur Ashe? Rafael Nadal brings up three break points in game one of his second round match against Nicolas Kiefer. The German saves the first with an ace but tentatively comes forward on the second and hits the net. First blood to Rafa.