24 Facts About Nicolas Kiefer


Nicolas Kiefer is a German former professional tennis player.


Nicolas Kiefer reached the semifinals of the 2006 Australian Open and won a silver medal in men's doubles with partner Rainer Schuttler at the 2004 Athens Olympics.


Nicolas Kiefer won the Junior Australian Open, the US Open, and was a finalist and semifinalist at Wimbledon and the French Open finishing as the No 2 junior behind Mariano Zabaleta when he was 18 in 1995.


Nicolas Kiefer was sometimes seen tapping his racquet on the corners of the court after a point, and, when serving, frequently asked for the ball with which he had just won a point to re-use it for the next one.


Nicolas Kiefer became infamous for an incident on 25 January 2006, during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.


Nicolas Kiefer went through to the semi-finals where he was defeated by the 2004 champion Roger Federer.


Nicolas Kiefer injured his wrist while playing at the 2006 French Open, and announced his return on 5 July 2007, having fallen to the 404th position on ATP.


Nicolas Kiefer announced that he was "tired of waiting and anxious to start traveling again and to see his name on scoreboards".


Nicolas Kiefer returned at the 2007 Gerry Weber Open, losing in the first round to eventual champion Tomas Berdych.


Nicolas Kiefer lost to Nadal in the final in straight sets.


Nevertheless, Nicolas Kiefer won both of the doubles matches with Sabine Lisicki against both Australia and the United States.


Nicolas Kiefer re-appeared in the 2009 Davis Cup match against Austria in which he won in the doubles match with Philipp Kohlschreiber against Julian Knowle and Alexander Peya in four sets.


Nicolas Kiefer played a singles match, the fourth match, against Jurgen Melzer in which Nicolas Kiefer won in straight sets and gave Germany the victory against Austria.


Nicolas Kiefer then participated in the 2009 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in which he beat Bobby Reynolds in straight sets in the second round, but he then lost in the third round to Andy Roddick.


At the 2009 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Nicolas Kiefer lost in his first match against qualifier Andreas Beck.


At the 2009 Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Nicolas Kiefer lost again in his first match against Juan Monaco in straight sets.


Nicolas Kiefer said after the match, "Clay and me, we will never be the best of friends".


Nicolas Kiefer suffered from back problems which eventually made him lose against Jeremy Chardy in the next round.


Nicolas Kiefer then played the 2009 ARAG World Team Cup, in which he played the doubles matches with Mischa Zverev.


Nicolas Kiefer then participated at the 2009 French Open in which he beat qualifier Ilija Bozoljac in four sets.


However, Nicolas Kiefer lost in the second round against world No 14 David Ferrer in five sets.


Nicolas Kiefer participated in the Wimbledon as the 33rd seed but having not fully recovered from his abdomen injury.


Nicolas Kiefer then played for Germany in the 2009 Davis Cup quarterfinals against Spain.


Nicolas Kiefer did so in the doubles match with Mischa Zverev against Spain's Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez.