Originally Posted by tangerine_dream
Safin and Haas were playing a different Andy this year and they still beat him. Why would it be any different for Hewitt?
I'm wicked excited about this match-up but I feel ill too ....
Well Safin was playing unconsciously good during the AO and plus the match was about as close as it gets lol... Hewitt is not playing *that* great this week from what everyone has said. And I can't compare with Andy/Haas because 3/4 of their matches were on clay!! And Andy played really poorly in the Houston final and he's not playing really poorly now, plus the grass suits him far more, obviously. I'm not saying Andy will roll over Lleyton - I just don't see how much you can really glean from comparing his activity from these players especially since Lleyton is nothing like Marat or Tommy really, and this is grass to boot.
I think the match is totally up in the air. I don't see either of them with some huge advantage. I think it's a lot of unknown quantity. IMO Stuff from 3 years ago, especially one match where Andy retired and another that was so close it could've gone either way reveals a whole lot. It's not like Lleyton totally creams Andy when they play like Haas seems to do and it's not like he has the game to frustrate him like Tim or Roger so I just don't see it so clear-cut at all either way lol