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Hopman Cup: Blake thumps Hewitt 6-2, 6-2.

Didn't look like Lleyton was at 100% out there, but a good, encouraging performance from James nonetheless.

I found it kind of surprising James has the most wins in the history of the Hopman Cup, at 22.

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Re: Hopman Cup: Blake thumps Hewitt 6-2, 6-2.

Hewitt hasn't been humiliated in this style through 12 years since he has been playing in Australian tournaments (Adelaide, Sydeny, Melbourne, Perth).
I didn't see Blake's first match but after what I saw in his matches against Kiefer and Hewitt it's tough to imagine how he could've lost to Hrbaty.
I've got an impression that Blake improved his serve -> better percentage, better variation (hasn't lost a service game in the last 7 sets, facing just 3 BP's), moreover he's very confident on the baseline and at the net, placing the balls in all directions. Against Hewitt he even won the balls in the way he usually doesn't: tight backhand-cross winner after high bounce of the ball, left-handed lob (!), reverse-forehand dropshot.

Blake has defeated Hewitt for the 4th time but on atptennis.com still will be figurating only one win because he won twice in Hopman Cup and once in their very first meeting in a junior tournament.

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Re: Hopman Cup: Blake thumps Hewitt 6-2, 6-2.

Hewitt .

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Re: Hopman Cup: Blake thumps Hewitt 6-2, 6-2.

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Didn't look like Lleyton was at 100% out there, but a good, encouraging performance from James nonetheless.

I found it kind of surprising James has the most wins in the history of the Hopman Cup, at 22.
How many years has he played there?

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How many years has he played there?
It's his 5th edition (2000, 03-05, 09) but according to my stats he has won 21 not 22 matches there.

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Re: Hopman Cup: Blake thumps Hewitt 6-2, 6-2.

Whoa, James.

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Re: Hopman Cup: Blake thumps Hewitt 6-2, 6-2.

Blake is a Hopman Cup Hero. He will go down in Hopman Cup history with such legends such as Wayne Ferreira, Emilio Sanchez, Karol Kucera, Xavier Malisse and Mark Philippoussis
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Whoa, James.
Pretending this matters.

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Re: Hopman Cup: Blake thumps Hewitt 6-2, 6-2.

Blake should thank Hrbaty.

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Blake is the MAN!
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Meh

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Re: Hopman Cup: Blake thumps Hewitt 6-2, 6-2.

The legend has just won 23rd match in Hopman Cup (11 singles, 12 mixed doubles)

Blake/Shaughnessy def. Hewitt/Dellacqua 6-3 5-7 [10-6]

He should enter Perth's hall of fame someday

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