Clarifying my post:
1.Hewitt needs to retire
2.He cannot be allowed to be part of the "political" side of tennis.
3.He is detrimental to the games "public persona" in Australia (the reasoning why he cannot be allowed to be part of TA)
4. I do not have a problem with him coaching juniors, as long as it is about them and not him. (and be honest, he will struggle with his ego on this one...look at tomic)
Sorry if i did not make point 4 clear in my opening post, I felt it was clear when I was referring to the upper levels what i meant, obviously it wasn't.
I won't engage oranges, as he/she is only attempting to esculate this thread into a trolling/shouting match and i have no time for rubbish like that.
As for Davis cup, maybe. but not so sure he has the ability to bring players together under his captaincy because of his devisive nature, i maybe wrong and would quite happily admit it if he proved it in the future, but I can't see it.
As for TA's Youth Policy, it is most certainly fragmented and very hard to get a complete detailed outline of it unless you are directly involved. In fact,a direct request to TA will result in you receiving a detailed outline of there 2009 policy, which was abolished early this year and hastily rewritten for 2010 will they finished the touches to there 2011 policy which will be implemented in 2015
That comes down to there being many many chiefs, but very few workers. And this is where I believe the clearing out of the upper levels, including devisive players is an essential step forward for tennis in this country. i am going to be flippant here and say this: Rafter or someone similar would oil the machine and get it working again to develop policies that would work, Hewitt would sell his story to new idea the moment things got rough.
1. Absolutely...............................Not. He is still too important for our Davis Cup team, he generates a lot of interest in the mens side for the Australian tournaments that would not exist if he retired, he is more than capable of going on a deep run at Wimbledon if a bit of luck goes his way.
2. Have you seen the idiots that currently run the comical masterpiece known as Tennis Australia. They have taken a couple of steps in the right direction this year but they still need to be replaced and it is a joke they haven’t already. Hewitt used his standing in the game to support Mcnamee’s bid last year even though he and Mcnamee weren’t the best of friends.
3. Look at his replacement Bernard Tomic. Tomic is not ready to be the poster boy of Australian Tennis yet and will make Hewitt look like a golden child. As for his public persona in my opinion the way he has continued playing on has earnt him a lot of respect as he hasn’t cried his way into retirement about not being able to match it with the best but has instead continued to fight on even after numerous injuries. My respect for Hewitt has grown enormously over the past few years after previously not being a huge fan of his.
4. Holy shit someone in Australian Tennis finally put Tomic in his place. How dare they. As long as your IQ is not a single digit you should be able to realize that it wasn’t Hewitt’s ego at fault there. He has no problems with other Australian players. Just look at the relationships he has with Luczak and Guccione. On the otherhand look at the incidents Tomic has had with alot of the other Australian players.
Also next time when you start start your Hewitt Hate can you time it a couple of months earlier so we can enter you in the ACC. Australia is in need of a good clown to match up against the fearsome clown duo from New Zealand (2003 and Federers Mate).