Originally Posted by out_here_grindin
It's not like Kei lacks fight though. He has pulled out big 5 setters in his short career but I agree that he can learn from Hewitt, Kei could get grittier and tougher. I expected him to win this, but Hewitt played well and this win did mean a lot to him.
Sure I didn't mean Kei is a mental midget, and the third set is a good example that he can fight his way through when he chooses too. It's just that it looks like he sometimes loses focus and make easy errors on important points, making things easier for the opponent. And Lleyton is a prime example of making things uncomfortable for the opponent through sheer guts, determination and intelligence. And players who don't have the benefit of being tall need these assets to be really successful I think. Kei must be disappointed now but I think he's learned a lot from today's match.
Hope he'll fix whatever problem he has on his left leg and foot too.