Originally Posted by Hewitt =Legend
Not really massive news but Rusty is still correct. It's just a case of second year syndrome for B-Nard, it happens to the best of them and I reckon he will bounce back strongly next year. All of the off court incidents just snowballed and his mindset was all over the place. Not good in one of the most mentally demanding sports out there.
Still, when you look at the numbers, he almost managed to stay in the top 50 and only dropped 20 or so places in the rankings. The rankings drop is directly linked to the fact that he couldn't emulate his Wimbledon QF from last season.
Needs to work extremely hard this off season, sort out the issues with his father and dedicate himself fully to the sport so he has the highest chance of success next year and beyond. Ten years of hard work committing to the sport you love and then you can set yourself up for life, not bad if you can take it...
Hewitt will play until he is 40.
Yeah, he doesn't want to be where Philippoussis is now.
Tactful from Hewitt knowing that saying nothing about the tanking is best in this case.