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From his interview today:

Q. So much has been said and written about possibly Roger and Andy being 1 and 2, and having another rivalry up there. Is this a kind of "remember me" week? "Don't forget I'm still a decent player as well"?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I don't know. I heard Cliff Drysdale talking, he sounded like there was only two players playing the game.

I know there's been one stand out, you know, for the last year and a half. But if you look at the points, I think there's a couple of us right up Andy's butt at the moment. There's definitely been one stand out.

Q. What if it's Marat [instead of Roger] getting through? What are your thoughts there?

LLEYTON HEWITT: It's still not that much easier than if it was Roger, I think. Marat's obviously the form player over the last few months. I think he's looking extremely confident. In my mind he probably should have beaten Andy the other day. He looks ready at the moment, I think.
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i think it's too early too call....old hewitt was the no 1 player in the world and was a domincnat force

however if you take into account that federer has improved 10 fold since 2001 i'd say hewitt is playing pretty close to the way he did in 2001 & 2002. A solid performance at teh Aus open next year would confirm that
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I think there's a couple of us right up Andy's butt at the moment. There's definitely been one stand out.



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i think it's too early too call....old hewitt was the no 1 player in the world and was a domincnat force

however if you take into account that federer has improved 10 fold since 2001 i'd say hewitt is playing pretty close to the way he did in 2001 & 2002. A solid performance at teh Aus open next year would confirm that
You took the title too literally. I meant his brash, uncensored yaks. Which, with him, seems to be related to confidence.
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[QUOTE=TennisLurker]I think there's a couple of us right up Andy's butt at the moment. There's definitely been one stand out.



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Like I said, he's getting himself a sniff
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"Right up Andy's butt" - ah, that must surely go down as one of Hewitt's more memorable interview quotes.

With this emphatic win over Roddick, it goes to show that now the only obstacle holding Hewitt back on fast courts at least is Federer. That is a fairly big obstacle, of course, and Hewitt far more than Roddick has suffered at the hands of Federer in big events this year, but he has another shot at it tomorrow. He made a good point about Drysdale and the ESPN gang, Safin also showed today that there are at least 4 players challenging at the top of the game. Hopefully more, if Nalbandian and Ferrero (remember him?) can finally stop being walking crocks.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

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"Right up Andy's butt" - ah, that must surely go down as one of Hewitt's more memorable interview quotes.

With this emphatic win over Roddick, it goes to show that now the only obstacle holding Hewitt back on fast courts at least is Federer. That is a fairly big obstacle, of course, and Hewitt far more than Roddick has suffered at the hands of Federer in big events this year, but he has another shot at it tomorrow. He made a good point about Drysdale and the ESPN gang, Safin also showed today that there are at least 4 players challenging at the top of the game. Hopefully more, if Nalbandian and Ferrero (remember him?) can finally stop being walking crocks.
Yeah, Hewitt doesn't want to go down as the player who got bagelled by Fed each time they played him in a year.
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You took the title too literally. I meant his brash, uncensored yaks. Which, with him, seems to be related to confidence.

LOL ok i get it

well he has always been shouting his c'mons! and yakking away even thru the tough times
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why does he call himself rock???

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Surprise! Another anti-Roddick troll thread from one of his biggest fans, TF.

Thanks for giving us yet another "Potato roasts Duck" thread, TF, as the other five threads clearly weren't sufficient enough to hold all the obsessed haters together.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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Surprise! Another anti-Roddick troll thread from one of his biggest fans, TF.

Thanks for giving us yet another "Potato roasts Duck" thread, TF, as the other five threads clearly weren't sufficient enough to hold all the obsessed haters together.
When was the last time I saw Tangerinus...hummmm

Ah yes, in the Master Cup thread biting at the bit that Safin was going to go down in flames to Fed, as a response that he's a better Fed rival than Duckboy.
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why does he call himself rock???
He's a big fan of the Rocky boxing films, and when he was a kid, used to watch them before matches to pump himself up.



C'mon, Lleyton!

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As far as trolling criteria go, you beat TF in that department by a country mile. At least this thread is trying to make a point about Hewitt instead of simply mocking out El Pato.

Lurker, it's to do with the Rocky movies - Hewitt watches them avidly, he used to have headphones on playing Eye of the Tiger on changeovers a few years ago. And to put it in the words of the song, he's the little man "standing up to the challenge of our rivals"... "The last lone survivor" who "stalks his prey in the night", indeed.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

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there's a couple of us right up Andy's butt at the moment
That's gotta hurt . . .



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Ah yes, in the Master Cup thread biting at the bit that Safin was going to go down in flames to Fed, as a response that he's a better Fed rival than Duckboy.
Where did I ever say that Safin would "go down in flames" against Roger? Can you point that out to me? Thanks.

And seeing as how Roger has now confirmed his ownership of the Russian, I guess my theory holds true that absolutely nobody is Roger's rival these days, and that the Roddick-haters fantasies of Marat being a "better rival" for Roger have been sadly squashed once again. Poor you.

"What kind of shape am I in now? Well round is a shape." said Roddick with a laugh. "I had a very detailed retirement plan, and I feel like I've met every aspect of it: a lot of golf, a lot of carbs, a lot of fried food, and some booze, occasionally — I've been completely committed ... The results have shown."


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