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Wertheim Disses Lleyton Hewitt HUGE.

Here's what Wertheim had to say about the Potato this week (without actually naming him)

"When you treat people like garbage, and ritually blow off the media, and spit on the carpeted floor of the Houston locker room and sue your own Tour and treat opponents with disrespect and demean ballgirls in front of 14,000 fans and undress officials who have made the correct call against you -- people are going to jump down your back for the smallest infraction. Just hypothetically speaking, of course."
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I'm sure this is really going to keep Lleyton up nights.



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Re: Wertheim Disses Lleyton Hewitt HUGE.

Yes, I'm sure the disabled people who Lleyton spends hour after hour hitting balls to and lavishing with attention feel like garbage But fair reporting doesn't make a good, American-style story, with the good people being perfect and the baddies pure evil.

BTW, when you actually hit balls straight at ballkids in your frustration, they feel worse (hello Mr Agassi, who Wertheim thinks is some sort of deity )
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Strange how I havn't even heard of half the stuff that was reported. I would like to see some evidence of Lleyton spitting on carpet and "demeaning ballgirls" before believing it...and I should probably point out RE: Lleyton allegedly treating his opponents with disrespect, when he goes to the net to shake hands at the end of a match, his hat always comes off
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I think that Wertheim must have had a crush on Bec Cartwright, and now he's pissed that Lleyton stole her away from him.



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I think that Wertheim must have had a crush on Bec Cartwright, and now he's pissed that Lleyton stole her away from him.
LOL...but more likely he knows that controversy, both real and fictional will sell
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Strange how I havn't even heard of half the stuff that was reported. I would like to see some evidence of Lleyton spitting on carpet and "demeaning ballgirls" before believing it...and I should probably point out RE: Lleyton allegedly treating his opponents with disrespect, when he goes to the net to shake hands at the end of a match, his hat always comes off
yes, and he doesn't pash 20 people in his entourage before he bothers to shake hands either But as I said, recognising the good as well as the bad in a player doesn't make a good story
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i just think that lleyton is a disgusting ambassador (sp???) for tennis..... and im an aussie, Lleyton needs to learn some respect
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LOL...but more likely he knows that controversy, both real and fictional will sell
This is true. And given that si.com is now hiding his column under its "other sports" tab, I guess he wants to divert attention from his own demotion.



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i just think that lleyton is a disgusting ambassador (sp???) for tennis..... and im an aussie, Lleyton needs to learn some respect
What is so disgusting about his behaviour? If a football player celebrated when an opponent missed a goal, would you be so horrified?
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another quality article by wertheim

do SI still have subscribers?
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i just think that lleyton is a disgusting ambassador (sp???) for tennis..... and im an aussie, Lleyton needs to learn some respect
lleyton has on many occasions openly ridiculed and identified a linesperson whose call he doesn't like (mostly, lleyton has been wrong) --that is utterly unprofessional of him

OTOH personally, i don't mind that he sued the ATP - i think they had it coming
and i also think lleyton is extremely sportsmanlike when the game is over --he doffs his hat and gives due credit to the opponent
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i just think that lleyton is a disgusting ambassador (sp???) for tennis..... and im an aussie, Lleyton needs to learn some respect
Even if that's right (which as another Aussie I dispute), he's a marvellous ambassador for the Special Olympics.

And the Davis Cup.

Good post, mitalidas, but you'll never make it as a tennis hack with that kind of fair attitude
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another quality article by wertheim

do SI still have subscribers?
Only for the swimsuit issue.



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Only for the swimsuit issue.
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