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Hewitt looked great against Federer

Given the fact that he was playing with an injury , and the last 2 sets weren't as easy as the scoreline suggests , I believe Hewitt took some positives from that match . The good news is that he was able to break Rogers serve , and on many occasions took him to distance on his service games . I also think the next time they play eachother , it will be even tighter than this match . If any player is playing in a closely contested match , it is natural for the world # 1 to make some errors , which is what Hewitt needs to do in his next encounter with Roger . Play him tight , try to take a set , and maybe we'll get to hear a c'mon chant from his corner .

What does everyone else think about Hewitts progress ?
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Re: Hewitt looked great against Federer

Agree, he avoided a bagel.
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Re: Hewitt looked great against Federer

As I've said before, he has guts and does not give in easily.
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Agree, he avoided a bagel.
haha...

Roddick looked great against Hewitt easily could have won that one, Andy is definitly the more talented player of the two but, I didn't make a thread about that..lol...cuz he lost...

Hewitt on the other hand wasn't even close to Fed, not only did he not take a set but he couldn't even challenge the world number 1, it was just a controlled beat down.

Yea, but the injured Hewitt looked great losing big...

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haha...

Roddick looked great against Hewitt easily could have one that one is definitly the most talented player of the two but, I didn't make a thread about that..lol...cuz he lost...

Hewitt on the other hand was even close to Fed, not only did he not take a set but he couldn't even challenge the world number 1, it was just a controlled beat down.

Yea, but the injured Hewitt looked great losing big...
Roddick is so much more talented than Hewitt, which is exactly why in 7 matches that they've played, he's won 1
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Roddick is so much more talented than Hewitt, which is exactly why in 7 matches that they've played, he's won 1
It's a matchup issue/cofidence issue with Roddick. Remember when Fed was 0-5 against Nalbandian?

Fed is still 2-5 against him, would you say Daveed is the more talented of those two players?

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Re: Hewitt looked great against Federer

Well, Hewitt probably had another gear which he could have shifted into had he been fit, but the problem is, Federer had a couple which he didn't shift into.

Hewitt was never close enough to push Federer to make Roger bring out his best. As such, Federer played well below his best and cruised for most of the match. Doing the minimum of what needed to be done.

If Hewitt had been fit the scores could have been even more one sided for Federer becuase Federer would have been more switched on.

I think Hewitt should continue working on his offense and shot making and try and execute more consistently. He did it to good effect in patches against Roger the other day but he made too many unforced errors to really threaten him.
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Oh whatever, Hewitt will never challenge Federer again, he doesn't have the fire power, Federer has him figured out...next question please.

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Re: Hewitt looked great against Federer

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Roddick is so much more talented than Hewitt, which is exactly why in 7 matches that they've played, he's won 1
yeah, his level of talent is so much greater than Lleytons......i think he's just afraid to unleash it on Lleyton, them being such good mates and all
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yeah, his level of talent is so much greater than Lleytons......i think he's just afraid to unleash it on Lleyton, them being such good mates and all
Bad arguement...

Hewitt frustrates Andy, Andy can hit shots Hewitt never will and has more of chance to beat Fed in the future.

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The good news is that he was able to break Rogers serve , and on many occasions took him to distance on his service games
That is too low an ambition level for the world's number 2
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Re: Hewitt looked great against Federer

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It's a matchup issue/cofidence issue with Roddick. Remember when Fed was 0-5 against Nalbandian?

Fed is still 2-5 against him, would you say Daveed is the more talented of those two players?
But you see, way back in the past, Nalbandian would beat Roger, and now since Roger has hit top gear (and both matches were at the very beginning of his rise), he's accounted for Nalbandian

On the other hand, way back in the past, Lleyton would beat Andy, and now in the present, Lleyton is still beating Andy

If your hoping for Andy to make a killer surge to the peak of mens tennis, stay there, and dominate opponents who have dogged him in the past and continue to do so today, just like Roger did, your going to be one disappointed Fumus
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Re: Hewitt looked great against Federer

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Given the fact that he was playing with an injury , and the last 2 sets weren't as easy as the scoreline suggests , I believe Hewitt took some positives from that match . The good news is that he was able to break Rogers serve , and on many occasions took him to distance on his service games . I also think the next time they play eachother , it will be even tighter than this match . If any player is playing in a closely contested match , it is natural for the world # 1 to make some errors , which is what Hewitt needs to do in his next encounter with Roger . Play him tight , try to take a set , and maybe we'll get to hear a c'mon chant from his corner .

What does everyone else think about Hewitts progress ?
that's so called reverse thinking.
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Re: Hewitt looked great against Federer

Andy looks like he really can't go further. I think he really peaked already. He is putting a lot of effort into expanding his game, but general stupidity prevents him from constructing points well, and that hurts against smarter, more all-around players.

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Bad arguement...

Hewitt frustrates Andy, Andy can hit shots Hewitt never will and has more of chance to beat Fed in the future.
lol I wasnt aware I was making an argument....

Andy can hit shots faster than Lleyton ever will......whereas Lleyton can hit shots that Andy never will (consistently)

another thing such as court intelligence comes into it...unfortunately for Andy, he just doesnt play the game as smart as Lleyton does. But thats hardly his fault...a guy like Lleyton simply has to have that in spades to succeed at the highest level.
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