First of all, have a look at
I read this page from time to time and each time I find it simply breathtaking what Hewitt has achieved at only 24.
I think he's awesome to watch. He does not have the in-your-face talent of Federer, but he has all the things one needs to be the absolute top in tennis. First of all, Hewitt performs all the basic shots in tennis very well: forehand, backhand, serve, drop shot, lob. Most of the time he plays from the baseline but when he comes to the net he shows that his volleys are also very decent. His footwork is amazing; it's always fantastic to watch in slow motion how he moves. His timing is great and he has very good eyes which makes him a terrific returner and helps him to come up with deadly passing shots.
Hewitt is a guy who often kills slowly. He's rarely dominant in a match the way Federer is. He's rather a kind of body snatcher; he will keep returning the ball. Sometimes you would think a robot has taken over.
On top of all this, I think he is the player who keeps working on his game, and that is something I admire him very much for. Of all the things Hewitt achieved, and that are many things, the way he bounced back after a lacklustre 2003 (lacklustre to Hewitt's standards coz a lot of players would still have been very happy to have had such a year) to the top 3 at the end of 2004, is one of his most amazing feats.
OK, I'm going to stop now, I'm getting lyrical and I realize it's too long ago that I've seen this great tennis player.