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Cash disputes Hewitt's demotion

Cash disputes Hewitt's demotion

Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has hit out at All England organisers for dropping Australian Lleyton Hewitt to number three seed in this year's event.
The 2002 Wimbledon champion is second in the world rankings, but organisers handed the number two seeding to world number four Andy Roddick.

"I think it's a real slap in the face," Cash told BBC Sport.

"It's not fair that they are changing it around - the guys work all year to get rankings to win the Grand Slams."

Second seed Roddick, who lost in last year's final to Roger Federer, cannot meet the Swiss top seed until the final of this year's tournament.

But Hewitt could meet the strong favourite in the semi-finals.

"Lleyton Hewitt is the number two player in the world," said Cash.

"He should have stayed number two. He is a Wimbledon champion. He is the 2005 Australian Open finalist.

"It has certainly given Roddick a boost that I don't think he deserves over Hewitt. The rankings are there for a reason. They are fair."

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Re: Cash disputes Hewitt's demotion

Well if Hewitt was really that good, it doesn't matter if he's the number 2 or 3 seed... this is just a pathetic excuse. if wimbledon takes past results into account, then there's no reason why roddick shouldn't be placed infront of hewitt, considering he made the finals last year.
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Shut up, random claycourter whiner.

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Re: Cash disputes Hewitt's demotion

if they kept hewitt at #2 that would be worse. They should stick to some kind of convention. If they started to change the calculation of their formula to benefit other players, that would be unfair.

However, after saying this i hope hewitt and roddick are drawn in the same half, so that #2 or #3 would be inconsequential
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Re: Cash disputes Hewitt's demotion

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Well if Hewitt was really that good, it doesn't matter if he's the number 2 or 3 seed...
well if he loses to Federer, he would rather do it in the finals than the semifinals.

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this is just a pathetic excuse. if wimbledon takes past results into account, then there's no reason why roddick shouldn't be placed infront of hewitt, considering he made the finals last year.
Yeah, Hewitt only won it.


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Re: Cash disputes Hewitt's demotion

u idiot the only reason roddick made the finals last year was coz he didn't face Federer in the QF or Semis

Hewitt faced Federer in the QF

U really think Roddick has a bugger all chance is he was in Federer's half? He is getting ranking points from favourable seedings/draws which sucks
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Pat Cash

This may be a valid argument, but can we get it from a more legitimate source?

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Re: Cash disputes Hewitt's demotion

Hewitt won it three years ago, which makes his points total from that totally irrelevant. Since then Roddick has posted better results on grass. I'm with World Beater here. I think the seeding system is dumb shit in the first place, but if they are going to implement it I'd like it done consistently according to some sort of algorithm... as was done here.

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Pat Cash

This may be a valid argument, but can we get it from a more legitimate source?
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u idiot the only reason roddick made the finals last year was coz he didn't face Federer in the QF or Semis

Hewitt faced Federer in the QF

U really think Roddick has a bugger all chance is he was in Federer's half? He is getting ranking points from favourable seedings/draws which sucks
No, he's getting ranking points from winning matches.

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No, he's getting ranking points from winning matches.
He just got a piss easy draw

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He just got a piss easy draw
A piss easy draw is of no use if you don't win matches. It all comes back to winning matches. And me being right, of course. 13242 smilies isn't going to change that, sweetheart.

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Re: Cash disputes Hewitt's demotion

Does the world really care what Pat Cash thinks?
They should have also discussed Marks wildcard with him. I'm sure he'd have an interesting opinion. :retard:
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Re: Cash disputes Hewitt's demotion

Well if there is a God Roddick and Hewitt will be in the same draw. That way all this nonsense wont matter.

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Re: Cash disputes Hewitt's demotion

suprising this is coming from cashy, they guy hasn't been hewitt's no 1 fan in the past
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