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Hewitt worried about the state of Australian tennis

This I found on ESPN.com

Hewitt, the 2002 champion, is one of four Australians in the men's draw along with wild card Mark Philippoussis, the 2003 runner-up, Wayne Arthurs and Scott Draper.

"Definitely something's changed or gone wrong for Australia," Hewitt said. "On Australia's part, we don't have enough players. It's really not good enough for our country."

Hewitt said he hoped former players could pass on their experience to juniors.

"We've got so many guys who are capable," he said.

Australian men have won Wimbledon 21 times.

"This is a huge tournament back in Australia," Hewitt said. "We've had so many great champions here."
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-20-2005, 11:16 PM
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and so he should be, with the amount of taxpayers money being pumped into tennis australia, you would think australian tennis would be in better shape then what it is at the moment
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America's not looking so great either...

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Ditto, I dont see one real power house when in comes to tennis. Maybe Spain or Argentina and that is if they are playing on clay

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lol and what about Canada

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lol... the juniors that get all the funding in Australia wouldn't even get a look in in other countries. Guccione has come through, although it is clear with his game, he isn't going anywhere big or fast. Todd Reid - gone missing, Peter Luczak - doing the best he can, he just ain't that good, Patrick Jozwik - absolute piece of sh*te, Ryan Henry - promising junior and doubles partner of Reid, also gone missing... Joel Kerley - going nowhere... I'm not gonna bother going on.
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We can blame it on the weather
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also paul baccanello - he played hopman cup earlier this year as a replacement, that was the only time i have heard of him, will ever hear of him probably
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yes switzerland thanks to federer .
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Yet we keep winning Davis Cups.
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Soon no English-speaking players will be left.
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