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is hewitt racist?

or just languagist?

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Lleyton Hewitt no olvida los entredichos con Coria en la Davis de Sydney, aunque su preocupación ahora es la creciente afluencia de hispanoparlantes en el circuito Consultado en rueda de prensa sobre la gira del US Open, el hoy Nø 3 del mundo volvió a criticar a Alberto Mancini "por incitar a Coria y quejarse permanentemente ante los juez de silla" y, al preguntársele si el asunto seguirá, afirmó: "Hay un par de tipos con los que no tomaría una cerveza, seguro. Son afortunados de tener muchos argentinos con los que puedan pasar el rato en el vestuario. Hoy, los únicos que hablamos inglés somos Rod****, Blake, otros estadounidenses, Henman y yo. Sólo eso. Nos sobrepasaron en el área del idioma".


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Hewitt doesn't forget the problems with Coria in Davis Cup in Sydney, eventhough his worries now go for the increasing number of Spanish speaker in the circuit. About the Usopen's tour, number 3 in the world criticized Alberto Mancini again for sending Coria to complain about every ball and confront the umpire. When the press asked if it will go on, he said: "There are a few guys with which i wouldn't drink a beer, that's for sure. They very lucky to have a lot of argentinians to chat with in the locker rooms. Today the only ones that speak English are Rodd-ick, Blake, a few americans more, Henman and me. Just this. They beat us in the language area."
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Apparently this was printed in an argentinian newspaper.
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Re: is hewitt racist?

i wouldn't say he is racist, he is just a highly strung guy who obviously doesn't let things lie, he has alot of aggresion on the court and alot of players and fans alike don't like that an awful lot. It was probably a off the cuff remark after the tie with Argentina where he was obviously dissapointed with the tie. I don't think he is racist at all. He respects guys from all around the globe i know one of his fav players is Guga, i don't think Nationality, colour has any significence to Hewitt's opinion and attitude towards you.
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Racist . . . maybe. That is just a nasty set of comments . . . Ignorant perhaps. Classless. An ass of the highest order? How can you justify comments like that? There is no excuse . . .

Reminds of John Rocker - idiot pitcher in baseball who just went off the deep end about the 7 train in NYC (that's the one that goes to Shea Stadium and the US Open). He just bitched and moaned about all the foreigners on the train and how no one spoke any english or was white. The press killed him . . . and he needed so much police protection when he played here.
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I dont think that comment was racist, Its natural to be more appreciative when people can speak your language and can have a chat. The Blake incident is a better basis for claiming that Hewitt is racist.
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Re: is hewitt racist?

i just think its weird he would say that becoz most of them though they are spanish speakers speak english.

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Re: is hewitt racist?

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"Today the only ones that speak English are Rodd-ick, Blake, a few americans more, Henman and me. Just this. They beat us in the language area."
I hadn't heard this part before, although the part about Lleyton not having a beer with Coria has been getting around.
1. It's "Henman and I" although I'm sure this isn't a poor translation, just poor English from alleged legendary Aussie.
2. I'm with ninomunz' last post... how many Spanish-speaking people speak English? How many English-speakers, speak Spanish.

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from http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsands...ies_hewitt.asp


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Question: On a separate subject, do you think looking back and reflecting on what happened over the weekend, do you think the officials kind of lost control of your match? Also, does it seem to you, what's the deal with these guys from Argentina and you or what?

Lleyton: It was a weird situation on the weekend. I didn't feel like I actually did anything wrong at all throughout the match. I felt like their captain, Alberto Mancini, was definitely trying to put Coria in that kind of frame of mind I think right from the start, you know, him questioning and going to the referee the whole time instead of just using the chair umpire. I think definitely think the chair umpire could have been a lot firmer. There was no need for the referee to come out every second game on the court. Obviously, the crowd is going to get a lot more involved when that kind of stuff happens as well. You know, spitting involved again. There was a lot of incidents I think that just added up to it not quite being a tennis match.

Question: Do you think some of the bad blood might carry over next time you play one of those guys or do you think it's going to be not forgotten but isolated?

Lleyton: I'm not sure. You know, obviously, there are a couple of guys that I definitely wouldn't go and have a beer with, that's for sure. That's just the way I see it. You know, they're obviously very fortunate that there's a lot of Argentines on the tour as well and in the locker rooms that they can hang around with, a lot of their close mates out there. At the moment, the only English-speaking guys are Andy Roddick, James Blake, a couple American guys, Tim Henman and myself. That's about it. We're outweighed in the actual speaking department in the locker room.
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Re: is hewitt racist?

hey, this is half the story
didn't coria say that he wanted to kill hewitt? if you want a fair and balanced debate, put that quote up from his interview too
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hey, this is half the story
didn't coria say that he wanted to kill hewitt? if you want a fair and balanced debate, put that quote up from his interview too
He said something like "when he`s oncourt you feel like killing him." And said that when he`s not playing he`s a totally different person.
I`m not saying Hewitt is racist I think this is not enough. There have been other incidents to discuss wheter Lleyton is racist or not, as was previously pointed out.
In fact, when I read this quotes I didn´t feel he was being offensive... I though "act like a man and stop crying"
And to tell you the truth, I wanted to post the interview because I though the article was biased
Anyway, Coria and Hewitt will never be my favourites...

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Re: is hewitt racist?

I think he is just mad because he is not happy. People that cannot accept themselves cannot accept others. And Coria is the same case.
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Re: is hewitt racist?

maybe he feels left out

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At the moment, the only English-speaking guys are Andy Roddick, James Blake, a couple American guys, Tim Henman and myself. That's about it. We're outweighed in the actual speaking department in the locker room.
What his he talking about? Unless he's talking about guys who's first language is English? Because there are plenty of players other than who he mentioned who speak English very well. Federer and Johansson are two that come to mind.

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