Federer will lose again to Hewitt ?
I just read this artictle that states Hewitt will defeat Federer soon. I don't think it is remotely true. Any comments?
Federer's invincibility 'eroded'
ROGER Federer's veneer of invincibility has been eroded at the U.S. Open and it is only a matter of time until he loses again to Lleyton Hewitt, former Australian Davis Cup winner John Alexander says.
Alexander said Federer can still win the U.S. Open, but his two straight-sets wins to launch his Flushing Meadow campaign have contained signs to encourage rivals who have been unable to prevent him from winning four of the past seven Grand Slam titles.
Federer's win-loss record in 2005 was 66-3 and he has peeled off his past 15 sets against Hewitt, his seeded semi-final opponent.
"This week Federer hasn't been at his most dominant, as he has been. He struggled against Fabrice Santoro to play a consistent match and struggled a bit more against Rochus," Alexander said yesterday.
"Grass at Wimbledon is a different story for Roger. On these hardcourts, the others have more of a chance.
"With every set Lleyton plays against Federer, he gets closer to winning another match.
"He will have spent a lot of time looking at how to play against him and Lleyton is the sort of character who will get there through his determination."
Alexander said Hewitt, the world No. 4 and runner-up to Federer at Flushing Meadow last year, was certain to beat the Swiss champion at some juncture of their careers and cited historical precedents to the possibility of a Hewitt renaissance in the next couple of years.
"Jimmy Connors won his early matches against Bjorn Borg, then Borg was dominant for a few years before Connors won more majors after that," he said.