I sincerely hope that Moya and Mamiit get well very soon and that no more players are injured against Lleyton, or for that matter anyone.
I am fascinated by the suggestion that Lleyton is unable to beat a qualifier unless he gets injured. I dare say that's why the top players, let alone the qualifiers, are all so desperate to draw him in early rounds, LOL. Agassi especially is on the record noting Lleyton as an easy target.
I felt hewitt was not very sporting in his behaviour on court today....when his opponent went down in pain...he did not went over to him...simply just went back to his seat and wait for the injury time call...why can't he show some sporting behaviours like kuerten yesterday......i believed many players would be sporting enough to go over n help n not just goin back to their seats....
honestly speaking i was almost on the verge of liking hewitt again...but his behaviour todae really turns me offf again...he is just too arrogant!!!
Q. As the older player, you don't feel like it's your role to go up to the younger players and talk to them first?
JEFF TARANGO: To say what? "Welcome to the locker room. Don't bend over for the soap."
Are they even allowed to go over before the injured person retires? I thought there were strict rules about not crossing the net. Indeed even the officials have to wait for the trainer before helping the person in any way.
Plus players do have to keep focus on the game in case the injured player can keep playing. Kim was criticised last year for not being able to keep up the same standard after Venus' time out. Imagine the outcry if she'd actually stopped thinking about the match to chat to Venus during that time about whether she was OK!
Lleyton has expressed concern for his hurt opponents at the net and in his interviews after all these matches, which is what any decent player would do, no more and no less.
You know, it's fine to dislike any player you choose but it's at best silly to then proceed to criticise them for totally normal, indeed in some cases required, behaviour. As for saying that Lleyton smirked and the crowd laughed, well I can only assume that was a joke. If that happened I'd be the first to criticise it but I clearly had coverage of an entirely different match!