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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 01-24-2004, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Federer v Hewitt

Yes I thought Nadal would win but realistically a Federer win over Hewitt would be far more satisfying.

So what is everyones predictions?

I will take Federer in 3 or 4 sets
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Federer in 3 ruthless sets!!!! Go Ninja!!!!!!
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Hard to say. I hope it'll be a great match. I am crazy about both of them, so I don't want to root for either of the two.
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Re: Federer v Hewitt

Federer in straight sets.

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Re: Federer v Hewitt

My only prediction is close and long. Very long, possibly.

Hewitt has an overwhelming head to head record, yet Federer in my view has been the most talented player of the last year. Either way I will be both happy and sad so may the best man win.
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Well I'm not overly confident in my prediction, because if Federer plays at his best he will leave Lleyton for dead, but nevertheless I'm going for a repeat of the Davis Cup, Hewitt in 5. 12-10 in the fifth. LOL.
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Re: Federer v Hewitt

Hewitt in 4


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Re: Federer v Hewitt

The key will be if Federer's backhand is working. Virtually every backhand shot of Lleyton's will go cross court to Federers backhand so it will put under a lot of pressure.

The backhand was still a bit shaky against Reid (compared to Houston form where he was blasting winners past winners from the backhand as well), particularly early on but the forehand - wow. I know Nadal has a amazing forehand but Federer kills it in terms of control, placement and pace when needed.
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The key will be if Federer's backhand is working. Virtually every backhand shot of Lleyton's will go cross court to Federers backhand so it will put under a lot of pressure.

The backhand was still a bit shaky against Reid (compared to Houston form where he was blasting winners past winners from the backhand as well), particularly early on but the forehand - wow. I know Nadal has a amazing forehand but Federer kills it in terms of control, placement and pace when needed.
If Federer hits a more effective forehand than Nadal did tonight I'd be very shocked and very impressed. Nadal was hitting forehands faster than he was serving!
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Re: Federer v Hewitt

doesnt Swiss Cheese melt on a hot baked potato ???

no wonder Ninja has probs peeling

go Roger........ time to change the menu
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Normally I would go for Roger, but knowing Roger's ability to choke, against Lleyton it will be over!

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Re: Federer v Hewitt

This is a no-brainer. The real question should be, will Hewitt eat a bagel first, second or third set?
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Roger in straight sets.

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Re: Federer v Hewitt

Who knows?! I could see it going either way. I voted Hewitt, but without any real confidence in that decision...

Over five sets, Hewitt's consistency can be a real advantage. We all know what Roger is capable of, but inspiration over a long match can be hard to sustain. Hewitt's more pedestrian approach might win out here.
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If Federer wins (and I'm praying for it!) it will have to be in 3 or 4 sets...I can't see him beating Hewitt in a close match at a Slam.
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