Lleyton's enemies for a change - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
soraya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,135
                     
Lleyton's enemies for a change

Lleyton Hewitt enemies




Jessica Halloran
September 23, 2006
1 The whole of Argentina

"Hewitt seems to think that he's come to Iraq; that they are going to plant a bomb," Argentinian Davis Cup player Jose Acasuso said this week of Hewitt employing two personal bodyguards for the tie. As the most hated sports personality in Argentina, Hewitt is naturally a little bit nervous about the Davis Cup semi-final. David Nalbandian put it succinctly: "Nobody is a friend of him."

2 Andrew McLeod


It was man-love at its very best. McLeod lived in Hewitt's West Lakes mansion and drove his Ferrari. Hewitt wore an Adelaide Crows pendant to the Logies in a tribute to his best mate. They both headed to the Top End to have some boy time and made a DVD titled Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side. The highlight? When Hewitt and McLeod are buying toilet paper in Darwin and Lleyton asks Andrew: "Do you want seashells or elephants?" Golly, it was man-love - but it had to end. McLeod objected to footage of his people in Hewitt's DVD. The pair went to the Federal Court and a settlement was reached, but the two no longer talk.

3 Rebound Ace


Summer comes, the hype around the Australian Open starts to stir and then Hewitt has his say about the sluggish surface. If they really wanted him to win that slam, surely the tournament organisers would change the court covering for him? Surely. Australian Open director Paul McNamee quit earlier this year, but insisted his resignation had nothing to with the Hewitt-Rebound Ace controversy. McNamee's final years were plagued by criticism from Hewitt.

4 Guillermo Coria


When Coria spat at Wazza (Warren Livingstone, head of tennis supporter group the Fanatics), it was on. At last year's Davis Cup tie against Argentina, Coria came out firing and grabbing his crotch (according to Hewitt). Coria's antics made Hewitt burst: "He tried hip and shouldering me at the end of the first set and he complained the whole day." Coria was just as upset by Hewitt and said that on the court "you really feel like killing him". "As a person, I would rather not win a single tournament in my life than be like him," Coria said.

5 Juan Ignacio Chela


At the 2005 Australian Open, Chela aimed a serve at Hewitt then spat in his direction. Chela was later fined $US2000 ($2600) but denied he spat in Hewitt's direction. Chela's behaviour caused Roger Rasheed to burst into the locker room and demand satisfaction from Chela's coach. "You do that again and I will knock your f---ing block off," Rasheed is alleged to have said.

6 David Nalbandian


"It's not very good for the sport. Not when you do a mistake or something like that, that's the worst thing." It's obvious Nalbandian is no fan of Hewitt's "C'mon" routine. "He [Hewitt] is not a gentleman," Nalbandian offered on another occasion. The pair simply drive each other nuts, and the rivalry has heightened again this week in Argentina.

7 Stupid Australians


They seem to congregate at tennis courts in Adelaide - well, that was the case in 1997. Hewitt was playing a hardcourt tournament in South Australia and after being booed for his unsportsmanlike behaviour, he questioned the "stupidity of the Australian public". "They're [spectators], not athletes, they haven't been in that situation … I'm not going to go out and change my mind just because a couple of idiots in the crowd say grow up."

8 New Idea


They used to be friends - but then Woman's Day smacked down megabucks for baby Mia and the Hewitts' hearts were stolen. Tied to a million-dollar contract under which wife Bec writes a diary about the baby and tennis life, Hewitt was unimpressed when photos and, gasp, words emerged in New Idea earlier this year and considered taking legal action.

9 The linesman


In 2001, during a second-round match against American player James Blake at the US Open, Hewitt attempted to have a black linesman removed after being foot-faulted twice. "Look at him and you tell me what the similarity is," Hewitt implored the umpire. Hewitt later denied the comment was made on racial grounds.

10 Laureus Sports Awards


Karrie Webb, Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, the Australian cricket team and the Wallabies have all been lauded with a Laureus Award. Lleyton is yet to join the list. The sporting Oscars have so far failed to recognise Rusty's great achievements, so what does he think? "I couldn't really give a shit."

"Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”- Muhammad Ali“

————————————
soraya is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 07:30 AM
Ace Loveforty
 
scarecrows's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tirana, ALBANIA
Posts: 81,648
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

11. scarecrows

http://www.menstennisforums.com/show...&postcount=378

Quote:
Originally Posted by FormerRafaFan View Post
That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
Quote:
Originally Posted by l_mac View Post
(10) Corey Feldman vs. (12) scarecrows
scarecrows is offline  
post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 09:26 AM
Registered User
 
Ferrero Forever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: At Juan Carlos Ferrero's house
Posts: 10,752
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

That list is classic, though I'm sure there are more enemies than that.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO


Juan Monaco, Tommy Robredo, Fernando Gonzalez, Juan Martin Del Potro, David Ferrer, Guillermo Garcia Lopez, Juan Ignatio Chela, Fernando Verdasco, Carlos Moya, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Lucas Arnold Ker, Nicolas Lapentti
Ferrero Forever is offline  
post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 09:49 AM
Registered User
 
MurrayFan1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Reading, England
Age: 28
Posts: 1,261
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

Quote:
Originally Posted by soraya
Lleyton Hewitt enemies




Jessica Halloran
September 23, 2006
1 The whole of Argentina

"Hewitt seems to think that he's come to Iraq; that they are going to plant a bomb," Argentinian Davis Cup player Jose Acasuso said this week of Hewitt employing two personal bodyguards for the tie. As the most hated sports personality in Argentina, Hewitt is naturally a little bit nervous about the Davis Cup semi-final. David Nalbandian put it succinctly: "Nobody is a friend of him."

2 Andrew McLeod


It was man-love at its very best. McLeod lived in Hewitt's West Lakes mansion and drove his Ferrari. Hewitt wore an Adelaide Crows pendant to the Logies in a tribute to his best mate. They both headed to the Top End to have some boy time and made a DVD titled Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side. The highlight? When Hewitt and McLeod are buying toilet paper in Darwin and Lleyton asks Andrew: "Do you want seashells or elephants?" Golly, it was man-love - but it had to end. McLeod objected to footage of his people in Hewitt's DVD. The pair went to the Federal Court and a settlement was reached, but the two no longer talk.

3 Rebound Ace


Summer comes, the hype around the Australian Open starts to stir and then Hewitt has his say about the sluggish surface. If they really wanted him to win that slam, surely the tournament organisers would change the court covering for him? Surely. Australian Open director Paul McNamee quit earlier this year, but insisted his resignation had nothing to with the Hewitt-Rebound Ace controversy. McNamee's final years were plagued by criticism from Hewitt.

4 Guillermo Coria


When Coria spat at Wazza (Warren Livingstone, head of tennis supporter group the Fanatics), it was on. At last year's Davis Cup tie against Argentina, Coria came out firing and grabbing his crotch (according to Hewitt). Coria's antics made Hewitt burst: "He tried hip and shouldering me at the end of the first set and he complained the whole day." Coria was just as upset by Hewitt and said that on the court "you really feel like killing him". "As a person, I would rather not win a single tournament in my life than be like him," Coria said.
5 Juan Ignacio Chela


At the 2005 Australian Open, Chela aimed a serve at Hewitt then spat in his direction. Chela was later fined $US2000 ($2600) but denied he spat in Hewitt's direction. Chela's behaviour caused Roger Rasheed to burst into the locker room and demand satisfaction from Chela's coach. "You do that again and I will knock your f---ing block off," Rasheed is alleged to have said.

6 David Nalbandian


"It's not very good for the sport. Not when you do a mistake or something like that, that's the worst thing." It's obvious Nalbandian is no fan of Hewitt's "C'mon" routine. "He [Hewitt] is not a gentleman," Nalbandian offered on another occasion. The pair simply drive each other nuts, and the rivalry has heightened again this week in Argentina.

7 Stupid Australians


They seem to congregate at tennis courts in Adelaide - well, that was the case in 1997. Hewitt was playing a hardcourt tournament in South Australia and after being booed for his unsportsmanlike behaviour, he questioned the "stupidity of the Australian public". "They're [spectators], not athletes, they haven't been in that situation … I'm not going to go out and change my mind just because a couple of idiots in the crowd say grow up."

8 New Idea


They used to be friends - but then Woman's Day smacked down megabucks for baby Mia and the Hewitts' hearts were stolen. Tied to a million-dollar contract under which wife Bec writes a diary about the baby and tennis life, Hewitt was unimpressed when photos and, gasp, words emerged in New Idea earlier this year and considered taking legal action.

9 The linesman


In 2001, during a second-round match against American player James Blake at the US Open, Hewitt attempted to have a black linesman removed after being foot-faulted twice. "Look at him and you tell me what the similarity is," Hewitt implored the umpire. Hewitt later denied the comment was made on racial grounds.

10 Laureus Sports Awards


Karrie Webb, Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, the Australian cricket team and the Wallabies have all been lauded with a Laureus Award. Lleyton is yet to join the list. The sporting Oscars have so far failed to recognise Rusty's great achievements, so what does he think? "I couldn't really give a shit."



READING FC




MurrayFan1 is offline  
post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 12:19 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
amierin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,571
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

Quote:
It was man-love at its very best. McLeod lived in Hewitt's West Lakes mansion and drove his Ferrari. Hewitt wore an Adelaide Crows pendant to the Logies in a tribute to his best mate. They both headed to the Top End to have some boy time and made a DVD titled Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side. The highlight? When Hewitt and McLeod are buying toilet paper in Darwin and Lleyton asks Andrew: "Do you want seashells or elephants?" Golly, it was man-love - but it had to end. McLeod objected to footage of his people in Hewitt's DVD. The pair went to the Federal Court and a settlement was reached, but the two no longer talk.
Psych majors should have a field day with this one.
What "people" did McLeod object to being in the DVD?
amierin is offline  
post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 12:32 PM
Registered User
 
Nadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Moscow/ reizēm LV
Posts: 10,256
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

12. Nadie
Nadie is offline  
post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 01:46 PM
Registered User
 
Pfloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Madrid
Age: 28
Posts: 14,940
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

I kinda think he's cool. I mean, I can think of more players that I dislike than Hewitt.

Berdych

Coria

Gaudio

Kiefer

are four good examples of players that lack friends (not too sure about Berdych though...)

It's always Night, or we wouldn't need Light. - Thelonius Monk (via Thomas Pynchon)
Pfloyd is offline  
post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 02:04 PM
Registered User
 
Hendu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,791
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

Quote:
Originally Posted by soraya
Lleyton Hewitt enemies




Jessica Halloran
September 23, 2006
1 The whole of Argentina

"Hewitt seems to think that he's come to Iraq; that they are going to plant a bomb," Argentinian Davis Cup player Jose Acasuso said this week of Hewitt employing two personal bodyguards for the tie. As the most hated sports personality in Argentina, Hewitt is naturally a little bit nervous about the Davis Cup semi-final. David Nalbandian put it succinctly: "Nobody is a friend of him."
Not true!!!!!!!!!

And a big part of the Aussie press goes on and on with lies... like the death threats, or saying that Wilander feared for his life when he was in Argentina, or exaggerating everything that happened in the tie with the public last weekend....

Lies, Lies and more Lies...

Yellow press

Last edited by Hendu; 09-25-2006 at 02:09 PM.
Hendu is offline  
post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 02:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Paris
Age: 27
Posts: 9,871
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

What's the truth then?

______________________________

~♠ Gasquetaires ♠~

un pour tous, tous pour un
‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾
~*BGT*~ is offline  
post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 02:32 PM
F***ing have it
 
alfonsojose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Barranquilla (COL)
Age: 41
Posts: 16,952
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

Quote:
Originally Posted by soraya
The highlight? When Hewitt and McLeod are buying toilet paper in Darwin and Lleyton asks Andrew: "Do you want seashells or elephants?" Golly, it was man-love - but it had to end.

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another" .. Madonna

Drooling after Schuettler, Bolelli, Volandri, Starace (short haired version), ToJo, Tursunov, Alves, Davydenko, Djokovic, Petzschner, Ferrero, Simon, Qureshi
alfonsojose is offline  
post #11 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 02:45 PM
Registered User
 
Hendu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,791
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackgirltennis
What's the truth then?
About Hewitt being the most hated: it was a 4 option poll in the site of a sports newspaper, he was along with Beckham, the referee of the 1990 World Cup final.
Most of the people don't know who Hewitt is, he could hardly be the most hated.

There weren't death threats.

Wilander never feared for his life while his stay in Argentina.

The public demeanour was the same of the other ties played in Buenos Aires.



Hewitt was never in danger.
Hendu is offline  
post #12 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
soraya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,135
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

Quote:
Originally Posted by J'torian
Seashells and elephants, could it get any more Freudian?

I hope they chose the elephants.
they opted for seashells,

"Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”- Muhammad Ali“

————————————
soraya is offline  
post #13 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 04:14 PM
Registered User
 
Socket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 5,793
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

You're correct that Wilander never was concerned for his life, but he was concerned for the safety of his players, which is another thing all together.

"Australian security agents are jetting out to Argentina for the clash to protect Hewitt after Swedish Davis Cup captain Mats Wilander threatened to withdraw his team from a frenzied court last year amidst fears for their safety."

In any event, Lleyton gets an ad-in for Jon Wertheim for this behavior this week. It's sad that so many people here (and in the endlessly unforgiving Aussie press) won't give him the same credit.

Quote:
Lleyton Hewitt
Though spat on, pelted with coins and relentlessly trashed talked by David (I can't quite recall: How many Slams have you won?) Nalbandian, top Aussie player was all high road last weekend. Still another sign that he's grown up.



C'mon, Lleyton!


Last edited by Socket; 09-25-2006 at 04:17 PM.
Socket is offline  
post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 04:19 PM
Registered User
 
Hendu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3,791
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

Yes Socket, you are extracting these from the articles I am talking about.

That is not true.
Hendu is offline  
post #15 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 04:30 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,628
                     
Re: Lleyton's enemies for a change

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackgirltennis
What's the truth then?
The truth is: when you are changing diapers, singing lullabies and can't win anything significant in tennis, you don't have enemies any more.
ExpectedWinner is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome