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!!!* Do you really think HEWITT`s career is OVER?? #Surely he can fight his way back?


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#Are people ready to give up on Lleyton Hewitt ??
I noticed that nobody was picking Hewitt to finish inside the #Top-10 in the rankings for 2007 & it made me think~~> do all of you tennis fans really think that Rocky Llegs career is over???

Remember that Hewitt will turn 26yrs this month~ not young anymore but certainly not old either

Year End Ranking has been pretty impressive
...8-successive years inside the Top-25
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1999~ YER: #22
2000~ YER: #7
2001~ YER: #1
2002~ YER: #1
2003~ YER: #17
2004~ YER: #3
2005~ YER: #4
2006~ YER: #20
2007~ present ranking: #18



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1. 5 January 1998 Adelaide, Australia Hard Jason Stoltenberg 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)
2. 3 May 1999 Delray Beach, USA Clay Xavier Malisse 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-1
3. 3 January 2000 Adelaide, Australia Hard Thomas Enqvist 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. 10 January 2000 Sydney, Australia Hard Jason Stoltenberg 6-4, 6-0
5. 6 March 2000 Scottsdale, USA Hard Tim Henman 6-4, 7-6(2)
6. 12 June 2000 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-4
7. 8 January 2001 Sydney, Australia Hard Magnus Norman 6-4, 6-1
8. 11 June 2001 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Tim Henman 7-6(3), 7-6(3)
9. 18 June 2001 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Guillermo Canas 6-3, 6-4
10. 27 August 2001 U.S. Open, New York, USA Hard Pete Sampras 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-1
11. 1 October 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard Michel Kratochvil 6-4, 6-2
12. 12 November 2001 Tennis Masters Cup, Sydney, Australia Hard Sebastien Grosjean 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
13. 25 February 2002 San José, USA Hard Andre Agassi 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4)
14. 11 March 2002 Indian Wells Masters, USA Hard Tim Henman 6-1, 6-2
15. 10 June 2002 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Tim Henman 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
16. 24 June 2002 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass David Nalbandian 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
17. 11 November 2002 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai, China Hard Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 7-5, 2-6, 2-6, 6-4
18. 3 March 2003 Scottsdale, USA Hard Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 6-4
19. 10 March 2003 Indian Wells Masters, USA Hard Gustavo Kuerten 6-1, 6-1
20. 12 January 2004 Sydney, Australia Hard Carlos Moya 4-3 retired
21. 16 February 2004 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-7(1), 7-5, 6-4
22. 16 August 2004 Washington, USA Hard Gilles Müller 6-3, 6-4
23. 23 August 2004 Long Island, USA Hard Luis Horna 6-3, 6-1
24. 10 January 2005 Sydney, Australia Hard Ivo Minář 7-5, 6-0
25. 18 June 2006 London/Queens Club, United Kingdom Grass James Blake 6-4, 6-4


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1999: Adelaide (lost to Thomas Enqvist)
1999: Scottsdale (lost to Jan-Michael Gambill)
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2000: Stuttgart Indoor (lost to Wayne Ferreira)
2002: Cincinnati AMS (lost to Carlos Moya)
2002: Paris AMS (lost to Marat Safin)
2003: Los Angeles (lost to Wayne Ferreira)
2004: Cincinnati AMS (lost to Andre Agassi)
2004: U.S. Open (lost to Roger Federer)
2004: Tennis Masters Cup (lost to Roger Federer)
2005: Australian Open (lost to Marat Safin)
2005: Indian Wells AMS (lost to Roger Federer)
2006: San Jose (lost to Andy Murray)
2006: Las Vegas (lost to James Blake)

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Re: !!!* Do you really think HEWITT`s career is OVER?? #Surely he can fight his way b

He can stay inside top 20 on sheer grit alone, but I don't think he'll reach another slam final.


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He can stay inside top 20 on sheer grit alone, but I don't think he'll reach another slam final.
So Hewitt`s best isn`t Top# 10 worthy anymore
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Re: !!!* Do you really think HEWITT`s career is OVER?? #Surely he can fight his way back?

Listen up fuckwit.

he is finished.

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So Hewitt`s best isn`t Top# 10 worthy anymore
His best might be, but I doubt he can keep his best up for long periods any more. He'll probably do pretty good at a number of bigger events thanks to his experience, and gain a pretty fine number of points on QF appearances in some slams and TMS. That should keep him inside the top 20 but probably not consistently not as high as top 10.

It'd be good for the game if someone with his great fighting spirit could join in top 5. But I don't feel his game is enough these days. My five cents.


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His best might be, but I doubt he can keep his best up for long periods any more. He'll probably do pretty good at a number of bigger events thanks to his experience, and gain a pretty fine number of points on QF appearances in some slams and TMS. That should keep him inside the top 20 but probably not consistently not as high as top 10.

It'd be good for the game if someone with his great fighting spirit could join in top 5. But I don't feel his game is enough these days. My five cents.


Thanks for your opinion~ you make some good points, if what you say is true then I`ll have to face the facts but it`ll be very disappointing

Anyway 2007 is shaping up as make or break time for Hewitt
~~> Either he gets it together & makes his presence felt again or falls off the radar!
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It'd be good for the game if someone with his great fighting spirit could join in top 5. But I don't feel his game is enough these days. My five cents.[/QUOTE]

we already have a nadal there!
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we already have a nadal there!
That there are a couple already doesn't mean that there's no room for another


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Hewitt have no variety of ability on tennis court.

Only two things he can do well on court are running like a chicken and yelling "Come On".

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He isn't done. Especially with Robredos in the top ten, meaning anybody can now make it there,just give him time to adjust to his new life (baby + wife= new responsibilities) and he will be top 5 again.

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Re: !!!* Do you really think HEWITT`s career is OVER?? #Surely he can fight his way back?

Possibly Hewitt looks at it like this:

He hasn't been training as hard as he used to, he has distractions off court with a wife and child and hasn't seemed as energized as he used to be, as hungry for success. Perhaps because he knows he could work as hard as he ever has, commit totally to getting back up to the very top...and still find he can't win Grand Slams or get back to #1 because Federer seems to have Hewitt's number even when he's playing well, like Federer seems to have nearly everybody's number. And maybe he thinks that it isn't worth all that hard work and all those sacrifices in his life to be World #2 and multiple Grand Slam runner-up?

I don't know - I just wonder if that's something to do with it.
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He now seems a little distracted from his career ,being more interested in his family life and perhaps lost some hunger for making big victories i guess.

I don't think he is already done , he has the ability to get back to the top ten if he focuses more on it but may be no more Gs titles.

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Re: !!!* Do you really think HEWITT`s career is OVER?? #Surely he can fight his way back?

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#Are people ready to give up on Lleyton Hewitt ??
I noticed that nobody was picking Hewitt to finish inside the #Top-10 in the rankings for 2007 & it made me think~~> do all of you tennis fans really think that Rocky Llegs career is over???

Remember that Hewitt will turn 26yrs this month~ not young anymore but certainly not old either

Year End Ranking has been pretty impressive
...8-successive years inside the Top-25
...
1999~ YER: #22
2000~ YER: #7
2001~ YER: #1
2002~ YER: #1
2003~ YER: #17
2004~ YER: #3
2005~ YER: #4
2006~ YER: #20
2007~ present ranking: #18



Tournament Wins [25]

1. 5 January 1998 Adelaide, Australia Hard Jason Stoltenberg 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)
2. 3 May 1999 Delray Beach, USA Clay Xavier Malisse 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-1
3. 3 January 2000 Adelaide, Australia Hard Thomas Enqvist 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. 10 January 2000 Sydney, Australia Hard Jason Stoltenberg 6-4, 6-0
5. 6 March 2000 Scottsdale, USA Hard Tim Henman 6-4, 7-6(2)
6. 12 June 2000 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-4
7. 8 January 2001 Sydney, Australia Hard Magnus Norman 6-4, 6-1
8. 11 June 2001 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Tim Henman 7-6(3), 7-6(3)
9. 18 June 2001 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Guillermo Canas 6-3, 6-4
10. 27 August 2001 U.S. Open, New York, USA Hard Pete Sampras 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-1
11. 1 October 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard Michel Kratochvil 6-4, 6-2
12. 12 November 2001 Tennis Masters Cup, Sydney, Australia Hard Sebastien Grosjean 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
13. 25 February 2002 San José, USA Hard Andre Agassi 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4)
14. 11 March 2002 Indian Wells Masters, USA Hard Tim Henman 6-1, 6-2
15. 10 June 2002 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Tim Henman 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
16. 24 June 2002 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass David Nalbandian 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
17. 11 November 2002 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai, China Hard Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 7-5, 2-6, 2-6, 6-4
18. 3 March 2003 Scottsdale, USA Hard Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 6-4
19. 10 March 2003 Indian Wells Masters, USA Hard Gustavo Kuerten 6-1, 6-1
20. 12 January 2004 Sydney, Australia Hard Carlos Moya 4-3 retired
21. 16 February 2004 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-7(1), 7-5, 6-4
22. 16 August 2004 Washington, USA Hard Gilles Müller 6-3, 6-4
23. 23 August 2004 Long Island, USA Hard Luis Horna 6-3, 6-1
24. 10 January 2005 Sydney, Australia Hard Ivo Minář 7-5, 6-0
25. 18 June 2006 London/Queens Club, United Kingdom Grass James Blake 6-4, 6-4


Singles Runner-ups (14)

1999: Adelaide (lost to Thomas Enqvist)
1999: Scottsdale (lost to Jan-Michael Gambill)
1999: Lyon (lost to Nicolas Lapentti)
2000: Stuttgart Indoor (lost to Wayne Ferreira)
2002: Cincinnati AMS (lost to Carlos Moya)
2002: Paris AMS (lost to Marat Safin)
2003: Los Angeles (lost to Wayne Ferreira)
2004: Cincinnati AMS (lost to Andre Agassi)
2004: U.S. Open (lost to Roger Federer)
2004: Tennis Masters Cup (lost to Roger Federer)
2005: Australian Open (lost to Marat Safin)
2005: Indian Wells AMS (lost to Roger Federer)
2006: San Jose (lost to Andy Murray)
2006: Las Vegas (lost to James Blake)

ATP history must mention Lleyton Hewitt (not only for his US Open 2001, Wimbledon 2002, TMC 2001 and 2002 titles)


Hewitt = Serve-and-volleyer killa (Teminator of S&V)


Hewitt : Sampras 5:4
Hewitt : Federer(Before TMC 2003) 7:2
Hewitt : Rafter 3:1
Hewitt : Krajicek 1:0
Hewitt : Ivanisevic 3:0
Hewitt : Philippoussis 3:1
Hewitt : Rusedski 4:3
Hewitt : Henman 9:1
Hewitt : Todd Martin 3:1
Hewitt : Taylor Dent 5:1


Basliner Hewitt can win Serve-and-Volleyer Federer, but

Basliner Hewitt can't win Basliner Federer.
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I think Lleyton can possibly get back into the top 10, but he needs to develope a bigger weapon and improve his serve. Jmo.
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Re: !!!* Do you really think HEWITT`s career is OVER?? #Surely he can fight his way back?

I think Hewitt's greatest weapon has always been his attitude. The fact that he never gives up. He also has reasonable ground strokes and there aren't any major flaws with his game. This, in my opinion, is what made him the world number one.

But it isn't enough anymore. The game has developed a lot during the last couple of years and I don't see Hewitt reaching the very top again. His game is quite predictable and he doesn't really have any big weapons. Furthermore, he seems to be lacking the fighting spirit, that once was awesome. I think that he can be a realiable top 20 player, but not much more. There just aren't any new dimesions in his game, which could help him reach the very top again.
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