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The Official "Has Lleyton Gone Insane?" Thread

OK, everyone is going on about the whole Lleyton/Bec engagement thing and I know that there is a Lleyton and Bec thread, but I thought that that thread was more of a "Oh, that's sweet" type of thing, so I thought I'd start this thread to expound on whether or not Lley's gone totally insane!

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Re: The Official "Has Lleyton Gone Insane?" Thread

Yeah, I already put my "oh, that's sweet" comment on that thread, so here's my "has he gone insane?" comment on this one... reading lots of other posts this morning about it and all I can say is, if he's been seeing Bec for a while longer than we think (ie since he was still engaged to Kim) then it makes a little more sense, but if he's just trying to get back at Kim, which I think it could be maybe, then yeah, he needs help. And poor Bec! to be caught in the middle of that.

They say he said somehting about not watching women's tennis the day before his proposal, and you have to wonder if maybe he was going to propose in front of the crowd if he had won it. That would truly have been insane. I know it's all speculation, but maybe this guy needs help, if any of this is true.

Or maybe he's just in love and everything's cool, but I don't know. I feel bad for him if he hasn't been able to deal with the break up and is hurting that much.
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Hey all!

My name's Sandra and I'm from Germany...
I've never posted here before but somehow I thought that this thread might be great to put my first post in.
I was reading this forum for quite a long time and now I'm in the mood to post something at least.

When I woke up this morning and read all this stuff about Lleyton's engagement, I was really shocked. I don't know what he is doing at the moment.
I mean, it's so weird wanting to marry someone after just 7 weeks (or perhaps 2 or 3 more). This can't be true love. I mean, he was in such a long relationship with Kim and I think their feelings for each other were so strong and these feelings don't go away from one day to the other.
He might be happy with Bec right at the moment but I guess this won't last that long. Somehow, I believe that he only realises what he might really need when he's back on the ATP Tour cause then he's alone a lot... I'm sure he needs someone supporting him and having someone around all the time and Bec won't be able to take that part over from Kim that easily. He just ignores that cause he's still in Australia and the "normal" tennis life hasn't started yet...

I guess, we have to wait and see what happens but I hope he has someone around him now that opens his eyes cause what he's doing right now is really insane. It's just not the "real" Lleyton any more, just nor the one we knew before...
Hopefully, he turns into the real Lleyton soon and doesn't make too much nonsense in the next 4 weeks or so...

Ok, that's enough for the first post...
I'm sure, I'll post more often now that the first one is done...

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I only have one thing to say in response to the question in the thread title: Yes. Yes he has.

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why doesn't Hayden say something to him? or his parents?
why on earth would he want to marry so fast? what's the point?
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He might be happy with Bec right at the moment but I guess this won't last that long. Somehow, I believe that he only realises what he might really need when he's back on the ATP Tour cause then he's alone a lot... I'm sure he needs someone supporting him and having someone around all the time and Bec won't be able to take that part over from Kim that easily. He just ignores that cause he's still in Australia and the "normal" tennis life hasn't started yet...
Spot on. Things are hearts and flowers as they are both in OZ, but Lleyton barely spends anytime at home during the year. We'll see as the season progresses to see whether she will become a full time tennis g/f. I sincerly doubt it. *waits for the pressures of work excuse....*

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why doesn't Hayden say something to him? or his parents?
why on earth would he want to marry so fast? what's the point?
I don't think Lleyton is big on listening to others He is a law unto himself.
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I don't think Lleyton is big on listening to others He is a law unto himself.
yeah, I guess
but I still think that somebody has to tell him how insane this whole engagement thing is


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Hey all!

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I've never posted here before but somehow I thought that this thread might be great to put my first post in.

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To answer the question: YES!
It's not just his recent engagement, but the way he played that AO final. He had his chances in the third set, but like Safin said below, his spark just started to flicker and blow out and he seemed to stop believing. It's so uncharacteristic of him to melt down. Starkly different from the Lleyton who came down from 2 sets to love, 3-5 in the 3rd set to beat Federer in the DC semis.
Maybe the pressure has gone to his head. He played like a man scared to lose. He took an utterly disappointing loss in the finals, then suddenly proposes after the match? Just because you suffer a string of major career disappointments doesn't mean you need to go off and propose to make life better.
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"He was missing the extra step that normally he makes with the passing shots, with everything, anticipation, all these things, with the lobs, just everything, just an extra step. I could feel it.

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Re: The Official "Has Lleyton Gone Insane?" Thread

In his defence:

I don't think you can blame his final performance on the engagement - I suspect it was coming regardless. I also think he did all he could to win the game. He didn't play badly and the guy must have been knackered - you stand there in the fourth set with a guy firing aces at you, knowing it's the match you want to win more than any other and knowing you just can't - I think anyone would be a bit gutted. And he'd spent about 18 hours or something ridiculous on court. Anyone would have been exhausted.

As for Bec - if (and I think this is a big if) she's not pregnant and doesn't become a full time tennis g/f it might just die a death when they're not together all the time. Pressures of work and all that might make them realise it's not practical and they will drift apart.

But if she is pregnant, or does become a full time tennis girlfriend, or he comes back to Australia more - you never know. Maybe just maybe it'll work out for them. Although it's only been eight weeks - and is very sudden - and hasn't really been tested properly - he does look happier than he has been in a long time. You never know, it might just become a gamble that pays off.

Aside from that though - I do not get the sudden media-whore personality. That's the bit I find more odd because that is the bit that is so vastly different to what he was like before.
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Sandra, good to see you posting here!
And as most people here, I agree that Lleyton has gone insane, wth was he thinking?
i don't believe he has been seeing bec when he was still engaged with kim but if he's trying to get back at her then that's pathetic. He was supposed to get married in not even a week! He must have been hurt by the break up with kim but man grow up!

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I think it's odd getting engaged this soon for a lot of reasons. But I really don't think doing it with the deliberate aim of getting back at Kim is one of them. If it is then he's not anything like the guy I thought he was (believe me that image is changing all the time though). Not only would that be quite screwed up it's also really out of order to Bec, who however you look at it - he must care about a lot.
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OMG I didn't know yet (had not time to read about tennis and all today)

I'd say we can call him officially -> s if you ask me...
Totally and utterly s

I think he lost it after being dumped by Kim. What the h*** is he thinking? Is he still thinking?

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