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US Open!!!

Come on Lleyton!!!
You can do it again.I believe in you!!!

I'm very proud to be a Lleyki!!!

Wheter she would prefer to see Lleyton or herself in the Wimbledon final,she was asked last year."Lleyton,because I don't like to see him unhappy."(Kim)

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Goooooooooo Lley!!!!

How happy is the blameless Vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.
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Go Lleyton!!!!

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I believe in you too!
I'm cheering for you and Kim all the way!
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GO GET IT,Lley

i'll go on a vacation next week
please cheer LL and Kim for me,Lleykis

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I'm not sure if this is where we post articles about the USO, but here goes.

US Open draw paints easy path for Hewitt but hard road for Scud
August 22, 2003

The pressure on Lleyton Hewitt eased a little yesterday when the former world No.1 received a generous draw for the US Open, which starts in New York on Monday. Unlike his Davis Cup teammate Mark Philippoussis, Hewitt has been given an excellent opportunity to play himself into much-needed form over the first week of the season's final grand slam.

In the first round, the sixth seed meets world No.84 Victor Hanescu, a 22-year-old from Romania who has played only 22 matches on the main tour and has done best on clay.

If he wins that match, Hewitt will face either Hyung-Taik Lee or Vladimir Voltchkov in round two. There is no "name" player in his path until Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan in the round of 16.

Srichaphan is the 11th seed and won a tour-best 40 matches on hardcourts last year.

Third seed Juan Carlos Ferrero looms in the quarter-finals, and should Hewitt advance to the semi-finals - as he has on his past three trips to Flushing Meadows - the 2001 champion would likely confront top seed and world No.1 Andre Agassi.

Other dangers in Hewitt's top half of the draw include unpredictable Russian Marat Safin, Sebastien Grosjean and two recent victors over the South Australian, Max Mirnyi and Wayne Ferreira.

Philippoussis, the 20th seed and 1998 finalist, opens against a qualifier but has landed in a rugged section of the draw that features Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, hometown favourite James Blake and in-form Argentinian David Nalbandian.

Philippoussis will probably play Russian Davis Cup hero Mikhail Youzhny in the second round and is on course to meet 13th-seeded Nalbandian in the third round before colliding with Federer in a mouth-watering Wimbledon final rematch. Seventh seed Carlos Moya is Philippoussis's projected quarter-final opponent, with tournament favourite Andy Roddick, the fourth seed, expected to be lying in wait for the semi-finals.

Hewitt, normally at his best on the US hardcourts, has had a poor build-up for the open.

He made a run to the final in Los Angeles earlier this month in his comeback event following a four-week lay-off after his first-round elimination at Wimbledon. But he has since lost to Mirnyi in the second round in Montreal and to Xavier Malisse in the first round in Cincinnati.

Hewitt has tumbled from the top of the rankings before Wimbledon to world No.6 and his 13 tournaments contested this year are the second-fewest of any player in the top 50 in the ATP Champions Race. But he insists his priorities for this year were the grand slams and Davis Cup.

While he has failed to progress beyond the fourth round at the first three majors, he has helped Australia reach a Davis Cup semi-final against Switzerland next month.

Fellow Australians Wayne Arthurs and Scott Draper have received tough draws, with Arthurs starting off against Australian Open runner-up Rainer Schuettler of Germany and Draper to play Moya.

Australia's top-ranked woman, Alicia Molik, has drawn a qualifier, and Nicole Pratt meets American Jill Craybas.

Molik has a great chance to reach her maiden grand slam quarter-final after being pitted in a section of the draw devoid of any of the game's current stars.

The road ahead: possible run through

6-LLEYTON HEWITT

1st rd: Victor Hanescu

2nd rd: Hyung-taik Lee

3rd rd: 29-Feliciano Lopez

4th rd: 11-Paradorn Srichaphan

Q/F: 3-Juan Carlos Ferrero

S/F: 1-Andre Agassi

F: 2-Roger Federer

20-MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS

1st rd: qualifier

2nd rd: Mikhail Youzhny

3rd rd: 13-David Nalbandian

4th rd: 2-Roger Federer

Q/F: 7-Carlos Moya

S/F: 4-Andy Roddick

F: 1-Andre Agassi AAP
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You can never have enough scheduling information...

Arthur Ashe - 11:00 AM Start
1. Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) vs. Chanda Rubin (USA)[8]
followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Joachim Johansson (SWE) vs. Mardy Fish (USA)[24]
3. Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Lindsay Davenport (USA)[3] vs. Els Callens (BEL)




Arthur Ashe - 7:00 PM Start
1. Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Kim Clijsters (BEL)[1] vs. Amber Liu (USA)
followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Victor Hanescu (ROM) vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[6]

Go Lleyton: you can do it!

Go Kim, although I don't think Amber will be much trouble.

Good luck to Pim-Pim too.
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c'mon LL you can do it

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Good luck tonight Lleyton
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C'MON LLEYTON! YOU CAN DO IT!

"Well whoopee do da, what do you want me to do about it mate?"


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Re: Re: US Open!!!

'Lay off Lleyton', says women's number one (SMH)
August 25, 2003 - 12:46PM


Women's world No.1 Kim Clijsters, the girlfriend of Lleyton Hewitt, jumped to her man's defence on the eve of the US Open today. Her message was polite but simple: lay off Lleyton.

Clijsters claimed Hewitt had received unfair scrutiny from the media during his slide from the top of the rankings to world No.6 over the past two months.

She said Hewitt, the 2001 US Open champion, 2002 Wimbledon winner and long-time world No.1, boasted a record for all to envy.

"He's had two incredible years," Clijsters said.

"I mean, I think anyone out there would love to change their career with his.

"The media, they're always going to try ... when it's going well, they're always going to try to break the player down as soon as it's not going well.

"I think that's definitely what's been going on with him at the moment."

Until Clijsters' comments, Hewitt's entourage had closed ranks in the lead-up to the Open, guarding their 22-year-old from the spotlight to allow him to focus solely on the last grand slam of the year.


But clearly some of the conjecture about the reasons for his slide struck a nerve, perhaps not surprisingly as it included the suggestion from former Wimbledon champion Ashley Cooper that he should drop his parents from his entourage.

In a rare interview afforded to US television last week, Hewitt said he was confident he could "beat anyone" and claim his second title in New York.

According to Clijsters, he's right.

The sixth-seeded Hewitt will open his campaign tomorrow night against Romanian Victor Hanescu in the marquee match on Arthur Stadium, starting about 9pm USEST (11am AEST Tuesday) and Clijsters fancies his chances of silencing his critics this coming fortnight.

"He's definitely very hungry, I think, to play," the women's top seed said.

"He's been working really hard. He's been training really hard. Definitely if he plays well (he can win the tournament)."

Australian Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald also believed Hewitt was capable of capturing a grand slam for the third straight year and beginning his rise back to the top of the world standings.

He felt Hewitt's dip in form had been inevitable but would spur him on to greater things.

"Look, he's been No.1 for 18 months and that's not an easy thing to do and there's only one way to go from there," Fitzgerald said.

"He wouldn't be totally content about dropping back from No.1 but, at some stage, it's inevitable that it's going to happen and it gives him a chance to actually work on his game a bit more and try some things and launch another attack on No.1.

"It's given him a chance to become even a better player. So it's not all negatives.

"It's the first time he's been faced with taking a step backwards. But that can be a good thing because I reckon he can take two more steps forward. I really do.

"I think he can be a better player than what he's been."

Fitzgerald said it was too easy for Joe Public to expect Hewitt to dominate men's tennis continually and cited all-time great Andre Agassi, with two US Open triumphs from a 17 starts, as living proof that winning any grand slam was a huge career achievement.

"It's not easy to step in and 'bang' win another one," he said.

"But we sort of expect him to a bit. Even (Davis Cup coach) Wally (Masur) and I, we think 'why can't he win another one?' But it's not easy to do.

"But he (Hewitt) is one of the players that can give it a shake."

Alicia Molik is the only other Australian in action on day one of the Open.

Molik will meet Croatian Jelena Kostanic in her first-round match at 11am USEST (1am AEST).
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Ticked off: Kim Clijsters.


Angry Kim fires back

26aug03

TENNIS sweetheart Kim Clijsters yesterday ticked off the media for trying to "break down" her boyfriend Lleyton Hewitt as he prepares to fight his way into winning form at the US Open.

Clijsters, regarded as one of the nicest players on tour, showed her teeth were not just for smiling as she ripped into media analysis of the reasons for Hewitt's surprise form lapse, which has seen the former No. 1 drop to No. 6 over five months without a title.
Clijsters, top seed for the first time at a grand slam event, and Hewitt are the feature players in the two matches on the opening night at Arthur Ashe Stadium, to be played this morning.

"The media, they're always going to try to break the player down as soon as it's not going well. I think that's definitely what's going on with him at the moment," Clijsters said.

"He's had two incredible years. I think anyone would love to change their career with his. He's definitely very hungry and he's working very hard."

Hewitt's camp believes he has the measure of his first-round opponent, Romanian Victor Hanescu, ranked 83rd in the world, and can dig his way into the US Open.

Hewitt has won just seven matches in five events.

"Lleyton has been timing the ball particularly well and the pace of the court is good for him and Mark (Philippoussis) to have results here," Australian Davis Cup coach Wally Masur said.

Philippoussis, one of six Australians contesting the tournament -- one of Australia's smallest contingents at a grand slam -- will start on day two against a former world No. 1 junior, Serbian qualifier Jenko Tipsarevic, who claims he does not give himself a chance of beating the 20th-seeded Victorian.

The scheduling of Hewitt as the main men's match on day one brings him immense scrutiny just when he might prefer a smaller stage.

Hewitt's coaching arrangement with former conditioner Roger Rasheed, elevated to the role of coach when Jason Stoltenberg left the camp in late May, fascinates many rivals on the tour who appear to be unaware that Rasheed was a former professional player.

"Lleyton knows Roger well and respects his opinions," said Australian Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald, who has been on court with Rasheed for Hewitt's recent sessions.

"Coaching these players is (about) knowing when and how to impart the knowledge and do it in a positive way. Peter Lundgren, the coach of Roger Federer, was a good player, but he wasn't a champion." Lundgren said Hewitt remained one of the favourites.

"He can come back anytime, that's how good he is," Lundgren said.

Fitzgerald, concentrat ing on Hewitt, and Masur, working more with Philippoussis, have put in many hours over the past week at practices.

"It's not like we are directly coaching. Roger is here with Lleyton and with Fitzy here as well, it's a bit of overkill. But we can help scout opponents and arrange practice partners," Masur said.

Masur admitted homework on Tipsarevic, who won the 2001 Australian Open junior title and has advanced to a ranking of No. 135, had been hard.

"I will not try to kick Mark Philippoussis's arse. If he hit aces and winners for three sets, he's too good," Tipsarevic, 19, said.

Meanwhile, second seed Federer said he was facing one of the demanding periods of his career, having to back up from his Wimbledon win and then depart to Melbourne for Switzerland's Davis Cup semi-final next month.
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Good luck Lleyton tonight!!!
Come on you're fighter you can do it!!!

I'm very proud to be a Lleyki!!!

Wheter she would prefer to see Lleyton or herself in the Wimbledon final,she was asked last year."Lleyton,because I don't like to see him unhappy."(Kim)
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Yay Lleyton! A good solid win. Too many errors apparently but the court time and confidence are the important thing first round! Good luck next round Lleyton!
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edit: duck thanks for the articles

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