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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-05-2002, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Cincinnatti!



any news? when is he playing?

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Lleyt plays 2moro Vs Robby Ginepri. If he gets through that he will face Davide Sanguinetti who def Jonas Bjorkman. C'mon Lleyt!

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Lleyton is playing in about 17 1/2 hours (it says not before 1:30 on Tuesday on the website)
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Cool



can anyone keep me posted, i'll be at work the whole day today so i won't be able to see the game...is it on tv though?

well..thank god for internet!

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TV here is shit as far as tennis is concerned (anything played outside this country is badly televised. Even Wimbledon wasn't live)...so I'll be on the internet checking the score again.
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I'm getting it live Which probably means I won't be on the net It depends. I'll post a report on the match when itz over anyway
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I'm getting the match... but I'll be at work so I'll tape it, watch it when I get home then tell you guys what i thought of it
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lol! We can compare Angie Ok my mum wants to use the phone so I have to go. I hope to be back and call scores later
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08/06/02

Ruthless Hewitt Crushes Ginepri; Roddick Through

Top seed Lleyton Hewitt ruthlessly dismissed rising American talent Robby Ginepri 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the second round of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati Tuesday. Hewitt won in just 42 minutes - the fastest match time on the ATP circuit this year.


Hewitt, the youngest year-end world No.1 in ATP history, quickly erased memories of his shock first-round loss in Toronto last week with an emphatic victory. He won six of six break points against an overwhelmed Ginepri and did not face a break point on his own service despite putting just 35 per cent of first serves into play.

"He struggled a lot, but I just kept balls in play," the top seed said of his 19-year-old American opponent. "I've practiced with him before and he hit the ball well. Then today, he just went out on the court and looked very nervous right from the start."

Hewitt, who reached the semifinals here last year shortly before winning the US Open, next plays Italian Davide Sanguinetti, who beat Jonas Bjorkman in three sets.
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08/07/02

No Sweat For Hewitt

Top seed Lleyton Hewitt so far has played 17 games at this year's Western & Southern Financial Group Masters. And not only has he won all of them, but he hasn't yet faced a break point. Early Wednesday, the fiery Australian only spent 18 minutes on court to advance to the Round of 16, as his opponent, Davide Sanguinetti, retired after dropping the first five games.


"I just basically had to walk on court today," said Hewitt, who fell in the first round last week in Toronto and is seeking his first Cincinnati title. "...Obviously, it would have been a lot nicer to have won properly. [With a] big tournament like this, obviously matches are only going to get tougher and tougher from now on."

Although Sanguinetti retired with a foot injury, Hewitt's sizzling form was evident from the start of the brief second-round match on Center Court. He was equally ruthless Tuesday, as he snuffed American Ginepri 6-0, 6-0 in 41 minutes, posting the fasting match on the ATP circuit this year. Amazingly, Hewitt has only spent 59 minutes to advance two rounds at this year's Tennis Masters Series event in Cincinnati.

"Hopefully, I'm going to get some pretty tough matches, as I'm sure I'm going to in the next few days," said Hewitt, who's playing doubles here with fellow Australian Andrew Florent. "I'm pretty happy that I'm still in the doubles to get some more hitting."

Hewitt now meets Finland's Jarkko Nieminen, who defeated Hyung-Taik Lee in the second round.

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Hewitt pushed hard by flying Finn

Having cruised through the first two rounds without the loss of a game, the Australian soon found himself pinned back as entered unknown territory in his clash against Nieminen.


"I've never seen him play before," said the U.S. and Wimbledon champion.


"He was mixing it up well and I couldn't really work it out. It took me a while to get into the match.


"It's nice though, after having an easy time of it, to get a tough, competitive match."


Hewitt, who had spent just 59 minutes on court in his first two matches, looked out of sorts from the start against Nieminen.


Despite Hewitt's reputation for consistency, it was the Finn who looked more solid in the early stages and he made he most of the uncharacteristic errors from Hewitt.


The top seed knuckled down in the second set, breaking serve twice and holding his own with ease.


A break in the in his opening service game of the third set effectively ended any challenge from the Finn.


PUNISHMENT


The bad news for Hewitt is half of the $57,000 dollars he has earned at the event so far will go to the ATP in fines.


The governing body of men's tennis is punishing Hewitt for not completing his media commitments at the event and can dock him either $20,000 or half his total prize money for the week, whichever is greater.


If Hewitt wins the tournament he could be liable for $196,000 although he plans to appeal against his punishment.


Germany's Rainer Schuettler is also through to the last eight after he beat Wimbledon semi-finalist Xavier Malisse 6-4 6-3.


Schuettler will take on Carlos Moya in the quarter-finals after the Spaniard defeated Michael Chang 6-4 6-3.


Chang's run at the Cincinnati Masters was the first time in nearly a year that he had won back-to-back matches.
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Thanks for the article!

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Agassi and Hewitt looking forward to latest showdown

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Reuters) - Lleyton Hewitt will be attempting to turn back the clock in Friday's quarter-final against Andre Agassi, and get the better of the man he first played and beat when he was just 16 years old.


Agassi was the first major scalp of Hewitt's career when, playing in his home town of Adelaide, he beat the seven-time Grand Slam champion on the way to his first ATP title in 1998.


With that title he became the youngest man ever to lift a tournament trophy, at the age of 16 years and 10 months.


"Obviously the first win was huge back then," Hewitt said.


"It was pretty nerve-wracking for a 16-year-old to go out there and play a guy that you've looked up to for so many years and who's such a great player.


"I was really just going out there hoping to get games. I hadn't even played a professional tournament so it was a weird feeling going out there and coming off with a win. I couldn't believe it."


The pair have met five times overall, most recently in the final of San Jose in March this year, when Hewitt saved match points but won to bring his career head-to-head record to three wins to two.


"I've played well in the past against Andre and it's always been great matches. Possibly the best match of the year so far was the San Jose final so if we play another match like that the crowd will get into it," he said.


32-year-old Agassi said he couldn't wait to renew his rivalry with the man 11 years his junior.


"I think it's certainly the biggest challenge out there right now, to play the guy that's playing the best," Agassi said.


"I think it will be an exciting match, a high standard match and good for all those that come here to watch it."
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