i think hewitt is bigger because tennis is played the world over.
ponting is more well liked but hewitt's victories are treated as a bigger deal. my entire school was watching the 01 us open final. if aussies win the cricket nobody really cares.
also i reckon most top afl stars and some nrl are probably bigger news in specific places than ponting but because cricket is played nationwide it makes sense ponting would be top a study like sweeney.
Last edited by au_sports_opinion; 03-01-2008 at 02:54 PM.