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how big a sportstar is hewitt in oz?

mahim
05-29-2007, 10:32 AM
i suppose ponting is the biggest?sweeney report thinks so?
ps-my last post of this type

Consigliere
03-01-2008, 02:37 PM
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.

OZTENNIS
03-01-2008, 09:15 PM
Hewitt is not that bigger sportstar in Australia...

He is not popular like when he was World No.1, and he has never been as popular as Pat Rafter

Consigliere
03-02-2008, 03:56 AM
theres a difference between level of popularity and newsworthyness.

i do think hewitt over most of his career is considered a bigger star than ponting despite being hated by so many.

but anyway hewitt is more often in the chick mags these days than the sporting pages :)

aussie_fan
03-02-2008, 07:56 AM
Hewitt is not that bigger sportstar in Australia...

He is not popular like when he was World No.1, and he has never been as popular as Pat Rafter

there was a stage where he was and i still think even now he's fairly close, he's still go a lot of pulling power espically in january where some of the media still think he can win AO.