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Will Hewitt reach the top 5 again?

lazyman
07-05-2007, 09:00 AM
Hewitt is determined to reach the top 5 again and is certainly playing his best tennis in 2 years. But how many of you guys actually think he will make the top 5 i am fairly sure he will reach top 10 as long as he stays injury free. Top 5 tough i think is possible and i am gunna say he will make it but that also depends on how some other top players do in the future.

Blue Heart24
07-05-2007, 09:06 AM
It's tough to say-he is not playing on grass as well as he did on clay this year.
But I hope he can have a good Wimbledon and I guess he will be fine on US hardcourts.

the answer
07-05-2007, 09:16 AM
I think he could be top 5 this year if he keeps this form.

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turkjey5
07-05-2007, 09:16 AM
love to see it but the lack of power rules this out.

stebs
07-05-2007, 09:22 AM
I voted no but I still believe it is very much a possibility and if he doesn't reach top 5 that doesn't mean he won't get a lot higher and I think top 8 is a realistic target.

Stensland
07-05-2007, 09:24 AM
love to see it but the lack of power rules this out.

yep, that's it. he can't keep up with the powerful guys at the top, no matter how determined he is. he'll probably be able to fight his way back into top spots (top 10 maybe), but top 5? i doubt it.

Norrage
07-05-2007, 09:27 AM
I guess he just might if he doesnt get injured....If he plays a tourney he most of the times gets pretty far in it, so with the small amount of points he has to defend he is bound to at least get back into the top 10

lazyman
07-05-2007, 09:29 AM
i dont think lack of power counts him out. hewitt has a 6-3 record on roddick and he is one of the most powerful players on tour

Stensland
07-05-2007, 09:35 AM
i dont think lack of power counts him out. hewitt has a 6-3 record on roddick and he is one of the most powerful players on tour

roddick's game isn't powerful, his serve is. most guys who can play tennis and run down balls have a positive record vs. andy. his game is too one-dimensional to hurt a competitive guy like lleyton.

but hewitt has problems with heavy hitters, big groundstroke-guys. and that will prevent him from entering the elite once again.

lazyman
07-05-2007, 09:41 AM
roddick's game isn't powerful, his serve is. most guys who can play tennis and run down balls have a positive record vs. andy. his game is too one-dimensional to hurt a competitive guy like lleyton.

but hewitt has problems with heavy hitters, big groundstroke-guys. and that will prevent him from entering the elite once again.

so a big hitter would be someone like nadal then? hewitt also has a winning record on him nadal has never beat hewitt off the clay

i am not sure if hewitt could beat nadal now though but hopefully my quetion will be answered in semis. i think that will be a good one

stebs
07-05-2007, 09:50 AM
so a big hitter would be someone like nadal then? hewitt also has a winning record on him nadal has never beat hewitt off the clay

i am not sure if hewitt could beat nadal now though but hopefully my quetion will be answered in semis. i think that will be a good one

Nadal is definately not a big hitter.

Big hitter is someone with big serve and powerful strokes.

Stensland
07-05-2007, 09:50 AM
so a big hitter would be someone like nadal then? hewitt also has a winning record on him nadal has never beat hewitt off the clay

i am not sure if hewitt could beat nadal now though but hopefully my quetion will be answered in semis. i think that will be a good one

big hitters are the guys hewitt lost to in the past: monfils, tsonga, gonzalez, blake, berdych and that lot. because, you know, to play against nadal and the other top players, you have to get past these top50-guys. those are lleyton's problem, not his record vs. top10-players.

Halba
07-05-2007, 09:56 AM
big hitters are the guys hewitt lost to in the past: monfils, tsonga, gonzalez, blake, berdych and that lot. because, you know, to play against nadal and the other top players, you have to get past these top50-guys. those are lleyton's problem, not his record vs. top10-players.

agreed. people know they can overpower lleyton these days.

lazyman
07-05-2007, 10:05 AM
big hitters are the guys hewitt lost to in the past: monfils, tsonga, gonzalez, blake, berdych and that lot. because, you know, to play against nadal and the other top players, you have to get past these top50-guys. those are lleyton's problem, not his record vs. top10-players.

i think he just has a problem playing ppl he hasnt played before. he does get overpowered but he does tend to do better when he knows how his opponant plays. well all players do but i think hewitt takes a while to work out ppls games and often gets beaten by someone whos ranking may be quite lower then his

leng jai
07-05-2007, 10:56 AM
If he has the will, he will return to the top 5 without a doubt. Hes got far better brains and all round skills than most of the top 10.

General Suburbia
07-05-2007, 10:59 AM
roddick's game isn't powerful, his serve is. most guys who can play tennis and run down balls have a positive record vs. andy. his game is too one-dimensional to hurt a competitive guy like lleyton.

but hewitt has problems with heavy hitters, big groundstroke-guys. and that will prevent him from entering the elite once again.
Maybe, but many of Hewitt's wins from Andy came when the guy still had a forehand and was blasting winners like nothing. And most of his losses came after Roddick supposedly lost the forehand. I never thought that Hewitt had that much trouble with big hitters, as he was the guy who played incredible defense and simply absorbed pace, no matter how hard the opponent hit; otherwise he would have never gotten to number one (yes, players were still hitting pretty hard 5 years ago).

Sure, I think Hewitt has a chance back at the top 5, albeit slim. He'll definately have to play more tournaments, keep his intensity level up, and stay injury-free. If he gets the right draws and stays consistent on all the tournies he plays, why not?

tripb19
07-05-2007, 10:59 AM
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martine2
07-05-2007, 11:05 AM
Top 10 ok, but I don't think he'll ever reach top 5 again

lazyman
07-05-2007, 11:27 AM
If he has the will, he will return to the top 5 without a doubt. Hes got far better brains and all round skills than most of the top 10.

this is hewitt we are talking about. will is not gunna be any sort of problem. wheter he has the ability to compete with the top players will be the thing he has to worry about

oh and more importantly stay injury free

sarciness
07-05-2007, 01:45 PM
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As to Hewitt, I think he can make the top 5 again if he keeps his focus, it could happen this season... here's hoping!

Andi-M
07-05-2007, 03:06 PM
Sure, if
Fed
Nadal
Djorko
Murray
Gonzo
Roddick
Berdych
Baghdatis
Davydenko

all mysteriously fall ill...

lazyman
07-05-2007, 03:19 PM
Sure, if
Fed
Nadal
Djorko
Murray
Gonzo
Roddick
Berdych
Baghdatis
Davydenko

all mysteriously fall ill...


i said top 5 not no.1 anyway hewitt might be getting a new coach soon. tony roach yeah feds old coach so that might make a big difference to him.

take a look here http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,21722684-5001023,00.html

i dunno if theres been any more recent news but i think someone told me they were gunna talk after wimbledon

ReturnWinner
07-05-2007, 03:20 PM
he has chances for sure, he has been a top five players during very much time, after all if Robredo has been top five in the recent times , why not lleyton :)

aramis
07-05-2007, 03:23 PM
If Davydenko can be top 5 for such a long time, then why not Hewitt? If he has the will then he can.

aussie_fan
07-05-2007, 05:51 PM
After his performance today, i don't think he can, mentally he isn't there at the moment, not attacking enough on the big points, it was quite frustating to watch.

rofe
07-05-2007, 05:53 PM
After his performance today, i don't think he can, mentally he isn't there at the moment, not attacking enough on the big points, it was quite frustating to watch.

I agree. He has become too passive. He needs a coach soon to set things right.

Sofyaxo
07-05-2007, 06:02 PM
At first I thought yeah why not. Then I thought about it again.

Roger and Rafa aren't going anywhere. Nole isn't and I don't think Andy is.

Davydenko plays to much and to well to not always get a lot of points, and Murray when healthy is a threat.

Bottom of the top ten, yeah top five, nope.

turkjey5
07-06-2007, 02:28 AM
If Davydenko can be top 5 for such a long time, then why not Hewitt? If he has the will then he can.

Davydenko can hit with alot more sting and he's much more consistent; Hewitt nets too many shots.

GlennMirnyi
07-06-2007, 02:41 AM
If Roddick is a top 5 with only serve...

VolandriFan
07-06-2007, 02:46 AM
Well yesterday he showed us that he has as many weapons as Novak, the mental strength just isn't there anymore. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that he's more worthy of a top 5 position than a couple of players, and if he plays a full uninterrupted schedule, why not? There are a few players that I see troubling him now, but not 5 of them on a consistent basis.

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07-06-2007, 05:46 AM
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CmonAussie
07-06-2007, 06:32 AM
Davydenko can hit with alot more sting and he's much more consistent; Hewitt nets too many shots.


:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Cmon get real:(
...
Hewitt defeated Davydenko on clay just a month ago~~ have you forgotten Hamburg already:confused:

Lleyton is a former USO & Wimby champ, back-to-back #1:worship:

Hewitt`s defeated all the great players on every surface:
Llegs has taken the following scalps at their respective bests on their home turf::worship: :angel:
*Sampras
*Agassi
*Federer
*Nadal
*Kuerten
*Rafter
*Safin
*Moya
...........etc. etc.

What`s Davydenko done:confused: :confused:
10-MM titles & a MM Paris AMS [when all the top players were missing]:p

ugotlobbed
07-06-2007, 06:43 AM
i feel bad for hewitt today, he deserves another great run, these young guns' time will come, let the older ppl get what they want first

Stensland
07-06-2007, 07:13 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Cmon get real:(
...
Hewitt defeated Davydenko on clay just a month ago~~ have you forgotten Hamburg already:confused:

Lleyton is a former USO & Wimby champ, back-to-back #1:worship:

Hewitt`s defeated all the great players on every surface:
Llegs has taken the following scalps at their respective bests on their home turf::worship: :angel:
*Sampras
*Agassi
*Federer
*Nadal
*Kuerten
*Rafter
*Safin
*Moya
...........etc. etc.

What`s Davydenko done:confused: :confused:
10-MM titles & a MM Paris AMS [when all the top players were missing]:p

this is: hewitt just isn't as consistent as the other top guys. as i said already: to get to the stage where you can compete with the top guns your list consists of, you'd have to beat guys like tipsarevic, hernandez, simon, kunytsin and that lot without ANY problems. but apparently even those guys threaten lleyton, which is why even early stages of tournaments take a lot outta him physically.

i agree with you that davydenko is a guy hewitt can beat, absolutely. but davydenko's advantage is his overall skill and his ability to dominate EVERYONE ranked below top10, top20, whereas lleyton these days needs to fight his way through many matches he'd have easily won back in the days. it's kinda wearing him down, i guess.

and to be honest: the results you just listed were mainly in 1999-2004. tennis has progressed since that time big time

El Legenda
07-06-2007, 07:24 AM
Hewitt should be lucky if he makes it to the top 10, he doenst have the shots to make it to the top 5.

Dougie
07-06-2007, 07:34 AM
Hewitt has no chance of reaching top 5, he is still relatively young, but already past his prime.

leng jai
07-06-2007, 08:10 AM
this is: hewitt just isn't as consistent as the other top guys. as i said already: to get to the stage where you can compete with the top guns your list consists of, you'd have to beat guys like tipsarevic, hernandez, simon, kunytsin and that lot without ANY problems. but apparently even those guys threaten lleyton, which is why even early stages of tournaments take a lot outta him physically.

i agree with you that davydenko is a guy hewitt can beat, absolutely. but davydenko's advantage is his overall skill and his ability to dominate EVERYONE ranked below top10, top20, whereas lleyton these days needs to fight his way through many matches he'd have easily won back in the days. it's kinda wearing him down, i guess.

and to be honest: the results you just listed were mainly in 1999-2004. tennis has progressed since that time big time

Even back in Hewitt's prime he was a battler. Hes always had tons of struggles against lesser players and now is no different. You underestimate how far brains nad heart can get you in professional sport. Hewitt made an amazing run in AO 2005.... has tennis progress that much since then?

supertommyhaas
07-06-2007, 08:24 AM
hewitt could make the top 5 possibly with an injury free 2-3 years, but i still think he will lack a bit of talent to get to the top 5, with the likes of federer, nadal, djokovic and roddick, but then again davydenko is in the top 5 so i guess he is a 30-35% chance

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
07-06-2007, 08:55 AM
that's my wish. Hewitt is a great player, a fighter i admire

Norrage
07-06-2007, 09:18 AM
He shouldnt net balls as easely as the one he did on matchpoint....He makes too many of those extremely silly errors, which in the past he never ever did....Thats really the only difference. Back in the days he used to make 5 errors per match, now he makes loads more...(he has become more offensive, but still, his UEs are really saddening)