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You little beauty! Hewitt def. Verkerk 6-2 3-6 4-6 6-2 6-1

FanOfHewitt
05-29-2004, 06:03 PM
Take a bow Lleyton, you have the heart of a champion!

CmonAussie
05-29-2004, 06:08 PM
Don't be surprised when we see Rocky Llegs holding up that trophy next Sunday@@

WyveN
05-29-2004, 06:10 PM
Don't be surprised when we see Rocky Llegs holding up that trophy next Sunday@@

I will run through the middle of the harbour bridge in a dress if that happens

Aleksa's Laydee
05-29-2004, 06:10 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: martin :sad: :sad: :sad:

Hagar
05-29-2004, 06:11 PM
I thought Hewitt was finished at the beginning of the fourth, two sets and a break down but Hewitt would not be Hewitt if he managed to turn around that situation.
WAY TO GO, Lleyton!!!

star
05-29-2004, 06:14 PM
I will run through the middle of the harbour bridge in a dress if that happens

Do we get to pick the dress? :)

Neely
05-29-2004, 06:14 PM
AWESOME LLEYTON!!!!!!!! :bounce:

:worship: :worship: :worship:

But Verkerk should be also mentioned, I don't dislike him at all and he played great tennis also to make it a IMO very good match. He just couldn't withstand Lleyton in the 4th and the 5th set.

But this is soooooo typical for Lleyton, the HEART OF A FIGHTER and A CHAMPION!!!

Deboogle!.
05-29-2004, 06:17 PM
Good job Lleyton!!!!!!!!!!!! :yippee: :bigclap:

WyveN
05-29-2004, 06:17 PM
Do we get to pick the dress? :)

oh yes, wedding dresses excluded ;)

Now watch Hewitt get the following draw

4R: Malisse
QF: Andreev
SF: Storace
F: Henman

tennisvideos
05-29-2004, 06:21 PM
Fantastic fightback from 2 sets to 1 down and then down a break at 1-2 in the 4th before reeling off 10 successive games !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad I stayed up to watch it live - it's now 4.20am in Sydney and I probably won't be able to sleep. Oh well, it was worth it. :)

Go Lleyton!!!

star
05-29-2004, 06:22 PM
I'm trying to decide between the mini lycra dress with the plunging neckline or something very sheer with a nice full skirt that blow up in the harbor breezes.

And of course heels must complete the outfit. :)

CmonAussie
05-29-2004, 06:25 PM
oh yes, wedding dresses excluded ;)

Now watch Hewitt get the following draw

4R: Malisse
QF: Andreev
SF: Storace
F: Henman
:wavey: :)
Yeah I like the sound of that WyveN!!!
* You know what they say about "seize the day; strike while the iron's hot; time stands still for no man; know when to hold em know when to fold em know when to walk away (know when the Draw allows you to win 3rd Leg of Career Slam..!!).
Would you like some more cliche's??

BTW~ If you're Aussie please explain to me why you can't be happy for Hewitt's success? Maybe it's that 'Tall Poppy Syndrome' coming to the fore; or perhaps you Sydney Harbour side folk look down on Adelaide battlers :confused:

Don't worry WyveN mate; i know secretly you Love Lleyton like the rest of us :p

WyveN
05-29-2004, 06:26 PM
I'm trying to decide between the mini lycra dress with the plunging neckline or something very sheer with a nice full skirt that blow up in the harbor breezes.

Perhaps you shouldn't give it to much though until Hewitt is at least in the final, dont want you to pick out a dress and then be disapointed.


And of course heels must complete the outfit. :)

Now I am scared as I did mention running through the harbour bridge :lol:

BaselineSmash
05-29-2004, 06:30 PM
:aparty: Well done Martin for mixing up what was a great match with some embarassingly loose, nervous shots. Too bad they came after you were up two sets to one and a break. I present you with the wooden spoon, and will delight in your plummet down the rankings. If you're scared to win, just don't bother to show up.

Carito_90
05-29-2004, 06:32 PM
Oh I'm so happy for Lleyton! He played a great match :)

Go Potato Boy! :banana:

majo
05-29-2004, 06:34 PM
:bounce: yaaaaay :bounce:

WyveN
05-29-2004, 06:38 PM
:wavey: :)
Yeah I like the sound of that WyveN!!!
* You know what they say about "seize the day; strike while the iron's hot; time stands still for no man; know when to hold em know when to fold em know when to walk away (know when the Draw allows you to win 3rd Leg of Career Slam..!!).
Would you like some more cliche's??


impressive cliches although counting chickens before they hatch comes to my mind ;)


BTW~ If you're Aussie please explain to me why you can't be happy for Hewitt's success? Maybe it's that 'Tall Poppy Syndrome' coming to the fore; or perhaps you Sydney Harbour side folk look down on Adelaide battlers :confused:


I wasn't born in Australia and spent most of my childhood in Russia so never did form a strong relationship with Australian sports teams, having said that Rafter was one of my favourite players.

Hewitt is just a total opposite of the type of tennis I enjoy both in terms of gamestyle and on court attitude.

I know a lot of Australians do dislike him because of the "tall poppy syndrome" but they will be cheering him on with passion once he is still struggling away in 5-6 years still with the 2 slams in his pocket

Marrahorra
05-29-2004, 06:48 PM
Martin blew it...

He made silly double faults.. kept getting broken when having leads in his service games.. and just couldn't keep up the momentum when he had 0-30 on Hewitt's serve.

Still, all credit to Hewitt for his great defence.. and he hit some excellent forhands and made some clutch serves early in the 5th set

Not a bad match but too bad one guy lost the plot 2/3 of the way thru

CmonAussie
05-29-2004, 06:50 PM
Interesting WyveN~ the mystery slowly but surely unravels!

Well if you're Russian born & female then you must be quite attractive->> can I see a photo@@??

Regarding Rafter & Hewitt; i never could understand why the media built Rafter up to be some kind of Saint (just because he was good looking & said "sorry mate.." when he mistimed a ball toss* On the other hand, Hewitt has certainly got the raw end of the stick when it comes to media treatment->> it's convenient to cast Lleyton in the role of "bad boy"!. Amazing how little publicity he gets for all his voluntary work with charities; especially the "Special Olympics"!!
# Remember when Hewitt had that humiliating loss to Karlovic at Wimbledon Rd1 last year?? Of course, you probably remember that sad day with glee! Anyway where do you think Hewitt went imediately after that loss? --->> He took a plane to Ireland & visited various schools where disabled kids attend; did you ever get word of this in the newspapers?!! No, they prefer it when he breaks a racket>_<.

Chloe le Bopper
05-29-2004, 06:53 PM
oh yes, wedding dresses excluded ;)

Now watch Hewitt get the following draw

4R: Malisse
QF: Andreev
SF: Storace
F: Henman
Then we'll have to hear about how he's the greatest player of all time, and how he's NEVER lucky, he's just a great champion! Because, as we know, great champions can NEVER be lucky. Mutually exclusive, those are.

Anyways... uh, nice win. I don't know what all the excitement is for, since this is hardly surprising given his draw. But, uh, yeah. :confused:

And uh, since when is WyveN a chick?

Billabong
05-29-2004, 06:53 PM
YEAH Congrats Lley :worship:!!!

star
05-29-2004, 06:55 PM
Perhaps you shouldn't give it to much though until Hewitt is at least in the final, dont want you to pick out a dress and then be disapointed.



Now I am scared as I did mention running through the harbour bridge :lol:

Don't worry. I've got plenty of brain cells. Your outfit is just a tiny detail.

And, of course, the tinier the better. :devil:

star
05-29-2004, 06:58 PM
Interesting WyveN~ the mystery slowly but surely unravels!

Well if you're Russian born & female then you must be quite attractive->> can I see a photo@@??

Regarding Rafter & Hewitt; i never could understand why the media built Rafter up to be some kind of Saint (just because he was good looking & said "sorry mate.." when he mistimed a ball toss* On the other hand, Hewitt has certainly got the raw end of the stick when it comes to media treatment->> it's convenient to cast Lleyton in the role of "bad boy"!. Amazing how little publicity he gets for all his voluntary work with charities; especially the "Special Olympics"!!
# Remember when Hewitt had that humiliating loss to Karlovic at Wimbledon Rd1 last year?? Of course, you probably remember that sad day with glee! Anyway where do you think Hewitt went imediately after that loss? --->> He took a plane to Ireland & visited various schools where disabled kids attend; did you ever get word of this in the newspapers?!! No, they prefer it when he breaks a racket>_<.

:worship:

Too true! And he managed this comeback without staging an injury time out when he was down. Imagine if Lleyton had done anything similar to what Safin did today. :rolleyes:

CmonAussie
05-29-2004, 07:00 PM
Then we'll have to hear about how he's the greatest player of all time, and how he's NEVER lucky, he's just a great champion! Because, as we know, great champions can NEVER be lucky. Mutually exclusive, those are.

Anyways... uh, nice win. I don't know what all the excitement is for, since this is hardly surprising given his draw. But, uh, yeah. :confused:

And uh, since when is WyveN a chick?
:wavey:
Yeah of course Lleyton gets lucky sometimes (Wimbledon 02 Draw was very generous!). Also Roddick was lucky at USO (esp with ESPN schedule & Nalbandian's choke); Federer was lucky to play Mark P in Wimbledon Final because Scud can't finish the job; Ferrero was lucky to play an old & exhausted Costa in FO SF last year-> then lucky to play 'good time Charlie' Verkerk in Final; Agassi had a Dream Draw at AO 03; Sampras was lucky to play Schalken in USO 02 SF & lucky to get Agassi (who Pete always had mental edge over in big Finals) in the Final again!!!!!
-->> Do you want me to bore you with all the times players have been lucky with their Draws on the way to winning Slams??? Basically if you give youself enough chances then eventually some luck will come your way :p

Sorry maybe WyveN is Kostya Tsu?? Didn't know he likes cross-dressing :cool:

Yashirobai
05-29-2004, 07:02 PM
Hewitt is Hewitt. No more words. Besides, now Verkerk will fall out of Top 50...

Anyway, just wait to see how Albert will kick Lleyton's ass in R16 :)

Iza
05-29-2004, 07:05 PM
i saw the match too, Lleyton was great! btw, did u notice some freaky pink parts in Kim's hair? :eek: I'm not sure whether it was just my imagination or she really got some pink in her head (which IMO is a :eek: thing!!!)

star
05-29-2004, 07:08 PM
Someone else said something about pink,.... but then someone else said she didn't see them, so I don't know what to think.

CmonAussie
05-29-2004, 07:12 PM
Hewitt is Hewitt. No more words. Besides, now Verkerk will fall out of Top 50...

Anyway, just wait to see how Albert will kick Lleyton's ass in R16 :)
:wavey:
Yashirobai mate~ how old is Albert these days?? Maybe Xavier will still beat him before Lleyton gets a look in!
* In any case Hewitt can handle Costa-> remember Lleyton beat Costa in Barcelona on Clay in DC Final when Albert was at the peak of his powers. Also Lleyton has beaten him another time on Clay :worship:

Verkerk made the mistake of dissing Hewitt at WTC in Dusseldorf last week :eek: . Verkerk said some crap like "Hewitt copies my mannerisms..". We all know Lleyton is original & the "Cmon" yells have always been in his repatoire :) . Not smart of Verkerk to get Lleyton fired up; it doesn't take much to light the spark of the volcano that's inside Hewitt's amazingly resilient intenstines :worship: :worship:

Neely
05-29-2004, 07:20 PM
(...)
Remember when Hewitt had that humiliating loss to Karlovic at Wimbledon Rd1 last year?? Of course, you probably remember that sad day with glee! Anyway where do you think Hewitt went imediately after that loss? --->> He took a plane to Ireland & visited various schools where disabled kids attend; did you ever get word of this in the newspapers?!! No, they prefer it when he breaks a racket>_<.
well said... :worship:

tangerine_dream
05-29-2004, 07:47 PM
It sure is hard to sweep no-talent Hewitt off the court these days, huh? ;)

Nice job, Lleyton. :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
05-29-2004, 07:53 PM
In any case Hewitt can handle Costa-> remember Lleyton beat Costa in Barcelona on Clay in DC Final when Albert was at the peak of his powers

Um *ahem* You're kidding yourself if you think it's easier to beat Costa at RG in the present than it was to beat him at DC a couple years ago. Costa believes he can win the bloody tournament these days, as well he should. He didn't have that belief back in 2000. Pft @ him being at the "peak of his powers". *snort* That was a nice win for Hewitt, but there is just aboslutely no need to make it more than it was.

RogiFan88
05-29-2004, 09:25 PM
as long as Costa isn't being too confident... well, Henman is claiming he can win this too... as I'm sure Hewitt is as well...

Verkerk, you dork...

lsy
05-30-2004, 08:13 AM
I will run through the middle of the harbour bridge in a dress if that happens

:spit: :haha: I'm definitely jumping on Hewitt's wagon for the next one week :p

CooCooCachoo
05-30-2004, 08:31 AM
The COME ON MATEs highly annoyed me and so did Verkerk's actions.. Is it really necessary? But then again, Henri Leconte thought that is what the sport needs..

Action Jackson
05-30-2004, 08:37 AM
Don't be surprised when we see Rocky Llegs holding up that trophy next Sunday@@

Ah, it was a good gutsy win from Hewitt and took advantage of superior conditioning to run through the last 2 sets.

However my Minister for Lleyton Hewitt propaganda friend he is not winning the French Open this year or any year.

WyveN
05-30-2004, 10:20 AM
Interesting WyveN~ the mystery slowly but surely unravels!

Well if you're Russian born & female then you must be quite attractive->> can I see a photo@@??



There is no mystery. I am not female and certainly not a cross dresser (:lol:), which should indicate how confident I am that Hewitt wont win the FO


My criticism and predictions regarding Hewitt have nothing to do with my dislike for him.

WyveN
05-30-2004, 10:20 AM
Don't worry. I've got plenty of brain cells.

jury is still out on that one ;)

azza
05-30-2004, 10:27 AM
Vamos Lleyton :bigclap:

CmonAussie
05-30-2004, 11:00 AM
There is no mystery. I am not female and certainly not a cross dresser (:lol:), which should indicate how confident I am that Hewitt wont win the FO


My criticism and predictions regarding Hewitt have nothing to do with my dislike for him.
:wavey: :cool:
Sorry WyveN mate; it's always difficult to know who's who & what's what on MTF~ for all i know you could be John Howard :angel: .

Anyway come to Melbourne; it's more grounded than Sydney->> plenty of Russian born Aussies seem to like St Kilda area. Also if you spend enough time here away from the dazzling lights of Darling Harbour & shenadigans of Rugby League simpletons, then you may change your take on Hewitt :worship: . He's a person of integrity & I'm sure if you're honest with youself you'll realise how you'll be sad when Rocky Llegs finally calls it a day & hangs up the boots (hopefully he's still got another 8-9yrs left but if he marries Clijsters you never know he may get accustomed to the domestic life)..

PS^ Don't tell me you wouldn't have a little bit of a smile if Hewitt manages to hoist the RG Crown ;) :p ?!

Scotso
05-30-2004, 12:47 PM
:bounce: