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*(><)*time for HEWITT to retire [after AO]~ lame losses & pathetic breakers!

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 04:59 AM
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HEWITT should consider RETIRING:sad: :sad:
The last few years i just thought Lleyton had too many distractions with his marriage & baby being born, but 2007 was a year of many lost opportunities:eek:

I say he should retire, not because he`s too old [still could play a few more good years] & not because Federer & Nadal are dominating, but because Hewitt`s losing far too often to complete nobodies.. Also he`s lost his nerve on big points~~ for instance he had multiple set points against Karlovic & Shuettler in recent weeks but couldn`t convert:sad:
Dumping successive balls into the net on set points & double faulting when serving for matches isn`t going to get the job done:mad:

For some reason Hewitt`s lost his nerve, & I don`t consider it to be a motivation problem~~ he just can`t play the big points well anymore:sad:

If he doesn`t manage to turn things around by AO next year then I think it`s time for him to call it a day!!


==>> check out Hewitt`s disappointing losses so far in 2007:

Australian Open (19)
Third Round Fernando Gonzalez (10) L 2-6, 2-6, 7-5, 4-6
Pacific Life Open (19)
Mar 9-Mar 18 Hard Second Round Janko Tipsarevic L 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 2-6
Internazionali BNL d'Italia
May 7-May 13 Clay First Round Oscar Hernandez L 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 1-6
Masters Series Hamburg (16)
Semifinals Rafael Nadal (2) L 6-2, 3-6, 5-7
The Hypo Group Tennis International 2007 (4)
Semifinals Gael Monfils L 4-6, 5-7
Artois Championships (6)
Jun 11-Jun 17 Grass Second Round Jo-Wilfried Tsonga L 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (2-7)
Wimbledon (16)
Fourth Round Novak Djokovic (4) L 6-7 (8-10), 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7)
Tennis Masters Series - Cincinnati
Semifinals Roger Federer (1) L 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-7 (1-7)
US Open (16)
Second Round Agustin Calleri L 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 2-6
Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open (2)
Quarterfinals Rainer Schuettler L 3-6, 5-7
AIG Japan Open (4)
Quarterfinals Ivo Karlovic (7) L 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (6-8)

GlennMirnyi
10-06-2007, 05:08 AM
Following your logic, 90% of the tour should retire.

Allure
10-06-2007, 05:10 AM
True that after 2002 he has been going downhill. But it's partly due to Federer's rise and injuries + having a baby. As long as you enjoy watching him, it doesn't matter if he wins all the time.

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 05:13 AM
True that after 2002 he has been going downhill. But it's partly due to Federer's rise and injuries + having a baby. As long as you enjoy watching him, it doesn't matter if he wins all the time.


i don`t expect him to win "all the time";)
>>just don`t want to see him losing to guys like Shuettler, Karlovic, Tipsaravic, Hernandez, Monfils, Tsonga, Calleri.. etc. "all the time":sad: :sad:

now LLEGS can`t even take MM titles when he has a sweet draw:eek: :sad:

GlennMirnyi
10-06-2007, 05:15 AM
Kalkovic! :lol: That was a great mispelling.

lazyman
10-06-2007, 05:22 AM
he will get there have faith

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 05:40 AM
Kalkovic! :lol: That was a great mispelling.

i didn`t think it was that funny:rolleyes:
anyway spelling corrected;)

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 05:42 AM
he will get there have faith


i keep hoping he`ll turn it around & @ Canada, Cincinatti it seemed he`d turned the corner... however it`s been all bad since then [USO Rd2.,Mumbai,Tokyo...]:sad:

just curious~~ when do you see him turning it around:confused: :confused:

bad gambler
10-06-2007, 05:42 AM
Well I have to admit this thread is not what I expected from you C-Aussie :tape:

Allure
10-06-2007, 05:44 AM
i don`t expect him to win "all the time";)
>>just don`t want to see him losing to guys like Shuettler, Karlovic, Tipsaravic, Hernandez, Monfils, Tsonga, Calleri.. etc. "all the time":sad: :sad:

now LLEGS can`t even take MM titles when he has a sweet draw:eek: :sad:

Well some of those guys are good players and they are younger so that's an advantage over the aging Hewitt. Karlovic well he has a massive serve and many people have a hard time against him.

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 05:45 AM
Well I have to admit this thread is not what I expected from you C-Aussie :tape:


yeah sorry to disappoint you:sad:

Hewitt basically had 3-successive disappointing seasons & this year takes the cake in terms of losing to players he shouldn`t & squandering set points, plus rubbish tie breakers:sad:

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the last three events [USO, Mumbai, Tokyo] have been especially disappointing because in each tourney he had a good draw~~ though keeps wasting his chances:eek:

GlennMirnyi
10-06-2007, 05:51 AM
i didn`t think it was that funny:rolleyes:
anyway spelling corrected;)

Don't feel offended, please. It seemed another word in my language. :lol:

lazyman
10-06-2007, 06:07 AM
i keep hoping he`ll turn it around & @ Canada, Cincinatti it seemed he`d turned the corner... however it`s been all bad since then [USO Rd2.,Mumbai,Tokyo...]:sad:

just curious~~ when do you see him turning it around:confused: :confused:

well i had the same thoughts as u after cinci i thought yes lleyton could do well at the US but since cincy i havent seen him have any impressive performances i hope he can do well at the aus open but i dunno anymore i just hope he can get back to the top again and stop losing in mm tourneys

i was shocked to see u as the author of this thread though didnt seem like what u would write.

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 06:12 AM
Don't feel offended, please. It seemed another word in my language. :lol:

:wavey:
no worries mate:cool: ~didn`t realise my misspell had any meaning..
so what does `kalkovic` mean & in what language:confused:

LaTenista
10-06-2007, 06:14 AM
I'm no Hewitt fan but if this is a plea to get a seeding for the ACC you just might get it.

GlennMirnyi
10-06-2007, 06:17 AM
:wavey:
no worries mate:cool: ~didn`t realise my misspell had any meaning..
so what does `kalkovic` mean & in what language:confused:

I almost read "Kalkulovic" - Kalkulo sounds like cálculo. In my language when someone has stones in some part of their bodies, it's called "cálculo of the body part". That reminded me of Ljubicic, who had to take out some stones. Get my link? :lol: kinda confusing.

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 06:20 AM
well i had the same thoughts as u after cinci i thought yes lleyton could do well at the US but since cincy i havent seen him have any impressive performances i hope he can do well at the aus open but i dunno anymore i just hope he can get back to the top again and stop losing in mm tourneys

i was shocked to see u as the author of this thread though didnt seem like what u would write.


i guess every fan has their breaking point & being a long-term Hewitt fan it`s very hard to watch him lose all these matches agains clearly inferior opponents:sad:
>>everytime i think `good he`s got a sweet draw` & gets him in a position for a nice result he manages to choke it away.. I really think Hewitt`s battling an issue with his nerves on big points which was apparent this week when he led the tiebreak 6-3 & lost the next 5-points straight:eek: .. also last week against shuettler he led 5-2 in the 2nd set & managed to lose 5-games straight after that [shuettler had barely won a match all year, yet somehow he reels of a straight sets win over Llegs]:eek:

anyway i`ll keep my fingers crossed~~ maybe the new AO BLUE plexi courts will inspire a renaissance:angel:

scoobs
10-06-2007, 06:20 AM
There's only 3 or 4 of those losses that can be really considered disappointing, IMO.

He should if anything, be encouraged by the level he can still produce and work harder with new coach Roche to cut out some of these disappointments.

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 06:21 AM
I almost read "Kalkulovic" - Kalkulo sounds like cálculo. In my language when someone has stones in some part of their bodies, it's called "cálculo of the body part". That reminded me of Ljubicic, who had to take out some stones. Get my link? :lol: kinda confusing.


cheers:cool: ~~i learnt something new today:devil:

lazyman
10-06-2007, 06:26 AM
i guess every fan has their breaking point & being a long-term Hewitt fan it`s very hard to watch him lose all these matches agains clearly inferior opponents:sad:
>>everytime i think `good he`s got a sweet draw` & gets him in a position for a nice result he manages to choke it away.. I really think Hewitt`s battling an issue with his nerves on big points which was apparent this week when he led the tiebreak 6-3 & lost the next 5-points straight:eek: .. also last week against shuettler he led 5-2 in the 2nd set & managed to lose 5-games straight after that [shuettler had barely won a match all year, yet somehow he reels of a straight sets win over Llegs]:eek:

anyway i`ll keep my fingers crossed~~ maybe the new AO BLUE plexi courts will inspire a renaissance:angel:



yeh i agree completely about him battling nerves and confidence but no way would i say he should consider retiring maybe if he loses almost every match from here untill the 2009 aus open but hopefully that wont happen and next year he can start fresh and have a good fell on the new courts build some confidence and have a good year in 08

GlennMirnyi
10-06-2007, 06:26 AM
About Hewitt, I think you're overreacting a bit. I'm sure Lleyton isn't taking too seriously those MM tournaments.

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 06:35 AM
[QUOTE=GlennMirnyi;6098880]About Hewitt, I think you're overreacting a bit. I'm sure Lleyton isn't taking too seriously those MM tournaments.
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why would Hewitt bother showing up in Mumbai & Tokyo if he`s not serious about winning them & improving his ranking:confused:

Llegs wants to spend as much time as possible with his wife & kid, but playing MM tourneys in Asia takes a lot of time~~ if you`re going to travel all that way atleast he should try to take a set off Shuettler & Karlovic;)

GlennMirnyi
10-06-2007, 06:41 AM
[quote=GlennMirnyi;6098880]About Hewitt, I think you're overreacting a bit. I'm sure Lleyton isn't taking too seriously those MM tournaments.
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why would Hewitt bother showing up in Mumbai & Tokyo if he`s not serious about winning them & improving his ranking:confused:

Llegs wants to spend as much time as possible with his wife & kid, but playing MM tourneys in Asia takes a lot of time~~ if you`re going to travel all that way atleast he should try to take a set off Shuettler & Karlovic;)

Prize money? ;)

Australia is closer to Japan than Europe, am I wrong? ;)

Peta Pan
10-06-2007, 06:57 AM
Also remember that Hewitt does not have a good record against Karlovic. He obviously doesn't match up against him well so I wouldn't be too concerned about losing to him again.... and Karlovic is hardly a nobody!!!

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 06:59 AM
Also remember that Hewitt does not have a good record against Karlovic. He obviously doesn't match up against him well so I wouldn't be too concerned about losing to him again.... and Karlovic is hardly a nobody!!!


i`m not talking about 1 bad loss, i`m talking about 15 bad losses this year;)

GlennMirnyi
10-06-2007, 07:02 AM
Pacific Life Open (19)
Mar 9-Mar 18 Hard Second Round Janko Tipsarevic L 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 2-6
The Hypo Group Tennis International 2007 (4)
Semifinals Gael Monfils L 4-6, 5-7
US Open (16)
Second Round Agustin Calleri L 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 2-6
Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open (2)
Quarterfinals Rainer Schuettler L 3-6, 5-7

These are the only ones I think are really embarassing, even though when Calleri is on, he can defeat pretty much anybody, so that match shouldn't be taken so badly.

The worst loss is definitely against Shittler.

Peta Pan
10-06-2007, 07:05 AM
Granted there have been some bad losses this year, but in the ones you have listed there are VERY close losses to Federer, Djokovic and Nadal which you couldn't call bad losses.... and Gonzo was almost unbeatable at the AO ;)

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 07:08 AM
Pacific Life Open (19)
Mar 9-Mar 18 Hard Second Round Janko Tipsarevic L 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 2-6
The Hypo Group Tennis International 2007 (4)
Semifinals Gael Monfils L 4-6, 5-7
US Open (16)
Second Round Agustin Calleri L 6-4, 4-6, 4-6, 2-6
Kingfisher Airlines Tennis Open (2)
Quarterfinals Rainer Schuettler L 3-6, 5-7

These are the only ones I think are really embarassing, even though when Calleri is on, he can defeat pretty much anybody, so that match shouldn't be taken so badly.

The worst loss is definitely against Shittler.


actually i didn`t list all his losses this year..

other bad losses include:

Adelaide
Sydney
Marseille
Davis Cup [Belgium]

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 07:11 AM
Granted there have been some bad losses this year, but in the ones you have listed there are VERY close losses to Federer, Djokovic and Nadal which you couldn't call bad losses.... and Gonzo was almost unbeatable at the AO ;)


yes losses to FED, RAFA & Djoko are not bad~~ it was the nature of the losses, as soon as Hewitt found himself in a winning position he decided to play ultra defensively & consequently dumped tons of balls into the net during critical break points & tiebreakers:eek:

Marek.
10-06-2007, 07:28 AM
The Djokovic match was painful to watch. He should have AT LEAST taken it to a fifth but mentally didn't believe he could. He needs to find his mental strength.

Bobby
10-06-2007, 08:41 AM
The Djokovic match was painful to watch. He should have AT LEAST taken it to a fifth but mentally didn't believe he could. He needs to find his mental strength.

Hewitt has never been mentally very strong. People only have that perception because Hewitt has had his share of long five set battles. Tee thing is that a lot of those matches have been against opponents who shouldn't have been problem for Hewitt. Hewitt has a habit of making matches difficult for himself. The problem now is that he is below the mental level where he can still turn the match around.

All in all, it looks like it's going downhill from here.

vincayou
10-06-2007, 08:46 AM
Nervous breakdown from CmonAussie.
There is surely a space between "Hewitt will be top5 again next march" and "Hewitt has to retire".

CmonAussie
10-06-2007, 08:54 AM
Nervous breakdown from CmonAussie.
There is surely a space between "Hewitt will be top5 again next march" and "Hewitt has to retire".


:wavey:
2-words: NO SPACE:devil:

Kolya
10-06-2007, 02:12 PM
Your best thread!

aussie_fan
10-06-2007, 02:26 PM
Geez, i wouldn't think CmonAussie would start giving up on Lleyton. He's still can make that top 10, it seems like i'm one of the very few people i believe that, but with some of the solid results he's had this year in a few of the MS events, it's still there. The way he choked against karolvic yesterday shows he's lacking confidence, hopefully he can get that back.

Hoping he can go well in madrid and Paris.

ReturnWinner
10-06-2007, 02:28 PM
CmonAussie showing his true face as a fan :lol:

Burrow
10-06-2007, 03:12 PM
So according to you he should retire from pro sport aged 26, not even reaching 27. :lol:

Why would he do this? He still enjoys the challenge, and so what if he loses more often?

Pretty much all the guys go through this and stick it out.

Burrow
10-06-2007, 03:17 PM
Hewitt has never been mentally very strong. People only have that perception because Hewitt has had his share of long five set battles. Tee thing is that a lot of those matches have been against opponents who shouldn't have been problem for Hewitt. Hewitt has a habit of making matches difficult for himself. The problem now is that he is below the mental level where he can still turn the match around.

All in all, it looks like it's going downhill from here.

:bs:

Hewitt was mentally stronger before, due to confidence, belief and lack of pressure.
He showed this year he still is mentally strong when he faced Nadal in Hamburg, he really took it to him there, on his least favourite surface, the odds were completely stacked against him, and he won my support in that match.

What about his first slam final, when he hammered Sampras, surely that must have taken alot of focus and grit to beat him by that score, at such a young age?

stebs
10-06-2007, 07:31 PM
You overestimated him massively and I told you enough times Hewitt is no longer slam challenger level and yes top 10 is still possible with the right results and right draws in the right places but no he is not going to challenge the best players in the world.

It's your own fault you're disappointed because you were ridiculously biased toward Hewitt in your perception of the game, you believed him far better than he is and I am sorry you are now upset with the scenario but not everybody can have protracted success for years on end like Federer has and for most players a few years is all they get for a prime and Hewitt was no different.

Stensland
10-06-2007, 09:46 PM
is that really you, aussie? where's your faith, mate? :wavey:

just take a look at moya and his amazing comeback. you'd think hewitt's way more a fighter than that ole island bloke with his ultralimited game. lleyton's gonna bounce back, in fact, if there's anyone on tour able to go through all these years of weird losses, setbacks and injuries, it's gotta be hewitt. i thought the same as you did for some time, but then i asked myself: who am i kiddin? if that guy puts his mind to tennis, he'll definitely give it another hell of a go.

i haven't quite made up my mind about the recent losses though, couldn't watch them.

MarieS
10-06-2007, 11:43 PM
Following your logic, 90% of the tour should retire.
:lol: Yeah and it's supposed to be your logic, he's stealing it! :mad::o

Bilbo
10-07-2007, 12:33 AM
you must have smoked some good crack, CmonAussie

leng jai
10-07-2007, 12:47 AM
CmonAussie you're a joke of a fan.

Even a subpar Hewitt is a country mile better than any other Australian singles player at the moment.

sarciness
10-07-2007, 01:10 AM
Boo!

CmonAussie
10-07-2007, 01:15 AM
is that really you, aussie? where's your faith, mate? :wavey:

just take a look at moya and his amazing comeback. you'd think hewitt's way more a fighter than that ole island bloke with his ultralimited game. lleyton's gonna bounce back, in fact, if there's anyone on tour able to go through all these years of weird losses, setbacks and injuries, it's gotta be hewitt. i thought the same as you did for some time, but then i asked myself: who am i kiddin? if that guy puts his mind to tennis, he'll definitely give it another hell of a go.

i haven't quite made up my mind about the recent losses though, couldn't watch them.


:wavey:
thanks Rrrainer mate:cool:
~~yeah you`re probably right, it`s really just the last 3-events that left me so despondant- losing early at USO, Mumbai & Tokyo>> when he had good draws at all of these & seemed to be finding his game again. the appointment of Tony Roche as coach was a good move & sign that he`s serious about playing his best again~~ but i expected the good results to come a little quicker, the way Roddick & Murray`s games picked up after they appointed Gilbert.. looks like Lleyton needs more time to improve & rediscover his confidence;)

AnitaOlea
10-07-2007, 02:21 AM
yep he hasn't won much lately but he's still great =)

dragons112
10-07-2007, 07:40 AM
HEwitt should not retire. He makes other players look better. He is never in form he needs too simply find form. True that he cant really challenge anyone on a consistant basis but he needs to try something

Action Jackson
10-07-2007, 08:01 AM
This thread disappoints me greatly, especially coming from the "Minister of Lleyton Hewitt Propaganda".

Bring back the original CmonAussie, you stick through the times with your player and don't jump off the bandwagon, because he isn't doing as well.

DrJules
10-07-2007, 08:20 AM
Hewitt certainly needs to decide what he wants from life.

It is rather obvious that family life has meant he no longer gives the same commitment to tennis; tennis is incredibly demanding if you are fully focused and it is obviously a difficult sport for married couples with children.

Ceri
10-07-2007, 12:30 PM
he's had an excellent career and will play for a couple more years yet. All players have slumps, he'll never reach the top but will pick up a few more titles and dollars in the bank, reasonable expectations for a person of his age.

CmonAussie
10-07-2007, 02:33 PM
This thread disappoints me greatly, especially coming from the "Minister of Lleyton Hewitt Propaganda".

Bring back the original CmonAussie, you stick through the times with your player and don't jump off the bandwagon, because he isn't doing as well.

:wavey:
fair points~~ but i`ve really had a gutfull of Rocky Llegs half hearted efforts, if he`s giving 100% & not injured he should be doing better!!
2007 has been a series of lost opportunities~~ he`s had a lot of decent draws & the healths been good, got Roche in his corner now, & yet he continues to lose to nearly anybody inside the top-100:sad: ..

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Bring back the original Rocky Llegs:devil:

Dougie
10-07-2007, 02:39 PM
yep he hasn't won much lately but he's still great =)

He still has solid groundstokes, but he´s far from great. The game has changed since he was a top player, he simply doesn´t have any weapons to challenge the big guys. He could be a little better if it wasn´t for some of the mistakes he´s made during his career, but his biggest problem is his style of play.

Stensland
10-07-2007, 02:45 PM
The game has changed since he was a top player, he simply doesn´t have any weapons to challenge the big guys.

i'm not sure if that's really the case. you're right to some extent, he doesn't have weapons like the guys at the top (rafa, roger), but he's had his chances against those guys in the past. so apparently he can make it up by grinding it out, wearing his opponents down. roger and rafa don't like the canas-like game and hewitt's actually still fully equipped with that kinda stuff.

what keeps him from rising in the rankings once again is the fact that there are no easy wins anymore, especially if you're lacking firepower. hewitt usually has to go through lots of pain even in the early rounds of tournaments whereas top5-players are pretty fresh once they face lleyton in the quarters or semis.

and, like aussie already said, lleyton apparently lost his edge when it comes to important points. this is probably the worst thing happened to him, because it kinda kills his competitiveness. once players realize that he's got problems finishing them off, he's in big trouble.

leng jai
10-07-2007, 02:46 PM
He really needs to be more aggressive especially on his forehand. Hes one of the best volleyers on tour but doesn't come in very often. Funny considering these are the exact same problems he had when he was ranked 1.

ReturnWinner
10-07-2007, 02:56 PM
He really needs to be more aggressive especially on his forehand. Hes one of the best volleyers on tour but doesn't come in very often. Funny considering these are the exact same problems he had when he was ranked 1.

he has good volleys but far to be one of the best at least no top 10 and he will never be a great agressive player and i doubt very much he will improve in that department

leng jai
10-07-2007, 03:05 PM
Who are better volleyers than him who are primarily baseliners? The likes of Bjorkman and Miryni don't count.

Johnny Groove
10-07-2007, 03:11 PM
Who are better volleyers than him who are primarily baseliners? The likes of Bjorkman and Miryni don't count.

Federer of course, and Nadal's volleys are highly underrented, but i see your point. Not many baseliners are great volleyers.

stebs
10-07-2007, 03:16 PM
Who are better volleyers than him who are primarily baseliners? The likes of Bjorkman and Miryni don't count.

Hewitt has decent volleys but his reach is bad and just look at vids of Federer chopping slices, forcing him in and passing him. The passing shots aren't even that accurate a lot of the time but Hewitt doesn't even move, he is good at drop volleys but as a consistent way of winning points I am not so sure.

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-07-2007, 03:29 PM
This thread disappoints me greatly, especially coming from the "Minister of Lleyton Hewitt Propaganda".

Bring back the original CmonAussie, you stick through the times with your player and don't jump off the bandwagon, because he isn't doing as well.

Hitler...Hewitt isnt the same player he was a few years ago.

He went from being a fiery competitor to the wuss he is now. Most people except the GasKetQueers cant cheer for wusses.

I would cheer for the real Hewitt, not the current joke.

leng jai
10-07-2007, 03:31 PM
Hewitt has decent volleys but his reach is bad and just look at vids of Federer chopping slices, forcing him in and passing him. The passing shots aren't even that accurate a lot of the time but Hewitt doesn't even move, he is good at drop volleys but as a consistent way of winning points I am not so sure.

Yeah but Federer does that to everyone. He doesn't have to do it all the time, but at the moment he stays back far too much in situations where he could be coming in and finishing the point. I'm talking about the volleying like in the Haas/Blake match at the US Open this year. They came in quite a bit and won a lot of points using that tactic. I'd rate Hewitt's volleys on par with Haas' and better than Blake's.

Action Jackson
10-07-2007, 05:37 PM
:wavey:
fair points~~ but i`ve really had a gutfull of Rocky Llegs half hearted efforts, if he`s giving 100% & not injured he should be doing better!!
2007 has been a series of lost opportunities~~ he`s had a lot of decent draws & the healths been good, got Roche in his corner now, & yet he continues to lose to nearly anybody inside the top-100:sad: ..

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Bring back the original Rocky Llegs:devil:

Accept the fact he isn't as good as he was. The game has improved as he has declined. He still plays well against the big players, it's just the lower level have got better and makes it harder for him to reach the later rounds.

It's a disgrace to even think about giving up on him. But you are on the Federer bandwagon, which sucks and when he starts losing more, will you get off him.

ReturnWinner
10-07-2007, 06:36 PM
Accept the fact he isn't as good as he was. The game has improved as he has declined. He still plays well against the big players, it's just the lower level have got better and makes it harder for him to reach the later rounds.

It's a disgrace to even think about giving up on him. But you are on the Federer bandwagon, which sucks and when he starts losing more, will you get off him.

true and some people never understand that

R.Federer
10-07-2007, 07:30 PM
Well Come on Aussie, if you are only sticking around until/if Hewitt wins another slam, that's a bit of a lengthy wait you might have. He has had a pretty good year by any standards. He doesn't play that many tournaments, and is still in the Top 20. It has often taken the best guy (eventual winner) to stop him. Had he escaped djokovic at Wimbledon, he may have been a finalist there. He is playing well, not exceptional, and HE believes he has a big title left in him. Show some faith!!!!

Action Jackson
10-07-2007, 07:38 PM
true and some people never understand that

I am not giving up on Gaudio cause he was getting beaten by some guys who aren't even good enough to turn the fire on at an asado or Massa because he is always injured.

It's the one of the worst things you can do sporting wise.

dylan24
10-07-2007, 09:13 PM
no shame in being federer's bitch because everyone nearly is.
but when you are karlovic's bitch...might be time to retire rusty

Kristen
10-08-2007, 02:30 PM
It's not enough that we had to put up with your glorification of Hewitt, now you're giving him a verbal bashing? Poor little fan. His player who was a regular top-ranked contender for years, has tumbled towards the brink of leaving what...the top twenty?

Just wondering who else you support or if it is limited exclusively to Australians? I'm not attacking you personally, just people who get so comfortable with a top player with a winning record. When the going gets tough... I have the misfortune / stupidity of being a sucker, and supporting some guys with a really horrendous ranking at the moment. Oliver Marach (who?) is around 150 now. I can't help it. I've seen that he has talent but a shitty year and some injuries have not helped and I have nfi where his confidence went. I think you need to give it a bit of time and have some faith in your player. See what the almighty (so I'm told) Roche can do. He has the support of his family, a country (God, even I don't despise the guy anymore (Socket, I'm still not a fan ;))) just not that little orphanage overseas, lol.

Again, not taking it out on you, this is just a better way of venting my frustration about this issue, combined with other things in life. :wavey:

CmonAussie
10-08-2007, 03:55 PM
It's not enough that we had to put up with your glorification of Hewitt, now you're giving him a verbal bashing? Poor little fan. His player who was a regular top-ranked contender for years, has tumbled towards the brink of leaving what...the top twenty?

Just wondering who else you support or if it is limited exclusively to Australians? I'm not attacking you personally, just people who get so comfortable with a top player with a winning record. When the going gets tough... I have the misfortune / stupidity of being a sucker, and supporting some guys with a really horrendous ranking at the moment. Oliver Marach (who?) is around 150 now. I can't help it. I've seen that he has talent but a shitty year and some injuries have not helped and I have nfi where his confidence went. I think you need to give it a bit of time and have some faith in your player. See what the almighty (so I'm told) Roche can do. He has the support of his family, a country (God, even I don't despise the guy anymore (Socket, I'm still not a fan ;))) just not that little orphanage overseas, lol.

Again, not taking it out on you, this is just a better way of venting my frustration about this issue, combined with other things in life. :wavey:


:wavey:
thanks for your thoughts Kristen:cool:
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i feel like i`ve been a very patient & loyal Hewitt fan for a long time, through many highs & lows;)
but his current poor form has been going for sometime & i just feel if his heart & intensity isn`t in the game then maybe it`s time for Llegs to call it a day:sad:

Hewitt hasn`t shown his best form for a long time:sad:
*2004 was the last time Hewitt won more than one title!
*2003 was the last time he won a TMS title!
*2002 was the last time he won a Slam!
*failed to reach a single Slam QF this year [1st time since 1999]!
~~ i suggested he retire after AO 2008, except if his form picks up markedly;)
basically Hewitt`s slide has been a slow & painful thing to watch, & now it seems even staying inside the Top-20 is going to be extremely tough for him!
at 1st i blamed it on distractions, such as the ATP lawsuit, injuries, getting married, becoming a father etc.
however 2007 really has been a year of wasted opportunities, he`s had many good draws & played in quite a few MM tournies~~ yet he can`t even win those anymore:sad:

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BTW, i don`t just support Aussie players~ I`m a fan of several playing styles & personality types;)
CmonAussie endorses the following players:
Hewitt, Philippoussis, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Ferrer, Blake, Gonzalez, Safin, Moya, Gaudio, Kuerten, Srichaphan, HT Lee & retired players like Newcombe, Cash, Agassi, Becker, Chang, Wilander, Connors, McEnroe, Rios [though he was a wanker]:devil: ..etc.

Basically i love playing & watching tennis & enjoy the international aspect of the game..
So even though Hewitt retiring would be a sad day, my interest in the sport wouldn`t be affected!
I`m no fan boy;)

oneandonlyhsn
10-09-2007, 09:58 PM
Maybe I am in the minority but I think Hewitt is playing better this year, well he did have some losses that were just mind boggling but almost all players have those. The game has changed a lot since Hewitt was at his peak, and I think that is where Roche can help him. I dont expect dramatic changes but with Roche by his side, and his family I feel he will continue to improve as long as he still has the desire to play.

Norrage
10-09-2007, 10:21 PM
He will dominate the clay season next year, cause it seems that's his best surface at the moment! So wait till the RG final please before giving him up.

CmonAussie
06-28-2009, 05:36 PM
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Maybe i was a bit premature when i called for Hewitt to retire 2 years ago,, he`s obviously still got game & still got some of the old CMON fire!

luie
06-29-2009, 12:20 AM
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Maybe i was a bit premature when i called for Hewitt to retire 2 years ago,, he`s obviously still got game & still got some of the old CMON fire!
Always good when a fan can admit they were wrong,cheers mate.It could happen to anybody. It is even worse for fed he loses a GS final & people cry out retire.:rolleyes: Talk about high standards.

bad gambler
06-29-2009, 02:45 AM
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Maybe i was a bit premature when i called for Hewitt to retire 2 years ago,, he`s obviously still got game & still got some of the old CMON fire!

CAussie I’m disappointed you even created this thread! :sad:

Havok
06-29-2009, 04:42 AM
He should still retire very soon imo.:shrug:

He will probably stick with it until the Olympics, maybe give it another go since there's no way in hell he will be winning Slams again and then call it quits. He's still got some game left in him, but I really don't think Hewitt will stay on tour if he will be ranked in the mid 20s.

Audacity
06-29-2009, 05:18 AM
Hewitt lives for grand slams and when he thinks the time has come when he can't win one anymore he will retire. If Hewitt was to make an early exit here at Wimbledon and then again at the US open I think he would retire, but Wimbledon has kept his hopes alive and we could see him play until the end of next year or more. I think it all depends on his results at slams.