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Hewitt vs. Djokovic R16 - Does Hewitt stand a chance?

Rogiman
01-19-2008, 08:15 PM
Absolutely no chance for Hewitt IMO.

He may win one tight set through fighting spirit alone but that's about it.

One thing is clear to me: the last set will be a complete beatdown.

fhiriburu
01-19-2008, 08:17 PM
Djoko in straights

Adler
01-19-2008, 08:17 PM
Hewitt's victory spiced it up a bit, but I see no chance for him unless a Djokovic's complete mental meltdown will happen and there's no chance for that, as the guy is mentally rock solid after the last year

Nevertheless, the atmosphere will be extreme with the aussie crowd, after what happened in this match against Baghdatis

zcess81
01-19-2008, 08:32 PM
If Novak serves like he did so far in the tournament then Hewitt has NO chance. He'll win in 3...or possibly 4 sets.

Albop
01-19-2008, 08:32 PM
faker 62 63 64

R.Federer
01-19-2008, 08:43 PM
Hewitt has a chance to make it competitive, even if he doesn't win. He has also enough time to recuperate so that physical conditioning doesn't become an issue. And honestly, he has been tested by one tough competitor. Djokovic hasn't.

The last few days' 5 setters have just about shown that everyone is fresh, everyone is hungry, and no one can predict who will take who to the woodshed. Who saw Janko coming within a whisker of beating Federer? Anything can happen.

Bibberz
01-19-2008, 08:44 PM
I think Rusty only manages one set. I'd love to see Djokovic vs. Nalbandian.

Adler
01-19-2008, 08:47 PM
Hewitt [...] has been tested by one tough competitor. Djokovic hasn't
Exactly. That's another Hewitt's chance, but he must start strong (something he doesn't do often unfortunately) and try to finish it as fastest as it's possible

I think Rusty only manages one set. I'd love to see Djokovic vs. Nalbandian
Wouldn't you want to see Hewitt-Nalbandian? :devil:

World Beater
01-19-2008, 08:48 PM
hewitt's play has been so patchy especially since he is trying to incorporate a more aggressive attitude.

If hewitt at 5-1 in the 4th set shows up, djoker will kill him easily.

if its hewitt at the end of the third set or end of the 5th set, i could see 4 or 5 sets.

hewitt isnt as mentally tough as he used to be and djoker is brimming with confidence. The odds are in noles favor for sure.

Marek.
01-19-2008, 09:38 PM
It has definately been shown that anything can happen at this AO but Hewitt will have to play his best and be at his peak mental toughness to grind out a win against Djoko. That said, I expect Djoko to win in four.

l_mac
01-19-2008, 09:45 PM
No.

Norrage
01-19-2008, 09:57 PM
I expect a similar match to the one at wimbledon last year...Djokovic dominated it, but Hewitt grinded it out and came pretty darn close...He seems really motivated and dedicated at AO this year, so I give him an even bigger edge prolly....Cant judge Djoko's form, he has had minor opponent till now.

Halba
01-19-2008, 09:58 PM
djoko is a completely new generation of player and i expect straight sets, even better improvement on wimbledon match

batamb
01-19-2008, 10:16 PM
Hewitt 0-3 Djokovic

(2-6): (5-7): (5-7):

:)

leng jai
01-19-2008, 10:26 PM
Hard to tell with Hewitt in the Aus Open. No one said he was beating Baggy either.

DwyaneWade
01-19-2008, 10:41 PM
Depends how much Hewitt feeds off the crowd and whether he comes out more confident in himself after that match. Let's face it, that was the tightest match against a top player he has played in a while and WON.

That said, Djokovic in 4 long tough sets (3 hours+ easily)

JimmyV
01-19-2008, 11:00 PM
I just don't get it.

Wimbledon 2007 - Djoke wins 7-6,7-6,4-6,7-6, total beatdown right? Not a tight match at all.

Hewitt just played a tough match against an in-form Baghdatis, number 15 in the world, so he'll be going into his next match with confidence and match tough.

Djoke hasn't played anyone within the top 50, hasn't been challenged at all, and has cruised through all his matches, so it's not as if he's match tough right now.

Hewitt has the home crowd on his side as well, so I mean, how in gods name can you all look at this objectively and say it will be a total beatdown?

I just don't understand this forum, it's like logic goes out the window the second you log on here.

vincayou
01-19-2008, 11:09 PM
I don't get why he has no chance. Djokovic is the favourite, but Hewitt has always well played against him.

stebs
01-19-2008, 11:10 PM
Djokovic in three sets with two of them tight.

scoobs
01-19-2008, 11:12 PM
Hewitt's best chance will be to rig the tennis balls so that if he bounces ithem more than 8 times on serving, they explode.

Seriously, Hewitt I think needs to do it in 3 if he has any hope. Djokovic has not really been tested yet and is fresh. Hewitt is now anything but. Another long match, I don't see Hewitt coming out on top.

HeretiC
01-19-2008, 11:27 PM
Djokovic is fragile. We still don't know the history of his shoulder injury and his physical condition is still enigma cause he hasn't been tested by anyone yet. I don't believe that he will breakdown mentally, but in a heat and long match - I wonder if he is fully recovered. If he is fit I see no chance for Lleyton. Straight sets with 2 of them tight.

Herdwick
01-20-2008, 12:31 AM
Think Hewitt has a very good chance. Agree Novak on paper should come through easily but he hasn't faced anyone in the top 20 since the year-end meltdown in Shanghai. He'll be only too aware of that, plus that he's only played Hopman Cup and had three very easy matches here. Throw in Hewitt's never-say-die approach and a partisan crowd and I think Djoko could have his work cut out. I saw the Wimbledon match last year and it was a dogfight.

MusicMyst
01-20-2008, 12:51 AM
I just don't get it.

Wimbledon 2007 - Djoke wins 7-6,7-6,4-6,7-6, total beatdown right? Not a tight match at all.

Hewitt just played a tough match against an in-form Baghdatis, number 15 in the world, so he'll be going into his next match with confidence and match tough.

Djoke hasn't played anyone within the top 50, hasn't been challenged at all, and has cruised through all his matches, so it's not as if he's match tough right now.

Hewitt has the home crowd on his side as well, so I mean, how in gods name can you all look at this objectively and say it will be a total beatdown?

I just don't understand this forum, it's like logic goes out the window the second you log on here.

This just cracked me up. :lol: But you're right. Too many people here are so emotionally invested in their favorites that they don't analyze matches logically.

Farenhajt
01-20-2008, 03:33 AM
Nole's got what it takes - in spite of not being challenged thus far, it's obvious enough he has his game in his hands. Moreover, I think he's itching to "punish" Hewitt for "running away" from him in Davis Cup (alleged stomach flu), but Nole won't push it more than necessary - I think he likes to play "minimum effort for maximum effect". I predict straights: some combo of 6-3's and/or 6-4's (unless in some moment of brainfarting Hewitt politely concedes extra breaks for something close to a breadstick).

Art&Soul
01-20-2008, 03:42 AM
Hewitt will beat the Joker. C'mon Leyton

dylan24
01-20-2008, 03:53 AM
hewitt in 3
he'll fuck novak up aussie style.
cmooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon

Scotso
01-20-2008, 03:57 AM
I think Hewitt will win a set, but Nole should get the win.

Alex999
01-20-2008, 04:04 AM
hewitt in 3
he'll fuck novak up aussie style.
cmooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon

I just hope (for your own sake) you won't bet on Hewitt :devil:

Sagacious
01-20-2008, 05:40 AM
Will be a good match for sure, I would say Djokovic.

GonzoFan
01-20-2008, 07:00 AM
Lleyton will win this!!!!! :fiery:

He will beat Djoko!!!! :fiery:

C'MONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! :fiery:

RonE
01-20-2008, 07:05 AM
I'd love to see Djokovic vs. Nalbandian.

Unfortunately that option is out the window :sad:

It will be Djokovic vs. Nadal in the final IMHO.

gomeny
01-20-2008, 07:07 AM
whoever wins we will all lose.:sad:

Merton
01-20-2008, 07:07 AM
Nole should win this but it is far from a certainty. Djokovic in 4.

Rogiman
01-20-2008, 07:27 AM
Unfortunately that option is out the window :sad:

It will be Djokovic vs. Nadal in the final IMHO.
As if Nadal's name wasn't all over this title the moment the draw came out :sad:
whoever wins we will all lose.:sad:True Dat :sad:

your_valentine
01-20-2008, 07:35 AM
As much as I want Lleyton to win this one, he just won't. Novak is fresh, he hasn't played much, Hewitt can't say the same. I'd like to be wrong on that but Novak should win in 3 easy sets.

breakingthehabit
01-20-2008, 08:21 AM
no he won't stand a chance as i don't like him and he just came out of a very long and tiring match. His body rhythm musta been all over the place. but hey, i might jinx something here. Go Djokovic!

Or Levy
01-20-2008, 08:27 AM
As much as I'd love to see Hewitt and Rog come face to face, and have Rogi administer a beating in front of Aussie crowd+Roche, ain't gonna happen.

Nole in three, maybe four if Hewitt is inspired.

breakingthehabit
01-20-2008, 08:32 AM
no he won't stand a chance as i don't like him and he just came out of a very long and tiring match. His body rhythm musta been all over the place. but hey, i might jinx something here. Go Djokovic!

dragons112
01-20-2008, 08:38 AM
I have no idea im favoring djokovic but dont forget the 2005 aussie open. Should hewitt beat him and continue his run he oculd meet roger in the semis providing roger beats berhych and black

dragons112
01-20-2008, 08:39 AM
James Blake*

sports freak
01-20-2008, 08:52 AM
Baggy may have played Rusty into form,in saying that most likely Djokovic 3-2 sets THRILLER!!If Rusty has to face Fed X then a most likely tank aint out of the question,his shit scared of the man!!

Bilbo
01-20-2008, 09:08 AM
Hewitt is toast

Djoko in 3

Magenta
01-20-2008, 09:35 AM
This is quite a dangerous match for Nole, the home crowd is a big thing.

I think this match will extend to more than three sets.

Bascule
01-20-2008, 10:04 AM
Well, anything is possible with Nole's mental strenght. But I hope it'll be in 4 sets for Joker.

Corey Feldman
01-20-2008, 10:12 AM
I wrote off Hewitt's chances v Bagdaddy

so this time i'm saying nothing

"Camoooooooooan!!!"

HarryMan
01-20-2008, 12:08 PM
Well, I hope Lleyton stays with Djoker from the baseline and tries to grind his way to victory like he always does, but the way Djoker seems to be playing at the moment I don't see even Federer beating him so let alone Rocky LLegs :sad:
But I hope it remains a competitive match ...

Tennis-Engineer
01-20-2008, 12:41 PM
I hope Djokovic goes through.At least he can make some troubles for Federer in semis.

leng jai
01-20-2008, 12:43 PM
Well, I hope Lleyton stays with Djoker from the baseline and tries to grind his way to victory like he always does, but the way Djoker seems to be playing at the moment I don't see even Federer beating him so let alone Rocky LLegs :sad:
But I hope it remains a competitive match ...

Good gag.

Experimentee
01-20-2008, 12:46 PM
Even without Hewitt's long match Nole would have won in straight. With the long match, it will be a complete thrashing.

anon57
01-20-2008, 01:02 PM
Hewitt may have been able to make it a match if his match against Baghdatis hadn't lasted until 4.30 but now I have a hard time seeing him making it competitive. Not to mention that Djokovic seems to playing well although is it's hard to tell since he hasn't had any tough compitition yet.

l_mac
01-20-2008, 03:49 PM
edit, quoted posts deleted. :)

elessar
01-20-2008, 04:04 PM
I don't know why everybody's talking about the Baggy match, it's not like it's the first time he's been pushed to five sets in a GS, he's physically strong enough for that not be a problem. That said I expect Djoko to take it in four close sets. Even though Hewitt doesn't play the big point that well anymore, he won't stop fighting and will probably force Djoko to win it.

savesthedizzle
01-20-2008, 04:55 PM
I'm really surprised how lopsided the poll is :eek: I think it's a very close match and potentially a very long one. Novak has been breezing through his matches and I'm not sure how he'll handle a test. It might take him a set or two to find his stride against a quality opponent :shrug:

I hope he wins :) I said Novak in 5 :p

mickymouse
01-20-2008, 05:08 PM
Fitness is never an issue with Hewitt. In 2005, he survived 2 consecutive 5 setters with Nadal and Nalbandian before beating Roddick in the SFs.

dejosav
01-20-2008, 05:28 PM
Hewitt is a fighter and always believes in himself. He still thinks no one can beat him and he just doesn't understand how the hell Fed trashes him every time they meet :haha: . Because of that attitude, he's a type of player you want to avoid in slams, and i hate when my favs have to play against him. Sure, Nole can beat him in straights and i expect him to win in 3 or 4, but it could be tricky too. With Bagy, it would be another story, i'm sure we would see much better match, but i'm also sure that Bagy would find the way to lose.

Stensland
01-20-2008, 05:51 PM
tennis will lose, so i'm not gonna vote for anyone. both players have awful games.

Maya_4
01-20-2008, 09:44 PM
I would like Nole to win in 3,but I think he will win this in 4!

Maya_4
01-20-2008, 09:53 PM
tennis will lose, so i'm not gonna vote for anyone. both players have awful games.

How can you say that Djokovic has awful game?:eek:Are you crazy?He has one of the best game on the tour and I'm not saying this because I'm a big fan of him but because that's the fact!Did you even watch match between them in Wimbledon?It was a great match so I'm sure that this match is going to be great too!
Ajde Nole!

stzenit
01-21-2008, 06:16 AM
Djokovic in 3. Hewitt could maybe sneak a set in but i doubt it maybe one of the 4 sets could go to a TB

gillian
01-21-2008, 06:24 AM
Novak so far has played well. Hewitt did well to get past Baghdatis, but I think his run ends here, although the continued slagging of Hewitt's chances by the ESPN commentators may make me root for him again.

Stensland
01-21-2008, 08:53 AM
i just checked out their last meeting in wimbledon 07, it was a 4-setter that took them more than 4 hours (!!). so if hewitt can keep it up physically we're in for a long one here.

i think hewitt will prevail due to his mental strength, either in 4 or in 5.

Rogiman
01-21-2008, 10:45 AM
Never has the expression "never in doubt" as straight to the point

bokehlicious
01-21-2008, 10:53 AM
Hope Nole will at least challenge Rafa in the final...

Rogiman
01-21-2008, 10:54 AM
Hope Nole will at least challenge Rafa in the final...You may be joking, but there's a lot of truth to it

zcess81
01-21-2008, 12:07 PM
Hope Nole will at least challenge Rafa in the final...

If Novak gets to the final (and that's a BIG IF considering he has to get past Federer) he will beat Nadal or whoever is on the other side of the net.

Farenhajt
01-21-2008, 04:37 PM
If Novak gets to the final (and that's a BIG IF considering he has to get past Federer) he will beat Nadal or whoever is on the other side of the net.

Absolutely.

Bascule
01-21-2008, 06:42 PM
I agree. It will be Federer Or Djokovic at the end.

l_mac
01-21-2008, 06:52 PM
I concur.