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Hewitt strikes again

HeretiC
01-19-2008, 10:59 PM
Apparently, just before the start of the match with Baghdatis when asked how he will start the match he told to Daren Kahill (not sure if it was Daren or one of the commentators) that he is going to make sure that Baghdatis knows right from the start that this match won't last 5 hours. Technically speaking he kinda walked the talk, the match lasted ONLY 4 hours and 45 min (Elapsed Time by Set: 40 59 74 64 48).
I was really happy for Lleyton going into next round , but he should refrain himself from such statements, cause he could have easily lost that one in 3 sets. There was a moment (while Baghdatis had an injury timeout) when Hewitt looked like he finally realized that nothing he is doing ain't working these days and he was on the verge of crying.
But he is truly one of the best fighters tennis has ever seen and I think he will regain some confidence back and make some decent results in next period, perhaps winning at least 1 tourney and that will make 11 consecutive years for him.:worship:

JimmyV
01-19-2008, 11:02 PM
LOL Hewiit is a Mug. This is a mug era, he was a transitional champion, no good tennis players have been born since 1980, the number 55 player in 1987 would beat federer now.

sarciness
01-19-2008, 11:05 PM
K.

MusicMyst
01-19-2008, 11:05 PM
Proof of such a statement, please?

Fee
01-19-2008, 11:09 PM
LOL Hewiit is a Mug. This is a mug era, he was a transitional champion, no good tennis players have been born since 1980, the number 55 player in 1987 would beat federer now.

You're wrong. You meant to say the #87 player in 1955.

HeretiC
01-19-2008, 11:11 PM
Proof of such a statement, please?


I watched it on ESPN360. Commentators said Hewitt told that to one of them. Should I save the audio file for a proof ? ;)

Bingerz
01-19-2008, 11:17 PM
If you actually think about it for a sec, what he was trying to say was that he was going to go out there with an aggressive approach and try and end points earlier than at Wimbledon. He didnt really want it to be a war of attrition. This is something Rochey and him have been working hard on

Castafiore
01-19-2008, 11:18 PM
Apparently, just before the start of the match with Baghdatis when asked how he will start the match he told to Daren Kahill (not sure if it was Daren or one of the commentators) that he is going to make sure that Baghdatis knows right from the start that this match won't last 5 hours.
Erm...:scratch: So, Hewitt is a "big mouth" for saying that? Okay.

scoobs
01-19-2008, 11:19 PM
If you actually think about it for a sec, what he was trying to say was that he was going to go out there with an aggressive approach and try and end points earlier than at Wimbledon. He didnt really want it to be a war of attrition. This is something Rochey and him have been working hard on
Failed miserably.

But he still won.

FedFan_2007
01-19-2008, 11:20 PM
The #4343 player from 1947 would easily dismiss Federer indoors playing with wooden racquet and on one leg.

MusicMyst
01-19-2008, 11:28 PM
I watched it on ESPN360. Commentators said Hewitt told that to one of them. Should I save the audio file for a proof ? ;)

I don't recall Darren Cahill mentioning anything like that during his ESPN commentary.

If you read Lleyton's interview, you will see he has nothing but respect for Marcos and likes him a lot. If he said anything, I'm sure it was not disrespectful to Marcos.

Bingerz
01-19-2008, 11:31 PM
Failed miserably.

But he still won.
Yeh, you are right, his plan and what happened didnt exactly work out, but i believe thats what he was trying to say

HeretiC
01-19-2008, 11:36 PM
If you read Lleyton's interview, you will see he has nothing but respect for Marcos and likes him a lot. If he said anything, I'm sure it was not disrespectful to Marcos.

Neither I understand that as a disrespect for Marcos. He was implying that he is a new man and that he will be attacking right from the start. He also said that Marcos has very good serve and that he can't read it at all, cause movement on all his serves are the same and that he is making changes only with his wrist and totally invisible to opponent(regarding their previous meeting in Wimbledon).

HeretiC
01-19-2008, 11:41 PM
If you read Lleyton's interview, you will see he has nothing but respect for Marcos and likes him a lot.

C'mon , everybody likes Marcos.:angel: I never heard anybody said anything bad about him. I think he is the most positive player on tour these days.

MusicMyst
01-19-2008, 11:47 PM
Neither I understand that as a disrespect for Marcos. He was implying that he is a new man and that he will be attacking right from the start. He also said that Marcos has very good serve and that he can't read it at all, cause movement on all his serves are the same and that he is making changes only with his wrist and totally invisible to opponent(regarding their previous meeting in Wimbledon).

Then why would you say that Lleyton had a "big mouth", which implies that he's talking trash and/or boasting? :confused:

gusman890
01-19-2008, 11:49 PM
Correction : I believe Hewitt told Daren that the match WAS going to last 5 hours. He said he wasnt going to miss anything in the first set and that the match was going to be a battle.

I don't believe Hewitt intended it to be that long when he said that sicne it was midnight afterall. I think he was gunning for for three hours, but not almost 5 dispite his comment.

Bibberz
01-19-2008, 11:51 PM
Hewitt's matured a lot in the last few years. He's one of the more gracious losers on tour, and I think he shows enough respect in general. I'm only going by his interviews; I'm not sure whether he's more frank and acerbic with the Aussie press.

kobulingam
01-19-2008, 11:56 PM
Apparently, just before the start of the match with Baghdatis when asked how he will start the match he told to Daren Kahill (not sure if it was Daren or one of the commentators) that he is going to make sure that Baghdatis knows right from the start that this match won't last 5 hours. Technically speaking he kinda walked the talk, the match lasted ONLY 4 hours and 45 min (Elapsed Time by Set: 40 59 74 64 48).
I was really happy for Lleyton going into next round , but he should refrain himself from such statements, cause he could have easily lost that one in 3 sets. There was a moment (while Baghdatis had an injury timeout) when Hewitt looked like he finally realized that nothing he is doing ain't working these days and he was on the verge of crying.
But he is truly one of the best fighters tennis has ever seen and I think he will regain some confidence back and make some decent results in next period, perhaps winning at least 1 tourney and that will make 11 consecutive years for him.:worship:


Wow big deal. When I opened this thread I thought maybe he dissed Cyprus or something. What is so wrong with what he said?

HeretiC
01-20-2008, 12:12 AM
Correction : I believe Hewitt told Daren that the match WAS going to last 5 hours. He said he wasnt going to miss anything in the first set and that the match was going to be a battle.

I don't believe Hewitt intended it to be that long when he said that sicne it was midnight afterall. I think he was gunning for for three hours, but not almost 5 dispite his comment.


You made me check the replay again. And you are right: He said to Darren exactly: I am gonna let him know that THIS IS GONNA BE 5 HOURS MATCH . First set - I am NOT GONNA MISS ANYTHING.

HeretiC
01-20-2008, 12:18 AM
Wow big deal. When I opened this thread I thought maybe he dissed Cyprus or something. What is so wrong with what he said?

Who says it is so wrong ? But since I ve cheked the replay again I am so gonna delete the "big mouth" from the topic cause definitely I jumped to wrong conclusion.

Jaap
01-20-2008, 12:23 AM
Lleyton is a fucken legend IMO

Bibberz
01-20-2008, 12:30 AM
We might as well delete this thread at this point. Basically this just confirms what we already knew--Rusty's a grinder. No one ever assumed otherwise.

scarecrows
01-20-2008, 12:53 AM
Lleyton is a fucken legend IMO

you called him a mug yesterday

Jaap
01-20-2008, 01:11 AM
you called him a mug yesterday

Because he now won me big money, he becomes a legend. ;)

sheeter
01-20-2008, 02:08 AM
LOL Hewiit is a Mug. This is a mug era, he was a transitional champion, no good tennis players have been born since 1980, the number 55 player in 1987 would beat federer now.

Frankly, I think thats absolute trash. Federer is a great, and I can see him holding his own and even beating many players of the past. I am no worshiping-Fed-as-deity maniac fan, but I can not believe that Fed would be fried by the "number 55 player in 1987".