Lleyton Hewitt d Nicolas Kiefer 6-7 (8-6), 6-3, 6-2 (Hopman Cup)

01-05-2009, 06:22 AM
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Encouraging win for Hewitt after a long layoff.

01-05-2009, 06:26 AM
good start.

bad gambler
01-05-2009, 06:30 AM
Should have won in straight sets but made a meal of that first set.

He moved pretty well which is good

01-05-2009, 06:53 AM
good win for sir guccione's squire.

Ferrero Forever
01-05-2009, 06:57 AM
It wasn't a bad match. He made quite a few stupid errors, but you can blame that on how long its been since he's last played. Even Kiefer played well, just really couldn't come through when it counted

01-05-2009, 07:28 AM
Good win for Hewitt.

Seen him play live twice, and he is someone who I hope stays in the game as long as he possibly can.

01-05-2009, 07:41 AM
Although I was watching Dokic's close match, kept flicking back to Lleyton. A 3-setter like this is - I think - a good way for him to blow out the cobwebs.

01-05-2009, 07:42 AM
Why couldn't this have been a weekend match. Had to work :mad:

Well done Rusty!

01-05-2009, 07:44 AM
Must have been a pathetic match from Kiefer. :o

01-05-2009, 10:31 AM
Not a bad hit out, good warm-up. He will get better with each match. Hopefully he will be bordering on solid form by Oz open. I was more fixated on Dokic's comeback match, she looked like she can still match it with them, just needed the match play confidence to close the sets out

01-05-2009, 10:42 AM
Hewitt moved around the court well, with no signs of pain to the hip. He made a couple of silly errors, but it is only a lack of match fitness. Hopefully this is the start of a good year for Hewitt with no injuries.

01-05-2009, 12:37 PM
Oh well, at least he got his revenge in the doubles.
2:1 Germany. :)

01-05-2009, 12:39 PM
Only exhibition but encouraging for hewitt

01-05-2009, 01:59 PM
Aww too bad I hate when two of my favorites have to play. Nonetheless it's pretty encouraging to see Hewitt winning solid matches. Kiefer must have been playing pretty subpar I suppose.

Eventhough Hopman cup is sort of like an exhibition, it's not like Abu dhabi. :o :tape:

Corey Feldman
01-05-2009, 02:38 PM
good win, but still the worst tie break player in the game thesedays i see

01-05-2009, 10:51 PM
Lleyton still wins matches? :confused:

01-05-2009, 10:54 PM
A win will do, just something to regain some confidence.

01-06-2009, 01:11 AM
not really surprising...

01-06-2009, 09:58 AM
Come on Lleyton !!!