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Lleyton's Cheering Thread!!

Crazy_Fool
08-25-2004, 04:53 PM
Good luck Lleyton :banana: :D

kim4eva
08-26-2004, 01:23 PM
Good luck Lleyts! :bounce: :clap2:

Billabong
08-27-2004, 12:35 AM
YEAH Good luck Lleyton:D!!!

Hagar
08-30-2004, 12:13 AM
COME ON, Lleyton!!!

Raquel
08-30-2004, 12:55 AM
Good Luck Rocky Llegs :kiss: :bounce:

kim-fan
09-02-2004, 07:33 AM
well done lleyton! :kiss:

playwithmybanan
09-02-2004, 07:57 AM
6 more to go lleyton, take it home

Hagar
09-02-2004, 09:30 AM
Lleyton was quite impressive against Wayne. Keep up the good work, Lleyton!

SomL.
09-03-2004, 11:21 AM
Arthur Ashe 11.00 AM Start
1. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN)[31]
vs. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)[2]

followed by
2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Hicham Arazi (MAR)
vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[4]


3. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Jennifer Capriati (USA)[8]
vs. Vera Douchevina (RUS)
Arthur Ashe 7.00 PM Start
1. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Tatiana Golovin (FRA)[30]
vs. Serena Williams (USA)[3]

followed by
2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Rafael Nadal (ESP)
vs. Andy Roddick (USA)[2]

SomL.
09-03-2004, 11:25 AM
Good luck Lleyton to second round !!!!!!!!! You can do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hagar
09-03-2004, 01:56 PM
Go, Lleyton!

Auscon
09-04-2004, 06:10 AM
Great win!

It was really on a knifes edge for that first set, but Lleyton really blew Arazi away after that

Now for Lopez.....dont think these 2 have played before, so it should be interesting

FanOfHewitt
09-04-2004, 07:37 AM
Can't say he played well but he did the job. Bodes well for him that he has avenged loses to Chela, Ferreira and Arazi in 3 of his last four matches.

playwithmybanan
09-04-2004, 08:19 AM
5 more to go, keep scraping along... no need to produce your best stuff until you really need it

SomL.
09-04-2004, 09:18 AM
L. HEWITT/H. Arazi

7-6, 6-1, 6-2

An interview with:

LLEYTON HEWITT

THE MODERATOR: First question, please.

Q. Lleyton, he's a dangerous opponent. How important was it to pull out that first set?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, it was. It's always nice to get it, especially against a guy like him who's very flashy and capable of coming up with great shots. So it's a little bit awkward sometimes when you get in a tiebreak against a guy like that. But I just had to hang in there. I'd only played him once before and lost to him about three years ago in Montreal. Didn't play a great match. He's got a crafty kind of game. You know, you really got to try and dictate play out there. He doesn't give you too many cheap points out there. With the left-handed serve, it's always going to be a little bit more difficult.

Q. Nervous start or tentative?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, I was holding serve quite well then I just lost my serve. One service game there, I just didn't play a great service game. Up one end was tougher today again than the other. But it was the opposite ends to what it was a couple of days ago when I played. So it was just getting used to conditions and that. I just didn't quite -- you know, wasn't as aggressive right at the start today as I was two days ago. But I felt like I really stepped it up early in the second set.

Q. You continue to sort of fly under the radar here. Is that okay by you and is it actually helpful?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I don't know, mate. As long as you keep going, doesn't matter. Doesn't really bother me too much. Yeah, just see what happens.

Q. Well, would you prefer to be playing where not so much attention is paid to you?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Oh, mate, doesn't bother me one way or another. I've been in both situations, and, you know, I think I've handled it pretty well in the past.

Q. You won the TD Waterhouse Cup last week. Can you talk about the situation. A lot of pros, name players, seem to lose in the first round there. Seems like they want to treat it as an exhibition, seems they don't want to go too far, don't want to tire themselves out before the US Open. Are you worried about exerting too much energy there, risking injury, before coming to this one?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, probably goes through your mind a little bit but purely because I'd won a tournament the week before, made a final just before that. But then again, I don't feel like I wasted too much energy in Washington. Just felt like I really wanted to keep my game going and clicking along. For me, the most matches I can win, the better off I'm going to be, I think. For me, it was just try to continue that confidence and self-belief coming into a Slam.

Q. Are you a better player now than when you won the championship?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I have some days when I'm maybe better. Other days, you know, it's pretty hard to be probably the way that I played in the semis and final here that year in 2001. There's definitely been matches throughout this year and the end of last year in Davis Cup where I played equally as well as when I won here a few years ago.

Q. Can you talk about your decision not to play the Olympics and given that a Chilean won it, is there any regret at all?

LLEYTON HEWITT: No, not for me. You know, for me, it was all about, you know, trying to prepare for the US Open and give myself as best possible chance of, you know, trying to win here again. You know, I've always had good results at the US Open and I didn't want anything to jeopardize that. You know, in the past I've had some viruses and, you know, few health issues and whatever after long flights and that. I really didn't want -- there just wasn't enough break to fly back after Cincinnati to Greece and then come back here right before the US Open for me personally. So my choice was to stay and, you know, acclimatize to the same conditions that I was going to be playing here in New York and so far it's paying off.

Q. Just to follow up on that, was there any pressure from the Australian media, the people, to play in the Olympics? Here in America, we only had Mardy Fish as the hope.

LLEYTON HEWITT: Well, you had Andy Roddick there, so (smiling)...

Q. Even then, there wasn't an outcry.

LLEYTON HEWITT: Not really. I think everyone knows how much I like playing for my country. You know, I think after I took eight weeks off last year to prepare for the Davis Cup match, one match, my ranking dropped ten spots, I don't think anyone questions my patriotism towards my country.

Q. Aside from the tennis, what do you like about being here in New York? How have you been spending your time off court?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Stuck in traffic (smiling). No, you know, it's great. It's a big city. It's a great place to visit. But I really haven't done a lot of sight-seeing that much. Last week I was going out to Long Island every day to play out there. And, you know, this week I've just been -- you come here on your off-day anyway. By the time you get out here, practice, stretch, watch a match or two, have some lunch, it's time to go back, have a massage, and get ready to play the next day. Yeah, so I've done very little sight-seeing.

Q. You haven't played Lopez. What are you expecting from him?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, I've only practiced with him once, I think, in the past. He's a big left-hander again. I seem to be playing a lot of left-handers lately. He's got a big serve, big forehand. He chips his backhand a lot. He's a dangerous player again because he's going to be flashy on my service games and on his he's just going to try to hold his serve. I've just got to return well, move well, and make him play those extra shots.

Q. Do you find it more difficult playing left-handers?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Not necessarily. I haven't really had too much of a problem. I've been fortunate. If you play one sort of out of the blue when you haven't played them for a while, it can be difficult with the serve and adjusting to that. It MIGHT take you a set or two. But I played a lot of them. I played three in a row at Wimbledon, first three rounds. Now I've played a lot here over the hard court summer as well.

Q. What about the German guy? Know much about him?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I don't know anything about him. I'll be trying to find out something if he gets through.

Q. What do you think the main stumbling block has been for you in recent Slams?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Just a point here and there, I think. You know, at least at the Australian Open and Wimbledon against Federer in both matches, you know, I was up a break late in the fourth set against Federer. If I could have pushed it to five sets, you know, you never know, having the momentum. You know, it's just a few points here and there. In the Australian Open I was a point away from being up a set and a break. French Open, Gaudio was just too good.

Q. You almost seem a little wistful when you talk about how well you played here two years ago. Are you concerned you might not be able to get back to that level in a big event?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Oh, no, I did it at Wimbledon. Not to worry.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports...

SomL.
09-04-2004, 09:19 AM
Hewitt Rocks the Moroccan
by Joe Checkler
Friday, September 3, 2004

When 2001 US Open champion Lleyton Hewitt finally opened the toolbox during his first-set tiebreak with Hicham Arazi on Friday, the box was filled to capacity, right down to the needle-nosed pliers and 3/16 drill bit. Hewitt staved off two set points, then later hit a charging winner to take the tiebreak, 9-7, closing out a 59-minute set. He turned to the crowd, yelled "c'mon!" and pounded Arazi from that point on, winning by 7-6 (9-7), 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the third round of the US Open.

Every shot was working for Hewitt, whether it be the basic, backspinning backhand or the charging forehand winner. Even when Hewitt was running the baseline, seemingly under duress, he hit low line-drive forehands with enough mustard that Arazi could barely handle them.

The players traded breaks in what turned out to be the pivotal first set, with Hewitt breaking Arazi to square the set up at 5-5. In the tiebreak, Arazi hit a winner from the net that put him up 6-5, and gave him his first set point chance.

But Arazi hit the net, making it 6-6. Then, with Hewitt still serving, the left-handed Arazi took control of a long volley by pounding a forehand that Hewitt could barely graze. It was set point chance No. 2, and Arazi was serving. He mishit to resquare the tiebreak at 7-7, and then hit long to give Hewitt the only chance he would need.

The last two sets took a combined 56 minutes, less than the first set alone. Hewitt went up 4-0 in the second, winning all eight points of Arazi's first two service games. He punctuated the first break, a winner from the net, with a clenched fist. Later, with Arazi serving to stay in the set at 30-40, Hewitt barely reached a drop shot and perfectly placed a looping underhand touch shot into the corner, with a helpless Arazi standing on the baseline, peeking over his shoulder in stunned disbelief.

A disillusioned Arazi, during the first point of the third set, saw Hewitt mishit a ball straight up in the air, almost as high as the mezzanine level of Arthur Ashe Stadium. When Arazi went to smash an easy winner he hit the ball long, and the crowd collectively cringed and sighed. Frustration set in on the next point, when Arazi hit one wide and screamed "ahh!" Three points later, Hewitt broke again.

In six sets during the 2004 Open, Hewitt has won all six. He committed just 27 unforced errors in the match to Arazi's 41, and broke serve seven times to two. His next opponent will be the winner of the Feliciano Lopez-Philipp Kohlschreiber match.

Auscon
09-05-2004, 05:51 AM
Crap.....match is on after Mauresmo's match which starts at 7pm...guess I wont get to see this match on tv here in Aus :(

SomL.
09-05-2004, 07:51 AM
Arthur Ashe 11.00 AM Start






1. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Ricardo Mello (BRA)
vs. Tommy Haas (GER)



followed by
2. Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Patty Schnyder (SUI)[15]
vs. Serena Williams (USA)[3]


3. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Guillermo Canas (ARG)[29]
vs. Andy Roddick (USA)[2]






Arthur Ashe 7.00 PM Start






1. Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Francesca Schiavone (ITA)[16]
vs. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)[2]



followed by
2. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)[30]
vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[4]

SomL.
09-05-2004, 07:53 AM
:( :( :( I can't watch the match because I go to school. :mad: :mad: :mad:

SomL.
09-05-2004, 07:55 AM
Good luck Lleyton to thaird round !!!!!!!!! Go Lleyton against Lopez ++++++

kim4eva
09-05-2004, 08:09 AM
Good luck Lleyton!!!! :bounce: :clap2: :bounce:

Raquel
09-05-2004, 03:00 PM
Good Luck tonight Lleyt! :yeah:

Auscon
09-06-2004, 04:23 AM
Blistering stuff against Lopez.....now for Beck.....

Socket
09-06-2004, 04:27 AM
Beck's record makes for some very interesting reading, especially his results on grass. From the net points played in his last match, he seems to be playing S&V. Well, Lleyton does like a target . . .

SomL.
09-06-2004, 10:48 AM
Good luck Lleyton to fourth round !!!!!!!!! You can do it !!!!!!!!!

SomL.
09-07-2004, 11:13 AM
Arthur Ashe 11.00 AM Start






1. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Karol Beck (SVK)
vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[4]



followed by
2. Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Elena Dementieva (RUS)[6]
vs. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)[2]


3. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Tomas Berdych (CZE)
vs. Tommy Haas (GER)






Arthur Ashe 7.00 PM Start






1. Women's Singles - Quarter Final
Jennifer Capriati (USA)[8]
vs. Serena Williams (USA)[3]



followed by
2. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Tommy Robredo (ESP)[18]
vs. Andy Roddick (USA)[2]

SomL.
09-07-2004, 11:15 AM
'I never wanted to be a spaceman'
September 7, 2004
Page Tools

Lleyton Hewitt has never pondered a life as an astronaut.

How do we know? Because he was asked that very question during a bizarre end to his post-match press conference at the US Open on Sunday night.

"What's your favourite movie about outer space and why is it your favourite?," an American reporter asked, prompting a bemused Hewitt to briefly turn interviewer. "What do you write about?" he asked. "I think you're at the wrong press conference."

"It's for Nickelodeon magazine. It's for their celebrity page. It's the space issue for February," the reporter responded.

"Yeah, I don't watch too many space movies," said Hewitt.

"Have you ever thought about being an astronaut?" she asked.

Hewitt replied: "No."

AAP

SomL.
09-07-2004, 11:17 AM
Good luck Lleyton !!!!!!! Go Lleyton against Beck !!!!!!!!!

Fergie
09-07-2004, 02:21 PM
Good luck Lleyton :bigclap:

Raquel
09-07-2004, 04:37 PM
Good Luck Lleyton!

Hagar
09-07-2004, 09:33 PM
Lleyton in quarters. WAY TO GO, Lleyton.

playwithmybanan
09-08-2004, 07:29 AM
lleyton vs. tommy haas... this is a crime against nature... pitting two of my favourites against one another... well at least it happened in the quarters... i like lleyton's chances of beating roddick better than tommy's

haas came close at the olympics, but he's still not quite pulling them out...

it's kinda hard to see anyone touch roddick the way he's serving

SomL.
09-08-2004, 02:15 PM
US OPEN
New York, USA
September 7, 2004
Hewitt Eyes Second US Open Title


© Getty Images
Lleyton Hewitt sounded another warning to US Open favorites Roger Federer and Andy Roddick when he breezed into the quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive year with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Karol Beck. Hewitt, who has not dropped a set during the tournament, extended his winning streak to 14 matches and moved closer to a possible semifinal showdown with defending champion Roddick.

Hewitt said: “The first set today the guy played pretty good tennis; didn't make a lot of mistakes out there. I tried to step it up at 4-all, played a good game to break. After that he sort of went away a little bit. I put a lot of pressure on his service games. I'm happy to get through in straight sets rather than going four or five.”

Asked if his game was now at the level it was in 2001 when he won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open, Hewitt said: “There's times when I'm playing as well as then. Yeah, at the moment, I'm playing pretty solid tennis day in, day out. Back then, in the semis or final when I played here, I played pretty faultless tennis both those matches. If I can keep doing that in the next three matches, then I'll be close.”

Hewitt, the back-to-back Tennis Masters Cup champion and year-end World No. 1 in 2001 and 2002, has moved to third place in the INDESIT ATP 2004 Race. He looks likely to qualify for Tennis Masters Cup Houston this season after missing a spot in 2003.

Hewitt next meets German Tommy Haas, who defeated fast-rising Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(6), 6-1, 7-5 to reach the US Open quarterfinals for the first time. The World No. 2 previously had only reached the quarterfinal stage at Grand Slam level at the Australian Open (twice reaching the semifinals).

Haas missed the entire 2003 season with a shoulder injury but this season has won two titles in Houston (clay) and Los Angeles (hard).

Big-hitting Swede Joachim Johansson cracked 42 winners to defeat Michael Llodra 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 and advance to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Defending champion Andy Roddick blasted past Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to book a Thursday meeting with Johansson.

SomL.
09-08-2004, 02:16 PM
Good luck Lleyton to quarter final round !!!!!!!! You can do it !!!!!!!!!!!

kim4eva
09-09-2004, 12:41 PM
GO Lleyton :bounce:

Fergie
09-09-2004, 02:45 PM
Good luck Lleyton :yeah:

SomL.
09-10-2004, 12:11 PM
Hewitt crushes Haas to reach semi-finals
Thu 9 September, 2004 23:39

(Adds quotes, detail)

By Martyn Herman

NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Former champion Lleyton Hewitt produced near flawless tennis to beat Tommy Haas 6-2 6-2 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday.

The 23-year-old Australian, winner here in 2001, was at his clinical best as he crushed the unseeded German, extending his winning streak to 15 matches and reaching the last four for the fourth time in the last five years.

Haas, who has shown flashes of the form that took him to world number two in 2002 having missed the entire 2003 season after shoulder surgery, could make no impression against the fourth seed in a difficult swirling wind.

Hewitt made just 10 unforced errors in the one hour 38 minute contest, closing it out with forehand winner.

"That was some of the toughest conditions I've ever played in," said Hewitt, who also beat Haas on the way to his first grand slam title here three years ago.

"But it was the same for both players, I just tried to remain positive and I thought I did that really well. It doesn't get any easier though, but I haven't put a foot wrong yet."

The Australian came into the tournament with the hottest form in the men's draw, having reached the final of the Masters Series event in Cincinnati and then won back-to-back titles in Washington and on Long Island.

The only man to reach the last four without losing a set to date, Hewitt said he had got on top of Haas from the start.


RODDICK NEXT?

"Knowing that Tommy is a real shot-maker, I was just trying to pressure him and make him hit an extra shot each time," Hewitt said.

"When I broke for 3-1 in the first set I could sense that he wasn't enjoying it out there. He started chip-charging, trying to mix up his game which he doesn't like doing a lot of the time."

Hewitt could now meet defending champion Andy Roddick, providing the American second seed gets past ace machine Joachim Johansson of Sweden in Thursday's night match.

"It will be a tough match," Hewitt said. "(If it's Roddick), we both know each other's games well, but he's obviously improved a lot in the last couple of years.

"When he first arrived he was probably a bit hit and miss but week in week out he's getting to semi-finals, so I'll have to counter-punch extremely well and move extremely well."

Haas said he had simply been outplayed.

"He's like a wall and played terrific tennis today," Haas said.

"It's unfortunate with the conditions - it's hard enough to beat Lleyton Hewitt in normal conditions and it was very difficult today but it was the same for both of us."

Billabong
09-10-2004, 12:41 PM
Lleyton:yeah:! Keep it up:D!

Fergie
09-10-2004, 02:39 PM
Well done Lleyton :yeah:

RebelNYC
09-10-2004, 02:52 PM
I am VERY happy for Lleyton Hewitt - with Agassi out, I now want Hewitt
to win the US Open! He is tireless and never gives up on any ball, no
matter what the score is! I like his chances and hope that he wins on Sat.
and then takes the trophy home on Sunday!

playwithmybanan
09-10-2004, 04:35 PM
hewitt vs. pim pim, man i better have cable at university by the time this match is played or i'll be So upset..

the match last night was absolutely crazy, the match of the open in my opinion. pim pim downs roddick with his own medicine.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-10-2004, 11:56 PM
Come on,Hewitt!!! :rocker:

Crazy_Fool
09-11-2004, 12:53 AM
Good luck Lleyton :D

SomL.
09-11-2004, 12:28 PM
Arthur Ashe 12.00 NOON Start






1. Men's Singles - Semis
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[4]
vs. Joachim Johansson (SWE)[28]



Not Before 3:00 PM
2. Men's Singles - Semis
Roger Federer (SUI)[1]
vs. Tim Henman (GBR)[5]






Arthur Ashe 8.00 PM Start






1. Women's Singles - Finals
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[9]
vs. Elena Dementieva (RUS)[6]



followed by
2. Men's 45 Doubles
Mansour Bahrami (IRI)/
Gene Mayer (USA)
vs. Kevin Curren (USA)/
Johan Kriek (USA)

SomL.
09-11-2004, 12:29 PM
Good luck Lleyton in sami final round !!!!!!!!! Go Lleyton against Johansson !@!@!@!@!@!@!@!

Hagar
09-12-2004, 01:03 AM
LLeyton, grab that trophy away from under Roger's nose. You're the only one who can do it!!!
OMG, it's SO GOOD to see Lleyton in a Grand Slam final again...

kim4eva
09-12-2004, 02:13 AM
Go Lleyton!!!! :bounce: :bounce:
You can do this :yeah:

Billabong
09-12-2004, 03:15 AM
Good luck Lleyton:)!

me_luv_Dommy
09-12-2004, 07:23 AM
Go for it, Hewitt! Capture the title! Shouldn't be that hard for you with your great form right now! ^^

SomL.
09-12-2004, 10:23 AM
Arthur Ashe 1.00 PM Start






1. Women's Doubles - Finals
Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)[1]/
Paola Suarez (ARG)[1]
vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[2]/
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)[2]



Not Before 4:15 PM
2. Men's Singles - Finals
Roger Federer (SUI)[1]
vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[4]

SomL.
09-12-2004, 10:28 AM
Good luck Lleyton to Final round !!!!!!!!! Go Lleyton against Federer !@!@!@!@!@!@!

Sparkz
09-12-2004, 11:39 AM
GO for it Lleyton get ya 2nd us open title :woohoo:

Crazy_Fool
09-12-2004, 12:07 PM
Good luck Lleyton!!!!!

kim4eva
09-12-2004, 12:17 PM
Come on Lleyton! :clap2:

Alisa
09-12-2004, 02:08 PM
c'mon lleyton!!!! wish you victory!!!
u can do it!!!!!!!!!! please do your best!!!
:kiss:
:bounce:

kim-fan
09-12-2004, 03:17 PM
c'mon lleyton! just do it! :cool:

playwithmybanan
09-12-2004, 04:58 PM
this should be a hell of a close match if both these guys are on their games... as per usual, i hope that i can find somewhere on campus with cable so i can watch the game.

all my hopes are with lleyton, someone needs to dethrone federer for once, and i hope he's the man that can do it.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-12-2004, 05:18 PM
I bet on you,so you have to win,COME ON!!! :rocker::rocker2::music:

Platinum Panda
09-12-2004, 05:45 PM
Good luck Lleyton! :rocker2:

Auscon
09-13-2004, 03:03 AM
Too bad Lleyton wasnt able to maintain the level he was at in his previous 2 matches

I dont know if that wouldve been enough to take it, but it sure wouldve made things closer

Despite the result, it was great to see Lleyton back in a GS final....great year, great tournament, and cant wait to see him play here for the Davis Cup

Billabong
09-13-2004, 03:18 AM
Lleyton:)! Good effort:hug:!