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Halle Final: L. Hewitt def. R. Federer 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4

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samanosuke
06-13-2010, 01:35 PM
If you trying to show us how big clown you became , stop digging , we all realized that you think for real . Next time try to wash hands after changing diapers properly because the court is full of shits . I have lost patients with you . Try to change anything or stop disgracing yourself

Hewitt was hanging in the match for two sets and when he saw the chance raised his game . Great win for Hewitt anyway

Dmitry Verdasco
06-13-2010, 01:35 PM
No one beats Lley Lley 16 times in a row :worship:

Audacity
06-13-2010, 01:35 PM
Yew bewtayyyyyyy!

Montego
06-13-2010, 01:35 PM
fucking Yeah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bilbo
06-13-2010, 01:35 PM
hewitt the new and old king of grass

looks bleak for roger at wimbledon

Fedexex
06-13-2010, 01:35 PM
Just pathetic:rolleyes:

well done to Hewitt:yeah:

Orka_n
06-13-2010, 01:36 PM
Only saw the last set, but what a boring match that was.

Also the match point net cord :lol:

bad gambler
06-13-2010, 01:36 PM
Expected one

dombrfc
06-13-2010, 01:36 PM
roger still favourite at wimbledon

Forehander
06-13-2010, 01:36 PM
whoops

Clydey
06-13-2010, 01:36 PM
Wow. Didn't see the match, but wow.

william_renshaw
06-13-2010, 01:36 PM
Nobody beats Lleyton Hewitt 15,368 times in a row!

Black Adam
06-13-2010, 01:36 PM
Hewitt is back.

SheepleBuster
06-13-2010, 01:36 PM
Hey. Hewitt deserves this. So many losses. Even Roddick got a 2nd win against Roger so it happens. Still better than losing to freaking Lopez :)

Certinfy
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
What a match :bowdown:

A_Skywalker
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
Actually this will not have an impact for Wimbledon, Roger will still be too good for Hewitt if they meet again.
Congratulatiosn to Hewitt, big win for him!

ossie
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
50 page thread incoming :help:

bad gambler
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
And someone has to say it but

Nobody beats Hewitt 16 times in a row :smoke:

Getta
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
Roger lost a match against someone who excels on grass courts.

that's all that happened.

toby345
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
There come the haters..

This thread will end up with 20+ pages :lol:

ROger will fall, he should retire, blabla

He just had a bad day at the office :shrug:

He still will win Wimbledon :lol:

misty1
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
first victory for lleyton over roger in 7 years, must feel good.

Angle Queen
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
OMG! :yippee: Lleyton

Daniel
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
:help: wtf has become of the old great Roger?

andy neyer
06-13-2010, 01:37 PM
Mental midget this Roger.

SheepleBuster
06-13-2010, 01:38 PM
This Halle event looks like a joke, exhibition to be honest. That clown interviewer. Everything looks bush league

Diprosalic
06-13-2010, 01:38 PM
2010 the year that ends all of rogers streaks.

ossie
06-13-2010, 01:38 PM
Only saw the last set, but what a boring match that was.

Also the match point net cord :lol:not surprising coming from you :rolleyes:

cellophane
06-13-2010, 01:39 PM
Yay Llleyton!

Played very well!

bluefork
06-13-2010, 01:39 PM
:rolleyes:

This is Federer's pattern recently. Play one decent set, then forget how to hit a forehand.

Voo de Mar
06-13-2010, 01:39 PM
:eek:

Tsonga 6-7(5) 6-1 6-7(3)
Del Potro 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4 6-7(4) 2-6
Benneteau 6-3 6-7(4) 4-6
Davydenko 2-6 6-4 5-7
Baghdatis 7-5 5-7 6-7(4)
Berdych 4-6 7-6(3) 6-7(6)
Gulbis 6-2 1-6 5-7
Hewitt 6-3 6-7(4) 4-6

8 tight defeats within 12 months. I don't think any other former No. 1 lost so many tight matches during such a short period.

TennisAddicted
06-13-2010, 01:39 PM
NID! Hewitt u monster!

Bargearse
06-13-2010, 01:40 PM
Federer is an idiot. He had his chances at 4 all in the 2nd set and blew it in tremendous fashion. When Federer plays mediocre, he's still the best but when he plays bad, he's the absolute worst. Some of his shots are so wild they are like George of the Jungle. It's cringeworthy and hard to watch.:mad::mad: He can't break serve! Ridiculous.

But hey, full credit to Hewitt for hanging in there, sticking to his game plan and running every thing down - making Federer think he's hit a winner & getting it back like Nadal does.

dj_mercury
06-13-2010, 01:40 PM
I knew the early week "king of Grass is back claim" were just a fluke. Looks like my prediction (made way back in February) of Federer having a Nadal 2009 year may very well happen. Wimbledon this year is totally up for grab and players like Soederling and Berdych should really fancy their chances.

dombrfc
06-13-2010, 01:40 PM
Really has an exhibition feel to it :/

Riffrizzle
06-13-2010, 01:40 PM
Only saw the last set, but what a boring match that was.

Also the match point net cord :lol:

Don't listen to this joyless chump. Excellent match. Kudos to Hewitt!

djb84xi
06-13-2010, 01:40 PM
Way to go Lleyton!!!! That was a gutsy performance and a great comeback win. I didn't think he had it in him, but I was dead wrong. That should give him big confidence for Wimbledon and hopefully he'll do well.

Fed didn't play too bad, but he just got outsmarted and outplayed by Hewitt. He had a good week, but I have no way of really knowing what he will do at Wimbledon. Something tells me that there will be no sure-fire pick for any particular guy to win Wimbledon this year. Anything could happen.

Nice win for Hewitt and a very nice final overall.

Orka_n
06-13-2010, 01:40 PM
not surprising coming from you :rolleyes:Let me guess... Nadulltard? :o

Commander Data
06-13-2010, 01:41 PM
Federer starts to annoy me because he never turns a match around ever.

Fed in the oncourt interview said he was happy with his performace and thought he played pretty well :o

Even smiled happily during Hewitts speach....

Fire is gone?

tyruk14
06-13-2010, 01:42 PM
Great win for Lleyton! Some people foget that he truly has got some serious game on this surface.

iriraz
06-13-2010, 01:42 PM
Last year he pretty much chocked it away against Roddick at Wimbledon.Hopefully with a good draw he can have a good result.

djb84xi
06-13-2010, 01:42 PM
I knew the early week "king of Grass is back claim" were just a fluke. Looks like my prediction (made way back in February) of Federer having a Nadal 2009 year may very well happen. Wimbledon this year is totally up for grab and players like Soederling and Berdych should really fancy their chances.

To me, it already looks as if Wimby's up for grabs, and there's no telling who'll win it. Besides that, that was a really nice win for Hewitt and it had been a while since he had this kind of victory. It should motivate him hopefully for the rest of the season.

Orka_n
06-13-2010, 01:42 PM
Really has an exhibition feel to it :/That's what I said, but apparently we're "joyless chumps" if we think so.

l_mac
06-13-2010, 01:42 PM
Only saw the last set, but what a boring match that was.

Also the match point net cord :lol:

Wasn't as bad as the one Federer got to break in the first set.

:lol: Good for the game.

Har-Tru
06-13-2010, 01:43 PM
Rusty you fucking grass legend!

Orka_n
06-13-2010, 01:43 PM
Federer starts to annoy me because he never turns a match around ever.

Fed in the oncourt interview said he was happy with his performace and thought he played pretty well :o

Even smiled happily during Hewitts speach....

Fire is gone?It's a 250. The fire was gone for those a long time ago. :(

SheepleBuster
06-13-2010, 01:43 PM
Halle is a joke. It's a freaking joke. NO, it's a disgrace. Lleyton Hetwitt Champion? Does not sound right.

djb84xi
06-13-2010, 01:43 PM
Great win for Lleyton! Some people foget that he truly has got some serious game on this surface.

He still does and it was great to see him battling, despite all the injuries he's had the past couple of years. Hopefully he'll use this to have a big 2nd half of the year. If he can avoid the injuries, he could end up having himself a really good season.

Fedicilous
06-13-2010, 01:43 PM
Great job from Hewitt.

After this match I'm completely sure that Federer is done, it's very likely that AO 2010 was his last career title.

coria_fan
06-13-2010, 01:44 PM
before the match some people is saying some things.. "Hewitt has no weapons to beat Federer, no forehand, no backhand, no serve, no passing shot, no nothing" blablabla. but do you watch the match? Ouuuu, ouuuuuuu what a match! Great, greaat Lleyton! He do it like old times! and in the end - come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!

samanosuke
06-13-2010, 01:44 PM
Only shame was bad luck on MP like against Nadal in Madrid so he may have excuses for the defeat

dennisback
06-13-2010, 01:44 PM
yes Lleyton !!! So happy :D:D:D

btw. Federer had net cord at BP in set 1 that gave him that set.

chewy
06-13-2010, 01:44 PM
Hewitt, what a fighter! The hard work finally paid off.

JuliC
06-13-2010, 01:44 PM
Hell Yeah :rocker: great win Lleyton! Congrats on your 28th title!

*bunny*
06-13-2010, 01:44 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

:banana: :banana: :banana:

Congrats, Lleyton!!! :yeah:

vn01
06-13-2010, 01:44 PM
Greaaaaaaat

henke007
06-13-2010, 01:44 PM
I just spotted Rogers 1st serve in the stands :D well Leyton really didn't give away many balls in the 2nd set and also in the third. At the same time Fed struggled a bit with his game and served below his standards.

Also Credit to the lines and netcords for helping Hewitt from 4-4 0-40 untill the end.!!

andy neyer
06-13-2010, 01:44 PM
Federer starts to annoy me because he never turns a match around ever.

Fed in the oncourt interview said he was happy with his performace and thought he played pretty well :o

Even smiled happily during Hewitts speach....

Fire is gone?

I am getting tired of Federer's choking abilities and noncholant attitude lately. I can stand a total beatdown but nowadays it gets so predictable to the point that you know that if Federer loses the second set he'll lose the match.

Sophocles
06-13-2010, 01:45 PM
I guess it's kind of good for the game. Hewitt played a superb final set & deserved the victory, & it's good to see him playing well again. Let's hope he gets a decent draw & makes a good run at Wimbledon. I'm sure Fed will play better there. In the old days Wimbledon champions often lost the final at Queen's or wherever.

Orka_n
06-13-2010, 01:45 PM
Wasn't as bad as the one Federer got to break in the first set.

:lol: Good for the game.As I said, only watched the last set. :)

Roamed
06-13-2010, 01:45 PM
Congratulations to Hewitt :)

As for Roger, I really do not know what to expect any more. Every match he's lost this season except the one against Rafa he was expected to win, in most cases easily.

HarryMan
06-13-2010, 01:45 PM
Hewitt played a good match and made it really difficult for Federer, never thought it would be possible. But as they say, nothing is over until it actually is, this match proves it.

Hewitt was rock solid from the baseline and Federer had to work very hard once the rally started.

Bili
06-13-2010, 01:45 PM
C'moon!! Huge match from Lleyton!

andy neyer
06-13-2010, 01:45 PM
Only shame was bad luck on MP like against Nadal in Madrid so he may have excuses for the defeat

Hewitt would have still won the match. Nadal as well. Do not kid yourself.

Commander Data
06-13-2010, 01:46 PM
It's a 250. The fire was gone for those a long time ago. :(

Yeah but lets not fool ourselfs it is also showing in the Slams. US Open 2009 RG 2010..

Fed denies it but he has not the same hunger then before and it affects his tennis.

If they meet in this form Nadal is gonna beat him again in Wimbledon. I'm pretty sure of that.

kindling
06-13-2010, 01:46 PM
Fed's just taking some time off..... Letting some other guys have some success. I mean c'mon. Hewitt def Fed? Just doesn't look right.

MrsFed
06-13-2010, 01:47 PM
:help: wtf has become of the old great Roger?


hahaha this makes me laugh!!
What has become of the old great Roger??? Mmmmmmm well would that be the same as what half the posters on here thought happened to Rafa before he won 3 clay tournaments and RG?? They were all roaring for Rafa to retire and now he's the best thing since sliced bread!
True fans support their favourite players win or lose. What about Hewitt fans most of them have stuck by him through all his injuries and those that didn't are just glory hunters! If Roger wins at Wimbledon all those questioning his form or saying he should retire will be crawling out of the wood work calling him the GOAT! Pathetic.
Good luck to all the players at Wimbledon and here is hoping for an exciting tournament.

Huntress555
06-13-2010, 01:47 PM
:woohoo:
Yay! Well done Lleyton :cool:

oranges
06-13-2010, 01:47 PM
Congrats Lleyton :hatoff:


He still will win Wimbledon :lol:

:hug: Time to let go of 2005/07 habits for the Fed camp and embrace the from-match-to-match attitude like the rest of us. Perhaps he will, perhaps he won't, the only certain thing is the dominance you're implying is gone and it's not coming back. One match at the time, one match at the time, mate ;)

Frooty_Bazooty
06-13-2010, 01:48 PM
only saw the last set but Hewitt looked to be playing amazing

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and Roddick all under form coming into Wimbledon, this should be interesting!

coonster14
06-13-2010, 01:48 PM
nice work Rusty!!! nobody beats Lleyton Hewitt 16 times in a row! :woohoo:

watched most of the match, Federer at 4-4 2nd set had 0-40 on the hewitt serve, just could not break there, had he broken, match was roger's for sure in 2 sets.

but great fight that hewitt put up, did what he does best, not going away, and well the net cord on match point was just anti-climatic. too bad federer's forehand completely deserted him in the 3rd set, spraying forehand UE one after another...

still, to me federer is the favourite for wimbledon, but i believe hewitt will now be seeded 16 with his win today, hopefully he does not draw fed or nadal in round of 16 there.

Commander Data
06-13-2010, 01:48 PM
I am getting tired of Federer's choking abilities and noncholant attitude lately. I can stand a total beatdown but nowadays it gets so predictable to the point that you know that if Federer loses the second set he'll lose the match.

Excatly. I can dealt with Federer not being the best anymore. but his defeats always fellow the exact some script. I don't now it is just weird.

FedFan
06-13-2010, 01:48 PM
Congratulations Hewitt. :D

It is hard to see, when Roger will win his next tournament with performances like this. How many chances does he need to win a match?

He is surely not a favorit at Wimbledon.

habibko
06-13-2010, 01:48 PM
congrats to Hewitt and his fans, he played a great match :yeah: payback for the AO, but we all know which one mattered more :devil:

what's with Fed and championship pts lately, first a whiff and now a net cord -___-

tyruk14
06-13-2010, 01:48 PM
Look for Lleyton to upset Murray, Djokovic or maybe even Nadal at SW19 this year.

paseo
06-13-2010, 01:49 PM
This Federer is done, no?

ad-out
06-13-2010, 01:49 PM
Couldn't be happier for Lleyton! :D

BigJohn
06-13-2010, 01:50 PM
How can anyone not be happy for Hewitt?

MrChopin
06-13-2010, 01:50 PM
I'm tired of this bullshit from Fed. I'm no longer a fan. I'm rooting for someone new: Novak Djokovic!

cellophane
06-13-2010, 01:51 PM
How long is the trophy presentation? :scratch: Longer than the Sharapova-Li final? :lol:

MrsFed
06-13-2010, 01:52 PM
I'm tired of this bullshit from Fed. I'm no longer a fan. I'm rooting for someone new: Novak Djokovic!

Well you just proved you never were a real fan - glory hunter! Lets see how happy you are with Novak and his solitary slam hahaha I'd back Rafa if I was you at least he's a certain for RG!!

Certinfy
06-13-2010, 01:52 PM
How long is the trophy presentation? :scratch: Longer than the Sharapova-Li final? :lol:
:haha:

thegreendestiny
06-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Lleyton :yeah:

Finally, after being beaten 126351654216545151645 times.

Corey Feldman
06-13-2010, 01:54 PM
this is as pathetic as he's ever been, you take AO title out of this year and his year is close to retirement bad kind of stuff

he seems to not even care when he's losing anymore

Ben.
06-13-2010, 01:54 PM
Great win for Lleyton, hope he carries this form on to Wimbledon and at least defends his points from last year.

nsidhan
06-13-2010, 01:55 PM
Germans always have the worst trophy ceremonies. Retire Roger you fool. Watching you play was so painful. Time to take your pic off my avatar. Had it since 2006.

foul_dwimmerlaik
06-13-2010, 01:55 PM
Didn't see the match, but noone deserves it better than Hewitt. So happy for him!

Guille.
06-13-2010, 01:56 PM
Well done Lleyton:woohoo:

acionescu
06-13-2010, 01:56 PM
Lleyton, you legend old warrior :worship: :worship:

This result doesn't say a lot about Wimbledon, though :shrug:

justsumma
06-13-2010, 01:56 PM
database errorfest coming up

Commander Data
06-13-2010, 01:57 PM
Federers form is in steady decline since early 2008 if we look at it objectively.

djb84xi
06-13-2010, 01:57 PM
I'm tired of this bullshit from Fed. I'm no longer a fan. I'm rooting for someone new: Novak Djokovic!

Are you sure it's safe to even cheer for Nole? He's had a suckier year than Fed.

HarryMan
06-13-2010, 01:57 PM
Federer is still the favorite for Wimbledon though, and should most likely win it.

From the baseline, Federer's game has declined and needs his serve to be clicking for him to win his matches. He should be able to beat most players still and reach the final again. However, if it is a Nadal - Federer final, I am 100% certain Nadal will beat him, again.

bad gambler
06-13-2010, 01:58 PM
I'm tired of this bullshit from Fed. I'm no longer a fan. I'm rooting for someone new: Novak Djokovic!

:lol:

NADALbULLS
06-13-2010, 01:58 PM
Federer values this tournament a lot, that's pretty impressive for Hewitt to beat Federer when Fed was trying 100%. Hewitt returned very well, like back when he was ranked number 1.

prima donna
06-13-2010, 01:59 PM
Roger is in deep trouble.

nsidhan
06-13-2010, 01:59 PM
If you are going to lose at least have your opponent beat you. You gave Hewitt the confidence to play well. You sucked fh, bh, serve everything. Biggest of all your head!

Filo V.
06-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Not a really surprising result. What it came down to is simple---Lleyton wanted it more. Roger wasn't great but he wasn't awful, he was outplayed by the better player, mentally and game wise, in the last 2 sets. Roger didn't have it in him to turn the momentum around and Lleyton just kept up the intensity.

This match is not in any way an indicator of what will happen at Wimbledon for Roger. But for Lleyton, this win should give him the confidence that he can still beat Roger, and that he can hang with the best on any given day. Congrats to Lleyton on the victory today!

River
06-13-2010, 02:00 PM
He should be glad Lleyton didn't straight-set him.

Dumbass. You didn't deserve even a final with the way you've been playing, Roger.

And for the people defending this guy, you all probably said the same thing before the French Open, and look what happened. Wake up and smell the roses; this guy's passion was left behind in Australia.

Priam
06-13-2010, 02:00 PM
I can look past Estoril but Halle??? There are no more safe predictions.

gorgo1986
06-13-2010, 02:00 PM
Roger should be fine for Wimbledon regardless of this result.

Anyways its great to see Lleyton coming back from injury and winning this title, he is a great champion and a hard worker. Its funny how just some years ago Lleyton was known as a bit immature, a bit of a hot head. He has really turned into one of the most graceful, one of the most respected players on the tour. Love Lleyton and I am really happy for him. Good luck in Wimbledon!

TennisAddicted
06-13-2010, 02:01 PM
Cant beat Hewitt on his practice court!
What a clown this Federror is!

andy neyer
06-13-2010, 02:01 PM
If you are going to lose at least have your opponent beat you. You gave Hewitt the confidence to play well. You sucked fh, bh, serve everything. Biggest of all your head!

Federer had his chance when he had 3consecutive break points at 4-4 in the second set. If he had broken, he would have won the match. Alas, he sucks too much at break points opportunities to do that.

djb84xi
06-13-2010, 02:01 PM
Federer is still the favorite for Wimbledon though, and should most likely win it.

From the baseline, Federer's game has declined and needs his serve to be clicking for him to win his matches. He should be able to beat most players still and reach the final again. However, if it is a Nadal - Federer final, I am 100% certain Nadal will beat him, again.

You're totally right, he'll be the favorite for most to win Wimbledon, but as we've come to learn, nothing is certain, which means it's no guarantee he'll defend his title. If it did come down to him vs. Rafa..........I have to agree as well that Fed just may come out on the losing end again.

Jills
06-13-2010, 02:01 PM
I just want to point out that I was right in the predictions thread. I said Hewitt in 3.

I also :lol: LAUGHED at the people who said Hewitt couldn't beat Fed. :wavey:

Just like I laughed when people said Robin couldn't beat Fed at RG. When are people going to realize that this isn't the same Fed from 2009 and before. All players feel like they have a chance to beat him now. Mentality is the key.

Anyways, happy for Lleyton, he def. deserved that win.

River
06-13-2010, 02:02 PM
What I'm glad about is that Lleyton can feel on top again. For all the crap he gets, he tries hard to get back in form as best as he can, and seems to have put his gray past behind him.

Good for Lleyton~!

samanosuke
06-13-2010, 02:03 PM
Hewitt would have still won the match. Nadal as well. Do not kid yourself.

I was serious

Bargearse
06-13-2010, 02:03 PM
Hewitt played a good match and made it really difficult for Federer, never thought it would be possible. But as they say, nothing is over until it actually is, this match proves it.

Hewitt was rock solid from the baseline and Federer had to work very hard once the rally started.

You're right but all Hewitt needed to do is defend, keep the ball in play & wait for a wild error from Federer. Federer was terrible from the 2nd tiebreaker on. If I were a spectator, I would have been afraid of getting hit by one of his errant shots. It's truly annoying to watch Federer anymore - he has no plan B if he's losing, no other gear to switch to. He continually runs around that backhand exposing the line which Hewitt exploited well as his backhand is solid. He returned serve well enough too.

Hewitt was very good today no doubt, but Federer was also really bad.:mad:

NADALbULLS
06-13-2010, 02:04 PM
Roger should be fine for Wimbledon regardless of this result.

Anyways its great to see Lleyton coming back from injury and winning this title, he is a great champion and a hard worker. Its funny how just some years ago Lleyton was known as a bit immature, a bit of a hot head. He has really turned into one of the most graceful, one of the most respected players on the tour. Love Lleyton and I am really happy for him. Good luck in Wimbledon!

Didn't look mature in the RG Nadal match. Some of his biggest hits were "THIS SURFACE IS F-ING PATHETIC!" "YOU WON'T SEE THIS AT WIMBLEDON!" and about 5 other uses of the F-word lol But yeah he isn't a hothead in every match.

Filo V.
06-13-2010, 02:04 PM
Roger is in deep trouble.

He's been in deep trouble for over a year now. A-Rod very much should have had a 2 set lead in Wimbledon over Roger, could have won that match in straights. JMDP hitting Roger off the court 2 times at the end of last year. All of his former pigeons beating him left and right. No longer even a threat on clay to win titles with Rafa/Soderling in the draw. Not winning any tournaments outside of the majors. Roger is still the best in the game when he's clicking but it's harder to turn that light switch on when you've been struggling and you've lost confidence. That, and the competition around him has improved, mentally and game wise, and they know they can beat him. He's declining and everyone else is getting better, it's that simple.

djb84xi
06-13-2010, 02:05 PM
Roger should be fine for Wimbledon regardless of this result.

Anyways its great to see Lleyton coming back from injury and winning this title, he is a great champion and a hard worker. Its funny how just some years ago Lleyton was known as a bit immature, a bit of a hot head. He has really turned into one of the most graceful, one of the most respected players on the tour. Love Lleyton and I am really happy for him. Good luck in Wimbledon!

Yeah, Roger should be fine for Wimby, but I think we know for sure that it's not certain that he'll win at this point. In my opinion, Wimbledon is somewhat up for grabs this year. Hopefully Roger will shake off this tough loss to Hewitt and show up at Wimbledon ready to play. It'll be interesting to see how things unfold over the next few weeks.

HarryMan
06-13-2010, 02:06 PM
You're right but all Hewitt needed to do is defend, keep the ball in play & wait for a wild error from Federer. Federer was terrible from the 2nd tiebreaker on. If I were a spectator, I would have been afraid of getting hit by one of his errant shots. It's truly annoying to watch Federer anymore - he has no plan B if he's losing, no other gear to switch to. He continually runs around that backhand exposing the line which Hewitt exploited well as his backhand is solid. He returned serve well enough too.

Hewitt was very good today no doubt, but Federer was also really bad.:mad:

This is how Federer will be for the rest of his career, I mean he is 29 (?), he isn't getting any younger and tennis is a very physical sport. He can win his fair share of matches but he can't keep his level for many matches together.

Riffrizzle
06-13-2010, 02:07 PM
That's what I said, but apparently we're "joyless chumps" if we think so.

Your threshold for what makes an exciting match is so high that the game of tennis must be completely joyless for you 90% of the time.

Corey Feldman
06-13-2010, 02:08 PM
After this match I'm completely sure that Federer is done, it's very likely that AO 2010 was his last career title.

I am getting tired of Federer's choking abilities and noncholant attitude lately. I can stand a total beatdown but nowadays it gets so predictable to the point that you know that if Federer loses the second set he'll lose the match.

These

Auscon
06-13-2010, 02:08 PM
7 years...been a long time coming!

Great tournament for Lleyton, he must be absolutely stoked to finally get a win over Roger.

Amazing that I've been hoping he'd get one back for so long, yet I still feel bad for Roger losing. IMO he's still the fav for Wimbledon, but this loss will definitely make him a bit more nervous going into it.

Bargearse
06-13-2010, 02:09 PM
Roger wasn't great but he wasn't awful, Did you even watch the match? I'm not sure of the stats, Fed made a helluva lot of uncharacteristic (pre-January) unforced errors - not because of anything special by Hewitt. Hewitt defended well, ran down a lot of balls as he usually does, but Federer created the mess himself. It was awful to watch. The old, passionate Federer would not have blown 3 break point chances at 4 all in the 2nd set - no way, not against Hewitt who he had beaten 15 times straight. He would have broken Hewitt, served out the match & had his 6th Halle title. He's toast.

Aenea
06-13-2010, 02:09 PM
I can look past Estoril but Halle??? There are no more safe predictions.

Agree with this. Losing in Estoril in those rainy conditions, on clay, is one thing but losing in Halle ... on grass ... hm, I didn't expect that. Roger is still the fav for Wimbledon but I'd be a bit worried if I were his fan.

River
06-13-2010, 02:10 PM
Didn't look mature in the RG Nadal match. Some of his biggest hits were "THIS SURFACE IS F-ING PATHETIC!" "YOU WON'T SEE THIS AT WIMBLEDON!" and about 5 other uses of the F-word lol But yeah he isn't a hothead in every match.

Except he said none of that, and the ones he did say did have to do with, ahem, a french crowd that truly 'fucking sucks.' He hates clay, he said it out of loud at RG, "I hate this surface!" along with Johnny Mac going "I feel your pain, man" on commentary.

nsidhan
06-13-2010, 02:10 PM
I woke up at 6am to watch this match. And sat through the very end believing that Roger would win. What an idiot I was. Wasted my precious sleep on a Sunday morning. If Rog feels that he played a good match then he is full of shit. Not even considerate towards his fans.

Nole fan
06-13-2010, 02:15 PM
:rolleyes:

This is Federer's pattern recently. Play one decent set, then forget how to hit a forehand.

Yep. Do you realize that lately he always loses when he's up one set? No consistency anymore for Fed. :scratch:
But in slams it's a different story, I'm sure Fed will get far in Wimbledon. Right now I don't really have a clue about who's in best form... all the top 8 seem to be in shit form lately. Nadal doesn't, but he's not the favorite on grass either. It's gonna be an interesting Wimbledon this year, no one's favorite so far. Maybe Lleyton wins that one after all! Imagine... :lol:

Filo V.
06-13-2010, 02:15 PM
Did you even watch the match? I'm not sure of the stats, Fed made a helluva lot of uncharacteristic (pre-January) unforced errors - not because of anything special by Hewitt. Hewitt defended well, ran down a lot of balls as he usually does, but Federer created the mess himself. It was awful to watch. The old, passionate Federer would not have blown 3 break point chances at 4 all in the 2nd set - no way, not against Hewitt who he had beaten 15 times straight. He would have broken Hewitt, served out the match & had his 6th Halle title. He's toast.

I watched the match. He wasn't good but I don't think he was consistently awful the whole match. It was more average/below average. He wasn't playing amazing but still could have won 6-3 6-4. He got worse as Lleyton got better, which might be what you are seeing. Lleyton wanted the match more also, so in contrast Roger will look horrible. But he showed flashes of his old Roger.

MrChopin
06-13-2010, 02:15 PM
Agree with this. Losing in Estoril in those rainy conditions, on clay, is one thing but losing in Halle ... on grass ... hm, I didn't expect that. Roger is still the fav for Wimbledon but I'd be a bit worried if I were his fan.

Leave the worrying to us. You worry about Nadal and the impending post-RG walkabout.

10is-
06-13-2010, 02:17 PM
Anyone think that losing to Hewitt on his favorite surface might finally (!) Finally (!!)FINALLY (!!!) wake Roger up to the fact that he has to compensate for his loss of speed, movement, agility, timing and footwark on account of aging by overhauling some aspects of his game. Get a bigger racquet and bulk up maybe?

allpro
06-13-2010, 02:17 PM
http://www.uzoj.com/emoticons-smilies/3d%20animated%20and%20big%20emoticons%20and%20smil ies/Large%20JvP%20pack/emot19.gif http://www.funnypictures24.com/funny2/funnysmiley30.gif

two hip surgeries later and yet he still manages to beat the swiss miss...........

it's official: federer is a walking vagina :haha: :haha:

Aenea
06-13-2010, 02:18 PM
Leave the worrying to us. You worry about Nadal and the impending post-RG walkabout.

:cuckoo:
attacking a very polite comment :silly: time to get you back on my ignore list

Yashirobai
06-13-2010, 02:18 PM
It is remarkable that Hewitt has never lost a final on grass (7-0 record). The guy has beaten Sampras, Henman or Federer in some of those finals - and of course, he won Wimbledon as well.

lurker
06-13-2010, 02:19 PM
Nobody beats Lleyton Hewitt 16 times in a row!!!! :lol:

Great job Lleyton! I wish I could have seen this match. I had seen him play an earlier match in Halle on grass, where he has excellent movement and can stay low to the ground to generate his strokes. His return of serve and passing shots were reaching 2001 levels, so I thought if he ever had a chance against Fed, it was here during a year year when Fed has been losing in every non Slam tourney.

arm
06-13-2010, 02:19 PM
You guys know that aging is normal, right? :shrug: can't win forever.

JanKowalski
06-13-2010, 02:22 PM
:facepalm: at the usual MTF overreaction and some idiotic comments in this thread
Lleyton played really well, he deserved the title.
Roger didn't even seem unhappy that Lleyton finally managed to beat him.
Roger still the biggest favourite to win Wimbledon.

Nidhogg
06-13-2010, 02:23 PM
Well deserved. Federer was nowhere near sharp enough to get the job done.

fran70
06-13-2010, 02:23 PM
It wasn`t a great played match but the remarkable point is the victory for Lleyton . His determination is still admirable :worship:. It was not one of those days for Roger. One of the points to remark aswell was the bad condition of the court compared to past years :eek:.

dj_mercury
06-13-2010, 02:23 PM
You guys know that aging is normal, right? :shrug: can't win forever.

Yeah, you are right, Hewitt is the next Tennis rising star. Federer can't compete against the fresh legs of the youngsters.

Langers
06-13-2010, 02:24 PM
Terrific match, AWESOME LLEYTS!! :worship:

allpro
06-13-2010, 02:25 PM
:bowdown: :bowdown: LLEYTON! http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/angry/punch.gif http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/angry/punch.gif

http://www.cosgan.de/images/midi/froehlich/k005.gif http://www.cosgan.de/images/midi/figuren/h040.gif http://www.cosgan.de/images/midi/froehlich/k005.gif

arm
06-13-2010, 02:26 PM
Yeah, you are right, Hewitt is the next Tennis rising star. Federer can't compete against the fresh legs of the youngsters.

Not really my point. Actually, not my point at all.

Audacity
06-13-2010, 02:26 PM
So happy for Lleyton. The belief is still there..what a great win for his confidence.

By the way, my thread title, yet someone else is OP. Go figure.

silverarrows
06-13-2010, 02:26 PM
Nothings change. Fed will still destroy the field at SW19.

Langers
06-13-2010, 02:28 PM
This Halle event looks like a joke, exhibition to be honest. That clown interviewer. Everything looks bush league
Your posts are bush league.

star
06-13-2010, 02:29 PM
CONGRATULATIONS LLEYTON!


:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:


It's been a long time coming. Lleyton is all heart and courage and class. :worship:

mark73
06-13-2010, 02:31 PM
Wow. Fans and haters alike saying federer is finished. :lol: This year he won the first grand slam easily and got to the quarters of the french. Oh ya hes finished. :cuckoo:

Sampras at feds age went on to win two more grand slams and he was no higher in the rankings. Also Fed is still second in the ATP race. Yes hes not as good as he used to be but hes still damn good. :rolleyes:

dj_mercury
06-13-2010, 02:31 PM
Not really my point. Actually, not my point at all.

What's your point? He is 28 years old, playing a 3 set match on his favorite surface against a player of his generation that he has almost always dominated in the past 15 meetings. Sure, he cannot keep winning with the same consistency as before, but nothing changes that this is a really bad defeat. This doesn't mean he is finished or anything, that would obviously be overreacting.

shawshank
06-13-2010, 02:35 PM
What a nice day for tennis. Hewitt winning again against big guys! Congrats for that!
7th tournament in a row without a title for Federer :) Sounds great to me!
We all know that Rafa just wanted to have some match practice in Queens so he tanked against Feli. Meanwhile, Roger wanted to continue his great streak in Halle and he still lost :) It shows that he is number two!

Persimmon
06-13-2010, 02:36 PM
Congrats, Hewitt. :yeah:

arm
06-13-2010, 02:36 PM
What's your point? He is 28 years old, playing a 3 set match on his favorite surface against a player of his generation that he has almost always dominated in the past 15 meetings. Sure, he cannot keep winning with the same consistency as before, but nothing changes that this is a really bad defeat.

So is he done? I have no idea. I even have no idea what "being done" means. Sure his best years are far gone, but that for me is far from meaning he is done. And even if he really is "done", why so much drama? The guy is the best playere ever, he is 28, one day it would all have to end. I just wish people would either: a) stop overreacting by saying he is done just because he lost another match, or b) realize that even if he really is done, it's no big deal.

Corey Feldman
06-13-2010, 02:36 PM
third time Fed has crumbled in a Final when he's had chance to win a tournament 6 times in a row

Persimmon
06-13-2010, 02:38 PM
Nothings change. Fed will still destroy the field at SW19.

Agreed.:wavey:

River
06-13-2010, 02:39 PM
Wow. Fans and haters alike saying federer is finished. :lol: This year he won the first grand slam easily and got to the quarters of the french. Oh ya hes finished. :cuckoo:

What's it got to take for you to realize the guy's no longer who he used to be? A loss in the 3rd Round of Wimby against a nobody, or do I have to listen to the same excuses again.

The Aussie Open was already 6 months ago. Right after that he gets pounded by nobodies and got his ass handed to him at the French by a player who in turn got pounded by Nadal.

THEN the excuse was he was still the king of grass.

THEN he lost to Hewitt who was playing awesome while Federer played like crap. And you still defend this guy? I'm not going to spend money to watch the Greatest of All-Time play a BS match.

Doesn't matter how much Federer sucked. He lost, on /his/ surface, in a tournament where he pretty much had no equal. As I said, if he's so good at Grand Slams, then don't come to these smaller tournaments anymore if you're not going to try. Give it to someone who wants it more than this guy.

Bargearse
06-13-2010, 02:39 PM
I watched the match. He wasn't good but I don't think he was consistently awful the whole match. It was more average/below average. He wasn't playing amazing but still could have won 6-3 6-4. He got worse as Lleyton got better, which might be what you are seeing. Lleyton wanted the match more also, so in contrast Roger will look horrible. But he showed flashes of his old Roger.

Maybe I'd better get my tired old eyes examined, because I didn't see it like that. He was consistently good until the 2nd set tiebreaker and consistently shithouse from that point on. Fed must have thought Hewitt would choke or something. Hewitt only had to keep the ball in play with a bit of depth & he did that well enough to get the job done against a guy who played with no idea out there. Federer isn't done yet, but someone needs to get up him & get him in gear or he's going to struggle at Wimbledon.

Persimmon
06-13-2010, 02:40 PM
Wow. Fans and haters alike saying federer is finished. :lol: This year he won the first grand slam easily and got to the quarters of the french. Oh ya hes finished. :cuckoo:

Sampras at feds age went on to win two more grand slams and he was no higher in the rankings. Also Fed is still second in the ATP race. Yes hes not as good as he used to be but hes still damn good. :rolleyes:

Exactly. Fed could still win Wimbledon and USO this year.:wavey:

Har-Tru
06-13-2010, 02:41 PM
Hewitt joins Michael Stich as the only players to have won Queen's and Halle.

thalle
06-13-2010, 02:42 PM
aww Lleyton! You just proved why you've been my undeniable fave for 10 years. I am proud to be a fan! You're such a fighter and a truely great inspiration. Well done and well deserved!

star
06-13-2010, 02:44 PM
Anyone think that losing to Hewitt on his favorite surface might finally (!) Finally (!!)FINALLY (!!!) wake Roger up to the fact that he has to compensate for his loss of speed, movement, agility, timing and footwark on account of aging by overhauling some aspects of his game. Get a bigger racquet and bulk up maybe?

Bulking up?? That's hardly going to improve his speed.

It is remarkable that Hewitt has never lost a final on grass (7-0 record). The guy has beaten Sampras, Henman or Federer in some of those - and of course, he won Wimbledon as well.

I did not know this. Thanks for the interesting stat.

You guys know that aging is normal, right? :shrug: can't win forever.

Very true. Can't win everything anymore, but still is a threat to win everything. That's better than the vast majority of players.

You're right but all Hewitt needed to do is defend, keep the ball in play & wait for a wild error from Federer. Federer was terrible from the 2nd tiebreaker on. If I were a spectator, I would have been afraid of getting hit by one of his errant shots. It's truly annoying to watch Federer anymore - he has no plan B if he's losing, no other gear to switch to. He continually runs around that backhand exposing the line which Hewitt exploited well as his backhand is solid. He returned serve well enough too.

Hewitt was very good today no doubt, but Federer was also really bad.:mad:

Yeah. That's not quite how Hewitt played. He pounded the backhand and looked for an opportunity to hit to the forehand to get Fed on the move running to hit his forehand. He was exploiting Fed's recent loss of foot speed. Of course, Federer made other errors, but Hewitt wasn't simply "waiting" for the errors.

I woke up at 6am to watch this match. And sat through the very end believing that Roger would win. What an idiot I was. Wasted my precious sleep on a Sunday morning. If Rog feels that he played a good match then he is full of shit. Not even considerate towards his fans.

Nonsense! You should be out of bed by 6 on a weekend anyway. :rolleyes:

Etern
06-13-2010, 02:44 PM
I did not see that one coming. Must be great for Hewitt, congrats

malisha
06-13-2010, 02:45 PM
congrats Rusty

Arkulari
06-13-2010, 02:48 PM
Roger lost a match against someone who excels on grass courts.

that's all that happened.

This

I didn't watch the match but oh well, he lost and I hope it wasn't so clownish :lol:

Roger is still the main favourite for Wimbledon :)

star
06-13-2010, 02:49 PM
This

I didn't watch the match but oh well, he lost and I hope it wasn't so clownish :lol:

Roger is still the main favourite for Wimbledon :)

That's pretty much what he said at his on court interview. :lol:

Yashirobai
06-13-2010, 02:49 PM
Hewitt joins Michael Stich as the only players to have won Queen's and Halle.

Right.

And Hewitt also won 's-Hertogenbosch in 2001, so I wonder: is there any other player who has ever won at least three of the tune-up events before Wimbledon?

10is-
06-13-2010, 02:51 PM
Bulking up?? That's hardly going to improve his speed.

No, but he'll at least be able to generate more (crude) power ala Del Potro or Soderling off the ground rather than relying on skillful footwork, timing and precision generated (rythmic) power, enabling him to win quicker points. Sacrifice flexbility for muscle is what I advise, But moreso a bigger racquet head.

Sophocles
06-13-2010, 02:52 PM
Yeah. That's not quite how Hewitt played. He pounded the backhand and looked for an opportunity to hit to the forehand to get Fed on the move running to hit his forehand. He was exploiting Fed's recent loss of foot speed. Of course, Federer made other errors, but Hewitt wasn't simply "waiting" for the errors.

Exactly. Hewitt played a smart match & executed his game plan very well.

I do miss the Federer who used to hit scorching cross-court winners at will when pushed wide on his forehand side.

Jaz
06-13-2010, 02:55 PM
Federer was very slow in his movement. Really muggy match. Don't know what happened there.

Persimmon
06-13-2010, 02:55 PM
Federer is still the favorite for Wimbledon though, and should most likely win it.

From the baseline, Federer's game has declined and needs his serve to be clicking for him to win his matches. He should be able to beat most players still and reach the final again. However, if it is a Nadal - Federer final, I am 100% certain Nadal will beat him, again.

I'm sure Nadal won't reach the Wimbledon finals, he will lose to a Murray or a Roddick. So Roger will win Wimbledon.:wavey:

Corey Feldman
06-13-2010, 02:57 PM
one thing is for sure, this is Fed's worst season since 02, 01

ppl keep writing off these type of losses with he lost, so what, means nothing for the GS's

.....like they were saying how losing to Montanes in Estoril wouldnt mean his worst GS result for 6 years at French Open in a few weeks time

careergrandslam
06-13-2010, 02:58 PM
What's it got to take for you to realize the guy's no longer who he used to be? A loss in the 3rd Round of Wimby against a nobody, or do I have to listen to the same excuses again.

The Aussie Open was already 6 months ago. Right after that he gets pounded by nobodies and got his ass handed to him at the French by a player who in turn got pounded by Nadal.

THEN the excuse was he was still the king of grass.

THEN he lost to Hewitt who was playing awesome while Federer played like crap. And you still defend this guy? I'm not going to spend money to watch the Greatest of All-Time play a BS match.

Doesn't matter how much Federer sucked. He lost, on /his/ surface, in a tournament where he pretty much had no equal. As I said, if he's so good at Grand Slams, then don't come to these smaller tournaments anymore if you're not going to try. Give it to someone who wants it more than this guy.

watch it....if u criticize ur favourite player here, u get accused of being a hater and all sorts of other ridiculous things(like i have been accused).
ur either a hater or blind tard here in this forum.
apparently u cant be objective and give an honest opinion.

anyway, hewitt pushed rafa at roland garros this year and now beat the great one on grass.....wow.
hewitt will be dangerous at wimbledon.

Noleta
06-13-2010, 03:02 PM
Hewitt:yeah:

Roger:sad::hug:

Sillyrabbit
06-13-2010, 03:08 PM
There just is no grey area for some people, he's either the best thing in the world or the worst tennis mug ever.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-13-2010, 03:09 PM
Come on Lleyton! :rocker2:

MrChopin
06-13-2010, 03:10 PM
No, but he'll at least be able to generate more (crude) power ala Del Potro or Soderling off the ground rather than relying on skillful footwork, timing and precision generated (rythmic) power, enabling him to win quicker points. Sacrifice flexbility for muscle is what I advise, But moreso a bigger racquet head.

This has been discussed off and on since the double Canas loss of '07. Fed isn't going to completely change his game and keep winning the way he was 04-06. Movement is like 75% of tennis, and in that aspect, Fed was unparalleled in all of history. Giving him a bigger racket isn't going to compensate for the loss of advantage that now plagues his cob-webbed legs. Fed's left arm would break in two if he lifted anything heavier than a tennis ball, so there's also no hope of getting into the weight room.

born_on_clay
06-13-2010, 03:10 PM
Rusty, great result :D

joplin
06-13-2010, 03:12 PM
Nothings change. Fed will still destroy the field at SW19.

just tipical Fedtard writing, last year he stole the title from roddick (with nadal missing), and three years before had a lot of trouble against nadal.

nadal will win this years wimbledon, with a-rod and hewitt being my alternatives to do so. fed is nowhere close to 2003 and 2004 form

Jaz
06-13-2010, 03:15 PM
just tipical Fedtard writing, last year he stole the title from roddick (with nadal missing), and three years before had a lot of trouble against nadal.

nadal will win this years wimbledon, with a-rod and hewitt being my alternatives to do so. fed is nowhere close to 2003 and 2004 form

"stole" the title? Nadal was injured. Not Federers fault. Roddick wasn't fit enough. Not Federers fault.

The end.

Corey Feldman
06-13-2010, 03:15 PM
Sampras said one of his biggest regrets was not trying a bigger racquet in last few years of his career

Priam
06-13-2010, 03:18 PM
Congrats LLeyton! Wimby 2010 champ.




Federer in 3 straight next time they meet.

star
06-13-2010, 03:18 PM
What a nice day for tennis. Hewitt winning again against big guys! Congrats for that!
7th tournament in a row without a title for Federer :) Sounds great to me!
We all know that Rafa just wanted to have some match practice in Queens so he tanked against Feli. Meanwhile, Roger wanted to continue his great streak in Halle and he still lost :) It shows that he is number two!

Remember Sampras had something like a 30 tournament losing streak before he won the USO. :)

So is he done? I have no idea. I even have no idea what "being done" means. Sure his best years are far gone, but that for me is far from meaning he is done. And even if he really is "done", why so much drama? The guy is the best playere ever, he is 28, one day it would all have to end. I just wish people would either: a) stop overreacting by saying he is done just because he lost another match, or b) realize that even if he really is done, it's no big deal.

Nearly 29.

Hewitt joins Michael Stich as the only players to have won Queen's and Halle.

:banana: :banana:

I'm sure Nadal won't reach the Wimbledon finals, he will lose to a Murray or a Roddick. So Roger will win Wimbledon.:wavey:

:yeah:

Edith09
06-13-2010, 03:21 PM
Wow. Unexpected.

MrChopin
06-13-2010, 03:24 PM
Sampras said one of his biggest regrets was not trying a bigger racquet in last few years of his career

Yeah but Sampras also thought he could come back and win Wimbledon because of his exhos with Fed in 07-08.

Johnny Groove
06-13-2010, 03:38 PM
Hewitt!!!! :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:

Fuck yeah!

star
06-13-2010, 03:39 PM
This has been discussed off and on since the double Canas loss of '07. Fed isn't going to completely change his game and keep winning the way he was 04-06. Movement is like 75% of tennis, and in that aspect, Fed was unparalleled in all of history. Giving him a bigger racket isn't going to compensate for the loss of advantage that now plagues his cob-webbed legs. Fed's left arm would break in two if he lifted anything heavier than a tennis ball, so there's also no hope of getting into the weight room.

One of the things Federer did brilliantly is to protect his weakness, his backhand, and his foot speed was crucial. I think he's lost some confidence in being able to run around his backhand and drill the forehand. He can still do it, but not to the extent he once did, and not with the assurance he will actually get all the way around. So, it's a little easier to get him stuck there. What surprises me is that he seems to have lost some sting and accuracy on his running forehand. That was a shot Sampras seemed to keep even into his declining years.

But more important, I think, for Federer is the ability to kick it into gear as he once used to. He could play half assed and then pull it out when ever he wanted. I don't know if that's motivation. Anyway, I do think Federer is still motivated to win at slams, and he will dig deep to do so. The guy likes to win.

I wonder about his Wimby costume this year.

roberthenman
06-13-2010, 03:48 PM
Come On :rocker:

Commander Data
06-13-2010, 03:54 PM
Fed's left arm would break in two if he lifted anything heavier than a tennis ball,

:lol: his left arm is really extremly thin.

Art&Soul
06-13-2010, 03:57 PM
Rogelio :sad: You fool :sad:

raahaat7
06-13-2010, 04:00 PM
Hewitt winning d title is a great news for his fans. But Roger losing means nothing. He should be back at wimby with full force.

l_mac
06-13-2010, 04:03 PM
But in slams it's a different story, I'm sure Fed will get far in Wimbledon. Right now I don't really have a clue about who's in best form... all the top 8 seem to be in shit form lately. Nadal doesn't, but he's not the favorite on grass either. It's gonna be an interesting Wimbledon this year, no one's favorite so far. Maybe Lleyton wins that one after all! Imagine... :lol:

Nadal isn't a favourite on grass?

:lol:

The only player more of a favourite for Wimbledon is Federer.
third time Fed has crumbled in a Final when he's had chance to win a tournament 6 times in a row
:hug:
Fed's left arm would break in two if he lifted anything heavier than a tennis ball, so there's also no hope of getting into the weight room.

:lol:

Very distressed about your avatar.

Johnny Groove
06-13-2010, 04:06 PM
Makes Wimbledon verrrry interesting.

Eeeeexcellent.

http://bxtr.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/mr-burns.jpg

l_mac
06-13-2010, 04:11 PM
Makes Wimbledon verrrry interesting.

Eeeeexcellent.


He's no more likely to lose at Wimbledon than he was before he played today.

habibko
06-13-2010, 04:11 PM
before the match some people is saying some things.. "Hewitt has no weapons to beat Federer, no forehand, no backhand, no serve, no passing shot, no nothing" blablabla. but do you watch the match? Ouuuu, ouuuuuuu what a match! Great, greaat Lleyton! He do it like old times! and in the end - come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!

it's always a question of Federer making his shots against Hewitt, if Fed's forehand is off he can lose to many players on tour.

you probably need to watch their AO match earlier this year, or even better the last 15 matches they played.

Johnny Groove
06-13-2010, 04:12 PM
He's no more likely to lose at Wimbledon than he was before he played today.

Oh I know.

Fed is w/o a doubt the #1 fave for Wimbledon.

The fact that Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, and Roddick all lost this week throws a monkey wrench into the Wimbledon prediction machine.

allpro
06-13-2010, 04:20 PM
it appears the fedtards are in total self-immolation mode now :lol: :smash:

Vida
06-13-2010, 04:21 PM
mentally stronger player wins.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
06-13-2010, 04:23 PM
I'm sure Nadal won't reach the Wimbledon finals, he will lose to a Murray or a Roddick. So Roger will win Wimbledon.:wavey:

I think that is what people call a "non-sequitur."

Topspin Forehand
06-13-2010, 04:31 PM
Federer is officially done. Thank God.

feuselino
06-13-2010, 04:40 PM
Great win for Hewitt!
Roger will be fine for Wimbledon, no doubt.

acionescu
06-13-2010, 04:44 PM
I wonder about his Wimby costume this year.

That's all that matter at this point :rocker:

Federer is officially done. Thank God.

:lol:

CmonAussie
06-13-2010, 04:45 PM
This is the attitude that makes Hewitt a legend [mind over matter]~ his quote about Federer: “Roger is a great player and a great champion and every time you step on court against him, you are the underdog on every surface,” Hewitt said. “(But) it doesn’t matter how big a favorite you are. He still only has two arms an...d two legs.”

JeffCandoi
06-13-2010, 04:46 PM
Hewitt :yeah: good to see he is still winning :D

mark73
06-13-2010, 04:52 PM
The sky is falling, the sky is falling!!! :scared:

rocketassist
06-13-2010, 05:02 PM
it's always a question of Federer making his shots against Hewitt, if Fed's forehand is off he can lose to many players on tour.

you probably need to watch their AO match earlier this year, or even better the last 15 matches they played.

This, to an extent. When Fed's forehand is on he will win, but when it's shanky and shit he will lose to the Del Ponys of this world.

ShotmaKer
06-13-2010, 05:02 PM
There just is no grey area for some people, he's either the best thing in the world or the worst tennis mug ever.

this. and pmsl at the fedhaters in this thread.

good job Yuweet.

Geo
06-13-2010, 05:13 PM
:spit: wow. that's a choke :o I was starting to think Hewitt would never defeat Federer again, given the 15 match streak :lol:

as long as Federer does his job in stopping Roddick/Murray from winning Wimbledon I'll be happy :angel:

christallh24
06-13-2010, 05:43 PM
if that is truly why he lost, just to watch the world cup, then he will have plenty of time to watch the world cup when he loses 1st round of wimbledon to some mug! he is a tennis player, his job is to play tennis, not lose early to go and watch the world cup.

queens is a very important event, especially for nadal because he won wimbledon after he won queens in 2008 and rafa is a momentum player.
he didnt win wimbledon when he didnt win queens in 2006 and 2007.
rafa needs more match play in order to perform well at grand slams than federer.


this is due to federer's incredible ability to just turn it on at the slams, he doesnt need alot of match play because he has dominance over the ATP tour, rafa doesnt have dominance over the ATP tour. rafa's fame is for being the king of clay and his big wins over federer, he hasnt dominated the ATP tour like past great players have.

he couldnt even beat lopez on his 2nd favourite surface for god sakes.couldnt even take a set off him. i dont think his team is giving him the best advice, im not sure about that fransisco roig guy, everytime he coaches rafa, rafa ends up losing some shockers. all this lopez loss does, is give confidence to other players that they can beat rafa and that makes things that much harder for rafa in big tournaments. when u are dominating the tour, u gotta keep ur foot on their throat and never let up.

rafa lost to djokovic in 2008 cincinnati ending his 32 match winning streak and then lost the very next tournament to murray at the US open(and struggled in all of the matches) because it gave players belief and didnt win a title after that point for the rest of the season.

same thing happened to federer in 2008 after his loss to djokovic at the aussie open. players got belief to beat federer thinking he was vulnerable and beatable, that aura of invincibility was shattered.


*snaps fingers* Oh, golly gee shucks! Was this the wrong thread?:wavey:

guga2120
06-13-2010, 05:49 PM
Great result for many reasons. You have to happy for Lleyton coming back and winning like this.

Mechlan
06-13-2010, 05:50 PM
Good for this game. Keep it up Llegs.

Federer, make sure the good Federer turns up for Wimbledon.

heya
06-13-2010, 05:51 PM
Hewitt & Roddick had no lives between 2004-2008.
Safin rarely won titles until he retired.
So-called heroes Djokovic,
Murray & Gasquet
needed
the loudmouth
Federer apologist Roddick to help them win.
Federer was given media licking
as well as 45+ trophy gifts,
yet it's considered
a newsworthy thing
for Federer to lose with
boring, arrogant play...

rafa_maniac
06-13-2010, 06:00 PM
So happy for Hewitt, this has been a very long time coming :bigcry:

Still expect to see Federer in the Wimbledon final no problems.

HKz
06-13-2010, 06:08 PM
Great final, good for Lleyton.

justsumma
06-13-2010, 06:12 PM
Gloryhunters getting exposed left and right. The Bitch and her aficionados rubbing it in...:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

FedFan
06-13-2010, 06:16 PM
Had a good laugh at a comment on the Rf.forum.com:

"For the most part, the folks in Roger's box look like they're attending a lecture on penguin migration in the artic." :lol:

luie
06-13-2010, 06:16 PM
Federer's REAL decline as a top player is starting,no question about it now.He just can't take advantage of countless oppotunities in matches & even slams & get away with it now.Nadull the favorite for Wimbledon imo.

BaselineSmash
06-13-2010, 06:17 PM
Some surprise, notwithstanding even Petzschner had Fed "scared" in their semi.

Hewitt was great at SW19 last year, here's hoping for more of the same and-hopefully-a much deserved reprieve in the draw.

danieln1
06-13-2010, 06:17 PM
WTF?????

Anyway, Roger must have had an off day and Hewitt played the match of his life I guess..

Pistolero
06-13-2010, 06:19 PM
:eek:






Lleyton:clap2:

RIboy
06-13-2010, 06:22 PM
aussie aussie aussie oye oye oye

:clap2::clap2::clap2:

Ouragan
06-13-2010, 06:24 PM
So happy for the Aussie, who now knows he still has some relevance.

FedFan
06-13-2010, 06:31 PM
Roger was more concentrated on watching football, than playing tennis. He already has some problems in the ear after hearing vuvuzelas: ;)

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Persimmon
06-13-2010, 06:43 PM
as long as Federer does his job in stopping Roddick/Murray from winning Wimbledon I'll be happy :angel:

That's my predicted Wimbledon final this year: Federer defeats either Murray/Roddick in the finals.:wavey:

e476
06-13-2010, 06:48 PM
:haha:

barbadosan
06-13-2010, 06:51 PM
Congrats Lleyton. Even as a Fed fan I feel happy for Hewitt. He has fought so gamely in their 17 matches he lost to Fed, that I simply can't begrudge him this win.

dabeast
06-13-2010, 06:56 PM
What a nice day for tennis. Hewitt winning again against big guys! Congrats for that!
7th tournament in a row without a title for Federer :) Sounds great to me!
We all know that Rafa just wanted to have some match practice in Queens so he tanked against Feli. Meanwhile, Roger wanted to continue his great streak in Halle and he still lost :) It shows that he is number two!

^^ What a loser.

Fucking pissed at Roger, he could learn a thing or two from Hewitt's fighting spirit. Well done Hewitt, totally deserved to win.

straitup
06-13-2010, 07:01 PM
Well done Lleyton! Even if Fed may not have been at the top of his game, it still takes a remarkable effort to beat him on grass. Tough not to root for the guy at this stage of his career

Federer will be fine

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-13-2010, 07:21 PM
Ballet Pansy Fed cant even beat a crippled Hewitt

Pathetic time to retire or Nadal will triple bagel the old man the next time they meet.

Sapeod
06-13-2010, 07:23 PM
Ballet Pansy Fed cant even beat a crippled Hewitt

Pathetic time to retire or Nadal will triple bagel the old man the next time they meet.
Federer loses to 2 time GS champion Hewitt, while Nadull loses to 2 time GS quarterfinalist Lopez :yeah:

MIMIC
06-13-2010, 07:48 PM
You have got to be kidding me :spit:

Federerhingis
06-13-2010, 07:59 PM
:eek:

Tsonga 6-7(5) 6-1 6-7(3)
Del Potro 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4 6-7(4) 2-6
Benneteau 6-3 6-7(4) 4-6
Davydenko 2-6 6-4 5-7
Baghdatis 7-5 5-7 6-7(4)
Berdych 4-6 7-6(3) 6-7(6)
Gulbis 6-2 1-6 5-7
Hewitt 6-3 6-7(4) 4-6

8 tight defeats within 12 months. I don't think any other former No. 1 lost so many tight matches during such a short period.

Roger was never known for his fighting abilities, and with his decline, slower movement the 3 set format does not allow him to regroup on time against good players that have a fighting spirit. As sad as that sounds, it's the reality of matters, I am glad I can now continue to enjoy tennis despite Rogers success or lack of success. :D

dabeast
06-13-2010, 08:03 PM
Ballet Pansy Fed cant even beat a crippled Hewitt

Pathetic time to retire or Nadal will triple bagel the old man the next time they meet.

dude, you're the only Nadaltard that makes me laugh. Unintentional but reading your shit is the only good thing about a Fed loss. Keep it going...:cool:

Ozone
06-13-2010, 08:05 PM
Federer loses to 2 time GS champion Hewitt, while Nadull loses to 2 time GS quarterfinalist Lopez :yeah:
:worship:

Nooooooo not another Fed career ending thread. Have fun in about 3 weeks thread maker, after Federer wins Wimbledon. A shame people are so nieve that they say Fed maybe done after breezing to the final and Hewitt barely winning.

l_mac
06-13-2010, 08:06 PM
nieve

Spellcheck.

that they say Fed maybe done after breezing to the final and Hewitt barely winning.

Federer struggled yesterday with Petzschner.

Ozone
06-13-2010, 08:07 PM
..when will people start realizing that majors are the only thing that's important??

Ozone
06-13-2010, 08:11 PM
Spellcheck.



Federer struggled ysterday with Petzschner.

Cute.

Petzschner has great results on grass. His game is good for it. I'd consider a straight set win pretty good.

l_mac
06-13-2010, 08:12 PM
Petzschner has great results on grass. His game is good for it. I'd consider a straight set win pretty good.

But if you'd watched it you'd know it wasn't a breeze, which is what you originally said. :yeah:

n8
06-13-2010, 08:15 PM
Hewitt now has a top 16 seeding for Wimbledon.

Ozone
06-13-2010, 08:16 PM
But if you'd watched it you'd know it wasn't a breeze, which is what you originally said. :yeah:
Pets beat Baggy, and 2 huge servers on grass. I watched the 2nd set. You are just on this thread because Rafa lost to a clay-courter in the quarters:hug: Stick to clay

Getta
06-13-2010, 08:24 PM
Pets beat Baggy

Baggy played that match as if his mind was elsewhere. he was downright awful.

ChinoRios4Ever
06-13-2010, 08:29 PM
fucking yeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssss Lleyton!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

ossie
06-13-2010, 08:33 PM
just 16 pages? you disappoint me mtf

A_Skywalker
06-13-2010, 08:39 PM
Pets beat Baggy, and 2 huge servers on grass. I watched the 2nd set. You are just on this thread because Rafa lost to a clay-courter in the quarters:hug: Stick to clay

What are you smoking?

Roddickominator
06-13-2010, 08:45 PM
I would have put all the money in the world on Federer winning this one....and i'd have been an idiot. Can't believe I woke up today and saw this result. Congrats to Hewitt...old Llegs still has some juice in him.

star
06-13-2010, 08:51 PM
just 16 pages? you disappoint me mtf



6 by my count.

You need to change your preferences on your user cp

star
06-13-2010, 08:52 PM
What are you smoking?

Just a little ethnic profiling going on. :lol:

Eden
06-13-2010, 09:00 PM
Congrats to Lleyton (even though I applauded his achievement already live earlier today ;)) :yeah: He played a very good match today and won deserved in the end, even though it wouldn't have been a surprise to see Roger winning in 2, when he had 3 BPs on Lleytons serve in the 2nd set.
Lleyton had lots of chances for a double-break in the 3rd and Roger could have also broken back in that set.
The crowd really enjoyed to see the match in the stadium and just as people on MTF they don't mind it to see a new winner once in a while ;)
The mutual respect between Roger and Lleyton was great to see :)

christallh24
06-13-2010, 09:07 PM
Still better than losing to freaking Lopez.

But...but Rogies the G.O.A.T. What should it matter who is loses to?

Actually this will not have an impact for Wimbledon, Roger will still be too good for Hewitt if they meet again.

Of course it won't have an impact. Just like if Rafa meets Feli at Wimbledon, I'm thinking it wouldn't be the same outcome.

He just had a bad day at the office

Yes. All players do. Except some aren't allowed to brush their bad days aside.

He still will win Wimbledon :lol:

Oh, most likely.

:eek:

Tsonga 6-7(5) 6-1 6-7(3)
Del Potro 6-3 6-7(5) 6-4 6-7(4) 2-6
Benneteau 6-3 6-7(4) 4-6
Davydenko 2-6 6-4 5-7
Baghdatis 7-5 5-7 6-7(4)
Berdych 4-6 7-6(3) 6-7(6)
Gulbis 6-2 1-6 5-7
Hewitt 6-3 6-7(4) 4-6

8 tight defeats within 12 months. I don't think any other former No. 1 lost so many tight matches during such a short period.

Voo:worship::bowdown::worship::bowdown: Awesome stats.

Oh, wow Rog.:tape: But I'm sure we will be seeing you at the Wimbly Final, anyway. Most likely beating baby Rafito to mush.:awww::sobbing: Or my all-time nightmare, beating Nole on the way to beating Rafito to mush.:bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:

Getta
06-13-2010, 09:08 PM
Just a little ethnic profiling going on. :lol:

reminds me of the bozos that insist on labeling the current generation of Argies as clay-court players. by making that rule whose infraction creates deviance, Nalbandian and Delpo are outsiders... so pretty it might be true.

Björki
06-13-2010, 09:09 PM
:eek:

Congrats LLegs :yeah:

Ozone
06-13-2010, 09:10 PM
What are you smoking?
Whatever. He's Spanish.

Jimnik
06-13-2010, 09:14 PM
The last of Fed's fortresses is finally taken down. If he can't be invincible in Halle, where can he be invincible?

Once again this confirms how seriously the top Wimbledon contenders take these World Tour 250 events. Federer would have lost earlier if he had Fish or Lopez in the quarters. Absolute scandal what the ATP have done to Queens and Halle.

Polikarpov
06-13-2010, 09:19 PM
Well done, Rogelio. Well done.

Now win Wimbledon.

star
06-13-2010, 09:24 PM
The last of Fed's fortresses is finally taken down. If he can't be invincible in Halle, where can he be invincible?

Once again this confirms how seriously the top Wimbledon contenders take these World Tour 250 events. Federer would have lost earlier if he had Fish or Lopez in the quarters. Absolute scandal what the ATP have done to Queens and Halle.

I'm not really following that post.

Eden
06-13-2010, 09:32 PM
The last of Fed's fortresses is finally taken down. If he can't be invincible in Halle, where can he be invincible?

Once again this confirms how seriously the top Wimbledon contenders take these World Tour 250 events. Federer would have lost earlier if he had Fish or Lopez in the quarters. Absolute scandal what the ATP have done to Queens and Halle.

Roger could have lost to Gasquet and O. Rochus in previous years in Halle when he was MPs down ;)

It's useless speculation how he would have done against players who haven't been there. You can only play against the players you are going to meet on the court.

Jimnik
06-13-2010, 09:46 PM
I'm not really following that post.

Roger could have lost to Gasquet and O. Rochus in previous years in Halle when he was MPs down ;)

It's useless speculation how he would have done against players who haven't been there. You can only play against the players you are going to meet on the court.
Federer, Nadal, Murray and Roddick were not giving it their all this week. With 250 ranking points at stake, these events have become exhibition warm-ups for Wimbledon.

Bibberz
06-13-2010, 09:55 PM
No one beats Lley Lley 16 times in a row :worship:

LOL

Nobody beats Lleyton Hewitt 15,368 times in a row!

LOL

And someone has to say it but

Nobody beats Hewitt 16 times in a row :smoke:

LOL

Nobody beats Lleyton Hewitt 16 times in a row!!!! :lol:

LOL

PiggyGotRoasted
06-13-2010, 09:55 PM
Nobody loses to Roger Federer 16 times in a row

Certinfy
06-13-2010, 09:57 PM
Nobody loses to Roger Federer 16 times in a row:haha: That's a better way of putting it.

Corey Feldman
06-13-2010, 10:01 PM
i dont see how Fed wouldnt give it his all in a Final

there is no excuse for that loss no matter what ppl come up with

he choked in 2nd set and folded in 3rd set, simple as that.