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Tokyo

Gaga
10-03-2004, 05:26 PM
Lleyton play in Tokyo this week n its numer one seed !

Go Lleyton ! :kiss:

kim-fan
10-03-2004, 06:08 PM
Hewitt-Bye
Weiner- WC Motomura

Garcia-WC Suzuki
Hernych-Bye

Saulnier-Bye
Q-Thomann

Rochus-Gimelstob
T. Johansson-Bye

Srichaphan-Bye
Lu-Levy

Peya-Q
Van Scheppingen-Bye

Mello-Bye
Vacek-Saretta

Garcia Lopez-Burgsmuller
Novak-Bye
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Cañas-Bye
Carlsen-Q

Ulihrach-Okun
Nieminen-Bye

Gambill-bye
Terachi WC-Q

Q-Iwami WC
Pavel-Bye

Dent-Bye
Philippoussis-Zib

Arthurs-Lisnard
Lee-Bye

Muller-Bye
Bogomolov-Tipsarevic

Q-Morrison
Nalbandian-Bye

Corinna
10-03-2004, 08:04 PM
so good luck

Crazy_Fool
10-03-2004, 10:17 PM
Go Lleyton ;)

Gaga
10-04-2004, 04:45 PM
Thanks for the draw ! ;)

NOMAD
10-05-2004, 10:51 AM
Centre Court

Matches Start At:10:00 AM
Takao SUZUKI (JPN) vs Jan HERNYCH (CZE)

NOT BEFORE 11:00 AM
Nicole VAIDISOVA (CZE) vs Tatiana GOLOVIN (FRA)

followed by
Lleyton HEWITT (AUS) vs Glenn WEINER (USA) or Gouichi MOTOMURA (JPN)
Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS) vs Aiko NAKAMURA (JPN) or Samantha STOSUR (AUS)

Gouichi MOTOMURA (JPN)/Takahiro TERACHI (JPN) vs
Yves ALLEGRO (SUI)/Michael KOHLMANN (GER)

NOT BEFORE 6:30 PM
Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE) vs David NALBANDIAN (ARG)

Gaga
10-05-2004, 06:47 PM
Go Lleyton !!! good luck for tomorrow !

Fedex
10-05-2004, 11:36 PM
Good luck to Hewitt. Although many of you know, I am not exactly a fan of Hewitt ;), I'd much rather have him #2 in the World, so I hope he does well here to boost his chances of overtaking Roddick. He deserves it much more, because of his play on ALL surfaces, so he should end #2 imo.

mitalidas
10-06-2004, 12:58 AM
Ditto with Fedex

SomL.
10-06-2004, 08:36 AM
Lleyton won 6-0/3-6/6-1. Good luck Lleyton fo next round !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gaga
10-06-2004, 11:49 AM
Cool !!! :rolls: Good luck for the next round.
He play tommorow against T. Suzuki (Jpn)

star
10-06-2004, 12:22 PM
Oh my gosh Lleyton!

I'd much rather have Lleyton as number one in the world!!! :haha: :haha: :haha:

Dirk
10-06-2004, 12:25 PM
Come on Hewitt you have a number 2 ranking to get. If he wins this event how much close to the spot will he be?

Crazy_Fool
10-06-2004, 08:17 PM
lol@Fedex and Dirk

Now Lleyton is good for something huh?!!

Raquel
10-06-2004, 11:58 PM
Good win Lleyton :yeah:

Good Luck in the 3rd round :bounce:

NOMAD
10-07-2004, 04:55 AM
Lley won 6-7 6-2 6-4
Is Lley planning to give the local players one set to entertain local fans ;) :angel:
will have the coverage from quarterfinal:bounce:
but only delay live :(
please win it,LL:bounce:

Bibi
10-07-2004, 06:28 PM
Good luck in the next round Lleyton!!!
He's playing Saulnier next, or am I wrong??

Socket
10-07-2004, 06:49 PM
Yes, he plays Saulnier in QF, and could meet Paradorn in SF. Good luck, Lleyton!

MissPovaFan
10-07-2004, 07:41 PM
I think Hewitt should walk this tournament to be honest. Saulnier should be pretty straight forward - Srichaphan could be tough and I predict that would go to 3 sets. If it can be a Hewitt v Muller final again then Id have to go for Muller as I would win £66 :p

Socket
10-07-2004, 08:07 PM
He's going to have to get back to his summer form if he wants to win the tournament. Based on the last two matches, it doesn't look as if he's there.

Based solely on what I saw at the Legg Mason, Saulnier is more of a danger to him than Muller.

SomL.
10-08-2004, 10:45 AM
Good luck Lleyton in sami final round !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KaseyL
10-08-2004, 10:45 AM
:worship: Lleyton :worship:

He's in the semis! :yeah:


:yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

in TWO sets :p with 7-5, 6-1 he sent Saulnier packing! :D

KaseyL
10-08-2004, 10:59 AM
From the Australian newspapers, Oct. 8:

Meanwhile Hewitt, the former world No.1 and 2002 Wimbledon champion, came through a tough first set against Cyril Saulnier before overpowering the French ninth seed to win 7-5 6-1.

"I played a lot better today than my first two matches. That's pretty normal, I guess I struggle sometimes the first couple of matches after a break, not playing on hard court a few weeks," said the top seed.


From the BBC today:

Hewitt through to semis

Top seed Lleyton Hewitt will take on Jiri Novak in the semi-finals of the Japan Open after sealing a 7-5 6-1 victory over Cyril Saulnier.
Hewitt, who won this event in 2001, had a tough time in the opening set but broke the Frenchman twice in the second to seal the victory.

"It took me a few games to get on to his serve," said Hewitt.

star
10-08-2004, 12:43 PM
:yippee: Lleyton!!!

Socket
10-08-2004, 01:05 PM
Well done, Lleyton! You're 6-0 against Novak, let's keep that winning streak going! :woohoo:

kim4eva
10-08-2004, 01:22 PM
C'mon Lleyton :bounce:

Gaga
10-08-2004, 03:13 PM
cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

NOMAD
10-08-2004, 03:37 PM
AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships 2004
Order of Play
Saturday 9 October 2004

Centre Court
Matches Start At:10:00 AM
Shinobu ASAGOE (JPN)/Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO)
vs Bryanne STEWART (AUS)/Samantha STOSUR (AUS)

NOT BEFORE 11:00 AM
WOMEN'S SINGLES FINAL
Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS) vs Mashona WASHINGTON (USA)

followed by
Bohdan ULIHRACH (CZE) vs Taylor DENT (USA)

followed by
Lleyton HEWITT (AUS) vs Jiri NOVAK (CZE)

:bounce: @ LL did the lawn mower C'mon after win the first set
but :smash: for have to save five break points in the first set

Crazy_Fool
10-08-2004, 09:46 PM
Go Lleyton :D

ally_014
10-09-2004, 12:04 AM
Good luck Lleyts! :bounce:

kim4eva
10-09-2004, 03:22 AM
Geez if I had that bloody channel I would've gotten to watch this tourney :o
Anyhoo goo Lleyton

NOMAD
10-09-2004, 04:41 AM
McLeod is in Japan with LL :angel:

Hewitt, McLeod in Tokyo underwear dash
Two of Australia's top sportsmen have been forced to run into a Tokyo street in their underwear following a minor earthquake in Japan. :lol:

Tennis ace Lleyton Hewitt and Adelaide Crows AFL veteran Andrew McLeod were in a room on the 27th floor of their hotel when the tremor struck yesterday.

The pair are in Tokyo while Hewitt contests the Japan Open.

Today McLeod told the ABC that he and Hewitt dashed out of the hotel after the whole building began to sway.

"I had me boxers on and we went screaming down the road, then thought, 'Oh, we better grab a shirt'," he laughed. :lol:

On the court, Crows fan Hewitt booked his place in the Japan Open semi-finals with a straight sets win over Frenchman Cyril Saulnier.

ally_014
10-09-2004, 05:53 AM
Oh dear! :lol:

lleyki4eva
10-09-2004, 07:56 AM
:haha::lol::haha::lol:

kim-fan
10-09-2004, 09:29 AM
he lost! :eek: :(

( :lol: @ the article btw)

star
10-09-2004, 01:51 PM
Funny article!!

:sad: Lleyton.

Oh well, I guess Jiri played very well and Lleyton was a little off. I was hoping for another title for Lleyton. :(

Socket
10-09-2004, 02:15 PM
I think Star's analysis is exactly what happened. Lleyton's been below par the whole week, playing like he's still tired from the summer, physically and/or mentally. He never really seemed to be into this tournament from the get-go, dropping sets to those WCs.

I noticed that he and No. 2 Nalbandian have Yonex contracts, and Yonex is a Japanese company that is a sponsor of the tournament, so maybe Lleyton was obligated to play when he really just wanted to veg out on his couch in Adelaide and watch footy. He seems to need periods of rest throughout the year to recharge those high-energy batteries of his, so I'm hoping he takes mucho time off before Houston.

NOMAD
10-09-2004, 03:04 PM
Today Lley still seems to be rusty after coming back from his holiday.There's too many ues today.

Although his 1st serve percent is high, but I think they are not sharp enough(compare to those summer tournaments this year).Also he played patchy here and there.I guess this just what would happen when you come back from a vocation,right?

I think Lley still wants to win on the court(he looked very concentrated,and his eyes was fiery as usual),but nothing seems to be working.
When Lley won yesterday,he didn't smile at all.He looked angry instead,and angrily hit the ball in the air.(normally that act means to celebrate,but he just looked :fiery: ,like he just lost a point :confused: )I guess he was not very happy about his performance yesterday ,even he won.

This this what I think after watching the match.
Someone who watched the match can correct me if I was wrong.

NOMAD
10-09-2004, 03:46 PM
more info about the earth quake ;)
and here's a highlight video link of quaterfinal
http://sports.sina.com.cn/t/2004-10-09/22331185748.shtml

McLeod flees quake terror
By GREY MORRIS
October 10, 2004

TERRITORY AFL star Andrew McLeod thought he was "inside a pinball machine" when an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale shook the Japanese capital, Tokyo.







McLeod is in Japan to watch close mate and world No. 3 Lleyton Hewitt play in the Japan Open tennis tournament. Both men were in their 27th-floor apartments at the Le Meriden Grand Pacific Hotel when the earthquake struck last Wednesday night.

McLeod, the 1997 and 1998 Norm Smith medallist (best player AFL Grand Final), was asleep on the couch when the big tremor shook him awake.

"I thought I was in a pinball machine when the quake struck, the noise was unbelievable," McLeod told his dad Jock.

The former Darwin Buffalo, who is in his 10th season with AFL club Adelaide, ran into the street with Hewitt to escape what he thought would be a falling building.

But the Top Ender was left red-faced when he realised he was dressed only in his boxer shorts.

A quick about turn to retrieve a shirt had McLeod back on the street and contemplating his "narrow escape" only minutes later.

"It's a bit of fun now when I think back," McLeod told his dad.

"But at the time I was s...ting myself big time because the place was shaking all over."

McLeod and Hewitt, who escaped any injury, will be in Darwin next week for a "Night Of Champions" sportsman's night at Marrara's Kantilla's Function Centre.

Northern Territory News

Gaga
10-09-2004, 05:03 PM
he lost 4-6 6-4 2-6 :(

Jess
10-09-2004, 10:47 PM
:haha: @ Lleyts running around in his underwear - why weren't any photographers around ;)

ally_014
10-09-2004, 11:43 PM
I know! They're never around when you want them to be - I mean 2 of Australia's most good-looking sportsmen running around in their boxer shorts, a photo would be priceless! ;) :lol:

But seems that Tokyo wasn't the most important thing to Lleyts, cos he usually has a bit more time off after DC and he's going back to Aus for that sportsman's night thing so he probably is just recharging going into Houston.