WWW AO R1:Hewitt vs. Stebe

01-13-2012, 01:38 PM
Wow Cedrik to play on the big stage. Take him out! :)

01-13-2012, 01:54 PM
I love this draw for Stebe :hearts:

It will be only his 2nd GS main draw match (1st one at Wimby last year vs Dimitrov) and he'll play in front of 15,000 people probably in the night session and his opponent is surely not unbeatable :worship:

I'm going for the 'upset' and am going to say Stebe in 4 or 5 (but will lose the 1st set probably due to nervousness) as he'll be the fitter player.

01-13-2012, 02:03 PM
Hewitt win this in 4 sets

01-13-2012, 06:05 PM
Another German guy who will kill Bambi. :D

01-13-2012, 06:13 PM
I'm going with the youngster in 4.

01-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Rooting for Cedi to beat two ex number ones in a row :cheerleader:

01-13-2012, 06:29 PM
Should be a good match. I'm excited.

01-13-2012, 06:29 PM
Stebe in 4. Hewitt is done.

01-13-2012, 06:43 PM
Hewitt in 4.

Want a Roddick Hewitt second round match. Will be epic!!!

01-13-2012, 06:56 PM
I really want the Roddick Hewitt match, so hopefully Hewitt.

Horatio Caine
01-14-2012, 11:14 AM
I can definitely see an upset in this one, but that very much depends on whether Stebe will bring his A-game to the court.

If he does, I would question whether Hewitt could win a physical battle with him at the moment.

If he doesn't, Hewitt's sheer strength of mind will probably move him clear...and it could be a fairly comfortable win for the veteran imo.

More than likely to be a night match, which might actually favour Stebe a little. Some good performances on clay last year seemed to propel him up the rankings.

01-14-2012, 11:25 AM
Hewitt in 4 sounds about right. I think Stebe is a good shotmaker and can fight pretty good at times, but I think he will be mentally weak in important moments; and to make matters worse, the entire Aussie crowd will be against him.

That said, if Hewitt loses this -- surely he should retire because that would be pathetic. But in all honesty I want Stebe to win.

Gillouthe best
01-14-2012, 11:31 AM
Stebe in 5. He has better fitness than Rusty atm, and Lleyton has been quite a choker lately

01-14-2012, 11:35 AM
haven't seen a lot from stebe so far but i guess he's just not mature enough to rise to such an occasion. second gs match ever, aussie open, night session vs. the local hero, nah, too much for the kid. hewitt in 4.