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Hewitt gets AUS RG WC over ATP finalist Matosevic!!

Dmitry Verdasco
05-16-2012, 02:00 AM
Hewitt hasn't played a clay match since 2010.
Hewitt hasn't played a match since Davis Cup zonals earlier this year.
Hewitt is 31.

http://www.tennis.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Marinko-Matosevic-2tw-460x306.jpg

Like, come on.

Topspindoctor
05-16-2012, 02:02 AM
None of those mugs deserve a WC in RG. Both are clay clowns and have done jack shit on the surface. It's time to stop giving talentless hacks WC's into big tournaments, because they might as well be BYE for a player that draws them in first round. Slams shouldn't have BYEs.

Mark Lenders
05-16-2012, 02:07 AM
Lleyton is a legend. Enough said.

Never in a million years should a somewhat random top 100 player (at best) get a wild card ahead of one of the greatest players of the XXI century.

Caralimon
05-16-2012, 02:08 AM
None of those mugs deserve a WC in RG. Both are clay clowns and have done jack shit on the surface. It's time to stop giving talentless hacks WC's into big tournaments, because they might as well be BYE for a player that draws them in first round. Slams shouldn't have BYEs.

You are speaking as if Matosevic's and Hewitt's situations and résumés were similar. And you know they aren't, not even remotely.

Johnny Groove
05-16-2012, 02:09 AM
Matosevic should get in direct, no?

evilmindbulgaria
05-16-2012, 02:10 AM
Well, Hewitt most likely got it based on his "legend" status, but it would make much more sense if he got it for Wimbledon and USOpen where he had won before. Is he even healthy at the moment?

hipolymer
05-16-2012, 02:10 AM
Matosevic isn't even Australian.

Action Jackson
05-16-2012, 02:11 AM
Matosevic should get in direct, no?

No, he isn't top 10 on the alternates.

Asadinator
05-16-2012, 02:13 AM
:lol: Dmitry


I agree though, Matosevic clearly deserved it, even though I don't like him.

Johnny Groove
05-16-2012, 02:14 AM
No, he isn't top 10 on the alternates.

Ah yes, the 6 weeks thing. He's jumped 30 spots in the last two weeks.

At least he'll be a high seed in the qualies. If I were him, I'd look at it as a chance for some good extra points.

rocketassist
05-16-2012, 02:14 AM
Hewitt's semi-retired and going on what's probably a farewell tour now so a good decision. Wimbledon will 100% give him one as well.

Action Jackson
05-16-2012, 02:15 AM
Ah yes, the 6 weeks thing. He's jumped 30 spots in the last two weeks.

At least he'll be a high seed in the qualies. If I were him, I'd look at it as a chance for some good extra points.

Marinko got in directly at Wimbledon.

Topspindoctor
05-16-2012, 02:57 AM
You are speaking as if Matosevic's and Hewitt's situations and résumés were similar. And you know they aren't, not even remotely.

As far as I am concerned their clay resumes are the same.

Thunderfish8
05-16-2012, 03:03 AM
As far as I am concerned their clay resumes are the same.

sad, but true

156mphserve
05-16-2012, 03:37 AM
sad, but true

because Matosevic has made 2 QF at RG right?

Hewitt has a far better resume at RG, but he's at the end of his career so he probably won't do any better than Matosevic would have but it's still a good choice as it will probably be Hewitt's last RG

abraxas21
05-16-2012, 03:43 AM
:lol:

never liked the guy but it's a good thing they gave him the WC

Topspindoctor
05-16-2012, 03:44 AM
:lol:

never liked the guy but it's a good thing they gave him the WC

I hope he draws nadal in R1 to show the organizers how it's a good thing :superlol:

BroTree123
05-16-2012, 03:48 AM
Bad for tennis whenever Spewitt and Mugtosevic are mentioned in a thread.

abraxas21
05-16-2012, 03:49 AM
I hope he draws nadal in R1 to show the organizers how it's a good thing :superlol:

hewitt is 4-6 v. nadal and there was a time in which he was 4-1 (only nadal win was in 4 hard fought sets in RG 2006 - not bad for a clay mug against the so called "king of clay", uh?)

results show that a peak hewitt >>> a peak nadal. then again, pocahontas is able to beat hewitt now that he's old and coming off a ton of injuries.

Topspindoctor
05-16-2012, 03:52 AM
Hewitt is a transitional champ and a pusher. Don't dare compare him to a legend like Nadal.

Nadal at his peak >>>>>> any version of Hewitt. End of story. Even clown hater like you should be able to see it.

Hewitt is Wozniacki of ATP. Only he played in even weaker era, so he managed to grab a couple of clown slams.

abraxas21
05-16-2012, 04:01 AM
Last time hewitt and nadal met in RG was in 2009. hewitt, who was evidently off, only won 5 games and people said nadal was impressive and that he was set for another title.

nobody knew that in his next match he'd be taken out like cheap trash by robin soderling, a man nadal himself had defeated 6-1, 6-0 in rome just a few weeks before. that special match marked what probably is the biggest upset in the history if the game.

Topspindoctor
05-16-2012, 04:03 AM
Nadal was injured in 2009 RG.

Even so he could still take Hewitt to the bakery. :superlol:

Tells you a lot about his clay prowess.

abraxas21
05-16-2012, 04:07 AM
im not sure what surprises me the most. the fact that nadal always seems to be injured after a loss (if not it's the court's colour or the fans or some other excuse) or that you, clearly being a proud bogan, seem to be so against a fellow bogan like lleyton...

Topspindoctor
05-16-2012, 04:09 AM
im not sure what surprises me the most. the fact that nadal always seems to be injured after a loss (if not it's the court's colour or the fans or some other excuse) or that you, clearly being a proud bogan, seem to be so against a fellow bogan like lleyton...

If you lived in Australia and watched local TV, especially during AO, you would soon hate Hewitt as well :o

BroTree123
05-16-2012, 04:10 AM
Because it's the truth :shrug:

Asadinator
05-16-2012, 04:30 AM
Sometime i wonder, is topspindoctor and brotree123 same account...

Topspindoctor
05-16-2012, 04:34 AM
Sometime i wonder, is topspindoctor and brotree123 same account...

Uhh...no?

Our posting style is completely different and he's not even a Nadal fan.

Mods are free to check and recheck all they want. I only ever had one account on this forum and that's never gonna change.

viruzzz
05-16-2012, 04:36 AM
None of those mugs deserve a WC in RG. Both are clay clowns and have done jack shit on the surface. It's time to stop giving talentless hacks WC's into big tournaments, because they might as well be BYE for a player that draws them in first round. Slams shouldn't have BYEs.

You just can't say nothing possitive about one player, except that one called Rafael.

BroTree123
05-16-2012, 04:37 AM
If I'm still here after a year, clearly I'm not a double account.

mooncreek
05-16-2012, 05:17 AM
What makes this stupid is I'd be surprised if Hewitt is even ready to play best-of-5 at the French. I seem to recall his goal was grass season, unless I'm mixing up this year's news with last year's news.

JurajCrane
05-16-2012, 05:56 AM
You just can't say nothing possitive about one player, except that one called Rafael.

The last time MoonBallNurse said something reasonable and clever ... oh god what i am trying to search ... system error :eek:

To the topic : Hewitt just deserves it more, last time he played he reached R16 at Australian Open and won a rubber in Davis Cup. So sad he is just injury prone right now.

Time Violation
05-16-2012, 06:52 AM
BoMBSHeLL? Is this WTA forum? :o Anyway, Mare's best result on clay this year is one Q at ATP250, don't see what's the big deal about that.

iriraz
05-16-2012, 07:12 AM
He has been injured for ages and getting a WC at the French isn`t helping him at all.I wonder if he is even thinking of playing it with Wimbledon and Olympics to come.How can he survive a best of 5 set match on clay right now i wonder?

Navratil
05-16-2012, 07:32 AM
So what? Anyone surprised about that??

Henry Chinaski
05-16-2012, 07:50 AM
what's all the fuss about?

Gooch was offered the WC and decided to give it to his DC doubles partner. Nice gesture from His Royal Gingerness

Sri
05-16-2012, 08:38 AM
Pre-retirement wildcard. Every slam winner deserves them.

Audacity
05-16-2012, 08:41 AM
I don't understand why people are so surprised. Hewitt has done a huge amount for Australian tennis. Whilst it's an unfortunate situation for Marinko - he's not the only one who has broken into the top 100 after the entry deadline.

iriraz
05-16-2012, 08:48 AM
I don't understand why people are so surprised. Hewitt has done a huge amount for Australian tennis. Whilst it's an unfortunate situation for Marinko - he's not the only one who has broken into the top 100 after the entry deadline.

I understand they want to give Hewitt the WC and have no problem with it but the question is,does it really help him?He hasn`t played any matches for a long time,and suddenly going best of 5 set matches on clay.He could easily pick an injury and then he has to miss Wimbledon and Olympics.
It wouldn`t surprise me if he gives the WC to someone else in the end.

james82
05-16-2012, 08:52 AM
I don't understand why people are so surprised. Hewitt has done a huge amount for Australian tennis. Whilst it's an unfortunate situation for Marinko - he's not the only one who has broken into the top 100 after the entry deadline.

hewitt hasnt played in months and he all of a sudden decides to come back at rg with 0 matches under his belt
cmon its stupid and a huge wast esp with mato in decent form
i would even perfer giving it to duckworth,mitchell,millman or even kubler

Time Violation
05-16-2012, 09:08 AM
I understand they want to give Hewitt the WC and have no problem with it but the question is,does it really help him?He hasn`t played any matches for a long time,and suddenly going best of 5 set matches on clay.He could easily pick an injury and then he has to miss Wimbledon and Olympics.
It wouldn`t surprise me if he gives the WC to someone else in the end.

At this stage of career what really helps him anyway?

born_on_clay
05-16-2012, 09:09 AM
Lleyton is a living tennis legend. He deserves this WC for sure.

duong
05-16-2012, 09:10 AM
hewitt hasnt played in months and he all of a sudden decides to come back at rg with 0 matches under his belt
cmon its stupid and a huge wast esp with mato in decent form
i would even perfer giving it to duckworth,mitchell,millman or even kubler

Hewitt has been able to reach R16 in Australia while just coming back and being slightly injured, when he reached QF in Wimbledon in 2009 he also was coming back.

And he has shown good abilities on clay in his carreer.

Matosevic just reached a QF in Houston thanks to a nice draw :rolleyes:

Besides, French people want to see Hewitt before he retires, not Matosevic ;)

duong
05-16-2012, 09:12 AM
As far as I am concerned their clay resumes are the same.

Nadal doesn't say the same : Hewitt gave him many problems when they played, even on clay.

Filo V.
05-16-2012, 09:18 AM
Hewitt>Matosevic. Now. Forever. Always.

asmazif
05-16-2012, 09:43 AM
Last time Hewitt lost at RG before 3R was 1999. That includes two QFs and four 4Rs - impressive consistency to say the least. Has stretched Nadal, made the semis of Rome, the semis of Hamburg thrice and won 2 clay titles. Very good clay career - not particularly for a multi-slam winner, but clearly for someone outside of the top 100 being awarded a wildcard.

cutesteve22
05-16-2012, 09:49 AM
nothing wrong here. there are more people want to see Hewitt play.

Sombrerero loco
05-16-2012, 09:53 AM
walking bye for whoever
according to some guys here, they should give another wc to muster as he is a legend too

cardio
05-16-2012, 10:18 AM
It was aussies wild card to deliver and Hewitt is like god there.I´m not surprised . And he can still play pretty good tennis if he is physically OK. I´m pretty sure if Roddick drops out of top100, he would still get USO wild card if he wants.Sampras would probably get WC in Wimbledon if he would ask etc. Being superstar always helps.

gulzhan
05-16-2012, 05:02 PM
I think it's fair. If Hewitt wants to play, he should have chance. If Matosevic wants to play GS, he should earn ranking.

emotion
05-16-2012, 05:09 PM
Matosevic would not win a match at RG. Despite playing a clay court game, he's not good on dirt. Hewitt can at least win a match, and is a world #1

fast_clay
05-16-2012, 11:31 PM
matosevic certainly sells loads of tickets, but even he knows the natural order

Ausie
05-17-2012, 09:36 AM
I think it's fair. If Hewitt wants to play, he should have chance. If Matosevic wants to play GS, he should earn ranking.
Great post:)

Ausie
05-17-2012, 09:41 AM
I had no doubt that Dmitry Verdasco will create this a topic, what with he to take, if he has the named Verdasco - it is contagious.:D

Ausie
05-17-2012, 09:48 AM
This year it is not the last in a tour. He will play at least as 2013. He agreed to play Roland Garros, due Davis Cup.

"It was more trying to get preparation for Wimbledon and probably starting off in Queen's a couple of weeks before Wimbledon and obviously the Olympics after Wimbledon.
"So we were focusing on the grasscourt season.
"But I probably pushed a little bit harder once I knew that the next Davis Cup tie was most likely going to be on clay in Germany and I probably pushed the boundaries a little bit more to try to get back for the French Open, especially after I missed it last year."
Now that he is heading to Paris, Hewitt's appetite for success is as strong as ever.
"Its always great to get ready for grand slams and that's what I pride myself on - trying to play your best tennis at the big tournaments and obviously the French Open is one of the big majors," he said.

Alex999
05-17-2012, 09:57 AM
Hewitt is a transitional champ and a pusher. Don't dare compare him to a legend like Nadal.

Nadal at his peak >>>>>> any version of Hewitt. End of story. Even clown hater like you should be able to see it.

Hewitt is Wozniacki of ATP. Only he played in even weaker era, so he managed to grab a couple of clown slams.

yeah, Wimbledon is a clown slam. there is only one clown here, and it's you ;). I wonder sometimes how can anybody be that stupid ... oh well..

Hian-GOAT
05-17-2012, 02:11 PM
:lol:

Dmitry Verdasco
05-17-2012, 02:16 PM
I had no doubt that Dmitry Verdasco will create this a topic, what with he to take, if he has the named Verdasco - it is contagious.:D

I don't even like Verdasco, but even he has made more slam semi's than Hewitt in the last half decade.

RIboy
05-17-2012, 02:20 PM
former WIM/USO champion or random journeyman...a tough decision

J99
05-17-2012, 02:25 PM
None of those mugs deserve a WC in RG. Both are clay clowns and have done jack shit on the surface. It's time to stop giving talentless hacks WC's into big tournaments, because they might as well be BYE for a player that draws them in first round. Slams shouldn't have BYEs.

Hewitt has 2 RG QF's, 2 clay titles, jack shit my ass. :facepalm: :help:

Ausie
05-17-2012, 02:47 PM
I don't even like Verdasco, but even he has made more slam semi's than Hewitt in the last half decade.
Verdasco reached his first and only semifinal in 26 years, Lleyton in 19 years.