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Hewitt reignites ATP row

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2002, 04:26 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/2442943.stm

Lleyton Hewitt has hit out at his treatment by the organising body of men's tennis as he arrived in Shanghai for the season-ending Masters Cup.
The Australian used the opening ceremony to reiterate his intention to revise his schedule for next year.

And Hewitt made it clear he has not forgiven the ATP for fining him $103,000 earlier this year for refusing to do a compulsory television interview in Cincinnati.


"There are people at the ATP who don't treat you the way they should," said Hewitt.

"I wouldn't say we were on the greatest of terms."

The fine has already been appealed and will more than likely be reduced, ATP chief Mark Miles has said.

"We are not going to comment on Lleyton's schedule or the fine issue until it has been resolved," an ATP spokesman said.

"We are going to let it take its course."

In September, Hewitt said he would cut down on his 2003 schedule to concentrate on Grand Slams and the Davis Cup.

He said his decision was based on a number of reasons, including his own health and fitness.

Scotso
11-11-2002, 09:11 PM
Very smart by Lleyton though, I think the schedule thing has nothing to do with the fine. He surely realizes that with the way he plays he can't play 30 tournaments a year and still play into his 30s. If he only plays 12 or so a year, he's sure to be able to play longer.

tennischick
11-13-2002, 01:47 AM
dammit!!!! that Mark Miles is a wuss!!!!

at this rate, the Potato might end up paying only $300. -- which he can easily borrow from his girlfriend...grrrrrr....:mad:

Chloe le Bopper
11-15-2002, 01:46 AM
He doesn't need to play 30.

The ATP only has 13 required events - I don't really think that is too much to ask :confused:

Jackie
11-15-2002, 02:22 AM
Did you see the look on Mark Miles' face when he had to present the #1 trophy to Lleyton? He looked very uncomfortable

Chloe le Bopper
11-15-2002, 02:30 AM
Funny, I'm sorry I missed it.

Angele
11-15-2002, 03:28 AM
Lleyton and his very best friend ;) :D :p

Jackie
11-15-2002, 03:32 AM
Originally posted by angele87
Lleyton and his very best friend ;) :D :p
LMAO! Do you know when it's going to be resolved?

Lisbeth
11-15-2002, 03:35 AM
That's pretty funny :)

Congrats Lleyton

Angele
11-15-2002, 03:38 AM
Originally posted by untitled2284

LMAO! Do you know when it's going to be resolved?

No idea at all... I thought Glynn was in New York for the hearing but Glynn is in Shanghai at the moment and there has been no word yet on the situation :confused: I would have to guess that it's not resolved yet and if it's not, I have no idea when it is going to be :(

Jackie
11-15-2002, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by angele87


No idea at all... I thought Glynn was in New York for the hearing but Glynn is in Shanghai at the moment and there has been no word yet on the situation :confused: I would have to guess that it's not resolved yet and if it's not, I have no idea when it is going to be :(

I thought Glynn was in NY for the hearing last week, while Lleyton was preparing in Shanghai

Angele
11-15-2002, 03:52 AM
Yeah he was... I just meant that Glynn was in Shanghai now so the hearings aren't still going on but no word yet :confused:

Jackie
11-15-2002, 03:53 AM
Angele, you said you were going ot bed :p

Angele
11-15-2002, 03:55 AM
I am :p

Goodnight :kiss: ;)