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News on Lleyton's Injury and Surgery

Socket
03-23-2005, 02:54 AM
Split toenails ground Lleyton
By Leo Schlink
March 23, 2005

LLEYTON Hewitt could be sidelined for up to six weeks with a toe injury.

The world No.2 yesterday withdrew from the rich Nasdaq-100 in Miami after severely injuring toes on his right foot in Indian Wells last week.

Plagued throughout his career with feet problems - a legacy of pounding hardcourt baselines around the world - Hewitt will undergo minor surgery.

It is understood some of his toenails have lifted and split because of the lack of give on hardcourts.

Andre Agassi was unable to take to the court against Hewitt last week because of a similar problem.

Hewitt returned to Australia yesterday to receive treatment from Davis Cup doctor David Brooks. He aggravated the problem during a tight three-set semi-final victory over Andy Roddick - now the most likely beneficiary of his absence from the tour.

While the Australian extended his rankings gap over the American by reaching the Indian Wells final, he has now left the door ajar for Roddick to reclaim the world No.2 position.

Hewitt leads by 450 rankings points in the entry system - 4305 to 3955 - but a long lay-off will allow Roddick to close quickly.

The Australian Open finalist is not expected back on tour until the Hamburg Masters series in May.

He will use the German claycourt event to prepare for the Arag World Team Cup in Dusseldorf ahead of the French Open. He will then lay siege to a second Wimbledon title.

Apart from helping Australia to a 5-0 Davis Cup thrashing of Austria in Sydney, Hewitt has been in superb form this season.

Assessing his current form to be the equal of that he produced during a two-year stint as world No. 1, he has built an 18-3 record this season.

The right-hander has contested just four events, reaching three finals.

Beaten in the Adelaide quarter-finals by Taylor Dent, Hewitt won a fourth Sydney crown before losing the Melbourne Park final to Marat Safin.

He was beaten at Indian Wells by nemesis Roger Federer.

Hewitt reached the third round in Miami last season.

star
03-23-2005, 03:44 AM
:sad: That long!

Billabong
03-23-2005, 03:46 AM
Lleyton:sad: 6 weeks:eek:?
Please get well soon:hug:!!! Thanks for the news Socket:hug:!

NOMAD
03-23-2005, 04:50 AM
six weeks without Lleyton :sad:

Get well soon :hug: and come back stronger :boxing:, Lleyton

thanks for the news Marlene :hug:

sprinterluck
03-23-2005, 04:54 AM
:sad: That long!

a whole month and a half. :sad: i guess we'll have to content ourselves with pics from the logies. ;)

graffiti
03-23-2005, 07:32 AM
6 weeks??? DAMN... :sad:

Lisbeth
03-23-2005, 08:23 AM
Thanks for the article :)

I think someone in another thread was right and it's something like "out for three weeks with the toes and then out for another three because he wasn't going to play then anyway what with the Logies and all" ;)

Nevertheless, get well soon Lleyton :kiss: Sounds painful, and it's better he heals completely whatever the excuse for a break :)

Björki
03-23-2005, 08:27 AM
get well soon Lleyton

kim-fan
03-23-2005, 12:08 PM
six weeks! :eek: :sad:
I didn't know it was that serious

Mane
03-23-2005, 12:09 PM
Hello Eveline! How are you?

JeNn
03-23-2005, 12:47 PM
:sad: get better soon lleyton

it seems like we never get to see him this year :sad:

avocadoe
03-23-2005, 03:06 PM
poor Lleyton :( hope he makes a good recovery

Turkeyballs Paco
03-23-2005, 03:25 PM
Wow. Six weeks out. Hope he gets well and comes back stronger than ever!

Socket
03-23-2005, 04:55 PM
Well, I'm sure he'll be back in the gym working on these biceps ASAP.

tennisfan16
03-23-2005, 05:17 PM
I hope and pray that Lleyton gets better soon!!!! :( But, knowing Lleyton, he'll come back earlier just to surprise us!! 6 weeks is probably worst-case scenario...I hope

Yasmine
03-23-2005, 06:25 PM
Crap! I was happy to see Kim back on form and now Lleyton is out for injury :rolleyes: had enough of people going off the tour! Hope he gets better soon and that he'll come back healthy on the court very soon ;)

tennisfan16
03-23-2005, 06:38 PM
I thought it would've been cute if BOTH LLEY AND KIM had won!

roberta
03-23-2005, 07:34 PM
6 WEEKS WITHOUT MY(OUR) LLEYTON!!! :sad: :eek: OMG! it´s soo sad! i think he will get better soon,cause 6 weeks are too much...and andy roddick is close to the nº2 :mad: PLEASE LLEYTON GET WELL!!! :hug:

Socket
03-25-2005, 01:32 AM
This article has more information in it:

Surgery may cost Hewitt six weeks
By LEO SCHLINK in Melbourne
25mar05

LLEYTON Hewitt has successfully undergone surgery to correct a chronic foot problem.

The world No. 2 returned to Adelaide yesterday to have a cyst removed from his right foot and could be sidelined for up to six weeks.

The Wimbledon and US Open winner is on crutches following the operation and is not expected to resume training for two weeks. Hewitt has been plagued by foot soreness throughout his career.

It surfaced again during his losing final against world No. 1 Roger Federer in Indian Wells at the weekend.

Hewitt complained of lifting and splitting toe nails – the same injury that caused Andre Agassi to withdraw from a quarter-final with Hewitt in California – but doggedly took to the court for the final.

He has previously undergone corrective surgery for the same injury.

Hewitt has been forced out of the rich Nasdaq-100 in Miami and might make a late start to the European clay court season.

The right-hander will be automatically entered for Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg but it remains to be seen how many of those events – if any – he will be fit to play.

As soon as he is cleared to resume training with coach Roger Rasheed, Hewitt will find a suitable European-style clay court in Australia to hasten his preparations.

It is understood he will consider using the red clay at the Sydney Olympic Centre or accept an invitation to use a private clay court.

ally_014
03-25-2005, 01:48 AM
A similar one was in the Advertiser and mentioned the toenails :confused:

Surgery may cost Hewitt six weeks
By LEO SCHLINK in Melbourne
25mar05

LLEYTON Hewitt has successfully undergone surgery to correct a chronic foot problem.

The world No. 2 returned to Adelaide yesterday to have a cyst removed from his right foot and could be sidelined for up to six weeks.

The Wimbledon and US Open winner is on crutches following the operation and is not expected to resume training for two weeks. Hewitt has been plagued by foot soreness throughout his career.

It surfaced again during his losing final against world No. 1 Roger Federer in Indian Wells at the weekend.

Hewitt complained of lifting and splitting toe nails – the same injury that caused Andre Agassi to withdraw from a quarter-final with Hewitt in California – but doggedly took to the court for the final.

He has previously undergone corrective surgery for the same injury.

Hewitt has been forced out of the rich Nasdaq-100 in Miami and might make a late start to the European clay court season.

The right-hander will be automatically entered for Monte Carlo, Rome and Hamburg but it remains to be seen how many of those events – if any – he will be fit to play.

As soon as he is cleared to resume training with coach Roger Rasheed, Hewitt will find a suitable European-style clay court in Australia to hasten his preparations.

It is understood he will consider using the red clay at the Sydney Olympic Centre or accept an invitation to use a private clay court.


And may I mention what a coincidence (:p) that he will be in Adelaide for the Crows first game of the season this weekend! ;)

Socket
03-25-2005, 01:50 AM
I replaced the first article with the same one that Ally posted. Thanks! :kiss:

But I'm still confused as what the cyst (wart?) has to do with the toenails, unless the cyst is pushing the toenails up and causing them to lift and split (which sounds quite painful). Sorry to get graphic there. :o

roberta
03-26-2005, 07:57 PM
hey! what´s going on with lleyton´s surgery??!! i´m so sad :sad: i don´t know what to do!! my life is too boring without lleyton!, i mean, i need emotions! please lleyton get well soon !!! we need you!! :kiss:

euroka1
03-29-2005, 02:52 AM
Yes, I'd be interested in an up-date, too. Anyone over there know what's going on?

Socket
03-29-2005, 03:02 AM
I haven't heard or read anything new. There were some photos of Lleyton on crutches at a footy match. You could see that the toe on his right foot was either heavily bandaged or in a cast.

euroka1
03-29-2005, 11:44 AM
Thanks, let us know when you hear/see more.

euroka1
04-06-2005, 11:22 PM
Me again! Any news over there as to how he's doing and when we can expect to see him back?

Socket
04-06-2005, 11:51 PM
I haven't heard or read anything new. He is entered into the Barcelona tournament, but I'm pretty sure that he entered before his injury. Sorry!

euroka1
04-07-2005, 12:00 AM
Thanks. He is missed. Life is duller.

NOMAD
04-07-2005, 12:24 AM
Best of friends rivals for week :D
By LEO SCHLINK
07apr05

LLEYTON Hewitt and Roger Rasheed might be kindred tennis souls but when it comes to AFL leanings the disparate duo are polar opposites.

World No. 2 Hewitt is a long-time Adelaide enthusiast and the club's globe-trotting No. 1 ticket-holder. Port Adelaide devotee Rasheed is a Power ambassador.
If the pair makes for the tightest-knit pairing on the international circuit, conflicting cross-town loyalties inevitably ensure searing rivalry week tensions - no matter where Hewitt and Rasheed might be.

"The Crows by 23," Hewitt predicted, neatly tying an ambitious winning margin to his favourite number - and that worn by close friend and housemate Andrew McLeod.

"Andrew McLeod and Tyson Edwards are gonna open the game right up for the Crows."

Rasheed forecasts a 24-point success for the reigning premier, declaring a loss would "be worse than a horror week on the tour, a really bad loss".

"There's no side bet between us, just bragging rights for the next week," former Sturt midfielder Rasheed said.

"If your team happens to win, the week after the Showdown is fantastic. If you happen to lose, though, it's pretty ordinary."

Rasheed and Hewitt monitor AFL results either through the internet or via text messages from friends when they are overseas. When they are home, the pair rarely misses a match.

"Roger and I tend not to sit together," Hewitt said. "I think we've only been to one of the Showdowns together. This will be my first one for a few years because normally I'm not at home. I reckon we can get up this time."

Hewitt is recuperating after surgery to his right foot. He expects to resume light hitting next week. :yippee:

Socket
04-07-2005, 12:31 AM
Oh, Tara, you're wonderful! :kiss: :hug: That's good news, and I'm glad I was wrong.

JeNn
04-07-2005, 12:49 AM
Thanx for the news :wavey: Lleyton is coming back :D

I am still convinced the 23 has more significance that first appears :angel:

Socket
04-07-2005, 01:03 AM
Thanx for the news :wavey: Lleyton is coming back :D

I am still convinced the 23 has more significance that first appears :angel:
I ain't touching that one with a 23-inch pole. :bolt:

JeNn
04-07-2005, 01:34 AM
I ain't touching that one with a 23-inch pole. :bolt:

:haha:

good one ;)

jasmine(usa)
04-07-2005, 01:57 AM
I'm glad his surgery went well, and he'll be back soon. :)

thelma
04-07-2005, 02:06 AM
I ain't touching that one with a 23-inch pole. :bolt:

:lol: Marlene

euroka1
04-07-2005, 03:56 AM
Thanks. I hope he'll be back to the old form soon.

NOMAD
04-07-2005, 04:07 AM
I ain't touching that one with a 23-inch pole. :bolt:

:lol: Marlene,you're also a wonderful Lleyton fan :hug: and always makes me :haha: :angel:

Hope Lleyton can make it to Barcelona

bad gambler
04-07-2005, 11:40 AM
hewitt should only miss monte carlo :yeah:

Socket
04-07-2005, 02:52 PM
:yeah: is right.

bad gambler
04-10-2005, 11:00 AM
hewitt was at the crows v port adelaide game today in adelaide - one of the biggest rivalries in aussie rules

it was funny - rasheed is a mad port fan and had is port jersey, hewitt of course with the crows get up

crows smashed port today and everytime the camera shifted to hewitt in the stands, he of course was giving the usual fist pumps - good to see :yeah:

c'mooooonnnn!!!

Socket
04-10-2005, 01:46 PM
Thanks for the news, bg! It's always nice to hear what going in Lleyton's life as he recovers. I'm glad for him that his team won. :yeah:

star
04-10-2005, 03:31 PM
:yeah: Crows!!!!

Take that Rasheed. :ras:

NOMAD
04-10-2005, 03:54 PM
thanks for the info :worship:
must be interest to see Lleyton's and Roger's reatction during the match :lol:
and Lleyton giving the fist pumps :D Go Crows :bigclap:

lleyrules
04-10-2005, 06:41 PM
thanks for the info :worship:
must be interest to see Lleyton's and Roger's reatction during the match :lol:
and Lleyton giving the fist pumps :D Go Crows :bigclap:

Who was sitting with Lleyton?
Does anybody care what's going on with Lleyton and Hayden anymore - you guys used to think they had a very special friendship but nobody ever seems to mention Hayden now - has Lleyton swapped him for that showoff Andrew McLeod just like he swapped Kim for that poublicity seeker Bec Cartwright? Do you guys care that Lleyton has turned into a shallow publicity seeker himself - he's even skipping tournaments just to show off now!

NOMAD
04-10-2005, 08:49 PM
Who was sitting with Lleyton?
Does anybody care what's going on with Lleyton and Hayden anymore - you guys used to think they had a very special friendship but nobody ever seems to mention Hayden now - has Lleyton swapped him for that showoff Andrew McLeod just like he swapped Kim for that poublicity seeker Bec Cartwright? Do you guys care that Lleyton has turned into a shallow publicity seeker himself - he's even skipping tournaments just to show off now!

Lleyton swapped Hayden for McLeod? :lol: No way!
Lleyt is too smart to give up such a handsome guy. ;) I think he bought that new Sydney house for Hayden,so Hayden can be his roommate in Sydney. Just make it equel,so he can make sure his two secret lovers won't jealous each other. :devil:

Socket
04-10-2005, 09:33 PM
Who was sitting with Lleyton?
Does anybody care what's going on with Lleyton and Hayden anymore - you guys used to think they had a very special friendship but nobody ever seems to mention Hayden now - has Lleyton swapped him for that showoff Andrew McLeod just like he swapped Kim for that poublicity seeker Bec Cartwright? Do you guys care that Lleyton has turned into a shallow publicity seeker himself - he's even skipping tournaments just to show off now!
I hear your babysitter telling you to get off the Internet and stop annoying people.

Socket
04-10-2005, 09:34 PM
Lleyton swapped Hayden for McLeod? :lol: No way!
Lleyt is too smart to give up such a handsome guy. ;) I think he bought that new Sydney house for Hayden,so Hayden can be his roommate in Sydney. Just make it equel,so he can make sure his two secret lovers won't jealous each other. :devil:
Oh, Tara, you're such a baaaaaaaaaad girl. :worship:

Lisbeth
04-11-2005, 12:58 AM
God forbid anyone have more than one friend :rolleyes: Especially if one is a lifetime friend from school and the other is someone on your wavelength as a professional sportsman.

I think the fact that friends from all facets of Lleyton's life turn out to watch and support him (yes, Hayden and his brother were at AO!) is a great testament to the fact he is a normal, loyal kind of guy as well as a celebrity.

bad gambler
04-11-2005, 02:35 PM
Who was sitting with Lleyton?
Does anybody care what's going on with Lleyton and Hayden anymore - you guys used to think they had a very special friendship but nobody ever seems to mention Hayden now - has Lleyton swapped him for that showoff Andrew McLeod just like he swapped Kim for that poublicity seeker Bec Cartwright? Do you guys care that Lleyton has turned into a shallow publicity seeker himself - he's even skipping tournaments just to show off now!

change your username, you haven't a clue what is going on :rolleyes:

star
04-11-2005, 02:48 PM
Well, look. The poster registered in 2003 and only has 16 posts.

Probably a regular MTF poster using another name to make trouble.

Take a look at his/her posts. They are all icky. In one he calls Kim a half man.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/search.php?searchid=180635

lleyrules
04-11-2005, 06:15 PM
I hear your babysitter telling you to get off the Internet and stop annoying people.

I'm sorry you feel this way - I understood that most of Lleyton's fans would have a problem with seeing him change from a sweet earnest kid into a publicity seeker - I think the choosing of McLeod over Hayden is an inidication of this (Ll and Hayden used to share his lakeside house until he decided it would look better to have McLeod there) I an surprised you think that I'm not in touch - I have supported Ll from 1998 and know that unless he has had a brain transplant - something is not right in any of this......

Point 1 - splitting from Kim
Point 2 - putting Mcleod in Aus Open final box instead of Hayden
Point 3 - appearing in Home and Away
Point 4 - skipping tournaments to pose at Logies

I could go on but obviously you guys probably don't want to know.....

Turkeyballs Paco
04-11-2005, 07:14 PM
lleyrules, I think you are reading way too much into things.

You don't have any evidence of any split from his old friend, Hayden. He didn't end his engagement with Kim, looks like she did. So, he's going to be in his new fiance's show, so what? He supported Kim too when they were together, I don't really see much of a difference. And I think he's not playing right now due to a recent injury/surgery, not just blowing off tournaments.

I'm sure he hasn't changed too much, just some of the people around him have changed and his new fiance is sort of a celebrity, so he's doing some new things.

I don't see why he can't just have a little fun right now. People don't have to like it, but I don't think he'll care. I wouldn't expect that to change about him. :p

star
04-11-2005, 07:28 PM
This guy isn't a Lleyton fan. Just read his posts.

He goes on about Leyton and Hayden having a secret relationship and it being terrible that Kim and Lleyton might have children.

Really, it's not worth talking to him about.

Turkeyballs Paco
04-11-2005, 07:35 PM
oh, whatever then. :rolleyes:

I like his user name. lleyrules! maybe a little misleading, though.

star
04-11-2005, 07:36 PM
Yup. Misleading would be the word. :)

Turkeyballs Paco
04-12-2005, 05:10 PM
How many more weeks before he's playing again? I know the clay season isnt the greatest for him, but I miss him already. :sad:

Lleytons Girl
04-12-2005, 05:23 PM
This guy isn't a Lleyton fan. Just read his posts.

He goes on about Leyton and Hayden having a secret relationship and it being terrible that Kim and Lleyton might have children.

Really, it's not worth talking to him about.


I think this 'Lleytonrules' person must be the person that has been posting offensive things on other sites recently and has been barred from one site that I know of. There's always one bad apple in the basket. You're right to ignore him/her.

star
04-12-2005, 06:11 PM
How many more weeks before he's playing again? I know the clay season isnt the greatest for him, but I miss him already. :sad:

:wavey: I didn't know you were from Houston! I just saw that today. I used to live in Houston for a long time. Inside the loop though. :)

Socket
04-12-2005, 06:57 PM
How many more weeks before he's playing again? I know the clay season isnt the greatest for him, but I miss him already. :sad:
He's scheduled to play Hamburg, which starts the week of 5/9. The good news (for me, anyway) is that he's not playing when I'm on vacation in Florida, so I won't have to nag my brother/mother/father/sister-in-law-/nephews to get off the computer so I can check the scores. :)

Turkeyballs Paco
04-12-2005, 08:14 PM
:wavey: I didn't know you were from Houston! I just saw that today. I used to live in Houston for a long time. Inside the loop though. :)

You were ITL? I wish, but I can't afford it right now. Although, my "ghetto" isn't too far from the Galleria area, anything north of 1-10 will probably get worse before it gets better. :p

I used to like Austin better. I'm ok with Houston now. But I want to live on the west coast someday. California dreamin'. :)

:wavey:

Turkeyballs Paco
04-12-2005, 08:15 PM
He's scheduled to play Hamburg, which starts the week of 5/9. The good news (for me, anyway) is that he's not playing when I'm on vacation in Florida, so I won't have to nag my brother/mother/father/sister-in-law-/nephews to get off the computer so I can check the scores. :)

I know, I was just whining a little. I wanna see him now!!! :p

roberta
04-12-2005, 08:37 PM
i miss lleyton too much!!!!.................

roberta
04-12-2005, 09:53 PM
oh my god! i´m sooooo BORING!!(i don´t know what to do!),my life sucks!!(sorry...i´m just very tired and i have to go to the dentist...and my SMILIES doesn´t work!i don´t know why!)ANYWAY...i just need to see lleyton on court (i really need it!)i can´t wait to see him in may...that´s a lot of time!!!,it would be great to see him in home and away....but...I WON´T!!!cause i´m from argentina...so i´m very far away!! sniff,sniff!....



I DON´T KNOW WHAT HAPPEND WITH MY SMILIES!!...



how can i post a pic??!! i don´t know...

Turkeyballs Paco
04-12-2005, 10:08 PM
roberta, you can't post a pick from quick reply and maybe can't use smilies from there either. from "post a reply" you can.

use "manage attachments" to post a pic.

:wavey:

sorry I made you start whining, too. hehehe. :devil:

roberta
04-12-2005, 10:20 PM
it´s ok, thank you alexandria! :hug:...

star
04-13-2005, 12:32 AM
You were ITL? I wish, but I can't afford it right now. Although, my "ghetto" isn't too far from the Galleria area, anything north of 1-10 will probably get worse before it gets better. :p

I used to like Austin better. I'm ok with Houston now. But I want to live on the west coast someday. California dreamin'. :)

:wavey:

Yeah. I knew people who bought north of I-10 outside the loop and I was like.... Are you kidding me?

I think I lived inside the loop nearly the whole time I was in Houston. First in Bellaire which was :rolleyes: and then on the East Side (actually Third Ward for awhile) during law school and right after. Then Montrose, and then just off Stella Link north of Braeswood/Beechnut.

euroka1
04-20-2005, 12:05 PM
Seems a while since I asked. Has anyone had any fresh news as to when Lleyton is going to start playing tennis again? I hope he's doing some sort of training and not spending too much time acting in the soaps.

Socket
04-20-2005, 02:43 PM
Seems a while since I asked. Has anyone had any fresh news as to when Lleyton is going to start playing tennis again? I hope he's doing some sort of training and not spending too much time acting in the soaps.
Haven't you heard? He's retired from tennis and has accepted a permanent role on Home and Away. Why sweat for a living when he can be with his fiancee?

Yasmine
04-20-2005, 05:11 PM
Haven't you heard? He's retired from tennis and has accepted a permanent role on Home and Away. Why sweat for a living when he can be with his fiancee?
:lol: I could see that happening soon :haha: :devil:

euroka1
04-20-2005, 08:10 PM
Haven't you heard? He's retired from tennis and has accepted a permanent role on Home and Away. Why sweat for a living when he can be with his fiancee?

You mean I'll have to watch Home and Away now if I want to see LLeyton? :sad: Maybe they can pay Andy Roddick megabucks and get him on the show too. :devil:

roberta
04-20-2005, 10:29 PM
he´s not playing because the injury/surgery!!! he will play again in may! :D

athina7
04-23-2005, 03:55 AM
I miss him too. :sad: Can't wait to see him in May. It's been too long! I hope he's 100% by then.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-23-2005, 05:53 PM
Get well soon. :hug:

Socket
04-27-2005, 03:11 AM
Bump!

Looks like there's a possibility that Lleyton might play Rome.

Hewitt hopes to return next week
Leo Schlink
27apr05

LLEYTON Hewitt will next month launch an unorthodox French Open bid after recovering from foot surgery.

The world No. 2 is using an Olympic Park claycourt in Sydney to prepare for the May 23-June 5 Roland Garros grand slam.

Hewitt has not played since losing the Indian Wells Masters final to Roger Federer on March 20.

The injury prevented Hewitt building on an impressive 18-3 start to the season, forcing him out of Miami, Monte Carlo and Munich -- where he was offered a wildcard last week.

Hewitt returned to Adelaide to have the cysts removed from his battered feet and has slowly intensified training under coach Roger Rasheed.

Hewitt's progress in the next few days will determine whether he can resume in next week's Rome Masters.

If he is not ready, he is almost certain to reappear in the Hamburg Masters the following week.

Hewitt would round off his Paris preparation at the World Team Cup in Dusseldorf.

"We're in full training at the moment," Rasheed said. "Lleyton's been under a heavy load and, so far, the signs are good."

NOMAD
04-27-2005, 04:04 AM
:yippee: :woohoo:
thanks for the article,Marlene :yeah:

athina7
04-27-2005, 07:34 AM
I was hoping Lleyton would play Rome! Lets hope for the best!!!

euroka1
04-27-2005, 09:58 AM
Thanks for news

bad gambler
04-27-2005, 11:01 AM
Ok, I went down to the Homebush courts today to see lleyton practice with Rasheed and a few of the local juniors (including a guy by the name of raphael dudek who IMO is one to watch out for coming through the ranks)

All in all it was a solid 1 and a half hour sessions and I'm pleased to report hewitt was moving well on the clay court that was specially prepared for him.

On court he started with the a solid 15-20 min of baseline hitting only with rasheed, standing well behing the baseline as well. I was really impressed by his ball striking but most importantly his movement around the baseline. Rasheed made it a point to continue to hit the lines to make lleyton run.

He then was moved to the net for volleying and overhead smash shots. Again, no signs of restricted movement.

Finally hewitt practiced his drop shots by getting the juniors to engage with him in baseline rallies and after about 10 shots in each rally he would pull out the drop shot. Unfortunately he's radar was not on as he would have missed around 10 of the 20 he attempted.

He could see a few of us were watching from behind the fence and couple of my mates called out for him to pull out the top spin lob at the end, and what does he do? Hits his only attempted lob around 3 inches inside the baseline :yeah:

It's still uncertain when he is going to return. My best bet would still be Hamburg, I can't see him risking it in Rome whereas I think another week's practice will ensure he gets back to 100% fitness and strength.

Björki
04-27-2005, 11:13 AM
thanks for the news BG

euroka1
04-27-2005, 11:45 AM
again, thank you. We from far off really appreciate hearing how he's doing.

... and I'm glad to see his mind is on tennis! :)

star
04-27-2005, 01:33 PM
Thanks BG :hatoff:

Socket
04-27-2005, 02:49 PM
bg, nothing's better than first-hand accounts, so thanks very much for your report! :kiss:

avocadoe
04-27-2005, 03:29 PM
thanks for the good new bg :)

NOMAD
04-27-2005, 04:07 PM
:wavey: thanks so much for the report,bg :worship:

Yasmine
04-27-2005, 04:39 PM
Great news BG! Good to hear he's back on track;)

sprinterluck
04-27-2005, 04:51 PM
Thanks for the report. There's an Italian article in GM saying Lleyton officially pulled out of Rome. http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=1583157#post1583157

jusjctin
04-27-2005, 10:34 PM
BadGambler you should be the official reporter here. It was like reading a newspaper article. Thanks!

jusjctin
04-27-2005, 10:36 PM
By the way Bad Gambler I see that you have the score of the heat vs nets game. I figure your for the Heat with Shaq and all.

bad gambler
04-28-2005, 11:04 AM
you are all welcome, its just good to report that lleyton is fit and healthy

however don't get your hopes up this year on his clay court season. Take it as read that all his efforts this coming month will be focused on another assault on Wimbledon, and personally I won't be suprised if he bombs out in the early rounds in both Hamburg and RG

SomL.
04-28-2005, 12:48 PM
Thanks Bad Gambler ^_^

Socket
04-28-2005, 02:40 PM
you are all welcome, its just good to report that lleyton is fit and healthy

however don't get your hopes up this year on his clay court season. Take it as read that all his efforts this coming month will be focused on another assault on Wimbledon, and personally I won't be suprised if he bombs out in the early rounds in both Hamburg and RG
He better not if he wants his ranking to stay where it is for Wimbledon; he's defending a fair amount of points this year.

bad gambler
05-01-2005, 02:31 PM
In Australia we just had our equivalent of the golden globes, called the Logies.

One of the presenters went and interviewed Lleyton as he was there to accompany Bec. Basically he reassured us that his toe is fine, and that he will be raring to go for the French Open

However what made me interested was when he said he wasn;t too worried about the French and his main focus was going to be on Wimbledon, and he actually told the presenter the reason being is because end of the day it will be between himself and Federer, talk about the confidence :yeah:

More reason for me to believe an ealry exit in the clay season is on the cards but a massive month in june for hewitt on the grass coming up :)

Personally I won't be too disappointed ;)

Socket
05-01-2005, 02:41 PM
Thanks for the update, bg! I'm guessing that, this year, Lleyton realizes that he will enter RG with less than optimal preparation, due to all the time off, so he will focus his mental energies on Wimbledon instead. Sounds like a plan!

Edit: :haha: at Lleyton's comment about his rivals at Wimbledon. I guess that shows how Lleyton feels about his records against other grasscourt contenders. :)

euroka1
05-01-2005, 03:24 PM
Thanks as always. But I hope that we don't have to wait too long to see him on the court again.

NOMAD
05-01-2005, 03:32 PM
Thanks for the report :) He really has a lot of confidence :lol: That's our boy. :yeah:

One week to go until Lleyton plays again :woohoo:

star
05-01-2005, 04:22 PM
I always thought a "logie" was that thick goop that men cough up from their lungs and spit out and make me cross them off my list immediately as a potential mate. :)

Socket
05-01-2005, 04:32 PM
That would be a "loogie," Christina.

star
05-01-2005, 05:56 PM
well........ too close for comfort. :)

star
05-01-2005, 05:58 PM
I see Beau Brady was also at the loogielogies. :)

Socket
05-01-2005, 09:32 PM
I see Beau Brady was also at the loogielogies. :)
Bec and Beau are sorta the poor man's Tom and Nicole. :)

bad gambler
05-02-2005, 03:05 AM
I see Beau Brady was also at the loogielogies. :)

No joking here, but apparently Beau confronted Lleyton in the after party and there were heated words exchanged.

Lisbeth
05-02-2005, 03:51 AM
:eek: how the heck is any of it Lleyton's fault? Didn't B & B break up months before? Maybe Beau (who I have to admit I had never heard of till last year :o ) needed the publicity :devil: lleyton's not someone I'd want to start a war with ;)

Socket
05-02-2005, 04:00 AM
No joking here, but apparently Beau confronted Lleyton in the after party and there were heated words exchanged.
That is partly funny and partly pathetic.

jusjctin
05-02-2005, 08:45 AM
Actually, bad gambler, I think the logies are the equivalent to our Emmys because I think the logies are like soaps and such just like the emmys. While the golden globes includes movies as well as tv. Or maybe I'm wrong.

Socket
05-02-2005, 02:10 PM
Actually, bad gambler, I think the logies are the equivalent to our Emmys because I think the logies are like soaps and such just like the emmys. While the golden globes includes movies as well as tv. Or maybe I'm wrong.
I think the Golden Globes include both movies and TV, but the real differences is that the voters are the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I think the Emmies are closest to the Logies in the States.

jusjctin
05-02-2005, 10:49 PM
I think the Golden Globes include both movies and TV, but the real differences is that the voters are the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. I think the Emmies are closest to the Logies in the States.
Exactly. So we're both right.

ally_014
05-03-2005, 12:37 AM
No joking here, but apparently Beau confronted Lleyton in the after party and there were heated words exchanged.

I agree with Jane...you wouldn't want to get into a feud with Lleyton :devil: But it doesn't seem like he has: (although whether you trust any of this type of gossip is up to you :p)

Backstage goss
From Sydney Confidential
03may05

...But radio rumours yesterday morning that had Bec Cartwright's ex-fiance Beau Brady in a bit of argy bargy with her new fiance Lleyton Hewitt were way off the mark.

Confidential witnessed Cartwright having a long and pleasant-looking chat with Brady during the ceremony and when she won her statue, Brady congratulated her and even chatted to Hewitt, at one point even giving him a friendly pat on the back. ...

betsiew
05-04-2005, 05:30 PM
Lleyton not in Hamburg next week :confused:

Socket
05-04-2005, 06:29 PM
Lleyton not in Hamburg next week :confused:
He's still listed as playing, and I haven't read anything that says he's withdrawn.

Socket
05-04-2005, 06:59 PM
He's still listed as playing, and I haven't read anything that says he's withdrawn.
He has withdrawn. I just saw the article. Very disappointing.

Hewitt pulls out of Hamburg event
HAMBURG, Germany, May 4 (AFP) - Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt has pulled out of the ATP tour event in Hamburg next week with a toe injury.
"I am really disappointed that I can not take part," said Hewitt. "I enjoy playing in this tournament but will have to sit it out this time around."
The Australian Open finalist has recently withdrawn from events in Miami, Monte Carlo and Rome due to injuries.
The world No. 3 has now set his sights on being fit for the World Team Cup in Dusseldorf, running from May 15 to May 21.

thelma
05-04-2005, 07:02 PM
He has withdrawn. I just saw the article. Very disappointing.

Hewitt pulls out of Hamburg event
HAMBURG, Germany, May 4 (AFP) - Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt has pulled out of the ATP tour event in Hamburg next week with a toe injury.
"I am really disappointed that I can not take part," said Hewitt. "I enjoy playing in this tournament but will have to sit it out this time around."
The Australian Open finalist has recently withdrawn from events in Miami, Monte Carlo and Rome due to injuries.
The world No. 3 has now set his sights on being fit for the World Team Cup in Dusseldorf, running from May 15 to May 21.

Awww

Get well soon, Lleyton! :hug: :hug:

Socket
05-04-2005, 07:07 PM
I can't remember Lleyton ever being out so long injured . . . :sad: :sad:

Turkeyballs Paco
05-04-2005, 08:08 PM
what, really? I thought he was saying the toe was fine during the Logie interviews. :shrug:

athina7
05-04-2005, 09:40 PM
Yeah, I thought he was going to play Hamburg for sure. This is not good...

Socket
05-04-2005, 09:53 PM
I think he thought he was going to play Hamburg, too. I truly hope he didn't reinjure himself. Unfortunately, clay would be the worst surface for someone with bad feet or toes because of the sliding, which increases the potential for blistering and soreness. Sampras had problems with shin splits every clay season, and that really cut into his confidence on clay.

NOMAD
05-05-2005, 12:13 AM
:sad:

NOMAD
05-05-2005, 04:13 PM
Get well soon,Lleyton.Come back when you are compeletely heathy. :kiss:

Virus floors Molik

By LEO SCHLINK

May 6, 2005

ALICIA Molik is out and Lleyton Hewitt will spend another week sidelined as Australia's Roland Garros bid crumbled yesterday.


World No.8 Molik has been diagnosed with vestibular neuronitis, a condition which affects her balance, and will be out for another month.

And world No.2 Hewitt is recovering from foot surgery, forcing him to withdraw from the Hamburg Masters.


Molik has not been able to practise properly since April 10, when she suffered a rare first-round loss at Amelia Island.


Doctors have diagnosed the South Australian with a virus which damaged her inner ear.


Molik's manager Lisa Chaffey, of Octagon, said Molik was now undergoing exercises to "re-train her mind, her brain, to help her regain her balance".


"At this stage, Alicia intends resuming at Eastbourne [June 13-18] before Wimbledon [June 20-July 3]," Chaffey said. "But, unfortunately, she's had to withdraw today from Rome [Italia Masters] and Roland Garros.


"She's going to have to lie low for the time being and, as frustrating as it is, it was just not going to be feasible for her to go to the French Open."


Molik, who has 16 wins from 22 matches this season, is the most improved player on the women's tour over the past nine months to be a contender at the majors.


And she was craving the chance to erase a bizarre run of failures in Paris, where she has lost her past five first-round matches.


Hewitt is not ready to resume after surgery on his right foot and has already missed Masters' events in Miami, Monte Carlo and Rome.


By withdrawing from Hamburg yesterday, Hewitt has left an opening for American Andy Roddick to snatch back the No.2 spot and, possibly, the crucial second seeding at Wimbledon behind Roger Federer.


Hewitt's manager Rob Aivatoglou said he would resume in the Arag World Team Cup in Dusseldorf from May 15.


"It's really a scenario where Lleyton's not ready to play with the surgery to his toe," Aivatoglou said. "We were hoping he was ready after missing Rome, but he needs a little more time.


"He'll play at the World Team Cup and he's guaranteed three matches [under the round-robin format] there before the French Open.


"He'll be fine for the French Open. One of the reasons he had the operation after the Indian Wells final was because the toe would not become an issue in Paris."


Hewitt is still waiting to hear if his appeal against a $US40,000 fine has been successful. The penalty was levied after the Wimbledon and US Open champion withdrew from the Nasdaq-100 in Miami after the tournament deadline.


Hewitt has submitted his defence, including comprehensive medical advice, to ATP chief executive officer Mark Miles for consideration.


Hewitt had a cyst removed from his right foot after struggling through the Indian Wells final against Federer.


The South Australian will follow his traditional path to Wimbledon by contesting the Stella Artois Championships at Queen's Club from June 5 before taking a week off.

NOMAD
05-10-2005, 03:57 PM
Hewitt in doubt for French Open with cracked ribs: report :sad: :sad: :sad:
May 11, 2005 - 12:42AM

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Lleyton Hewitt has cracked two ribs and is in doubt for the French Open tennis tournament that starts in 12 days.

Hewitt last night withdrew from next week's World Team Cup in Germany, where he was to lead the Australian team, reports say.

He damaged his ribs on Monday in a fall at his Palm Beach, Sydney, home.

The South Australian had been preparing to return to competition after recent toe surgery.

"It is an unfortunate mishap and very disappointing," his manager, Roger Rasheed, is quoted as saying.

"We will do our best to be ready for the French Open."

Hewitt made the quarter-finals there last year and failure to protect those ranking points could affect his hopes to be seeded No.2 for Wimbledon.

AAP

kim-fan
05-10-2005, 04:00 PM
:eek: :eek: that sucks big time!
get well soon lleyton :hug: really soon

Socket
05-10-2005, 04:27 PM
Oh, no. :sad: :sad: :sad:

NOMAD
05-10-2005, 04:31 PM
Hewitt may miss French Open
Leo Schlink
11may05

LLEYTON Hewitt is in extreme doubt for the French Open after cracking his ribs in a freak mishap.

Hewitt last night withdrew from the Arag World Team Cup in Dusseldorf, where he was to lead Australia's charge from Sunday.
The Wimbledon and US Open winner fell at his Sydney home on Monday. Hewitt consulted doctors at the New South Wales Institute of Sport and Davis Cup medico David Brooks and X-rays revealed he had damaged two ribs.

The accident is the latest setback for the world No. 2, who will now struggle to be fit to contest the French Open in Paris in 12 days.

If Hewitt is unable to travel to Roland Garros, it will be the first grand slam tournament he has missed since the 1998 US Open.

"It is an unfortunate mishap and very disappointing," Hewitt's coach Roger Rasheed said last night.

"Lleyton has worked hard to recover from toe surgery after the Indian Wells final and he had prepared very well for the claycourt season. We will do our best to be ready for the French Open."

Hewitt's absence from the French Open would not only further dilute Australia's presence -- Alicia Molik (illness) and Mark Philippoussis (fitness) will not play -- it would also jeopardise his world No. 2 ranking.

Despite slipping to No. 3 in the Champions' race, Hewitt retains a valuable points lead over American Andy Roddick in the entry ranking system.

But if Hewitt is unable to defend the quarter-final points he won last year in Paris and Roddick has a strong tournament, Hewitt's hold on the No. 2 seeding for Wimbledon could be in doubt.

Hewitt has lost the semi-final points he won at last year's Hamburg Masters, but has a reprieve after Roddick's first-round loss.

If Hewitt bypasses the French, he will immediately begin preparations for Wimbledon's grass.

He could remain in Sydney and use the portable Tennis Australia court to be used for the Davis Cup quarter-final against Argentina in July.

Hewitt has played just 21 matches this season -- winning 18 -- after reaching the Australian Open final, winning Sydney and starring at Masters series level in the US.

But he has not been able to get back on the court competitively since losing the Indian Wells final to world No. 1 Roger Federer in March.

The baseliner withdrew from Miami, incurring a $52,000 fine, to undergo surgery on his foot to remove a cyst.

Since resuming training, Hewitt has quickly found familiar form.

But last week he scratched from Hamburg, where French Open favourites Rafael Nadal and Carlos Moya have also withdrawn.

Hewitt was due to leave Australia tomorrow for Dusseldorf. Devastated by the injury, he contacted Dusseldorf officials late yesterday.

It is not known if the Australian team, to be led now by Wayne Arthurs and his doubles partner Paul Hanley, will hold its place if Scott Draper answers an 11th hour call-up to replace Hewitt.

If not, the German round-robin might be forced to summon a substitute team.

With world No. 8 Molik recovering from an inner ear infection and Philippoussis knocking back a wildcard to prepare for Wimbledon, Arthurs and Sam Stosur will be Australia's highest-ranked players at the French Open.

Draper, Peter Luczak, Sophie Ferguson and Nicole Pratt complete the group ahead of qualifying next week.

Yasmine
05-10-2005, 04:42 PM
Oh crap!!! I hope he manages to play for it! :sad:

Turkeyballs Paco
05-10-2005, 05:37 PM
Oh, wow. :sad:
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Lleyton! I hope he feels well enough to play at Wimbledon at least. Looks like we won't be seeing much of him any time soon. Oh well.

athina7
05-10-2005, 06:12 PM
I can't believe this. Why did this have to happen? First the toe injury, now this. I'm really disappointed. I doubt he will be ready for the FO. Please get well soon Lleyton!

thelma
05-10-2005, 07:37 PM
:awww: :sad: :sad: :sad:

SomL.
05-11-2005, 04:20 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad

bad gambler
05-11-2005, 06:54 AM
Forget the French Open hewitt, focus on the grass :)

scythe19pro
05-12-2005, 07:46 AM
Doctor to rule on Hewitt Open bid
Leo Schlink
12may05

INJURED Lleyton Hewitt will know today if a French Open tilt is possible.

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Nursing cracked ribs after a fall at his Sydney home, Hewitt still wants to contest the Paris grand slam in 11 days.



But he has been unable to practise since the weekend.

Hewitt today will receive another assessment of his injury from Davis Cup doctor David Brookes.

The report will largely decide his French Open plans.

"We are not sure at what rate Lleyton's going to heal," Hewitt's manager Rob Aivatoglou said.

"We're still hoping for the French Open and that a quick reaction on the healing side will make it a reality.

"Lleyton's been advised to rest to help accelerate the healing process.

"Once we receive David Brookes' report, we will have all the parameters in terms of best-case and worst-case scenarios."

Hewitt yesterday extended coach Roger Rasheed's contract until the end of 2006 in a rare show of confidence.

Most tennis coaches seldom have deals of more than a year -- some operate on a weekly basis.

"It's a real show of confidence by Lleyton in what Roger has been preaching for the past two years," Aivatoglou said.

"It (the contract extension) is unique in tennis. Very few coaches have contracts of that length."

Hewitt and Rasheed teamed up after the world champion's loss to Tommy Robredo at the French Open two years ago.

The pair is yet to savour the grand slam glory Hewitt enjoyed with Darren Cahill (2001 US Open) and Jason Stoltenberg (2002 Wimbledon), but Hewitt has played his best tennis over the past 18 months.

Beaten by the eventual champion in every major last year, Hewitt reached the US Open final in September before losing to Marat Safin in the Australian Open decider in January.

With an 18-3 record this season, Hewitt re-established the aura that surrounded his game during a two-year reign as world No. 1.

If Hewitt is unable to contest the French Open, he will be absent from a major for the first time since the 1998 US Open. He would then concentrate on the English grasscourt season, starting with Queen's Club and culminating in another tilt at Wimbledon.

scythe19pro
05-12-2005, 07:54 AM
oops! i didn't realize this article was already posted in GM.

Yasmine
05-12-2005, 08:31 AM
don't worry;) some of us don't bother going to GM so thanks for posting the article here :hug:

Socket
05-12-2005, 06:45 PM
For those of you who wouldn't be caught dead in GM. ;) ;)

Glimmer of hope for Hewitt
By Leo Schlink
13may05

LLEYTON Hewitt's French Open aspirations remain alive - but only just - after the world No.2 yesterday received a medical update on his cracked ribs.

Hewitt remains unlikely for the Roland Garros major in 10 days after falling at his Sydney home on Monday, damaging two ribs.
He yesterday conferred with NSW Institute of Sport doctors and Davis Cup doctor David Brookes over the injury.

The advice was to rest and delay a decision on travelling to Paris until next week.

The probability is Hewitt will withdraw ahead of the draw next week, allowing French officials to slot American Andy Roddick in as second seed behind Roger Federer.

If Hewitt is unable to take his place at the French, he will be absent from a major for the first time since the 1998 US Open.

He has since contested 25 successive slams, winning two and reaching the final in another two.

Socket
05-12-2005, 07:05 PM
This is from the Roland Garros site. As you will realize when you read the the paragraph about Lleyton, fact-checking is not the author's strength.

Clay court strongmen flex their muscles
By Guillaume Baraise
Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Rafael Nadal
Aged just 18, Rafael will be the hot favourite for what is his first outing in Paris. The kid is enjoying the kind of clay court form which Thomas Muster boasted prior to his triumph in 1995. Supremely dominant, the Majorcan has netted five titles in 2005 on his favourite surface, and comes to Paris on the back of a sensational Monte-Carlo-Barcelona-Rome treble. In the final of the Italian event, “Rafa” overcame Guillermo Coria in a marathon 5 hour 15 minute clash which is already being dubbed a “classic” (6/4, 3/6, 6/3, 4/6, 7/6). Wisely, he has heeded the advice of his uncle and coach, Toni, and drawn the line at contesting the Hamburg ATP Masters Series. The breather is sure to do him the world of good in the run up to Roland.

Guillermo Coria
Devoid of titles going into the Hamburg ATP Masters Series, the Argentine’s clay court season has been disappointing yet encouraging, as the 2004 French Open finalist has managed to reach finals in both Monte-Carlo and Rome, where only the stunning form of Rafael Nadal denied him his first silverware. But these failures have clearly taken their toll on his confidence levels and he has begun to show signs of nerves in certain matches. Nevertheless, his game is still rock-solid and due to his increased physical strength, he is perhaps even better equipped than last year.

Roger Federer
Going into the Hamburg tournament, which he has won for the last two years, the world number one will be looking to get his clay court season going, having only competed in Monte-Carlo so far this year, where he lost out in the quarter-finals to Richard Gasquet. Slim pickings indeed. After being forced to give Rome a miss because of a foot injury (inflammation of the plantar arches), Federer’s preparations will be greatly dependent on the German tournament. Premature elimination in Hamburg would reduce his clay-court warm-up to the bare minimum, on a surface where his reign has never been quite so assured.

Gaston Gaudio
From good… to not so good. Gaudio’s recent results on clay have been quite respectable. He has already clinched three titles (Viña del Mar, Buenos Aires and Estoril), but has also suffered two one-sided defeats at the hands of Rafael Nadal in Monte-Carlo (6/3, 6/0) and David Ferrer at Rome (6/0, 6/1). These losses have undoubtedly sapped his confidence, but they’ve also offered him a breather. As is often the case with Gaudio, it’s the mental aspect that’s decisive, but one thing’s for sure: the reigning title-holder will be ready for Roland-Garros.

Andre Agassi
Now aged 35, he remains an accomplished performer on clay and has been in decent form of late. In Rome, he reached the semi-finals by offering Richard Gasquet a tennis lesson, then gave Guillermo Coria plenty of food for thought. In Hamburg, he’ll be looking to fine-tune his preparations, which are sure to be more meticulous than in 2004. No one knows if the American will be saying his goodbyes at Roland, but he’s certainly capable of enjoying a triumphant swansong in Paris.

Andy Roddick
In beating Albert Costa in Rome, Andy Roddick claimed one of his finest wins on clay, but failed narrowly to repeat his feat against another specialist on the surface, Fernando Verdasco, against whom he spurned four match points. A winner in Houston, the American is showing real signs of progress on a surface he has traditionally found problematic, and his participation in Rome and now Hamburg has left no one in any doubt of his desire to do well.

Marat Safin
What’s happened to the Australian Open champion? Since his coronation in Melbourne, the Russian has reeled from one poor performance to another, reserving his worst displays for what is probably his favourite surface, clay. For with the exception of the Monte-Carlo tournament, where he prevailed over two players ill at ease on the dirt, he is yet to get past the second round. In Rome, most worryingly, he allowed unsuspected physical limitations to be exposed by the young Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. Perhaps he will be stirred in Paris by the stature of the event…

Lleyton Hewitt
Whatever happens, Lleyton Hewitt will be short of match and competition practice in Paris. At best, he will have taken part in just one clay court tournament before Roland-Garros, after being absent since his final at Indian Wells in early March with a toe injury. History has shown that Lleyton needs to get plenty of matches under his belt to be effective on clay. His mind may be elsewhere too – he has just announced his intention to remarry and become a father again!

athina7
05-12-2005, 07:10 PM
Thing are beginning to sound very grim. He probably won't be able to play. :sad: But, I'm not giving up hope until its definite.

Turkeyballs Paco
05-12-2005, 07:49 PM
His mind may be elsewhere too – he has just announced his intention to remarry and become a father again!


:lol: thanks for the humor Marlene. This was obviously written either very late at night or very early in the morning. "intention to become a father"? It's a little late for intentions now ;):)

Socket
05-12-2005, 08:08 PM
You're welcome! You know, when I read that article, the first thought that popped into my head was, "Hey, Marly's been holding out on us!" ;) ;)

NOMAD
05-17-2005, 02:12 PM
Hewitt 'still a chance' for France
May 17, 2005

WORLD No.2 Lleyton Hewitt is refusing to rule out a late dash to Roland Garros to compete in the French Open starting on Monday, despite still being forced to rest with a cracked rib.

"He's certainly still a chance," Hewitt's manager Rob Aivatoglou said today.

Australian Open finalist Hewitt has been resting after suffered the injury in a fall at his new Sydney home on May 9.

"He was advised to continue to rest and that position hasn't changed, to give the injury the maximum opportunity to heal as quickly as possible," Aivatoglou said.

"Obviously if he is going to play, he needs to be there in time to commence the tournament, which is Monday.

"Any time frame that allows him to get there in time to compete is what we would consider."


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Hewitt hasn't played a tour event since losing to world No.1 Roger Federer in the final of the Indian Wells Masters in early March.
He played the final with an toe complaint, and missed subsequent tournaments after undergoing surgery for that.

The 24-year-old had returned to training but the rib injury forced him to withdraw from this week's World Team Cup event in Dusseldorf, Germany.

As a consequence, Hewitt will have no clay-court tournament preparation before the French Open.

A quarter-finalist at the French Open and Wimbledon last year, the South Australian may now opt to move straight to grass-court preparations for Wimbledon, where he won his second grand slam title in 2002.

star
05-17-2005, 03:36 PM
"remarry and become a father again"

:haha: :haha:

Anyway, :sad: cause it's looking grim.

Turkeyballs Paco
05-17-2005, 03:46 PM
More of the same news...

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Fairfax digital
Open not ruled out as Hewitt battles rib injury
May 18, 2005

Lleyton Hewitt has still not decided whether he will play the French Open, from next Monday, despite suffering fractured ribs in a fall at his Palm Beach home last week.

"We're still holding out some hope although, obviously, the odds get longer the more time goes by," said Hewitt's business manager, Rob Aivatoglou. The Hewitt camp will leave the decision until the last minute, with some prospect he might even fly to Paris as late as Friday if he feels he could play. However, that would give him precious little time to acclimatise.

While he would be disappointed to miss a grand slam tournament for the first time since the 1998 US Open, withdrawing from the French Open might at least give him more time to prepare before he attempts to win a second Wimbledon title, possibly on the portable grasscourt now in place at the Sydney International Tennis Centre.
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Yeah, it is looking grim. I really miss him playing, but maybe he'll be back in time for Wimbledon. :shrug:

athina7
05-17-2005, 06:08 PM
Another article about Lleyton. Nothing new though.

Hewitt warned off gamble
By Paul Malone
May 18, 2005

LLEYTON Hewitt should play the French Open next week only if he was sure his body was ready for the punishing conditions at Roland Garros, Australian Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald said yesterday.

Hewitt's manager Rob Aivatoglou said yesterday Hewitt had not yet pulled out of the tournament, which starts in Paris on Monday, and would continue to monitor his recovery from a cracked rib.

Hewitt was injured in a fall at his Sydney house earlier this month.

Fitzgerald said he spoke to Hewitt late last week and the world No. 2 was unsure whether to undertake the most strenuous Grand Slam as the tournament in which to play his first event since early March.

"Lleyton was playing it by ear and maybe he'll see how it goes over the next few days," said Fitzgerald, in Brisbane yesterday for a Tennis Australia Milo 12 training squad session at Nudgee College.

"I don't know whether he'll get there or not. You have to be careful about playing such a difficult, taxing tournament on the clay surface, where he has to play awfully well to get to the second week."


Hewitt would have to decide by Friday at the latest whether to fly from Sydney in time to play in Paris or instead target the Queen's Club tournament in London from June 6 on his more favoured grass surface.

Socket
05-17-2005, 07:06 PM
Cross-posted in GM.

Open not ruled out as Hewitt battles rib injury
May 18, 2005

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Lleyton Hewitt has still not decided whether he will play the French Open, from next Monday, despite suffering fractured ribs in a fall at his Palm Beach home last week.

"We're still holding out some hope although, obviously, the odds get longer the more time goes by," said Hewitt's business manager, Rob Aivatoglou. The Hewitt camp will leave the decision until the last minute, with some prospect he might even fly to Paris as late as Friday if he feels he could play. However, that would give him precious little time to acclimatise.

While he would be disappointed to miss a grand slam tournament for the first time since the 1998 US Open, withdrawing from the French Open might at least give him more time to prepare before he attempts to win a second Wimbledon title, possibly on the portable grasscourt now in place at the Sydney International Tennis Centre.

Richard Hinds

thelma
05-17-2005, 09:39 PM
http://www.sportal.com.au/tennis.asp?i=news&id=65806

Hewitt may be right for French
Sportal

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Australian Lleyton Hewitt remains hopeful of getting a clearance to play at the French Open despite still being out of action due to a cracked rib.

The world No.2 has not given up on being able to take his place in the field at Roland Garros, starting on Monday, as he battles to overcome the injury sustained at home on May 9.

"He's certainly still a chance," Hewitt's manager Rob Aivatoglou told AAP.

"He was advised to continue to rest and that position hasn't changed, to give the injury the maximum opportunity to heal as quickly as possible."

"Obviously if he is going to play, he needs to be there in time to commence the tournament, which is Monday."

"Any time frame that allows him to get there in time to compete is what we would consider."

The Australian Open finalist has not played in a tour match since losing to Switzerland's world No.1 Roger Federer in the final of the Indian Wells Masters in early March.

Hewitt struggled through the final with a toe injury, which required surgery resulting in him missing subsequent tournaments as he recuperated.

The 24-year-old was back in training and had expected to play at this week's World Team Cup event in Dusseldorf, Germany before the fall in Sydney that cause the rib injury.

Should Hewitt be right to take his place in Paris, he will have had no lead up practice on clay, which may influence his decision on whether or not to play.

The South Australian may prefer to focus instead on preparing for the grass courts of Wimbledon, where he beat Argentine David Nalbandian in the final back in 2002.

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http://www.smh.com.au/news/Sport/Hewitt-is-still-an-Open-chance-managers/2005/05/17/1116095956979.html?oneclick=true

Hewitt is still an Open chance: manager

May 17, 2005 - 6:16PM

World No.2 Lleyton Hewitt is refusing to rule out a late dash to Roland Garros to compete in the French Open starting on Monday, despite still being forced to rest with a cracked rib.

"He's certainly still a chance," Hewitt's manager Rob Aivatoglou said on Tuesday.

Australian Open finalist Hewitt has been resting after suffered the injury in a fall at his new Sydney home on May 9.

"He was advised to continue to rest and that position hasn't changed, to give the injury the maximum opportunity to heal as quickly as possible," Aivatoglou said.

"Obviously if he is going to play, he needs to be there in time to commence the tournament, which is Monday.

"Any time frame that allows him to get there in time to compete is what we would consider."

Hewitt hasn't played a tour event since losing to world No.1 Roger Federer in the final of the Indian Wells Masters in early March.

He played the final with an toe complaint, and missed subsequent tournaments after undergoing surgery for that.

The 24-year-old had returned to training but the rib injury forced him to withdraw from this week's World Team Cup event in Dusseldorf, Germany.

As a consequence, Hewitt will have no clay-court tournament preparation before the French Open.

A quarter-finalist at the French Open and Wimbledon last year, the South Australian may now opt to move straight to grass-court preparations for Wimbledon, where he won his second grand slam title in 2002.

© 2005 AAP

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Hewitt warned to avoid injury gamble
Paul Malone
18may05

LLEYTON Hewitt should play the French Open next week only if he was sure his body was ready for the punishing conditions at Roland Garros, Australian Davis Cup captain John Fitzgerald said yesterday.

Hewitt's manager Rob Aivatoglou said yesterday Hewitt had not yet pulled out of the tournament, which starts in Paris on Monday, and would continue to monitor his recovery from a cracked rib.

Hewitt was injured in a fall at his Sydney house earlier this month.

Fitzgerald said he spoke to Hewitt late last week and the world No. 2 was unsure whether to undertake the most strenuous Grand Slam as the tournament in which to play his first event since early March.

"Lleyton was playing it by ear and maybe he'll see how it goes over the next few days," said Fitzgerald, in Brisbane yesterday for a Tennis Australia Milo 12 training squad session at Nudgee College.

"I don't know whether he'll get there or not. You have to be careful about playing such a difficult, taxing tournament on the clay surface, where he has to play awfully well to get to the second week."

Hewitt would have to decide by Friday at the latest whether to fly from Sydney in time to play in Paris or instead target the Queen's Club tournament in London from June 6 on his more favoured grass surface.

Fitzgerald applauded Mark Philippoussis's decision to apply for a wildcard to a $US25,000 ($33,082) Challenger at Surbiton from May 30 and then the ATP Queen's Club event.

Philippoussis, ranked 189th in the world, turned down a wildcard for the French Open and Fitzgerald said Australia's 2003 Wimbledon runner-up had been practising hard on grass in Florida in recent days.

Fitzgerald said Philippoussis was so proficient on grass he could be a second-week contender at Wimbledon even though he has won only two tour matches since his fourth-round finish at Wimbledon last July.

"It's a good move to go to Surbiton and hopefully get some matches there to prepare himself well and give himself a chance at Wimbledon," he said.

"I've been in contact with Mark's coach Andrew Florent and he says Mark has been working really well on grass and he will have a heightened confidence on the surface.

"If he gets some matches before Wimbledon, then why wouldn't he (make the second week)?"

Fitzgerald makes at least six visits a year for TA's Milo junior program, which has 11 centres in Queensland.

He said Australia had a particularly good crop of players from the age of 11 to 16, with Gold Coast 12-year-old Bernard Tomic the most advanced.

Tomic conceded just two games in winning his first two matches this week at Melbourne Park, where he is playing for Australia's 14-and-under team in an Asia-Oceania qualifying event for the World Team junior competition.

Tomic sent New Zealander Stuart Robertson packing 6-1, 6-1 yesterday.

"He (Tomic) is advanced for a lad that age," Fitzgerald said.

Turkeyballs Paco
05-17-2005, 10:48 PM
Yeah, I think he will miss this one. I look forward to him playing again, that's for sure.

Socket
05-19-2005, 02:45 PM
Lleyton is out of RG. :sad:

Hewitt to miss French Open

May 19, 2005

AUSTRALIAN tennis star Lleyton Hewitt is out of the French Open.


The World No.2 failed to recover from a rib injury sustained last week and confirmed tonight he would not take his place in the second grand slam of the year starting on Monday at Roland Garros.
"I have decided to take doctor's advice and not play next week as returning too early runs the risk of prolonging my recovery period," said Hewitt in a press release.

"This is obviously disappointing but I am taking a longer term approach.

"My sights are now firmly set on the forthcoming grasscourt season starting with Queen's and then Wimbledon, building up to our tough Davis Cup tie against Argentina in Sydney."

AAP

Yasmine
05-19-2005, 02:56 PM
:bigcry: why why why??? get well soon Lleyton :hug:

Turkeyballs Paco
05-19-2005, 02:57 PM
Yeah, not surprising. Can you imagine he missed the entire clay season? Hopefully he'll be back for the grass season, but I'm not putting money on it.

Hope he gets back soon. I miss his C'Mons! Nobody is this entertaining on the court!

NOMAD
05-19-2005, 03:10 PM
:sad: :sad: :tears:

Socket
05-19-2005, 03:34 PM
I don't even want to start thinking that Lleyton would have to miss the grass season too! I don't think I'd be able to stand that. :sad: :sad: :sad:

Knockers LaBroad
05-19-2005, 03:35 PM
Bummer.......:sad:

Hope he gets really well for Wimbledon.

Knockers LaBroad
05-19-2005, 03:48 PM
I don't even want to start thinking that Lleyton would have to miss the grass season too! I don't think I'd be able to stand that. :sad: :sad: :sad:

Well, most of us are already 'practised' at not seeing their fav anymore... Really no fun and always hoping for the best, nothing more you can do.

But that's definately not the case for you.


Hopefully he won't be missing the grass season, I'm only a bit worried about the amount of matches he has under his belt this year....

NOMAD
05-19-2005, 03:50 PM
Please take good care of yourself,Lleyton.
I can't stand he can't play grass either,Marlene. :sad: :hug:

scythe19pro
05-19-2005, 04:27 PM
Another article:

Hewitt out of French Open
Leo Schlink
EXCLUSIVE
20may05

LLEYTON Hewitt is out of the French Open.

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The world No. 2 will withdraw from Roland Garros today ahead of the draw after failing to recover from cracked ribs.


"It's disappointing," Hewitt said last night. "I haven't missed a grand slam in a long time now, and they are what you play for, the big tournaments.

"The ribs are getting better, but I've only been able to rest since I hurt them. I haven't been able to practise at all.

"Although the injury has improved a lot, it would be a huge risk going over to the French and playing best-of-five set matches on probably the toughest surface of all after having no practice.

"I haven't been able to hit now for more than 10 days.

"If I'd gone over there now and taken on some of the best players in the world on that surface, I could have jeopardised my whole grasscourt season and Wimbledon."

Hewitt, 24, will be absent from a major for the first time since the 1998 US Open.

Since then, he has contested 25 consecutive slams, winning two -- 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon -- and reaching the final of two others -- 2004 US Open and this season's Australian Open.

He will stay in Sydney to prepare for the Stella Artois Championships at Queen's Club from June 6, ahead of Wimbledon on June 20.

Hewitt's absence is a crushing blow to the meagre Australian presence at the French Open, which starts on Monday.

He joins world No. 8 Alicia Molik (illness) and Mark Philippoussis (fitness) on the sidelines, leaving Wayne Arthurs (86th) and Samantha Stosur (52) as Australia's top-ranked competitors.

Hewitt will today begin using a stationary bike to rebuild fitness before venturing to White City's grasscourts next week.

Wimbledon remains uppermost in his thinking.

"Obviously I feel I've got a pretty good chance of doing well at Wimbledon this year," Hewitt said. "At the moment, there's a bit of a problem with twisting and turning. It's not bad when I'm going in a straight line, but tennis has a lot of twisting and turning."

Hewitt cracked two ribs in a freak mishap 11 days ago at his home in Palm Beach, Sydney.

The injury followed surgery to remove a cyst from his right foot.

The South Australian has not played a match since March 20, when he lost the final to world No. 1 Roger Federer in Indian Wells, California.

The prolonged absence has robbed Hewitt of the chance to slash Federer's rankings lead, yet he has managed to retain second place.

New South Wales Institute of Sport doctors and Davis Cup medico David Brookes advised Hewitt against an early return.

Hewitt's coach Roger Rasheed said he would arrange for Hewitt to practise on grass as soon as his charge had recovered fully.

"As soon as Lleyton is capable of getting out on the grass, we'll be out there," Rasheed said.

"We will go with caution and accelerate gradually. He's been starved of tennis for about 10 weeks now with the injuries, so we'll go carefully."

Hewitt's manager Rob Aivatoglou said the grasscourt program leading into Wimbledon had yet to be decided.

"At the moment, it's Queen's Club and then a week off before Wimbledon," he said. "But if Lleyton feels he needs more matches the week immediately before Wimbledon, he may play an exhibition in that week."

Philippoussis has come to Hewitt's rescue in the race for Wimbledon fitness. Floundering at 185th in the world, Philippoussis will partner Hewitt in doubles at the Queen's Club.

Socket
05-19-2005, 04:31 PM
Well, most of us are already 'practised' at not seeing their fav anymore... Really no fun and always hoping for the best, nothing more you can do.

But that's definately not the case for you.


Hopefully he won't be missing the grass season, I'm only a bit worried about the amount of matches he has under his belt this year....
Oh, I've had a lot of practice not seeing my favorite female player. Monica has been out of action for almost two years now, and it's not certain she will ever play again. And let's not even talk about how long she was out when she was stabbed.

scythe19pro
05-19-2005, 04:35 PM
So, if Andy makes it to the 4th round he'll be #2 in the world right?
I really don't see that happening. I mean, Andy winnig 3 matchs best of five sets on clay...
Anyway, take care Lleyton! Get well soon. We miss you!

Yasmine
05-19-2005, 04:45 PM
I just went to a french television website, covering Roland Garros, there is nothing new there but a nice quote about Lleyton, so I'll translate it;)

Lleyton Hewitt forfait à Roland

L'Australien Lleyton Hewitt, a déclaré forfait pour le tournoi de tennis de Roland Garros en raison d'une blessure.


Le numéro 2 mondial, s'était fêlé deux côtes à la suite d'une chute à son domicile à Sydney la semaine dernière, alors qu'il se préparait à retourner à la compétition après une récente opération à un orteil. Il n'a plus joué sur le circuit de l'ATP depuis le tournoi d'Indian Wells au mois de mars.

Ancien vainqueur de l'US Open (2001) et de Wimbledon (2002), si Hewitt n'a jamais brillé réellement porte d'Auteuil (quart de finaliste en 2004), sa rage et sa détermination vont manquées à la terre battue parisienne.


Lleyton Hewitt out of Roland Garros

The australian player Lleyton Hewitt, pulled out of the tennis championships Roland Garros, because of an injury.

World number 2, craqued 2 of his ribs after a fall in his home in Sydney last week, although he was training to come back to competition after a recent surgery on his toe. He didn't play on the ATP tour since the tournament in Indianwells in march.

Winner of the US Open (2001) and Wimbledon (2002), if Hewitt never went very far porte d'Auteuil (QF 2004), his fighting spirit and determination are gonna be missed on the parisien clay.

Socket
05-19-2005, 05:34 PM
So, if Andy makes it to the 4th round he'll be #2 in the world right?
I really don't see that happening. I mean, Andy winnig 3 matchs best of five sets on clay...
Anyway, take care Lleyton! Get well soon. We miss you!
I don't know what the results for rankings would be. Bob Larson's tennis news usually discusses that, or you can ask in the Roddick forum. They might have figured out the numbers.

Socket
05-19-2005, 05:35 PM
"Fighting spirit and determination" -- yes, that is a nice quote and perfectly describes Lleyton. Thanks! :yeah:

Corinna
05-19-2005, 05:36 PM
:awww: poor lleyton :sad: i would love to see him playing...but it might be better if he spent the time in getting totally healthy again and preparing well for the grass season when he'll attack again :yeah:

athina7
05-19-2005, 05:45 PM
Oh no... How dissappointing. :sad: I was so hoping he would be able to play. I can't believe he is actually going to miss a GS. However, this does seem like a smart decision. There is no way he would want to jepordise Wimbledon. I really really hope he's OK for the grass court season. I can't take him being absent anymore. Really, its been too long. Get well very very soon Lleyton! You will be missed at RG.

kim-fan
05-19-2005, 06:17 PM
damn :sad:
I was kinda hoping he'd still make it.
well, he's going to destroy everyone in the grass season! :fiery:

Turkeyballs Paco
05-19-2005, 07:15 PM
well, he's going to destroy everyone in the grass season!

:yeah: Can't wait to see him back again, I hope he'll be back for the grass season. C'mon Lleyton! :kiss:

Socket
05-19-2005, 08:27 PM
I'm hoping that Lleyton's lack of activity during clay court season will lead him to play more events over the summer. He's not currently commited to the Washington, DC event, so I hope he decides to commit or takes a WC. I'd love to see him play again in person.

Turkeyballs Paco
05-19-2005, 10:30 PM
Yeah, that would be cool if he decided to play at Washington DC. I am surprised he wouldn't want to. Anybody know if he's playing Cincinnati? Not that I'll be able to go to either one... :sad:

More humor from the Bladder. I was waiting for this one...
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TENNIS
Hewitt suffers another mystery injury at home
by STAFF REPORTERS


Tennis star Lleyton Hewitt is even less likely to play at Roland Garros after suffering another mysterious injury at home in Florida.

Hewitt, who last week cracked ribs in an unidentified domestic blunder, yesterday was badly hurt in an unspecified electrolysis accident.

Hewitt’s business manager, Rob Avaiheadinthesand, said it hadn’t occurred to him to ask his star client what actually happened.

“It’s funny,” he said. “Last week, I didn’t bother to ask him how he cracked a rib and now I’ve completely not considered the idea of asking why all the hair on Lleyton’s body has shrivelled and given him third degree burns on 85 per cent of his skin, with the notable exception of his big toe which isn’t very hairy.”

Avaiheadinthesand agreed that there probably was a “pretty interesting” story behind the ailments of Australia’s top tennis star and that most fans would not think it unreasonable to know why their hero is out of a Grand Slam event.

“I’m new to this media caper,” he said. “I’ll have to write a note to myself to ask for details if Lleyton phones me, saying he’s lost an arm or something. Also, I’ll have to remember which arm. If it’s his racquet arm, that’s really serious isn’t it?”

Socket
05-19-2005, 11:01 PM
:haha: But I want to know exactly what hair would Lleyton be removing via electrolysis. The only real candidate is his "beard," and I think he'd rather lose his arm than his "beard."

Turkeyballs Paco
05-19-2005, 11:13 PM
Hmmm. Maybe it's the hair... down there? The things you gotta do to keep your woman happy. :lick:

roberta
05-19-2005, 11:13 PM
C´MOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNN LLEYTON!!!!!! GET WELL FOR THE GRASS SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery: :fiery: :armed: :tennis: ;) SIZE=1](PLEASE KICK FEDERER´S ASS!!!!!!)[/SIZE] :devil: WE LOVE YOU AND WE MISS YOU!!! :yeah: :hug: :kiss: :music: YOU ROCK!!!! :rocker2:

NINA_BCN
05-19-2005, 11:20 PM
Lleyton, Lleyton... :smash:

Turkeyballs Paco
05-19-2005, 11:34 PM
:topic:

I saw the cutest t-shirts at my the tennis shop yesterday. They said "the vicht" and had a little artsy cartoon guy doing "the vicht" like Lleyton. Cool.

NINA_BCN
05-19-2005, 11:36 PM
:topic:

I saw the cutest t-shirts at my the tennis shop yesterday. They said "the vicht" and had a little artsy cartoon guy doing "the vicht" like Lleyton. Cool.

:lol: :yeah:

Socket
05-20-2005, 03:03 AM
Hmmm. Maybe it's the hair... down there? The things you gotta do to keep your woman happy. :lick:
Ewwwwwwwwwwww. :eek:

SomL.
05-20-2005, 12:07 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Socket
05-20-2005, 01:51 PM
So he did fall down the stairs, after all.

Hewitt 'hungry' for Wimbledon return
Fri, 20 May 2005

Lleyton Hewitt said he was hungry to play at Wimbledon after being forced out of his first grand slam tennis tournament in seven years.

The former world number one on Thursday officially withdrew from next week's French Open at Roland Garros with a broken rib and has a month to prepare for Wimbledon.

A former Wimbledon champion, Hewitt said he would be as determined as ever when he finally gets back on the court in preparation for Wimbledon.

The 24-year-old Australian plans to play in the Queen's tournament in London as a grass court lead-in to Wimbledon.

"I tell you I will be as hungry as ever getting on the grass," Hewitt told Channel Seven on Friday. "I will be ready to run through walls and fences to get into the All-England club."

The second-ranked Hewitt fell down the stairs in his Sydney home and said if he wasn't carrying clothes at the time the injury could have been worse.

"I was carrying my change of clothes to put in the car and as I have gone down the steps I slipped," Hewitt said.

"Because I was carrying stuff, which was probably a blessing, I probably would have broken my wrist if I was trying to save myself (from falling)."

Hewitt will spend the next few weeks at home with fiancée Bec Cartwright, who is expecting the couple's first child in October.


AFP

NOMAD
05-20-2005, 06:21 PM
"I tell you I will be as hungry as ever getting on the grass," Hewitt told Channel Seven on Friday. "I will be ready to run through walls and fences to get into the All-England club."


:clap2: C'mon,Lleyton! The fight spirit always remains in his blood. :D

Lisbeth
05-21-2005, 10:02 AM
:sad: get well soon Lleyton (and consider buying a lift instead of taking the stairs?)