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The Lleyton Llovefest

Lisbeth
07-07-2005, 01:39 AM
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Welcome to The Lleyton Llovefest, a thread for all the things we Lleyton fans love about him :cool:

I thought to start proceedings I would post my 5 favourite things about Lleyton :) If anyone else wants to do this, I'll collate the most popular.

Otherwise just feel free to post anything you want to say about why you Llove Lleyton ... tennis and non-tennis reasons welcome :lol:

Lisbeth
07-07-2005, 01:46 AM
Jane's Favourite Things About Lleyton

1. His backhand down the line, especially when hit on the run to a ball no-one else would get to!

2. The fact he never gives up. Not ever. Never.

3. If he can physically walk, he'll jump on the nearest plane and make it to a DC tie anywhere in the world, however inconvenient, and then produce great tennis.

4. His compassion for children and disabled people.

5. His favourite tennis player is Pat Rafter :)

star
07-07-2005, 01:48 AM
6. His fire!

7. His passion!

Socket
07-07-2005, 01:51 AM
Thanks for starting this great thread! :worship:

Here's my list:

1) His fighting spirit and "never say die" spirit. He consistently "fights above his weight" and never tanks a match.

2) His on-court enthusiasm, including the "vicht", the "lawnmower" and the bellows of "C'MOOOOON." While others think it's poor sportsmanship, I know that he's just completely "in the moment" and that's he reacting to being in a winning position, no offense to his opponent.

3) His lobs -- I love to hear the crowd go "awwwwww" when they kiss the line.

4) His work with Special Olympians -- Lleyton displays tremedous patience with them and continues his work, even though almost every sportswriter ignores his involvement.

5) His sense of patriotism and his commitment to Davis Cup.

Bonus favorite thing: His great cheekbones and cheeky smile ;) ;)

Lisbeth
07-07-2005, 02:03 AM
:inlove: how did I forget the cheekbones? ;)

star
07-07-2005, 02:10 AM
13. Great cheekbones

14. Cheeky smile

15. the Vicht!!!!!!

Allure
07-07-2005, 02:24 AM
1. His hotness :hearts:
2. His game :worship:
3. His personality (he's not boring, that's for sure)
4. His affiliation with Special Olympics :)

I'll post when I think of another one.

JeNn
07-07-2005, 03:34 AM
19. His Self esteem - he doesn't give a shit what people think of him and does what he thinks is right :worship:
20. His Volley - he has great hands at net. I love it when he does the drop volleys especially.
21. His BIG Penis - 9 inches ain't no joke ;)

Allure
07-07-2005, 04:56 AM
21. His BIG Penis - 9 inches ain't no joke ;)

:eek: I guess I found my number 5. ;)

bad gambler
07-07-2005, 05:05 AM
His top spin lob, his big heart :worship:

kim-fan
07-07-2005, 10:30 AM
23. his smile :hearts:

Allure
07-07-2005, 11:13 AM
Kim-fan: Hot pics. :hearts: It should have came with a warning: not for the faint-hearted. ;)

FanOfHewitt
07-07-2005, 02:59 PM
I love the way he takes defeat. He gets everything he has out of himself so he wins no matter what the result.

I also love the way he puts the fear of God into linespeople. lol

Socket
07-07-2005, 03:03 PM
I also love the way he puts the fear of God into linespeople. lol

"Wake up, love!"

:rolls: :haha:

jusjctin
07-07-2005, 06:19 PM
24: I really love how he respectfully takes off his hat at the net after each game, win or lose. It doesn't seem like much but no one else really does that!

Turkeyballs Paco
07-07-2005, 09:10 PM
25 his wild hair
26 the dimple on his chin
27 his fiery green eyes

I could go on and on! :wavey:

star
07-07-2005, 11:25 PM
"Wake up, love!"

:rolls: :haha:

:lol:

Lisbeth
07-08-2005, 12:05 AM
My "shallow" 3 ...

His legs ;)

His lovely green eyes :inlove:

He's the only Australian sports star I can remember who doesn't look ghastly in green and yellow :lol:



My "awwww" 3 ...

He stands by his girl

He's not too up himself to still unashamedly support his childhood footy team

He's nice to his mum ;) (ooh controversial :lol: )

Socket
07-08-2005, 12:34 AM
He's the only Australian sports star I can remember who doesn't look ghastly in green and yellow :lol:

He's not too up himself to still unashamedly support his childhood footy team

He's nice to his mum ;) (ooh controversial :lol: )
Too funny! :haha:

star
07-08-2005, 12:51 AM
24: I really love how he respectfully takes off his hat at the net after each game, win or lose. It doesn't seem like much but no one else really does that!

I like that too. I think it's very respectful, and also it lets us have better pictures of his face. :)

Socket
07-08-2005, 01:43 AM
I like that too. I think it's very respectful, and also it lets us have better pictures of his face. :)
And gives hairstylists across the world the heeby-jeebies. ;) ;)

star
07-08-2005, 03:25 AM
Yeah. And he doesn't care. :)

shirleyhewitt
07-08-2005, 04:04 AM
:bounce: You are right. Lleyton absolutely possesses lots of characteristics deserving our unreserved and endless love. :hug:

Then what can I say? :scratch: Well, I love his everything. :hearts: You are my evreything lleyton. I'll love you forever. :smooch:

Lisbeth
07-10-2005, 04:16 AM
I like the cap gesture too - plus the fact he always has a nice word for the other guy at the net, win or lose. A few of his net greetings have been so generous that the other guy was visibly moved and reported his nice words to the press - Goran's last ever match which he lost to Lleyton at Wimbledon springs to mind.

I much prefer this play your heart out but leave any bad feelings on the court attitude than those players who look down on a bit of on-court emotion but then spend a week bitching about their opponent after it's all over ;)

Lisbeth
07-13-2005, 01:44 AM
I love his cut-to-the-chase responses to stupid questions :lol:

ie "You can if you want but it's a stupid question" ;)

Socket
07-13-2005, 01:45 AM
I love his cut-to-the-chase responses to stupid questions :lol:

ie "You can if you want but it's a stupid question" ;)
It runs a close second to his "I'm sitting here and you're sitting there" response. :)

Lisbeth
07-13-2005, 01:47 AM
I've actually met the recipient of the "you're sitting there" comment (friend of an acquaintance type situation) - it was years ago, but I think he would have taken that comment in good humour ;)

FanOfHewitt
07-13-2005, 02:26 AM
In line with the last few responses, I love the way Lleyton takes no shit from journos.

The way I see it, if a journo wants to praise a sportsperson he should do it without expecting to get his ass licked in return.

As the recent article by Drucker shows (posted in the general section) alot of journalists nowadays only want to write positive articles about sportspeople if the sportspeople suck up to them and show them every courtesy.

It breeds a culture of wankas like James Blake who pander to the media to get a profile instead or earning it through what they should be doing - playing tennis.

I personally don't care much about Lleyton's family and Bec and what he does in his spare time. It's nobody's business and shouldn't be for public consumption. I just love the way he goes about things on the court and these journos should concentrate on that rather than looking for them to suck up to them and open up and tell them what their favourite colour and favourite book and favourite thing to do in their spare time is.

If the players feel like opening up, all good and fine, but don't blame a guy if he refuses to do so. There is no onus whatsoever on him to do it.

Socket
07-13-2005, 02:46 AM
In line with the last few responses, I love the way Lleyton takes no shit from journos.

The way I see it, if a journo wants to praise a sportsperson he should do it without expecting to get his ass licked in return.

As the recent article by Drucker shows (posted in the general section) alot of journalists nowadays only want to write positive articles about sportspeople if the sportspeople suck up to them and show them every courtesy.

It breeds a culture of wankas like James Blake who pander to the media to get a profile instead or earning it through what they should be doing - playing tennis.

I personally don't care much about Lleyton's family and Bec and what he does in his spare time. It's nobody's business and shouldn't be for public consumption. I just love the way he goes about things on the court and these journos should concentrate on that rather than looking for them to suck up to them and open up and tell them what their favourite colour and favourite book and favourite thing to do in their spare time is.

If the players feel like opening up, all good and fine, but don't blame a guy if he refuses to do so. There is no onus whatsoever on him to do it.
:worship: :worship: :worship:

BTW, you should post this in the GM thread where the Drucker article is. It's a great response.

Lisbeth
07-13-2005, 06:46 AM
How could I forget one of the things I love most about Lleyton ... his Llovely Fans here in LLL :kiss: ;)

star
07-13-2005, 12:36 PM
Llovely Ffans!!!

Right now I'm watching Llance. :)

avocadoe
07-13-2005, 01:54 PM
Llovely Ffans!!!

Right now I'm watching Llance. :)
GO Lleyton, Llance, & Sstar :wavey:

star
07-13-2005, 03:36 PM
:wavey: Avo!!

Llance was magnificent yesterday. :)
Vino is being magnificent today. :)

avocadoe
07-14-2005, 01:26 PM
LOL we have done this before, halted positing on a thread...you'll have your hands full this weekend between Coria, Lleyton and Lance...hope you get that Coria/Hewitt for your avatar :)

star
07-14-2005, 02:09 PM
People shouldn't be intimidaed by us chatting. :)

It's all LleytonLlove. :)

Hagar
07-15-2005, 10:47 AM
I wrote this in another thread:

"First of all, have a look at
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players...ayernumber=H432
I read this page from time to time and each time I find it simply breathtaking what Hewitt has achieved at only 24.

I think he's awesome to watch. He does not have the in-your-face talent of Federer, but he has all the things one needs to be the absolute top in tennis. First of all, Hewitt performs all the basic shots in tennis very well: forehand, backhand, serve, drop shot, lob. Most of the time he plays from the baseline but when he comes to the net he shows that his volleys are also very decent. His footwork is amazing; it's always fantastic to watch in slow motion how he moves. His timing is great and he has very good eyes which makes him a terrific returner and helps him to come up with deadly passing shots.
Hewitt is a guy who often kills slowly. He's rarely dominant in a match the way Federer is. He's rather a kind of body snatcher; he will keep returning the ball. Sometimes you would think a robot has taken over.

On top of all this, I think he is the player who keeps working on his game, and that is something I admire him very much for. Of all the things Hewitt achieved, and that are many things, the way he bounced back after a lacklustre 2003 (lacklustre to Hewitt's standards coz a lot of players would still have been very happy to have had such a year) to the top 3 at the end of 2004, is one of his most amazing feats."

Men's tennis is so mucht better when Lleyton is around. He plays really well most of the time, there's always intensity in his matches, and his shotmaking is so excellent that there are always "Ahwwww"-moments in his matches.
He and Federer are really the players I enjoy most, it's just a pleasure to watch them play.

star
07-15-2005, 12:20 PM
"a body snatcher" :haha: :haha:

That was great.

Lisbeth
07-17-2005, 11:38 PM
Another one I was reminded of this weekend:

Lleyton never makes excuses for his losses. He just says he should have risen to the occasion and didn't.

Sometimes I wish he was less hard on himself but I think it's just part of being Lleyton ;)

star
07-17-2005, 11:40 PM
He's a guy's guy. I like that. :)

But he's also a big supporter of his woman -- whoever she may be. I like that too. :)

Socket
07-17-2005, 11:47 PM
And he's definitely not PC. ;) WYSIWYG. I so much prefer that to the phonies and Zen masters on the tour. Not to mention anybody by name, of course.

star
07-18-2005, 01:15 AM
Plus, he's not an "International Man" :lol: :lol:

Lisbeth
07-19-2005, 03:24 AM
24: I really love how he respectfully takes off his hat at the net after each game, win or lose. It doesn't seem like much but no one else really does that!

Interestingly, I noticed Peter Luczak did this after his Davis Cup match v Coria :) Lleyton has set a trend :)

Lisbeth
07-22-2005, 01:48 AM
I have a new one today :D

I love Lleyton's beautiful new wife :inlove:

Lleytonluver
07-25-2005, 01:59 AM
hey guys i'm new here. let me introduce myself. my name is urmi (er-mee) and i am 14 and going into 9th grade. i have been a lleyton fan since i was in fifth grade but never had the guts to talk to all of you. so here i am. i am from america and i can never get enough of lleyton. i just love him sooooo much. i would like to say a few things about him.
i love his beautiful green eyes and his heart-shaped lips and his jawline is just like an actors. i also luv his wavy blonde hair and his tanned sweaty chest. he is so nice and deserves everything positive. okay so bye

Lisbeth
07-25-2005, 02:09 AM
:wavey: Urmi :) Welcome to LLL! Please feel welcome to "talk" to us whenever you feel like it :)

Socket
07-27-2005, 03:16 PM
hey guys i'm new here. let me introduce myself. my name is urmi (er-mee) and i am 14 and going into 9th grade. i have been a lleyton fan since i was in fifth grade but never had the guts to talk to all of you. so here i am. i am from america and i can never get enough of lleyton. i just love him sooooo much. i would like to say a few things about him.
i love his beautiful green eyes and his heart-shaped lips and his jawline is just like an actors. i also luv his wavy blonde hair and his tanned sweaty chest. he is so nice and deserves everything positive. okay so bye
Hello and welcome! :wavey: You post on the Lleytonland board, don't you? I think I remember your screen name.

Lleytonluver
07-28-2005, 12:26 PM
yeah i do. thanks for remembering me. do you control this board?

Socket
07-28-2005, 12:58 PM
yeah i do. thanks for remembering me. do you control this board?
Only in my fantasies. ;) ;)

Yasmine
07-28-2005, 01:24 PM
Only in my fantasies. ;) ;)
in your fantasies? don't fantasies sometimes come true? :devil:

Lleytonluver
07-28-2005, 06:31 PM
in your fantasies? don't fantasies sometimes come true? :devil:
did your lleyton fantasies come true?

Yasmine
07-28-2005, 06:50 PM
did your lleyton fantasies come true?
:sad: :sad: :sad: no! :devil:

Lleytonluver
07-28-2005, 08:42 PM
oh that's too bad :confused: :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

Lisbeth
08-09-2005, 03:02 AM
I love the fact Lleyton that Lleyton has kept his residence in Australia and therefore pays Australian tax.

This is something I can't even say about my darling Pat Rafter in his prime earning years, and the amount in question wouldn't be peanuts either.

Socket
08-09-2005, 03:26 AM
I love the fact Lleyton that Lleyton has kept his residence in Australia and therefore pays Australian tax.

This is something I can't even say about my darling Pat Rafter in his prime earning years, and the amount in question wouldn't be peanuts either.
I remember about the mini-scandal his tax residence in Bermuda (?) caused when he was voted Australian of the Year. Some columnist said he should have won Bermudian of the Year instead. :devil:

In the States, you have to pay taxes based on citizenship, so even if you live in Monte Carlo, you have to fork it over (although you get a credit for whatever foreign taxes paid). But the US is the exception to the rule on this.

Lisbeth
08-09-2005, 03:35 AM
Well, Pat never gave up his citizenship, only his residency status. We don't have your approach for Aus citizens overseas, though I can certainly see the merit of that :lol: I don't remember the Aus of the Year tax issue though I remember some twit saying he shouldn't be because he was "living in sin" with Lara :lol: It's a fairly pointless award anyway, imho. But I digress ;)

We do have significantly higher tax than the USA so it's probably more tempting for our stars to leave for a while. Of course we get quite a lot more back from our system as well but that's not so relevant when you're a millionaire ;)

At any rate, the amount of Aus tax Lleyton pays would fund a fair few phone lines (or whatever) so I thought it deserves a mention.

Socket
08-09-2005, 01:59 PM
Well, Pat never gave up his citizenship, only his residency status. We don't have your approach for Aus citizens overseas, though I can certainly see the merit of that :lol: I don't remember the Aus of the Year tax issue though I remember some twit saying he shouldn't be because he was "living in sin" with Lara :lol: It's a fairly pointless award anyway, imho. But I digress ;)

We do have significantly higher tax than the USA so it's probably more tempting for our stars to leave for a while. Of course we get quite a lot more back from our system as well but that's not so relevant when you're a millionaire ;)

At any rate, the amount of Aus tax Lleyton pays would fund a fair few phone lines (or whatever) so I thought it deserves a mention.
Actually, the Aussie lawyer I work with tells me that the Australian government ranks quite high on the "cost-of-bureaucracy" index (higher than either the US or Canada), so you might not be getting as much bang for your buck as you think. . .

Speaking of residency and citizenship, my sister, who lives in Las Vegas, has told me that there's a rumor floating out there that Steffi Graf has applied/is going to apply for US citizenship and will give up her German passport. Andre has supposedly enlisted the aid of his friends in the Nevada Congressional delegation to help keep it all very quiet.

Lisbeth
08-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Oooh interesting re Steffi :)

Australia is a very strange country tax-wise, as you say we have waaay too much government in a whole bunch of ways, but we also rate quite high on the quality and availability of public healthcare and education and such things. Also our tax system is amongst the most complicated in the world, I'm told (I wouldn't really know as I gave up trying to do my own years ago ;) ) All of which only enhances my admiration for Lleyton opting to pay Australian tax :lol:

Lisbeth
08-24-2005, 02:59 AM
Since he's getting blasted for it in GM ...

I Llove it when Lleyton says he can win! I don't even care whether it's confidence or trash talk - I llove it anyway :inlove:

star
08-24-2005, 03:02 AM
I would absolutely HATE it if Lleyton said he couldn't win it.

I haven't seen anything in GM, but are they nuts? It's ridiculous for a top player to say he can't win it.

Of course, Lleyton can win. Some things have to fall his way, but it's not crazy talk. :)

Lisbeth
08-24-2005, 03:06 AM
Just the usual "get stuck into LLeyton for saying he can win and then get stuck into others for saying Roger is too good" crap. Considering he's the #3 seed (and that on a limited schedule) if he wasn't in with a chance there'd be no point anyone bothering to turn up, would there?

I think he admits he would need some luck but as you say it's not crazy :) I think he gets the talk up your odds thing from AFL but I find it much healthier than the sycophantic self deprecating (and hence often self sabotaging) alternative.

Yasmine
08-24-2005, 08:01 AM
They are getting frigging annoying in GM... They really take any excuse to bash players, whether it's what they say, how they look, their gf/wife... :rolleyes: I wonder if they know what tennis look like sometime as any subject is talked about except the sport sometimes!

star
08-24-2005, 01:03 PM
Do you think that is because most of the posters on MTF are teens?

Well, some of the supposed "grown-ups" are just as bad, I guess.

Socket
08-24-2005, 01:03 PM
They are getting frigging annoying in GM... They really take any excuse to bash players, whether it's what they say, how they look, their gf/wife... :rolleyes: I wonder if they know what tennis look like sometime as any subject is talked about except the sport sometimes!
Yes, it's like a return to junior high school (or middle school). I'm embarrassed for some posters at times. Could you imagine what the players would think if they read some of those posts?

Turkeyballs Paco
08-24-2005, 02:31 PM
I agree. GM is so stupid about that. I'm tempted to start 40 threads about how great Lleyton Hewitt is so they can open up their page and that's all they see. Wouldn't that be fantastic?

Socket
08-24-2005, 02:58 PM
I agree. GM is so stupid about that. I'm tempted to start 40 threads about how great Lleyton Hewitt is so they can open up their page and that's all they see. Wouldn't that be fantastic?
:haha: You should do that -- if nothing else, you'll get some v-cash for thread opening. ;)

Lleytonluver
08-24-2005, 03:51 PM
wat is GM i am sooooo confused

Socket
08-24-2005, 04:42 PM
wat is GM i am sooooo confused
GM is the "General Messages" forum.

Lisbeth
08-24-2005, 11:51 PM
:haha: You should do that -- if nothing else, you'll get some v-cash for thread opening. ;)

and you'll get more when I view them to post :yeah:

Lisbeth
09-04-2005, 06:47 AM
I love the way Lleyton can cope with any weather - wind, heat, humidity, cold ... no problem for our Lleyton!

star
09-04-2005, 03:13 PM
I think I need to post here so Jane can change her avatar. :bigwave:

Lisbeth
09-05-2005, 01:53 AM
Apparently Lleyton has won 10 of his last 11 5 set matches! What's not to Llove about that? :D (Well, he could maybe let fewer go that far but never mind ;) )

star
09-05-2005, 02:36 AM
I llove it that Lleyton lloves Bbec no matter how hideousl her fashion sense. :)

FanOfHewitt
09-09-2005, 06:58 AM
Apparently Lleyton has won 10 of his last 11 5 set matches! What's not to Llove about that? :D (Well, he could maybe let fewer go that far but never mind ;) )

Awesome! I also love it when Lleyton gets into the zone in the last set of the match and finishes on a peak like he did against Niemenen. It's incredible how he seems to produce his best and most error free tennis after a 2 or 3 hour grind. The man was just born for battle.

Some more great matches when Lleyton entered the zone:

2005 Aussie Open R16 v Nadal in the fifth set. Hewitt was virtually getting blasted off the court up until midway though the 4th set where he decided to go for broke, giving it back to Nadal and then some. He was a demon in the 5th.

2004 French Open R32 v Verkerk in the fifth set. Verkerk was serving insanely well and getting in Hewitt's face, and Hewitt didn't have a sniff for 2 and a half sets. But he hung in there, weathered the storm and didn't miss a ball in the last set. One of the best 'come on's' of all time after this one. I'll never forget the thickness of the vein on his neck! One of the commentators (not sure who, some stiff English type) was shocked/horrified/amazed/ at the duration and depth of the 'come on!'. After it continued for several seconds the commentator exclaimed "Oh!". lmfaoo.

2003 Davis Cup Semi Final v Federer in the fifth set. Hewitt scraps and gnaws his way back from the brink of defeat and then starts plastering winners all over the place in the last set. Never seen a guy build up that much momentum.

2003 Davis Cup Final v Ferrero in the fifth set. After a slugfest with Ferrero Hewitt wins the tiebreaker in the 4th to love and continues to steamroll Ferrero in the final.

Turkeyballs Paco
09-09-2005, 01:50 PM
C'mon Lleyton! Hope he stays in the zone tomorrow!

Sailor
10-02-2005, 06:36 AM
Hi guys. :) Please allow me to say just one thing.

Now that so many players pull out of the Tokyo tournament, I admire Lleyton more and more.
He is the only top player who's actually come to play here and shown us the brilliant games in these years, despite of political instability, bad physical condition, or personal worries.

Lleyton rocks.

little_angel
10-02-2005, 11:11 AM
I love his spirit.... He never gives up! And he is also a very friendly guy...in Thailand Open.

Lisbeth
10-04-2005, 12:03 AM
:wavey: little angel - did you meet Lleyton? :inlove:

star
10-04-2005, 12:13 AM
Hi guys. :) Please allow me to say just one thing.

Now that so many players pull out of the Tokyo tournament, I admire Lleyton more and more.
He is the only top player who's actually come to play here and shown us the brilliant games in these years, despite of political instability, bad physical condition, or personal worries.

Lleyton rocks.

Yes he does. :)

bad gambler
10-04-2005, 12:29 AM
he had fond memories of Tokyo last year :lol: