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Is Hewitt going to crash out in R2?

nobama
01-17-2006, 04:56 AM
Looking hideous at the moment. Vik got robbed on break point by a terrible overrule. Hewitt will probably pull it out in the end, but right now he's just :o

El Legenda
01-17-2006, 04:57 AM
only thing helping his is Vik is playing shitty too.

nobama
01-17-2006, 05:02 AM
Hewitt serving for the 3rd set gets broken. :o

FanOfHewitt
01-17-2006, 05:06 AM
Lleyton looks a shadow of himself.

I think Vik will win.

Hola Mr. SK
01-17-2006, 05:11 AM
this could be a five set,Lleyton still has a better chance.

Deboogle!.
01-17-2006, 05:11 AM
Lleyton looks a shadow of himself.Yeah, it's not pretty to watch.

But Vik is also playing very very well and is really mixing things up and stuff. Very impressive performance considering his lack of experience and all.

mickymouse
01-17-2006, 05:13 AM
Actually Hewitt never gets it easy at AO. Even last year, he had to survive quite a few scares en route to the finals. But he seems to be having difficulty holding serve in all his games so far, which spells real trouble.

FanOfHewitt
01-17-2006, 05:16 AM
Hewitt's movement looks ordinary.

Hewitt's serving is apalling.

Hewitt's shot execution is terrible.

The only chance he has is if Vik chokes, because I can't see how he will rediscover form after looking so shocking.

jole
01-17-2006, 05:16 AM
Robin Vik is a million times better than most people give him credit for. If he ends up winning this will it be a slight suprise? Yes. A huge suprise? No, considering Lleyton's recent play and how solid Vik is.

Federerthebest
01-17-2006, 05:17 AM
Hewitt has been in tougher situations than this before, I would still back him to pull it out :)

Deboogle!.
01-17-2006, 05:19 AM
Robin Vik is a million times better than most people give him credit for.Our commentators are giving him the credit he deserves, I think! :)

But Hewitt is clearly not himself, that's undeniable. However, a lot of these noname players can't take advantage when the high-ranked opponent is off, so all credit to Vik for not giving up after the first set and showing some great variety.

nobama
01-17-2006, 05:19 AM
Hewitt broken again. Pathetic display from Hewitt. :o

mangoes
01-17-2006, 05:20 AM
I'm thinking we may see an upset tonight. Vik is playing with a lot of confidance and has just broken Hewitt in the 4th. Vik is playing very good and is also getting some help from hewitt's unforced errors.

Surf The Earth
01-17-2006, 05:23 AM
he'll come back.
chela vs hewitt next round. what will happen this time?

Bagelicious
01-17-2006, 05:26 AM
Oh my, I've just been following the live score on the AO website, but this looks like an upset, I may have to risk waking up my roomates to go watch it on t.v.

Bagelicious
01-17-2006, 05:30 AM
AAARGH! TSN isn't even showing it anyway. Blegh, livescore it is.

mandoura
01-17-2006, 05:31 AM
It is getting :unsure:

nobama
01-17-2006, 05:34 AM
Vik's had his chances, but Hewitt holds. Still embarrassing to watch though.

mangoes
01-17-2006, 05:34 AM
I'm completely alert following this and I need to be sleeping........... :lol: :lol: ........... Hewitt may be getting a taste of Andy's Mojo US Open loss. And, I still don't think Hewitt will lose...... I still think this will go to 5 sets........

*Ljubica*
01-17-2006, 05:35 AM
Why is British Eurosport not showing this :devil:

mickymouse
01-17-2006, 05:38 AM
Hewitt's serving is horrible. At this stage, I don't see him having any chance of a comeback unless Vik chokes in a major way.

mojo37_12
01-17-2006, 05:45 AM
He's not looking good... Right now it's 4 all in the fourth set...

Deboogle!.
01-17-2006, 05:47 AM
Hewitt's gonna win...

Viken01
01-17-2006, 05:48 AM
vik choked :o

Hola Mr. SK
01-17-2006, 05:53 AM
vik choked :o
:lol: yes,probably.He's lack of experience after all.

mojo37_12
01-17-2006, 05:58 AM
uh oh... he broke lleyton again!!!

MissMoJo
01-17-2006, 05:58 AM
well, let's see if vik can serve it out

Hola Mr. SK
01-17-2006, 06:02 AM
wow, love Lleyton's toughness...

mojo37_12
01-17-2006, 06:02 AM
you gotta be kidding. this other guy is worthless... what a choker. it's kinda like Venus' match all over again.

Hola Mr. SK
01-17-2006, 06:05 AM
I'm not watchin the match. Just follow the livescore and saw he broke vik to reach the TB.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-17-2006, 06:06 AM
vik choked :o
Choked too much and always missed some shots! :o Otherwise he has won already! :)

nobama
01-17-2006, 06:10 AM
Bye bye Vik, it was nice knowing you. :wavey:

Jimnik
01-17-2006, 06:10 AM
Vik is the most nervous man on the planet right now. He can't win it

mickymouse
01-17-2006, 06:10 AM
Hewitt survives.

Hola Mr. SK
01-17-2006, 06:10 AM
so he had the TB. maybe coz Vik choked...

Federerthebest
01-17-2006, 06:13 AM
VIK IS A HUGE CHOKER

its.like.that
01-17-2006, 06:14 AM
Vik blows worse than Gasquet.

celia
01-17-2006, 06:17 AM
c'mon Hewitt. send this punk home. now. :mad:

Surf The Earth
01-17-2006, 06:18 AM
i dont think it has anything to do with vik being a choker. hewitt served for the 3rd and was broken, vik served for the 4th and was broken. i think it comes down to determination, hewitt cant be knocked out in the 1st round of his home grand slam, it just is not going to happen

Hola Mr. SK
01-17-2006, 06:19 AM
seems now we are all for Lleyton...:scratch:

Devotee
01-17-2006, 06:19 AM
Well now that's there's going to be a 5th. set, people in the USA can watch the end of the Hewitt match & then go straight into the Hingis match slated to begin at 3:30 A.M. (Eastern time) :D


How many of you plan to pull an all-nighter?

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-17-2006, 06:20 AM
Vik you better don't choke now! :shout:

MissMoJo
01-17-2006, 06:21 AM
hewitt gets the break,vik seems to be totally out of it now

mojo37_12
01-17-2006, 06:21 AM
not exactly... i love rooting for the underdogs. but this guy is just... blehh!

celia
01-17-2006, 06:22 AM
my Aussie amor is making me a proud chica tonite :kiss:

c'monnnnnnnn Hewitt!!!!!!!!

Surf The Earth
01-17-2006, 06:28 AM
how many of you want to see hingis win?

mojo37_12
01-17-2006, 06:33 AM
I do.

Devotee
01-17-2006, 06:34 AM
how many of you want to see hingis win?


I want to see Hingis go as far as possible in this Slam! :cool:

tangerine_dream
01-17-2006, 06:37 AM
This match is similar to Venus' in that Hewitt is basically gifting the match to Vik and Vik keeps choking away a ton of free breakpoints. Hewitt should take this in the fifth now that he's finally woken up. :cool:

celia
01-17-2006, 06:40 AM
C'monnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! :eek: what a match!!!

3 hours, 25 minutes and counting :eek:

1sun
01-17-2006, 06:41 AM
rocky will pul it out

celia
01-17-2006, 06:43 AM
C'mon Hewitt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

Hola Mr. SK
01-17-2006, 06:53 AM
This match is endless...
whoever gets advantadge, he chokes!

Devotee
01-17-2006, 06:53 AM
3-3 in the 5th! I'm starting to wonder if this match will finish before the Hingis match is supposed to begin! :rolleyes:

MariaV
01-17-2006, 06:54 AM
Oh dear, oh dear! I thought Lleyton had it finally in the 5th. He really doesn't look like himself. :eek:

Devotee
01-17-2006, 07:01 AM
Like Patrick Mac is saying, Hingis match will be delayed in order to get the day crowd out, the stadium cleaned up & then get the night crowd in.

But ESPN2 just said they'll televise straight through.

celia
01-17-2006, 07:04 AM
matchpoint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bed time!!!! :wavey: :zzz:

Björki
01-17-2006, 07:05 AM
GSM Hewitt

celia
01-17-2006, 07:05 AM
:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: some victories are worth losing sleep over :worship:

mangoes
01-17-2006, 07:07 AM
So those anyone think we'd be seeing Hewitt in the semifinals?

Devotee
01-17-2006, 07:07 AM
:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: some victories are worth losing sleep over :worship:

Are you staying up for the Hingis match?

celia
01-17-2006, 07:09 AM
Are you staying up for the Hingis match?
sorry but i'm not. i prefer men's tennis. off to bed. :zzz:

Levo.
01-17-2006, 07:11 AM
Hewwy :bowdown:

misyou25
01-17-2006, 07:19 AM
Re: Is Hewitt going to crash out in R1?
No, definitely not ;)

almouchie
01-17-2006, 07:19 AM
must have been a tough 5 setter for Hewitt
he might have gotten thru but the performance nor the result will be a good indicator for him & may take its toll on him
he plays with so much expectation its bond to affect him

FanOfHewitt
01-17-2006, 07:20 AM
Well, Hewitt gets through with a bit of experience, a bit of guts and determination and a bit of choke from Vik.

It's good to know that he still has his competitive spirit, but in all other respects, he looks shot. He's either injured, underprepared or both.

He'll need to be back to 90+% percent to beat Chela.

RonE
01-17-2006, 07:23 AM
A rematch with Chela- I wonder if we will see the same sort of antics from both we saw in last year's match.

Ferrero Forever
01-17-2006, 07:31 AM
That Hewitt-Vik match was AWESOME. I quite like Vik now, he really showed it to Hewitt, it was just a shame he had to lose. However I'm really really looking forward to Hewitt-Chela, it's going to be a mix of the entertaining and disgusting

misyou25
01-17-2006, 07:33 AM
was very entertaining, indeed. hewitt showed again that he plays his best when he's pushed to his edge...great match by vik, they both deserved the win (esp when its a 5 setter, of course)

nobama
01-19-2006, 09:21 AM
Down 2 sets to love against Chela. 35 UE's in 2 sets. Pathetic Lleyton. :o

Surf The Earth
01-19-2006, 09:27 AM
he is gone this time

tennisvideos
01-19-2006, 09:34 AM
You may call him pathetic but he is still trying. Up 3-0 in the 3rd. Come on Lleyton!

Surf The Earth
01-19-2006, 09:42 AM
im not calling him pathetic. he is the heart and soul of australian tennis and i think they will lose a decent amount of fans who where going to come and see lleyton play next week but i just don't think he has any form at the moment and i dont think he can come back from here.

tennisvideos
01-19-2006, 09:48 AM
im not calling him pathetic. he is the heart and soul of australian tennis and i think they will lose a decent amount of fans who where going to come and see lleyton play next week but i just don't think he has any form at the moment and i dont think he can come back from here.

no it was mirkaland who said pathetic hewitt. i was responding to that post by saying Lleyton may not be in form but he is still trying his best.

:)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-19-2006, 09:51 AM
COME ON JUAN! :rocker2: TAKE HIM OUT IN 3! :bigclap:

tennisvideos
01-19-2006, 09:59 AM
Oh dear ... Hewitt has had his foot bandaged, and then his ankle bandaged. And now he's limping after 4-4. I can't see him getting out of this one now which is a shame as Chela looks very tired himself when he has to stretch.

almouchie
01-19-2006, 10:05 AM
looks like Hewitt might not be able to get himself out of this match

tennisvideos
01-19-2006, 10:12 AM
Hewitt has trainer out for 3rd time in the set and now popping pain killers.

The end is nigh I hate to admit. Keep fighting Lleyton ... I have played on with arthritis in knee and elbow and won some matches! LOL

sigmagirl91
01-19-2006, 10:15 AM
On to the TB.

Denaon
01-19-2006, 10:18 AM
vamos chela!!!!

Icecold
01-19-2006, 10:22 AM
Im sure of 1 thing: Lleyton will not give up... He would die on the court trying to win.

tennisvideos
01-19-2006, 10:30 AM
OMG what a nerve wracking tiebreaker! 10-8.

Come on Lleyton! :)

Björki
01-19-2006, 10:33 AM
he is still alive :lol:

esther
01-19-2006, 10:39 AM
there is no bloody way you could run like that if you had an ankle problem. you dont need a physio or doctor to tell you that

Nathaliia
01-19-2006, 10:43 AM
oh gosh i have just turned the livescore on.... will read messages in a minute...
until then KEEP IT UP CHELA !!! FIGHT MAN FIGHT !!!!

tennisvideos
01-19-2006, 10:50 AM
there is no bloody way you could run like that if you had an ankle problem. you dont need a physio or doctor to tell you that

When you are on painkillers etc you can still run fast. Look at Margaret Court in the 1970 Wimbledon Final. She had a terrible ankle but still ran herself ragged for 2 1/2 hours in one of the greatest matches in history.

When you are warmed up and drugged up you don't really feel it.

I have played with bad knees and still been able to run my ass off. It's only AFTER THE MATCH when you have cooled down does the problem truly show itself.

And Lleyton has never been one to make up excuses about a loss so if he has the trainer taping up his ankle like he did then there is a problem.

AAleksander
01-19-2006, 10:56 AM
Go Juan!And hopefully you'll play Hewey in the French too and kick his bloody ar-e. Whatever! Hewett is a sorry let down and an also ran compared to Apollo Rafter, who at least was always a gentleman. Get as much money as you can exploiting the babe and your naked torso, Hewey; in a year or so, you'll be enacting your own soap opera in a court room when you and Ms. Pretty get divorced. The tennis fact is that Lleyton's always thinking about Federer, I think, and weighing his chances, instead of playing his game and sculpting his own career. If I had to, I'd compare him to Sanchez-Vicario in the heydey of Steffi and Monica; he might eke out something here and there, but against Federer and second-best Roddick, he can only hope one of them stubs a toe or reverts to hitting slices on every stroke. This guy's been unlikeable from the beginning; and not just as a "bad boy", but just as someone who revelled in the fact that he was winning with no regard as to whether he was ACTUALLY winning or his opponent losing, a fact evident to anyone who has ever played any sport. A showman? Perhaps. A gentleman? Never. I've had some Australian friends who've told me there's no such thing as an Aussie Gent; I point to Rafter (and even Phillipousis), and I'm told they're exceptions to the rule of Aussie athletes. I say, NO, (because even Aussie swimmers are more than boisterous) tennis is the exception! Tennis is the exception, and this addition is not acceptable. Dare I say, LLeyton, it's karma?

tennisvideos
01-19-2006, 11:02 AM
Go Juan!And hopefully you'll play Hewey in the French too and kick his bloody ar-e. Whatever! Hewett is a sorry let down and an also ran compared to Apollo Rafter, who at least was always a gentleman. Get as much money as you can exploiting the babe and your naked torso, Hewey; in a year or so, you'll be enacting your own soap opera in a court room when you and Ms. Pretty get divorced. The tennis fact is that Lleyton's always thinking about Federer, I think, and weighing his chances, instead of playing his game and sculpting his own career. If I had to, I'd compare him to Sanchez-Vicario in the heydey of Steffi and Monica; he might eke out something here and there, but against Federer and second-best Roddick, he can only hope one of them stubs a toe or reverts to hitting slices on every stroke. This guy's been unlikeable from the beginning; and not just as a "bad boy", but just as someone who revelled in the fact that he was winning with no regard as to whether he was ACTUALLY winning or his opponent losing, a fact evident to anyone who has ever played any sport. A showman? Perhaps. A gentleman? Never. I've had some Australian friends who've told me there's no such thing as an Aussie Gent; I point to Rafter (and even Phillipousis), and I'm told they're exceptions to the rule of Aussie athletes. I say, NO, (because even Aussie swimmers are more than boisterous) tennis is the exception! Tennis is the exception, and this addition is not acceptable. Dare I say, LLeyton, it's karma?

And you sound like a perfect gentleman :haha:

Nathaliia
01-19-2006, 11:04 AM
You are arguing while Chela leads 5-2 in fourth set.

sigmagirl91
01-19-2006, 11:07 AM
Congrats, Chela.

gillian
01-19-2006, 11:10 AM
Give it to me straight: did Hewitt play badly? Did Chela outplay him? I thought I'd get to see a little of this match, but no such luck.

Surf The Earth
01-19-2006, 11:11 AM
he was outplayed

AAleksander
01-19-2006, 11:14 AM
There's no one on the other side of the net from me; I'm not engaged in a contest where only skill and talent should decide the outcome; therefore, I've no need to be an athletic gentleman. On the other hand, I confront everything, and praise and criticise, with an open mind; a more gentlemanly approach I cannot imagine. The fact is Lleyton has historically expressed emotion for other reasons than to simply express emotion; I don't doubt he's a natural manipulator judging from his immediate reactions to many situations on-court. He's not one to question his instincts or how he sees things, and he's not one to let things go. If not giving him a chance to win gracefully (which he rarely does) makes me ungentlemanly, than I suppose I'm a barbarian.

tennisvideos
01-19-2006, 11:14 AM
Yes, Chela deserved the victory. Well played :)

When Chela was cramping in the 4th Hewitt made some silly unforced errors early in the rallies instead of trying to make Chela run more. But at the same time Chela hit lots of winners and definately deserved to win.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-19-2006, 11:14 AM
Chela did a great job! :bigclap:

sigmagirl91
01-19-2006, 11:15 AM
If not giving him a chance to win gracefully (which he rarely does) makes me ungentlemanly, than I suppose I'm a barbarian.

Go, Thundarr. :o

BelgianWaffle
01-19-2006, 11:22 AM
There's no one on the other side of the net from me; I'm not engaged in a contest where only skill and talent should decide the outcome; therefore, I've no need to be an athletic gentleman. On the other hand, I confront everything, and praise and criticise, with an open mind; a more gentlemanly approach I cannot imagine. The fact is Lleyton has historically expressed emotion for other reasons than to simply express emotion; I don't doubt he's a natural manipulator judging from his immediate reactions to many situations on-court. He's not one to question his instincts or how he sees things, and he's not one to let things go. If not giving him a chance to win gracefully (which he rarely does) makes me ungentlemanly, than I suppose I'm a barbarian.
okaaaaaaaaaaay...

foul_dwimmerlaik
01-19-2006, 11:33 AM
Give it to me straight: did Hewitt play badly? Both. He did play badly, and was outplayed. Hewitt's lack of match practice hurt him badly - he was drowning in silly errors and his movement was poor. Chela played clean and aggressive game and deserved the win.

amierin
01-19-2006, 11:42 AM
If not giving him a chance to win gracefully (which he rarely does) makes me ungentlemanly, than I suppose I'm a barbarian.

Whose quote is this? And congratulations to Chela. I thought about this thread when I got the call that Hewie was out. Someone should start their own psychic hotline...

NyGeL
01-19-2006, 11:46 AM
I was sure Chela was going to win (I put it on PAW :D) 'couse Chela is playing his best, also against Murray in 1st round. And Hewitt is playing soooo bad, not only against Vik, also in Adelaide and Sydney.

gj Chela, now go for Vliegen :)

Billabong
01-19-2006, 11:51 AM
:sad: