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Has Hewitt lost some of his intensity?

mrpenguin
01-23-2004, 09:31 AM
Watching Nadal got me thinking...

Chloe le Bopper
01-23-2004, 09:49 AM
Hewitt hasn't lost any of his intensity. He's still as annoying as ever.

Watching Hewitt and Nadal try to out fist pump and "CMON!" each other should be a treat, though.

WyverN
01-23-2004, 10:17 AM
If anything Hewitt has gained confidence because he seems to think Australia loves him and his antics.

One thing he has lost is a bit of speed due to his bulking up which hopefully Nadal will exploit

mrpenguin
01-23-2004, 10:53 AM
Next thing you know, he's too fat to play on the Aus Davis-Cup team

Chloe le Bopper
01-23-2004, 10:57 AM
Next thing you know, he's too fat to play on the Aus Davis-Cup team
Rumour has it that he's going to be replaced by Todd Reid.

mrpenguin
01-23-2004, 10:59 AM
Rumour has it that he's going to be replaced by Todd Reid.

What a let-down Hewitt turned out to be. Really sad

Chloe le Bopper
01-23-2004, 11:00 AM
What a let-down Hewitt turned out to be. Really sad
We can't all be the next Lee Childs.

sigmagirl91
01-23-2004, 12:08 PM
I think that lawsuit with the ATP has taken a lot out of him. To me, it's ridiculous that he would even pursue it as actively as he has.
Meanwhile, his competitors have gotten smarter and have developed their games to a point where they can actually beat him.

heya
01-23-2004, 03:57 PM
Clearly, Hewitt's unbeatable.

sigmagirl91
01-23-2004, 04:04 PM
Clearly, Hewitt's unbeatable.


In the "annoying boors and churls" department, he's unstoppable...

sigmagirl91
01-26-2004, 07:15 PM
Hewitt lost both his intensity and his temper in that match with Roger.

mrpenguin
01-26-2004, 07:19 PM
Has Hewitt ever been bagled before?

sigmagirl91
01-26-2004, 07:24 PM
Not that I can remember....

Satanic Pasteur
01-26-2004, 10:00 PM
Has Hewitt ever been bagled before?

Yes, last year in Hamburg against Gonzalez who trounced him 61 36 60...

Ma. Estefania
01-26-2004, 10:40 PM
Hewitt lost both his intensity and his temper in that match with Roger.

Maybe he lost his temper, who wouldn't?! Roger was almost a wall for every Hewitt's shot.

But I don't think he has lost intensity, though I don't like him, I think he still having the intensity right there, you could see clearly on him the desire of winning, etc. He is the same.....the ones who have changed are the other guys: Roddick, Roger, David, etc.

Lisbeth
01-26-2004, 11:02 PM
Generally, no. I think he did lose it for a while last year but it's definitely back. He certainly seemed to lose it for a while in the Roger match (not the first or last sets, but in the middle) but for some reason the Aussie Open does that to Aussie players - too much pressure, possibly. I don't think that's the only reason Federer won, by the way, but it probably explains the bagel.

sigmagirl91
01-27-2004, 12:01 PM
He is the same.....the ones who have changed are the other guys: Roddick, Roger, David, etc.

The way that Roddick, Roger, David, and others have changed, is that they have improved their games. Roddick and Fed, especially, can probably drill him as routinely as they used to get beat by him. Roger's match proved that sufficiently. I would like, however, for Hewitt and Roddick to meet once again in a grand slam. Hewitt's game looks rather predictable against the backdrop of big servers like Roddick and shot masters like Fed.

sigmagirl91
01-27-2004, 07:24 PM
You know, Hewitt lost some of his intensity when he decided that he wanted to take the ATP to court. To me, that's stupid.
Why? It would be like me suing my employer for making me do my job. Meeting with the press, whether he wanted to or not, is part of his obligation to the tour. For him to think that he is good enough to skip out on this particular point of protocol is plain ignorant on his part. Then, he wants to sue because THEY FINED HIM? The initial fine was excessive, but they were kind enough to reduce it. But, no, Hewitt still wants to file a lawsuit. I think that this action was rather short-sighted.
What would he gain from suing his "boss"? Absolutely nothing.
I see that the ATP has not lost anything from this. At best, they think that the lawsuit is rather ludicrous. Meanwhile, the other players who are willing to follow through on their obligations are finding ways to beat Hewitt. I can't help but believe, after all this, that Hewitt may not make it back to the top. Great if he does, but I don't expect it any time soon.

mrpenguin
01-27-2004, 07:32 PM
Read somewhere that there's this wedding thing going
on with Kim that might keep his focus away from the court

but let's not take any credit away from Roger

sigmagirl91
01-27-2004, 07:58 PM
Read somewhere that there's this wedding thing going
on with Kim that might keep his focus away from the court

but let's not take any credit away from Roger

I KNOW that the wedding thing is going to take a lot of focus away from the court.

And, no, I will not take away Roger's shine. He played a brilliant match to outclass Hewitt.

Sharon
01-28-2004, 02:25 AM
Has Hewitt ever been bagled before?

yep, safin also bageled him in paris TMS 7-6 6-0 6-4

Bubble
01-28-2004, 05:05 AM
yep, safin also bageled him in paris TMS 7-6 6-0 6-4


That was an incredible match by Safin against Hewitt. Hewitt literally got overpowered and outhitted in the last 2 sets. :o