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Lleyton's enemies for a change

soraya
09-25-2006, 07:54 AM
Lleyton Hewitt enemies




Jessica Halloran
September 23, 2006
1 The whole of Argentina

"Hewitt seems to think that he's come to Iraq; that they are going to plant a bomb," Argentinian Davis Cup player Jose Acasuso said this week of Hewitt employing two personal bodyguards for the tie. As the most hated sports personality in Argentina, Hewitt is naturally a little bit nervous about the Davis Cup semi-final. David Nalbandian put it succinctly: "Nobody is a friend of him."

2 Andrew McLeod


It was man-love at its very best. McLeod lived in Hewitt's West Lakes mansion and drove his Ferrari. Hewitt wore an Adelaide Crows pendant to the Logies in a tribute to his best mate. They both headed to the Top End to have some boy time and made a DVD titled Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side. The highlight? When Hewitt and McLeod are buying toilet paper in Darwin and Lleyton asks Andrew: "Do you want seashells or elephants?" Golly, it was man-love - but it had to end. McLeod objected to footage of his people in Hewitt's DVD. The pair went to the Federal Court and a settlement was reached, but the two no longer talk.

3 Rebound Ace


Summer comes, the hype around the Australian Open starts to stir and then Hewitt has his say about the sluggish surface. If they really wanted him to win that slam, surely the tournament organisers would change the court covering for him? Surely. Australian Open director Paul McNamee quit earlier this year, but insisted his resignation had nothing to with the Hewitt-Rebound Ace controversy. McNamee's final years were plagued by criticism from Hewitt.

4 Guillermo Coria


When Coria spat at Wazza (Warren Livingstone, head of tennis supporter group the Fanatics), it was on. At last year's Davis Cup tie against Argentina, Coria came out firing and grabbing his crotch (according to Hewitt). Coria's antics made Hewitt burst: "He tried hip and shouldering me at the end of the first set and he complained the whole day." Coria was just as upset by Hewitt and said that on the court "you really feel like killing him". "As a person, I would rather not win a single tournament in my life than be like him," Coria said.

5 Juan Ignacio Chela


At the 2005 Australian Open, Chela aimed a serve at Hewitt then spat in his direction. Chela was later fined $US2000 ($2600) but denied he spat in Hewitt's direction. Chela's behaviour caused Roger Rasheed to burst into the locker room and demand satisfaction from Chela's coach. "You do that again and I will knock your f---ing block off," Rasheed is alleged to have said.

6 David Nalbandian


"It's not very good for the sport. Not when you do a mistake or something like that, that's the worst thing." It's obvious Nalbandian is no fan of Hewitt's "C'mon" routine. "He [Hewitt] is not a gentleman," Nalbandian offered on another occasion. The pair simply drive each other nuts, and the rivalry has heightened again this week in Argentina.

7 Stupid Australians


They seem to congregate at tennis courts in Adelaide - well, that was the case in 1997. Hewitt was playing a hardcourt tournament in South Australia and after being booed for his unsportsmanlike behaviour, he questioned the "stupidity of the Australian public". "They're [spectators], not athletes, they haven't been in that situation … I'm not going to go out and change my mind just because a couple of idiots in the crowd say grow up."

8 New Idea


They used to be friends - but then Woman's Day smacked down megabucks for baby Mia and the Hewitts' hearts were stolen. Tied to a million-dollar contract under which wife Bec writes a diary about the baby and tennis life, Hewitt was unimpressed when photos and, gasp, words emerged in New Idea earlier this year and considered taking legal action.

9 The linesman


In 2001, during a second-round match against American player James Blake at the US Open, Hewitt attempted to have a black linesman removed after being foot-faulted twice. "Look at him and you tell me what the similarity is," Hewitt implored the umpire. Hewitt later denied the comment was made on racial grounds.

10 Laureus Sports Awards


Karrie Webb, Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, the Australian cricket team and the Wallabies have all been lauded with a Laureus Award. Lleyton is yet to join the list. The sporting Oscars have so far failed to recognise Rusty's great achievements, so what does he think? "I couldn't really give a shit."

scarecrows
09-25-2006, 08:30 AM
11. scarecrows

Ferrero Forever
09-25-2006, 10:26 AM
That list is classic, though I'm sure there are more enemies than that.

MurrayFan1
09-25-2006, 10:49 AM
Lleyton Hewitt enemies




Jessica Halloran
September 23, 2006
1 The whole of Argentina

"Hewitt seems to think that he's come to Iraq; that they are going to plant a bomb," Argentinian Davis Cup player Jose Acasuso said this week of Hewitt employing two personal bodyguards for the tie. As the most hated sports personality in Argentina, Hewitt is naturally a little bit nervous about the Davis Cup semi-final. David Nalbandian put it succinctly: "Nobody is a friend of him."

2 Andrew McLeod


It was man-love at its very best. McLeod lived in Hewitt's West Lakes mansion and drove his Ferrari. Hewitt wore an Adelaide Crows pendant to the Logies in a tribute to his best mate. They both headed to the Top End to have some boy time and made a DVD titled Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side. The highlight? When Hewitt and McLeod are buying toilet paper in Darwin and Lleyton asks Andrew: "Do you want seashells or elephants?" Golly, it was man-love - but it had to end. McLeod objected to footage of his people in Hewitt's DVD. The pair went to the Federal Court and a settlement was reached, but the two no longer talk.

3 Rebound Ace


Summer comes, the hype around the Australian Open starts to stir and then Hewitt has his say about the sluggish surface. If they really wanted him to win that slam, surely the tournament organisers would change the court covering for him? Surely. Australian Open director Paul McNamee quit earlier this year, but insisted his resignation had nothing to with the Hewitt-Rebound Ace controversy. McNamee's final years were plagued by criticism from Hewitt.

4 Guillermo Coria


When Coria spat at Wazza (Warren Livingstone, head of tennis supporter group the Fanatics), it was on. At last year's Davis Cup tie against Argentina, Coria came out firing and grabbing his crotch (according to Hewitt). Coria's antics made Hewitt burst: "He tried hip and shouldering me at the end of the first set and he complained the whole day." Coria was just as upset by Hewitt and said that on the court "you really feel like killing him". "As a person, I would rather not win a single tournament in my life than be like him," Coria said.
5 Juan Ignacio Chela


At the 2005 Australian Open, Chela aimed a serve at Hewitt then spat in his direction. Chela was later fined $US2000 ($2600) but denied he spat in Hewitt's direction. Chela's behaviour caused Roger Rasheed to burst into the locker room and demand satisfaction from Chela's coach. "You do that again and I will knock your f---ing block off," Rasheed is alleged to have said.

6 David Nalbandian


"It's not very good for the sport. Not when you do a mistake or something like that, that's the worst thing." It's obvious Nalbandian is no fan of Hewitt's "C'mon" routine. "He [Hewitt] is not a gentleman," Nalbandian offered on another occasion. The pair simply drive each other nuts, and the rivalry has heightened again this week in Argentina.

7 Stupid Australians


They seem to congregate at tennis courts in Adelaide - well, that was the case in 1997. Hewitt was playing a hardcourt tournament in South Australia and after being booed for his unsportsmanlike behaviour, he questioned the "stupidity of the Australian public". "They're [spectators], not athletes, they haven't been in that situation … I'm not going to go out and change my mind just because a couple of idiots in the crowd say grow up."

8 New Idea


They used to be friends - but then Woman's Day smacked down megabucks for baby Mia and the Hewitts' hearts were stolen. Tied to a million-dollar contract under which wife Bec writes a diary about the baby and tennis life, Hewitt was unimpressed when photos and, gasp, words emerged in New Idea earlier this year and considered taking legal action.

9 The linesman


In 2001, during a second-round match against American player James Blake at the US Open, Hewitt attempted to have a black linesman removed after being foot-faulted twice. "Look at him and you tell me what the similarity is," Hewitt implored the umpire. Hewitt later denied the comment was made on racial grounds.

10 Laureus Sports Awards


Karrie Webb, Cathy Freeman, Ian Thorpe, the Australian cricket team and the Wallabies have all been lauded with a Laureus Award. Lleyton is yet to join the list. The sporting Oscars have so far failed to recognise Rusty's great achievements, so what does he think? "I couldn't really give a shit."

:haha:

amierin
09-25-2006, 01:19 PM
It was man-love at its very best. McLeod lived in Hewitt's West Lakes mansion and drove his Ferrari. Hewitt wore an Adelaide Crows pendant to the Logies in a tribute to his best mate. They both headed to the Top End to have some boy time and made a DVD titled Lleyton Hewitt: The Other Side. The highlight? When Hewitt and McLeod are buying toilet paper in Darwin and Lleyton asks Andrew: "Do you want seashells or elephants?" Golly, it was man-love - but it had to end. McLeod objected to footage of his people in Hewitt's DVD. The pair went to the Federal Court and a settlement was reached, but the two no longer talk.

Psych majors should have a field day with this one.
What "people" did McLeod object to being in the DVD?

Nadie
09-25-2006, 01:32 PM
12. Nadie

Pfloyd
09-25-2006, 02:46 PM
I kinda think he's cool. I mean, I can think of more players that I dislike than Hewitt.

Berdych

Coria

Gaudio

Kiefer

are four good examples of players that lack friends (not too sure about Berdych though...)

Hendu
09-25-2006, 03:04 PM
Lleyton Hewitt enemies




Jessica Halloran
September 23, 2006
1 The whole of Argentina

"Hewitt seems to think that he's come to Iraq; that they are going to plant a bomb," Argentinian Davis Cup player Jose Acasuso said this week of Hewitt employing two personal bodyguards for the tie. As the most hated sports personality in Argentina, Hewitt is naturally a little bit nervous about the Davis Cup semi-final. David Nalbandian put it succinctly: "Nobody is a friend of him."

Not true!!!!!!!!!

And a big part of the Aussie press goes on and on with lies... like the death threats, or saying that Wilander feared for his life when he was in Argentina, or exaggerating everything that happened in the tie with the public last weekend....

Lies, Lies and more Lies...

Yellow press

~*BGT*~
09-25-2006, 03:28 PM
What's the truth then?

alfonsojose
09-25-2006, 03:32 PM
The highlight? When Hewitt and McLeod are buying toilet paper in Darwin and Lleyton asks Andrew: "Do you want seashells or elephants?" Golly, it was man-love - but it had to end.
:drool: :tape:

Hendu
09-25-2006, 03:45 PM
What's the truth then?

About Hewitt being the most hated: it was a 4 option poll in the site of a sports newspaper, he was along with Beckham, the referee of the 1990 World Cup final.
Most of the people don't know who Hewitt is, he could hardly be the most hated.

There weren't death threats.

Wilander never feared for his life while his stay in Argentina.

The public demeanour was the same of the other ties played in Buenos Aires.

:)

Hewitt was never in danger.

soraya
09-25-2006, 05:08 PM
:haha: :haha: Seashells and elephants, could it get any more Freudian? :haha:

I hope they chose the elephants. :D

they opted for seashells,;)

Socket
09-25-2006, 05:14 PM
You're correct that Wilander never was concerned for his life, but he was concerned for the safety of his players, which is another thing all together.

"Australian security agents are jetting out to Argentina for the clash to protect Hewitt after Swedish Davis Cup captain Mats Wilander threatened to withdraw his team from a frenzied court last year amidst fears for their safety."

In any event, Lleyton gets an ad-in for Jon Wertheim for this behavior this week. It's sad that so many people here (and in the endlessly unforgiving Aussie press) won't give him the same credit.

Lleyton Hewitt
Though spat on, pelted with coins and relentlessly trashed talked by David (I can't quite recall: How many Slams have you won?) Nalbandian, top Aussie player was all high road last weekend. Still another sign that he's grown up.

Hendu
09-25-2006, 05:19 PM
Yes Socket, you are extracting these from the articles I am talking about.

That is not true.

ExpectedWinner
09-25-2006, 05:30 PM
What's the truth then?

The truth is: when you are changing diapers, singing lullabies and can't win anything significant in tennis, you don't have enemies any more.

Socket
09-25-2006, 05:41 PM
Yes Socket, you are extracting these from the articles I am talking about.

That is not true.
So, Mats is lying then?

Hendu
09-25-2006, 05:42 PM
No, the journalist is.

Socket
09-25-2006, 05:52 PM
So, Mats is lying then?
So, Rupert Murdoch is behind it, then. ;) Here's something that you and Bill Clinton have in common.

Hendu
09-25-2006, 05:55 PM
So, Rupert Murdoch is behind it, then. ;) Here's something that you and Bill Clinton have in common.

ok, cya.

Raquel
09-25-2006, 06:08 PM
Another snarky Lleyton article in the Australian press? Add it to the list. Must have been a slow news day as there's no apparent reason for it. A couple of weeks before the Davis Cup tie and the things on the list about Argentina might have been worthy of discussion, but printing all this after Lleyton was well received by most, is kind of pointless. Most of this is just regurgitating things from years ago :rolleyes:

tangerine_dream
09-25-2006, 07:30 PM
Lleyton-bashing is so old. Let's pick on Roger! :D

charlie666
09-25-2006, 10:14 PM
About Hewitt being the most hated: it was a 4 option poll in the site of a sports newspaper, he was along with Beckham, the referee of the 1990 World Cup final.
Most of the people don't know who Hewitt is, he could hardly be the most hated.
If he's such a nobody in Argentina, then why do they care to make this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjl3KQdzI2E

lau
09-25-2006, 10:21 PM
If he's such a nobody in Argentina, then why do they care to make this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjl3KQdzI2E
That`s a (daily, weekly?) show, that like many tv shows here (that`s a quite popular "format") edit a lot to show how the latest argentine and international news (and gossips, BTW) are treated by the TV.... I can show you that kind of material produced by Arg. tv about almost everything.
And for the record, he was the 4th or 5th more hated sportman in a 4 or 5 option poll... :rolleyes:

EDIT: And in that video they make fun of some of the Arg. players attitudes and some journalists comments too ;)

Hendu
09-25-2006, 10:23 PM
If he's such a nobody in Argentina, then why do they care to make this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjl3KQdzI2E

So what?

That doesn't make him the most hated sportsman in Argentina. That is not true.

The most disliked tennis player, for sure. But not only in Argentina.

Deathless Mortal
09-25-2006, 10:26 PM
LOL :haha:

Hendu
09-25-2006, 10:31 PM
Yes, that video is funny. Especially if you understand Spanish. :D

Socket
09-26-2006, 12:10 AM
The Argies are going to lose to the Russians because they won't have Hewitt-hatred driving them anymore. Without the object of their obsession, they'll fold.

*Viva Chile*
09-26-2006, 12:22 AM
12. Nadie
:confused:
In spanish, Nadie = nobody

*Viva Chile*
09-26-2006, 12:30 AM
If he's such a nobody in Argentina, then why do they care to make this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjl3KQdzI2E
:haha:

:worship:

Dragula.mp3
09-26-2006, 12:46 AM
So, Rupert Murdoch is behind it, then. ;) Here's something that you and Bill Clinton have in common.
And a couple of more things

Sorry mate. Nobody really gives a fuck 'bout Hewitt here on Argentina.
Only the press and a couple of stupids that pay attention about this idiots and his comments. Or some, what argentinien players said.
This year when Hewitt played Chela; our fellow was called by the press and the web itselfs (AO), like the Enemy Public N°1. So Chela was that important, for you canguros? I supose no. So make the math; and if it happens over there could happen here also.

I know you are fan of Hewitt (I pressume), but the majority of people don't really give's a damn 'bout him. Got it mate?

With love Dragula (if you are a girl).

Kristen
09-26-2006, 01:50 PM
I know you are fan of Hewitt (I pressume), but the majority of people don't really give's a damn 'bout him. Got it mate?
While I do agree with you :tape: shh! Don't you know that if we say we don't care about Hewitt, then we are automatically haters (a.k.a. HATA!'s) :rolls: [Hi Socket.]

PS amierin.... 'his people' is referring to aboriginals, the indigenous inhabitants of the country.

Regards.

supersexynadal
09-26-2006, 03:29 PM
Whats so bad about hewitt? I mean, federers done so many things that people on mtf would whine about if it was a different player. A lot of times these people are misunderstood. Of course mcenroes tantrums are F-I-N-E and federers comment about djocovic didnt cause much of a stir. Its always these certain players. Its always on MTF :/

charlie666
09-26-2006, 04:45 PM
So what?

That doesn't make him the most hated sportsman in Argentina. That is not true.

The most disliked tennis player, for sure. But not only in Argentina.

I never said that he was the most hated and I never said that it was only in Argentina. I'm just saying that, based on his 'performance' in television shows, most people in Argentina know who Hewitt is, unlike what you said.

Hendu
09-26-2006, 05:03 PM
I never said that he was the most hated and I never said that it was only in Argentina. I'm just saying that, based on his 'performance' in television shows, most people in Argentina know who Hewitt is, unlike what you said.

Nah, most people wouldn't recognize Hewitt, even if he were standing next to them.

Raquel
09-26-2006, 06:11 PM
While I do agree with you :tape: shh! Don't you know that if we say we don't care about Hewitt, then we are automatically haters (a.k.a. HATA!'s) :rolls: [Hi Socket.]

Come on Kristen, you must care a tiny bit...
You're in quite a lot of threads about Lleyton when they appear ;)