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Tennis greats differ on what Hewitt must do to make it back into top 10

jeremda01
01-22-2009, 04:48 AM
http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/tennis/australian-open/tennis-greats-differ-on-what-hewitt-must-do-to-make-it-back-intotop-10/2009/01/21/1232471395636.html

Is Hewitt's time over and out?

RickDaStick
01-22-2009, 05:11 AM
aside from growing 6 inches and putting on 30 lbs on muscle, there isn't much he can do

TankingTheSet
01-22-2009, 05:22 AM
Top ten sounds a bit optimistic :lol:

The guy hasn't been top-10 for three years. He's currently dropping out of the top-100. Even getting back to top-40 range would be a respectable achievement at this stage in his career.

duong
01-22-2009, 05:17 PM
Top ten sounds a bit optimistic :lol:

The guy hasn't been top-10 for three years. He's currently dropping out of the top-100. Even getting back to top-40 range would be a respectable achievement at this stage in his career.

In 2007 he would have been top-10 for sure but he played few tournaments.
If you look at his ranking points that year, it's clear he would have been top-10 if he had played all year.

And now he gets out of the top-100 only because he was injured last year.

A defeat in 5 sets against Gonzalez is not a shame when you come back from injury.

I think all the excitement about "Hewitt is finished" and this is Tomic's time" is crazy.
Hewitt is just 28 and Tomic is only 16 !!

Michael Bluth
01-22-2009, 05:38 PM
Best case scenario for Hewitt is to get back to top 20.

GlennMirnyi
01-22-2009, 05:41 PM
He could get the top 70 and lock them in Guantanamo.

Ah, I think Guantanamo was closed by Obama, right?

Then there's nothing he can do.

GugaF1
01-22-2009, 06:09 PM
He could get the top 70 and lock them in Guantanamo.

Ah, I think Guantanamo was closed by Obama, right?

Then there's nothing he can do.

I want to be like you when I grow up. Your sense of humour :worship:


errr... Not!

fast_clay
01-22-2009, 06:28 PM
not sure any of this matters... anything beyond this should be seen as a bonus for hewitt and his fans... has served his country better than anyone else i can think of...

hopefully the knowledge that he could not have tried any harder in his career thus far can free him up to bring his a-game on the important points... because i peresonally think this is the only difference with the hewitt of today and the hewitt of 8 years ago ---> that tiny piece of nervous energy has crept into his body at crucial moments... as it tends to do when you age and begin to understand the magnitude of great moments with a little more clarity...

Byrd
01-22-2009, 06:31 PM
Go home and play Virtua Tennis, closest he's getting to the top 10.

Federerhingis
01-22-2009, 10:16 PM
Best case scenario for Hewitt is to get back to top 20.

Eactly in the best of cases he could possibly reach the top 20 but that's as far as a revamped Lleyger game could see him reach. That's if he regains his usual consistency, and is able to defend and move as well as he used to.

Johnny Groove
01-22-2009, 10:22 PM
He did extend a top 15 player to 5 sets, so he's got some game left in him.

He'll have to be a shitload more aggresive to stand any chance though.

AnnaK_4ever
01-22-2009, 10:28 PM
Tennis greats must be on crack if they really think Hewitt is able to get back into top-10.

philosophicalarf
01-22-2009, 11:03 PM
He's simply not good enough anymore. Last masters final was 4 years ago - that says it all.

the graduate
01-23-2009, 12:27 AM
That wife of his has been bad luck to his career,its all downhill since he married her.I hope one day he will find form and comeback to the top ten

Ad Wim
01-23-2009, 12:35 AM
He will never get back to top ten. Top 25 at most...

lurker
01-23-2009, 01:12 AM
I noticed he is a few steps slower especially on lateral movement. The consistency and depth of his shots has been going down for a few years even before the hip injury. He even missed a few of those legendary backhand lobs lately. The extra pop on his serve that he had when he was number one has also been gone for quite sometime. Even the "C'mon's" are not as feisty. If those things don't come back, I don't see top 10. Maybe top 20 if he plays a lot, but that is iffy given his past injuries and advancing tennis age.