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Former World No. 1 players Ferrero and Hewitt both out of Top 100

maldini
02-02-2009, 01:18 PM
In the new ranking as of today:

101 Ferrero
108 Hewitt

Can they come back? :scratch:

adee-gee
02-02-2009, 01:30 PM
Ferrero is done, he can maybe get back to around #50 if he's lucky but I doubt higher.

Hewitt is still a class act, I think he'll be top 20 by the end of the year if he avoids injury and plays enough tournaments.

finishingmove
02-02-2009, 02:31 PM
they can if they want to.

allouso
02-02-2009, 02:37 PM
I can't see Ferrero getting back anywhere near the top 20 to be honest, such a shame, bloody injuries ruined his career:(.

As for Hewitt, he's still a class act on his day, so he should be fine, as long as he avoids injuries.

Johnny Groove
02-02-2009, 02:52 PM
Hewitt's still got some game left. Ferrero is finished.

Deivid23
02-02-2009, 02:57 PM
In the new ranking as of today:
101 Ferrero


Great news :yeah:

MacTheKnife
02-02-2009, 02:59 PM
For Hewitt it all depends on how the hip responds. He's got the game, but hip surgeries are really tough to come back from, specially when speed is the foundation of your game.

Tennisman82
02-02-2009, 03:12 PM
In the new ranking as of today:

101 Ferrero
108 Hewitt

Can they come back? :scratch:

They’re both still top 50 material and have a few more titles in them outside of slams if you ask me.

Tennisman82.

Tennisman82
02-02-2009, 03:20 PM
For Hewitt it all depends on how the hip responds. He's got the game, but hip surgeries are really tough to come back from, specially when speed is the foundation of your game.

Very true.

Oh well he’s had a great career and was at one point in time the most feared player by serve-volleyers and aggressive-hitters.

Tennisman82.

fangirl
02-02-2009, 06:00 PM
I wish Hewitt would stick to pimping his trophey wife on magazine covers. On second thought. Don't. I am sick of Bec and Lleyton there too.

scarecrows
02-02-2009, 06:10 PM
They’re both still top 50 material and have a few more titles in them outside of slams if you ask me.


Ferrero hasnt won a title since 2003 though

GlennMirnyi
02-02-2009, 07:48 PM
To think Hewitt was #1 for such a long time... he'll come back to the top 30 if his hip keeps up.

Well, I can't wait to see the same headline for some of today's top players... :D

Angle Queen
02-03-2009, 01:46 AM
JCF is done. And sadly, I believe, so is Hewitt. I just can't see him coming back from the hip surgery.

CmonAussie
02-03-2009, 01:49 AM
JCF is done. And sadly, I believe, so is Hewitt. I just can't see him coming back from the hip surgery.

Hewitt was fairly impressive against Gonazalez in their 5 setter @ AO, considering the surgery & his rusty game he still looks to have Top-10 potential! just a matter of staying healthy/motivated..

wilmar
02-03-2009, 02:20 AM
Even though they haven't been at their peaks for quite a while, I thought that they'd still be within the 100, if not top 50.

So they would have to start competing in qualifying rounds now...

au_sports_opinion
02-03-2009, 02:24 AM
No Australian male in the top 100, since when does anybody know? maybe ever?

Ferrero Forever
02-03-2009, 02:30 AM
It won't last. Ferrero came back from being ranked 96 to being inside the top 30 before, and he's got very few points to defend for quite a while so he should do well. With Hewitt he's also more than able to make a great comeback, but it just depends on what his priorities are.

littleash
02-03-2009, 02:31 AM
hewitt top 20 and ferrero :wavey:

meihaditalab
02-03-2009, 02:33 AM
Both of them are done.

FaceyFacem
02-03-2009, 02:59 AM
Sadly, as I love them both, Ferrero is done except for some mediocre clay court success, and Hewitt will have a hard fight to get back. He needs to put together a solid run on his American Swing coming up. Fortunately, he's had great success in San Jose and Indian Wells before. A good draw in either, I wouldn't be shocked to see him run deep in either (or both)

mdjenders
02-03-2009, 03:48 AM
age and injuries have taken the confidence and foot speed away from two players who are heavily dependent on both. hewitt is afraid to attack anything, and jcf makes boatloads of errors on his once dominant fh side. the counterpunching of hewitt and stroke preparation/footwork of jcf are heavily dependent on foot speed, and each is a step or two slower than they need to be. that said, i am a fan of both and would love to see them stay healthy and make a comeback. they certainly have the skills and pedigree to make some waves before retirement.

ChinoRios4Ever
02-03-2009, 03:53 AM
JCF is done sadly imo.

Hewitt healthy is a real top 20 or maybe better, he has this rank now only cause he was out of action during 6 months.

leng jai
02-03-2009, 03:58 AM
Ferrero used to be epic from the baseline on both wings. Sad.

TMJordan
02-03-2009, 04:10 AM
A matter of weeks before Haas joins them.

Mimi
02-03-2009, 07:05 AM
:sad:

Venle
02-03-2009, 07:26 AM
:help:

Hewitt will come back, but about Ferrero..

I'd very much like to see him in top 50 again :awww:

gjr
02-03-2009, 08:17 AM
Hewitt should be fine to get a top 20 ranking back.

Had a rough draw at the AO. Did fine in Sydney and providing he doesn't get too many really cruel draws he should make inroads during the US hard court swing.

azza
02-03-2009, 09:24 AM
lol Lleyton is shit these days every year its the same

Im still good enuf won win a slam

like no.

Bargearse
02-03-2009, 09:33 AM
Even though they haven't been at their peaks for quite a while, I thought that they'd still be within the 100, if not top 50.

So they would have to start competing in qualifying rounds now...


I'm not sure so much about Fererro, but Hewitt will definitely get back into the top 50 or maybe even 20. Playing qualies and even Challengers would do him some good. It worked for Agassi all those years ago, why not Hewitt?

gjr
02-03-2009, 09:49 AM
Hewitt will get too many WC's to have to step back. Does he have a PR or does he need to depend on WC's? How many WC's can you get? 4? maybe 6?

Kat!
02-03-2009, 10:19 AM
It's weird to hear some say that JCF will have the occasional clay court success, as if it's the only surface he's dependent on. If he's going to do well, it could be on any surface. Keeping in mind the last 6 finals he reached, 4 of them are actually on surfaces other than clay.

That being said, whether he's motivated is a big question. And that will include whether he's willing to play challengers or whatever. Plus injuries, of course.

Ferrero Forever
02-03-2009, 10:43 AM
It's weird to hear some say that JCF will have the occasional clay court success, as if it's the only surface he's dependent on. If he's going to do well, it could be on any surface. Keeping in mind the last 6 finals he reached, 4 of them are actually on surfaces other than clay.

That being said, whether he's motivated is a big question. And that will include whether he's willing to play challengers or whatever. Plus injuries, of course.

Yeah I agree. If he's going to excel on any surface, it probably won't be clay. I think he's likely to do very well on slower hard court instead. I'm not sure whether it would come to him playing challengers, perhaps he might get wildcards from quite a few tournaments, but I'm sure he'd be willing to play challengers if he has to. On his blog he wrote that he had to re-evaluate his schedule because of the drop in ranking, so perhaps he will include some challengers, or maybe just play regular tournaments with lower cut off points. Its going to be hard for him, but its just a matter of time until he rises up the rankings, at least to a point where he can get into whatever tournaments he pleases

maldini
02-03-2009, 12:48 PM
No Australian male in the top 100, since when does anybody know? maybe ever?

:eek: Indeed, this would be interesting to know :scratch:

But I think Hewitt should soon be back into top 100

Certinfy
02-03-2009, 12:53 PM
Both should get back in the top 100. But no higher than 99 and 100 in the world =P

Corey Feldman
02-03-2009, 12:54 PM
a sign of the times

how time flies

Crazy Girl
02-04-2009, 01:47 AM
In the new ranking as of today:

101 Ferrero
108 Hewitt

Can they come back? :scratch:I really, really hope....but, who know's?:confused::confused:

Crazy Girl
02-04-2009, 01:48 AM
a sign of the times

how time fliesYes Beautiful Corey, you're right...
But it's a pity!:sad::sad::sad:

bad gambler
02-04-2009, 01:51 AM
Age catches up with everyone

aussie_fan
02-04-2009, 03:45 AM
With Hewitt it all depends on the way his hip holds through a full schdule, he's been struggling to stay fit for a long time and not sure he'll be able to keep fit. He's playing well enough to get the ranking back inside the top 20-30though.

the graduate
02-04-2009, 10:48 AM
boy oh boy how fortunes change!

Corey Feldman
02-04-2009, 01:04 PM
least they can both say they made the top

Horatio Caine
02-04-2009, 03:02 PM
It's interesting reading other opinions on these two players. Personally, I side with the majority in thinking that Ferrero is finished with top-flight (i.e. top 50) tennis...not seen a great deal of him over the last couple of years, but any glimpses I have had I've come away thinking that there is "something missing" in his game (not just leg speed).

As for Hewitt...part of me believes that he can still make it back to be a solid top 40 campaigner...but, equally, while he does still seem to CHALLENGE the top players (e.g. Gonzalez at AO), he does actually need to BEAT them, and that would be my only doubt really...could he muster up a handful of impressive runs, again, in a season? Really not sure.

Har-Tru
09-17-2009, 04:01 PM
*BUMP*

Don't hold it against me darlings... Iz just bored...


JCF is truly done, unless he does something amazing during the clay season he should retire!

Ferrero is done, he can maybe get back to around #50 if he's lucky but I doubt higher.

I can't see Ferrero getting back anywhere near the top 20 to be honest, such a shame, bloody injuries ruined his career:(

Ferrero is finished.

JCF is done. And sadly, I believe, so is Hewitt. I just can't see him coming back from the hip surgery.

hewitt top 20 and ferrero :wavey:

Both of them are done.

Sadly, as I love them both, Ferrero is done except for some mediocre clay court success,

JCF is done sadly imo.

It's interesting reading other opinions on these two players. Personally, I side with the majority in thinking that Ferrero is finished with top-flight (i.e. top 50) tennis...

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/fail-owned-pop-tarts-fail.jpg


A matter of weeks before Haas joins them.


http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff325/Duseldorf1103/epic_fail.jpg

They’re both still top 50 material and have a few more titles in them outside of slams if you ask me.

Tennisman82.

they can if they want to.

http://images.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=tbn&q=http://macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/images/win_button.jpg&usg=AFQjCNE01h-hHrhIH8wsv3VayqRxhCijjQ

Sunset of Age
09-17-2009, 04:10 PM
GREAT bump. :yeah:

leng jai
09-17-2009, 04:13 PM
Clown bump. They are worse than finished.

rubbERR
09-17-2009, 04:50 PM
both inside top 30 now ;)

Jimnik
09-17-2009, 05:08 PM
Thank-you for this bump.

JCF is truly done, unless he does something amazing during the clay season he should retire!

Ferrero is done, he can maybe get back to around #50 if he's lucky but I doubt higher.

I can't see Ferrero getting back anywhere near the top 20 to be honest, such a shame, bloody injuries ruined his career:(.

Ferrero is finished.

JCF is done.

JCF is done sadly imo.

Personally, I side with the majority in thinking that Ferrero is finished with top-flight (i.e. top 50) tennis...
What amazes me is how much more optimism there was for Hewitt than JCF. It's like there's a fast court bias on here, which is bollocks anyway because Wayne is a fast court player now. :p

Har-Tru
09-17-2009, 08:09 PM
both inside top 30 now ;)

And Haas too... that post was pretty funny. :lol:

fast_clay
09-17-2009, 09:00 PM
renaissance brigade

Roddickominator
09-17-2009, 09:11 PM
Good to see that these guys....even though they're far past their tennis prime in ability....are still able to play pretty decent tennis. JCF and Hewitt have little chance against the likes of Federer and Murray, but they can still beat most of the mugs out of the Top 10 on a good day.

Pea
09-17-2009, 10:23 PM
If Moya held up for so long, why couldn't they? People are so feeble.

*bunny*
09-18-2009, 10:50 AM
In the end, it took the eventual champion and the finalist to stop Juan Carlos and Lleyton. :angel:

Certinfy
09-18-2009, 11:22 AM
In the end, it took the eventual champion and the finalist to stop Juan Carlos and Lleyton. :angel:
:lol: :yeah: