Hewitt Out of Paris Masters?!

11-05-2009, 12:44 PM
Does anyone know why? :confused:

Johnny Groove
11-05-2009, 01:24 PM

11-05-2009, 01:26 PM
Jonathan :lol: :yeah:

11-05-2009, 01:29 PM
Nalbandian and Hewitt forced to pull out
Two top players will not be present next week in Paris – 2007 winner David Nalbandian and former world No1 Lleyton Hewitt. They have been replaced in the main draw by Germany's Andreas Beck and Croat Ivan Ljubicic, fresh from his win at another French tournament – the Grand Prix de Tennis in Lyon.

Speed of Light
11-05-2009, 01:31 PM
sad to see a good player like hewitt not playing

11-05-2009, 01:33 PM
He hasn't been over here for the indoor swing has he - I suspect after Shanghai he planned just to go back to Australia and take some time off, get ready for next year, no need to come all the way to Europe just for Paris indoors

11-05-2009, 01:48 PM
He hasn't been to Bercy since 04 :ras:

But it's better, gives time for the knees to heel so he's fresh for the Aussie Summer.

11-05-2009, 01:50 PM
He hasn't been to Bercy since 04 :ras:

But it's better, gives time for the knees to heel so he's fresh for the Aussie Summer.

Where he'll lose in the 3rd round.

Corey Feldman
11-05-2009, 04:14 PM
travelling to europe at the end of the year he loves as much as Fed travelling to Asia

i suspect he is satisfied with his year and ranking around the 20 mark

11-05-2009, 10:24 PM


Disappointing news though, thought he would actually give a go this year.

11-05-2009, 10:48 PM
Not to be mean/rude, but when is Hewitt retiring? I mean he doesn't play a full schedule anymore, has nice results once in a while, and misses large chunks of the tour due to injuries/simply not playing.:shrug:

11-06-2009, 05:36 AM
That sucks.

11-06-2009, 11:21 AM
I read somewhere that this has been Hewitt's most active year since 2006.
When you consider that this year has seen him play more tennis than the previous two and that he's suffering a bit from tendonitis, then it's no surprise at all that he's not in Paris again.

Also, in terms of the rankings, being 16-9 is no better than being seeded 17-24 for the AO. So the smartest thing for him to do is rest up and prepare for the AO... unless he somehow ends up falling out of the top 24, but that's got to be unlikely :confused:

11-06-2009, 12:39 PM
he owns a place in the Bahamas so it's not as if he'd have to fly all the damn way from Australia:rolleyes:

he wasn't gonna win Bercy anyway so good riddance to him:wavey:

11-06-2009, 12:48 PM
he NEVER plays after Asian tour, he wants to stay with his family

11-06-2009, 02:03 PM
Does anyone know why? :confused:

Still can't get over his 2002 Paris final loss to Marat Safin, reminds him too much of Australian Open 2005 final. I'm sure he has nightmares about Marat every night.