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Haas vs Hewitt, the showdown

Haasfan
09-07-2004, 10:24 PM
God this is gonna be huge!!! Haas and Hewitt have had some really bitter encounters over the past, they have been mostly very close and some of them very tragic. A0 2001, Haas led in every set, yet still lost in straights, after leading 5-0 in the first. Also the US Open the same year after leading 7-6 2-2 overnight, Hewitt then came back and took it comfortably.

And Hamburg this year, NOW that was tragic. Well what do you guys think will happen this time round??

SaFed2005
09-07-2004, 10:33 PM
Whoever wins its gonna be great :)
But I want Haas to win it more...

AtPGiRL
09-07-2004, 10:34 PM
:woohoo:
this is gonna be a thriller and I can't wait! Who to cheer for? I love them both and hope one of these two wins the tournament! (unless Robredo miraculously wins tonight!) :lol:

sol
09-07-2004, 11:07 PM
Well!. They're both my fav players left in the bottom half. :D Tommy was unlucky at USO 2001, and Lleyton was the eventual champion conquering Roddick, Kafel and Sampras. Tommy did achieve the revenge at Stüttgart indoor later.
Lleyton has been playing good tennis these days with straight titles at Washington and Long Islam after to have been runner-up at Cincy, and also got good wins this tournament.
Haas needs to be more aggressive to face Lleyton since he did play today with so much margin making less winners and UE than Tomas. Lleyton is very patient and combatant player and Haas shouldn’t outline a game in this way.
Haas has not been very lucky against Andy this summer although he came with a positive h2h record. Lleyton has a favorable h2h record facing Andy although lost to him at Queens early this year.
We'll see!

Havok
09-07-2004, 11:28 PM
This match is gonna be awesome, well at least I hope it's going to be.;) Both Lleyton and Tommy are playing so good, I expect a thriller, maybe 5 sets.;) I really want Tommy to win this match, but I just think Lleyton is playing a level above Haas and he's gonna pull through, and his mental side will be a pretty important factor since Tommy can turn into a :retard: at times.

BaselineSmash
09-07-2004, 11:31 PM
God this is gonna be huge!!! Haas and Hewitt have had some really bitter encounters over the past, they have been mostly very close and some of them very tragic. A0 2001, Haas led in every set, yet still lost in straights, after leading 5-0 in the first. Also the US Open the same year after leading 7-6 2-2 overnight, Hewitt then came back and took it comfortably.

And Hamburg this year, NOW that was tragic. Well what do you guys think will happen this time round??

PATHETIC is a more suitable word for those encounters.

Jennay
09-07-2004, 11:35 PM
I like both Tommy and Lleyton equally so I'll be happy either way ;)

Neely
09-07-2004, 11:43 PM
If nobody plays above what we have seen from them already in this tournament, I guess Haas' performance so far will not be enough and Lleyton will outlast him in three or four sets.

My feeling goes to Lleyton so far... but of course Tommy basically has the weapons in his game to beat him, but just keeping the ball in play won't do it for him, he needs to more aggressive and start hitting winners and coming in to the net if he hits a good approach to attack. Playing like against Berdych today won't do it for Tommy, Hewitt won't squander too many 0-30 or 15-40 leads on Haas' serve like Berdych was doing today. Hewitt has match experience and was on fired-up. Unless Lleyton gets up on the wrong side of the bed in their Quarterfinal, Tommy has definitely to bring up his A-Game against Lleyton.

jmp
09-08-2004, 12:01 AM
I'd like a close, entertaining match. But, just looking at their form, I think Lleyton has the edge. It seems to me that Tommy is hanging too far behind the base line. If he goes on the offense and works the net, the match could go either way.

LCeh
09-08-2004, 12:07 AM
I think this will only be a good match if Tommy can pull of the first set. Lleyton is mentally strong enough to stay focus and come back to make the match interesting. If Lleyton wins the first set, I think it will be a huge confidence blow for Tommy that he might sort of go away for the remaining sets.

Tennis Fool
09-08-2004, 12:41 AM
I'm glad this rivalry has been revived.
Currently the H2H is 5:4 Hewitt.

MisterQ
09-08-2004, 12:52 AM
2004
Hamburg TMS, Clay, R32
Germany
Hewitt
4*6** 5*7** *** *** ***


2001
Stuttgart TMS, Hard, S
Germany
Haas
2*6** 6*3** 6*4** *** ***


2001
US Open, Hard, R16
NY, U.S.A.
Hewitt
6*3** 6*7** 4*6** 2*6** ***


2001
World Team Cup, Clay, RR
Dusseldorf, Germany
Haas
7*6** 3*6** 6*3** *** ***


2001
Rome TMS, Clay, R32
Italy
Hewitt
5*7** 3*6** *** *** ***


2001
Australian Open, Hard, R64
Australia
Hewitt
5*7** 6*7** 4*6** *** ***


2001
Adelaide, Hard, Q
Australia
Haas
6*4** 0*6** 6*1** *** ***


2000
Miami, Hard, R32
FL, U.S.A.
Hewitt
1*6** 3*6** *** *** ***


1999
Australian Open, Hard, R64
Australia
Haas
4*6** 6*4** 6*3** 6*4** ***

SuperRevelation
09-08-2004, 12:56 AM
Im routing for Haas on this one.

Auscon
09-08-2004, 01:03 AM
Some of the stats fron Haas' match againt Berdych are pretty bloody impressive

Had 59% of first serves but got 19 aces

Had 10 unforced errors and 40 winners


Even if this match is close in the beginning, I think Lleyton should be able to edge Haas out on the important points, which will only frustrate him and give Lleyton more opportunities to pounce

Fedex
09-08-2004, 01:41 AM
Haas served very well today 19 aces. He'll need all of that and more to beat Hewitt. Also the winner error ratio was great. But if he wants to beat Hewitt, he cant just sit back and wait for errors, like today. He needs to attack, start going for winners, and also come to net frequently. He did netheir today. Should be a great one :D

Billabong
09-08-2004, 02:19 AM
I hope it will be at night:D!
Good luck to both players:D!!!

tennis4eva
09-08-2004, 02:26 AM
:banana: This match is gonna be great!

I'm cheering for Tommy in this one!!! :clap2: Good luck!!!!! :)

TheBoiledEgg
09-08-2004, 02:42 AM
Tommy all the way :D :)
just dont think too much :o

Fedex
09-08-2004, 03:22 AM
Tommy all the way :D :)
just dont think too much :o
Yeah, just dont think too much like Marat, Tommy ;) Oh wait Marat never thinks anyway :o Excuse me.

star
09-08-2004, 03:27 AM
GO LLEYTON!!!

tangerine_dream
09-08-2004, 03:28 AM
Looking forward to it! Tommy and Lleyton! I'll cheer on both. :banana:

dylan24
09-08-2004, 03:41 AM
hewitt in 4

Deboogle!.
09-08-2004, 03:59 AM
I want this one to be a popcorn match... 5-set nailbiter with 8 deuces on the last game at 6-5 in the fifth PLEASE! :)

RogiFan88
09-08-2004, 04:14 AM
Hewitt will probably win but I prefer Haas' game and he played well v. the young upstart Berdych [who was swaggering a bit too much]... but then we need someone who can challenge Pandy, who has bombed his way to the QFs... so, go Lleyton mate!

elusive
09-08-2004, 04:19 AM
oh well. i dont know who to support. im happy either way, so im just hoping for a great fight!! :)

Tennis Fool
09-08-2004, 04:22 AM
I like Haas better, but want Hewitt to win ;)

tennischick
09-08-2004, 04:25 AM
i cannot call this match. i swear they are dead even.

trixy
09-08-2004, 04:28 AM
Go Tommy!!! I'm going to pretend im not going for Haas though because almost every1 i was going for lost today(Amelie, Serena, Karol)...So go Llegs! ;)

rassklovn
09-08-2004, 08:44 AM
Hewitt easily.

Auscon
09-08-2004, 08:57 AM
I hope it will be at night:D!

NO! If its on at night, it wont be on tv here

First or second match, 11am....

Ferrero Forever
09-08-2004, 09:03 AM
i think haas will win, and i hope he does too. I don't know because i am not a hewitt fan, but i don't think hewitt has been playing his best tennis lately. I think he's just been doing enough to beat his opponents. I think that a tougher opponent rather then beck would have been better. I think haas is ready to take him down.

Space Cowgirl
09-08-2004, 11:43 AM
C'mon Tommy, time to mash the Potato!!

Billabong
09-08-2004, 12:35 PM
I can't wait for this match:D!!!!!!!!!!

*SKYE*
09-08-2004, 12:51 PM
Yeh I Reckon....I hope Haas wins!

sol
09-08-2004, 12:53 PM
NO! If its on at night, it wont be on tv here

First or second match, 11am....
:lo:

I'm working at 11 a.m, so also hope its on at nigth, but Roddick plays tomorrow as well, so I'm not sure about ;)

Auscon
09-08-2004, 12:56 PM
well, hopefully the US will favor their guy and give him the night match

but if Lleyton and Roddick both win, well, then I'm definitely screwed for that semi

SomL.
09-08-2004, 01:34 PM
Go Lleyton against Haas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RebelNYC
09-08-2004, 01:50 PM
This is going to be a great match! I like Tommy and Lleyton, but hope that
Lleyton can prevail ... I think it will be a close match and I think Hewitt can
win it in four....Saw Tommy at the US Open live this year (vs. Grosjean) and
he is really hitting the ball great! Either way, tennis fans win watching this
one!

azza
09-08-2004, 01:51 PM
Hewitt 4-6 6-2 6-4 7-6(4)