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RG R2: Hewitt Struggles Past Istomin 1-6 6-3 6-4 2-6 6-2

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-28-2010, 12:21 PM
:D great fight from hewitt as always. His bad luck of draws continues as he plays rafa next. At least he defends his points. The stream for this was poor, so i could only watch it in parts

Audacity
05-28-2010, 12:23 PM
By no means impressive, but he got the win. Now to get spanked by Rafa...

Action Jackson
05-28-2010, 12:23 PM
Loves a 5 setter and while Lleyton will be brave, he is going to be so outgunned by Nadal.

CmonAussie
05-28-2010, 12:25 PM
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At least LLEGS keeps his impressive 5-set record going(-:

Hewitt =Legend
05-28-2010, 12:27 PM
Well he defends his points which is good, unfortunately it will be the same old story against Rafa.

aussie_fan
05-28-2010, 12:29 PM
Another gritty tough victory from Lleyton, the match against nadal is going to be ridclously one sided but did his job this tournament.

Iván
05-28-2010, 12:32 PM
hewitt normally performs well vs rafa, i dont expect a huge beat down.

coonster14
05-28-2010, 12:34 PM
glad that hewitt defended his points from last year.

and as a fan, im pissed with the shitty luck he has had with the last 3 grand slam draws he has been dealt...:(
(R3 US Open: Federer, R4 Aus Open: Federer, R3 FO: Nadal)

i think nadal beats hewitt 6-3,6-2,6-3...4th time in the last 5 years nadal and hewitt face off at the french open...*sigh*

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-28-2010, 12:38 PM
glad that hewitt defended his points from last year.

and as a fan, im pissed with the shitty luck he has had with the last 3 grand slam draws he has been dealt...:(
(R3 US Open: Federer, R4 Aus Open: Federer, R3 FO: Nadal)

i think nadal beats hewitt 6-3,6-2,6-3...4th time in the last 5 years nadal and hewitt face off at the french open...*sigh*

baggy/ferrer was also a very tough draw for 3rd round. Esp Baggy who always plays brilliantly in Melbourne and australia in general

Filo V.
05-28-2010, 12:38 PM
Istomin played pretty well today, but Lleyton counter punched well, made Istomin play at a high level which he couldn't do, and stepped it up in the 5th set.

If Lleyton can keep it competitive vs. Rafa tomorrow, he will have done a good job.

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-28-2010, 12:39 PM
also if you look before that he had gonzo 1st round in aus open, setting up 4th round with nadal. Delpo 2nd in wimby.

GasquetFan
05-28-2010, 12:49 PM
also if you look before that he had gonzo 1st round in aus open, setting up 4th round with nadal. Delpo 2nd in wimby.

That's what happens when you aren't seeded :shrug:

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-28-2010, 12:50 PM
That's what happens when you aren't seeded :shrug:

it could have been easier

Audacity
05-28-2010, 12:51 PM
That's what happens when you aren't seeded :shrug:

Still a tough one after just coming back from surgery.

philosophicalarf
05-28-2010, 12:53 PM
5 sets before playing Nadal on clay. Is there a worse possible preparation in sport?

Deivid23
05-28-2010, 01:15 PM
hewitt normally performs well vs rafa, i dont expect a huge beat down.

Looks like you´re stuck in 2007

ShotmaKer
05-28-2010, 01:18 PM
5 sets before playing Nadal on clay. Is there a worse possible preparation in sport?

5 sets with no day-off before playing Nadal on clay.

Roamed
05-28-2010, 01:26 PM
5 sets with no day-off before playing Nadal on clay.

Making a prediction now that it'll be scheduled last and then postponed because of the oncoming rain.

ShotmaKer
05-28-2010, 01:42 PM
Making a prediction now that it'll be scheduled last and then postponed because of the oncoming rain.

weather should be forgiving tomorrow, before the clouds kick back again on sunday.

A_Skywalker
05-28-2010, 01:45 PM
Making a prediction now that it'll be scheduled last and then postponed because of the oncoming rain.

you are correct, thats how it will be.

Acer
05-28-2010, 01:56 PM
I love you Lleyton! :worship:

thalle
05-28-2010, 02:06 PM
He keeps on impressing me. he's just... well, Lleyton!!!

JuliC
05-28-2010, 04:45 PM
He keeps on impressing me. he's just... well, Lleyton!!!

Impressing? He needed 5 sets against the no.72 in the world, who even had less UE's and more winners.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-28-2010, 07:50 PM
Great fight Llegs, good luck in the grass season :yeah:

StevoTG
05-28-2010, 07:59 PM
Making a prediction now that it'll be scheduled last and then postponed because of the oncoming rain.

Match is scheduled as the 3rd on Chatrier so they'll probably be on tomorrow. Lleyton sounded as though he isn't expecting much from this match in his press conference. Even if that's realistic, it's not what he usually says before playing Rafa on clay.. so hopefully he'll be playing without pressure, but still pumped up, and swing from the hip (but not injure his hip).