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IW R1 Lu def Hewitt 6-2 6-3

viruzzz
03-12-2011, 04:03 AM
Well... I'm not happy.
I'm a little pissed off.

But tennis is tennis, what can we do?
Keep training Lleyton... Your heart and spirit will never be done.


PS. I'll never bet vcash to Lleyton again :D

coonster14
03-12-2011, 04:14 AM
:( for Lleyton. Happy for Lu though, keep it going my fellow Asian brother :rocker:, Lu vs Gulbis next round, interesting...

Hewitt =Legend
03-12-2011, 04:22 AM
Obviously can't judge the performance having only followed the live scores but it looks like Lu was really hurting Hewitt on Rusty's 2nd serves and was clearly better from the baseline today. Bit of a surprising result given Lu's awful form this year but every day it's getting harder for Hewitt to get himself up for these types of matches.

Filo V.
03-12-2011, 04:38 AM
Well, IW is a slow court, has gotten even slower and grittier through the years, and Lleyton doesn't have the movement he once had, plus this is his first match in a while, so I'm not surprised by the result, the scoreline is bad, though. I really like Rendy Lu but 2-6 3-6 is a poor scoreline for any high level player against him, especially with the way he's played this year. Congrats to him on the win, hopefully he's starting to find some form.

Chris.
03-12-2011, 04:38 AM
WTF result from Hewitt.:o

Gretchen.
03-12-2011, 04:45 AM
I think the end really is near this time. I won't judge too harshly though until after the grass season.

TMJordan
03-12-2011, 05:01 AM
Retire alreay u mug

Allez
03-12-2011, 05:23 AM
what the hell happened here ? Shocking scoreline. :eek:

Julio
03-12-2011, 05:24 AM
Retire Lleyton.

cutesteve22
03-12-2011, 06:11 AM
6-2 6-3...
great win for Randy anyway

deebyeah
03-12-2011, 06:17 AM
poor Lleyton....

tennisgolfguru
03-12-2011, 06:25 AM
what the hell happened here ? Shocking scoreline. :eek:

Shocking? Come on - you Hewitt fanboys are living in lala land - this is not a shock - it's not even surprising - Lu is a better player than Hewitt - the outcome was expected and followed their respective rankings. Time for Hewitt to call it a day - he is embarassing himself.

henke007
03-12-2011, 06:49 AM
Time to retire mug

TMJordan
03-12-2011, 06:53 AM
Shocking? Come on - you Hewitt fanboys are living in lala land - this is not a shock - it's not even surprising - Lu is a better player than Hewitt - the outcome was expected and followed their respective rankings. Time for Hewitt to call it a day - he is embarassing himself.

LoL! Lu is terrible.

This just shows how pathetic Hewitt is these days.

KarlyM
03-12-2011, 07:52 AM
What the hell happened with Lleyton? :scratch:

madmax
03-12-2011, 08:18 AM
LOL at Hewitt...he should really call it a day after losing to a piss-poor version of his own self

chewy
03-12-2011, 08:32 AM
I can't comment on the game cause I didn't get to watch it.
But maybe Lu carry some form and momentum from his DC matches, it happens.

Happy fo Lu anyhow, he needed to get some more matches under his belt.

ossie
03-12-2011, 08:53 AM
when is this mug going to put himself out of my misery and retire.

Hewitt =Legend
03-12-2011, 09:09 AM
A player loses a match and then he should retire... classic MTF logic :rolleyes:

n8
03-12-2011, 09:11 AM
Turning 30 hasn't agreed with Hewitt.

tyruk14
03-12-2011, 09:11 AM
Perhaps it's time for Rusty to hang up his racquet. His record speaks for itself.

coolfish1103
03-12-2011, 09:16 AM
Just came back from Indian Wells.

Both player had unacceptable 1st serve % but Hewitt was much worse. Lu is able to hold his serves if he serves in his 1st serve through couple deuces or straight sets, yet Hewitt is unable to. I remember Hewitt lost all his serves on the first round to Lu... Lu wins some points here and there on his 2nd serves, but Hewitt... if I remember correctly, almost never won when he has his 2nd serves.

There was also an interesting challenging that Lu made where the ball was called out on the far side line by the line umpire, but the challenge was in because Lu' ball barely connected with the line... the challenging zoom in had to be done twice... thin like a feather.

Hewitt =Legend
03-12-2011, 09:21 AM
Just came back from Indian Wells.

Both player had unacceptable 1st serve % but Hewitt was much worse. Lu is able to hold his serves if he serves in his 1st serve through couple deuces or straight sets, yet Hewitt is unable to. I remember Hewitt lost all his serves on the first round to Lu... Lu wins some points here and there on his 2nd serves, but Hewitt... if I remember correctly, almost never won when he has his 2nd serves.

There was also an interesting challenging that Lu made where the ball was called out on the far side line by the line umpire, but the challenge was in because Lu' ball barely connected with the line... the challenging zoom in had to be done twice... thin like a feather.

Thanks for the update.

Confirms pretty much what I thought from the stats, that if Hewitt didn't get his first serve in he was getting outplayed from the baseline.

Just one of those days, everyone has them and it isn't a reason to retire :o

Dmitry Verdasco
03-12-2011, 10:35 AM
HAHAHHAHAHHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHA HHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAAAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHH A :lol:

fabolous
03-12-2011, 11:01 AM
But maybe Lu carry some form and momentum from his DC matches, it happens.
:confused: lu lost to the world number 366 in davis cup last week.

Li Ching Yuen
03-12-2011, 11:05 AM
:confused: lu lost to the world number 366 in davis cup last week.

He was performing some very subtle humor in that post. ;)

Helevorn
03-12-2011, 11:18 AM
Lol c'mon let's try not to find excuses: Hewitt needs to retire as soon as possible. Come on guys, 5 f***ing games against a player like Lu who hasn't been winning a single match for months..

nalbyfan
03-12-2011, 11:19 AM
Lu is a "specialist" in beating great players...Coria (Queens 2005), Murray(OG 2008), Nalby (AO 2008), Roddick (Wimbly 2010) then he vanishes into the air...till next time !!

chewy
03-12-2011, 11:45 AM
He was performing some very subtle humor in that post. ;)

Apparently not subtle enough...

Although Lu did win his 4th rubber in straights losing only 5 games in a best of 5 sets match.

rocketassist
03-12-2011, 11:48 AM
Not one to call for players to retire but it's probably time for Hewitt to hang it up. He deserves better than to be getting creamed by journeymen every week.

Nixer
03-12-2011, 12:04 PM
Lu is a "specialist" in beating great players...Coria (Queens 2005), Murray(OG 2008), Nalby (AO 2008), Roddick (Wimbly 2010) then he vanishes into the air...till next time !!

it's GREAT that should be in quotation marks, not specialist :rolleyes:

fabolous
03-12-2011, 12:10 PM
Apparently not subtle enough...
sorry, seems my sarcasm detector is broken...;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggXmKPMaHMo

timafi
03-12-2011, 12:11 PM
good riddance :bigwave::bigwave::bigwave::bigwave::bigwave: :bigwave: :bigwave:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:
still so fucking mad at Roger for losing to that fucker in Halle:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o

Dmitry Verdasco
03-12-2011, 12:26 PM
Hewitt is sticking around ONLY for Davis Cup and maybe 2012 Olympics? He's not even saving us from zonals anyway so he may as well retire. All he's doing is further tarnishing his legacy of being one of the greatest transitional 2 slam champions EVAH!!!

Certinfy
03-12-2011, 12:31 PM
Is Lu back? :haha:

Orka_n
03-12-2011, 12:33 PM
Hewitt :rolleyes:

Lu :yeah:

chewy
03-12-2011, 12:41 PM
Not one to call for players to retire but it's probably time for Hewitt to hang it up. He deserves better than to be getting creamed by journeymen every week.

It's interesting that everyone have their opinion on why Hewitt should retire after this lost...then there're die-heart supporters that strongly oppose it.

I'm not a huge fan of Hewitt, but I would like to see him continue playing if he love this sport and is physically fit. And I've heard commentators who knows him personally say how much Hewitt likes this game we call tennis, and also from Hewitt himself saying he's now playing pain free.

I just think that "quiting" or "retiring" isn't even in his dictionary, he's such a big fighter and in many ways.
As for Lu, journeymen or not he's still a pro athlete. I think the line separating good and great players is not always that clear on an given day...to be the top 100 in the world, they are all really good at what they do.

Silver.
03-12-2011, 01:34 PM
Lol at the people trying to dictate what Hewitt should do with his career :haha:

juan27
03-12-2011, 01:41 PM
hewitt mug?????

please......

in his best days was a great player, nº1 for two years, 2 gs, 2 masters cup,etc.....

your archivements are similar or best that djokovic and very superior that murray.

murray is very much mug.......

this new generation es overated, only nole won something big, the rest are mugs

tennishero
03-12-2011, 01:43 PM
Not too surprising, Lu can be hard for anyone on his day.

samjones
03-12-2011, 01:57 PM
Lu did him a favor. Now maybe he'll wake up and smell the coffee.

Consigliere
03-12-2011, 01:58 PM
can he get his ranking be high enough for the olympics?

Deejay
03-12-2011, 04:03 PM
After results like this it's difficult to see Hewitt playing on much longer. We know he loves the game and loves competing, but one week he's scraping past journeyman Brian Dabul and the next he's getting run ragged by another low-ranked player such as Lu - it must be taking it's toll mentally more than anything.

I think Hewitt will put everything into the grass-court season and see how he does. Bearing in mind his already poor ranking and the fact he has to defend Halle & a 4th Round appearence at Wimbledon, if he slips up early in either tournaments he could very easily be outside the top 100 - not good for a player of Hewitt's stature and not good enough for masters 1000 entry, and there might not be a way back after that.

Allez
03-12-2011, 06:34 PM
If Hewitt were smart he'd move on to the Champions Tour. He'd rule there for 2 years before having to relinquish that crown to Roger :yeah:

tennisfan856
03-12-2011, 06:49 PM
8 years ago, if you gave me a crystal ball and asked me to predict the rest of hewitt's career, i couldn't of imagined a worse last couple of years to end it. What bitch sport is

ossie
03-12-2011, 07:23 PM
during the australian open i remember some commentators talking about how hewitt is an expert in analysing the game and commentating. he should get himself a part-time job as a commentator at the ozzie open because the way he is playing isn't doing any good for himself or tennis in general.

Sofonda Cox
03-12-2011, 08:03 PM
so happy hewitt lost.

ApproachShot
03-12-2011, 08:13 PM
It's a very good win for Rendy. I still would have expected Hewitt to come through nonetheless but even with the loss I'm not that surprised - although I would have expected it to be a lot closer at least.