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C'mooooooooon!!! 7-6(2), 6-7(3), 7-6(4)

FanOfHewitt
03-20-2005, 02:59 AM
Awesome!

PaulieM
03-20-2005, 02:59 AM
:aparty: :woohoo:

bad gambler
03-20-2005, 02:59 AM
i love it

sigmagirl91
03-20-2005, 02:59 AM
:woohoo:

Rogiman
03-20-2005, 03:00 AM
Awesome!

Isn't it? :)

lucashg
03-20-2005, 03:00 AM
I didn't watch the whole match, was it any good?
It seemed tough, but for what I saw of the first set, just couldn't believe it that Hewitt would lose, and he didn't.

Tennis Fool
03-20-2005, 03:00 AM
So how did each behave? Was it a good match?

mangoes
03-20-2005, 03:01 AM
Awesome!


OH MY GOODNESS!!!.................I just saw the score, that must have been one hell of a match. I am happy that since they are showing just one semi, that it is this one. Looks like I will be staying up tonight...........LOLOL. I feel they were fighting for the no. 2 spot..............looks like Hewitt claimed it. Congrats Hewitt. :D :D

Scotso
03-20-2005, 03:01 AM
i love it

:D!

:banana:

Raquel
03-20-2005, 03:01 AM
C'moooooooooon! :banana: :worship:

Excellent match. Some of the gets Lleyton made were just incredible and he was serving really well tonight too. The commentator here said he makes amazing gets that almost seem routine because we have seen it so often but they are truly the best in the game.

Well done Lleyt :bounce:

Havok
03-20-2005, 03:02 AM
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. How someone like Roddick seems to always fuck up tie-breakers vs Hewitt is beyond me. At least he didn't tank a set though, but what's the use when we still lose?:tape:

Nice win Lleyton, now lets try and DO something vs Federer this time.:)

Bilbo
03-20-2005, 03:02 AM
COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Billabong
03-20-2005, 03:02 AM
YESSSSSSSSS Lleyton:banana: well done:yeah:

The final I wanted:D!

RonE
03-20-2005, 03:02 AM
Excellent match by BOTH players :worship: :worship:

Roddick didn't give it away Lleyton had to wring it from him. Great baseline play by both and Roddick even came out with some excellent BH's down the line. But Hewitt came up with awesome retrieving and lobs when he needed to. I enjoyed every minute of this match great stuff!!!

bad gambler
03-20-2005, 03:02 AM
not a quality match at all - however you know who you are going to back if it becomes a scrap

darnyelb
03-20-2005, 03:03 AM
Some stats

1st serve: Roddick 60%, Hewitt 55%
1st serve aces: Roddick 25, Hewitt 10
1st serve pts won: Roddick 82%, Hewitt 80%
2nd serve aces: Roddick 0, Hewitt 0
2nd serve pts won: Roddick 47%, Hewitt 63%
Receiving pts won: Roddick 28%, Hewitt 32%
Double faults: Roddick 1, Hewitt 0
Break pt conversions: Roddick 1/7 (14%), Hewitt 1/9 (11%)
Total pts won: Roddick 116, Hewitt 123

JeNn
03-20-2005, 03:04 AM
Great match :worship:

Lleyt continues to prove himself as the second best player in the world :D

I think he is playing better tennis than ever at the moment, so consistent, he just plays final after final after final :worship:

bad gambler
03-20-2005, 03:05 AM
Lleyt continues to prove himself as the second best player in the world :D




2nd in ranking - 3rd in reality :sad:

JeNn
03-20-2005, 03:06 AM
2nd in ranking - 3rd in reality :sad:

in what reality is that?

darnyelb
03-20-2005, 03:07 AM
Man, now Roddick is gonna have Hewitt AND the Fed man to deal with just to get to a final.

2003 - Andy was winning the tournaments.
2004 - Andy could make finals but kept losing to Roger.
2005 - Andy makes the semis but keeps losing to Hewitt?

Bilbo
03-20-2005, 03:07 AM
2nd in ranking - 3rd in reality :sad:

Hewitt for me is better than Safin. He also had more success in his career.

Havok
03-20-2005, 03:07 AM
Final after final, and loss after loss.:o Though I wouldn't mind Hewitt picking up this trophy at all, it's about time he picks up a big tournament, he's been pathetic at winning them for a while now.:o

bad gambler
03-20-2005, 03:07 AM
in what reality is that?


AO 2005 final :crying2:

Rogiman
03-20-2005, 03:08 AM
Hewitt for me is better than Safin. He also had more success in his career.

I agree!
As long as Safin is only able to play great sporadically Hewitt deserves the 2nd place more than him!

Auscon
03-20-2005, 03:08 AM
both guys really lifted their 1st serve % in that final set......and 14 aces from Roddick in it too, so great stuff for Lleyton to stay solid when the bombs were dropping

gotta see this match :)

The great year continues!

Bilbo
03-20-2005, 03:08 AM
AO 2005 final :crying2:

Jer, but Safin only shows up at a few tournaments. Other than that he's shit. Not what I call the 2nd best player.

Rogiman
03-20-2005, 03:09 AM
Final after final, and loss after loss.:o Though I wouldn't mind Hewitt picking up this trophy at all, it's about time he picks up a big tournament, he's been pathetic at winning them for a while now.:o

Unlike...?

thelma
03-20-2005, 03:09 AM
Well done, Lleyton! :woohoo:

:worship: :worship: :worship:
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-20T010326Z_01_INW13D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-20T010112Z_01_INW112D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
:cool:

Awww Andy! :hug:

tennisman.
03-20-2005, 03:09 AM
Congrats to Lleyton and Andy good fighting from both

tangerine_dream
03-20-2005, 03:10 AM
Wow, sounds like a classic match. Congrats to Lleyton on a hard-fought win. :bigclap:

And congrats Andy on fighting like hell and not caving in like Canas did against Federer earlier. This match was so close it could've gone either way. Another heartbreaking loss for him but I'm glad to see him fight hard and I hope he sees that he can beat Lleyton, but he's gotta stop letting Lleyton into his head so easily.

Well done boys! :)

darnyelb
03-20-2005, 03:10 AM
#1 is clearly Ninja
#2 is clearly Hewitt

I can't decide between Roddick & Safin for #3. Andy plays consistently well and doesn't lose to lower ranked players unlike Safin, but Safin is freakin' brilliant at times and has figured out how to beat Ninja. He just doesn't have his head on right some weeks.

Auscon
03-20-2005, 03:10 AM
AO 2005 final :crying2:

Talent wise Safin is definitely ahead, but I dont see him as the 2nd best......even with the outcome of that final, it was just his time, and Lleyton was rooted by the time he got to that match

consistancy makes the greats greater, and unfortunately Marat doesnt have it

Tennis Fool
03-20-2005, 03:11 AM
Jer, but Safin only shows up at a few tournaments. Other than that he's shit. Not what I call the 2nd best player.
Yes, but Safin has won 2 MS and defeated Roger in the last year. He can afford to mess up at tournaments, unlike Hewitt.

BG: You've been here just over a year and 10,000 posts :eek:

JeNn
03-20-2005, 03:12 AM
AO 2005 final :crying2:

Oh yeah, I forgot about that :o

No but seriously, week to week Hewitt is the better player. Based on AO 05 Safin is better than Federer as well, but that just doesn't hold up. Each week I'd be much happier backing Lleyt to make a final than Marat who has done nothing in tourneys before and after the AO this year and only played well after the US Open last year.

Safin has basically played four really great tourneys in the last 12 months. That's not a number two player for me.

CassL
03-20-2005, 03:13 AM
yes, congrats Lleyton! Now do your best against Roger! Avoid bagels!!!!!!! ;)

mangoes
03-20-2005, 03:13 AM
Hewitt and Roddick needed to answer a critical question. Who is the better player? Who is No. 2 in the world?

Well I'll say that their games are fairly even; nevertheless, HEWITT WON.

MissMoJo
03-20-2005, 03:15 AM
Congrats LL :bigclap: :bigclap:

Tennis Fool
03-20-2005, 03:15 AM
yes, congrats Lleyton! Now do your best against Roger! Avoid bagels!!!!!!! ;)
HA! Lleyton is Fed's Bagel Boy :p

Another reason he is #3 player if you count quality over quantity.

bad gambler
03-20-2005, 03:15 AM
Hewitt and Roddick needed to answer a critical question. Who is the better player? Who is No. 2 in the world?

Well I'll say that their games are fairly even; nevertheless, HEWITT WON.


their games are not even at all!! complete mismatch in all respects - server against the best returner in the world

Tennis Fool
03-20-2005, 03:16 AM
Hewitt and Roddick needed to answer a critical question. Who is the better player? Who is No. 2 in the world?

Well I'll say that their games are fairly even; nevertheless, HEWITT WON.
Roddick is proving to be an outstanding #4 player.

Socket
03-20-2005, 03:16 AM
Some stats

1st serve: Roddick 60%, Hewitt 55%
1st serve aces: Roddick 25, Hewitt 10
1st serve pts won: Roddick 82%, Hewitt 80%
2nd serve aces: Roddick 0, Hewitt 0
2nd serve pts won: Roddick 47%, Hewitt 63%
Receiving pts won: Roddick 28%, Hewitt 32%
Double faults: Roddick 1, Hewitt 0
Break pt conversions: Roddick 1/7 (14%), Hewitt 1/9 (11%)
Total pts won: Roddick 116, Hewitt 123
Very interesting stats. Lleyton barely dominated in just one category (2nd serve points won). While I haven't yet seen the match, I'd have to guess that the edge was purely mental, then: playing the big points better and (especially) not getting discouraged when Andy saved all those BPs.

darnyelb
03-20-2005, 03:16 AM
WHen's the last time #s 1 and 2 met in the IW final?

Rogiman
03-20-2005, 03:17 AM
their games are not even at all!! complete mismatch in all respects - server against the best returner in the world

BG, I'd give Federer the "Best Returner" title, he's been returning superbly this tournament, and I guarentee he wouldn't have needed 3 tb's to defeat Roddick.

bad gambler
03-20-2005, 03:18 AM
Roddick is proving to be an outstanding #4 player.

lol..... c'mon be nice

darnyelb
03-20-2005, 03:18 AM
**Trying to get to 500 posts here**

I'm amazed Hewitt didn't buckle after losing so many bp chances in the 3rd set.

euroka1
03-20-2005, 03:18 AM
Must have been quite a match. It could have gone either way. It is good to see that Roddick has kept his nerves together in the last couple of matches he has played and this looks good for the future.

mangoes
03-20-2005, 03:19 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot about that :o

No but seriously, week to week Hewitt is the better player. Based on AO 05 Safin is better than Federer as well, but that just doesn't hold up. Each week I'd be much happier backing Lleyt to make a final than Marat who has done nothing in tourneys before and after the AO this year and only played well after the US Open last year.

Safin has basically played four really great tourneys in the last 12 months. That's not a number two player for me.


Safin had a lucky break at the AO 05. Federer cannot win every match. However, Safin is not a better player than Federer. Hewitt is now 2nd in the ATP race. Safin is not a consistent player. On a good day, he is really good. On an off day, he is really bad. I think both Hewitt and Roddick are better players than Safin. Consistence is part of being a good player.

Tennis Fool
03-20-2005, 03:19 AM
lol..... c'mon be nice
I am.

bad gambler
03-20-2005, 03:19 AM
I'm amazed Hewitt didn't buckle after losing so many bp chances in the 3rd set.

i'll send you about 100 taped hewitt matches - then u may not be so suprised ;)

Auscon
03-20-2005, 03:22 AM
i'll send you about 100 taped hewitt matches - then u may not be so suprised ;)


uh, I was surprised too, so, um, send me the tapes!

mangoes
03-20-2005, 03:22 AM
#1 is clearly Ninja
#2 is clearly Hewitt

I can't decide between Roddick & Safin for #3. Andy plays consistently well and doesn't lose to lower ranked players unlike Safin, but Safin is freakin' brilliant at times and has figured out how to beat Ninja. He just doesn't have his head on right some weeks.


#1 = Federer
#2 = Hewitt
#3 = Roddick
#4 = Safin
#5 = Ljubicic

My thoughts on the present ranking.

Tennis Fool
03-20-2005, 03:24 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/hewitt_vicht.jpg

oneandonlyhsn
03-20-2005, 03:24 AM
**Trying to get to 500 posts here**

I'm amazed Hewitt didn't buckle after losing so many bp chances in the 3rd set.

Hewitt and buckling dont go in one sentence

El Legenda
03-20-2005, 03:25 AM
Ohh man..now Federer can beat Roddick again!.....

darnyelb
03-20-2005, 03:26 AM
i'll send you about 100 taped hewitt matches - then u may not be so suprised ;)

I kinda was, I'm ashamed to admit.

Eclectic Goddess
03-20-2005, 03:26 AM
You can't see me right now, but I'm doing a happy dance.

Sorry, Andy.

Bilbo
03-20-2005, 03:26 AM
Ohh man..now Federer can beat Roddick again!.....

not really ;)

darnyelb
03-20-2005, 03:28 AM
Hewitt and buckling dont go in one sentence

True. There were break point opportunities on both sides. It's frustrating as heck to lose so many chances and then not be demoralized enough to not hold serve next.

Socket
03-20-2005, 03:29 AM
**Trying to get to 500 posts here**

I'm amazed Hewitt didn't buckle after losing so many bp chances in the 3rd set.
It's just part of his pit bull mentality. You just can't coach that, the player is either born with it or not.

darnyelb
03-20-2005, 03:29 AM
#1 = Federer
#2 = Hewitt
#3 = Roddick
#4 = Safin
#5 = Ljubicic

My thoughts on the present ranking.

I'll probably go with this too. Even if Safin won Australia... I think he's still #4.

Ljubicic is a good call. Maybe Nadal next?

mangoes
03-20-2005, 03:32 AM
I'll probably go with this too. Even if Safin won Australia... I think he's still #4.

Ljubicic is a good call. Maybe Nadal next?


I like Nadal, but I want to see him against Coria and Moya before saying anything about Nadal. However, I think he is going to be a dominant player.

jmp
03-20-2005, 03:40 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing this match on tape delay. It might be tape tape delay if I fall asleep. ;)

Congratulations on another victory, Lleyton! :)

Congratulations on your superb performances in this tournament, Andy! :)

I don't question Lleyton's mental resolve or his ability to prevail from a negative position in a match. That's been well documented. I thought that Andy would gain that tiny bit of an edge in confidence from saving so many break points that he would bomb his way through the final tie break.

The Hewitt/Roddick/Safin #2 discussion here is very interesting. In Annie's voice from Misery, I'm Marat's "#1 fan". :lol: But, the system is the system. Marat has to achieve the ranking by going deep in the tournaments he chooses to enter. That's not happening right now. So, Lleyton holds the spot. Marat's AO title is an important career milestone. Now, he needs to complete the package.

Get to work, Marat! Remind the world of your brilliance! :yippee:

GO MARAT! :D :D

Bilbo
03-20-2005, 03:45 AM
Marat also is a pathetic grasscourt player. The worst you can imagine and he said that himself. No way he's the 2nd best player in the world.

mickymouse
03-20-2005, 04:45 AM
There are so many players who can lay claim to being able to beat Safin but you can't say the same of Federer and Hewitt; these two are right on top in terms of consistency. When Federer does lose a match, which is now as rare as the phnenomenon of an eclipse, it is by an extremely close margin. As for Hewitt, he can always be counted on to put up a fight, and you seldom see him losing to anybody he's not supposed to, which justifies his second ranking. I think Roddick deserves the 3rd spot more than Safin. He's a good server and manages to reach the semis at least, in most tournaments. Safin? Geez, he only plays well in the Australian Open!

alfonsojose
03-20-2005, 05:02 AM
great match :yeah:

oneandonlyhsn
03-20-2005, 05:17 AM
There are so many players who can lay claim to being able to beat Safin but you can't say the same of Federer and Hewitt; these two are right on top in terms of consistency. When Federer does lose a match, which is now as rare as the phnenomenon of an eclipse, it is by an extremely close margin. As for Hewitt, he can always be counted on to put up a fight, and you seldom see him losing to anybody he's not supposed to, which justifies his second ranking. I think Roddick deserves the 3rd spot more than Safin. He's a good server and manages to reach the semis at least, in most tournaments. Safin? Geez, he only plays well in the Australian Open!

Very well put, as much as I like Safin he doesnt deserve to be in the top 3. He can play awesome, but he can also very mediocre at times. He just cant do that if he want to be considered a serious contender every time he steps into a tournamnet. Safin, time for you to stop partying and get to work.

perrygreen
03-20-2005, 06:04 AM
men's year-end ranking prediction:
1. Federer (no argument)
2. Hewiit (always beat Roddick and can beat most players on tour)
3. Roddick (couldn't beat Federer and Hewiit)
4. Safin/coria/Ljubo? (Safin has no consistency at all :(though extremely brilliant sometimes; Coria is a great clay-court player and can also play on hard court; Ljubo has very good shape now)

*SKYE*
03-20-2005, 07:13 AM
I'll probably go with this too. Even if Safin won Australia... I think he's still #4.

Ljubicic is a good call. Maybe Nadal next?
Yeh Nadals gonna be creeping up rankings. :)

Roger-No.1
03-20-2005, 07:26 AM
#1 = Federer
#2 = Hewitt
#3 = Roddick
#4 = Safin
#5 = Ljubicic

My thoughts on the present ranking.
Definitely :yeah:

Roger-No.1
03-20-2005, 07:28 AM
It's just part of his pit bull mentality. You just can't coach that, the player is either born with it or not.
Socket, well said.

joske
03-20-2005, 08:59 AM
I'm sure it was a great match seeing the score and all... but noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...!! :bigcry:

Björki
03-20-2005, 10:02 AM
well done Lleyton :woohoo:

Levo.
03-20-2005, 10:25 AM
Great match.

Great job Lleyton!!! Now bring home the bacon tomorrow! :D

Rex
03-20-2005, 11:42 AM
c'mooooooooooooon lleyton- now to beat federer ????

adeegee
03-20-2005, 11:47 AM
men's year-end ranking prediction:
1. Federer (no argument)
2. Hewiit (always beat Roddick and can beat most players on tour)
3. Roddick (couldn't beat Federer and Hewiit)
4. Safin/coria/Ljubo? (Safin has no consistency at all :(though extremely brilliant sometimes; Coria is a great clay-court player and can also play on hard court; Ljubo has very good shape now)

Agree with top 3, but I think we're all going way over the top with Ljubicic. I'd be amazed if he ends the year in the top 5, he just doesn't seem capable of producing at the big events

hablovah19
03-20-2005, 12:02 PM
I'm really surprised with some comments in this thread. On WTA, I keep pointing out Momo's consistency to explain her ranking (when she was number one). All I heard about is that the number of slams basically prooves who are the greatest players!! Here you guys are pointing out that it's consistency! I'm loving this;) LOL
Personally, I think Safin is better than Hewitt and Roddick, especially talent wise! I don't care if he oafes more than half his tournies. :p

Neely
03-20-2005, 01:27 PM
Congrats Lleyton for this result, three tiebreaks! :eek:
Good week for Andy as well, he was close making the final there, semifinal is also well done and after struggling past Verdasco, he did well in the rest of his matches! Good luck for Miami!

Either outcome of this match would have been okay for me, hoping that the winner of this semifinal has a chance to beat Roger :p

MariaV
03-20-2005, 01:41 PM
AO 2005 final :crying2:
Aww bg, don't be sad! There are some AO finals still to come for Hewitt, I'm sure! :hug: :hug: Hope you can get there to watch them again. And then he WILL win it. :)

MariaV
03-20-2005, 01:48 PM
Hewitt and buckling dont go in one sentence

That's for sure. It was all on mental level - who'll prevail in the end. Lleyton is tougher mentally than Andy, that's the fact.

tennismaster882001
03-20-2005, 01:57 PM
Great win for Hewitt! That's how I predicted it!

GermanBoy
03-20-2005, 02:14 PM
Sarah, Andy Dandy lost... :bigcry:

CassL
03-20-2005, 02:47 PM
Hewitt got screwed on soooooo many calls. He really should have won it in the 2nd tiebreak.

pinky
03-20-2005, 05:30 PM
I'm really surprised with some comments in this thread. On WTA, I keep pointing out Momo's consistency to explain her ranking (when she was number one). All I heard about is that the number of slams basically prooves who are the greatest players!! Here you guys are pointing out that it's consistency! I'm loving this;) LOL
Personally, I think Safin is better than Hewitt and Roddick, especially talent wise! I don't care if he oafes more than half his tournies. :p

On the WTA tour, the problem is not slams vs consistency but rather due to tons of injuries these days... :)

Angle Queen
03-20-2005, 06:28 PM
Late to the debate here...but finally got a chance to watch it (on tape...and yes, I anticipated that ESPN would screw up...and taped extra).

OMG!

Outstanding tennis from both guys. I can't remember (although I'm sure GWH or Sjenster will remind us about) the last 3-set, 3 tiebreaker match I've seen. A nail biter, sit-on-the-edge of your seat contest. Props to both for staying mentally focused. The line calls were bad (for both men, I thought) yet they both let their rackets do more of the talking. Not sure that the better man won...because both...were awfully damn good.

I follow both...so the result either way wouldn't have disappointed me...but...

C'MON Lleyton!!

darnyelb
03-20-2005, 07:21 PM
Outstanding tennis from both guys. I can't remember (although I'm sure GWH or Sjenster will remind us about) the last 3-set, 3 tiebreaker match I've seen.

I know there probably has been a couple between lesser-known players sometime since, but Roddick and Safin had that 3-set, 3-TB match in the Thailand Open semifinals last year where Roddick won. I wish I had seen that, but I get the feeling last night's match was much better.

Deivid23
03-21-2005, 01:52 AM
Marat also is a pathetic grasscourt player. The worst you can imagine and he said that himself. No way he's the 2nd best player in the world.

For me, he is. He has shown last 12-14 months he´s just too good for both Hewitt or Roddick when he´s on. He has also beaten the guy who toys with both Hewitt and Roddick every time he has to face them. Neither Hewitt nor obviously Roddick have too many chances of winning a Grand Slam in a near future with Federer or Marat being around. Of course you can talk about he doesn´t like grass or he doesn´t give his best in a lot of tourneys, but if he did, he wouldn´t be himself. Talent owns my taste in this case, so, for me, Marat hands down.

Not the 2nd player in the world in terms of consistency, reliabilty... But Marat playing his best is simply just too good for both Hewitt and Roddick at their bests.

Deivid23
03-21-2005, 01:54 AM
Hewitt got screwed on soooooo many calls. He really should have won it in the 2nd tiebreak.

Big truth, that was really embarrasing, I really thought some linesmen really wanted Roddick to win... :rolleyes:

mangoes
03-21-2005, 01:56 AM
Big truth, that was really embarrasing, I really thought some linesmen really wanted Roddick to win... :rolleyes:


Unfortunately, I agree. So many calls were incorrect in Roddick's favor.

ftd999
03-21-2005, 03:35 AM
not a quality match at all - however you know who you are going to back if it becomes a scrap

I agree. Although the score looks nice, I thought this was a pretty bad match, in terms of quality. Hewitt had another unusual let down in his play after the first (where he was very solid, not making many errors at all). Roddick served pretty well, but he was way too unagressive with his groundies until the very end. It was like someone told him he played stupid last time, so this time he decided to push the whole match. Completely opposite of how he played against Novak and Moya (where he was agressive and dictated well with his forehand)

Hewitt should have won this in straights. He was up a set and a break and inexplicably just began playing like crap. Credit to Roddick though for taking advantage of the situation. BG was right, it just became a mental battle, a dogfight.

Additionally, the line calls in this match were as bad as I've ever seen. And like 90% of them went against Hewitt (maybe 15 in all)

Roger-No.1
03-21-2005, 03:45 AM
I agree. Although the score looks nice, I thought this was a pretty bad match, in terms of quality. Hewitt had another unusual let down in his play after the first (where he was very solid, not making many errors at all). Roddick served pretty well, but he was way too unagressive with his groundies until the very end. It was like someone told him he played stupid last time, so this time he decided to push the whole match. Completely opposite of how he played against Novak and Moya (where he was agressive and dictated well with his forehand)

Hewitt should have won this in straights. He was up a set and a break and inexplicably just began playing like crap. Credit to Roddick though for taking advantage of the situation. BG was right, it just became a mental battle, a dogfight.

Additionally, the line calls in this match were as bad as I've ever seen. And like 90% of them went against Hewitt (maybe 15 in all)
Hewitt said he injured toes on both his feet in this three set victory over Roddick

raphael
03-21-2005, 05:10 AM
agree. the linesmen favored roddick. but i admire hewitt for being calm about it.