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Hewitt worried about the state of Australian tennis

Yoel and co.
06-20-2005, 10:52 PM
This I found on ESPN.com

Hewitt, the 2002 champion, is one of four Australians in the men's draw along with wild card Mark Philippoussis, the 2003 runner-up, Wayne Arthurs and Scott Draper.

"Definitely something's changed or gone wrong for Australia," Hewitt said. "On Australia's part, we don't have enough players. It's really not good enough for our country."

Hewitt said he hoped former players could pass on their experience to juniors.

"We've got so many guys who are capable," he said.

Australian men have won Wimbledon 21 times.

"This is a huge tournament back in Australia," Hewitt said. "We've had so many great champions here."

bad gambler
06-20-2005, 11:16 PM
and so he should be, with the amount of taxpayers money being pumped into tennis australia, you would think australian tennis would be in better shape then what it is at the moment

RodLo
06-20-2005, 11:20 PM
:shrug: America's not looking so great either...:unsure:

oneandonlyhsn
06-21-2005, 12:07 AM
:shrug: America's not looking so great either...:unsure:

Ditto, I dont see one real power house when in comes to tennis. Maybe Spain or Argentina and that is if they are playing on clay :o

Billabong
06-21-2005, 12:08 AM
lol:lol: and what about Canada:tape:

its.like.that
06-21-2005, 12:11 AM
lol... the juniors that get all the funding in Australia wouldn't even get a look in in other countries. Guccione has come through, although it is clear with his game, he isn't going anywhere big or fast. Todd Reid - gone missing, Peter Luczak - doing the best he can, he just ain't that good, Patrick Jozwik - absolute piece of sh*te, Ryan Henry - promising junior and doubles partner of Reid, also gone missing... Joel Kerley - going nowhere... I'm not gonna bother going on. :p

Lee
06-21-2005, 12:35 AM
lol:lol: and what about Canada:tape:

We can blame it on the weather ;)

zubzy
06-21-2005, 01:01 AM
also paul baccanello - he played hopman cup earlier this year as a replacement, that was the only time i have heard of him, will ever hear of him probably

DanEd
06-21-2005, 01:42 AM
yes switzerland thanks to federer :p .
Ditto, I dont see one real power house when in comes to tennis. Maybe Spain or Argentina and that is if they are playing on clay :o

RodLo
06-21-2005, 03:47 AM
We can blame it on the weather ;)

:lol: :tape:

Billabong
06-21-2005, 04:36 AM
We can blame it on the weather ;)
:lol:

Consigliere
06-21-2005, 05:30 AM
Yet we keep winning Davis Cups.

CooCooCachoo
06-21-2005, 08:00 AM
lol:lol: and what about Canada:tape:

:lol: But you still have an active player who has won quite some Grand Slam titles ;)

LuckyAC
06-21-2005, 08:39 AM
Soon no English-speaking players will be left.

Bibir
06-21-2005, 09:05 AM
Frenchies are coming!

Alvarillo
06-21-2005, 09:14 AM
in Spain we have another "nadal" coming soon, remember this name:
Carlos Boluda-Purkiss ;)
As Rafa used to do in under-12, under-14 spanish and international camps, he defeats every player with 6/0 6/0 or 6/1 6/0, Carlos is 12 y.o., and he is allowed to play in under-14 by the Spanish Federation instead in inder-12 cos any player can't win a game against him in under-12 and there are good and promising players but Carlos is ......

Halba
06-21-2005, 10:14 AM
Russia Davis Cup = Davydenko

Croatian Davis cap = Ljubicic + Ancic + Karlovic = Awesome

France davis cup - Gasquet = nuff said

Auscon
06-21-2005, 01:22 PM
It makes the thought of Lleyton retiring in how every many years time all the more scary....it's bad enough him retiring, but once he's gone, Aussie's will be pretty much non-existant in the business end of, well, any atp level tournament.

ultraX
06-21-2005, 01:36 PM
Tennis isn't popular here in Canada and it will never be anyway. Just like in America. People don't play enough or start playing tennis as a child. So don't even think about the players here, they really suck in men/women single.

Malbe if they stop playing hockey and start playing Tennis as a kid then move out in Europe to live. They would be a great champ. But heck I don't think they will do that anyway, just look as french quebecers. They are too proud to live here.

DanEd
06-21-2005, 02:09 PM
what a ugly surname he has :scared:
in Spain we have another "nadal" coming soon, remember this name:
Carlos Boluda-Purkiss ;)
As Rafa used to do in under-12, under-14 spanish and international camps, he defeats every player with 6/0 6/0 or 6/1 6/0, Carlos is 12 y.o., and he is allowed to play in under-14 by the Spanish Federation instead in inder-12 cos any player can't win a game against him in under-12 and there are good and promising players but Carlos is ......