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Hewitt: I'm ready for Flusing Meadows

gillian
08-22-2005, 01:49 PM
He says so in this article.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=reu-cincinnatihewitt&prov=reuters&type=lgns

What does Lleyton have to do to beat Roger? That is, what improvements can he make in his game?

Castafiore
08-22-2005, 01:54 PM
Good for him to say so.
I don't know if he has a real chance but judging from the many comments in this forum, in the press, in other message boards...the other guys might as well hand over the USO 2005 title to Federer right away.

The first step is to try and be mentally prepared and believe in yourself and that's what Hewitt is doing, I guess.

Just like in the Tour de France when Lance was dominating. Pfff...the other guys didn't even try most of the time. They all had this "why bother, we can't attack him" attitude.
Lance was the king of them all, but I would have liked to have seen more cyclists with an "I'm going to beat this guy or die trying" attitude.

bad gambler
08-22-2005, 01:55 PM
what an arrogant prick

TheMightyFed
08-22-2005, 01:57 PM
He needs to vary more, to attack more. He's too conservative and they know each other very well. For example Roddcik's attempts, though a bit wild, to come to the net, will pay off against Roger if he remains calm. Hewitt must take risks as well and try to make him crazy. He wont'overpower him like a Safin or a Nadal, so he must surprise him...

blosson
08-22-2005, 02:15 PM
I agree that players need to have that element of surprise to get Roger out of his balance. Hewitt needs to develop another part of his game (his volleys maybe?) I noticed that his good at volleying when he executes them.

Roger knows Lleyton's game inside out and he definatelly needs to "develop" a new weapon.

mitalidas
08-22-2005, 02:27 PM
"I can walk away and know that there was a couple of points, a breakpoint in the first set and he hit the edge of the line. A couple of inches, and I'm serving to go up 5-2 in the first. "



This is true about many matches, but its funny how hewitt --who lost the set 6-4-- only sees that it was a few inches away from serving for 5-2

It's good he has this positive attitude on a match he lost, but some part of this is just denial. hewitt was not playing well enough to win and he should just acknowledge that

PamV
08-22-2005, 02:33 PM
He says so in this article.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=reu-cincinnatihewitt&prov=reuters&type=lgns

What does Lleyton have to do to beat Roger? That is, what improvements can he make in his game?

I don't think Hewitt can change his game at this point, but he could try to stay completely focused during the matches. I think he tried to change his game facing Roddick in Cincinnati and that didn't work. He wasn't focused and he tried to end the points too quickly.

The big thing for Hewitt will be to hope for the best draw possible. If he's in the lower half he wouldn't have face Federer until the final. Also of course, he will hope that Federer gets very tough early rounds.


and hope for the best draw possible.

Cervantes
08-22-2005, 02:39 PM
He wont'overpower him like a Safin or a Nadal, so he must surprise him...

When did Nadal overpower Federer?

1sun
08-22-2005, 02:41 PM
he cant beat federer but can beat everyone else on the tour, if hes on the other side of the draw i except him to get to the final, and win it if federer doesnt get that far

PamV
08-22-2005, 02:42 PM
When did Nadal overpower Federer?

Nadal doesn't over power any one he just keeps on getting every ball back. Where does the notion that Nadal is a power hitter come from?

Experimentee
08-22-2005, 02:43 PM
Hewitt doesnt really have the game to beat Federer when Roger is playing well. He jsut needs to stay solid and hope Roger goes off the boil, like what happened in the past when Hewitt has been able to take sets. But Roger rarely loses concentration in latter stages now, which is when they'll be playing.

TheMightyFed
08-22-2005, 02:48 PM
Nadal doesn't over power any one he just keeps on getting every ball back. Where does the notion that Nadal is a power hitter come from?
If his FH is not powerful, WITH spin, then I don't know what is honestly, and he makes so much damage on many players game that I call it "overpower". How do you call it, Mickey Mouse top spin ?

Experimentee
08-22-2005, 02:49 PM
Nadal doesn't over power any one he just keeps on getting every ball back. Where does the notion that Nadal is a power hitter come from?

Nadal can dictate points and overpower anyone with his forehand. He also happens to be a great retriever too.

TheMightyFed
08-22-2005, 02:51 PM
Nadal can dictate points and overpower anyone with his forehand. He also happens to be a great retriever too.
Thanks. Exactly, Nadal=Overpower+retriever+cheese digger

Turkeyballs Paco
08-22-2005, 03:24 PM
Thanks. Exactly, Nadal=Overpower+retriever+cheese digger

:lol: diggin the cheese!

Hewitt's going to need lots and lots of luck to win this one, there's so much tough competition. Being ready mentally is the first step, and the rest is gonna have to be luck.

Good luck, rusty!

victory1
08-22-2005, 04:29 PM
Thanks. Exactly, Nadal=Overpower+retriever+cheese digger

#1 Cheese digger is Nadal! :D

Corey Feldman
08-22-2005, 04:39 PM
Good luck in NY rocky

bavaria100
08-22-2005, 05:18 PM
One really big disadvantage that I noticed about Lleyton´s game is his weak first serve percentage. He really needs to get more first serves in. Sometimes he serves under 50%. I don´t think that it would make such a big difference in a match against Roger, but it would help him in general if he would improve in that area.

nkhera1
08-22-2005, 05:53 PM
He needs to attack the Fed serve especially second serves.

uNIVERSE mAN
08-22-2005, 05:55 PM
I'm tired of hewitt and his constant "I didn't take my chances...or he played the big points better". He says the same crap when he gets bagelled. Anyway this year I don't think he's in very good form at all, I see him getting knocked out by the quarters.

Skyward
08-22-2005, 06:25 PM
He's still very consistent and reaches semis and finals in big tourneys on regular basis. Nothing wrong with him saying that he's ready for Flushing Meadows.

PaulieM
08-22-2005, 06:56 PM
i expect lleyton to do well in new york and i hope he does. he'll play better than he did last week, he just seems really distracted right now.

NYCtennisfan
08-22-2005, 08:50 PM
I hope he shows better stuff than he did in Cicny and I hope he hangas around for the second weekend. I really see this type of draw:

Fed and Hewitt on one side
Nadal and Roddick on the other

Agassi will be in Nadal's quarter
Safin will be in Hewitt's quarter.

Nimomunz
08-22-2005, 08:52 PM
I hope he shows better stuff than he did in Cicny and I hope he hangas around for the second weekend. I really see this type of draw:

Fed and Hewitt on one side
Nadal and Roddick on the other

Agassi will be in Nadal's quarter
Safin will be in Hewitt's quarter.
i hate that draw.
i want safin in nadal's draw and i want agassi in hewitts draw!! But i agree with the four seeds part .............so no i dont really hate that draw!!

1sun
08-22-2005, 08:54 PM
I hope he shows better stuff than he did in Cicny and I hope he hangas around for the second weekend. I really see this type of draw:

Fed and Hewitt on one side
Nadal and Roddick on the other

Agassi will be in Nadal's quarter
Safin will be in Hewitt's quarter.
yeah i see fed and roddick on the opposite side of the draw but i reckon safin will be in rogers quarter.

NYCtennisfan
08-22-2005, 08:58 PM
The reason I came up with this draw was basically because I believe that the USO will want to maximize Roddick and Agassi's chances. I am not saying they are fixing the draw per se. :) Keep Fed and Hewitt away from Roddick on the other side, keep Safin away from Roddick (even though Roddick plays well against him); Safin won't go in Fed's draw because you won't see the #1 and #5 seeds in the same quarter; Agassi goes in Nadal's so there can be a potential AGassi/Roddick matchup and he stays away from Fed, probably the one guy he can't beat.

We'll see, it should interesting.

Skyward
08-22-2005, 09:10 PM
because you won't see the #1 and #5 seeds in the same quarter; We'll see, it should interesting.

Why? I thouhgt No1 could draw any of 5-8 seeds.

Socket
08-22-2005, 09:41 PM
The reason I came up with this draw was basically because I believe that the USO will want to maximize Roddick and Agassi's chances. I am not saying they are fixing the draw per se. :) Keep Fed and Hewitt away from Roddick on the other side, keep Safin away from Roddick (even though Roddick plays well against him); Safin won't go in Fed's draw because you won't see the #1 and #5 seeds in the same quarter; Agassi goes in Nadal's so there can be a potential AGassi/Roddick matchup and he stays away from Fed, probably the one guy he can't beat.

We'll see, it should interesting.
The issue of how the draw is done at the US Open came up last year, when -- the day BEFORE the draw -- a web site (tennis.x?) reported that Roddick would play Scoville Jenkins. I e-mailed Tennis Week about that, and you can read the answer here:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=731784&postcount=16

NYCtennisfan
08-22-2005, 09:45 PM
^Hmmmm....very interesting. Thanks for that.

switz
08-23-2005, 03:16 AM
good luck Lleyton!!

i just felt like saying that :confused:

nkhera1
08-23-2005, 05:30 PM
So now can we all agree that draws are not fixed for Roddick as they are for Fed at Wimbledon.

oneandonlyhsn
08-23-2005, 07:03 PM
Good luck Rusty :clap2:

NYCtennisfan
08-24-2005, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Hewitt: I'm ready for Flusing Meadows
I hope he shows better stuff than he did in Cicny and I hope he hangas around for the second weekend. I really see this type of draw:

Fed and Hewitt on one side
Nadal and Roddick on the other

Agassi will be in Nadal's quarter
Safin will be in Hewitt's quarter.

It's pretty pathetic when you can predict the draw beforehand with pretty much certainty.

ExpectedWinner
08-24-2005, 09:24 PM
It's pretty pathetic when you can predict the draw beforehand with pretty much certainty.

:eek: :eek:

NYCtennisfan
08-24-2005, 10:12 PM
^Scary isn't it? NO surprises thoguh...:)

Turkeyballs Paco
08-24-2005, 11:07 PM
:eek: not so good.

Lisbeth
08-25-2005, 12:48 AM
C'mon Rafa!

On a serious note, there have been plenty of people who won despite shit draws (for a start, not every seed wins through) and others who have lost despite good ones. So the top guys shouldn't just roll over and we know Lleyton won't!