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San Jose Final: Hewitt vs. Murray. Who wins?

NYCtennisfan
02-19-2006, 04:25 AM
I would normally say that Hewitt would feast on players like Murray who have an inconsistent first serve, but I really don't know this time. Hewitt is no where near his best and Murray is gaining confidence week by week. A win here and he is in the top 50.

*Viva Chile*
02-19-2006, 04:30 AM
Hewitt in 3 sets. Lleyton is currently not at his best, but as you said, he could take advantage of Murray's first serve... At least, I couldn't imagine potato will lose a final to a young gun lower ranked than him.

Fergie
02-19-2006, 04:32 AM
Good luck Lleyton! :yeah:

LLeytonRules
02-19-2006, 04:32 AM
Hewitt will win ;) , Murray is capable of winning this match if he plays superb tennis, which he can.

jackieglover
02-19-2006, 04:36 AM
Lleyton as long as he isn't distracted by Murray's womanly style of play.

Sjengster
02-19-2006, 04:41 AM
Hewitt will be especially motivated now to prove his superiority to Roddick by beating the same young player that Roddick lost to. I think Murray can cause him problems if he mixes up the game well, off-pace balls and varied placement and then sudden injections of pace, which he is capable of doing, but as said above if he has one of his barren spells on the first serve Hewitt will eat him for breakfast. I say either a tight two sets for Hewitt, or else a three-set win losing the first set then winning the next two convincingly.

NYCtennisfan
02-19-2006, 04:52 AM
I don't like this matchup for Murray at all UNLESS he can serve at a high % which he almost never does. Murray needs to be really aggressive on Hewitt's weak 2nd serves and get into winning positions quickly because I don't think he can win a bunch of long rallies against Hewitt; the points where he would be in the advantage against Roddick, he will be at a disadvantage against Hewitt.

jackieglover
02-19-2006, 04:55 AM
IMurray needs to be really aggressive on Hewitt's weak 2nd serves

Yeah, when hell freezes over. He'll stay behind the baseline and hit a softie back in the middle of the court like always unless he decides to try out some of the Bay Area's finest blotters from Haight and is tripping his ass off out there.

NYCtennisfan
02-19-2006, 05:04 AM
^If he doesn't, Hewitt will hae to playing some of his most potent weenie tennis for Murray to have a shot, but that's not totally out of the realm of possibility these days.

mangoes
02-19-2006, 05:08 AM
Hewitt will be especially motivated now to prove his superiority to Roddick by beating the same young player that Roddick lost to. I think Murray can cause him problems if he mixes up the game well, off-pace balls and varied placement and then sudden injections of pace, which he is capable of doing, but as said above if he has one of his barren spells on the first serve Hewitt will eat him for breakfast. I say either a tight two sets for Hewitt, or else a three-set win losing the first set then winning the next two convincingly.

Agree...................also great point about Hewitt being especially motivated.

amierin
02-19-2006, 05:21 AM
I'll pick Murray.

Fedex
02-19-2006, 05:52 AM
Hewitt will pull through in 3

ClaycourtaZzZz.
02-19-2006, 07:48 AM
Murray will rip some nice returns and take it in 2.

Dan's Racket
02-19-2006, 08:21 AM
Come on Andy!! :D

Allez
02-19-2006, 08:23 AM
Now I'm a big Murray fan, but I say Hewitt in 2. Llyton is a completely different player to Roddick. He'll win the baseline rallies for sure. Andy needs to do something different, perhaps draw Hewitt to the net and hit some sublime passing shots. OR keep him pinned at the baseline and then ocassionally come in to finish off the points. He can't bank on Hewitt making a lot of mistakes. Andy really needs to mix things up to win this one.

Dan's Racket
02-19-2006, 08:34 AM
BTW anyone know where I can get watch this match, apart from flying out to San Jose. ;)

keep_er_lit!
02-19-2006, 08:39 AM
Do any of you Brits know if the BBC will show any highlights of the final, like they did when Andy reached the final of Bangkok? Any information muuuuuch appreciated.

Ferrero Forever
02-19-2006, 08:44 AM
Murray will win *hopefully*

ClaycourtaZzZz.
02-19-2006, 09:07 AM
It's live on ES2

Dan's Racket
02-19-2006, 09:21 AM
It's live on ES2
cool :cool:
Thanks for that. :D

Kristen
02-19-2006, 09:29 AM
Hewitt probably.

I would rather watch doubles. Or, the Belgrade final ;)

ClaycourtaZzZz.
02-19-2006, 09:30 AM
Hewitt probably.

I would rather watch doubles. Or, the Belgrade final ;)
:cuckoo:

Kristen
02-19-2006, 09:33 AM
At least I am consistent with my favouritism :kiss: :cuckoo:

mandy20
02-19-2006, 09:36 AM
it will be on ES2 at 11.15 am sunday

Nalbandian Girl
02-19-2006, 11:13 AM
I'll say Hewitt....but only just.

almouchie
02-19-2006, 11:19 AM
I would like Murray to win his first tournie, well give him confidence to the rest of the season

fini
02-19-2006, 11:34 AM
Murray!!!

avocadoe
02-19-2006, 11:55 AM
i think Hewitt, in 2 or 3...He won't be making a lot of mistakes like Roddick did...but Murray is good, and I like his game, hope he has a real great year!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-19-2006, 11:56 AM
I'd say Murray in 3! :rocker2:

s.m.
02-19-2006, 12:08 PM
you all say ( rightly so ) that murray has low pct 1st serve and hewitt will take advantage of that
we shall see that
but i am sure that murray will eat hewitt´s 2nd serve and his short balls
he will pressure him from the start
imo this is 50-50 match
i think murray will win this and show that he has arrived

Dirk
02-19-2006, 01:22 PM
Murray has a shot but Hewitt is the favorite here. I just wish I could see this final. :sad:

gsm
02-19-2006, 01:55 PM
i have very little to go off from this week, have not seen anything and read very little.

but i am aware lleyton had some fairly lowly opposition this week and am guessing that murray is going to greatly test lleytons 06 form threshold.

cmon!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-19-2006, 01:58 PM
Andy...of course :D

Scotso
02-19-2006, 04:16 PM
I'm surprised so many people think Murray will win.

Duncan
02-19-2006, 04:17 PM
i hope Andy will win but again as last night i have a feeling Hewitt will take it but i hope not!

littlegirl
02-19-2006, 04:20 PM
I would usually qay Hewitt, but this week seems to be favourable to upset, so I don't know. As much as I like Hewitt I'd like Murray to win.

Trivial
02-19-2006, 04:21 PM
Will be chearing on Murray most definetly, and really want him to be victorious...but if im being honest i can only see Hewitt winning this one. However if Andy plays well and takes it into three sets it could be 50/50 so...Come On Andy! :)

Bart.
02-19-2006, 04:31 PM
Never thought I would say this but....GO LLEYTON!!!!

NYCtennisfan
02-19-2006, 04:34 PM
I'm surprised so many people think Murray will win.

Yes, I'm very surprised. Must be the crappy performances Hewitt has put in so far this year up until this event and even in this event he hasn't played anyone close to being good.

Corey Feldman
02-19-2006, 05:00 PM
Lleyton as long as he isn't distracted by Murray's womanly style of play.like Roddick was?
:o

Corey Feldman
02-19-2006, 05:04 PM
Is say Hewitt, he's playing alot better than he was and is a different challenge from the players Muzza's beaten this week..
off course i want to be badly wrong.

Deea
02-19-2006, 05:10 PM
Go Andy! :yeah: Andy could win, if he plays it smart! ;)

mickymouse
02-19-2006, 05:13 PM
Hewitt. He has too much pride to lose to a young gun. He'll scrap his way through this even if he's far from his best form.

Agassi Aces
02-19-2006, 07:42 PM
Murray in straights, 6-4 6-3!

Peoples
02-19-2006, 08:06 PM
Hewitt will be especially motivated now to prove his superiority to Roddick by beating the same young player that Roddick lost to. I think Murray can cause him problems if he mixes up the game well, off-pace balls and varied placement and then sudden injections of pace, which he is capable of doing, but as said above if he has one of his barren spells on the first serve Hewitt will eat him for breakfast. I say either a tight two sets for Hewitt, or else a three-set win losing the first set then winning the next two convincingly.
Shouldn't he have been especially motivated against Chela? Speaking about Hewitt motivation is not so important, it barely varies. He's always extremely motivated but can still either win or lose.

stebs
02-19-2006, 08:22 PM
Hewitt will win because he is a better player. Simple as that.

I'll go fo a score of. 6-4 5-7 6-2 for Lleyton.

CentreCourt
02-19-2006, 08:25 PM
Hewitt will win because he is a better player. Simple as that.

I'll go fo a score of. 6-4 5-7 6-2 for Lleyton.

So is Roddick but he beat him. Although I have to say I don't expect lightning to strike twice!

MsTree
02-19-2006, 09:11 PM
Andy has it in him to win tonight!

musefanatic
02-19-2006, 09:17 PM
I say Hewitt but i'd love andy to win. Good luck andy! :)

rofe
02-19-2006, 09:44 PM
Shouldn't he have been especially motivated against Chela? Speaking about Hewitt motivation is not so important, it barely varies. He's always extremely motivated but can still either win or lose.

You brought up an interesting point though Hewitt blamed the surface more than Chela's game for his loss... :rolleyes:

Anyway, I think Andy has a very good chance against Hewitt since Hewitt has not had much match practice. That and Andy's nerves will determine the outcome - not Hewitt's motivation.