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Federer v Hewitt

WyverN
01-24-2004, 11:46 AM
Yes I thought Nadal would win but realistically a Federer win over Hewitt would be far more satisfying.

So what is everyones predictions?

I will take Federer in 3 or 4 sets

Fedex
01-24-2004, 11:49 AM
Federer in 3 ruthless sets!!!! Go Ninja!!!!!! :bounce: :bowdown:

Hagar
01-24-2004, 11:55 AM
Hard to say. I hope it'll be a great match. I am crazy about both of them, so I don't want to root for either of the two.

Ada Monroe
01-24-2004, 12:07 PM
Federer in straight sets.

Lisbeth
01-24-2004, 12:49 PM
My only prediction is close and long. Very long, possibly.

Hewitt has an overwhelming head to head record, yet Federer in my view has been the most talented player of the last year. Either way I will be both happy and sad so may the best man win.

FanOfHewitt
01-24-2004, 12:50 PM
Well I'm not overly confident in my prediction, because if Federer plays at his best he will leave Lleyton for dead, but nevertheless I'm going for a repeat of the Davis Cup, Hewitt in 5. 12-10 in the fifth. LOL.

Scotso
01-24-2004, 12:54 PM
Hewitt in 4 :D

WyverN
01-24-2004, 12:58 PM
The key will be if Federer's backhand is working. Virtually every backhand shot of Lleyton's will go cross court to Federers backhand so it will put under a lot of pressure.

The backhand was still a bit shaky against Reid (compared to Houston form where he was blasting winners past winners from the backhand as well), particularly early on but the forehand - wow. I know Nadal has a amazing forehand but Federer kills it in terms of control, placement and pace when needed.

FanOfHewitt
01-24-2004, 01:13 PM
The key will be if Federer's backhand is working. Virtually every backhand shot of Lleyton's will go cross court to Federers backhand so it will put under a lot of pressure.

The backhand was still a bit shaky against Reid (compared to Houston form where he was blasting winners past winners from the backhand as well), particularly early on but the forehand - wow. I know Nadal has a amazing forehand but Federer kills it in terms of control, placement and pace when needed.

If Federer hits a more effective forehand than Nadal did tonight I'd be very shocked and very impressed. Nadal was hitting forehands faster than he was serving!

TheBoiledEgg
01-24-2004, 01:18 PM
doesnt Swiss Cheese melt on a hot baked potato ???

no wonder Ninja has probs peeling :(

go Roger........ time to change the menu ;)

Lady
01-24-2004, 01:24 PM
Normally I would go for Roger, but knowing Roger's ability to choke, against Lleyton it will be over!

Tennis Fool
01-24-2004, 01:27 PM
This is a no-brainer. The real question should be, will Hewitt eat a bagel first, second or third set?

yanchr
01-24-2004, 01:39 PM
Roger in straight sets.

Go Roger!

MisterQ
01-24-2004, 02:05 PM
Who knows?! I could see it going either way. I voted Hewitt, but without any real confidence in that decision...

Over five sets, Hewitt's consistency can be a real advantage. We all know what Roger is capable of, but inspiration over a long match can be hard to sustain. Hewitt's more pedestrian approach might win out here.

Gandalf
01-24-2004, 02:13 PM
If Federer wins (and I'm praying for it!) it will have to be in 3 or 4 sets...I can't see him beating Hewitt in a close match at a Slam.

Leo
01-24-2004, 02:23 PM
doesnt Swiss Cheese melt on a hot baked potato ???

no wonder Ninja has probs peeling :(

go Roger........ time to change the menu ;)

:lol:

Hewitt 6-7, 6-1, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 :cool:

Conchon
01-24-2004, 03:57 PM
If Federer plays to his best, he will win in straight sets. However, I don't see that happening.

-wokkel-
01-24-2004, 04:28 PM
Federer: 6-1 6-3 6-2!

Mrs. B
01-24-2004, 05:50 PM
Roger in 4 and i'll be eating raclette!

C'MONNN, Rogz!!! :bounce:

Havok
01-24-2004, 05:52 PM
I'll throw a Hewitt in 4 sets. judging by their winners'errors stats, isnt impressive, lleyton in 4

tangerine_dream
01-24-2004, 05:53 PM
I have NO idea! I like both players and I'm hoping it goes to five sets. Good luck to both! :yeah: :bounce:

I'm also hoping ESPN will give us a break from %#$%& Venus and show the damn match! :fiery:

Deboogle!.
01-24-2004, 06:20 PM
They'll have to, tangy.... she lost LMAO

tangerine_dream
01-24-2004, 06:36 PM
Yeah but what's to stop ESPN from showing Venus' loss for a THIRD time? :ras:

Shy
01-24-2004, 07:11 PM
I dunno,could go both way.If he they go to four-five sets, I'll give it to Hewitt.

Aurora
01-24-2004, 07:33 PM
I voted Federer to get the numbers more evened out, I'm pretty clueless. Though I think that if Federer's gonna do it, he's gotta do it quick and ruthless. Don't think Hewitt will lose a fivesetter.

Vass
01-24-2004, 07:53 PM
I hope that hewitt will win! He needs a big win and what better time for it in AO at home?

Ma. Estefania
01-24-2004, 08:21 PM
No idea really, I haven't seen yet a Roger's or Hewitt's match, then I really don't know how good is their level; but it will definitely be close....I don't think Roger will choke btw...

Fedex
01-24-2004, 08:22 PM
Roger will win 6-3, 6-1,6-4!!! Go Roger!!!!! :D Peel the Potato!!! :bounce:

Fedex
01-24-2004, 08:24 PM
What do you mean his stats arent impressive. There pretty damn good. Still too many errors, hitting alot of winners though, & is has been very solid at net!!!

federerfan7465
01-24-2004, 08:27 PM
I second that Motion, Fedex!!! :)
but maybe 6-3 6-1 6-3 :worship :bowdown: : :bounce:

Crazy_Fool
01-24-2004, 09:37 PM
hhmm interesting game. i think it will be a classic but who knows? i think either federer will win in straight sets or hewitt will win a five-set match.

Shy
01-24-2004, 09:52 PM
hhmm interesting game. i think it will be a classic but who knows? i think either federer will win in straight sets or hewitt will win a five-set match.
I second that.

J. Corwin
01-24-2004, 10:18 PM
I agree with most that it will either most likely be a realitively quick win for Roger, or a long grinding win by Lleyton.

Vass
01-25-2004, 03:19 AM
You speak of Roger's ability to choke and all, but is there any indication that it will be so? So far I didn't see any. He was playing great, and I think he has a bigger momentul than Hewitt right now.

sigmagirl91
01-25-2004, 03:23 AM
We hope so, for Roger's sake. I don't want him to blow a two-set lead against Hewitt, engage in a long, drawn out affair, and emerge on the losing end.

WyverN
01-25-2004, 03:42 AM
wow the results of the poll are a bit surprising, guess we will see

Ruski
01-25-2004, 04:58 AM
Hard to say.... tomorrow is Australia Day and the whole crowd will be so much for Roger.... Just like the atmosphere in Davis Cup I believe....

Go Go! Roger! Show us the result that shouldn't be happened in Davis Cup last September..... :D

JeLuliA88
01-25-2004, 05:48 AM
Most likely Federer b/c Lleyton didn't really play all that well against Nadal; i thought he was quite lucky to get away with that win mainly cos Rafal was inexperienced. I'm thinking Roger in 4 sets...

heya
01-25-2004, 08:34 AM
6-7 4-6 7-5 6-4 7-5 hewitt

Fedex
01-25-2004, 08:44 AM
Yeah, like that'll happen!!!!

WyverN
01-25-2004, 10:34 AM
yep Hewitt wont be making a 2 set comeback again, he needs one of the first 2 sets.
First set is crucial

Raquel
01-25-2004, 02:53 PM
I really hated the draw when I saw my two favourites in the same eighth :mad:

Anyway I think Roger will win in 4, but whoever wins I will be happy for the winner and sad for the loser. I just hope it is a classic match :)

Shy
01-25-2004, 03:22 PM
At the same time,I want Roger to pull a five sets win.He need to show us that he can hang in there.The key for Roger is stay concentrate and hang in there, and Roger is not good at it.

Vass
01-25-2004, 03:24 PM
4 sets for Roger, although I so want Lleyton to win.

Lady
01-25-2004, 03:33 PM
hhmm interesting game. i think it will be a classic but who knows? i think either federer will win in straight sets or hewitt will win a five-set match.

The same thoughts here ;)

JennyS
01-25-2004, 04:04 PM
I can't wait to see this match. I'm going to watch it spoiler-free and plan to tape it.

JennyS
01-25-2004, 04:07 PM
Here is an article with Mal's take on the matches. It says that the Roger/Lleyton match WILL be shown on ESPN!

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/aus04/news/story?id=1717756

Shy
01-25-2004, 04:28 PM
What is Roger and Hewitt five sets records out of curiosity?

Deboogle!.
01-25-2004, 04:34 PM
Roger is 6-7 and Lleyton is 13-8.... pretty much what I'd expect.

RogiFan88
01-25-2004, 04:58 PM
At the same time,I want Roger to pull a five sets win.He need to show us that he can hang in there.The key for Roger is stay concentrate and hang in there, and Roger is not good at it.

Well, it's about time for Rogi to just DO it! He has to turn this h-t-h around, after all, he IS the #2 player... it's his bad luck to get Hewitt as early as the R16 just because Lleyton decided to go walkabout and caddy Greg Norman instead :rolleyes: [OK I am being facetious!! :p ]. Anyway, Rogi has to prove he can hang in there with the most tenacious, persistent, push-himself-beyond-the-pain-threshold player out there! Rogi [and Juanqui] s know what Lleyton's like -- he NEVER gives up even when he's down 2 sets to love...

Just do it to Lleyton, Rogi, in his own backyard! ;)

lzhaol
01-25-2004, 05:07 PM
roger shd be able to slug it out in4....

Raul-Lopez
01-25-2004, 05:34 PM
Hewitt in five.. i think and i hope that Potato win this match.

undomiele
01-25-2004, 05:36 PM
Im happy with either one winning as long as its a long, hard and protracted battle --that way Nalbandian will have an easier time dispatching the winner ;) lol. There's no way it'll be a three setter.

SaFed2005
01-25-2004, 05:43 PM
I am hoping Federer will win but u cant tell coz he always has trouble against baseliners like Nalbandian and Hewitt... But "if" he plays like he did at the Tennis Masters Cup or Wimbeldon, he will definately win in straight sets... with him dominating the game...

tangerine_dream
01-25-2004, 06:50 PM
Can I have the Swiss Cheese melted on top of my Baked Potato? :devil:

Deboogle!.
01-25-2004, 06:53 PM
Can I have the Swiss Cheese melted on top of my Baked Potato? :devil:

If the potato is baked and the cheese melted, who wins? ;)

Shy
01-25-2004, 06:57 PM
But "if" he plays like he did at the Tennis Masters Cup or Wimbeldon, he will definately win in straight sets... with him dominating the game...Doesn't have too. If he can battle with Hewitt mentally and present a good game than he can fried the potato.

Doris Loeffel
01-25-2004, 06:57 PM
It's really a tough one to predict and I just hope Roger will be able to win in 3 and yes I believe that the first set is the key even though we all know what a fighter Lleyton is sometimes he's like a wall bringing every dam ball back....

....fortunately there's Roger on the otherside who's pretty good in that too and beeing able to create winners where odhters can't.

Just to bad I have to work.... grrr would love to see that match oh well

Good luck Roger!!

faboozadoo15
01-25-2004, 07:29 PM
I think Roger will win this match but I won't be too unhappy if Lleyton wins.
we also share a liking in federer! sweet.
it's 29 to 29 right now in the poll... pretty crazy.
i think federer will win. he's playing better than lleyton right now for sure and really wants revenge.

renatoal
01-25-2004, 11:02 PM
Federer will win !!!

RogiFan88
01-26-2004, 02:39 AM
If the potato is baked and the cheese melted, who wins? ;)

:p I was wondering the same... :haha:

Deboogle!.
01-26-2004, 02:41 AM
good, glad it wasn't just me! ;)

Sjengster
01-26-2004, 02:44 AM
So, the headlines... Swiss Cheese Smothers Hot Potato, Cheese Stuffs Potato, or else Potato Soaks Up Cheese/Melts Cheese. The possibilities are endless!

RogiFan88
01-26-2004, 02:48 AM
:wavey: Sjengst!

So are you ready for the Rogi/Lleyt match, then? It might be a decent hour for you by the time they start playing! :p Have you seen any of Rogi's matches so far?

Sjengster
01-26-2004, 02:56 AM
I saw all of Federer vs Reid (not that there was much to see there, of course)... I won't be able to see it or follow it, so it'll be an agonising wait until I can get access to a computer in the afternoon.

TheBoiledEgg
01-26-2004, 04:12 AM
Sjengster, its available on Digital Radio on your Sky box or for others online.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/sportsextra/index.shtml

for anyone who cant see this, you can listen to it on BBC Radio from just before night session starts.

Tingu
01-26-2004, 05:14 AM
Thanx TheBoiledEgg