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!!!* Do you really think HEWITT`s career is OVER?? #Surely he can fight his way back?

CmonAussie
02-05-2007, 09:15 AM
:wavey: :devil:
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#Are people ready to give up on Lleyton Hewitt:confused: :confused:??
I noticed that nobody was picking Hewitt to finish inside the #Top-10 in the rankings for 2007 & it made me think~~> do all of you tennis fans really think that Rocky Llegs career is over???:sad:

Remember that Hewitt will turn 26yrs this month~ not young anymore but certainly not old either;)

Year End Ranking has been pretty impressive
...8-successive years inside the Top-25:worship:
...
1999~ YER: #22
2000~ YER: #7
2001~ YER: #1
2002~ YER: #1
2003~ YER: #17
2004~ YER: #3
2005~ YER: #4
2006~ YER: #20
2007~ present ranking: #18



Tournament Wins [25]

1. 5 January 1998 Adelaide, Australia Hard Jason Stoltenberg 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)
2. 3 May 1999 Delray Beach, USA Clay Xavier Malisse 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-1
3. 3 January 2000 Adelaide, Australia Hard Thomas Enqvist 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. 10 January 2000 Sydney, Australia Hard Jason Stoltenberg 6-4, 6-0
5. 6 March 2000 Scottsdale, USA Hard Tim Henman 6-4, 7-6(2)
6. 12 June 2000 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-4
7. 8 January 2001 Sydney, Australia Hard Magnus Norman 6-4, 6-1
8. 11 June 2001 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Tim Henman 7-6(3), 7-6(3)
9. 18 June 2001 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Guillermo Canas 6-3, 6-4
10. 27 August 2001 U.S. Open, New York, USA Hard Pete Sampras 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-1
11. 1 October 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard Michel Kratochvil 6-4, 6-2
12. 12 November 2001 Tennis Masters Cup, Sydney, Australia Hard Sebastien Grosjean 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
13. 25 February 2002 San José, USA Hard Andre Agassi 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4)
14. 11 March 2002 Indian Wells Masters, USA Hard Tim Henman 6-1, 6-2
15. 10 June 2002 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Tim Henman 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
16. 24 June 2002 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass David Nalbandian 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
17. 11 November 2002 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai, China Hard Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 7-5, 2-6, 2-6, 6-4
18. 3 March 2003 Scottsdale, USA Hard Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 6-4
19. 10 March 2003 Indian Wells Masters, USA Hard Gustavo Kuerten 6-1, 6-1
20. 12 January 2004 Sydney, Australia Hard Carlos Moya 4-3 retired
21. 16 February 2004 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-7(1), 7-5, 6-4
22. 16 August 2004 Washington, USA Hard Gilles Müller 6-3, 6-4
23. 23 August 2004 Long Island, USA Hard Luis Horna 6-3, 6-1
24. 10 January 2005 Sydney, Australia Hard Ivo Minář 7-5, 6-0
25. 18 June 2006 London/Queens Club, United Kingdom Grass James Blake 6-4, 6-4

Singles Runner-ups (14)

1999: Adelaide (lost to Thomas Enqvist)
1999: Scottsdale (lost to Jan-Michael Gambill)
1999: Lyon (lost to Nicolas Lapentti)
2000: Stuttgart Indoor (lost to Wayne Ferreira)
2002: Cincinnati AMS (lost to Carlos Moya)
2002: Paris AMS (lost to Marat Safin)
2003: Los Angeles (lost to Wayne Ferreira)
2004: Cincinnati AMS (lost to Andre Agassi)
2004: U.S. Open (lost to Roger Federer)
2004: Tennis Masters Cup (lost to Roger Federer)
2005: Australian Open (lost to Marat Safin)
2005: Indian Wells AMS (lost to Roger Federer)
2006: San Jose (lost to Andy Murray)
2006: Las Vegas (lost to James Blake)

oz_boz
02-05-2007, 09:21 AM
He can stay inside top 20 on sheer grit alone, but I don't think he'll reach another slam final.

CmonAussie
02-05-2007, 09:28 AM
He can stay inside top 20 on sheer grit alone, but I don't think he'll reach another slam final.

So Hewitt`s best isn`t Top# 10 worthy anymore:confused: :sad:

its.like.that
02-05-2007, 09:32 AM
Listen up fuckwit.

he is finished.

:o

oz_boz
02-05-2007, 09:34 AM
So Hewitt`s best isn`t Top# 10 worthy anymore:confused: :sad:

His best might be, but I doubt he can keep his best up for long periods any more. He'll probably do pretty good at a number of bigger events thanks to his experience, and gain a pretty fine number of points on QF appearances in some slams and TMS. That should keep him inside the top 20 but probably not consistently not as high as top 10.

It'd be good for the game if someone with his great fighting spirit could join in top 5. But I don't feel his game is enough these days. My five cents.

CmonAussie
02-05-2007, 09:47 AM
His best might be, but I doubt he can keep his best up for long periods any more. He'll probably do pretty good at a number of bigger events thanks to his experience, and gain a pretty fine number of points on QF appearances in some slams and TMS. That should keep him inside the top 20 but probably not consistently not as high as top 10.

It'd be good for the game if someone with his great fighting spirit could join in top 5. But I don't feel his game is enough these days. My five cents.

:wavey:
:cool:
Thanks for your opinion~ you make some good points, if what you say is true then I`ll have to face the facts but it`ll be very disappointing:sad:

Anyway 2007 is shaping up as make or break time for Hewitt;)
~~> Either he gets it together & makes his presence felt again or falls off the radar!

doublebackhand
02-05-2007, 10:08 AM
It'd be good for the game if someone with his great fighting spirit could join in top 5. But I don't feel his game is enough these days. My five cents.[/QUOTE]

we already have a nadal there!:)

oz_boz
02-05-2007, 10:29 AM
we already have a nadal there!:)

That there are a couple already doesn't mean that there's no room for another ;)

Federer&Hingis
02-05-2007, 10:30 AM
Hewitt have no variety of ability on tennis court.

Only two things he can do well on court are running like a chicken and yelling "Come On".

Black Adam
02-05-2007, 10:58 AM
He isn't done. Especially with Robredos in the top ten, meaning anybody can now make it there,just give him time to adjust to his new life (baby + wife= new responsibilities) and he will be top 5 again.

scoobs
02-05-2007, 10:59 AM
Possibly Hewitt looks at it like this:

He hasn't been training as hard as he used to, he has distractions off court with a wife and child and hasn't seemed as energized as he used to be, as hungry for success. Perhaps because he knows he could work as hard as he ever has, commit totally to getting back up to the very top...and still find he can't win Grand Slams or get back to #1 because Federer seems to have Hewitt's number even when he's playing well, like Federer seems to have nearly everybody's number. And maybe he thinks that it isn't worth all that hard work and all those sacrifices in his life to be World #2 and multiple Grand Slam runner-up?

I don't know - I just wonder if that's something to do with it.

dorkino
02-05-2007, 11:41 AM
He now seems a little distracted from his career ,being more interested in his family life and perhaps lost some hunger for making big victories i guess.

I don't think he is already done , he has the ability to get back to the top ten if he focuses more on it but may be no more Gs titles.

TennisGrandSlam
02-05-2007, 11:56 AM
:wavey: :devil:
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#Are people ready to give up on Lleyton Hewitt:confused: :confused:??
I noticed that nobody was picking Hewitt to finish inside the #Top-10 in the rankings for 2007 & it made me think~~> do all of you tennis fans really think that Rocky Llegs career is over???:sad:

Remember that Hewitt will turn 26yrs this month~ not young anymore but certainly not old either;)

Year End Ranking has been pretty impressive
...8-successive years inside the Top-25:worship:
...
1999~ YER: #22
2000~ YER: #7
2001~ YER: #1
2002~ YER: #1
2003~ YER: #17
2004~ YER: #3
2005~ YER: #4
2006~ YER: #20
2007~ present ranking: #18



Tournament Wins [25]

1. 5 January 1998 Adelaide, Australia Hard Jason Stoltenberg 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4)
2. 3 May 1999 Delray Beach, USA Clay Xavier Malisse 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-1
3. 3 January 2000 Adelaide, Australia Hard Thomas Enqvist 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. 10 January 2000 Sydney, Australia Hard Jason Stoltenberg 6-4, 6-0
5. 6 March 2000 Scottsdale, USA Hard Tim Henman 6-4, 7-6(2)
6. 12 June 2000 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-4
7. 8 January 2001 Sydney, Australia Hard Magnus Norman 6-4, 6-1
8. 11 June 2001 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Tim Henman 7-6(3), 7-6(3)
9. 18 June 2001 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Guillermo Canas 6-3, 6-4
10. 27 August 2001 U.S. Open, New York, USA Hard Pete Sampras 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-1
11. 1 October 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard Michel Kratochvil 6-4, 6-2
12. 12 November 2001 Tennis Masters Cup, Sydney, Australia Hard Sebastien Grosjean 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
13. 25 February 2002 San José, USA Hard Andre Agassi 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4)
14. 11 March 2002 Indian Wells Masters, USA Hard Tim Henman 6-1, 6-2
15. 10 June 2002 London / Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Tim Henman 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
16. 24 June 2002 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass David Nalbandian 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
17. 11 November 2002 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai, China Hard Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 7-5, 2-6, 2-6, 6-4
18. 3 March 2003 Scottsdale, USA Hard Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 6-4
19. 10 March 2003 Indian Wells Masters, USA Hard Gustavo Kuerten 6-1, 6-1
20. 12 January 2004 Sydney, Australia Hard Carlos Moya 4-3 retired
21. 16 February 2004 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-7(1), 7-5, 6-4
22. 16 August 2004 Washington, USA Hard Gilles Müller 6-3, 6-4
23. 23 August 2004 Long Island, USA Hard Luis Horna 6-3, 6-1
24. 10 January 2005 Sydney, Australia Hard Ivo Minář 7-5, 6-0
25. 18 June 2006 London/Queens Club, United Kingdom Grass James Blake 6-4, 6-4

Singles Runner-ups (14)

1999: Adelaide (lost to Thomas Enqvist)
1999: Scottsdale (lost to Jan-Michael Gambill)
1999: Lyon (lost to Nicolas Lapentti)
2000: Stuttgart Indoor (lost to Wayne Ferreira)
2002: Cincinnati AMS (lost to Carlos Moya)
2002: Paris AMS (lost to Marat Safin)
2003: Los Angeles (lost to Wayne Ferreira)
2004: Cincinnati AMS (lost to Andre Agassi)
2004: U.S. Open (lost to Roger Federer)
2004: Tennis Masters Cup (lost to Roger Federer)
2005: Australian Open (lost to Marat Safin)
2005: Indian Wells AMS (lost to Roger Federer)
2006: San Jose (lost to Andy Murray)
2006: Las Vegas (lost to James Blake)


ATP history must mention Lleyton Hewitt (not only for his US Open 2001, Wimbledon 2002, TMC 2001 and 2002 titles) :devil: :devil: :devil:


Hewitt = Serve-and-volleyer killa (Teminator of S&V) :devil:


Hewitt : Sampras 5:4
Hewitt : Federer(Before TMC 2003) 7:2
Hewitt : Rafter 3:1
Hewitt : Krajicek 1:0
Hewitt : Ivanisevic 3:0
Hewitt : Philippoussis 3:1
Hewitt : Rusedski 4:3
Hewitt : Henman 9:1
Hewitt : Todd Martin 3:1
Hewitt : Taylor Dent 5:1


Basliner Hewitt can win Serve-and-Volleyer Federer, but

Basliner Hewitt can't win Basliner Federer. :rolleyes:

Jevel
02-05-2007, 12:35 PM
I think Lleyton can possibly get back into the top 10, but he needs to develope a bigger weapon and improve his serve. Jmo.

Bobby
02-05-2007, 01:26 PM
I think Hewitt's greatest weapon has always been his attitude. The fact that he never gives up. He also has reasonable ground strokes and there aren't any major flaws with his game. This, in my opinion, is what made him the world number one.

But it isn't enough anymore. The game has developed a lot during the last couple of years and I don't see Hewitt reaching the very top again. His game is quite predictable and he doesn't really have any big weapons. Furthermore, he seems to be lacking the fighting spirit, that once was awesome. I think that he can be a realiable top 20 player, but not much more. There just aren't any new dimesions in his game, which could help him reach the very top again.

ChinoRios4Ever
02-05-2007, 05:00 PM
not yet... he's a warrior

Hewitt= S&V killa :lol: very true :yeah:

sondraj06
02-05-2007, 05:04 PM
That's not good. Hewitt was one of the first people in tennis that I Recognized when I wasn't watching it, him and hingis and davenport. and now that i'm watching it there all almost none existent, or will be soon. oh well here's for new blood I guess.

R.Federer
02-05-2007, 05:05 PM
I would not count out Hewitt at any time.

Corey Feldman
02-05-2007, 05:06 PM
Its not over.. but he'll never be in the big finals anymore i'd say...
a bit like Hingis now, even if he plays well at tournaments... a big power player will take him out.

Andre'sNo1Fan
02-05-2007, 05:32 PM
No, not at all. When he gets his itensity back, and I saw bits in the AO, he'll be top 10 again. And I still think he'll win another slam.

jazar
02-05-2007, 05:35 PM
his career isnt over, but he wont be able to recapture his former glories

megadeth
02-05-2007, 09:58 PM
he's as done as ferrero... his type of game did too much on his body, while his current distractions don't help either... his last great showing was in wimbledon 2005

CmonAussie
02-06-2007, 03:33 AM
he's as done as ferrero... his type of game did too much on his body, while his current distractions don't help either... his last great showing was in wimbledon 2005


:wavey:
I`d say Hewitt`s last great showing was at USO 2005;) ~ he made the SF & took a set off Federer, plus he had set points for another set too!!


To be fair Hewitt has a achieved quite a lot more than Ferrero:eek:

Hewitt ~ 25-titles
Ferrero ~ 11-titles
Hewitt ~ 2-slams
Ferrero ~ 1-slam
Hewitt ~ #1 2001-2002
Ferrero ~ #1 for a few weeks
Hewitt ~ 2-TMC
Ferrero ~ 0
Hewitt ~ 6-titles since 2004
Ferrero ~ 0-titles since 2004:p

Pfloyd
02-06-2007, 03:49 AM
Hewitt may end up working out a tad bit like Safin in the sense that he can still have good tournaments, but I doubt he will win another GS.

Last year however, he played quite well in Roland Garros and in Stella Artois as well.

It's not over for Hewitt, but his prime is behind him.

megadeth
02-06-2007, 04:57 AM
:wavey:
I`d say Hewitt`s last great showing was at USO 2005;) ~ he made the SF & took a set off Federer, plus he had set points for another set too!!


To be fair Hewitt has a achieved quite a lot more than Ferrero:eek:

Hewitt ~ 25-titles
Ferrero ~ 11-titles
Hewitt ~ 2-slams
Ferrero ~ 1-slam
Hewitt ~ #1 2001-2002
Ferrero ~ #1 for a few weeks
Hewitt ~ 2-TMC
Ferrero ~ 0
Hewitt ~ 6-titles since 2004
Ferrero ~ 0-titles since 2004:p


oh, i wasn't comparing them in terms of achievements, it's more of their situation right now.

for starters, i really think hewitt should dismiss his meddling aprents and forget all the lawsutis and stuff. i'm not sure if there's really anything that can be done about his game though.

CmonAussie
02-06-2007, 05:03 AM
not yet... he's a warrior

Hewitt= S&V killa :lol: very true :yeah:


:wavey:
I hope you`re right:cool: ~ once a warrior always a warrior:confused: :devil:

Action Jackson
02-06-2007, 05:09 AM
Jumped on the Federer bandwagon now Hewitt isn't numero uno anymore, that's poor form.

Will he win another Slam, not likely, but he can still do well at the major events if he plays some tennis in the year.

CmonAussie
02-06-2007, 05:12 AM
Jumped on the Federer bandwagon now Hewitt isn't numero uno anymore, that's poor form.

Will he win another Slam, not likely, but he can still do well at the major events if he plays some tennis in the year.


:wavey:

Quote ~ Laver on Federer: "...records are made to be broken":cool:

Statement ~ Cmon on the critics: "...bandwagons are made to be jumped on";)

Action Jackson
02-06-2007, 05:14 AM
:wavey:

Quote ~ Laver on Federer: "...records are made to be broken":cool:

Statement ~ Cmon on the critics: "...bandwagons are made to be jumped on";)

Well I'd rather not be one of the sheep, than to jump on a bandwagon.

switz
02-06-2007, 05:23 AM
As much as i dislike Hewitt people who write him off obviously don't know Hewitt well enough. He is too annoying to disappear and i have little doubt he'll return to the top ten if injuries don't prevent him playing regularly. Hewitt needs matches to play well. The fact is he pushed Gonzalez more than Blak, Nadal and Haas did at the Aus Open. And he wasn't anywhere near is best either.

CmonAussie
02-06-2007, 05:26 AM
Well I'd rather not be one of the sheep, than to jump on a bandwagon.

:cool:
Seriously mate, the only reason I wanted Fed to lose in the beginning was because I knew he was too good & once he realised his potential he`d be blowing my boy Rocky Llegs off the court;)

#
Roger`s quirky humour, frank speaking style & multi-lingualism make him quite unique among dominant sportsman~> there`s no bandwagons there, simply that I became a fan [please don`t call me a fanboy:sad: ]..

TennisGrandSlam
02-06-2007, 05:30 AM
not yet... he's a warrior

Hewitt= S&V killa :lol: very true :yeah:

I know why Roger Federer changed his style from Serve-and-volley to Baseliner :angel:

Because of existing of defensive baseliner (counterpuncher) like C'mon and now Rafa :devil:

Clara Bow
02-06-2007, 05:51 AM
His game is quite predictable and he doesn't really have any big weapons. Furthermore, he seems to be lacking the fighting spirit, that once was awesome.

That to me is the biggest thing with Hewitt right now.

I know that talent is a beautiful and wonderful thing in tennis- and I have always appreciated that. But at the same time- I has always loved utter scrappiness and the refusal to lose even if the player did not have the gifts of the opponents. (I have loved seeing Chang, Hewitt and Nadal when they have gutted out wins by sheer cussedenss.*) That is what Lleyeton used to have. Utter scarp. It seems a bit gone now although on a positive note he showed some of that against Gonalez at the AO.

Truth be told- I thing Hewitt was a better player at the beginning of 2005 than he was when he won his GSs. But after the Oz Open- he had other stuff in his life of course- but also the bubble seemed to burst.

I know a lot of folks hate the ass/aresehole Hewitt- but I miss it. I wish he would still get revved up.

* I will not include Coria in this because 1) he had the nerves and 2) I think he had/has better tennis talent and smarts than the players mentioned.

Jaffas85
02-06-2007, 07:08 AM
The 2005 U.S. Open was the last Grand Slam tournament where he reached the semi finals and in my opinion it was soon after that that he wasn't playing his very best tennis.

From the 06' Australian Open onwards his Grand Slams results have only been mildly satisfactory for a player of his standing, although he did really test Nadal at the French Open last year though had he been in his very best form and mind set his QF matches at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open would have been extremely winnable.

He just needs to re-discover his drive for the game, become very focused and probably find a very good coach as well who can bring something fresh to his game.

I think he's capable of getting back to Grand Slam semi finals, though he will never win another, but to achieve that he really has to be dedicated.

He's still only 25; at that same age Serena Williams was able to surprise everyone at the Australian Open so we'll just have to wait and see.

almouchie
02-06-2007, 07:38 AM
depends what u mean by career over
he can still mount a top 10 finish if he gets his act together
but cant see him win another GS

Bibberz
02-06-2007, 08:28 AM
He’s not done at all. He’ll focus on the slams and Davis Cup and ignore some of the lesser (even Masters) tournaments. And he’s right to be selective; he has a lot of miles (and kilometers) on his legs and he should start thinking about the longevity of his career. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Hewitt win another slam somehow or some way (e.g. Federer severely cuts himself while filming a Gillette commercial and misses a tournament). I don’t think Hewitt really cares about returning to the Top 10 unless he can be #1 again.

its.like.that
02-06-2007, 02:17 PM
Hewitt played as well as he's every played against Gonzalez at the AO.

The thing is, the other players have gotten better now, which makes Lleyton look bad.

Lleytonisthebest
02-06-2007, 02:24 PM
hewitt served like shit at the AO: like always when he's lost - that's what he really needs to focus on ! if he can put it higher just wait and see!

Jim Courier
02-06-2007, 05:41 PM
I don't see him winning another slam either. More unlikely comebacks have happened in tennis, but now there is Federer and he's here to stay for a while.

As for making it back into top 5, tennis is a cruel sport that moves fast and i find even that unlikely considering the competition.

Considering Hewitt's lack of weapons he would need to find a Nadal-like fighting spirit, which rarely happens once you soften. Hewitt is far from a favourite player but if he managed to, that would be very commendable.

Loremaster
02-06-2007, 06:46 PM
He will comeback he played great in Slams last year being injured in two of them I hope he will make Yop8 this year I would like, I love his spirit and his game is so nice to watch

Whistleway
02-06-2007, 09:36 PM
He's just taking time off till federer cools off in a year or two. You can't rule Hewitt out for sure..

scoobs
02-06-2007, 09:37 PM
By the time Federer cools off, Hewitt will be freezing. He's definitely further along the downswing than Federer is.

joeb_uk
02-07-2007, 02:48 PM
Nope, I don't see him fighting back to the TOP, maybe hovering around the outside is possible (but never the top). That will be a challenge in itself.

DrJules
02-07-2007, 08:38 PM
Possibly Hewitt looks at it like this:

He hasn't been training as hard as he used to, he has distractions off court with a wife and child and hasn't seemed as energized as he used to be, as hungry for success. Perhaps because he knows he could work as hard as he ever has, commit totally to getting back up to the very top...and still find he can't win Grand Slams or get back to #1 because Federer seems to have Hewitt's number even when he's playing well, like Federer seems to have nearly everybody's number. And maybe he thinks that it isn't worth all that hard work and all those sacrifices in his life to be World #2 and multiple Grand Slam runner-up?

I don't know - I just wonder if that's something to do with it.

I do not think that will change enough for him to commit 100% to tennis.

sammy2
02-07-2007, 10:03 PM
Hewitt is training harder than ever, he has recently built two tennis courts and a gym at his home in Sydney so I think any of you who say he is not training have absolutely no idea re his life. Injury has been his biggest problem over the last year or two (the same thing happened to Pat Rafter at the end of his career,). If you read his interviews being No. 1 is not a priority for Hewitt, but being in the top ten is. Whether he can change his game enough to be top five is yet to be seen, but I for one don't doubt his commitment.

TennisGrandSlam
02-08-2007, 02:19 AM
Hewitt : Sampras 5:4
Hewitt : Federer(Before TMC 2003) 7:2
Hewitt : Rafter 3:1
Hewitt : Krajicek 1:0
Hewitt : Ivanisevic 3:0
Hewitt : Philippoussis 3:1
Hewitt : Rusedski 4:3
Hewitt : Henman 9:1
Hewitt : Todd Martin 3:1
Hewitt : Taylor Dent 5:1

Hewitt is definitely the killer of S&V :cool:

CmonAussie
02-08-2007, 02:45 AM
Hewitt is training harder than ever, he has recently built two tennis courts and a gym at his home in Sydney so I think any of you who say he is not training have absolutely no idea re his life. Injury has been his biggest problem over the last year or two (the same thing happened to Pat Rafter at the end of his career,). If you read his interviews being No. 1 is not a priority for Hewitt, but being in the top ten is. Whether he can change his game enough to be top five is yet to be seen, but I for one don't doubt his commitment.

:wavey: :cool: ;)
Very happy to hear that:D

CmonAussie
02-08-2007, 12:46 PM
Hewitt`s best match ever:

#Still get chills when I watch this ~ USO 2001 Final!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji2AFSQ7BVU

Hagar
02-09-2007, 01:08 PM
Hewitt`s best match ever:

#Still get chills when I watch this ~ USO 2001 Final!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji2AFSQ7BVU

Thanks for this. One of his best matches ever. Brilliant stuff.

Hagar
02-09-2007, 01:11 PM
As much as i dislike Hewitt people who write him off obviously don't know Hewitt well enough. He is too annoying to disappear and i have little doubt he'll return to the top ten if injuries don't prevent him playing regularly. Hewitt needs matches to play well. The fact is he pushed Gonzalez more than Blak, Nadal and Haas did at the Aus Open. And he wasn't anywhere near is best either.

Exactly. It's a pity that match against Gonzalez did not go to a fifth set.

Loremaster
02-09-2007, 01:14 PM
Hewitt`s best match ever:

#Still get chills when I watch this ~ USO 2001 Final!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji2AFSQ7BVU


Thanks for it :wavey: :wavey:

Hewitt will be back in Top10 for sure this season !! :worship: :worship:

Fumus
02-09-2007, 01:53 PM
I hope he comes back, I think that he's probably too good to suck.

Snowwy
02-09-2007, 04:06 PM
Before today, I would have said no, but since he just lost to Vliegen in DC, I would have to say that he wont be back inside the top 10 ever again. Its truely a shame.

Il Primo Uomo
02-09-2007, 06:05 PM
I think it's defintely over for Hewitt. He should retire and raise her baby girl with her brainless pin up.
Once again, Rogie ruined somebody's career :eek:

sondraj06
02-09-2007, 07:39 PM
Ohh that's not right.

Snowwy
02-09-2007, 09:15 PM
I wouldnt say that Roger ruined his career. He still has had and is still having a good career.

I dont htink he should retire, I just dont see him being a top player again, but being in the 15-25 range is still pretty damn good.

Freddi22cl
02-09-2007, 09:16 PM
RIP Lleyton

nicole_s
02-09-2007, 10:41 PM
Hewitt is training harder than ever, he has recently built two tennis courts and a gym at his home in Sydney so I think any of you who say he is not training have absolutely no idea re his life. Injury has been his biggest problem over the last year or two (the same thing happened to Pat Rafter at the end of his career,). If you read his interviews being No. 1 is not a priority for Hewitt, but being in the top ten is. Whether he can change his game enough to be top five is yet to be seen, but I for one don't doubt his commitment.

I`m really glad to hear that, I like his tennis a lot and I miss him in top 10