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02-09-2011 10:31 AM
Action Jackson
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

Glad you are able to appreciate it now, it was just a lesson in claycourt tennis.
01-03-2011 07:08 AM
Tulipe
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

Thanks a lot for this, AJ! Never really got the chance to see the match, at that day I was a 13 year old kid and about tennis I knew probably as much as that it's played with a yellow ball.
12-10-2010 10:42 PM
Action Jackson
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

Hewitt always had respect for Gaudio, too bad I can't find their match from Barcelona where Gaston gave him a beatdown when Hewitt was #1.
05-15-2009 02:27 PM
fast_clay
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

I am not sure, as per usual, but, i think Getta may have been referring to Lleyton Hewitt calling all australian tennis fans jerks - because, they are jerks and it was better for Lleyton to label them all jerks because australian tennis fans are in fact, jerks... No one should miss out on such a label... Lleyton treats all his countrymen the with the same beating stick of equality...

and... for that... i will label Lleyton as harsh... harsh... but fair...
05-15-2009 07:44 AM
martine2
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

I don't easily label someone a jerk, Getta This only happens if I see things I don't like at all several times, so it's not like they don't get a chance. And I'm not afraid to admit it if they prove me wrong afterwards (which in this case hasn't happened yet )
05-15-2009 12:12 AM
Getta
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

It's somehow risky to label some people as jerks and let others off the hook.
05-14-2009 06:08 AM
martine2
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

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it is ok... hewitt polarised opinion in australia by calling the tennis fans jerks and morons... tact is not a quality... however, you can place a bet on him and trust that he will do his level best to see you right...
Completely agree with that. You can't deny the guy's got fighting spirit and in that way I respect him. Too bad he's such a jerk
05-13-2009 01:26 PM
fast_clay
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

it is ok... hewitt polarised opinion in australia by calling the tennis fans jerks and morons... tact is not a quality... however, you can place a bet on him and trust that he will do his level best to see you right...
05-13-2009 01:19 PM
Getta
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

Well, if it makes a noise it's still alive.

Delpo taught me to respect Lleyton in both word and deed.
05-13-2009 01:09 PM
martine2
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

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yes i am a hewitt fan... even more so nowadays... at the time, i did not have a feeling either way for gaudio.. but did after the french open final of that year... such was coria's insult to the game...

these days... gaudio is a firm sentimental favourite of mine... it was the same for me with mac, lendl, edberg, becker, ivanisevic, rafter... and almost sampras... something about pros past their prime, yet still trying to light the fire inside competition is so very admirable, that you would just love to see them take down a young gun, showing them how they used to roll...
Ooops, we don't share that feeling In fact he's 2nd on my list of players I don't like (purely personality wise there)... Roddick is a strong nbr 1.

But then again, I don't expect you to like my favs either, so it's ok
05-13-2009 12:34 PM
fast_clay
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

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So you are a Hewitt fan, Justin?
yes i am a hewitt fan... even more so nowadays... at the time, i did not have a feeling either way for gaudio.. but did after the french open final of that year... such was coria's insult to the game...

these days... gaudio is a firm sentimental favourite of mine... it was the same for me with mac, lendl, edberg, becker, ivanisevic, rafter... and almost sampras... something about pros past their prime, yet still trying to light the fire inside competition is so very admirable, that you would just love to see them take down a young gun, showing them how they used to roll...
05-13-2009 09:59 AM
martine2
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

So you are a Hewitt fan, Justin?
05-13-2009 09:12 AM
Action Jackson
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

This is one of the special days where it all came together for him. There were no funny screams, hardly any faults, he was just concentrated and playing high quality tennis.

The thing is that Hewitt did not play badly at all in this match, he was just outclassed by a better claycourt player. These two have had some good battles on the clay and Gaudio should have won all of them to be honest, especially the one in Monte Carlo of 2004. He was up a set and a double break, but had one of his meltdowns.

This match was comparable to his other great performance in the 2002 Barcelona final where he smashed Costa or the loss of 6 games.
05-13-2009 12:18 AM
fast_clay
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

Gaudio's backhand in these videos fires me up to want to go hit the ball for a few hours... there is one point where hewitt is actually pushing gaudio around, and gaston just rips a cross court winner whilst sliding backwards and to the left... respekt...

this match broke my heart at the time that it happened... but, you can see why he won the title... i mean... i felt hewitt was a big contender that year...

watching this match also makes you wonder about what factors went in to making gaudio play this way... for all the self loathing and berating, his form betrays what is really going on... you wonder what sort of emotional state he is in when produces a show like this and how he got to feel like that...
05-12-2009 06:50 PM
Action Jackson
Re: Gaston vs. Hewitt RG 2004 special treat

So the new visitors in here, can see a masterful performance on the red stuff.
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