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Old 11-23-2010, 03:30 PM   #46
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Default Re: Time for Hewitt to Retire.

I think it's absolutely ridiculous whenever any random person sitting on their ass tells a professional athlete they should retire, like it's some easy peasy decision. That's so disrespectful to that player.

Hewitt should play as long as he wants to and feels competitive. It's up to him, not any of us, when he decides to retire.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:34 PM   #47
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he could still beat most mugs in top 100 and win some 250 titles if he is fit enough, just stay healthy...
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:04 PM   #48
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Default Re: Time for Hewitt to Retire.

one of the biggest non-event threads there has been in recent history... and most surprsingly its not from a fed/nadal tard...

the motive for this post comes from a position of what can only be termed fellow bogan hate... it's not surprising that an australian that has probably no idea of how other tennis systems in the world work, but would happily critisise a player who has been exposed to the world of tennis - at the highest of levels no less - for what is going nearly a decade and a half...

no matter how abrasive, uncultured or offensive you might find hewitt ozdog, he still owns a quality of opinion that could only be matched by a handful of people in the australian tennis community... and that's a fact...

but it's ok, i get it... when hewitt arrived on the scene he polarised popular opinion like no other player ever has... and lets face it, it's pretty popular to talk someone down in australia if they've had a bit of success... even though it's that success means adding a thing called culture to a tennis community that badly needs it...

yeah, tennis australia can be as clownish as many other tennis federations with a bit of money, but a general lack of a clue from the tennis public doesnt help either...

cheers and good luck with that ozdog....
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:10 PM   #49
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I think it's absolutely ridiculous whenever any random person sitting on their ass tells a professional athlete they should retire, like it's some easy peasy decision. That's so disrespectful to that player.
Well, here I am. Randomly sitting on my ass telling Lleyton Hewitt he shoudl git while the gittin's good. I hated seeing every schlub on the tour make mince meat out of Marat. I was badly embarassed for James Blake. Get out Lleyton. And take Gonzo with you.
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Well, here I am. Randomly sitting on my ass telling Lleyton Hewitt he shoudl git while the gittin's good. I hated seeing every schlub on the tour make mince meat out of Marat. I was badly embarassed for James Blake. Get out Lleyton. And take Gonzo with you.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:52 AM   #51
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Default Re: Time for Hewitt to Retire.

No, Lleyton will retire when he wants to retire, I still enjoy watching him play due to his 'never say die' attitude and the 'C'MONs'!
He has done so much for Aussie tennis, former world #1, 2 grand slams, 2 TMC's, sadly injuries took their toll on him.

Glad he fianlly beat Roger again after 15 straight losses to win Halle this year
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:40 AM   #53
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No, Lleyton will retire when he wants to retire, I still enjoy watching him play due to his 'never say die' attitude and the 'C'MONs'!
He has done so much for Aussie tennis, former world #1, 2 grand slams, 2 TMC's, sadly injuries took their toll on him.
Yabbut that was then.

Now he's out of the top 50 and next year he could drop into the 75 - 100 range easily before the grass court season. Better to git while the gittins good.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:59 AM   #54
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Default Re: Time for Hewitt to Retire.

I though he had retired like 2 years ago
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:25 AM   #55
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I though he had retired like 2 years ago
He was looking kindof tough at Wimbledon.
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:04 AM   #56
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Default Re: Time for Hewitt to Retire.

OP is a moron, hate people who think they have the right to say when a player should or shouldn't retire. And your reasons are moronic as well. Hewitt's the only thing that's been keeping tennis alive in australia (Sam is the exception the last 18-24 months) for most of the pastd ecade. He's going to be around for a long while, surely a future Davis Cup captain.
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Personally i think he should of* done it 2 years ago, but now is the time for him to hang it up. At his best now, he isn't top 20 anymore. He should take his victory on grass against federer this year as his swan song and leave the game. He has consistently brought the game into disrepute in Australia in the last few years with the latest "baby sms scam" the end of a long list of things that only an ego out of control would allow. He has for too long had too much say in the running of TA and it has been to our young and upcoming players detriment. A clean out of the upper levels across the board of Tennis is needed in Australia and Hewitt needs to be one of the first to go.
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I would like to thank the 2 or 3 people that openly discussed this issue in a way that most tennis fans would appreciate. An open and honest discussion, no matter our end views, is always good. I stress again the two or three
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Who are you kidding? You haven't opened the thread to discuss it. You insist he should retire, as if you have a say in it in any way. It's a matter of opinion and quite obviously the vast majority disagrees with you and your right 'to decide'. The only topic that was open for discussion was the state and work with the youngsters, which was not your primary concern to begin with..
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Who are you kidding? You haven't opened the thread to discuss it. You insist he should retire, as if you have a say in it in any way. It's a matter of opinion and quite obviously the vast majority disagrees with you and your right 'to decide'.
I couldn't give a fuck about the "vast majority". They're wrong more often than not.
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