<><><>Sad to say but my gut feeling is that Hewitt should really retire in the next 6-months, unless he can dramatically turn around his form.
In 2007 Lleyton played pretty well at times but ever since his Rd.2 loss @ USO last Semptember his form has been quite embarrassing, except for one gutsy win @ AO over Baggy.
Hewitt is now losing regularly to players in the #30-#80 range, so it`s not just the top guys who have his number
#consider Llegs performance @ Mumbai, Tokyo, Adelaide, Sydney, Rotterdam & Las Vegas>> he`s not even getting past the 2nd round in MM tourneys anymore
Hewitt`s had a wonderful career, i think he can retire with his head held high [plus he has a smoking wife, so he should be happy:devil:]..
*1998: won 1st title & defeated Agassi
*1999: won 2nd title & helped AUS to Davis Cup victory, ranked #22
*2000: won 4-titles, USO SFs, Davis Cup finalist, ranked #7
*2001: won 6-titles, USO Champion, TMC, Davis Cup finalist, ranked #1
*2002: won 5-titles, Wimbledon Champion, TMC, USO SFs ranked #1
*2003: won 2-titles & helped AUS to Davis Cup victory, ranked #17
*2004: won 4-titles, USO finalist, Wimby & FO QFs, TMC finalist, ranked #3
*2005: won 1-title, AO finalist, Wimby & USO SFs, ranked #4
*2006: won 1-title, Wimby & USO QFs, ranked #20
*2007: won 1-title, ranked #21