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Nothing has been confirmed at the moment, but it seems like Hewitt has been struck with some niggling injuries (again) and he hasn't played much of the indoor season in the last few years. Seems like this year could be the same, but I wouldn't write off his whole season yet since he seems more determined to get his ranking back up than previous years where he was more focused on preparing for the Australian Open.

Injuries may end Hewitt's year

By Leo Schlink
October 11, 2007

INJURY may have prematurely ended Lleyton Hewitt's roller-coaster year.

Hewitt has returned to Australia for treatment on unspecified problems after bowing out in the Tokyo quarter-finals to Croatian Ivo Karlovic on Friday.

Hewitt's manager David Drysdale said the baseliner would know in the next few days if it was possible to contest Masters Series events in Madrid and Paris this month.

"We won't be able to make a decision on whether we go to Madrid or Paris until we speak with a few other people regarding Lleyton's injuries," Drysdale said.

Asked what the injuries were, Drysdale said: "There's a couple of little niggles that we need to check out."

Hewitt has been dogged by calf and knee complaints this year. If he is ruled out of the season-ending European indoor circuit, he will lose the opportunity to improve his ranking of 19.

Hewitt's seeding for the 2008 Australian Open will be determined by his ranking. If he misses Paris and Madrid, he will have few opportunities to get back in the top 16 before the January 14-27 grand slam.

A top-16 seeding guarantees protection from the tournament's leading lights until at least the fourth round.

If he is sidelined for the rest of the year, he will bow out with a 35-16 win-loss record and a sole tournament title in Las Vegas.

Hewitt will prepare for the new season in Sydney with coach Tony Roche before resuming in Adelaide at Memorial Drive.
http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,22566444-23216,00.html
 

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terrible, i doubt I'll sleep for at least 2 weeks
 

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more proof that Hewitt`s retirement day is drawing closer><;
Llegs seems to get injured every few months these days!

Hewitt`s indoor season has been truly horrible in recent years!
*2002: Madrid DNP, Paris F
*2003: Madrid DNP, Paris DNP
*2004: Madrid DNP, Paris QF
*2005: Madrid DNP, Paris DNP
*2006: Madrid DNP, Paris DNP
*2007: Madrid DNP?, Paris DNP?
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also Lleyton hasn`t played any MM indoor tournies so in the last 6-years that`s a total of 2-indoor tournies!!!
 

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it`s official>> Rocky Llegs won`t play Madrid [6th year in a row he doesn`t play]!
also Hewitt won`t play Paris [4/5 years he hasn`t played]!!

who is Rocky Llegs and why is he not playing in Madrid
 

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who is Rocky Llegs and why is he not playing in Madrid
Rocky & Llegs are two nicknames for Hewitt:cool:
*his favourite movie is Rocky & he used to listen to the theme music to get himself pumped:devil:
*Lleyton was famed for being one of the fastest & it sounds like his name~ hence Llegs:angel:

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Hewitt`s not playing Madrid due to some niggling injuries:sad:
Thus he doesn`t play Madrid for the 6th year in a row-> he`s never showed up there:eek:
 

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Noooooooooo! I'm really gutted about this (probably not as gutted as him though), I was really confident about him breaking into the top 16 before the end of the year. Was really looking forward to seeing him in Madrid and Paris :sad: :mad: :tears:

Best of luck to Lleyton and Tony in their AO preperation :hug: :rocker2:
 

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Rocky & Llegs are two nicknames for Hewitt:cool:
*his favourite movie is Rocky & he used to listen to the theme music to get himself pumped:devil:
*Lleyton was famed for being one of the fastest & it sounds like his name~ hence Llegs:angel:

ah, well said.

and "used to" implies he no longer listens to it? why not, Rocky theme is great stuff. What does he pump himself up with now?
 

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IMO, he just hates to travel at this time of year from home to Europe... he takes this stance all the time now since 04.

i think if he had his way he's be like Mickelson in golf and end his seasons after the last major, but he always plays the asian events because of his contracts with Yonex id suspect.

he wont get that top 12-13 ranking by the year end now and he will pay the price if he's seeded to play Fed, Nad or Djoko at the R16 Aussie Open next January, which he and Roche wanted to avoid.
 

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That's horrible. He needs to get better so he can challenge Federer and win GSs again.
 
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