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Hewitt's actually more accomplished due to longer time as No1. Safin has more impressive slam runs though. I'd pick his career without a second thought.
 

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They are different players, each one can bring different things to the table when he is in top form. Safin edges Hewitt in power, while Hewitt was mentally stronger. Both are great from the back of the court, strong service game, great returns etc. I think Hewitt is a little better because he was more consistent.

Both great players.
 

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Hewitt's actually more accomplished due to longer time as No1. Safin has more impressive slam runs though. I'd pick his career without a second thought.
What is more impressive about Safin's slam runs? Hewitt's run at AO 05 is one of the greatest in history, comparable to Jimmy Connors at USO 91.
 

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both roasted Sampras and the US Open :lick:. Safin had greater potential but Hewitt was the better player
 

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What is more impressive about Safin's slam runs? Hewitt's run at AO 05 is one of the greatest in history, comparable to Jimmy Connors at USO 91.
Huh? Hewitt lost to Safin in AO 05 and it was Safin who beat Federer. How on earth can AO 05 work in Hewitt's favor?
 

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What is more impressive about Safin's slam runs? Hewitt's run at AO 05 is one of the greatest in history, comparable to Jimmy Connors at USO 91.
Safin's 2004 Australian Open is better than Hewitt's 2005 run.
 

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both roasted Sampras and the US Open :lick:. Safin had greater potential but Hewitt was the better player
Considering Safin's injuries during his prime and his wayward mentality at times, how on earth did he achieve a comparable career to Hewitt if he wasn't the better player? (Considering Hewitt's evident burning desire for tennis)
 

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Hewitt was never a player and will be quickly forgotten once he's gone......which is why he's hanging around like a bad smell. Same will happen to Nadal when it finally retires.
 

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No doubt about it, Safin is a better player (except on grass).

A better question would be is Safin better than the likes of Nalbandian, Davydenko, Soderling or even Haas.
 

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I'd take Lleyton's career easily.
Hewitt has much better mentality. Just look how they deal with their injuries. Says it all.
 

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As for the topic at hand, both are giants of the game - with Safin's peak easily outdoing Hewitt but more volatile etc...
 

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I'd take Lleyton's career easily.
Hewitt has much better mentality. Just look how they deal with their injuries. Says it all.
Can't argue with that but thread title is who is the better player not who made the most out of his body/abilities.
 
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