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Would have Lleyton Hewitt's peak been later without injuries?

  • Yes.

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  • No.

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  • No. But he wouldn't have declined and would be still one of the very best guys.

    Votes: 2 25.0%

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Lleyton Hewitt had his peak a lot earlier than most of the other players. The Australian had his peak at an age when many of the top players are still in their development process.
So without injuries would he have been able to get better than he was in his early 20s and have his peak in the late 20s like most players?
 

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In 2004-2005 he was as good as in 2001-2002, if not better, he just had a better competition around.
No, he wasn't, he wasn't as lean and fast. Peak Hewitt was the first 3 or 4 years of the century. Then he opted to bulk up and imo he lost a bit of what made him as great as he was.

Anyway, if he had won AO 2005, he probably would have had a chance to dominate again, but he wasn;t the same player anymore.
 

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Probably could have extended his peak level but results wouldn't have been as good due to transitional era ending, but would have a few more masters maybe and maybe even another slam. I would say his prime would have been extended for a year or two rather than him hitting his absolute peak later though.
 
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