Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by drew » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 00:07:14


Hewitt, like Agassi, gave Federer everthing he could handle for 3 sets.
 This semi result was a big improvement over his previous recent
matches against Federer where he was waxed.

That semi should be confidence-builder for Hewitt.  He clearly had
Federer on the defensive for a good portion of that match and he was a
little unfortunate not to have taken it to five sets.

Given enough meetings with Federer...he might even win a match. ;-)

 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by bg » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 00:16:01

The next step for hewitt will be to take fed to 5 sets :-)
bg

 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by Jose » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 00:48:24


Quote:
> Hewitt, like Agassi, gave Federer everthing he could handle for 3 sets.
> This semi result was a big improvement over his previous recent
> matches against Federer where he was waxed.

> That semi should be confidence-builder for Hewitt.  He clearly had
> Federer on the defensive for a good portion of that match and he was a
> little unfortunate not to have taken it to five sets.

> Given enough meetings with Federer...he might even win a match. ;-)

Actually, some people gave him credit. The reason more people did not give
him credit is obvious. Although the guy has been born with a lot of tennis
talent, he was given hardly any charisma. Let's face it, Hewitt is disliked
by a lot of players on the tour and many tennis fans due to his antics on
the court, which I won't bother to document here. When one is disliked at
Hewitt is, people are very hesitant to give credit where credit is due. But
I must admit that he has improved his game and his behavior of the court as
well.

 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by ccreviva » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 02:32:48

He did play more aggresively than before, hitting the ball harder,
serving better, and approaching the net whenever possible. However,
Fed's bh, like the Agassi match, was below par so I'm not sure how much
of Hewitt's game was bolstered by Fed's UFE's from that wing. Unlike
Agassi, after losing the second set TB by 7-0, he continued to fight
and he even won a set when most players would've tanked it. Although
his personality stinks, his effort is currently second to none.
 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by Ted of Ted's Tenni » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 11:05:44



Quote:
> Let's face it, Hewitt is disliked
> by a lot of players on the tour and many tennis fans due to his
> antics on the court, which I won't bother to document here.

The funny thing is that his antics on court seem no worse than Nadal's,
yet Nadal is fawned over....

--
Ted Schuerzinger
http://tedstennis.tripod.com/index.html
An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be
devoured. -- Konrad Adenauer

 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by mimu » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 11:10:48


Quote:


>> Let's face it, Hewitt is disliked
>> by a lot of players on the tour and many tennis fans due to his
>> antics on the court, which I won't bother to document here.

> The funny thing is that his antics on court seem no worse than Nadal's,
> yet Nadal is fawned over....

Nadal was carrying on at a tourney-- W?-- earlier this year like Hewitt was
at the AO, cavorting around in triumph in the early stages of early round
matches against opponents neither should've had the slightest difficulty
with.

It was equally offensive in both cases.

And actually seemed *forced* in Hewitt's case-- trying to get the crowds
with him early?

--

!delete Subject "Sampras" "Best" "Worst" "Top" "Greatest"

 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by Vari L. Cinick » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 11:23:20


Quote:


>>Let's face it, Hewitt is disliked
>>by a lot of players on the tour and many tennis fans due to his
>>antics on the court, which I won't bother to document here.

> The funny thing is that his antics on court seem no worse than Nadal's,
> yet Nadal is fawned over....

Nadal is intensely competitive on court and may be as much over the top
as Hewitt. But he does not have the abrasive relationship with the press
that the Hewitt team has. That can be worse than shooting yourself in
the foot.

Just look at the articles in the Australian press. Quite strange. Google
"Little Lleyton" for a sample.

Nadal is new and a great crowd pleaser. Whether players will start
reacting badly to his celebrations remains to be seen. It is more likely
now that he has started winning a lot more. He is about to have a 70 win
season which is pretty amazing given his age.

Cheers,

vc

 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 11:47:59


Quote:
>Hewitt, like Agassi, gave Federer everthing he could handle for 3 sets.
> This semi result was a big improvement over his previous recent
>matches against Federer where he was waxed.

>That semi should be confidence-builder for Hewitt.  He clearly had
>Federer on the defensive for a good portion of that match and he was a
>little unfortunate not to have taken it to five sets.

>Given enough meetings with Federer...he might even win a match. ;-)

The only thing worse than having to endure Hewitt on the tennis court
is the thought of having to put up with him as a match commentator for
20 years after he retires.
 
 
 

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Post by regentvill » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 14:23:09

I totally agree with Jose.  People will start liking him if he changes
his personality and attitude a bit.  But personalities are hard to
change... Hewitt is a great player and a very tenacious one too, it is
just his antics that are a real turn off.  I personally thought he did
very well in the US Open.

The Regentville Tennis Blog:
http://regentville.blogspot.com

 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by Darkfal » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 17:01:33

Quote:

> I totally agree with Jose.  People will start liking him if he changes
> his personality and attitude a bit.  But personalities are hard to
> change... Hewitt is a great player and a very tenacious one too, it is
> just his antics that are a real turn off.  I personally thought he did
> very well in the US Open.

Other players don't like him because they look across the court and
realise they are getting their arses kicked by a sub 6 foot blond
Aussie. And that pisses these big goofy Europeans and Seppos off.
 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by Whispe » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 19:57:12

Quote:


>>Hewitt, like Agassi, gave Federer everthing he could handle for 3 sets.
>>This semi result was a big improvement over his previous recent
>>matches against Federer where he was waxed.

>>That semi should be confidence-builder for Hewitt.  He clearly had
>>Federer on the defensive for a good portion of that match and he was a
>>little unfortunate not to have taken it to five sets.

>>Given enough meetings with Federer...he might even win a match. ;-)

> The only thing worse than having to endure Hewitt on the tennis court
> is the thought of having to put up with him as a match commentator for
> 20 years after he retires.

No, the only worse thing is thinking he may 1 day beat Fed in slam -
that would be unbearable....
 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by wen.. » Fri, 16 Sep 2005 21:27:32

In article


Quote:


> > Let's face it, Hewitt is disliked
> > by a lot of players on the tour and many tennis fans due to his
> > antics on the court, which I won't bother to document here.

> The funny thing is that his antics on court seem no worse than Nadal's,
> yet Nadal is fawned over....

Nadal is new, and people see him as better competition for Federer. By the
end of the FO *I* was tired of his act, but I have less patience than most
people.

wg

 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 01:13:35



Quote:


>>>Hewitt, like Agassi, gave Federer everthing he could handle for 3 sets.
>>>This semi result was a big improvement over his previous recent
>>>matches against Federer where he was waxed.

>>>That semi should be confidence-builder for Hewitt.  He clearly had
>>>Federer on the defensive for a good portion of that match and he was a
>>>little unfortunate not to have taken it to five sets.

>>>Given enough meetings with Federer...he might even win a match. ;-)

>> The only thing worse than having to endure Hewitt on the tennis court
>> is the thought of having to put up with him as a match commentator for
>> 20 years after he retires.

>No, the only worse thing is thinking he may 1 day beat Fed in slam -
>that would be unbearable....

I never fear the impossible.
 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by blahbla » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 11:25:00

I think Nadal will start to recieve criticism just like Hewitt. Hewitt
has improved his game and should get credit for it, but still Fed's
above everybody and you can't really garnish that much respect even if
you do improve but still lose.
 
 
 

Hewitt given little credit for his improved play

Post by David Henr » Sun, 18 Sep 2005 00:46:06


Quote:
>I think Nadal will start to recieve criticism just like Hewitt. Hewitt
> has improved his game and should get credit for it, but still Fed's
> above everybody and you can't really garnish that much respect even if
> you do improve but still lose.

Federer is basically the only person he's losing to at the majors.

I think Hewitt will break through again. He's just has to keep his wits
about him. But it has to be soon.

Dave