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hewittboy
02-19-2007, 04:31 AM
Hewitt does not get nearly enough respect on these boards. It was very annoying to read in those dumb Sampras vs Federer competition threads some of you say Hewitt is not as good as Rafter or even Kafelnikov(what a joke). That is incredably stupid, Lleyton has finished two years at #1 in the World, won Wimbledon and the U.S Open the two biggest slams, won the year end Masters twice . He has obvious head to head advantages vs Rafter and Kafelnikov when both were in their primes, there is no way guys like that are better then him. He lost to the eventual winner in 7 straight slams at one point, in addition to his 2 slams. Agassi was still close to his peak in 2001 and 2002, and Hewitt had winning head to head with him and beat him out for the year end #1 both times even though Agassi admited trying to get it. When Agassi beat Hewitt at the 2002 U.S Open it was considered a huge win, and a surprise to alot of people, and Agassi was arguably in his prime at that point. You could say without Federer this guy would have won a boatload of slams, you cant say that about players like Rafter, Kafelnikov, and Stich the same way. You could say it about Ivanisevic at Wimbledon but nowhere else, he is a 1 slam threat unlike Hewitt.

Of course most of you probably do realize Hewitt is better then these players you are trying to put him below, since those Federer vs Sampras debates are nothing more then manipulation by both the Federer and Sampras fans to diminish the quality of the players in Federer or Sampras's time, and inflated the quality of players in the Federer and Sampras time to make their favorite look better. Since this board is full of Sampras fanboys, and Federer kills Hewitt unfortunately, most of you want to discredit how great a player he is to try and make Federer look worse compared to Sampras is all. It is pretty pathetic in the end, and certain players end up getting the short end of the respect stick.

fishuuuuu
02-19-2007, 04:52 AM
He's disrespected by his own fans who can't spell 'totally' right to defend his honor. But at least he was good, but not as good as Federer.

caulcano
02-19-2007, 05:12 AM
Some ppl will agree that HEWITT came along at the right time (COURIER-like).


He's a good player but I personally wouldn't call him great. Obviously he must have got better over the years but he's just been left behind.

ericsson
02-19-2007, 05:28 AM
i always like to see him play and fight, it's a good thing he's on tour but what's wrong with his attitude, last week in the davis cup against Belgium in the doubles match he had several net balls in his favour, he didnt even appologise, why the hell he do that? its just a simple gesture...

TheNatural
02-19-2007, 06:00 AM
DUnno, didnt notice that. But i wouldnt base an attitude on such a little thing. Mabe he was ****ed off at the belgiums raising their finger in the air each time they won a point. Whats with that. Did you see the fight he showed in the Davis cup, what a match versus Rochus.

I think hes been losing more than he used to mainly due to his average serve.
It gets picked on too much. Theres just too much pressure when youre serving average all of the time. He just needs to start winning more of those tight matches he used to win. Also he used to play best when he had a lot of matches, but he seems to be disrupted with injuries a lot now.

But i think he'll be back in the top 10 soon.

i always like to see him play and fight, it's a good thing he's on tour but what's wrong with his attitude, last week in the davis cup against Belgium in the doubles match he had several net balls in his favour, he didnt even appologise, why the hell he do that? its just a simple gesture...

Rabbit
02-19-2007, 06:04 AM
Hewitt won the 2001 US Open & 2002 Wimbledon titles. That puts him on par with Sergi Bruguera, Johann Kriek, Ilie Nastase, and some other 2-time winners.

I think he's getting his just rewards.

OrangeOne
02-19-2007, 06:11 AM
Some ppl will agree that HEWITT came along at the right time (COURIER-like).

It's the harshest thing to say, but in many ways I agree....

It's hard to imagine Hewitt reaching even #2 in the current crop....

Lambsscroll
02-19-2007, 06:20 AM
Some ppl will agree that HEWITT came along at the right time (COURIER-like).


He's a good player but I personally wouldn't call him great. Obviously he must have got better over the years but he's just been left behind.

Bah, He was a strong number 2 in 2004 2005 but the best tennis player in the history of tennis was number 1. If it wasn't for Fed Hewitt would have been a solid number 1 for those years.

pound cat
02-19-2007, 06:26 AM
He's disrespected by his own fans who can't spell 'totally' right to defend his honor. But at least he was good, but not as good as Federer.

Hewitt is not only totally disprespected on this board, he is also disrespected by his fellow players, the Aussies and the Aussie media, tennis fans, and no doubt his former coach who he dispresected in the middle of a match.

You wonder why no one likes hewitt?

It's because he's a rude, loud mouth, cranky person, to name a few of his negative qualities.

People have a hard time getting past his persona to talk about his tennis achievements.

Here's a positive. He is a stauch Davis Cup player.

VikingSamurai
02-19-2007, 06:37 AM
It's because he's a rude, loud mouth, cranky person

Thats funny..

omniexist
02-19-2007, 11:09 AM
Normally it'd be his personality but I think a lot of it is also his game.

No flashy shots..hmm excellent passer (maybe the best) and a great returner.

Counter punching style just doesn't get a lot of respect.

VolklVenom
02-19-2007, 08:48 PM
Federer put it best just after the AO win.
"I expected Gonzales to beat Hewitt, but was shocked to hear to defeated Nadal".

It's obvious what Federer thinks of Hewitt. Not much!

Breaker
02-20-2007, 02:37 AM
Interesting article on Lleyton from the Davis Cup tie..

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21226528-5007146,00.html

35ft6
02-20-2007, 04:36 AM
Some ppl will agree that HEWITT came along at the right time (COURIER-like). He came along just in time to become number 1 for two years. Give the guy some credit. Todd Martin said the best shot he ever faced in tennis was Leyton's backhand down the line. We've been spoiled with the likes of Sampras and Federer, it's tough for some of us to believe a number 1 is truly a world champ unless they thoroughly dominate for many years. Leyton was a worthy number 1. His type of game and intensity is tough to maintain though. Lets see how long Nadal stays in the top 3.

OrangeOne
02-20-2007, 04:55 AM
replied in wrong thread....

caulcano
02-20-2007, 05:05 AM
He came along just in time to become number 1 for two years. Give the guy some credit. Todd Martin said the best shot he ever faced in tennis was Leyton's backhand down the line. We've been spoiled with the likes of Sampras and Federer, it's tough for some of us to believe a number 1 is truly a world champ unless they thoroughly dominate for many years. Leyton was a worthy number 1. His type of game and intensity is tough to maintain though. Lets see how long Nadal stays in the top 3.

For someone to maintain #1 for more than a few months, is indeed a "worthy number 1" no matter the circumstances (he was obviously doing something right). It's just that when I saw him play, it was never exciting like SAMP/AGASSI/FED.

OrangeOne
02-20-2007, 05:24 AM
For someone to maintain #1 for more than a few months, is indeed a "worthy number 1" no matter the circumstances (he was obviously doing something right). It's just that when I saw him play, it was never exciting like SAMP/AGASSI/FED.

Hewitt not exciting? Geez*, were we watching the same guy?

*Should I have said c'mon ? ;)

The Gorilla
02-20-2007, 05:30 AM
If he just celebrated when HE hits a good shot on an important point, instead of when his oOPPONENT tanks on an important point I could like him.

He's just to much of an a__hole on court.

The Gorilla
02-20-2007, 05:31 AM
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alwaysatnet
02-20-2007, 06:11 AM
He's the Martina Hingis of men's tennis. He had his moments in between the reigns of bigger and better players. He get's all the respect someone of his accomplishments and temperment deserve. Maybe more.

127mph
02-20-2007, 05:31 PM
Hewitt is a bum now.

NamRanger
02-20-2007, 06:17 PM
He came along just in time to become number 1 for two years. Give the guy some credit. Todd Martin said the best shot he ever faced in tennis was Leyton's backhand down the line. We've been spoiled with the likes of Sampras and Federer, it's tough for some of us to believe a number 1 is truly a world champ unless they thoroughly dominate for many years. Leyton was a worthy number 1. His type of game and intensity is tough to maintain though. Lets see how long Nadal stays in the top 3.


What? Since when did Hewitt have a backhand down the line?

Alexandros
02-20-2007, 06:22 PM
What? Since when did Hewitt have a backhand down the line?

Possibly because Hewitt backhand rallies crosscourt like 95% of the time so when he does hit down the line it comes as a huge surprise. :p

HewittSuckz
02-20-2007, 08:07 PM
what is everyone talking about? i love hewitt.

drakulie
02-20-2007, 08:15 PM
I never considered him a great player. He was a very good player for a few years who was able to reach # 1 in the world with hard work on the court. The game has definitely left him behind though. The guy has no fire power.

But he does have a winning record against Roddick. :)

Andy Hewitt
02-20-2007, 08:29 PM
what is everyone talking about? i love hewitt.

Death to Hewitt!

mellofelow
02-20-2007, 08:39 PM
GQ magazine has him on the list as top 10 most hated athlete.

He made a racial remark at a lines person in a match against Blake years ago.

Link to article (http://men.style.com/gq/features/full?id=content_4103)

To our minds, Lleyton Hewitt’s obsession with Rocky is reason enough to put the Aussie tennis star on the list (the dude fires himself up on the court by shouting, “C’mon, Rock!”), but it’s his race-baiting during the 2001 U.S. Open that really seals the deal. Serving in the third set against American James Blake, Hewitt was called for multiple foot faults by a black linesman. Incensed, he approached the chair umpire and, pointing first to the offending linesman and then to Blake, said, “Look at him and you tell me what the similarity is.” “It was a terrible act,” says tennis sage Bud Collins. “Everybody knew what he meant.”

“The thing is, he’s a big foot faulter,” adds former pro and current analyst Mary Carillo. “So the idea that all of a sudden, in the heat of a match, he’s getting called for it out of racial bias was ridiculous.

“He makes guys crazy,” Carillo adds. “They try hard to ignore him, but he’s always barking on the other side of the net.” In his 2005 Australian Open match against Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela, Hewitt so enraged Chela with his frenzied celebration of an unforced error that Chela fired a serve directly at him, then spat at him during a changeover.

“We all know how Lleyton is,” said another Argentine player, Guillermo Coria. “He can be the best player in the world, win every tournament, but I would not want to be like him.” Hewitt, Coria added, is disliked “by every other player on the international circuit.”

Hewitt isn’t even popular in his native Australia. He has been booed in his hometown, and after the incident with Chela, one Australian paper proclaimed, “Many regretted [the spit] did not find its target.”

Nadal_Freak
02-20-2007, 09:04 PM
I can understand your complaint. They do the same things about Nadal. Bring him down and no matter what always act like Nadal was a fluke or whatever.

drakulie
02-20-2007, 09:08 PM
I can understand your complaint. They do the same things about Nadal. Bring him down and no matter what always act like Nadal was a fluke or whatever.

You mean he isn't??

TheTruth
02-20-2007, 10:39 PM
I like Hewitt too. He's had some injuries and whatnot, but he's a worthy competitor and on a side note, when he was beating Federer like a runaway slave, or even Andy for that matter. He was never bragging or boastful about it. Hewitt has a lot more class than he's given credit for!

armand
02-20-2007, 11:08 PM
So much of Hewitt's strength was his speed+quickness. After about 22(or even earlier), you'll start to get slower. This is why Hewitt has peaked and why Nadal is at his peak right now(more or less).

Nadal_Freak
02-20-2007, 11:36 PM
So much of Hewitt's strength was his speed+quickness. After about 22(or even earlier), you'll start to get slower. This is why Hewitt has peaked and why Nadal is at his peak right now(more or less).
And why is Federer still getting better than? Huh genius.

slice bh compliment
02-20-2007, 11:42 PM
He's the Martina Hingis of men's tennis....

I don't know if that was a throwaway line or what....but that was brilliant. Right down to the litigiousness.

[Hingis sued Sergio Tacchini for her foot problem. Hewitt sued the ATP for his attitude problem]yeah yeah yeah.........{I'm just paraphrasing}

Anyway, props to Hewitt. He's a fighter. I'm not a fan of his game or his public persona, but I have a lot of respect for his effort level and his intensity. Plus, he does not shy away from Davis Cup duty. In fact, he does as all professionals should -- he considers it an honor to play for his country.

heycal
02-21-2007, 12:00 AM
last week in the davis cup against Belgium in the doubles match he had several net balls in his favour, he didnt even appologise, why the hell he do that? its just a simple gesture...

Why would he apologize for net cords in his favor? Did he do something bad or wrong by hitting a ball that clipped the net?

Net cords are part of the game, and I don't like to see players apologize for them (particularly since it strikes me as a phony gesture -- do you think these guys are truly sorry they just won the point that way?) MAYBE on match point I can see extending a gesture of sympathy if you win on a shot like that, but otherwise, I don't think one should apologize for hitting them and never whine when they are hit against you. In fact, you could even argue that one should be congratulated for hitting a net cord winner -- it means you so perfectly hit the shot that it just clipped the net and fell in for a winner. And if it falls back on your side, well, then you didn't hit the ball high or hard enough to make it to the other side, and tough luck for you.

ericsson
02-21-2007, 12:18 AM
Why would he apologize for net cords in his favor? Did he do something bad or wrong by hitting a ball that clipped the net?

Net cords are part of the game, and I don't like to see players apologize for them (particularly since it strikes me as a phony gesture -- do you think these guys are truly sorry they just won the point that way?) MAYBE on match point I can see extending a gesture of sympathy if you win on a shot like that, but otherwise, I don't think one should apologize for hitting them and never whine when they are hit against you. In fact, you could even argue that one should be congratulated for hitting a net cord winner -- it means you so perfectly hit the shot that it just clipped the net and fell in for a winner. And if it falls back on your side, well, then you didn't hit the ball high or hard enough to make it to the other side, and tough luck for you.

no disrespect but i guess you didnt see the match so you cant comment then, you're right about he doesnt have to appologise but EVERYBODY does and its a gesture of being polite, anyway i like Hewitt and love his fighting but a little more mature wouldnt be too much to ask. if you respect your apponent you appologise. anyway, still i believe its a good guy, just on court he's a bull, i remember he was here with clijsters and she said he such a calm guy, very relaxed and polite... untill he's in the arena ;-)

fluffy Beaver
02-21-2007, 12:24 AM
no disrespect but i guess you didnt see the match so you cant comment then, you're right about he doesnt have to appologise but EVERYBODY does and its a gesture of being polite, anyway i like Hewitt and love his fighting but a little more mature wouldnt be too much to ask. if you respect your apponent you appologise. anyway, still i believe its a good guy, just on court he's a bull, i remember he was here with clijsters and she said he such a calm guy, very relaxed and polite... untill he's in the arena ;-)

Looks like hewitt doesn't, and the above poster doesn't unless it's match point, and many friends i know. Although cheering on a net could imo would be rude then.

But on the side note, I'd like to see Hewitt around the top again, love watching scramblers.

heycal
02-21-2007, 12:59 AM
no disrespect but i guess you didnt see the match so you cant comment then

This doesn't strike me as a "you had to be there" moment. Unless your description of the event was severly lacking and left out key details, it seems a pretty simple matter. You said he didn't apologize for net cord points like many other pros do. I say he doesn't need to, and furthermore, I find his not apologizing preferable to the typical phony attitude of "Gee, I'm really sorry I just won the point this way through no fault of my own, and I'm only accepting it because the rules state I must..." Hell, I'd rather see a guy celebrate a net cord instead of pretending he's sorry for it.

federer_nadal
02-21-2007, 01:39 AM
And why is Federer still getting better than? Huh genius.

Because he isnt a grinder like hewitt and nadal. Huh genius?

Nadal_Freak
02-21-2007, 02:08 AM
Because he isnt a grinder like hewitt and nadal. Huh genius?
Maybe not as much as Nadal and Hewitt but Federer still grinds.

ericsson
02-21-2007, 02:10 AM
This doesn't strike me as a "you had to be there" moment. Unless your description of the event was severly lacking and left out key details, it seems a pretty simple matter. You said he didn't apologize for net cord points like many other pros do. I say he doesn't need to, and furthermore, I find his not apologizing preferable to the typical phony attitude of "Gee, I'm really sorry I just won the point this way through no fault of my own, and I'm only accepting it because the rules state I must..." Hell, I'd rather see a guy celebrate a net cord instead of pretending he's sorry for it.



i understand what your saying but at the moments he had those netballs his face was like "eat this"! i know its davis cup and emotions are a part of the game but still, i mean the day after against Rochus he appologized for netballs. (the crowd was more involved)

again i have absolutely nothing against Hewitt but i just think a little more sportsmanship would be appropriate.

TheNatural
02-21-2007, 04:17 AM
Did that Vliegen guy appologise for raising his finger like a loon every time he won a point?

Mabe hewitt appologised when the tv camera just switched off him. Relax

Heres a video apology for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xAPwx3z950



i understand what your saying but at the moments he had those netballs his face was like "eat this"! i know its davis cup and emotions are a part of the game but still, i mean the day after against Rochus he appologized for netballs. (the crowd was more involved)

again i have absolutely nothing against Hewitt but i just think a little more sportsmanship would be appropriate.

armand
02-21-2007, 04:24 AM
Maybe not as much as Nadal and Hewitt but Federer still grinds.If you think he grinds as much as Nadal or Hewitt, you haven't watched 1 second of tennis(or you're brain cannot process the visual information it is viewing).

And because Federer isn't a grinder, his legs are still in ok shape for the times he does need to grind out a point here and there. By the time Nadal is Fed's age, you'll be sticking a fork in him.

Gugafan_Redux
02-21-2007, 07:34 AM
when he was beating Federer like a runaway slave

:oops:

ten characters .. .

ericsson
02-21-2007, 08:06 AM
Did that Vliegen guy appologise for raising his finger like a loon every time he won a point?

Mabe hewitt appologised when the tv camera just switched off him. Relax

Heres a video apology for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xAPwx3z950


I'm not a big Vliegen fan eighter but let me tell you, that guy is very nice, he doesnt think he's the man.(what people may think) ok that finger thing was kinda strange but infact its like a pumped fist, you have to admit he played one hell of a match,

very cool video! i heard Lendl did that quite often...

heycal
02-21-2007, 12:08 PM
i understand what your saying but at the moments he had those netballs his face was like "eat this"!

Good for him.

I know its davis cup and emotions are a part of the game but still, i mean the day after against Rochus he appologized for netballs.

Coward.


Heres a video apology for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xAPwx3z950

That's what I'm talking about, baby!

Alejandro D
02-21-2007, 08:09 PM
I can respect him as a tennis player. Not so much as a sportsman.

CanadianChic
02-22-2007, 12:02 AM
Like it or not, Hewitt is the cause of his own circumstances.

Phil
02-22-2007, 12:06 AM
Like it or not, Hewitt is the cause of his own circumstances.

Yep, so true, CC...it's called KARMA. The little punk was a caretaker #1, keeping the spot warm until someone truely worthy of the position came into his own.

heycal
02-22-2007, 12:39 AM
Like it or not, Hewitt is the cause of his own circumstances.

Yep, so true, CC...it's called KARMA. The little punk was a caretaker #1, keeping the spot warm until someone truely worthy of the position came into his own.

Did Hewitt get hit by a bus or something that I don't know about? What is the bad "karma" and "cirumstances" that have befallen him?

Phil
02-22-2007, 01:04 AM
Did Hewitt get hit by a bus or something that I don't know about? What is the bad "karma" and "cirumstances" that have befallen him?

Why, that he's a petulant little punk, that's what.

TheNatural
02-22-2007, 01:23 AM
Yeh he played very well and very consistently both singles. I hadn't seen him before. He has a kinda extreme grip whipping forehand, but it seemed to work well on clay, it I wonder how it goes on fast hard courts or grass.

The finger thing looks more like its done to irritate the opponent. I cant imagine it going down too well if he did it regularly in tournaments. Lendl hit the volleyer a bit . yeh it was a good tactic he used, its harder to reflex those.


I'm not a big Vliegen fan eighter but let me tell you, that guy is very nice, he doesnt think he's the man.(what people may think) ok that finger thing was kinda strange but infact its like a pumped fist, you have to admit he played one hell of a match,

very cool video! i heard Lendl did that quite often...

heycal
02-22-2007, 01:38 AM
Why, that he's a petulant little punk, that's what.

Ah, I see. I guess the chickens have come home to roost for old Lleyton, and it's time to pay the piper...

Phil
02-22-2007, 02:04 AM
Ah, I see. I guess the chickens have come home to roost for old Lleyton, and it's time to pay the piper...

Don't greive too badly for him. He's a 25-year old multi-millionaire married to a hottie...so he'll survive. In another time, another era, though, he wouldn't have had two slams...certainly not at Wimbledon, which was a travesty.

heycal
02-22-2007, 10:45 AM
Don't greive too badly for him. He's a 25-year old multi-millionaire married to a hottie...so he'll survive.

Exactly. I'm trying to figure out a way to get some of that same bad karma and end up in similar circumstances of my own making with no one to blame but myself...

In another time, another era, though, he wouldn't have had two slams...certainly not at Wimbledon, which was a travesty.

I missed Hewitt's Wimbledon and US Open victories. But then, during my prolonged absence from the game as both a player and a fan, I pretty much missed everyone and everything between McEnroe and Federer... Who's this Sampras guy I hear references to? And was there someone named Steffi Graph?

TheTruth
02-22-2007, 01:57 PM
The irony for me is that Hewitt gets lambasted for every single thing he does, no matter how minute, but no one is saying a word about all of the insults Roddick hurls at his lesser ranked opponents in almost every match. Hmm. Can't figure that one out!

CanadianChic
02-22-2007, 03:06 PM
The irony for me is that Hewitt gets lambasted for every single thing he does, no matter how minute, but no one is saying a word about all of the insults Roddick hurls at his lesser ranked opponents in almost every match. Hmm. Can't figure that one out!

Really? I've actually seen that over and over in various threads - do a search and you'll be satisfied that people have indeed commented on Roddick's behaviour as well.

heycal
02-22-2007, 03:11 PM
Really? I've actually seen that over and over in various threads - do a search and you'll be satisfied that people have indeed commented on Roddick's behaviour as well.

You're in America now, CC, land of the free and home of the brave, so you can drop the "u" from the word "behavior". If you keep writing stuff like "behaviour" and "colour", you're going to use up all your "u"'s needlessly, and will be in big trouble next time you want to write a word like "utopia" and realize you don't have the key letter.

CanadianChic
02-22-2007, 03:16 PM
Actually I am in Canada, land of the intelligent, and choose to properly spell my words. That was not a typo Heycal - you'll notice I always spell the correct way (and I pronounce my words in the British manner as well). How terribly annoying for someone who has nothing else to go after me on, EH?? lol.

heycal
02-22-2007, 03:25 PM
Actually I am in Canada, land of the intelligent, and choose to properly spell my words. That was not a typo Heycal - you'll notice I always spell the correct way (and I pronounce my words in the British manner as well). How terribly annoying for someone who has nothing else to go after me on, EH?? lol.

I won't even dignify the fanciful claim of Canada as "land of the intelligent" with a reply...

I realize it was not a typo -- that's precisely the problem. It was an intentional slap in the face to all good Americans. You may still be a subject of the Queen, but my ancestors fought a bloody war to be free of the tyranny of the needless "u". This website is called "Talk Tennis" -- not "Talk British Tennis", or even worse, "Talk Canadian Tennis". Get with the programme!

CanadianChic
02-22-2007, 03:39 PM
I won't even dignify the fanciful claim of Canada as "land of the intelligent" with a reply...

I realize it was not a typo -- that's precisely the problem. It was an intentional slap in the face to all good Americans. This website is "Talk Tennis" -- not "Talk British Tennis", or even worse, "Talk Canadian Tennis". You may still be a subject of the Queen, but my ancestors fought a bloody war to be free of the tyranny of the needless "u". Get with the program!

Explain to me please how spelling my words the correct way an intentional slap in the face of all good Americans? This website is open for international users Heycal - what no ESL kids to pick on today? I believe you have, if anyone, just slapped all the British users of this forum in the face. Suffering a little post independence guilt there hon? :-D

AHA!! You have been caught with your little sneaky finger on the edit button again Heycal. Thank you for re-spelling programme in it's correct form. Although I am not one to pick apart someone else's spelling/punctuation (especially when they are correct). ;)

heycal
02-22-2007, 03:47 PM
This website is open for international users Heycal

Yes, I realize that. But posters like Exruda and Andres Guazzelli are considerate enough to post in the host country's language, not in their natives tongues. If you're having trouble doing the same, maybe you could try running your posts through a translation service like babelfish before posting them here?


I believe you have, if anyone, just slapped all the British users of this forum in the face.

They've had it coming for a long time.

CanadianChic
02-22-2007, 04:23 PM
Sorry it took me so long to respond Heycal but I was busy rereading all of your carefully constructed edits.
Host countries language? You are very much grasping at straws my friend. And I did follow your advice and attempted to run this post through Babelfish so you would have an easier time understanding it. Unfortunately "English to ***" was not an option. Go figure!

heycal
02-22-2007, 04:46 PM
Sorry it took me so long to respond Heycal but I was busy rereading all of your carefully constructed edits.

Good. That's what they're there for.


Host countries language?

Yes. Is that a troubling concept to you for some reason? Talk Tennis is a website sponsored by an American company based in a "state" we locals call "California". You can look this all up on a map if you don't believe me.

Unfortunately "English to ***" was not an option.

Try "arse" instead, you Brit-loving hockey puck.

Thank God they recently passed that passport requirement for border crossings...

CanadianChic
02-22-2007, 04:57 PM
I am continuing this debate on the appropriate thread already in the Odds and Ends section Heycal.

heycal
02-22-2007, 05:58 PM
I am continuing this debate on the appropriate thread already in the Odds and Ends section Heycal.

What you talkin' about, Willis?... I'm not following you to some other thread to continue this debate. I'm only interested in the topic at hand: How Canadian misspellings are directly related to -- and possibly even responsible for -- the lack of respect shown Hewitt on these boards...

Dedans Penthouse
02-23-2007, 06:04 AM
CC and heycal: behauve youu lovuebirds.

"With Or Without 'U' "

vive le beau jeu !
02-23-2007, 06:52 AM
CC and heycal: behauve youu lovuebirds.
Originally Posted by Bono
"With Or Without 'U' "
good one !!! ;)

thanks for this (highly cultural) debate, now i understand better all these spelling differences in the posts !
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences

CanadianChic
02-23-2007, 06:59 AM
Most people notice the spelling differences and let it go. Most people I stress - certainly not our Heycal. I suppose when there is nothing to fight about the little things become appealing.

But, but, but Dedan, I even gave him the last word on this as I know that is the main goal. Darn it, I can't help it that I'm so lovable. :twisted:

Heycal, just to make your day as the debates have appeared to die down, Cream of potato soup is better than cream of mushroom. Run with it buddy. ;)

ericsson
02-23-2007, 06:59 AM
CanadianChic, do you speak french too? i have a Canadian friend and he speaks french too, although with a big accent, kinda funny :-)

CanadianChic
02-23-2007, 07:02 AM
CanadianChic, do you speak french too? i have a Canadian friend and he speaks french too, although with a big accent, kinda funny :-)

Yes I do despite the concentrated effort to wipe it from my brain. It was mandatory through part of the school system. :p

vive le beau jeu !
02-23-2007, 07:39 AM
Yes I do despite the concentrated effort to wipe it from my brain. It was mandatory through part of the school system. :p
damned, that's a pity ! i had a friend for you... http://orycterope.free.fr/icon016.gif http://orycterope.free.fr/quebecmec.jpg
but maybe you wouldn't get along together ! ;)

Hewitt rulez
02-23-2007, 10:52 AM
What? Since when did Hewitt have a backhand down the line?
I thought it looked like he hit it down the line more often back in 2001 and 2002 when he was #1. Now he only seems to hit it down the line when hes passing or when he has a huge opening.

Dedans Penthouse
02-23-2007, 01:38 PM
CanadianChic, do you speak french too? i have a Canadian friend and he speaks french too, although with a big accent, kinda funny :-)And probably with a 'Frog' in his throat. :-)

heycal
02-23-2007, 02:03 PM
Most people notice the spelling differences and let it go. Most people I stress - certainly not our Heycal. I suppose when there is nothing to fight about the little things become appealing.

But, but, but Dedan, I even gave him the last word on this as I know that is the main goal. Darn it, I can't help it that I'm so lovable. :twisted:

Heycal, just to make your day as the debates have appeared to die down, Cream of potato soup is better than cream of mushroom. Run with it buddy. ;)

We finally have a meaningful discussion around here and you call it a "little thing" unworthy of argument? Would you rather we go back to Sharpova's looks, or Fed v. Sampras: who's the GOAT? As vive le beau jeu mentioned above, he's actually learning something useful around here for a change.

Most people may notice your spelling errors and let them go uncorrected -- out loud that is. They are surely cringing inside at every pointless "u" that litters your posts.

Oh, and an FYI, my love: Fleeeing this thread to insult me in another thread on a similar topic doesn't exactly qualify as "giving me the last word", so I would tone down the self-congratulatory manner on that one.

Heck, I don't know what's worse: CC's pretentious spelling or Hewitt celebrating his oppponents unforced errors.

CanadianChic
02-23-2007, 07:56 PM
Excellent Heycal! I am not one to walk away from a challenge (and reverse psych does nothing to me) but if anyone has an accusatory "derail" finger to point it shall be at you.
Pretentious? Bah! I am correct in my spelling my sweet. Why would I want to appear ignorant and assume the improper grammar of a country that is not even mine. Even when I move there, I will continue to spell as I do and laugh at all those mere mortals who try to correct me. I refuse to assume the lazy position in life.
And BTW... it is pronounced "lefttennant" (phonetically) and not liuetenant. Chew on that one!!!! :-D

heycal
02-23-2007, 09:30 PM
Excellent Heycal! I am not one to walk away from a challenge (and reverse psych does nothing to me) but if anyone has an accusatory "derail" finger to point it shall be at you.
Pretentious? Bah! I am correct in my spelling my sweet. Why would I want to appear ignorant and assume the improper grammar of a country that is not even mine. Even when I move there, I will continue to spell as I do and laugh at all those mere mortals who try to correct me. I refuse to assume the lazy position in life.
And BTW... it is pronounced "lefttennant" (phonetically) and not liuetenant. Chew on that one!!!! :-D

Apparently Canadian Club is unfamiliar with the expression "When in Roma..."

Don't for a second think you think you can move here from North Montana someday and still go around inserting useless "u"'s into any old word you like. We will hustle you onto the first flight back to Heathrow faster than you can say "31 flavours", and you can spend the rest of your life married to some candy-assed lefttennant in the Royal Mounties and freezing your two-of-a-kind *** off working the counter at Scotia Optical. (Ka-ching!)

No wonder Hewitt gets so little respect on these boards.

OrangeOne
02-23-2007, 09:32 PM
wentMost people may notice your spelling errors and let them go uncorrected -- out loud that is. They are surely cringing inside at every pointless "u" that litters your posts.

....

Heck, I don't know what's worse: CC's pretentious spelling or Hewitt celebrating his oppponents unforced errors.

I read, and I think - what's the deal with this behaviour? And really, it's also the demeanour too, it disturbs me so. Seems, to me at least, that your worry is tantamount to over-grammaticisizing this thread?

I do appreciate anyone who brings colour to the forums, but I tend to tire of those who can't bring candour without tact. It's funny really, this approach has really fanaticised the whole thread.

So please, stop terrorising the language that a few of us actually use correctly, after all, s's and u's are free....

heycal
02-23-2007, 10:00 PM
went

I read, and I think - what's the deal with this behaviour? And really, it's also the demeanour too, it disturbs me so. Seems, to me at least, that your worry is tantamount to over-grammaticisizing this thread?

I do appreciate anyone who brings colour to the forums, but I tend to tire of those who can't bring candour without tact. It's funny really, this approach has really fanaticised the whole thread.

So please, stop terrorising the language that a few of us actually use correctly, after all, s's and u's are free....

Me eyes is hurtin' just from looking at all the errors and culors in this one, OrangeUne, so please stop with this kangaroospeak ASAP, you third-rate Dedans wannabe. Lleyton has TWO Grand Slams, and this is the thanks he gets?

CanadianChic
02-23-2007, 10:08 PM
As if I would be rejected from the Great States of America Heycal - I would be received with open arms. Finally someone who can read and write who isn't married to her kin.
Besides, I do believe the general populace will be too busy sewing the maple leaf on their backpack to worry about little-ol' me. Aren't you full of the zingers tonight? Well, you're certainly full of something. And even on a bad day I would rise above the Mayberry-bred, straw-sucking, Bush lovin', beer keg lickin', "I can count to nine on my toes" locale variety you offer.
I do believe my first order of business will be to get myself a gun. Where is the nearest quickie mart?

OrangeOne
02-23-2007, 10:14 PM
Me eyes is hurtin' just from looking at all the errors and culors in this one, OrangeUne, so please stop with this kangaroospeak ASAP, you third-rate Dedans wannabe. Lleyton has TWO Grand Slams, and this is the thanks he gets?

Are your eyes hurting simply because you read so slowly and thus had to look at the colours for a long time? Don't worry then, this post I'll keep in mono and I'll type slower for you too.

Third-rate Dedan's wannabe? I'll take that as high praise :)

Lleyton? Well if he was capable of readin' and writin' polysyllabic words (which is questionable, remember he was winning ATP tournaments at 16 so I doubt skool was hi on his list of stuff he did much of), he'd be spelling things the same was as I do. As ironic as a fly in your chardonnay, dontchyathink?

heycal
02-23-2007, 10:23 PM
As if I would be rejected from the Great States of America Heycal - I would be received with open arms. Finally someone who can read and write who isn't married to her kin.
Besides, I do believe the general populace will be too busy sewing the maple leaf on their backpack to worry about little-ol' me. Aren't you full of the zingers tonight? Well, you're certainly full of something. And even on a bad day I would rise above the Mayberry-bred, straw-sucking, Bush lovin', beer keg lickin', "I can count to nine on my toes" locale variety you offer.
I do believe my first order of business will be to get myself a gun. Where is the nearest quickie mart?

Funny how the canucks like to make fun of America, yet still want to move here so badly. Have you noticed that me and the rest of the Americans don't sit around talking about how we're going to transform your state when we move there?

No one cares about your wasteland of a colony either way, CC. None of us are moving there. You may do what you want with it. We only ask that you leave your pointless "u"'s at home should you venture south to join us in paradise, a magical land where Lleyton Hewitt won close to a million dollars once by triumphing in a Grand Slam.

heycal
02-23-2007, 10:33 PM
Lleyton? Well if he was capable of readin' and writin' polysyllabic words (which is questionable, remember he was winning ATP tournaments at 16 so I doubt skool was hi on his list of stuff he did much of), he'd be spelling things the same was as I do.

IF is right. I'm guessing a major reason Hewitt won two GS's was by jettisoning school and its forcing-feeding of useless "u"s. By dropping the needless weight of all those extra letters, he mostly certainly became quicker and faster around the court and thus became a champion.

CanadianChic
02-23-2007, 10:35 PM
You are a dillusional little man. I am moving because of work - if I opted for paradise I would pick anywhere other than a flea-infested "colony" where spelling and education is but a fantasy. I can easily adapt to my surroundings as I am tolerant and peace-oriented (as opposed to the anti-everything land that you so cherish). You would last not a day up north Heycal as haters and fighters are dismissed as easily as the American government who foolishly attempted to invade was.
That said I direct my comments to you and you alone as I hold no ill-will toward the rest of your countymen and believe you do them a disservice with your spoutings and devotion to a hack of a player. Your tone has changed Heycal - are you ready to kiss and make up or will you fight to the bitter end for the last word? Again?
My "u's" are the first thing on my packing list!

heycal
02-23-2007, 10:58 PM
Your tone has changed Heycal - are you ready to kiss and make up or will you fight to the bitter end for the last word? Again?

My tone has changed from what to what? Me no get this one.

You are a dillusional little man. I am moving because of work - if I opted for paradise I would pick anywhere other than a flea-infested "colony" where spelling and education is but a fantasy. I can easily adapt to my surroundings as I am tolerant and peace-oriented (as opposed to the anti-everything land that you so cherish).


Only moving here because of work? Nice try. I'm sure there plenty of jobs at Scotia Optical or driving zambonis in Canada, so unless your new job happens to be playing shortstop for the New York Yankees, I'm pretty sure you could stay in Canada if you wanted to, or move to one of the other hundreds of countries in the world. Face it -- you are moving here because you want to live in America. You want to come to the US Open and watch Lleyton Hewitt play in a grand slam in person. No shame in this, CC. A lot of people want to live here.

haters and fighters are dismissed as easily as the American government who foolishly attempted to invade was.

Huh? Attempted invasion? If you're referring to the Flyers-Maple Leaf's playoff series in 1977, I admit the Broad Street brawlers weren't playing their best in that showdown.

You would last not a day up north Heycal

Probably not. I visited Canada for 90 minutes for a meeting last July, my first ever visit to Molson Country. (I think it was in a city that starts with a "T". Toronto maybe? I didn't really catch the name...) Toward the end of that hour and a half, I did sense myself wearying a bit.


My "u's" are the first thing on my packing list!

Suit yourself. But I guarantee you they will be confiscated at the border and tossed into the trash alongside yesterday's Calgary Times.

CanadianChic
02-24-2007, 01:40 AM
My tone has changed from what to what? Me no get this one. 1

Only moving here because of work? Nice try. I'm sure there plenty of jobs at Scotia Optical or driving zambonis in Canada, so unless your new job happens to be playing shortstop for the New York Yankees, I'm pretty sure you could stay in Canada if you wanted to, or move to one of the other hundreds of countries in the world.2 Face it -- you are moving here because you want to live in America. You want to come to the US Open and watch Lleyton Hewitt play in a grand slam in person. No shame in this, CC. A lot of people want to live here.3

Huh? Attempted invasion? If you're referring to the Flyers-Maple Leaf's playoff series in 1977, I admit the Broad Street brawlers weren't playing their best in that showdown.

Probably not. I visited Canada for 90 minutes for a meeting last July, my first ever visit to Molson Country. (I think it was in a city that starts with a "T". Toronto maybe? I didn't really catch the name...) Toward the end of that hour and a half, I did sense myself wearying a bit.

Suit yourself. But I guarantee you they will be confiscated at the border and tossed into the trash alongside yesterday's Calgary Times.


1) That's not too surprising.

2) You are really stuck on the Scotia joke, which is amusing considering how painfully long it took you to figure out.

3) Yeah, Mexicans looking for work and third and fourth world refugees. Canadians consider is tantamount to a reduction in pay or demotion - although the tv is excellent I will say.

What's the matter Heycal? Did some sweet young fresh-scrubbed Canadian lovely break your heart? Was it love at first sight until you opened your mouth and spewed forth your rantings in what I can only assume is a vulgar, abrasive accent? It's okay Heycal, I suppose I can accept you as soon as you accept that we have a superiour health care system, educational system, environmental system, not to mention are more welcomed internationally, bury you in hockey (can anyone say Olympics?), more polite and well mannered folk and are correct in the way we use our u's. Yes, I suppose those are the deciding factors. :-D


"What are you yammering about now, CC? Please make a point of some sort if you're going to post. What exactly is your post in reference to?"

Tsk, tsk, tsk. With that kind of attitude I wouldn't be expecting an invite to the Sadie Hawkins dance if I were you. lol.

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Polaris
02-24-2007, 03:10 AM
You're in America now, CC, land of the free and home of the brave, so you can drop the "u" from the word "behavior". If you keep writing stuff like "behaviour" and "colour", you're going to use up all your "u"'s needlessly, and will be in big trouble next time you want to write a word like "utopia" and realize you don't have the key letter.
But, including the "u" in "behaviour" and "colour" and "flavour" can extend the word and make it long enough to give you Triple Word Score :D.

federerfanatic
02-24-2007, 06:12 AM
Don't greive too badly for him. He's a 25-year old multi-millionaire married to a hottie...so he'll survive. In another time, another era, though, he wouldn't have had two slams...certainly not at Wimbledon, which was a travesty.

Get real, the mens game sucks today but it was even worse in the 90s. Losers like Kafelnikov, Bruguera, and Rafter even won 2 slams. If they could Hewitt could have done that or won even more then 2. If any of those players played in the great 80s and 70s none of them would have won any slams though.

Big Fed
02-24-2007, 08:17 AM
He is a racist punk that can get beat by alwaysatnet.

slice bh compliment
02-24-2007, 08:24 AM
Maybe this has already been posted. If so, sorry. If you have not yet read it, it's well worth a few minutes.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21226528-5007146,00.html

I can't stand his game. I dislike his personality. But I respect him. A lot.

heycal
02-24-2007, 01:27 PM
1) That's not too surprising.

2) You are really stuck on the Scotia joke, which is amusing considering how painfully long it took you to figure out.

3) Yeah, Mexicans looking for work and third and fourth world refugees. Canadians consider is tantamount to a reduction in pay or demotion - although the tv is excellent I will say.

What's the matter Heycal? Did some sweet young fresh-scrubbed Canadian lovely break your heart? Was it love at first sight until you opened your mouth and spewed forth your rantings in what I can only assume is a vulgar, abrasive accent? It's okay Heycal, I suppose I can accept you as soon as you accept that we have a superiour health care system, educational system, environmental system, not to mention are more welcomed internationally, bury you in hockey (can anyone say Olympics?), more polite and well mannered folk and are correct in the way we use our u's. Yes, I suppose those are the deciding factors. :-D


"What are you yammering about now, CC? Please make a point of some sort if you're going to post. What exactly is your post in reference to?"

Tsk, tsk, tsk. With that kind of attitude I wouldn't be expecting an invite to the Sadie Hawkins dance if I were you. lol.

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1. Still doens't make any sense.

2. Yes, I do love the Scotia Optical thing, so get used to it. But I didn't figure it out. You told me about it.

3. Too laughable and EDITED to comment upon.

As for Canada... Who cares either way? There is only so much one can say about Canada or Wyoming. My sole interest in this thread has always been the lack of respect shown Hewitt on these boards...