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bakla
04-13-2009, 01:48 PM
Last week Hewitt convincingly steamrolled all of the opposition at the prestigious US Men's Clay Court Championships, winning the title without dropping a single set and making a statement to the rest of the ATP that he is back and in top form after recuperating from hip surgery.

French Open, you're next!

Lotto
04-13-2009, 01:50 PM
I love the sarcasm :)

veroniquem
04-13-2009, 01:53 PM
There might be a difference between rolling over Odesnik and Korolev and rolling over Nadal...

Serendipitous
04-13-2009, 01:58 PM
There might be a difference between rolling over Odesnik and Korolev and rolling over Nadal...


And even then.....he didn't exactly roll over Korolev either :-?

7-6(4) 6-4


I'll try to say this in the nicest way possible - Hewitt doesn't have a chance at winning the French Open, so we should stop these "[insert name of player] will win the French Open" threads. I doubt Murray has a chance either.


Edit: Also, Hewitt had his serve broken 4 times against Odesnik.

helloworld
04-13-2009, 02:07 PM
LMAO!!! I like Hewitt, but he's done for good. Hewitt did give some trouble to Nadal a few times on clay though.

Gugafan
04-13-2009, 02:10 PM
He wont win RG, but Hewitt seems more comfortable on clay in the past few years. Post Hip surgery, I dont think Hewitts movement reacted well to the hardcourts. Hewitts grinding ability and superior fitness is more applicable to todays claycourt style of play. I'm expecting him to notch some decent results during the claycourt swing and get the ranking up for Wimbledon.

Lotto
04-13-2009, 02:14 PM
He wont win RG, but Hewitt seems more comfortable on clay in the past few years. Post Hip surgery, I dont think Hewitts movement reacted well to the hardcourts. Hewitts grinding ability and superior fitness is more applicable to todays claycourt style of play. I'm expecting him to notch some decent results during the claycourt swing and get the ranking up for Wimbledon.


I agree.


Hewitt should only play the two grand slams and masters series on hardcourts. Play some a lot of smaller clay tournaments, and then the masters and RG and then play Halle or Queens and Wimbledon.....and maybe Gstadd(sp?) after Wimbledon. As much natural surface tourneys as possible. I think Rafa is right about their being too many hardcourt tourneys tho. More grass is needed!!!


Edit,

they should take away Toronto or Cinncy and make one of them a 500 tournament and then add a masters series grass before of after Halle/Queens. Shift things around a bit.

tomas9848
04-13-2009, 02:25 PM
I dont think he will get past 3rd round.

grafselesfan
04-13-2009, 02:27 PM
Hewitt is so over with. His prime ended at the end of 2005 or so. He isnt even capable of ever getting back in the top 20 again. Players ranked from 11-20 can play poorly and still beat him these days.

Breaker
04-13-2009, 02:30 PM
He wont win RG, but Hewitt seems more comfortable on clay in the past few years. Post Hip surgery, I dont think Hewitts movement reacted well to the hardcourts. Hewitts grinding ability and superior fitness is more applicable to todays claycourt style of play. I'm expecting him to notch some decent results during the claycourt swing and get the ranking up for Wimbledon.

Accurate points, as long as he avoids injury this year he'll be in for a shout at decent runs at some of the bigger tournaments - provided he gets his ranking up in time.

That being said to go along with the spirit of the thread, Hewitt to reclaim number 1 spot by end of the year.

Beasty54
04-13-2009, 02:38 PM
Im a big Hewitt fan, and hope he does well.

CCNM
04-13-2009, 03:04 PM
ha ha-Lleyton winning the French Open. That would be very cool!!!!!!

Cesc Fabregas
04-13-2009, 03:06 PM
Hewitt is a solid clay courter now I think with a good draw he can get to the QF's at the French.

marc45
04-13-2009, 03:08 PM
lleyton vs. marat tomorrow

Cesc Fabregas
04-13-2009, 03:09 PM
lleyton vs. marat tomorrow

Hewitt in 2.

Serendipitous
04-13-2009, 03:13 PM
When the title of this thread first caught my eye I thought it said "How to win Roland Garros!"

Pirao
04-13-2009, 03:14 PM
Nadal must be shaking in his boots!

Serendipitous
04-13-2009, 03:15 PM
Nadal must be shaking in his boots!


Boots? :confused:

Beasty54
04-13-2009, 03:16 PM
Boots? :confused:

Pirate! Indian Wells 2007!

Pirao
04-13-2009, 03:25 PM
Boots? :confused:

It's an expression, which part do you not understand? :confused:

Serendipitous
04-13-2009, 03:26 PM
It's an expression, which part do you not understand? :confused:

I'm sure I'm not the only one.......

Pirao
04-13-2009, 03:29 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only one.......

Mmmm? Sorry but now I'm the one that doesn't understand... Anyway, nevermind.

Serendipitous
04-13-2009, 03:30 PM
I meant - I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't understand the part about "boots." Never mind.....:-?

Lotto
04-13-2009, 03:38 PM
I meant - I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't understand the part about "boots." Never mind.....:-?



Have you never head the saying "shaking in his boots" ?????? :o

Serendipitous
04-13-2009, 03:41 PM
Have you never head the saying "shaking in his boots" ?????? :o

No :evil:

Leublu tennis
04-13-2009, 03:59 PM
I'll try to say this in the nicest way possible - Hewitt doesn't have a chance at winning the French Open, so we should stop these "[insert name of player] will win the French Open" threads. I doubt Murray has a chance either.


Thats really put well. You are being kind to a former great player.


LT

Serendipitous
04-13-2009, 07:44 PM
Thats really put well. You are being kind to a former great player.


LT


Don't get me wrong. I really like Hewitt. He's a extraordinary player, competitor, etc.

I just don't think he'll win the FO......:cry:

arnz
04-13-2009, 07:51 PM
Have you never head the saying "shaking in his boots" ?????? :o

No :evil:

Were you born in the US? I always thought that expression was pretty well known

Crisp
04-13-2009, 07:52 PM
I too think he will find clay a more favourble surface for him going forward, hard courts will be very hard on his hip. I doubt he will win the FO tho.But good on him for capturing a title in Houston.

Serendipitous
04-13-2009, 07:54 PM
Were you born in the US? I always thought that expression was pretty well known

Yeah, I have lived in New York during the whole 17 years of my existence.....but I've never heard that expression before.....oh well.....:(


I am sorry to everyone I have offended due to my lack familiarity with common idioms.

JoshDragon
04-13-2009, 07:59 PM
Last week Hewitt convincingly steamrolled all of the opposition at the prestigious US Men's Clay Court Championships, winning the title without dropping a single set and making a statement to the rest of the ATP that he is back and in top form after recuperating from hip surgery.

French Open, you're next!

Where Lleyton will be defeated by some qualifier in the the second round.

Chelsea_Kiwi
04-13-2009, 08:03 PM
Have you never head the saying "shaking in his boots" ?????? :o How has he not heard of it??? I agree about there needing to be a masters grass event, probably Queens if there is nothing better. The grass season is too short!

marc45
04-13-2009, 08:03 PM
bono came up with it

mrmo1115
04-13-2009, 09:09 PM
At the OP.... i hope your just joking.

christo
04-14-2009, 12:19 AM
US Clay Courts is a freaking joke

ace-nelis
04-14-2009, 12:48 AM
I Would love to see a comeback at least to the top 20 from hewit

velkov
04-14-2009, 05:59 AM
max 4th round is to achieve i bet :twisted:

vandre
04-14-2009, 09:51 AM
Edit,

they should take away Toronto or Cinncy and make one of them a 500 tournament and then add a masters series grass before of after Halle/Queens. Shift things around a bit.

i like this idea. btw, isn't there a grass court tourney on grass in nh somewhere?

Pirao
04-14-2009, 10:00 AM
Looks like Marat is the one who will win RG, right? :)

Fedace
04-14-2009, 10:04 AM
Only reason Hewitt lost today to Marat is his Groin Injury. otherwise he would have steam rolled Safin just like he steam rolled everyone at Houston.

cknobman
04-14-2009, 10:06 AM
Scratch that,

Hewitt to loose first round in Monte Carlo!

LOL

Ripster
04-14-2009, 12:07 PM
I had a good laugh when I read the title of this thread. Thanks TC.

thalivest
04-14-2009, 06:49 PM
Funniest thread I read in awhile. I guess Safin now becomes the new FO favorite now, LOL!

blackfrido
04-14-2009, 06:50 PM
Last week Hewitt convincingly steamrolled all of the opposition at the prestigious US Men's Clay Court Championships, winning the title without dropping a single set and making a statement to the rest of the ATP that he is back and in top form after recuperating from hip surgery.

French Open, you're next!


I think Guillermo Coria has more chances than Hewitt

thalivest
04-14-2009, 06:53 PM
If I had read a thread about Hewitt winning the FO in his prime, or while he was ranked #1, I would have laughed hard at it. Never mind now.

Pirao
04-15-2009, 12:47 PM
Looks like Marat is the one who will win RG, right? :)

Damn looks like Marat won't be favourite either. What about that Nadal guy? I heard he's pretty good on clay, maybe he can pull it off, no? :twisted: