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07-19-2005, 01:27 PM
After the incident, Coria and Hewitt could be sanctioned. The ITF referee, German Norbert Peick, made a tough report about what happened in the Davis Cup match.
07-19-2005, 01:37 PM
Wow I can almost read Spanish.
07-19-2005, 01:46 PM
Wow I can almost read Spanish.
07-19-2005, 06:48 PM
Here's a translation (it's not very good, but it's better than reading it in spanish) :
CORIA AND HEWITT COULD BE SANCTIONED
They treated very badly in the series that it gave to Argentina
happens to the semifinal. The referee processed a duro informs and
will be necessary to see how they punish them.
Guillermo Coria and Lleyton Hewitt will be sanctioned by the incident
which they carried out in the party of singles between, in the
inaugural day of the series that Argentina ended up gaining 4-1 to
Australia and thus it obtained the classification for the semifinals
of the Davis Cup.
The referee of the Federation the International of Tennis, German
Norbert Peick, processed a duro informs over which he happened and he
did not discard that they can receive some type of sanction.
This opens a question: Coria could lose the following instance before
Slovakia? One does not know, since the failure will take in leaving. ,
nevertheless most probable it is than there is a sanction, although
hardly it prevents him to play the semifinal.
The "goad" between Hewitt and the Argentineans come from long ago. And
as it were expected, there were rubbing during the three days in
Australia. Mainly in single before Coria. There were crossed words of
both sides and even in the press conference, although they were not
crossed, were contemptuous way.
07-19-2005, 11:38 PM
If They fine Coria or Hewitt. These two player will never play Davis Cup. You dont get payed to play Davis cup. Davis cup is only a practice match. Davis cup is not sanctioned as a atp event. In other sports there is a lot of cursing. As long there is no fighting I dont care to much about the cursing.
slice bh compliment
07-20-2005, 12:04 AM
Actually, most name players do get paid for Davis Cup...by their national tennis federation.
More importantly, I'm sure most players (Davis Cuppers or otherwise) would disagree with your assessment that it is a practice match. Don't most players consider Davis Cup to be tennis' MOST competitive forum?
Paid or not, they ought to compete as hard as humanly possible while conducting themselves as gentlemen.
Watching the Coria/Hewitt match from beyond, I bet Dwight Davis cringed. while Napoleon smiled. [Bonaparte, not Dynamite]
07-20-2005, 04:36 AM
This article sees the issue in broader terms re: Hewitt's career....sporal.au
Winning ugly may have lost its appeal, writes Richard Hinds.
The most shocking aspect of Australia's Davis Cup loss to Argentina was not that Lleyton Hewitt and Guillermo Coria got involved in a nasty gutter fight, or that Hewitt uttered some childish obscenities, or that the niggling Argentinian players and captain pushed more buttons than an astronaut on the launch pad, or even that Australia lost a tie to the claycourt specialists on their hometown grass.
No, still the most startling part of the weekend was Hewitt's unusually listless display in the fourth rubber against David Nalbandian, a straight-sets surrender so meek it made some of Marat Safin's roll-overs seem positively stout-hearted.
Several possible reasons for Hewitt's flat performance were offered. The distraction of pending matrimony, the toll taken by his Wimbledon campaign and the weight of having to carry the burden of Australia's Davis Cup team were plausible but, given Hewitt's past heroics, not quite credible explanations.
So here is another possible reason. Just maybe, the response to Hewitt's bitter stoush with Coria in the opening rubber made the Australian question whether he and his opponent had gone over the top. With that nagging thought in the back of his mind, perhaps Hewitt could not find the righteous indignation that so often fuels his greatest performances. Maybe, for the first time in his defiant career, Hewitt suffered some self-doubt about whether the ends would justify the means.
AdvertisementIf so, then Hewitt might now understand the strange paradox of his career - and the reason he has not been embraced as warmly as many lesser Australian athletes despite his incredible achievements. Rational Australian sports fans - and from this list you can exclude anyone wearing a yellow T-shirt vilifying Argentinians as drug cheats - want the only local player whose racquet seems to have the full complement of strings to win … just not like that! The problem is that, like those footballers who niggle and jostle their opponents, chat the ref and constantly cross
the blurred line that separates all-out endeavour and downright poor sportsmanship, Hewitt finds it hard to win any other way.
He can do it against lesser opponents in favourable circumstances, as he proved again at Wimbledon this year. But when things are going against him he needs to somehow stoke his competitive fire, regardless of the collateral damage.
And so to the Hewitt dilemma. Do we want the man who wins ugly, but wins nonetheless? Or the dignified loser - Tim Henman in an Adelaide Crows cap?
Of course, if Hewitt wrestled with these thoughts, it is something he would never admit to. Yesterday, in a conference call with American journalists, he maintained he had been the innocent victim of the Argentinian's niggling tactics.
"It was a weird situation but I don't feel like I did anything wrong throughout the match," he said.
"I felt like their captain, Alberto Mancini, was deliberately trying to put Coria in that frame of mind right from the start, questioning and going to the referee the whole time."
He is right there. Mancini's carping started long before the first serve, and the umpire and referee should have done more to stop it. Yet Hewitt can hardly play hurt. Not when Coria accidentally hits him with a smash, attempts to apologise, Hewitt refuses to meet his gaze and then, after winning the game with an ace, cries: "Just f--- off."
No, this was tit-for-tat in which blame can be evenly distributed - at least by anyone outside the Channel Seven commentary team, whose barracking for Hewitt, the station's recent signing, plumbed new depths. Particularly when, just maybe, even Hewitt himself might have been wondering if he and Coria had gone too far.
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