Ah...Lleyton Hewitt, how great you were.

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  1. Cup8489

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    2007 Cincinatti Semis vs. Federer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0x2OGj_BSA

    2002 Masters Cup vs. Federer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUX0QUNEaaM

    2002 Masters Cup Final Vs. Ferrero (he was awesome as well!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhKMzpdVcnE&feature=related

    anyone have any more? the only ones i could find of the uso final vs pete aren't great at all.

    here's more:

    AO 05 vs nalbandian
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcLibz8DT0I

    Federer vs Hewitt 2003 Davis Cup First set highlights (links to next sets are visible on the page)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzDUbJB5k04
     
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    Whew, thought he retired or something.

    Great links, anyone have something from the 2005 AO vs nadal (5 setter)? Was one of the better matches of the decade from what i remember.
     
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    Hewitt was great until Federer started completely owning him in 2004.
     
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  8. Cup8489

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    True story, but he did definitely show a few times this year what he's made of. he pushed Roddick to 5 sets at Wimbledon in the quarters, and has given a few nasty fights to some of the top 10-20 guys in the world over the past year.

    I hope to see him at his best next year, he's definitely a fun guy to watch.
     
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    Hewitt peaked at the 2002 USO when he lost to Agassi in the Semis.
     
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    Wow. I didn't know about that epic AO match against Nalby. Some ridiculous stuff from both players!
     
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    Great clip. Watched it right to the end!

    Don't wanna join the Nalbo bandwagon but his backhand can look soooooo good!

    On Hewitt, he seems to be the right-handed version of Nadal (IMHO) even mirroring him in terms of being limited by injuries caused by his all-court scrambling. Has (had) a bigger forehand though.
     
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    Hewitt was better than Rafa domination- wise. He was dominant over all but Roddick and Safin in his 2 years at #1. He has 2nd most #1s of decade (Federer) and 3rd most slams (Federer, Nadal) I think he refuses to retire until he is unseeded (without injuries) and feels he has no chances at the AO, which I bet is his goal. He's already got Wimbledon and USO, and even if he wasnt Austrillian, he's not exactly brilliant on clay...
     
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    I just realized.... my other fave player, Gonzo, is actually older than Hewitt....his level of play has just really always been #5-#15 level... but Lleyton should get back into the Top 20 at least...
     
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    He was in the top 20 a few weeks ago and he has very little points to defend between the start of the year and Wimbledon (maybe 500-600 at most?). With some decent draws he could go as high as top 10.
     
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    Hewitt was top 20 shortly after the US Open...He dropped a few places because he skipped the indoor swing to get ready for Australia.

    I hope he can go deep in a slam again, like at Wimbledon this year.
     
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    hope he gets to finals of Aussie10 and then retires win or lose...

    although a Del Potro v Hewitt Wimby rematch would be pretty cool too.
     
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    I hope Rusty makes it back into the Top 15 and goes deep in a slam.

    If he won the Aussie Open, that'd be epic.

    Come on!
     
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    The last del Potro- Hewitt match was a 3rd set tiebreak to del Po after the upset at Wimby... clearly he's Hewitt's best shot at the elite 8 (Nadal?)
     
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    lookin forward to the AO... hope to see a deep run.
     
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    Really hoping for Hewitt to do well in his home slam, maybe winning there is a bit too much to ask for, but it is possible for him to go deep and give the top players fits.:)
     
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    Both the Queens 2000 Finals and USO 2001 Finals against Sampras were brilliant as well.
     
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    I hope he goes out early
     
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    hewitt has no shot to win a major. No shot to make a final.

    He doesn't have the foot speed he used to, and he has no shot weapons.
     
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    But he still has the hunger and tenacity that made him no 1 in the world...Once a fighter always a fighter.
     
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    Awesome clips, good luck to Lleyton in 2010.
     
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    All you have to do is catch some lucky breaks. Look at Federer this year at the French:
    Djokovic loses
    Nadal loses
    The two guys who consistently make it deep in clay tournaments and beat Federer on clay lose before they reach him. He then gets his whipping boy in the final and wins. It'll be tougher for Hewitt but if he finds his game and some of the others are off he has a shot, not a good one but he can still win one
     
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    Well for starters the top 10 would have to fall off the face of the earth. Even then, guys like Cilic, Monfils, Stepanek are all playing better than Hewitt right now. It would be INCREDIBLE if he could pull it off.
     
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    Hewitt can beat Del Potro, Roddick, and Soderling, Verdasco is done, Murray and Davydenko won't do anything. It's really only Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic he has to worry about. He has the crowd on his side and it's unlikely Djokovic can put together another miracle slam like 2008. Nadal is fading, but he might be back strong, who knows. Federer is a problem but hopefully he draws Del Potro before Hewitt. I'm not saying I would bet money or anything on it but it can happen, I think he has the best chance of anyone out of the top 10 to do it, we'll see what happens. He might pull an Ivansevic, which would be amazing
     
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    Hewitt can only beat Del Potro at Wimbledon, at every other slam he will get crushed. And at Wimbledon, he has no chance whatsoever. There is no way in a million years he can beat either Federer or Nadal there, and he already showed he can't beat Roddick despite Andy playing a subpar match compared to his semi and final and Hewitt playing at his best level for about a year. He only beat Soderling in Cincinnati because he had an elbow injury. Verdasco, Murray, and Davydenko will all go fairly deep unless something really weird happens, so I don't know why you would discount them. I doubt he can ever beat a top 10 player again in a slam they are comfortable at unless he makes a HUGE improvement again.
     
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