Hewitt to win Roland Garros!

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  1. bakla

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    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!
     
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  2. Lotto

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    I love the sarcasm :)
     
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    There might be a difference between rolling over Odesnik and Korolev and rolling over Nadal...
     
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  4. 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.
     
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  5. helloworld

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    LMAO!!! I like Hewitt, but he's done for good. Hewitt did give some trouble to Nadal a few times on clay though.
     
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  6. Gugafan

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    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.
     
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  7. Lotto

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    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!!!


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    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.
     
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  8. tomas9848

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    I dont think he will get past 3rd round.
     
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  9. grafselesfan

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    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.
     
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  10. Breaker

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    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.
     
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  11. Beasty54

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    Im a big Hewitt fan, and hope he does well.
     
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    ha ha-Lleyton winning the French Open. That would be very cool!!!!!!
     
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  13. Cesc Fabregas

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    Hewitt is a solid clay courter now I think with a good draw he can get to the QF's at the French.
     
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    lleyton vs. marat tomorrow
     
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  15. Cesc Fabregas

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    Hewitt in 2.
     
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  16. When the title of this thread first caught my eye I thought it said "How to win Roland Garros!"
     
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  17. Pirao

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    Nadal must be shaking in his boots!
     
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  18. Boots? :confused:
     
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  19. Beasty54

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    Pirate! Indian Wells 2007!
     
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  20. Pirao

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    It's an expression, which part do you not understand? :confused:
     
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  21. I'm sure I'm not the only one.......
     
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  22. Pirao

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    Mmmm? Sorry but now I'm the one that doesn't understand... Anyway, nevermind.
     
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  23. I meant - I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't understand the part about "boots." Never mind.....:-?
     
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  24. Lotto

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    Have you never head the saying "shaking in his boots" ?????? :eek:
     
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  25. No :evil:
     
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  26. Leublu tennis

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


    LT
     
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  27. 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:
     
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  28. arnz

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    Were you born in the US? I always thought that expression was pretty well known
     
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    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.
     
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  30. 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.
     
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  31. JoshDragon

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    Where Lleyton will be defeated by some qualifier in the the second round.
     
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    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!
     
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  33. marc45

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    bono came up with it
     
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  34. mrmo1115

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    At the OP.... i hope your just joking.
     
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  35. christo

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    US Clay Courts is a freaking joke
     
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  36. ace-nelis

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    I Would love to see a comeback at least to the top 20 from hewit
     
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  37. velkov

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    max 4th round is to achieve i bet :twisted:
     
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    i like this idea. btw, isn't there a grass court tourney on grass in nh somewhere?
     
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  39. Pirao

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    Looks like Marat is the one who will win RG, right? :)
     
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    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.
     
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  41. cknobman

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    Scratch that,

    Hewitt to loose first round in Monte Carlo!

    LOL
     
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  42. Ripster

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    I had a good laugh when I read the title of this thread. Thanks TC.
     
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  43. thalivest

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    Funniest thread I read in awhile. I guess Safin now becomes the new FO favorite now, LOL!
     
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  44. blackfrido

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    I think Guillermo Coria has more chances than Hewitt
     
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  45. thalivest

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    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.
     
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  46. Pirao

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    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:
     
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