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.