I'm sorry but does anyone else think that Hewitt just doesn't have a leg to stand on as far as his argument with Tennis Australia goes. It seems that part of his reason for not playing in the Davis Cup tie against Switzerland was because he is still fuming over TA's decision not to make the Aussie Open courts faster i.e. more helpful for his game and (he says) the games of other Australians. Does Hewitt honestly think TA has some obligation to do this? Sure the courts in Melbourne do seem a bit slow these days but everyone's playing on the same courts and Lleyton just doesn't have enough game anymore. I actually think TA has a responsibility to keep the courts medium paced for this reason: I believe each Grand Slam should provide a different challenge in terms of court surface for players. At the moment we have Wimbledon on very fast grass, the US Open on a fast hardcourt (but slower than Wimbledon), the Australian Open on medium paced rebound ace and the French on slow clay. This is a perfect balance. Why should we make it so that we have three of the slams played on very fast courts and one on the other extreme? Now Lleyton, who has always distinguished himself by his commitment to Davis Cup, has said that he will now pick and choose when he plays for his country according to his schedule etc. Is he serious? What a petulant display. I've officially lost any remaining respect I had for this guy. If Lleyton can't win the Australian Open on the surface that is there, well too bad. He can't expect officials to tailor the courts to suit his game. What about the other players?