Lleyton Hewitt is just

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  1. ajs72us

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    A jerk. After reading about all his lil antics on the court this weekend during Davis Cup. I have come to conclusion he is just a jerk on the court. He has no sportsmanship but is full of gamesmenship. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. aj_m2009

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    i have to agree with ya there:)
     
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  3. littlelleyton

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    this has been covered extensively in another thread over and over again. and i believe you mean his match against coria, as there were no issues raised about his match with Nalb or in the doubles. if this is the case then why is coria not mentioned in your post as his behaviour was questionable also. but then again your probably just jumping on the Hewitt Hater band wagon.
     
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  4. Tchocky

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    I never liked Lleyton. He is a good player overall but will never win another Slam. He should get a haircut. His behavior is questionable at times. He has been dropped from Nike and is currently looking for an apparel contract. It sucks having to pay for your own clothes.
     
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  5. ajs72us

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    Can we say look objectively at hewitt littlelleyton

    I am not basing this on one match. What about AO (this year), the match against blake in 2001, and the past weekend's Davis Cup. If you lookback at all those events then you will see he is just a lil kid with a BIG MOUTH. He has shown how dumb and irresponsible he is. Sure he plays great tennis but he should not be idolized for his behavior. I am not trying to start something but this guy brings shame to a great sport. Yes I know Coria is a brat all on his own. I have read about him being a jerk. Yet I have never heard of him being a biggot or being anti-***. Even if he is both he knows to keep his mouth shut!
     
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  6. gonzalocatalino

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    the world hates hewitt.
    its a good player but not a good person.
     
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  7. Babblelot

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    So were Johnny Mac*, Jimmy Connors, Illie Nastase...all beloved legends of the game.

    *my all-time fav.

    Hewitt is good for the sport. Like I said elsewhere, I hope he spits at Roddick during a crossover and Andy cleans his clock.
     
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  8. TennisD

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    Compared to a guy like Coria, or Gaudio, Hewitt is a freakin saint...
     
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  9. Andy Hewitt

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    Lleyton hewitt is my hero.
     
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  10. TennisD

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    I actually like him a lot...
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing that...;)
     
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    Kind of says it all Andy.
     
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  13. Babblelot

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    What's Gaudio's damage?

    He's one of the few Argentine's who didn't test positive for doping; he was overlooked by the Argentine Federation/Villas and didn't get the funding/sponsorship that Coria and Nalbandian received; he was incredibly gracious to that little crying rat Coria after claiming 2004 RG title.

    ...and yet, there seems to be a lot of animosity toward Gaudio on this mb.

    I must have missed something. Please fill me in.

    Thanks.
     
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  14. Andres

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    Few Argentinians... aha.. so 3 argentinians test positive for doping and then, we're all juicers or dopes like you like to call us in this forum?

    Argentina has 15 top 150 players, and 3 tested positive, and now only A FEW aren't "juicers" , or "druggies".

    You people make me sick.
     
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    Get those needles out of your arms!!
     
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  16. Babblelot

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    Gaudio and Puerta (on clay), and Paola Suarez (doubles), make my Top 10 favorite players two watch. Yeah, I said they are among my very favorite players to watch...which is why I don't understand the animosity toward Gaudio expressed on this mb. He really comes across as a good guy (Coria, by contrast, is a spoiled, little, repulsive, crying rat).

    Now, stop your sobbing and answer the question.
     
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  17. TennisD

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    For those of us who have met him, or been anywhere near him, we all know he is a total arse. Argentinians don't like him, he's a drama queen, I could continue...
     
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  18. Babblelot

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    Thanks D.

    (Now I'm sorry I asked...on the other hand, I don't have to worry about meeting the guy. :p )


    Maybe the drama queen thang is cultural... ;) :p
     
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  19. TennisD

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    Ha, in Monte Carlo, I went to watch matches with some people from the academy. We met a lot of players, and all of them were quite nice and good guys. But Gaudio...

    One kid with us was 15 years old, accidentally just barely bumped into Gaudio (big crowds tough to see where you are going and all), so anyways, Gaston loses it, shoves the kid, litterally picks him up and moves him out of the way, furious the whole time. What a tool...
     
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  20. Babblelot

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    Na na na na na na na na na na......

    I'm not reading/hearing any of this, D. :p
     
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  21. TennisD

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    Alright, but don't be disapointed when he picks you up and swears at you :D
     
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    I think off the court he seems like a really nice guy, but on the court his competitiveness can boil over into poor sportsmanship.
     
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  23. Andres

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    Nah, it's not. But it feels awful to hear we're dopes as a nation because three players did have positive dopings. How would you feel?

    If it's just one guy in this forum saying, i woulnd't care, but it's becoming a massive opinion. Even McEnroe said someting like it.

    And we don't like it... at all..
     
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  24. Babblelot

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    Oh, I don't have to worry about that anywhere I go. At 215#+, I'm a Clydesdale. :mrgreen:
     
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  25. TennisD

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    I hear he's a strong fellow... :D
     
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  26. Babblelot

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    Peace, AG.

    You should know that I'm a huge fan of Argentine tennis; that should be crystal clear above. I was simply trying to make a case for Gaudio as being a good guy and went about it the wrong way. (Insert foot in mouth.)

    My apologies. We just got off on the wrong foot. No hard feeling, I hope.
     
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  27. Babblelot

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    Another thing, how would I know if he's swearing at me?..unless he does so in English. No comprende Espanol.
     
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  28. fastdunn

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    I'll probably agree if someone says he is a jerk.

    But for some reasons, he does not annoy me much.
    He strikes me as a freasky guy. Sometimes he looks
    kinda silly and funny.

    For example, he usually very noisy. "Come-on"'s and
    this strange hand jestures and stuff. But if it doesn't
    work and he is losing, he hides his tail and goes very
    quite. I find it very funny.

    Another example, he often seems to threaten his opponents
    and often look at them with very threatening look.
    But the thing is that he actually is not a threatening figure
    as you know. He is more like mosquitos keep coming at you
    you know. I find it very funny somehow.

    He is like that Australian reptile that spead the wing like
    structure(to make him look big) and coming at you opening
    its mouth big... Oh I'm big and coming at you....
     
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  29. Kevin Patrick

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    Andres,
    4 Argentines have tested positive, not 3. Even if it was "only 3 out of 15" as you say, that's 20% of all Argentines in the top 150 that have been caught. That's a pretty high number, IMO.
     
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  30. Andres

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    Nooo, I don't have any problem with you. In fact, you didn't say anything offensive. I just didn't like the "Few Argentinians" thing.

    In ARG we have passion for our players. And not just tennis. Have you seen the Manu Ginobili media explotion? Now everybody want to play basketball.

    No hard feelings, though ;)

    Anyways, I try not to be blind. I had the pleasure to meet all the Argentinians ATP players, and they're such great persons... but I can't stand Coria's attitude in court... he's such a weiner... and he complains about everything ;)

    I'm just against TW users to call us "juicers" or "dopers"
     
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  31. Andres

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    Kevin. I understand it's a high number.

    But Coria's case was with a contaminated vitamine.
    Puerta's case was an asthma medicament (if he had declared it before the test, it was not a positive doping, because was a permitted medicament)
    And CaƱas', it's a diuretic, and in a minimal dosis above the allowed.

    It makes me think about the negligency of the technical staff of each player...

    You really think Coria's a doper? Have you seen against Nadal at MS Rome? he could barely walk at the 5th set...
     
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  32. Andres

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    And I realize 3 (or eventually 4) cases in 3 years it's a lot...
    I don't care if you guys talk about their dopings, but i DO CARE if you're saying argentinians are juicers (because i've read it several times, and i won't say from who)...

    That makes me furious. Won't you be in my case? (or any argentine user) ? Ask Cristian (speedy_tennis)
     
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  33. ajs72us

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    Listen

    Greg Rusedski, Stefan Koubek, and probably more out there have doped. This is not a forum to spew biggoted comments. People should be judged by there character not there nationality.
    Back to the main point of this thread. They say it is in the heat of battle, that is an excuse for immaturity which Lleyton shows a great deal of. Funny how he dissed out on Nike or vice versa just after Roddick signed a big ole agreement with Lacoste and then right before Wimbledon with Lexus. Lleyton might be a LITTLE jealous of him?
    For the record I am Jim Courier and Thomas Muster fan. Guys who made a living being in your face warriors like Hewitt but never spewed the junk Hewitt has.
     
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  34. Babblelot

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    I don't know who I'll get in more trouble with responding to that! AG or aj.

    LMAO! :p :p
     
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  35. TennisD

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    HA! I just realized that too! lol!
     
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  36. Kevin Patrick

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    ajs72us,
    Courier & Muster had more than their share of ugly on court incidents. Neither(especially Muster) was very popular in the locker room. I remember Muster pumping his fist & looking right at his opponent many times.
    Was just watching an old Sampras-Courier match. Courier argued a call with the umpire. Next point, Courier "miss-times" a serve return & almost takes off the umpire's head.
    Courier holds up his hand like it was an accident. Crowd boos. No warning because you can't prove it was intentional.
     
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  37. TennisD

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    Jim always did have a sense of humour! :D
     
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  38. Babblelot

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    Good stuff!

    Courier's #4 on my list of all-time favorite players. (Never did care much for Pete or Andre).
     
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  39. joeman957

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    Hewitt makes tennis a bit more interesting.
     
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  40. Rabbit

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    I saw Agassi do the same thing at the Sybase. He and Courier must have developed this routine at NB's.

    On the flip side, the first final I saw Muster make on the ATP was against a guy named Duncan. Yeah, that's the point. This guy shot his mouth off doing his impression of Joe Wily "guaranteeing" a win against Muster. Muster never said a word, he let his racket do the talking. My impression of Muster was always that he was single-minded, but a sportsman in the truest sense.

    Hewitt & Coria are twin sons of a different mother in my opinion.
     
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  41. Yours!05

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    The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters.:rolleyes:
     
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  42. FedererUberAlles

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    You should count Puerta out as he was on an asthma medication. Not really his fault.
     
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    Hewitt is a good player, and what he does on court makes the match more interesting.
     
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  45. divito

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    I hope Hewitt would spit on Roddick for sure. About Roddick doing anything about it, I'd hope Hewitt kicks his ass.
     
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    Lleyton Hewitt is an idiot...it's too bad too, because I think he'd still do very well without the attitude.
     
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  47. BERDI4

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    I think it's ok if Hewitt does the c'mon thing but not when he's local. It's easy to do that when you have all the crowd supporting you as in the Davis Cup. If he has guts then he should do it as a visitor. I don't think he would do it in Buenos Aires in a Davis Cup match against Argentina.
     
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  48. syntex1

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    i hope he dosent change look at all the posts about him, love him or hate him he makes headlines for the sport of tennis. We all want to watch his matches too see what comes up next, its like a one man soap
    The guy is at the very top of the game and he got there doing it his way why do so many of u have a problem with that, next time i run my opponent around and make him miss a shot im going to yell 'come on' i made him miss i deserve the point.
     
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  49. Rabbit

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    You know, that's a great point and one evidently lost on Hewitt. The Argentinian fans are a bit more vocal than the Australians and probably not as equitable in their appreciation of a good contest. In other words, Hewitt is cooked when Australia next plays in Argentina which is a distinct possibility since both countries excel at Davis Cup. Hewitt vs Coria on clay in Argentina. That's one that I won't miss simply to watch things even out.
     
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  50. EyeOfTheTiger

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    That's right, syntex1. Like him or not, we would be calling Hewitt possibly on his way to being the greatest player ever if it were not for Federer. He is the most tenacious competitor to come since Connors, and I love Hewitt's impact on the game. I just hope he can finally win another slam since 02. Maybe someone can knock Federer out for him(Gasquet, Nadal, Safin) or he has to meet Federer on an off day when Federer is not there mentally, which is a rarity.
     
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