Should Hewitt retire?

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  1. VolklVenom

    VolklVenom Semi-Pro

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    He has a baby to think about, and a wife to wine and dine.
    He is getting softer (less agro) and to "save face" he should pull out now :)
     
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  2. Andrew

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    Considering this is some of the best tennis Hewitt's played in a long time... I'm going to have to go ahead and completely disagree.
     
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  3. VolklVenom

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    what!!!!!!?
     
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  4. Nadal_Freak

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    Considering Hewitt is not really a clay court player and yet did pretty well in Hamburg and Roland Garros, I think he still has some good matches left in him.
     
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  5. pj80

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    watch out for hewitt in the american hard court season
     
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  6. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Disagree..

    Judging from watching the match today, Hewitt was the one that seemed like he was pressing the entire match, even when he had a lead. Who can blame him with the bull (Nadal) on the other side of the net waiting to pounce on every ball thrown at him?

    The better player won today and Lleyton, even though not a fan have a lot of good tennis ahead of him. If he is healthy during the grass court and hard-court season leading up to Flushing Meadows, he should put up some strong results
     
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  7. Swingin Richard

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    I don't know. He doesn't have much weaponry, but why not kick around the tour for a few years, rake in some millions. It's not like he has some amazing legacy to protect. I'd keep playing.
     
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  8. Tennis_Goodness

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    He's still one of the best in the worl and has some good touraments left in him and alot of history to make. The game has advanced and Hewitt is having problems with that at the moment!
     
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  9. VolklVenom

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    I suppose a "journeyman" existence would be pretty cool.
     
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  10. MariaS

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    Yes he should retire and take "googly eyes" with him. :D
     
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  11. tennis_hand

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    another "retire" thread.
     
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  12. Breaker

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    Wow, this thread rates the lowest out of the retirement threads as it seems you are being serious...
     
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  13. VolklVenom

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    absolutely!
     
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  14. zapvor

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    i was watching his match at Rolan Garros and he looked pretty darn decent to me. and his wife is banging
     
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  15. TENNIS_99

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    Maybe this is why he needs to keep on playing:)

    I think he's doing well enough to stay on the tour. People can't expect him to be the same Hewiit. But he will still be a factor if he keeps healthy and strives to stay around 10-15. With some lucks he might have a good hightlight before he retires.
     
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  16. Mad iX

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    Hewitt got beat by the king of clay, so he should retire. Great logic there.
     
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  17. Sakumo

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    No kidding, when ever someone loses, here come the threads. "Time for fed to retire." Or "Time for Nadal to retire, fed has him figured out." It's just ridiculous
     
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  18. FitzRoy

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    Breaker...of COURSE it's serious. Haven't you seen Hewitt in the last few weeks? The dude obviously needs to just stop trying.
     
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  19. alwaysatnet

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    Of course Hewitt is on the long down side of his career but it's a gentle slope for him. I think retirement is a bit drastic, but he did seem very outclassed by the Sweaty Spin Monkey Nadal(but who isn't on clay?)
    There is only one man that can turn back Nadal and I think we will see Federer do that in the finals. Then again, we might not.
     
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  20. kingdaddy41788

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    Stupid thread. Period. Go home.
     
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  21. psamp14

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    agreed pj80....nadal came out firing today and hewitt started out a bit slowly, but the 3rd set was a good effort from hewitt and this is his least favorite surface, let alone he played nadal, 2 time defending RG champ and the undisputed king of clay

    hewitt's best game comes out on grass and during the us open series....if hewitt and nadal meet again at say cincy or toronto, i wouldnt be surprised at all if hewitt wins
     
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  22. jukka1970

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    He's been playing better now then he has in years. I haven't seen that determination in him for at least 3 years. Yes he's got a family, and he's supporting them with his work, which happens to be tennis.

    Sorry, but I completely disagree with you, I think at the very least his training is paying off. He already outlasted 2 players coming back from one set down and from the other 2 sets down. And his reward was to play Nadal who's won the French Open 2 years in a row, who at Hamburg gave Nadal quite a match. And even here, he still gave a good performance.

    Jukka
     
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  23. SoBad

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    Not at all. On the contrary, there should be a stickied thread under "General Pro" entitled "Should Every Pro Who Loses a Tour Match Retire?", as well as a sticky under "Pro Gear" entitled "Post Latest Setup of Every Pro Who Won a Tour Match". That way all these thought-provoking discussions could be happening in one well-organised place.
     
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  24. roysid

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    Why should Hewitt retire just because he's not in top 15 or he has lost to the best clay court player.

    If that were true, then all lower ranked players should retire.


    Ok. From another perspective, Hewitt is not there at the top which he was some years back. So he should retire. But let him fight for a few years left in him. After that, for the rest of his life he'll be like a

    Lendl/Sampras etc: Just play golf and do nothing
    Mcenroe/Courier/Connors etc : Be a commentator/coach i.e associate with tennis.

    But that doesn't give the pleasure of playing in centre-courts of slams. Plus you earn a lot for the future (prize+endorsements)
     
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  25. VolklVenom

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    ok, i'm only fooling around.
    But the impetus for the thread originates from reports that Hewitt, is back; watch out Hewitt is lookin like his old grand-slam self, Hewitt this; Hewitt that! Hewitt can beat Nadal; Hewitt can win FO, etc, etc.
    Not his fault, but as usual the "gutter trash" is a tad annoying.

    Maybe shouldve gone in Rants & Raves
     
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