US Open "Classic" match: Hewitt Vs Roddick 2001

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  1. spiderman123

    spiderman123 Professional

    Aug 17, 2006
    The tennis channel was playing this match and got to go back 10 years in history.

    1. Linesman's call was overruled by the umpire in the 4-5 game of fifth set and that set Roddick off, interesting to see that the umpire gave him a warning, it took them 10 years to give him the next warning. Roddick hit a clear winner in the next point and sarcastically asked if it was in, when umpire said 15 all, Roddick celebrated. (Irrespective of Roddick's reaction, my personal opinion was it was too close and far from the chair to overrule)

    2. It was great to see Roddick's fearsome forehand.

    3. Roddick looked like a kid, Hewitt looked the same. I think he was born just looking like that, with a cap.

    4. Kim Clijsters was there in the stands cheering Lleyton.

    5. This was 5 days before 9/11 in NYC. :chills:
  2. juanparty

    juanparty Semi-Pro

    Jan 17, 2010
    and the comentator said Rodick-Hewiit were going to be the rivalry of the decade hahahaaha LMAO, that rivalry sucks, they never have been in the same tournament final hahahahaha.
  3. Cormorant

    Cormorant Professional

    Jun 28, 2011
    Watched this one on TV live, it was a relentless match and for excitement outsripped the Agassi/Sampras QF in my opinion.

    Little did they know their match was a straight shootout for the title, as Kafelnikov and Sampras were virtual walkovers in their respective rounds.
  4. tacou

    tacou Legend

    Jun 30, 2007
    they've had some awesome matches...
  5. SLD76

    SLD76 Legend

    Aug 31, 2009
    Minneapolis, North of the Wall
    Much as I think Roddick was an ass when he was younger, he was right, the ump had no business overruling that ball at that crucial stage of a match on the far side of the court.

    thank god for hawkeye.
  6. woodrow1029

    woodrow1029 Guest

    I was a lineumpire during this match, and was on the right baseline when the overrule happened. At the time, I was just starting as a chair umpire and not really doing chairs at the US Open and I remember thinking, "Why the hell did he just overrule that? Even if he was right, why???"
  7. vkartikv

    vkartikv Hall of Fame

    May 4, 2005
    The Gym
    the joachim johansson 2004 match was more of a classic than this one

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