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Old 11-30-2012, 09:13 AM   #53
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Originally Posted by helloworld View Post
Messi would have been another Ferrer or Hewitt if he chose to play tennis. You need more than just a fancy footwork to dominate tennis. Will Messi have Sampras serve or Federer forehand if he plays tennis? I doubt it. These two sports are vastly different that it is impossible to compare.
Hewitt's H2H against Federer (before 2004):

1999 Lyon
France Carpet, R32.
Winner: Hewitt.
7-6(4), 2-6, 6-4.

2000 AUS V SUI 1RD
Zurich, Switzerland Carpet, RR.
Winner: Hewitt.
6-2, 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-1.

2000 ATP Masters Series Canada
Toronto, Canada Hard, R64.
Winner: Hewitt.
3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

2000 Basel
Switzerland Carpet, S.
Winner: Federer.
6-4, 5-7, 7-6(6).

2001 's-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands Grass, S.
Winner: Hewitt.
6-4, 6-2.

2002 ATP Masters Series Miami
FL, U.S.A. Hard, S.
Winner: Federer.
6-3, 6-4.

2002 ATP Masters Series Paris
France Carpet, Q.
Winner: Hewitt.
6-4, 6-4.

2002 Tennis Masters Cup
Shanghai, China Hard, S.
Winner: Hewitt.
7-5, 5-7, 7-5.

2003 AUS v. SUI WG SF
Melbourne, Australia Hard, RR.
Winner: Hewitt.
5-7, 2-6, 7-6(4), 7-5, 6-1.

And you're acting like Hewitt didn't dominate the sport at some point.
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