Double standard in regards to Nadal and Hewitt

James Brown

Semi-Pro
Funny how everyone complained about Hewitt cheering the errors of his opponent and now Nadal is doing it and I don't see anyone giving him **** for it.. Nice pants too.../sarcasm
 

Grimjack

Banned
People loved Hewitt's "infectious enthusiasm" too...for a few years. Then it just got tiresome. Give this kid a break. Right now, it's fair to write this off as youthful exuberance. He's 18, playing the best player in the world, and beating him in the finals of a bigtime tournament (with a chance to WIN his first bigtime tournament).

If, three years from now, he's a seasoned vet fist-pumping over net balls from journeymen, then we can call him Hewitt Jr. For now, I'm willing to give him a pass. If I were in his shoes today, I'd be throwing a small party each time I won a point.
 

USCfan

Professional
Right on, Grimjack- Nadal's 18, he's still a kid, so nobody minds...plus he doesn't make racist remarks.
 

James Brown

Semi-Pro
racist remarks...get over that crap, that was one ALLEGED thing, and james blake ( the guy who was the supposed 'victim') didnt say anything negative about it, he said it wasnt a problem and doubted he meant anything by it. As for being 18...thats a weak defense. He's excited...fine..but he did it over the entire course of the match...over and over...that's just...idiotic and *childish* (wow that's convenient)
 

Chadwixx

Banned
Grimjack said:
People loved Hewitt's "infectious enthusiasm" too...for a few years. Then it just got tiresome. Give this kid a break. Right now, it's fair to write this off as youthful exuberance. He's 18, playing the best player in the world, and beating him in the finals of a bigtime tournament (with a chance to WIN his first bigtime tournament).

If, three years from now, he's a seasoned vet fist-pumping over net balls from journeymen, then we can call him Hewitt Jr. For now, I'm willing to give him a pass. If I were in his shoes today, I'd be throwing a small party each time I won a point.
i assume u think even less of serena williams?
 

USCfan

Professional
Plus, I doubt you'll see Nadal suing the ATP anytime soon.
I also doubt anyone will try to hit him with a serve or spit at him.
 

USCfan

Professional
Chadwixx makes a good point- Serena's already established herself as a force on the women's tour- why is she screaming "Come on!" against someone outside the top 50?
 

Grimjack

Banned
Chadwixx said:
i assume u think even less of serena williams?
Less than who? Not sure where the comparison is, but yes, no matter who we're discussing, I almost certainly think less of Serena Williams.
 

ShooterMcMarco

Hall of Fame
i don't find nadal's celebrations as annoying as hewitt for some reason. its really just a subjective matter. i just think that the "lawn mower" is the dumbest celebration ever created.
 

Aykhan Mammadov

Hall of Fame
Speaking frankly - I DON"T LIKE NADAL. Why ? Because he is not modest. Especially if he is only 18 !!! He must be much more modest in his age. I started not to like him from preceding 2004 Miami when he won Fed. He jumped, cryed and etc... during the match not after.

IMHO, when u are playing against 1-st racquet especially when u are young u should keep some respect to the personality of the great player u are facing with. I saw so many times when some players beat say Agassi but keeping respect to him, because Agassi in hi 33-34-35 is not young and despite his defeats he doesn't become less great.

Everybody in tennis world already knows that Fed is the great player even if it happens that u win him once or two. For example , after winning Fed at AO Safin didn't start jumping an kept himself modest with understanding that he may happen win him once or two, but Fed also can win hundreds times and WON already .

I like when recognised players are respected not depending on the result of a match.I like when good players respect talent of each other.
 
Hey nadel is a good player man. even though im not a fan of nadel but i respact for every single shot he hit today. Unless he gets in to some kinda injury (there is a big chance of that happening), I don't think he is a every day player like some one say said he saw 100 players coming and going like nadel (no disrespact to you man).

But fed I think it will take another century to have another tennis player as federer of and on court. so I really look up to him on and offcourt. I think he is the GOAT on/off court (combination) in my book. some of the examples and things he said just great, just simpley great.

As for hewitt thingy i do think people go lil crazy on him. He is not the darkside or something. I think i have said this before and say it again the capabality he has by birth which was give to him by his parents. if he only used that alone it would be impossible for him to be where he is right now but fistpumpin and going crazy what gives him that lil edge he needs. I would take it if i was in his boots man. Many respact i have for him also. As the same reason im starting to grow some respact for the game nadel has but then again nadel is 6 feet no? I think he can do a lot more with the body he has. But just think about hewitt no?
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
I think the difference is that Nadal is generally well liked on Tour. He's very good friends with all the Spanish players, and is considered to be a very nice guy off court. Roger said that today. He does get himself pumped up, and that's a positive thing. Look at what Jonas Bjorkman said yesterday:

''He has a fighting spirit you don't see so often in kids his age,'' Bjorkman said. 'He is fist-pumping after the first point, and is ready to grind every match. I would like all the kids back home to watch him, and I would tell them, `This is how to get to the top.' ''

So it depends upon how you look at it.
 
nadel is a friendly guy. I also took a picture with him at 2004 US open. He took a picture with me even though he was in a rush to go to practice and my cam wasn't working. so he actually waited. safin is the only other guy i know who does that for fans (spacially for the chicks) hahaha. But i don't think hewitt is like SOB as to nadel no? I think hewitt is doing what is need to be done no? If he wins more games like that i mean with that attitude on the court. GOOO HEWITT
 

USCfan

Professional
VamosRafa said:
I think the difference is that Nadal is generally well liked on Tour. He's very good friends with all the Spanish players, and is considered to be a very nice guy off court. Roger said that today. He does get himself pumped up, and that's a positive thing. Look at what Jonas Bjorkman said yesterday:




So it depends upon how you look at it.


That's what I was trying to say. I don't think anyone's going to spit in Nadal's direction.
 

TheNatural

G.O.A.T.
I think Neither Hewitt or Nadal are annoying. He needs to be on the top few in the world and beat everyone's favourite players regularly like Hewitt does before people will become annoyed with Nadal.
 
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