Hewitt isn't overrated

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by ucd_ace, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. ucd_ace

    ucd_ace Semi-Pro

    Feb 23, 2004
    I submit a protest against the idea that Hewitt is overrated. He WAS the best player on the court for two straight years. I contend that he played better than anyone else did. The new generation of players really hadn't made any breakthroughs yet, but can you say that someone wasn't good because other players were even less good at him at that time. People get better, people get worse. He had an off year with all the problems between him and the ATP and this year he's back. Everyone on these boards seems to see him exactly how he is; he's a good player who will fight it out and has the ability to beat anyone out their if they happen to have an off day. He sits back away from Federer and Roddick and Coria etc. in most people's minds, or, at least, in mine. If I was to put him in a category that is spoken about I would say he's a top 10 or top 15 player which is what people give him credit for now.
  2. tennisnoob

    tennisnoob Rookie

    Jun 8, 2004
    No need to protest...I apologise if my personal opinions has hurt you somewhat...
  3. lelopez

    lelopez Rookie

    Jun 9, 2004
    I think he is a very good player with a lot of talent, will, and speed. I personally think he could take Coria to school any day of the week and twice on Sundays, now Federer and Roddick is another story.........

    .....he had a chance to step up to the plate against Roddick at Queens but didn't.......of course, Roddick was "in the zone" which made the difference.....if all three of them are playing their absolute best tennis, I would put Federer (by far), then Roddick, and Hewitt next.....

    I think if they all continue to play well the rest of the year, those will be the 1st three in the ATP rankings...
  4. a verrry large duck

    a verrry large duck Rookie

    May 26, 2004
    hey ucd_ace are you saying that hewitt is not overrated, is not underrated, and is exactly what everyone gives him credit for? Don't be so controversial man :) you might get your head bitten off. I personally think hewitt is an overachiever as far as his skills, he was just heads and heels above everyone else in mental concentration and focus for those years he was on top. With that comes the inevitable fall, its too draining to keep that up. People like sampras and roddick only have to concentrate real hard 50 percent of the time on their serves, and they just take it easy on their return games most of the time. A 5 year hewitt career is the equivalent of a 10 year pete sampras career as far as effort put into it in my opinion.

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