So many bizarre takes lol. Guys like Federer and for a while Moya gave Hewitt trouble, you know guys with big heavy forehands. Medvedev with his flat strokes is hitting the exact ball Hewitt likes.Because majority of them haven't watched Hewitt, there is no other explanation.
There are no strong players who play this way anymore except Djokovic on a good day, simple. Yeah passive grinders bother Dani as well since he can't overpower them.I decided to look up Med loses especially on HC as that is the only surface he is great on and he’s only lost 5 matches in the last year.
Djokovic, PCB, RBA and Lajovic. All of them don’t play the way you are saying.
The other loss is too Rublev which does but considering the H2H is 5-1 I don’t think he has trouble with him
Yeah, I also believe he would counterpunch Meddy to death eventually, unless Med has an incredibly good serving day, though Hewitt was a great returner as well. Even Delpo, a guy with more power than Daniil, had troubles with Hewitt.So many bizarre takes lol. Guys like Federer and for a while Moya gave Hewitt trouble, you know guys with big heavy forehands. Medvedev with his flat strokes is hitting the exact ball Hewitt likes.
Old Hewitt led the h2h with Delpo lol.Yeah, I also believe he would counterpunch Meddy to death eventually, unless Med has an incredibly good serving day, though Hewitt was a great returner as well. Even Delpo, a guy with more power than Daniil, had troubles with Hewitt.
I don’t think many players bother Med on HC he can counter a hard hitter and is too solid for grinders. He has them loses but 5 over 52 weeks on HC with 2 masters, WTF, AO Final and a USO title shows he is simply too solid all round for mostThere are no strong players who play this way anymore except Djokovic on a good day, simple. Yeah passive grinders bother Dani as well since he can't overpower them.
Yesterday was probably the worst Novak ever returned in a slam final. One break at the very end which was basically donated because Medvedev was rattled by the crowd. Medvedev was serving very well, but not that well. He won like 76% of his second serve points, minus double faults. That's unheard of for Novak.
Hewitt in 01, 02, 04, or 05 could certainly return better than that. Whether that's enough to beat Medvedev overall, I don't know, but acting like Hewitt can't perform better than one of Novak's all-time worst performances is silly.
How did that work out for Opelka in Canada?Every proactive player who can consistently execute an attacking gameplan is a tough matchup for madlad lol.
Nadal vs Meds match showed Nadals level is higher today than in the past on HCs versus in the past where a 27yo HewittWait, what does 33 years old Nadal have to do in a comparison with the only guy to beat 2004-2007 Fed off clay?
Hue of men aka Humans ( Monsters in past English Dictionary references ) do need him,It's really important that Djoker wins couple of more slams and thus putting the Goat debate to bed. Otherwise we will never hear the end of it about Peak Fed and his mythical minions beating the hell out of every past present and future tennis generation out there. Please Djokovic do your work, humanity needs you!
Opelka's options outside the serve are very limited; the height that makes him so dominant in his service games hurts him immensely when it comes to maneuverability and movement. While he certainly has the firepower to give anyone a rough time when he can get set up to attack, he has issues getting set up to begin with once he starts getting moved around, something that only gets exacerbated the longer points and matches go on. He's a hard worker by all accounts but all the hard work in the world won't ever make him fleet of foot compared to players shorter than him. Blake once said he moved pretty well for a guy that was 7 feet tall (technically 6'11 but we know what he meant), but moving 'pretty well' for 6'11 and moving 'pretty well' for say, 6'2 are two very different things. He's also not a particularly effective returner at the best of times.
2008 was the first year since 1997 Hewitt didn' win a title. Hewitt was the whole year in pain, and had to get a hip surgery that same year after the olympics, because his injury worsened during the olympics.Nadal vs Meds match showed Nadals level is higher today than in the past on HCs versus in the past where a 27yo Hewitt
at the 2008 Olympics could only manage a breadstick and a half a pretzel 6-1, 6-2.
Safin was injury riddled like Hewitt both have 7-7 H2H yet Safin never gave Bagels to Fed so often.
2 Bagels in 3 sets to Fed at the USO semi where in the Final 35 yo old Agassi pushed Fed all the way
after 3 x 5 set matches from the 4th round to his semi finals. USO scores count plenty in this comparison.
We will see where Meds career heads in time as the old guard is about to retire or similar transition period
as Hewitt had in 2001/02 but this time is very drawn out as the top 3 want to reach more than 20 slams.
Well at least 2 still have the chance but I see Nadal having more chance at 14 RGs than Nole getting 10 AOs.
LOLOLOLLLLPeak Hewitt could not beat Safin at home with the whole stadium on his side
and would never beat this level of Meds or Nadal 2 years ago at the USO final.
David Nalbandian vs Hewitth wimby was similar to how Novak played at this final.
Watch extended highlights of Meds vs Rafa a few years ago, brilliant tennis not
of Hewitt caliber but loved Hewitt beating Kuerten, Fed and others in their home soil.