I agree too. Its not Kim that is affecting him. She is the one constant thing in his life
. Both have proven that their relationship has not hampered their career progression, and I too doubt that this would be the problem now.
Lleyton has had so much going on lately, and although he has already dealt with the added pressure of being a defending champion of a grand slam once (USO 2002), I don't think this is a load that gets easier to bear second time around. As an Aussie, I can tell you now that there has been alot of 'hype' for the poor guy e.g. "Now stay tuned for Wimbledon where Lleyton Hewitt will begin his title defense and attempt to be the first Australian to defend his title since 1971!!!!!" etc. etc. You've got to feel for him.
I believe that he is well within his rights to question his treatment/fines etc. by the ATP, but his current battle with them has to be an issue for him. This needs to be resolved (in a fair and just manner) so that tennis can become a passion again, not just a political argument.
He needs a coach!!!! Yes, these top guys know how to play tennis, but he needs a good coach who can support, motivate and encourage him and while he's at it, help that elusive first serve a little
. I think he needs stability here, he needs to have someone who has delt with what he's dealing with now, he needs to know that person is on his side and that that is what matters, not everyone elses expectations of him.
*Well, Lleyki's often seem to be prone to LONG replies......wonders if I too am falling victim to that
So, there you have it, this is what I think. I genuinely feel for him now and I'm very glad he does have someone to give him a big hug right now