they let him a day off and not Serena and gave him a great draw. Putting Agassi (who later pulled out), Roddick, and Sampras in the same quarter so he could play no more than 1 of them?
Maybe Damir was right??
His potential fourth round dust up (I won't even touch on the dangerous players he could meet before that) could be against Arnaud Clement.
Clement may be in a slump - but he can obviously play on rebound ace, or he wouldn't have beaten Grosjean and Kafelnikov on his way to the finals last year.
His potential quarter final could be against Tommy Hass, or Roger Federer.
Now - last time Hewitt and Hass played, Hass beat him at Stutgart in three sets. Carreer, they are 4-4, going 3-3 last year. In fact, if I remember correctly Hass is one of the only players in the top ten, that Hewitt doesn't have a winning record against.
Furthermore - Haas has beaten Hewitt on Rebound Ace in Australia twice, to one loss (last years Oz, where notably, Haas gained a huge lead in every set, and then choked).
If they were going to pick him to play someone in the quarters - trust me - Roddick or Sampras is far less dangerous to Hewitt that Hass.
As for Federer - though he is only 1-4 against Hewitt - with the exception of one match they played on grass - every match has been very tight.
So to suggest they rigged the draw so that Hewitt could face an "easier" player like Haas or Federer - over Roddick or Sampras - is ridiculous. Both the former mentioned, are more dangerous to him (ESPECIALLY Haas).
That, and he was set to meet Agassi in the semis before he pulled out.
If they were going to rig it, he'd have been set to meet Guga.
sorry becca if I was Roddick or Agassi prior to pulling out I'd been pissed seeing that draw. I'd much rather face Federer (remember what Agassi did to him at the US Open?), Clement remember the Aussie final? Haas, are you serious after the rain delay at the US Open he gave up last year. Whether they wanted to put them on the other side or the other quarter is the same ultimately he could only meet one of them what's the difference if it's the semis or finals. True Sampras will be less worn down in the semis but having just played Roddick or having just played Haas or Federer I'd take the later.
this was a slam and no I doubt the US would conspire against their own players but we aren't talking about the US Open are we? The AO sure had one to conspire for their own player.
How many slams does Haas have and how many does Agassi, and Sampras have or for that matter how many finals do they have? Has Haas even made it to a slam semi, quarter??
jrj - your being a twit, and missing the point, Why, and I not surprised in the least?
Haas is a more difficult opponent to Hewitt, than Sampras. I'm too lazy to check his win loss against Agassi at the moment - but seeing as he was drawn to meet Agassi in the semis and NOT the finals - they obviously weren't rigging it.
However, seeing as he lost anyhow - the fact that I was totally right, and you were totally wrong - is irrelevant
how many slams does Haas have tell me, how about Federer. Agassi was the 2 time defending champ, Roddick is the next in coming everyone knows that hell he played him extremely tough while hurt at the French last year his 1st French. Sampras may have lost matches to Hewitt recently but I sure wouldn't have wanted to meet him in the quarters.
Being that he lost it's a mute point.