February 1, 2005
Well done, Leyton
I gotta say that I'm not as worried about Leyton Hewitt as a lot of people are. Seems to me he did nearly everything right in his quest for an Australian Open title. But, as he rightly pointed out, Marat Safin was just too good in the last three sets (we got to see good Marat, who is almost unbeatable).
Of course, we could have done without Leyton abusing an umpire. In any case, that seemed to throw him off his game, so it was bad for his chances as well as bad for his image ... and he copped a code violation.
Still, I think he'll be a better player for the experience and he'll be back ... he's only 23.
Bring on next year's tournament.Posted by Hughie at February 1, 2005 9:12 AM