Throughout the match Hewitt never faced a breakpoint but in the second set his anger was apparent when he argued with the
chair umpire after a call was made against him after oftentimes earlier during the course of the match the umpire refused
to overrule at all.
"I think central umpires have probably gone into their shell more since Hawk-Eye has come in, which, okay, that's fine in major
tournaments," he said.
"But at the smaller tournaments, where you don't have Hawk-Eye, you have to stand up and make decisions. It's obviously tough for
them because one week they've got Hawk-Eye and the next week they don't."
In 2001 at the age of twenty, Hewitt became the youngest male ever to be ranked number one on the ATP Tour. That same year he would
win the 2001 US Open and in 2002, the Wimbledon men's singles title. In 2005 Hewitt posted his best ever Australian Open result by
reaching the final before losing to Marat Safin of Russia 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
More recently Hewitt's world ranking has dropped to a current rank of twenty one, although he remains still Australia's finest
hope for victory at next week's Australian Open.