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9:35PM

Michael Russell Rants Against Lleyton Hewitt on Facebook

AP

Lleyton Hewitt just can't catch a break. Once famous for being a true Aussie battler who never gave up, the ailing 32 year old is now better known for losing matches in five and being somewhat of a choker. Hewitt lost the final Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport to Nicolas Mahut on Sunday, despite serving for the title at 7-5 5-4. To add to Hewitt's misery, American Michael Russell went on a rant against Hewitt after the match, accusing the father of three of being a racist and a 'douchebag'. 

Way to kick a guy when he's down! Ok yes, Lleyton's excuse was bit feeble, but I don't think it was 'douchebag' status. And I don't see what Lleyton's comments have to do with racism! Hewitt may have made some dodgy comments back in 2001, but that was over ten years ago and I think we can all agree Hewitt is a different man now. What's douchebaggy is bringing up incidents that are over a decade old! Can't wait to see if Hewitt responds.

And they say the WTA is bitchy...

Oh well, congrats to Mahut on his title.

UPDATE: Michael Russell has taken to Twitter to defend himself, saying he did not approve the comments written on his Facebook page.

Russell clearly needs a new media manager, but aside from that, Russell's wife, Lilly, has 'liked' many of the comments on the original post. So yeah... I still have my doubts, Michael.

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