Hewitt is peaking just at the right time it seems. He is in the finals, and win or lose, he has the practice he needs to come into the AusOpen confident.
This could be the first year Hewitt makes it deep into the AusOpen. He could be the legitimate #2 man for a while to come. But we really don't know for sure, because Roddick remains a wild card and he has been very silent as of late.