Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hewitt pulls out of Eastbourne with foot injury, Wimbledon in doubt

Hewitt pulls out of Eastbourne with foot injury, Wimbledon in doubt

Lleyton Hewitt retired from the Eastbourne International with a foot injury while trailing 6-2 3-0 to Olivier Rochus in the first round of the AEGON International.

“It was touch and go whether I’d be able to play here anyway,” He said. “I slipped over last week at the end of the first set (of my quarter-final defeat) against (German Philipp) Kohlschreiber and stirred up the foot that I had surgery on.

“Since then I’ve just been trying to get treatment.”

“It hasn’t quite improved as much as I would have liked but I wanted to come out and try. I obviously have to focus on Wimbledon next week,” he said.

“It’s frustrating when you know you’ve done all the right things. This is one of my favourite times of the year, playing these grasscourt tournaments.”