Showing posts with label Lleyton Hewitt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lleyton Hewitt. Show all posts

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hewitt says goodbye to professional tennis

Hewitt says goodbye to professional tennis

Lleyton Hewitt has retired from professional tennis on Thursday night in Melbourne after David Ferrer defeated him1 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the Australian Open.

This was his 20th successive Australian Open.

As expected, Hewitt left it all out on the court, but Ferrer held off the Aussie’s challenge to claim victory in two hours and 32 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. Hewitt was watched from his box by his family, Tony Roche and Thanasi Kokkinakis among others.

“He was too good tonight,” Hewitt said. “He’s a Top 8 player in the world, couple of times a semi-finalist here. He plays extremely well in these conditions and is at the top of his game at the moment.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lleyton Hewitt Australian Open Interview Day 2 January 19th 2016

Lleyton Hewitt Australian Open Interview Day 2 January 19th 2016

Lleyton Hewitt def James Duckworth 7-6(5) 6-2 6-4

Q. Farewell tour continues.
LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah. Live to fight another couple days. That's good.

Q. Seen you battle for so many five-setters. Almost nice not to have to do that tonight and enjoy a comfortable three-set win?
LLEYTON HEWITT: I wouldn't say 'comfortable.' Obviously that third set I had to dig deep and make a lot of balls to try to get back into it.

He raised his game. I was kind of waiting for him to just dip off a little bit there in the third set. Eventually it happened.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Photo: Federer and Hewitt practice at the Australian Open

Photo: Federer and Hewitt practice at the Australian Open

Today on Twitter, Lleyton Hewitt, shared a pic from his tennis practice with Roger Federer :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Video: Rafa Nadal at Fast4 Tennis exhibition

Video: Rafa Nadal at Fast4 Tennis exhibition

Last Monday, Rafael Nadal, Gael Monfils, Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios, Mats Wilander and Pat Cash were part of the Fast4 Tennis exhibition in Sydney ...


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Photos: Australian Open 2015 Day 2

PPhotos: Australian Open 2015 Day 2 - Djokovic, Wawrinka, Raonic and Nishikori

Enjoy some pictures of Lleyton Hewitt, Gael Monfils, Lucas Pouille, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori from day 2 at the 2015 Australian Open...

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Lleyton Hewitt Press Conference - Australian Open R1 Tuesday, 20 January, 2015

Lleyton Hewitt Press Conference - Australian Open R1 Tuesday, 20 January, 2015

Q. What was the most pleasing thing about that?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Just getting the four points, getting the win. It's always tough any Grand Slam, especially early on in tournaments, especially the start of the year, more so playing at home in your home Grand Slam. The first match is always tough to get through. It's obviously a big buildup to it, as well. You know, I was obviously the favorite going out there tonight, but I knew he was going to be really flashy and I was going to have to weather the storm when he had a run-on of games. Happened every time I played against him. I was able to do that and change the momentum when I needed to.

Q. In the last six years when you have gotten past the first round, you've made it to the Round of 16. Do you find getting over that first hurdle is massive?

LLEYTON HEWITT: It helps obviously. Yeah, obviously the draw can open up a little bit if you keep putting yourself in a position, you hang in there and find a way to win. That was important tonight, to find a way. Obviously I get another opportunity on Thursday. I'll look forward to that. It's going to be another challenge, another step up in class. But come Thursday, I'll be ready.

Q. What does Becker bring to the table?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lleyton Hewitt Interview - Australian Open Saturday, 17 January, 2015

Lleyton Hewitt Interview - Australian Open Saturday, 17 January, 2015



Q. How do you rate your chances heading in, I suppose?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Oh, I just take it one match at a time obviously. Just try and focus on my first-round opponent, what I need to do to try to get through that match. Played him a couple times before in Davis Cup over five sets, so at least I'm well-prepared for what to expect out there. Obviously just try and get my body as close to 100% by Tuesday. Hopefully go out there and execute what I need to do.



Q. Was it a relief to finally get somebody that wasn't a high seed in the first round of the Australian Open?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, you don't really focus on it that much, to tell you the truth. It's nice not to play one of the real top guys. But you've got to be prepared to play anyone. I try not to worry about it leading into the draw obviously. I've been in this many times to this tournament, it's not something I focus on, I guess, leading up a couple days out from it.



Q. Do you think you'll find yourself soaking up the atmosphere a little bit more? I know you've said it's not your last one, but every one is closer to the last one.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Video: One Night With Federer and Hewitt

Video: One Night With Federer and Hewitt

Watch a full-match replay of One Night With Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt in Sydney. In this world first, Federer and Hewitt play the new and innovative Fast4 format.

Video: Federer and Hewitt launch Fast 4

Video: Federer and Hewitt launch Fast 4

Who better to showcase Fast 4 tennis than two of the greats of the game? We went behind the scenes as Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt put on a Sydney spectacular to launch Fast 4 tennis.

Video: Federer & Hewitt serve up Sydney Harbour spectacular

Video: Federer & Hewitt serve up Sydney Harbour spectacular

To celebrate the first televised Fast 4 match, Tennis Australia teamed up with Destination NSW to make the truly spectacular happen.

Sydney Harbour was the location and Roger Federer and LLeyton Hewitt were the players.

What happened next was a fusion of speed, skill and Grand Slam winning excellence.



Monday, January 6, 2014

Hewitt upsets Federer to win Brisbane 2014 title

Hewitt upsets Federer to win Brisbane 2014 title

Lleyton Hewitt upset Roger Federer 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to win the Brisbane International 2014 title.

Federer was broken three times and committed 22 unforced errors in the first set, making some uncharacteristically basic mistakes including an air swing and two shanked forehands.

He recovered in the second set and had breakpoint chances in Hewitt's first three service games in the deciding set, but couldn't get the vital breakthrough when he needed it most.

"The way you tough it out ... congratulations," Federer said. "I would have loved to have won the title, but Lleyton was better than me today."

"It's been a while since I won a trophy. For me to get it from you really means a lot," Hewitt said. "I don't need to congratulate Roger, he gets congratulated every week when he's up here for finals!"

Hewitt's ranking was projected to reach the low 40s with a win. He finished last season at No. 61 in another disrupted season after toe, foot, hand, hip and back injuries kept him off the tour for long periods between 2007 and the start of 2013.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Video: Hewitt vs Youzhny at the Western & Southern Open

Video: Hewitt vs Youzhny at the Western & Southern Open

Watch some highlgihts from Lleyton Hewitt´s 64 64 win over Mikhail Youzhny at the 2012 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati...

Monday, July 30, 2012

Roddick sets up Djokovic Olympic clash

Roddick sets up Djokovic Olympic clash

Andy Roddick defeated Martin Klizan 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Roddick, who is unseeded, will next meet Novak Djokovic for a place in the last 16.

"That's my own fault," Roddick said. "It's tough. That's obviously not an ideal situation, but I'm sure he's not thrilled about it either."

The American will relish the opportunity of taking on Djokovic, who looked out of sorts during his first round win over Fabio Fognini.

Lleyton Hewitt battled into the second round of the Olympics with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Photos: Federer and Hewitt practicing together for Olympic Games

Photos: Federer and Hewitt practicing together for Olympic Games

Today, Roger Federer was spotted practicing with Lleyton Hewitt ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon ... Australian tennis coach Todd Woodbridge and Swiss tennis coach Paul Annacone were there also...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Video: Newport 2012 Final Highlights | Isner vs Hewitt

Video: Newport 2012 Final Highlights | Isner vs Hewitt

Watch final highlights of the 2012 Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, featuring John Isner and Lleyton Hewitt... The American defended his title in straight sets...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Isner defends ATP Hall of Fame Championships title

Isner defends ATP Hall of Fame Championships title

John Isner beat Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 6-4 vto win the ATP Hall of Fame Championships 2012 titler.

"It's huge for me," Isner said. "It's the first time I've ever defended a title. I'm very happy to come through today against a great opponent -- in my opinion one of the greatest ever. It's a big win for me."

After this final Hewitt, a former world number 1, is projected to rise from his current 233rd in the world to about 151 in the ATP rankings.

His performance was also a morale-builder as he prepares for the Olympic tennis competition at Wimbledon, where the 31-year-old Aussie will play singles as a wild card entrant.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lleyton Hewitt Wimbledon Press Conference | Tuesday 26 June 2012

Lleyton Hewitt Wimbledon Press Conference | Tuesday 26 June 2012

Wimbledon first round Tuesday 26 June 2012

J. TSONGA/L. Hewitt 6‑3, 6‑4, 6‑4

Q. What did you make of that performance?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I didn't do a lot wrong really. Yeah, considering where I've come from and that, probably as good as I could have done today really.
Yeah, I don't know how many breakpoints. In the end it would have been close to ten, I reckon, something like that. Yeah, I didn't get too many looks at second serves at all and didn't get a chance to get into the point at all on any of those.
Yeah, so it would have been nice to at least build some kind of pressure on his service games, because otherwise obviously, similar to playing Karlovic, he goes around and just slaps a couple of balls on your service games and you're under the pump all of a sudden.
I felt the balls that I could get my racquet onto I returned pretty well today. I felt the sharpest I felt, but he served too well.

Q. You received a wild card for the Olympics today.
LLEYTON HEWITT: Someone just mentioned it, the ATP guys, just walking in. Obviously I've just walked off the court, so I didn't even know that.
But, yeah, next thing, back here. At least I get to play here again. It's a bonus.

Wimbledon: Tsonga beats Hewitt, Fish wins after heart scare

Wimbledon: Tsonga beats Hewitt, Fish wins after heart scare

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon at the All England Club.

Tsonga broke once in each set and hit 61 winners to defeat Hewitt, a former champion in London who needed a Wild Card to play this year.

Playing his first match since having a medical procedure on his heart, Mardy Fish beat Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 to reach the second round.

Fish produced 24 aces 61 winners, 43 more than Ramirez-Hidalgo.

Afterward, Fish canceled his news conference, because "he's not feeling well."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hewitt beaten in Queens, Haas into 2nd round in Halle

Hewitt beaten in Queens, Haas into 2nd round in Halle

Lleyton Hewitt lost to Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round at Queen's Club.

Karlovic took command from the start, smashing seven aces in his first two service games and making an early break. The Croat went on to close the match with his 22nd ace.

"Yeah, it was frustrating, to say the least," Hewitt said. "It doesn't give you a chance to do a lot of things. You can't assess where you're at at the moment. You know, I can't assess my movement. Yeah, so it's just a frustrating day, all up."

"I felt like I was actually seeing the ball not bad out there, especially the returns that I could get my racquet on. The pressure just builds on your service games, and he's just lashing at shots left, right, and center. I didn't serve my best, him serving like that puts a lot more pressure on you," he added.

Hewitt receives Wimbledon 2012 wild card

Hewitt receives Wimbledon 2012 wild card

Lleyton Hewitt has received a wild card to polay at the 2012 Wimbledon championships, which begins June 25.

David Goffin and Tommy Haas also got wild cards. The Belgian made his Grand Slam debut at the French Open, winning the first set against Roger Federer in a quarterfinal match.

The AELTC has announced the majority of the wild cards for The Championships 2012.

Event 1: Gentlemen's Singles

1. Jamie Baker (GBR)

2. David Goffin (BEL)

3. Oliver Golding (GBR)

4. Josh Goodall (GBR)

5. Tommy Haas (GER)

6. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)

7. James Ward (GBR)