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

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)

Videos: London 2012 Interviews with Hewitt, Tsonga, Cilic and Dodig

Videos: London 2012 Interviews with Hewitt, Tsonga, Cilic and Dodig

Four-time former champion Lleyton Hewitt reflects on his favourite memories at the AEGON Championships and dicusses the strength at the top of the men's game.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Hewitt Roland Garros Press Conference | Day 2 May 28th 2012

Hewitt Roland Garros Press Conference | Day 2 May 28th 2012

Q. You made a lot unforced errors, but your movement and everything else looked reasonably good.
LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, I had to start somewhere. Yeah, I'm sure tomorrow I'll pull up pretty sore. Yeah, it was good for a lot reasons to go out there and play.
Yeah, lasted nearly four hours and physically felt fine. Pretty amazing too when you haven't played any matches on this surface.
There are positives to take out of it, and more so probably confidence moving wise. With the surgery I didn't know how I was going to come back.

Q. So that was most pleasing aspect, the way you moved?
LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, I wasn't 100% moving, but a lot of it is in your mind too. I've been compensating for the last couple of years, so you've sort of got to change your mindset as well out there.
In some ways this is a tough surface to come back on in terms of moving wise, because your moving is so the points are so much longer and you're getting stretched and back behind a lot more than probably a grass or hardcourt.

Q. So of the positives that you take from today, what are you going to work on between now and grass court season?
LLEYTON HEWITT: Just keep hitting basically. Obviously moving is going to be totally different, but at least it was nice, yeah, not to have pain. It was a good thing.
So, yeah, the last couple of years every practice, every match has been painful. It's more just adjusting now to the mechanics that I've got.

Q. You are rich, pretty famous. How do you get the motivation to keep fighting to spend four hours on a small court against a guy not so famous and put your guts on the court?
LLEYTON HEWITT: Well, you know, after you come back from surgery, I was still hungry enough to have a shot. I feel like the last couple of years has been ruined by surgeries and trying to come back and playing within injections and the works.
This was a last effort surgery that I had straight after the Australian Open. I don't know, a lot of people didn't think it could be done, and here I am at a Grand Slam.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Video: Hewitt's 2012 French Open Preview

Video: Hewitt's 2012 French Open Preview

Lleyton Hewitt on all things French Open - his main draw wildcard, return from injury, avoiding Nadal on clay and Novak's chances to go four in a row.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

French Open 2012: Hewitt gets wild card

French Open 2012: Hewitt gets wild card

Lleyton Hewitt received a wildcard into the main draw of the French Open 2012 tennis tournament in Paris.

Hewitt was able to recover quickly from a foot surgery he had in February and has been training well on clay.

“I’m looking forward to playing the French Open especially after missing it last year due to injury,” Hewitt said.

At Roland Garros, Hewitt will be joined by some fellow Australians like Samantha Stosur, Jarmila Gajdosova, Casey Dellacqua, Anastasia Rodionova, Bernard Tomic, Matt Ebden and Ashleigh Barty, who also got a wild card.

“It’s great to see Lleyton back from injury and we are very pleased to be able to reward his efforts with this wildcard,” Tennis Australia’s Director of Tennis Craig Tiley said today.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lleyton Hewitt to play Newport

Lleyton Hewitt to play Newport

Former world number 1, Lleyton Hewitt, will play at the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport.

The tennis event will be played on July 9 - 15, 2012 on grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.

"With his tenacity on court and aggressive playing style, Lleyton always brings a great energy to a tournament. We look forward to welcoming him back to Newport for what is sure to be a great week," said Tournament Director Mark L. Stenning.

Hewitt, who will be playing for the second time in Newport, joins a dynamic and growing field that includes John Isner, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan and Milos Raonic.

The event is hosted immediately after Wimbledon and precedes the summer Olympics, which will also be played on grass courts.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Video: Hewitt v Zhang full match and highlights: Australia v China Davis Cup 2012

Video: Hewitt v Zhang full match and highlights: Australia v China Davis Cup 2012

Watch full match replay of Lleyton Hewitt v Zhang Ze at the Davis Cup tie between Australia and China in Geelong, Victoria.

Hewitt gives Australia a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Zone One tie.


Australia lead China 2-0 in Davis Cup

Australia lead China 2-0 in Davis Cup

Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic gave Australia a 2-0 lead over China in their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I first round tie.

Hewitt beat Zhang Ze 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4), while Tomic defeated Wu Di V.

“Not pretty, but he found a way to win,” remarked Aussie captain Pat Rafter, crediting his young spearhead for maintaining focus and intensity. “With Bernie, it’s hard for him to get up sometimes for matches when [he’s] expected to win.”

"One day I hopefully can win the Davis Cup," said Tomic.

Hewitt said Wu's form was better than his ranking.

"Wu is the best 500 player I've ever seen," he said.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Davis Cup: Hewitt to open for Australia vs ChinaDavis Cup: Hewitt to open for Australia vs China

Davis Cup: Hewitt to open for Australia vs China

Lleyton Hewitt will take onZhang Ze in the opening singles match of the Asia-Oceania Davis Cup playoff on Friday.

Bernard Tomic meets Wu Di in the other opening singles match on grass at the Geelong Lawn Tennis Club outside Melbourne.

Hewitt is playing in his 32nd Davis Cup tie for Australia, equaling the record set by former teammate and doubles specialist Todd Woodbridge.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lleyton Hewitt Australian Open Interview – 4th round January 23rd 2012

Lleyton Hewitt Australian Open Interview – 4th round January 23rd 2012

N. DJOKOVIC/L. Hewitt 6‑1, 6‑3, 4‑6, 6‑3

Q. That was a huge fight after the first two sets. How were you feeling on the court? Do you think maybe you were this close to winning?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, well, the first two sets, I went down an early break in the third, he was playing too well. He wasn't making any unforced errors and he was hitting the ball aggressively from the baseline. His depth was exceptional.

Yeah, I just tried to hang in there and, you know, press a little bit more, take my chances. I was able to, you know, turn that third set around and got a couple of errors out of him at a couple of crucial times to get the break late in the third set.

Then, you know, it would have been nice to break to go 2‑1 up in the fourth set because I started to have a bit more momentum going at that stage. And he went through a slightly flat period. But then he picked his game up again towards the end of the fourth set.

Djokovic advances to Australian Open quarterfinals

Djokovic advances to Australian Open quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open quarterfinals for the fifth straight year with a 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over former No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt on Monday night.

Djokovic, aiming to become only the fifth man in the Open era to win three consecutive majors after winning Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles last year, was up two sets and a break before Hewitt rallied to win six consecutive games and force a fourth set.

But the 30-year-old former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion couldn’t sustain the comeback and his 16th campaign at the Australian Open ended. There’s no Australians remaining in the men’s or women’s singles draws.

Djokovic will next play No. 5 David Ferrer.