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Time and injuries may have wearied his body, but nothing seems to have reduced Lleyton Hewitt's bravado. The two-time Grand Slam champion takes to the court on Monday night for his 17th consecutive Australian Open.
Asked Sunday whether he felt unlucky to have drawn the eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic in the first round, Hewitt replied: ''I don't care. I'll knock him off, try to take his spot in the draw.''
Hewitt, who will turn 32 next month, heads into the Australian Open full of confidence after winning the Kooyong exhibition tournament on Saturday, despite his No. 81 ranking. He beat No. 7-ranked Juan Martin Del Potro in the Kooyong final after wins over No. 6 Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic.
''The last couple of matches I've hit the ball as well as I can remember,'' Hewitt said. ''I feel confident with where my game's at. I'm serving well, my returns and obviously passing shots and counterpunching has been pretty g...
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Lleyton Hewitt warmed up for his 17th Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Juan Martin del Potro on Saturday in the final of the Kooyong classic invitational exhibition tournament.
The 31-year-old Hewitt, once the top-ranked player in the world, won the tuneup event ahead of the season's first major for the second time in three years and said, ''I hit the ball as...
Lleyton Hewitt's record 17th consecutive Australian Open campaign ended in a 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-3 first-round loss to eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia on Monday night.
The former No. 1 player qualified for his first Australian Open when he was 15. He will turn 32 next month. Nobody in the Open era has played more consecutive Australian Opens than Hewitt, a former U.S. Open...
(January 12, 2013) Lleyton Hewitt goes into his 17th Australian Open with a victory at the Kooyong classic invitational exhibition tennis tournament in Melbourne. Hewitt defeated Juan Martin del Potro a 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday for the crown.
The win over No. 7 del Potro, ended a week of victories over top players including Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic.
“I felt like every match...
James Crabtree is currently in Melbourne Park covering the Australian Open for Tennis Grandstand and is giving you all the scoop directly from the grounds.
Lleyton Hewitt is defeated by Janko Tipsarevic during the first round of the Australian Open
By James Crabtree
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