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Davis Cup: Australia completes 5-0 win over Uzbekistan

  Australia completed a 5-0 Davis Cup win over Uzbekistan on Sunday a day after clinching a spot in next year's elite World Group. In reverse singles, Sam Groth of Australia beat Temur Ismailov 6-3, 6-2 before Nick Kyrgios defeated Sanjar Fayziev 6-1, 6-1 in just 40 minutes. Australia did not drop a set in any of its five matches. On Saturday, Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione beat...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Australia wins its way back into World Group in 2015

  Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione put Australia back in the top-tier Davis Cup World Group for 2015 after beating Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin and Farrukh Dustov 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in doubles on Saturday to complete a 3-0 victory. Australia did not drop a set over the three matches, with Nick Kyrgios beating Istomin 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on Friday, followed by Hewitt defeating Dustov 6-4...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis Cup: Australia back into World Group in 2015

PERTH, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione put Australia back in the top-tier Davis Cup World Group for 2015 after beating Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin and Farrukh Dustov 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in doubles on Saturday to complete a 3-0 victory. Australia did not drop a set over the three matches, with Nick Kyrgios beating Istomin 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 on Friday, followed by Hewitt...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Roger Federer commits to play Brisbane International in January

  Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane are similar to Melbourne, where...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Federer to play Brisbane International in January

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane are similar...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

American Steve Johnson retires at U.S. Open due to cramping

  American Steve Johnson had to retire from his first-round match at the U.S. Open because of severe cramping. The two-time NCAA champ led two sets to one and was up a break in the fourth Wednesday when he collapsed on the court and started writhing in pain. As medical staff attended to him, opponent Tatsuma Ito was, by rule, awarded point and game penalties because of the delay...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Aussies Bounced Out of Cincinnati

Sam Stosur By Dave Gertler (August 13, 2014) MASON, OHIO – The last three Australians left in the singles draw at the Cincinnati Masters all played their second-round matches on Wednesday, with Sam Stosur and Marinko Matosevic both bowing out to their American opponents in straight sets. Lleyton Hewitt also succumbed to the grinding baseline play of Italian Fabio Fognini.   Stosur...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Raonic Set to Take on Hewitt in Round of 16 match at Citi Open

Milos Raonic   By Dave Gertler (July 31, 2014) WASHINGTON, DC – Last year’s Citi Open in Washington, D.C. played a crucial role in the lead-up to what would be Milos Raonic’s first appearance in a Masters 1000 final. At the time, he was still ranked outside the top 10, had never made it past the round of 16 at a major, and promptly bowed out to Australian journeyman Marinko...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The US Open Series Begins this Weekend in Atlanta

  By Herman Wood (July 17, 2014) ATLANTA – Preparation for the US Open is underway.  The BB&T Atlanta Open gets things started on Saturday, July 19th for the men.  Qualifying begins at 10 AM.  The BB&T Atlanta Open is an ATP 250 event, with a 28 player draw, four of which come from the qualifying tournament.  The qualifying field will have 32 players.  The doubles...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Third Final is the Charm for Lleyton Hewitt in Newport

Photo by Ben Solomon By Dave Gertler   (July 13, 2014) NEWPORT – Lleyton Hewitt held off big-serving Ivo Karlovic for his 30th career title at the Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, Rhode Island.   The final was a tight affair, with Karlovic’s potent serve-volleying a close match-up with Hewitt’s counter-attacking and ability to return well and chase down shots that other...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Veterans Hewitt and Karlovic Reach Newport Final

  (July 12, 2014) NEWPORT – Lleyton Hewitt has not yet had to face one of the big-serving grass-courters that marked out the draw, but on Sunday, that’s set to change, as his opponent in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championship final, Ivo Karlovic, awaits.   Karlovic, who stands at 6’11”, has made it to the Newport final without dropping a single set the whole tournament, and...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Sock Knocks Out Top Seed John Isner at Newport

  Isner and Sock photo by Ben Solomon   By Dave Gertler   (July 11, 2014) NEWPORT – The second set of singles quarterfinals were played at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Friday in Newport, which will celebrate its 60th year by adding a new name to its list of champions. After Nicolas Mahut was taken out by Sam Groth in the first of yesterday’s quarterfinals, by...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Groth Takes Out Defending Newport Champ Mahut

By Dave Gertler   (July, 10, 2014) NEWPORT – Lleyton Hewitt has made the final in Newport two years running, and is scheduled to play his quarterfinal match on Thursday, but the biggest story of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Wednesday was lesser-known Australian, Sam Groth. After defeating reigning champion Nicolas Mahut in straight sets in front of a packed Center...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Seed Isner Advances, Hewitt Guts Out a Win Over Harrison

  John Isner By Dave Gertler (July 8, 2014) NEWPORT – Tuesday was always going to be an exciting day at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island, with a defending champion, No.1 seed, and a dual grand slam champion in action. All three – Nicolas Mahut, John Isner and Lleyton Hewitt respectively – would advance through their matches to round two, but it...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lleyton Hewitt Headlines Day 1 of Queen’s Club

  (June 8, 2014) LTA – Lleyton Hewitt will begin his hunt for a record fifth Aegon Championships title on Centre Court at The Queen’s Club on Monday.  The 2002 Wimbledon Champion will face the unseeded Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the third match scheduled for the opening day of the 2014 Aegon Championships. The first two matches on Centre Court feature British wild-cards...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stan Wawrinka Crashes Out of Roland Garros

#493935841 / gettyimages.com   (May 26, 2014) Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka lost his first match at a major since winning a major falling to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, 6-0 on center court on Monday. Wawrinka is the first Australian Open champion to lose in the first round of the next Roland Garros since Petr Korda did in 1998, the Swiss was a Roland...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Broadcast Schedule for the French Open

  (May 19, 2014) The second Major of the year – the French Open on the iconic red clay of Roland Garros in Paris – begins Sunday, May 25, on ESPN2 and ESPN3, the start of more than 50 hours on television and 330 via ESPN3’s presentation of up to seven courts on the days ESPN2 is on the air.  ESPN2 and ESPN3 will begin at 5 a.m. ET most days on weekdays through Thursday, June...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Seeds Advance in Munich

By Florian Heer (May 1, 2014) MUNICH – Thursday’s action at the BMW Open by FWU AG started in partly cloudy conditions with the second meeting of Andreas Seppi and Albert Ramos. The Spaniard won the only previous match between the two during the qualifying at the Paris Bercy Masters in 2010. Here in Munich, the Spaniard needed to battle through the qualification tournament and...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletic DNA signs Lleyton Hewitt.

© Getty Images Lleyton Hewitt has joined the Athletic DNA (ADNA) tennis family. Above, at the Sony Open, he's wearing...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal Dusts Off Lleyton Hewitt at Sony Open

(March 22, 2014) Rafael Nadal dominated Lleyton Hewitt on Saturday night 6-1, 6-3 at the Sony Open. Back on Thursday Hewitt joined Nadal and Roger Federer as the only active players with 600 or more career wins on the ATP World Tour. Lleyton Hewitt Reaches 600th Win Milestone “I think I played a solid match with not many mistakes,” Nadal explained.  “It’s true that I am...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal to Meet Lleyton Hewitt in Opening Match at Sony Open

(March 21, 2014) No. 1 Rafael Nadal opens up his campaign to try and win his first Sony Open on Saturday when he meets 33-year-old veteran and former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt on Saturday day night in Key Biscayne.   “I think he’s a great inspiration for a lot of players after winning a lot of things as he did, and having a lot of physical problems he’s able to keep competing with...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lleyton Hewitt Reaches 600th Win Milestone

(March 20, 2014) Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt became the third active player to win 600 matches on the ATP World Tour on Thursday when he came back to defeat Robin Haase 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Sony Open. The 33-year-old veteran who captured major titles at Wimbledon (2002) and the US Open (2001) now joins an elite club with Roger Federer with 942 wins and Rafael...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Showdown in Hong Kong for World Tennis Day Sees Aussies Win

    By Natalie Ho (March 3, 2014) HONG KONG – The second annual BNP Paribas Showdown in Hong Kong, part of ITF’s World Tennis Day initiative, was concluded in lighthearted fashion with the participation of four star players – Li Na, Sam Stosur, Tomas Berdych and...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lleyton Hewitt Selling Ocean House For Just $5.5 Million (AUD)

It seems like I was just writing about a weird house that former tennis star Lleyton Hewitt was selling in Australia. Now comes…
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

US Men’s Clay Court Championship Announces Entry List

  (February 26, 2014) HOUSTON – Four former champions are on the initial entry list of 21 players for the 2014 Fayez Sarofim & Co. US Men’s Clay Court Championship that will be held April 7-13. It will mark the 80th tournament that River Oaks Country Club has hosted. Defending champion John Isner of the United States will be joined by former champions Juan Monaco (2012...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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