LLEYTON HEWITT NEWS

What We Learned from the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It didn't take long for the Australian Open to become controversial this year, although it had nothing to do with play on the courts. On the first morning of Jan. 18, BBC and BuzzFeed News reports that match-fixing had gone unchecked in tennis overshadowed the start of the event known often as the ''Happy Slam,'' because of its laid-back nature. Officials...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adopted Aussie Gavrilova excites the crowds with upset wins

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Russian-born Daria Gavrilova hasn't been an Australian citizen for very long, only receiving her passport in December and permission to represent the country at WTA Tour events. It certainly hasn't muted the country's excitement as Gavrilova advanced to the round of 16 at the Australian Open on Friday with a stirring 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 win over 28th-seeded...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: NBA ASG starters, Hewitt, Federer, & an amazing free throw distraction

The NBA announced the All-Star Game starters, Lleyton Hewitt played his final professional tennis match, Roger Federer reached another milestone in his incredible career, and a high school student section pulls off an awesome free throw distraction. Help pass the time until your weekend starts, here at the Friday Cheat Sheet… NBA All-Star Game starters announced, and Kobe is the...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lleyton Hewitt retires in farewell at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Baseball cap turned backward, pumping himself up with cries of ''C'MON!'' Lleyton Hewitt fought one last feisty encounter. Then he gathered his three young kids on center court and said farewell. After a career spent trying to win the Australian Open, the 34-year-old Hewitt had said that this year's tournament - his 20th attempt - would be his last. '...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lleyton Hewitt, Australian Champion, hangs up racquet at age 34

On an emotional night, appropriately bedecked in an outfit strongly resembling an Australian flag and in front of an exuberant Australian crowd, Lleyton Hewitt played his final professional tennis match. Melbourne, Hewitt’s home Slam tournament, was a most fitting place to end Hewitt’s career. Not only is it the Slam event in his home country, and not only is it the tournament...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans, fellow players pay tribute after Lleyton Hewitt's final match

Lleyton Hewitt said goodbye to singles tennis on Thursday, getting run off the court in straight sets by No. 8 seed David Ferrer.It was his 20th attempt at his home country's Grand Slam event, a bid Andy Murray can relate to, having snapped years of futility for British men at Wimbledon himself. ''He was someone I loved watching growing up. His attitude toward competition - I loved...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Tomic advances to 3rd round at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 11:48 p.m. Within hours of Lleyton Hewitt's last match, Bernard Tomic was representing the next generation of Australian players in the men's draw. The No. 16-seeded Tomic had a 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 win over Simone Bolelli on Margaret Court Arena to reach the third round. Hewitt lost...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Murray advances to 3rd round; Hewitt goes into retirement

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray learned a lot about tennis by watching Lleyton Hewitt, a player he admired so much it inspired a pet's name. Murray has broken a lot of droughts in tennis for British men, ending more than seven winless decades at the majors with his titles at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon and ending the long wait for another Davis Cup crown just last year. After...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Hewitt loses final singles match of career

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Lleyton Hewitt has bid farewell to the Australian Open and to his singles career as a professional tennis player. The 34-year-old Hewitt had said he would retire at this year's tournament and his last singles match came Thursday when he lost in the second round to No. 8 David...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Rain delays play on Aussie Open outside courts

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (All times local): 11:40 a.m. Misty rain has briefly delayed the start of play on outdoor courts at the Australian Open. Play has begun on the three main stadiums with roofs at Melbourne Park, including the opening match on Rod Laver Arena between 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic and qualifier Anastasija...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis Player Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga Kindly Helps Ball Girl In Distress (Video)

It’s been a good couple of weeks for sportsmanship and doing the right thing in the tennis world. A couple of weeks ago, it was American tennis player Jack Sock who made headlines for an impressive display of sportsmanship in a match with Lleyton Hewitt. This week, at the Australian Open, it’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who deserves a round of applause for his act of kindness toward...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Watch on Tuesday at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Day Two at the Australian Open features a two-time former champion with a renewed spring in her step, a hard-luck former finalist (times four) and a national hero who could be making his final appearance as a player in his native Australia. Victoria Azarenka, who won the Brisbane International title to open the year, is in her best form since capturing...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways From the Australian Open Men’s Draw

The draw for the 2016 Australian Open is here, and everyone has been poring over it since it was first announced. So, without further ado, here are the five things that most jumped out to me when I first looked at the draw: 1. Lleyton Hewitt Has the Perfect Opportunity However much this tournament will matter for history based on the winner, this will always go down as the final...
Via Attacking The Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Takeaways From the Australian Open Men’s Draw

The draw for the 2016 Australian Open is here, and everyone has been poring over it since it was first announced. So, without further ado, here are the five things that most jumped out to me when I first looked at the draw: 1. Lleyton Hewitt Has the Perfect Opportunity However much this tournament will matter for history based on the winner, this will always go down as the final...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hewitt set to end tennis career in his 20th Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) In one of his final media conferences as a player, Lleyton Hewitt told everyone on Saturday what they already knew - that's he's never lacked for motivation during a career which spanned three decades. And also no surprise that the motivation part is what he'll miss most when he concludes his injury-hit career at the Australian Open, his 20th appearance...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lleyton Hewitt's young son discovers pure joy of ice cream

Being a traveling tennis child must be a stressful endeavor. Long trips. Nights in hotels. Sitting still for hours on end watching dad or mom practice and play matches. It's a formula to drive any kid nuts.You need to break the boredom wherever you can. For Cruz Hewitt -- son of Lleyton, who is retiring after the upcoming Australian Open -- ice cream is the magic elixir to make it...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

American Jack Sock Concedes Point In Remarkable Display Of Sportsmanship (Video)

American tennis player Jack Sock proved sportsmanship still is alive and well. With the Australian Open right around the corner, some of the best tennis players in the world are competing in the Hopman Cup this week. That includes Sock, who teamed up with Serena Williams to face Australians Lleyton Hewitt and Jarmila Wolfe on Tuesday in a Group A round-robin match. The Americans...
Via NESN.com
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Sock yields point to Lleyton Hewitt in amazing display of sportsmanship

In a month, former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt will officially retire from tennis. His retirement marks the end of an era, when tennis was struggling to redefine itself post-Pete Sampras. In a hard fought match yesterday against American Jack Sock, a match Hewitt won, the young Sock did a tremendous thing to honor the veteran. He yielded a point. Told Hewitt to challenge an out call that...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Sock gives retiring Lleyton Hewitt the sportsmanship gift of the year

It's only January, but we might not see a better display of sportsmanship this year than what Jack Sock showcased Tuesday at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia.Battling in the first set against home-country favorite Lleyton Hewitt, Sock found himself leading 5-4 with Hewitt serving at 30-0. Hewitt ripped a serve that was called out, and he seemed perfectly content with the call....
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pro Tennis Player Gives Away a Point By Urging Opponent to Challenge Ref's Blown Call

Jack Sock is a 23-year-old American professional tennis player. Lleyton Hewitt is a 34-year-old Australian professional tennis player. The two met last night in an early-round game of the Hopman Cup, an annual tennis tournament held in Perth, Australia. Hewitt was up on Sock 30-love when he unleashed a beautiful serve that looked like it might have caught the line for a point...
Via Stack
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Czech Republic beats Hewitt, Australia team at Hopman Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt lost just weeks away from his retirement as Czech Republic beat the Australia Gold team at the Hopman Cup mixed teams event Sunday. Jiri Vesely defeated Hewitt, who will retire after the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4 before Karolina Pliskova came from 3-1 down in the second set to beat Jarmila Wolfe Gajdosova 7-5, 6-3 at Perth, Western...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Kyrgios gives Australian team win at Hopman Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Nick Kyrgios broke Alexander Zverev's service at 3-3 in the deciding set for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win Sunday, giving his Australia Green team the winning edge over Germany at the Hopman Cup. Earlier, Russian-born Daria Gavrilova beat Sabine Lisicki 6-2, 6-2 to give the Australian side the early lead in the mixed teams tournament, part of the Australian Open...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Britain, Argentina move to within 1 win of Davis Cup final

The Murray brothers and an Argentine duo moved Britain and the South American country to within one victory of the Davis Cup final on Saturday. Before a raucous crowd in Glasgow, Andy Murray and his brother Jamie led Britain to a five-set victory against Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth of Australia on Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in their semifinal. The Scottish brothers enjoyed vociferous...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Britain takes 2-1 lead over Australia in Davis Cup semifinal

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Andy Murray and his brother Jamie led Britain to a hard-fought five-set victory against Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Groth of Australia on Saturday to seize a vital 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup semifinal. The Scottish brothers enjoyed vociferous home support in Glasgow but had to come from a set down to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4. The Murrays won five straight...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hewitt, in final US Open, not relishing match vs countryman

NEW YORK (AP) Lleyton Hewitt cheered from the stands Tuesday night as one young Australian took the court in the U.S. Open. On Thursday, the two-time major champion will be across the net from another. The 34-year-old Hewitt has served as a mentor to his country's up-and-coming players as his career nears its end, so he cringes to see them pop up in his draw. ''Just awkward,'' Hewitt...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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