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'01 champ Hewitt surprises del Potro at US Open

Displaying the shots and grit that earned him a U.S. Open trophy a dozen years ago, Lleyton Hewitt came back to surprise 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the second round. The four-hour match Friday night was the ninth time in the past 10 years that two past U.S. Open title winners faced each other at Flushing Meadows. Hewitt was involved four times...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Russell Rants Against Lleyton Hewitt on Facebook

AP Lleyton Hewitt just can't catch a break. Once famous for being a true Aussie battler who never gave up, the ailing 32 year old is now better known for losing matches in five and being somewhat of a choker. Hewitt lost the final Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport to Nicolas Mahut on Sunday, despite serving for the title at 7-5 5-4. To add to Hewitt's misery, American...
Via Onthegotennis
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dreadlocked Brown upsets Hewitt at Wimbledon

A couple of years ago, Dustin Brown used to travel across Europe in a camper van. Only the boldest bookmakers will now bet that he will return to this lifestyle after claiming the biggest win of his career on Wednesday at Wimbledon. Sporting long dreadlocks and gifted with an old-fashioned serve and volley style of play, Brown won his first match in the Wimbledon main draw earlier...
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June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Hewitt selected for record 33rd Davis Cup tie

Lleyton Hewitt has been selected to play against Germany in what will be an Australian record 33rd Davis Cup tie. The former No. 1-ranked Hewitt will beat the record he shares with Todd Woodbridge if he plays singles or doubles in the World Group playoff at Hamburg starting Sept. 14. Hewitt was included in the squad announced by captain Pat Rafter on Tuesday, joining Bernard Tomic...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Hewitt and Barty Receive Wildcards for French Open

Lleyton Hewitt and Ashleigh Barty have been awarded wildcards into the main draw of the French Open.   Hewitt, who had foot surgery in February, has made a speedier than expected recovery 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.   Ashleigh Barty, 16, is also looking...
Via Tennis Panorama
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Hewitt in double duty for Australia vs China

Former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt has been selected to play singles and doubles against China in his record-equaling 32nd Davis Cup appearance for Australia this weekend. Australia captain Pat Rafter announced his combination Tuesday for the Asia-Oceania Group 1 match, with Hewitt and Bernard Tomic to play singles and Hewitt to combine with Chris Guccione in...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Aussie Open ball girl defeats cricket, barely

Since when is it a ball girl or boy’s responsibility to corral wild animals and creepy insects that wander on the tennis court? Last time I checked wrangling wayward tennis balls was the only thing noted in their job title or description. And is a cricket on the court that much of a distraction or safety hazard that it has to be immediately removed? I mean, what’s the worst...
Via The Last Angry Fan
January 17, 2012  |  4 Comments
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