Lleyton Hewitt to play doubles at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) Lleyton Hewitt has been given a wild-card entry to play in the doubles tournament at Wimbledon. The All England Club says the 2002 singles champion from Australia will play with Jordan Thompson at the tournament. Hewitt said he was retiring from tennis after this year's Australian Open, but he played doubles for Australia in the Davis Cup in March. Daniela Hantuchova...
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Lleyton Hewitt puts retirement on hold to fill in at Davis Cup

Turns out Australian Lleyton Hewitt's pro tennis-playing career may not have ended with his storybook run at the Australian Open in January. The 35-year-old Hewitt has put his retirement on hold to fill in for an ailing Nick Kyrgios on Australia's playing roster at the Davis Cup this week. Hewitt was just supposed to serve as the team captain until a virus forced Kyrgios, 20, to...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Hewitt on standby as playing captain for Australia vs US

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt will end his short retirement to become playing captain for Australia against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group this weekend, although he was not immediately included in the opening three matches and he's officially on standby. Davis Cup officials said Hewitt, who retired after a second-round singles loss...
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March 02, 2016  |  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...
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January 21, 2016  |  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...
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January 15, 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...
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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....
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell upsets 3rd-seeded Hewitt in straight sets in Memphis

Michael Russell upset third-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Friday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships. With the win, the 35-year-old American reached his third career ATP Tour semifinal and first since Newport in 2013. Russell, who lives in Houston, needed an hour, 48 minutes to finish off the former world No. 1, and he finally...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired Rafter returns to play doubles with Hewitt at Australian Open

Australian Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt have entered the doubles competition at the Australian Open as a wild-card entry, with both players admitting they're planning to have ''a bit of fun.'' It comes less than a month after John McEnroe criticized the current state of the doubles game, saying the standard of players is poor and the money would be better spent...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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