Australian Open & Lleyton Hewitt

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Lleyton Glynn Hewitt (born 24 February 1981) is an Australian professional tennis player and former World No. 5.0/5

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The last time both No. 1 & 2 seeds were out before the QF in the Australian Open was Lleyton Hewitt & Gustavo Kuerten in 2002.
I liked Pat Cash, and I loved Mats Wilander. I went to the Australian Open ...
David Ferrer ends the career of Lleyton Hewitt in the second round of the Australian Open.
Last local to take on Lleyton Hewitt at Australian Open has advice for James
Lleyton Hewitt waves emotional goodbye to tennis in Australian Open farewell: Two-time Grand Slam champion Lle...
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"Lleyton Hewitt to Be Honored at 2016 Australian Open" by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS via NYT
Lleyton Hewitt's US Open career ended with a five-set thriller as the veteran lost his all-Australian tie with Bernard Tomic after
By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Lleyton Hewitt waved goodbye to the U.S. Open on Thursday, the tenacious Australian dragged
Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic reach the Australian Open third round but Caroline Wozniacki and Lleyton Hewitt are knocked out.
Despite the exit of veteran Lleyton Hewitt, the 2015 Australian Open is shaping as one of the most promising in years for the home contingent after Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios charged into the fourth round on day 5.
Lleyton Hewitt admits that he may not return to the Australian Open for a 20th campaign in 2016.
Lleyton Hewitt unsure over return to Australian Open
ABC: Australian Open: Net Rush - Lleyton Hewitt of Australia leaves the court after losing to Benjamin Becker of G...
Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt to trial shortened tennis format ahead of Australian Open
Kei Nishikori will play Marin Cilic for this year's US open men's singles title. It has been 38 majors and nearly a decade since a Grand Slam final failed to include at least one of the Big Four -- Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal, or Andy Murray. That last occurred when Marat Safin beat Lleyton Hewitt at the 2005 Australian Open
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Top seed Rafa Nadal will open his Indian Wells title defence against Radek Stepanek after the Czech overcame a poor second set to beat Denis Istomin 6-1 3-6 6-1 in the first round. Stepanek, ranked 50th in the world, was broken only once and did not double fault but needed nearly two hours to defeat the Uzbek. Also on Thursday, Lleyton Hewitt notched his 599th career win when he beat fellow Australian Matthew Ebden 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3. Hewitt will try for his 600th career victory in a second round encounter against South African Kevin Anderson, who has been a losing finalist in his past two ATP events. The top 32 seeds receive a bye to the second round, with the leading players making their first appearance over the weekend. Serbian Novak Djokovic is the second seed, while Stanislas Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion from Switzerland, is third seed for the season's first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. On the women's side, the second round starts on Friday and among those in action will be second s ...
Given that it is Australia Day and the last day of the Australian Open the choice for the final tennis player of the day is Lleyton Hewitt. Now I’ll put it out there straight out that I’m not a huge fan of Lleyton, I never have been and quite possibly never will be. Yes, he […]
Pat Rafter's comeback lasted only one match after he and Lleyton Hewitt went out of the men's doubles at the Australian Open
Due to a case of having the stupid, I missed the Federer-Nadal game last night. 12:30 AM PST on Friday is actually Thursday night. Hmmm! But, glad that Nadal won. If he wins the Australian Open, he's gonna be the first man to win all two slams TWICE and will go on to win his 14th. We all know the 15th (French) is already his (as long as he's not injured). Someone's catching up on all the slams. For those who said "Federer has more slams than anyone else, hence GOAT", here's a question. Hypothetically speaking, if Nadal wins 3 more in the next few years, will he auto-magically surpass Federer as the Greatest Of All Time? That's been my only beef with arguments about someone being the greatest of all time based on just the number of cups they've won. Does rivalry count for nothing? Pete Sampras had Andre Agassi on his *** throughout his career. Borg had McEnroe, Connors had Borg, Lendl had Becker. For a major part of his career, Roger Federer had Lleyton Hewitt. Does that sound like a fair comparison at all ...
Dear fellow Roger Federer Fans, How did we end up here? The semi-finals of the Australian Open. A few weeks ago we lost to Lleyton Hewitt and on Friday we play Rafael Nadal for a place in a Grand Slam final? Somebody pinch me.
LLEYTON Hewitt has given his strongest hint yet that a 19th Australian Open campaign remains on his agenda. follow me all source of sports
Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt team up to play doubles tonight! Live at 5pm! Then Sam Stosur and Matt Ebden playing at 7PM! We have every bit of Australian Open playing live here at the Kensi in the Corner Bar!
Bernard Tomic’s Australian Open campaign has ended prematurely after just one set with Rafael Nadal. An apologetic Tomic says a groin injury forced his early retirement. Lleyton Hewitt also lost a grueling five set match against Italian Andreas Seppi. What are your thoughts on Tomic's early exit? Who will you be watching now that both Tomic and Hewitt have departed the tournament?
Australian Open: No sweat for Nadal, Federer, Murray. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all spent mercifully little time on court but Lleyton Hewitt bowed out in a five-set thriller in sweltering conditions at the Australian Open Tuesday. Top seed Nadal was only on court for 41 minutes as his first-round Australian opponent Bernard Tomic retired in a night match with a groin injury after the Spaniard had won the opening set 6-4. Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam title-winner, made light work of Australian wildcard James Duckworth, winning 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in one hour 46 minutes as temperatures hovered around 42 Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit) during the day. Three-time runner-up Andy Murray was on court for one hour 27 minutes to register a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 win over Japan’s Go Soeda. But fiercely competitive Hewitt will not join the superstars in the second round after going down 7-6 (7/4), 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 7-5 to Italian 24th seed Andreas Seppi in a draining four hours and 18 minutes. Tomic looked to be in ...
Lleyton Hewitt was defeated by Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open - News - Bubblews
Lleyton Hewitt bows out in marathon match - Veteran's promising Australian Open build-up ends in despair at Melbourne Park.
Lleyton Hewitt bows out of Australian Open after epic five-setter
The horror draw continues to decimate the Aussie contingency at at the Australian Open after day 2 with James Duckworth going down in straight sets to seed Roger Federer while Lleyton Hewitt dropped the first two sets before he eventually went down in a 5 set, 4 hour thriller to Italian 24th seed Andreas Seppi. Bernard Tomic pulled out with an injury after losing the first set against world and top seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Marinko Matosevic fell away in the fifth set to lose to Japans seed Kei Nishikori. In the womens matches Youngster Storm Sanders won the first set before going down to Italian Camila Giorgi.
Lleyton Hewitt has bowed out of the Australian Open with a thrilling five-set first-round loss to Italian Andreas Seppi.
Lleyton Hewitt has been bundled out of the Australian Open, losing in five sets to Italy's Andreas Seppi.
I earned new respect for Italy's Andreas Seppi after watching his first-round five-set win at the Australian Open. Seppi beat Lleyton Hewitt amid loud, non-stop cheering for Aussie Hewitt ... overcoming a set-point ... in a match that lasted more than four hours ...in 108-degree heat. In fact, it was so hot that the tram tracks buckled and tennis fans ended up walking back from Melbourne Park to downtown.
Lleyton Hewitt loses first round Australian Open match to Andreas Seppi
Watching the Australian Open and definitely feeling sorry for those tennis players! Good to see the Aussies out in force despite the weather! Are you at the match or watching from home? C'mon Lleyton Hewitt!
Tennis | 2014 Australian Open | Day 2 | Day Session. It's 40 degrees in Melbourne at the moment, which means the Tennis will be as hot as the temperature, as this much anticipated 2nd Day gets underway. Hello Australia, Zak Caban with you, and welcome again to Melbourne Park, for Day 2 of the 2014 Australian Open. Let's bring you up to speed. We've got Aussies in action on RLA for the rest of the day, and a good part of the night as well, but we've already seen defending Women's Champion, Victoria Azarenka breeze through her opening match this morning on RLA, defeating Johanna Larsson (SWE), 7-6(2), 6-2. Caroline Wozniacki had a straight sets win over Lourdes Dominguez Lino on Hisense Arena, and currently, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is underway in the 1st Round. This is what the rest of the day looks like for you: Day 2 | Rod Laver Arena | Day Session | Still to come! Men's Singles | James Duckworth (AUS) v Roger Federer [6] (SUI) Men's Singles | Andreas Seppi [24] (ITA) v Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) Day 2 | Rod Laver A ...
Here in Melbourne, Australia it is 11:14am and it is already 82 degrees and the high for the day is 107! It will be very tough for the tennis players today as it is Day Two of the 2014 Australian Open. Just underway on Rod Laver Arena is Johanna Larsson and Victoria Azarenka. Later on Laver Roger Federer takes on James Duckworth, Andreas Seppi plays Lleyton Hewitt and then the night session on Laver features Rafael Nadal (playing Bernard Tomic) and Maria Sharapova as she takes on Bethanie Mattek-Sands from the USA. Caroline Wozniacki plays on Hisense, as does Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Agniezska Radwanska, and Andy Murray. A very active day from a steamy Melbourne Park in Australia as coverage gets started a 7pm ET on Tennis Channel and switches over to ESPN2 at 9 and runs til 7am ET on Tuesday morning!
Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic start their Australian Open campaigns today, the Aussies look to whitewash England in the one dayers and more..
Aussie pair Lleyton Hewitt and the retired Pat Rafter are a surprise entry into the men's doubles at this year's Australian Open. - 2014 Australian Open Tennis Championships
A pair of doddering 32-year-olds will give it a go in the hot cauldron of Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday. Lleyton Hewitt is playing his 18th consecutive Australian Open and Roger Federer his 57th Grand Slam event in a row, breaking the record he shared with Wayne Ferreira of South Africa. Hewitt made his tournament debut in another millennium – 1997. “It’s the only time I’ve never played on Rod Laver Arena,” he laughed, “my only singles match on an outside court.” ‘Rusty’ from Adelaide is 30-17 at Melbourne Park and has only once made it past the round of 16 – losing the 2005 final to Marat Safin. His victory over Federer in the Brisbane International final two weeks ago has been a boost. “My ball striking at the moment is as good as it’s been in a long time,” he said. Hewitt is 3-3 head-to-head with this afternoon’s opponent, 29-year-old Andreas Seppi, but the Italian has not won a match in 2014, while Hewitt is 5-0. Federer, 4-1 this year, is no longer the force he was circa 2004 ...
Lleyton Hewitt has urged Bernard Tomic to play through the pain barrier if he is to pull off a monumental upset over Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.
Australian greats Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Rafter double up in Australian Open
AUSTRALIAN teenager Nick Kyrgios says he's drawn inspiration from the summer form of leading countrymen Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic as he prepares to make his Australian Open debut.
Lleyton Hewitt is looking to build on a stellar run in 2014 (so far) at the Australian Open. He caught up with the press on the eve of the tournament.
Australian warhorse Lleyton Hewitt has said he was feeling confident ahead of his record-equalling 18th Australian Open.
Q6: Who will Lleyton Hewitt in the Australian Open doubles?
Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Rafter teaming up in the doubles of the Australian Open.you can't get much more Australian than that!
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Australian Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt have entered the doubles competition at the Australian Open as a wild-card entry.
Pat Rafter has emerged from over a decade in retirement to accept an Australian Open wildcard with Lleyton Hewitt.
LLEYTON Hewitt and Pat Rafter have added a nostalgic touch to the Australian Open by signing up to compete in doubles.
Kids' Day at the Australian Open is always an amazing day, and Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka, Lleyton Hewitt, Sam Stosur, Eugenie Bouchard, Pat Rafter, all have teamed up to make i...
Australia's male contingent could barely have fared worse at the Australian Open tournament draw after Bernard Tomic was matched with Rafael Nadal in the first round and Lleyton Hewitt was drawn with 24th seed Andreas Seppi of Italy.
Top seed and 2009 Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal faces an early Aussie test in his return to Melbourne Park. The World No. 1 opens his campaign with an encounter with home favourite Bernard Tomic in the first round, and could square off with 17 year old Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second. In-form Brisbane champion Lleyton Hewitt could be waiting in the Round of 16 as well, with a potential battle with fifth seed Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarter-finals. Nadal missed last year's tournament with a stomach virus.
Andy Murray lost to Lleyton Hewitt in his final warm-up match for the Australian Open.
Australian Open Tennis Practice , Lleyton Hewitt practices in the heat. Photo: Colleen Petch.…
Lleyton Hewitt continues his preparation for the Australian Open defeating World No. 4 Andy Murray 7-6, 7-6 at the Kooyo…
Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic face a daunting draw in the Australian Open. Hewitt will play world number 25 Andreas Seppi in the first round, while Tomic will face number 1 seed Rafael Nadal. Sam Stosur will play world number 37 Klara Zakopalova. All the details from the draw at the link. How do you rate the Aussies' chances?
LLEYTON Hewitt will finalise his Australian Open preparation with an exhibition match against Andy Murray at Kooyong on Friday night despite his withdrawal from the lead-up event yesterday.
Seven serves up Australian Open Seven’s summer of LIVE tennis will reach Fever Pitch with the first Grand Slam of 2014, the Australian Open from Melbourne Park. Seven will commence continuous live coverage of the hotly anticipated Australian Open from 10am Monday January 13 until the tournament concludes on Sunday January 26. Having hit their stride in a string of lead-up events on Australian soil, the brightest stars of world tennis are descending upon Rod Laver Arena for an adrenalin-soaked, two-week battle for Grand Slam glory. Among them, Australian tennis stars Bernard Tomic, Casey Dellacqua, Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur will be chasing victory. On Seven’s Australian Open broadcast, fans will again be treated to rolling coverage as we switch to 7TWO from 6pm-7pm on weeknights for 7 News and Today Tonight, and 6pm-6:30pm for 7 News on weekends. A new highlights show each morning at 9am and the return of the preview show will keep viewers across all the news, views and action. Sunrise will al ...
Anyone who wants a lesson in the value of persistence needs look no further than Lleyton Hewitt. The 32-year-old South Aussie - who on Sunday won his first title since 2010 - just won't give up. In an interview ahead of the Australian Open, he talks about his family life, injury problems and second career as a commentator.
Lleyton Hewitt has withdrawn from the Kooyong Classic, so he can continue his preparations for the Australian Open.
LLEYTON Hewitt has decided not to defend his AAMI Classic title at Kooyong this week, opting out of the round-robin event as a safeguard ahead of Monday's Australian Open.
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Lleyton Hewitt, The last few years when he has played at his home Grand Slam, the Australian Open, Lleyton Hewitt has been asked: When are you going to retire? The former No. 1 has been hit hard by injuries in recent campaigns, undergoing multiple hip operations and another procedure to mend a...
Lleyton Hewitt will go into the Australian Open as the player the top seeds will hope to avoid in the first round, after digging into his famed store of resolve to beat Roger Federer in the Brisbane International final on Sunday.
Aussie tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt will look to cap off a terrific week at the Brisbane International by upsetting all time great Roger Federer in the final. Join us for live scores and commentary from 4.30pm AEDT. Hewitt is appearing in his first ATP tour final on Australian soil since 2005 – the year that saw him reach the Australian Open final. For the first time in many years, Hewitt is playing with 100 percent fitness and he has certainly showed enough at the Brisbane International to suggest that he will be a dangerous floater in the men’s draw come the Australian Open. As per usual, Hewitt showcased determination and pure grit to come from a set down and beat Kei Nishikori in three tough sets in the semi-final. Played in grueling heat, Hewitt had to dig deep to eventually win in three sets against a player eight years his junior. Having beaten accomplished ATP players Feliciano Lopez and Nishikori this week, Hewitt will now have to produce something special to upset Federer. Federer has a domi ...
Lleyton Hewitt hopes Australian Open selectors will find room to grant teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis a wildcard entry into this month's Grand Slam.
Lleyton Hewitt says retirement is not on his mind as he prepares for another Australian Open and Davis Cup campaign alongside Bernard Tomic.
The 2008 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament was a tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 36th edition of the event known that year as the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, and was part of the ATP International Series Gold of the 2008 ATP Tour. It took place at the Ahoy Rotterdam indoor sporting arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from February 18 through February 24, 2008. The field featured ATP No. 2, reigning French Open champion and recent Australian Open semifinalist Rafael Nadal, Moscow winner Nikolay Davydenko, and Tennis Masters Cup runner-up and Australian Open quarterfinalist David Ferrer. Also present competing were Chennai titlist Mikhail Youzhny, Tokyo semifinalist Tomáš Berdych, Andy Murray, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Marcos Baghdatis. This tournament was notable in which none of the seeds reached the quarter-finals, with defending champion Youzhny, Murray, Ferrero and Baghdatis, as well as 2004 champion Lleyton Hewitt, all losing in the first round. Nadal, Davydenko, Ferrer and ...
Andy Roddick retires Vs. Lleyton Hewitt at the 2012 Australian Open with a hamstring injury
Serena Williams TO PLAY Brisbane International. BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams has confirmed she will play in the Brisbane International tuneup event before next year's Australian Open. Brisbane tournament officials said Wednesday that Williams, the defending champion, and Australian Lleyton Hewitt would join the previously announced Roger Federer at the hard-court tournament at the Queensland Tennis Centre from Dec. 29-Jan. 5. The Australian Open, which Williams has won five times, begins Jan. 13 at Melbourne Park. Williams, the world No. 1, will be attempting to win her 18th Grand Slam singles title. Williams won nine WTA titles this year, including her fifth U.S. Open title and second at the French Open. Hewitt recently led Australia back into the Davis Cup's elite World Group after a six-year absence. He also reached the round of 16 at the U.S. Open.Source:OlySports.com.
David Nalbandian: 2002 Wimbledon finalist retires Former Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian has retired from tennis because of a shoulder injury. The 31-year-old Argentine, who reached a career high of three in the world rankings in 2006, was runner-up to Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon in 2002. Nalbandian reached the semi-finals or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments during his career. He was also disqualified after kicking an advertising board into a line judge's shin at Queen's Club in 2012. "It's not easy what's happening to me now, my shoulder is not helping me to train as I should for the circuit," he said. David Nalbandian Age: 31 From: Cordoba, Argentina Turned pro: 2000 ATP titles: 11 Grand Slam best: Australian Open semi-final (2006); French Open semi-final (2004, 2006); Wimbledon final (2002); US Open semi-final (2003) Win/loss record: 383/192 Prize money: £6,864,447 Nalbandian, from Cordoba, has slipped to 231 in the rankings after numerous injuries, the latest of which saw him undergo sho ...
Lleyton Hewitt has not gone further in a major than Roger Federer since the Australian Open 2005. Tomorrow, he has his chance.
2000s Sampras reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in early 2000 (falling to the eventual champion Agassi in a five-set match) and won the Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida for the third time in March. He then won a record-breaking 13th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, battling through tendonitis in his right shin and a painful back injury in the process. This victory was his eighth consecutive win in a Grand Slam final (starting at 1995 Wimbledon), which remains a record in the Open Era. After this victory, Sampras did not win another title for more than two years. He lost in the finals of the 2000 and 2001 US Open to Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt, respectively, leading many to speculate that Sampras would never capture another major title. At the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, Sampras lost to Roger Federer, who was 19 at the time, 6–7(7), 7–5, 4–6, 7–6(2), 5–7, in the fourth round, ending Sampras's 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon. The match also marked the first and only time ...
Thank goodness the Australian Open is finished, so I get a break from Bruce McAveney, Jim Courier, the rest of the moronic Channel 7 commentary team, the endless promotions for dud Channel 7 programs and the endless ads for Channel 7 sponsors.
Talking to Lleyton Hewitt about winning an Australian Open is like talking to Nathan Buckley about winning a flag. Keep up the good work Channel 7.
Big game in the Australian Open tonight! Who are you backing?
Imagine you were in the final of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open. Who would be your partner and competitors?
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Tsonga bounces into quarters Monday, 21 January, 2013 By Nicholas McCarvel Share this If there’s a little bit more flight in Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s post-match celebrating hops, it might be because the Frenchman feels as though he’s standing on sturdier ground at this year’s Australian Open. The reason? He’s got an Aussie in his corner. Beginning in October, the world No.7 partnered up with Roger Rasheed, the former coach of Lleyton Hewitt and – more recently – fellow Frenchman Gael Monfils. On Monday at Rod Laver Arena, Tsonga won through a tough test with compatriot Richard Gasquet 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2, booking a place in the quarterfinals against either Roger Federer or Milos Raonic. So how’s Tsonga’s Australian lingo coming? “G’day mate,” he joked with a smile during an on-court interview. Rasheed looked on from the player’s box half smirking, half shaking his head. While the accent needs a little work, Tsonga’s game has been raised a level thanks to Rasheed, who Tsonga revealed is ...
Lleyton Hewitt says he has moved on quickly from his bitterly disappointing Australian Open loss and is ready to ...
Lleyton Hewitt has won the Australian Open...Sorry couldn't resist :P
FFS I should have known better. While trying to go to sleep I run across the Australian Open (Tennis) On Espn2..I may not be going to sleep after all gah! Im all about me some Federer atm.
World Sports News Djokovic, Berdych win in style in Open Another day another victory for world No.1 Novak Djokovic, who edged closer to a third successive Australian Open title with an entertaining win over Czech Radek Stepanek. The defending champion said the match was the toughest of his three rounds so far at Melbourne Park but he still managed to rout the veteran in straight sets 6-4 6-3 7-5. Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych was even more dominant in his 6-3 6-2 6-2 thrashing of Austrian 26th seed Jurgen Melzer on Friday night. But Djokovic's clash with Stepanek was more of a crowd-pleaser, with the underdog entertaining fans both with theatrical behaviour and variety of play. Stepanek turned frequently to old-school serve-volley tactics but Djokovic always came up with the big points when needed. The 34-year-old had a break point in the seventh game, but couldn't convert it and didn't get another until the eighth game of the third set, which Djokovic swatted away with an ace. Stepanek advanced to the n ...
World Sports News Tomic must make fast start against Federer It's boom or bust for Bernard Tomic, who says he must win the opening set or perish against fearless frontrunner Roger Federer in their Australian Open blockbuster on Saturday night. In an unparalleled career, Federer's only three Grand Slam defeats from a set up against non-major winners have come against finalists David Nalbandian, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Robin Soderling. It is a frightening record that Tomic is all too aware of heading into their master-versus-apprentice third-round showdown. "The most important thing against Roger is that I've got to hold and keep it close within the first set," Tomic said. "If I keep it close in the first set, manage to win that first set, then it can be a different story. "Being one set to love up is a huge advantage against him. If he frees up and wins that first set, it's different. "But I'm confident." Not dropping serve in four matches and 76 games is fuelling Tomic's belief that he can eliminate the se ...
Australian Olympic swimming team took swisse and achieved the worst results in years, Ricky Ponting took swisse which sent him into retirement, Lleyton Hewitt took swisse and was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open. I don't think the supplements are working
With Sam Stosur and Lleyton Hewitt out of the Australian Open, Bernard Tomic is now a key Aussie still in the draw. Any thoughts on what can be done to improve Australia's future tennis prospects?
Is another Australian Open slipping away from Sam Stosur? She has lost 32 of 38 Grand Slam matches after losing the 1st set. She is 54-0 when winning the 1st set. She is one set down.
Australian Open commentary on ESPN just now - 'these balls are really tight and some are a different shape and weight depending on where you are in the world, obviously.' o.O Er, quite. I guess its bedtime for me.
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Good luck to Janko who is playing in the 2nd round of the Australian Open tomorrow having defeated Lleyton Hewitt in a tough first round match.
Novak Djokovic made a commanding start to his quest for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles Monday, as local hero Lleyton Hewitt became the first high-profile casualty.
Should LLEYTON HEWITT retire after last nights Round 1 straight-set defeat in the Australian Open? I say he's past his best. What do you think? Leigh-Roy
So who else is struggling this morning after staying up to watch Lleyton Hewitt bounce out of the Australian Open?
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Australian Open: Janko Tipsarevic tips out tenacious Lleyton Hewitt in first round
Australian Open got 1000% better today with Lleyton Hewitt gone! Now I can go on Wednesday with absolutely no risk of seeing him! Love it!
World Sports News Hewitt out to take eighth seed's Open draw Some deem it another horror Grand Slam draw, but luckless Lleyton Hewitt sees his first-round Australian Open showdown with Serbian eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic as a golden opportunity. So often pitch-forked into early-round confrontations with the Federers, Nadals and Djokovics, Hewitt is relishing the chance to go deep in the tournament with none of the sport's dominators within sight this time around. Lining up for his record 17th straight Open, Hewitt squares off with Tipsarevic at Rod Laver Arena on Monday night. After claiming three successive top-15 scalps to secure his second Kooyong Classic on Saturday, unseeded Hewitt is in a fearless mood. "I don't care. I'll knock him off, try to take his spot in the draw," Hewitt said on Sunday. "It was exactly what I wanted out of the week at Kooyong. There were a lot of positives to take out of it. "The pleasing thing for me, I feel like I got better with every match - my sharpness and cleanness, ...
Hewitt beats del Potro to win in Melbourne: Lleyton Hewitt warmed up for his 17th Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-...
Friday morning Sports update: Tennis: Australia's Bernard Tomic has won his quarter final at the Sydney International at Homebush after defeating Jarrko Neiminen in three sets. Tomic beat the defending champion 6-7, 6-4, 6-2. Lleyton Hewitt is through to the final of the Kooyong Classic after a 6-3, 6-2 win over world number six Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. American world number 13 John Isner has withdrawn from next week's Australian Open with bruising to the bone in his knee. Cricket: Cricket the Perth scorchers have booked a home semi-final in the Big bash league next week following a 98-run win over the Strikers in Adelaide. Opener Shaun Marsh made 79 to lead the Scorchers to 4 for189 from its 20 overs. Adelaide was bowled out for just 91. Meantime the One day international series between Australia and Sri lanka kicks off today with game 1 of the series at the MCG, live coverage on Grandstand digital from 2pm AEDT. Motro racing: Two people have been in killed in Peru in a head-on collision inv ...
World Sports News Hewitt opens with win at Kooyong Finally pain-free, Lleyton Hewitt served up a warning to his Australian Open rivals when he upset Canadian world No.15 Milos Raonic at the Kooyong Classic. Hewitt, whose ranking of 82 leaves him at the mercy of the Open draw, was out to prove he could tangle with anyone in the early rounds at Melbourne Park next week. The 31-year-old, who defeated Raonic in their only previous meeting at last year's Australian Open, turned on a three set boilover to prevail 6-3 1-6 7-6 (7-4) at a windswept Kooyong. Winner of the Kooyong title two years ago, Hewitt said his first lead-up match provided him with the competition and confidence he needed leading into his Open campaign. "It was good but obviously they were really tough conditions for everyone out there playing today," Hewitt said. "But that's what you come to expect coming to Kooyong and centre court - it's always tough with the wind. "It's sort of blustery and very tough to get a guide on actually which way i ...
Compared - Core Criteria Of Manly Pursuits For twenty years, Australia has produced competitors so gritty they order sandwiches with sand in. The fifty-third most populated country in the world has achieved sporting miracles: fourth in the medals at the Athens Olympics, Lleyton Hewitt a Wimbledon champion, and the Socceroos 3-1 winners over England at Upton Park in 2003. For Richard Beard, that was the last straw. It was time someone beat them at their own games. In the summer of 2005, Beard traveled to Australia on the well-established principle that if you want something doing . . . and found himself at the heart of the problem, in the Sydney suburb of Manly. He took on the locals at bowls, shooting, golf, swimming, surfing, running, and trivia, finding out why they're so good and if they really are invincible. By the time he finished his exploration on this one Australian community through its sports clubs, England had regained the Ashes. So he must have done something right. Many thanks for vis ...
Lleyton's crack at Open has legs: ON one leg, Lleyton Hewitt reached the fourth round at last year's Australian Open.
Seven’s summer of Tennis: guide seven has revealed its schedule for its summer tennis broadcasts. beginning with the Brisbane International and ending with the Australian Open. For the first time, the Brisbane International, APIA International and AAMI Kooyong Classic will all air live on 7TWO. The Australian Open is on Seven and 7TWO Live on almost every broadcast in every city. Four new faces join Seven’s broadcast team for the Open this year, led by new host, Sunrise sport presenter Mark Beretta, and former Olympic champion Giaan Rooney who will report on all the action from out-and-about at Melbourne Park. The team will be led once again by the incomparable Bruce Mcavaney, as well as former world number one and four-time Grand Slam winner Jim Courier and Australian tennis legends Lleyton Hewitt and John Newcombe. Others to feature include Todd Woodbridge, Henri Leconte, Hamish McLachlan, Roger Rasheed, Sam Smith, Rennae Stubbs, John Fitzgerald, Basil Zempilas, Sandy Roberts and a host of the bigge ...
Tennis News: Hewitt doesn’t talk to Nalbandian anymore - Lleyton Hewitt tells The Courier-Mail that after he got into a confrontation with Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Chela at the 2005 Australian Open, his relationship with Chela’s Davis Cup teammate David Nalbandian quickly went south. “When I beat Nalbandian in the [2002] Wimbledon final we were fine and used to practice together,” Hewitt said. “I played Chela at the Australian Open and he ...
What would an Australian summer be without Lleyton Hewitt claiming he can still win the Australian Open next year?
Cadbury have stated this thing called the Cadbury Smash for Cash where you could win $50,000 in cold hard cash. One lucky chocolate eater will get the chance to square up against Lleyton Hewitt at the 2013 Australian Open. He will serve 5 times and each time the winner is able to return the serve th...
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If Lleyton Hewitt plays next year's Australian Open, it'll be his 17th in a row since 1997. He hasn't missed one!
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