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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...
Via Tennis Panorama
12 days ago  |  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...
Via Tennis Panorama
13 days ago  |  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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17 days ago  |  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...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 08, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
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 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
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