Sydney: Australia's former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt will know by Tuesday whether he will be playing in the Beijing Olympics tennis tournament, reports said.
The former Wimbledon and US Open champion has ongoing hip problems and has not played since losing in straight sets to Roger Federer in the fourth round at Wimbledon on June 30.
But the world No. 28 remains positive about his prospects of being fit to compete at a second Olympics when the tennis event starts on August 10, according to his manager David Drysdale.
Drysdale said Hewitt returned to the practice court late last week after being forced out of the Toronto and Cincinnati Masters with the injury.
"I reckon by Tuesday afternoon we should know whether he's going or not," Drysdale told the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday.
"I feel there's a very strong chance he's going to play, but I'm not going to say he's definitely playing because we can't rule out that he might pull up sore.
"He's been hitting again this week, and it's just about working out the levels of discomfort and whether some of the different bits and pieces (of treatment) that we've had done are making a difference," Drysdale said.
"We're all hopeful that he'll be okay. There's no doubt about it, he really wants to play the Olympics."