Lleyton Hewitt

  • Hewitt breaks through on 3rd try in Newport July 14, 2014

    Newport: Australian Lleyton Hewitt took advantage of his second chances to win a title on his third try at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Playing in his third consecutive final on Newport's grass courts, Hewitt, the No. 3 seed, beat second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3)...
  • Lleyton Hewitt, Ivo Karlovic advance to Newport final July 13, 2014

    Newport: Lleyton Hewitt is getting a third shot at a title at the Hall of Fame Championships. The third-seeded Hewitt will face hard-serving Ivo Karlovic of Croatia in the final on Sunday. Karlovic ousted Samuel Groth of Australia 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday. Hewitt, who lost in the 2013 final to Nicolas...
  • Hewitt, Sock reach Hall of Fame semi-finals July 12, 2014

    Lleyton Hewitt and Jack Sock advanced to the semi-finals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Friday. The 33-year old Hewitt, seeded third, beat American Steve Johnson 6-4, 6-4. The 21-year old Sock, fresh off a doubles title at Wimbledon with Canadian Vasek Pospisil, defeated top-seeded John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (4). The...
  • Lleyton Hewitt falls short of Roger Federer grass-court record June 13, 2014

    Lleyton Hewitt remains one victory short of Roger Federer's record of 122 match wins on grass after being beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Feliciano Lopez in the second round of the Queen's Club grass-court tournament on Wednesday. Hewitt, a four-time champion at Queen's, was broken once in each set and failed to...
  • Hewitt beats Polansky in Houston to enter second round April 9, 2014

    Houston: Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt beat Canada's Peter Polansky 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in gusty conditions on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. Also advancing were Americans Donald Young and Michael Russell. Young routed countryman Ryan Harrison 6-0, 6-1, and Houston-based Russell...
  • Nadal rolls into third round at Sony Open March 24, 2014

    Miami: Spanish world No. 1 Rafael Nadal rolled to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Australia's Lleyton Hewitt, advancing to the third round of the Sony Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Centre in Key Biscayne, Florida. "For me, to be back after two years, it's a great way to be back,"...
  • Battling Hewitt scraps way to milestone 600th career win March 21, 2014

    Lleyton Hewitt's 600th win looked very much like every other of his ATP Tour career as the Australian battler scraped his way past Robin Haase 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Sony Open on Thursday. In a testament to his tenacity, Hewitt became just the third active player...
  • Hewitt wins at Indian Wells, reaches second round March 7, 2014

    California: Lleyton Hewitt scratched out a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3 victory over fellow Australian Matthew Ebden on Thursday in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open to move within one of joining the ATP Tour's 600-win club. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the only active players to have reached...
  • Lleyton Hewitt tops Baghdatis, advances in Memphis February 14, 2014

    Memphis: Former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals at the US National Indoor Tennis Championships. The No. 3 seed leads the career series with Baghdatis 3-2, winning their first match since 2010 when Baghdatis had...
  • Lleyton Hewitt out in first round at Australian Open January 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Andreas Seppi ended perennial local favorite Lleyton Hewitt's 18th appearance at the Australian Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 7-5 win on Tuesday. Former No. 1-ranked Hewitt, who beat 17-time major winner Roger Federer in last week's Brisbane International final, had a match point late in the 4-hour-18-minute...
  • Rafter, Hewitt to pair up for doubles at Australian Open January 12, 2014

    Melbourne: 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 criticised the current state of the doubles...
  • I can do some damage in Melbourne, says Lleyton Hewitt January 5, 2014

    Brisbane: 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. Hewitt dominated Federer in the first set and then...
  • Lleyton Hewitt upsets Roger Federer to win Brisbane title January 5, 2014

    Australia: Lleyton Hewitt won a title for the first time since 2010 with an upset 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 win at the Brisbane International over Roger Federer, his oldest rival on the tour. The 32-year-old former No. 1s have met 27 times dating back to 1999, and after Sunday's unexpected victory Hewitt...
  • Roger Federer, Lleyton Hewitt to meet in Brisbane final January 4, 2014

    Brisbane: Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt earned three-set victories on Saturday to set up a meeting in the Brisbane International final, renewing a rivalry that stretches back to the last millennium. Federer beat No. 8-seeded Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 in a semifinal featuring just two service breaks, immediately after...
  • Hewitt upsets Nishikori to reach Brisbane final January 4, 2014

    Brisbane: Former No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt turned back to the clock with a gritty 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over second-seeded Kei Nishikori on Saturday to advance to the Brisbane International final and a possible showdown with Roger Federer. The 32-year-old Hewitt handled the heat better than his Japanese opponent as the...
  • Pospisil beats Hewitt in straight sets in Vienna opener October 16, 2013

    Vienna: Vasek Pospisil saved two set points before beating former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (6), 6-4 in the first round of the Erste Bank Open on Tuesday. Pospisil trailed the now 53rd-ranked Australian 6-4 in the tiebreaker before reeling off four straight points to take the opening set. An early...
  • Hewitt, Tomic eliminated from Shanghai Masters October 9, 2013

    Sydney: Australian tennis players Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic both have been knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in their first-round matches, local media reported on Wednesday. Hewitt lost 6-4, 6-2 to Italian Andreas Seppi in straight sets on Tuesday night, as reported. The Australian player grabbed an early break to lead...
  • Australia's Lleyton Hewitt out of China Open October 2, 2013

    Beijing: Former World No.1 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia was ousted by Fabio Fognini of Italy 0-6, 2-6 in the second round of the China Open Wednesday. Fognini set a potential quarter-final clash with Rafael Nadal, who will play Philipp Kohlschreiber in the last match Wednesday. Fognini prevailed in just 59 minutes, breaking...
  • Lleyton Hewitt upsets Del Potro at US Open August 31, 2013

    New York: Lleyton Hewitt displayed the same shots and grit that earned him a US Open trophy a dozen years ago on the way to the No. 1 ranking. Now 32, and ranked 66th, Hewitt came back to surprise 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 7-6 (2),...
  • Mardy Fish falls in Atlanta, Lleyton Hewitt in quarters July 25, 2013

    Atlanta: Mardy Fish took a hit in his gradual return to full-time tennis, falling 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Michael Russell on Wednesday at the Atlanta Open. It was only Fish's fourth match since the US Open in September when he withdrew before a fourth-round match because of an irregular heartbeat. Ranked...
  • Mahut beats Hewitt to win the Hall of Fame title July 15, 2013

    Newport: Nicolas Mahut certainly knows a little something about being on court for a long time. Judging by his smile, it was a much better feeling this time. The 31-year old Frenchman captured the title at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Sunday, beating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 5-7, 7-5,...
  • Semi-finals postponed by rain at Newport July 14, 2013

    Newport: The semi-finals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships were pushed back a day after heavy rain wiped out most of play on Saturday. Following a rain-delayed, 90-minute on-court enshrinement ceremony for the 2013 class of the International Tennis Hall of Fame - which included Martina Hingis - and nearly...
  • Hewitt beats Wawrinka to advance at Wimbledon June 25, 2013

    London: An Aussie fan dressed in yellow and green rushed down to where Lleyton Hewitt was signing autographs and handed his cap to the former Wimbledon champion. Hewitt grabbed the hat, placed it backward on his head and kept walking down the line. Yes, for at least one day, this felt like...
  • Murray defeats Tsonga to set up final with Cilic at Queen's Cup June 16, 2013

    London: Top-seeded Andy Murray and defending champion Marin Cilic will play in the final at Queen's Club after both earned three-set victories on Saturday. Murray, the champion in 2009 and 2011, rallied to defeat fourth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a repeat of their 2011 final. Fifth-seeded Cilic of...
  • Hewitt downs Querrey of US at Queen's Club June 13, 2013

    London: Australia's Lleyton Hewitt upset American Sam Querrey 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 Thursday at the Queen's Club grass-court tournament. In a matchup between two former Queen's champions, the 19th-ranked Querrey saved five break points in the first set but failed to convert five in the second. The 82nd-ranked Hewitt won the...
  • Hewitt gives Dimitrov grasscourt masterclass at Queen's June 12, 2013

    London: Former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt gave Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov a grasscourt masterclass in a second-round victory at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Australian needed little more than an hour to win 6-4, 6-3 as 10th seed Dimitrov struggled to cope with his formidable grasscourt...
  • Lleyton Hewitt rallies past Michael Russell in Queen's 1st round June 11, 2013

    London: Former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt rallied past Michael Russell of the United States 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the first round at the Queen's Club on Monday. The Australian has won this Wimbledon warm-up four times as well as the 2001 U.S. Open and 2002 Wimbledon. He has now won 111...
  • Gilles Simon rallies past Lleyton Hewitt at French Open May 27, 2013

    Paris: Two-time major champion Lleyton Hewitt isn't sure whether he'll return to the French Open. If he doesn't, his last match at Roland Garros will be a tough one to get over. In a back-and-forth first-round match against 15th-seeded Gilles Simon of France, Hewitt wasted a two-set lead, then fought...
  • Roger Federer sweeps Spanish qualifier at French Open May 26, 2013

    Paris: Roger Federer swept qualifier Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday in the first round of the French Open, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. Playing at Roland Garros for the 15th year in a row, Federer earned a big roar from the center court crowd after he closed out the victory with a picturesque...