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Lleyton Hewitt Biography

Lleyton Glynn Hewitt is an Australian professional tennis player and former World No. 1. He is one of the youngest winners of an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tournament. He has also won the 1998 Next Generation Adelaide International, defeating Andre Agassi in the semifinals. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder and worked on his tennis career at Immanuel College. In 2000, Hewitt reached his first Grand Slam final at the Wimbledon mixed doubles partnering Belgian Kim Clijsters. Hewitt later won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open when he along with Max Mirnyi claimed the men's doubles championship. Hewitt started off the 2001 season well by winning the Medibank International in Sydney, and went on to win tournaments in London and 's-Hertogenbosch. He captured his first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open in 2001. Lleyton went on to win the Tokyo Open and again qualify for the year-end Tennis Masters Cup held in Sydney. Hewitt won a total of six titles in 2001. He followed his 2001 US Open win by capturing the Wimbledon singles title. For his third straight year, successfully defended his title at the Tennis Masters Cup held in Shanghai. In 2003 Hewitt defeated former world no. 1 Gustavo Kuerten for the championship at Indian Wells. In 2005, Hewitt won his only title at the Sydney Medibank International defeating little-known Czech player Ivo Minář. Hewitt made his Davis Cup debut for Australia in the 1999 Davis Cup quarterfinals at age 18 against the United States in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Hewitt is the current holder of several Australian Davis Cup records which include most wins, most singles wins, most ties played and most years played  

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Wimbledon 2017: Lleyton Hewitt roots for a Roger Federer vs Andy Murray final
Wimbledon 2017: Lleyton Hewitt roots for a Roger Federer vs Andy Murray final
Hewitt won the Wimbledon title back in 2002 before the reign of the 'Big Four' began.
5 former players who could coach Nick Kyrgios
5 former players who could coach Nick Kyrgios
Who among these 5 former players is the perfect match for the troubled Nick Kyrgios?
5 tennis players who come from sporting backgrounds
5 tennis players who come from sporting backgrounds
We look at the top tennis players who come from sports playing families.
10 high profile couples who broke up
10 high profile couples who broke up
A profile of 10 sporting couples whose love life did not last long!
Lleyton Hewitt to return to Wimbledon 2016 as a wildcard
Lleyton Hewitt to return to Wimbledon 2016 as a wildcard
The former World No. 1 retired from professional tennis following the 2016 Australian Open.
Nick Kyrgios hits back at Bernard Tomic in Australia's Davis Cup row
Nick Kyrgios hits back at Bernard Tomic in Australia's Davis Cup row
Nick Kyrgios hits back at fellow Aussie Bernard Tomic after he accused him of feigning illness to skip Australia's Davis Cup tie.
5 love affairs that began on the tennis court
5 love affairs that began on the tennis court
Love is not just a score in tennis!
Bryan brothers crush Lleyton Hewitt comeback, put United States ahead
Bryan brothers crush Lleyton Hewitt comeback, put United States ahead
Lleyton Hewitt took to the courts but could not prevent a loss for Australia.
Lleyton Hewitt to replace Nick Kyrgios for Australia's Davis Cup tie against the United States
Lleyton Hewitt to replace Nick Kyrgios for Australia's Davis Cup tie against the United States
Kyrgios' illness might force Hewitt out of retirement.
Grass court tennis returns to Kooyong for Australia-US Davis Cup tie
Grass court tennis returns to Kooyong for Australia-US Davis Cup tie
It will be the first time in 23 years that Australia has played Davis Cup tennis on grass at Kooyong.
5 most heart-warming moments in tennis history
5 most heart-warming moments in tennis history
Here are 5 times players showed kindness, sportsmanship and humanity on court.
Australian Open 2016: Report card of top players after week 1
Australian Open 2016: Report card of top players after week 1
With the semi-finals now decided at the Australian Open, here's what we learned from the first week.
5 Greatest moments from Lleyton Hewitt's career
5 Greatest moments from Lleyton Hewitt's career
The man may have retired, but his legacy will live on. We celebrate today the memorable career of Lleyton 'Rusty' Hewitt.
Lleyton Hewitt retires: Who said what
Lleyton Hewitt retires: Who said what
Social media reacted as Hewitt played the final singles match of his career.
David Warner defends himself after he gets trolled for choosing not to watch BBL or Lleyton Hewitt
David Warner defends himself after he gets trolled for choosing not to watch BBL or Lleyton Hewitt
Warner gets criticised for watching a film instead of cricket or tennis
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