Lleyton Hewitt
 Career weeks at #1: 68
 Age: 30
 Born: Adelaide, Australia
 Resides: Nassau, Bahamas
 Height: 5'11"
 Weight: 170 lbs.
 Turned pro: 1998


Scheduled to play


Lleyton Hewitt's first round match will be determined at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships draw ceremony on Friday, February 17.

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Profile

Full name is Lleyton Glynn Hewitt...Played Australian Rules Football until age 13, then decided to pursue tennis career...In brief junior ranks, ranked as No. 1 Aussie in 18-under division in 1996...Owns two Grand Slam titles (US Open 2001, Wimbledon 2002) and 29 total ATP singles titles, ranking #21 in the history of the tour…Has won at least one ATP title for 12 of the last 13 years, best among active players…Has battled injuries in recent history but in 2010, made his 14th straight appearance at the Australian open tying Woodbridge, Woodforde and Ferreira as the Open Era record holders for most consecutive appearances after being the youngest (15 yrs., 11 mos.) qualifier in history of Australian Open (1997)...In 2009, Lleyton finished in Top 25 for 10th time in 11 years…During his prime, he became only fourth player to rank No. 1 for every week during year and seventh player to finish No. 1 for at least two straight years in 2002...In 2001, Hewitt finished as youngest player (20 yrs., 8 mos.) and first Australian to finish No. 1 in history of ATP Rankings...44-12 recdord at Davis Cup (36-9 in singles) in 29 ties since 1999 and member of winning teams in ‘99 and 2003….

Read an assessment of Lleyton’s game and place in tennis and his never-ending will to win.

 
Enjoys golf and Australian Rules Football (Adelaide Crows fan)...His father, Glynn, is a former Aussie Rules Football player and his mother, Cherilyn, was a physical education teacher...Has one younger sister, Jaslyn (born Feb. 23, 1983), who was No. 1 junior in Australia in 2000, and won her first Challenger title in Canberra in 2004….Good friend of Aussie golfers Greg Norman and Aaron Baddeley... In December 2003, Caddied for Greg Norman at Australian PGA event.....Supporter of many children’s charitable foundations in Australia - the Starlight Foundation and the McGuinisses-McDermott Cancer Foundation, among others...In August 2002, made Special Olympics his primary charitable cause by becoming a global ambassador for the organization with the primary mission of helping Special Olympics double their international membership by 2005 via clinics and public appearances as he travels the world; invites Special Olympics athletes to tennis tournaments, commercial shoots, and other personal appearances around the world…. Wife, Bec Cartwright (married July 21, 2005 in Sydney) is an Aussie actress...Daughters, Mia Rebecca (born Nov. 29, 2005), Ava Sydney (born Oct. 19, 2010), Son, Cruz (born Dec. 11, 2008)...


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Playing style:

  • Defensive baseline counterpuncher -  consistently chases down attempted winning shots from his opponent, waiting for opponent to make an error
  • Signature shot: offensive topspin lob
  • Known for having one of the best overhead smashes in the game
  • Typically doesn’t approach the net
  • Difficult to "ace" - gets more returns in play than most players
  • In Andre Agassi's book "Open", Hewitt is described as one of the best shot selectors in the history of Men's Tennis

Awards and honors:

  • 2001-2002 – ATP Player of the Year
  • 2001-2003 – Most Popular South Australian
  • 2002 – Australia's Male Athlete (Australian Sports Awards)
  • 2002 – ESPY Best Male Tennis Player
  • 2003 – Young Australian of the Year
  • 2003 – Vogue Australia Sportsman of the Year


Follow Lleyton at his official website:
http://www.lleytonandbechewitt.com

IMDB Lleyton: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1812860/


Multimedia







Did you know?

The Australia Post launched a commemorative Lleyton Hewitt stamp in January 2002 prior to the Australian Open and in 2004 featured a Lleyton Hewitt Limited Edition post card during the Australian Open. 




Memphis Tennis Experience

Career Record at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships: 5-2
This will be LLeyton Hewitt's third appearance in Memphis in the last four years.

2011

Round of 32 Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
#37 W 6-4, 7-6(3)
Round of 16 Adrian Mannarino (FRA) #61 W 6-7(9), 7-5, 6-0
Quarterfinal Andy Roddick (USA) #8 L 2-6, 3-6

2009
Round of 32 James Blake (USA) #13 W 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Round of 16 Chris Guccione (AUS) #129 W 6-2, 7-6(4)
Quarterfinal Christophe Rochus (BEL) #94 W 6-2, 6-3
Semifinal Andy Roddick (USA)
#6 L 6-2, 6-7(4), 4-6


Other career stats
ATP singles record 554-206 (28 titles)
Grand Slam singles record 138-49 (21 titles)
Record after winning 1st set 447-59
Record indoors 71-28 (4 titles)
Record on hard court 335-125 (19 titles)

 


Contest


Visit the Player of the Week page every day this week (Monday-Friday) to learn more about Lleyton Hewitt.  Then, on Friday visit the Memphis Tennis Facebook page to find a question about Lleyton.  One lucky fan that answers the question correctly will win a pair of tickets to the 2012 RMK Championships and a poster signed by Lleyton.  Click here to visit the Memphis Tennis Facebook page now.

Must be 18 years old to enter.  All entries must be received at 10AM (PT) on Sunday, February 12, 2012.  Odds of winning depend on number of entries.  One (1) winner will be randomly selected from all correct and eligible entries on Monday, February 13.  Autograped prize will be mailed to winner in February 2012 following the 2012 RMK Championships.

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