Lleyton Hewitt

Australian Tennis Player

Lleyton Glynn Hewitt is an Australian professional tennis player and former world no. 1, who has a current ATP ranking of 176. Hewitt is the youngest male ever to be ranked no. 1 at the age of 20. His career achievements include winning the 2000 US Open men's doubles, the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon men's singles, and back-to-back Tennis Masters Cup titles (2001 and 2002).… Read More

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  • U.S. Open Pauses To Remember 9/11 Under Heavy Security
    Yahoo News - Sep 11, 2016
  • Hewitt, Gerrans Out Of Australian Olympic Team
    Yahoo News - Jul 17, 2016
  • Murray Sets Sights On Record Fifth Queen's Crown
    Yahoo News - Jun 12, 2016
  • Kyrgios Rants On 'biased' Nature Of 'ruined' Sport
    Yahoo News - Mar 30, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lleyton Hewitt.


1981 Birth Born on February 24, 1981.
1983 2 Years Old Both Aaron Krickstein winning Tel Aviv in 1983 and Michael Chang winning San Francisco in 1988 were younger than Hewitt when they claimed their first ATP title. … Read More


1997 16 Years Old 1 More Event
As a junior Hewitt posted a 44–19 record in singles and reached as high as No. 17 in the world in 1997 (and No. 13 in doubles).
1999 18 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
In 2000, Hewitt reached his first Grand Slam final at the Wimbledon mixed doubles partnering Belgian Kim Clijsters, his then girlfriend. … Read More


Hewitt started off the 2001 season well by winning the Medibank International in Sydney, and went on to win tournaments in London (Queen's Club) and 's-Hertogenbosch.
In 2003 Hewitt defeated former world no. 1 Gustavo Kuerten for the championship at Indian Wells.
In 2004, Hewitt became the first man in history to lose in each Grand Slam singles tournament to the eventual champion. … Read More
…  He had once had a close friendship with Crows star Andrew McLeod, but this broke down amid much public controversy in 2005. … Read More
Hewitt was defeated in the second round of the 2006 Australian Open by Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina. … Read More
At the 2007 Australian Open, Hewitt lost in the third round to tenth-seeded Chilean and eventual runner-up Fernando González. … Read More
At the 2008 Australian Open, he advanced to the fourth round as the 19th seed, defeating 15th-seeded and 2006 Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis in a thrilling third-round match. … Read More
After returning from hip surgery, Hewitt played his first match in 2009 at the Hopman Cup, where he defeated Nicolas Kiefer in three sets. … Read More


At the 2011 Australian Open, Hewitt was defeated in the first round in five sets by Argentina's David Nalbandian. … Read More
2012 - 2013 9 More Events
Hewitt kicked off the 2014 season as an unseeded entrant into the 2014 Brisbane International. … Read More
Hewitt began his 2015 season as the defending champion of the Brisbane International. … Read More
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