Lleyton Hewitt

Australian Tennis Player

Lleyton Glynn Hewitt is an Australian professional tennis player and former World No. 1. Hewitt is the youngest male ever to be ranked World 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 (now called the ATP World Tour Finals) titles (2001 and 2002).… Read More

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  • Australia Hope Kyrgios Has Turned Corner After Japan Win
    Yahoo News - Oct 10, 2016
  • 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


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


1981 Birth Born on February 24, 1981.


1997 16 Years Old 1 More Event
Between 1997 and 2016, he contested twenty consecutive Australian Open men's singles tournaments, reaching the 2005 final where he was defeated by Marat Safin in four sets.
1998 17 Years Old 1 More Event
Hewitt commenced his professional career in 1998.
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


2011 - 2013 15 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
He concluded his professional tennis career at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Doubles in the Gentlemen's doubles competition, where he played alongside countryman Jordan Thompson and lost to eighth seeds Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock in the second round. … Read More
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