Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Glynn Hewitt ( born February 24, 1981 in Adelaide ) is an Australian tennis player. 2001, he became the youngest ever number one in the ATP world rankings.

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The Australian started his professional career in 1998 and has been able to, among other things, the Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon (2002) and at the U.S. Open (2001) and twice the Tennis Masters Cup (2001, 2002) to win. In 2004, Hewitt lost in all the Grand Slam tournaments and the Tennis Masters Cup ( finals ) in each case against the eventual tournament winner.

In 2005, he first acquired the finals at the Australian Open, but lost to Marat Safin. At Wimbledon and at the U.S. Open, he failed again against the winner of the tournament, he lost in the semifinals against Roger Federer, respectively, continuing his extraordinary series from the previous year continued. He divorced seven times consecutively in a Grand Slam tournament against the eventual champions from - a record which still exists today. In 2005 he had the French Open because of a rib fracture cancel, the Masters Cup, he renounced because of the imminent birth of his first child.

Since mid-2005, Hewitt has increasingly struggling with knee and ankle problems. In early 2007 he separated from his coach Roger Rasheed. Then it looked after Scott Draper, cooperation, however, was terminated after the Australian Open. As of August 2007, he was coached by Tony Roche, former coach of Roger Federer. From September 2009 Nathan Healey was his trainer before Hewitt in November 2010 returned again to Roche.

2008 Hewitt first time since 2001 slipped out of the top 50, partly because he could not attend because of persistent hip problems in some tournaments. Among others, he was lacking at the Hamburg Masters and the Cincinnati Masters, where he had previously reached the semi-finals each year. After the Olympic Games, where he competed in the doubles competition ( with Chris Guccione ), located Hewitt opted for surgery. He ended the season early on, but announced his comeback for the Australian Open in 2009 and that he still wanted to play at least two years.

In early 2010 a second hip replacement surgery Hewitt had to undergo. He made ​​his comeback at the French Open, where he was the eventual winner Rafael Nadal was defeated in the third round. On 13 June, Hewitt took his 28th career title at Halle, in the final he defeated five-time champion Federer.

Lleyton Hewitt was the youngest player number 1 in professional men's tennis, and also he was the third-youngest professional tennis player, who won a tournament. He also scored a tournament victory with the worst ATP ranking (550, Adelaide ) and he underwent the least " unforced errors" ( unforced errors ) in a match.

His trademark is the reversed patch baseball cap, which he wears in almost every game so.

Davis Cup

Hewitt won the Australian Davis Cup team in the seasons 1999 and 2003, twice the Davis Cup. With 53 games won, he is the best player in the Australian Davis Cup history. He is also a record player with 35 matches played.








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Legend: S = tournament victory; F, HF, VF, AF = finals / semifinals / quarterfinals / knockout stages; 1R, 2R, 3R = eliminated in the 1st / 2nd / 3rd Main Round


  • 2001: ATP Player of the Year
  • 2001-2003: Most popular athlete in South Australia
  • 2002: "Male Athlete of the Year " in Australia
  • 2003: "Sportsman of the Year" by the Australian Vogue
  • 2003: " Young Australian of the Year "
  • 2006: " Fairest Player "


Hewitt supports several charitable organizations for children in Australia, including the Starlight Foundation and McGuinisses - McDermott Cancer Foundation. In addition, he works with the organization " Special Olympics " together, which dedicates its work of promoting the sport of mentally handicapped people.

Early December 2004 Hewitt split from his longtime girlfriend Kim Clijsters, who in turn is one of the best tennis players in the world. Since July 2005 he is married to Australian actress Rebecca Cartwright. The first child of the couple was born on 29 November 2005, on 11 December 2008 was followed by her second. The third child was born on 19 October 2010 at the world.