Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Glynn Hewitt well known as Lleyton Hewitt is an Australian tennis player who has won two Grand Slam singles titles and became the youngest male to hold the world’s No. 1 ranking at the age of 20. He has won the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon men’s singles titles, the 2000 US Open men’s doubles title, back-to-back Tennis Masters Cup titles in 2001 and 2002, and the Davis Cup with Australia in 1999 and 2003. He reached the final of the 2004 US Open, where he was defeated by Roger Federer. He plays by Right handed.

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Famous For

  • Winning two Grand Slam singles titles.
  • Becoming the youngest male to hold the world’s No. 1 ranking.

Early Life of Hewitt

On 24th February 1981, Hewitt was born with a birth name of Lleyton Glynn Hewitt in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He holds a nationality of Australian. He was born to Glynn, his father, and Cherilyn, his mother. His father was a former Australian Rules Football player and his mother is a physical education teacher. He also has a younger sister named Jaslyn Hewitt who is a former tennis coach.

Body Features of Hewitt

Hewitt has got a very sexy body. He stands 1.78m tall and has a balanced healthy body of 77 Kg. He keeps his body fit. His charming face and smile attract a lot of fans towards him.

Career of Hewitt

  • At the initial stage of his career, he played Australian Football till his age of 13 and later decided to pursue his career in a tennis career.
  • In the year 1988, he made his professional career and became one of the youngest winners of an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tournament when he won the 1998 Next Generation Adelaide International, defeating Jason Stoltenberg in the final.
  • In the year 2000, he reached his first Grand Slam final where he lost to Americans Kimberly Po and Donald Johnson and later he won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open.
  • He began his 2001 season well by winning the Medibank International in Sydney and then he captured his first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open in the same year.
  • In the year 2002, he won three titles in San Jose, Indian Wells and London (Queen’s Club). Then he won by capturing the Wimbledon singles title.
  • In the year 2003, he defeated former No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten for the championship at Indian Wells and then lost to Ivo Karlovic.
  • In the year 2004, he became the first man in history to lose in each Grand Slam singles tournament to the eventual champion by Roger Federer.
  • In the year 2005, he won his only title at the Sydney Medibank International defeating little-known Czech player Ivo Minar.
  • In the year 2006, he was defeated in the second round of the 2006 Australian Open by Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina.
  • Later, he reached the finals of the San Jose and Las Vegas tournaments, losing to British youngster Andy Murray and American James Blake.
  • He won his first tournament of 2006 by defeating Blake in the final of the Queen’s Club Championship.
  • In the year 2007, at the 2007 Australian Open, he lost in the third round to tenth-seeded Chilean and eventual runner-up Fernando Gonzalez.
  • At the Master’s tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati, he reached the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively. In both cases, he lost to Roger Federer.
  • In the season of 2008, his hip was injured in March 2008 which affect his preparation for the French Open.
  • After returning from hip surgery, he played his first match in 2009 at the Hopman Cup, where he defeated Nicolas Kiefer.
  • He began his 2010 season partnering Samantha Stosur at the Hopman Cup failing to reach the final.
  • He began his 2011 season on the ATP Tour at the Hopman Cup in Perth after that, he competed in the AAMI Kooyong Classic.
  • He began his 2012 season at the Hopman Cup where he lost in singles to Fernando Verdasco.
  • He started off his 2013 season in Brisbane, where he lost in second round against Denis Istomin.
  • He began his 2015 season as the defending champion of the Brisbane International. At a media conference, he mentioned plans to retire after the 2016 Australian Open to become the captain of the Australian Davis Cup team.
  • In the year 2016, he won his first round match against fellow Australian James Duckworth and later lost to David Ferrer in the second round.
  • He finished his professional tennis career on 24th January 2016 after 20 straight Australian Open appearances.
  • In December 2017, it was announced that he would come out of retirement and accept a doubles wildcard with compatriot Sam Groth at the 2018 Australian Open.

Awards of Hewitt

2001 – ATP Player of the Year
2001 – Most Popular South Australian
2002 – ATP Player of the Year
2002 – Australia’s Male Athlete
2002 – ESPY Best Male Tennis Player
2003 – Young Australian of the Year
2003 – Vogue Australia Sportsman of the Year
2003 – Most Popular South Australian
2011 – Newcombe Medal. Spirit of Tennis Award
2013 – Newcombe Medal. Most outstanding Australian player in 2013
Davis Cup Commitment Award
2016 – Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to tennis as a player at the national and international level, and to the community.

Affairs of Hewitt

Hewitt is a married man. He married Bec Cartwright, Actress in the year 2005 July 21. They had been dating for six years. The couple has altogether three children and expecting for next baby as her wife, Bec is pregnant. They live in Nassau, Bahamas.

Previously, Hewitt started his relationship with Kum Clijsters, Belgian Tennis player in the year 2000 during the Australian time. The couple announced their engagement in the year 2003 and got separated in the year 2004.

Net worth of Hewitt

The net worth of this famous professional tennis player of Australia is in million. His current net worth as of 2018 is estimated to have around $15 Million. He is earning a good amount of money from his work and he is satisfied with his earning. His exact salary is not revealed yet but his salary is also in million. In total, he has received US Dollar $20,849,000 prize money. He is a very successful person in his personal life as well as in his professional life.

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