Officially a “senior”, the new retiree begins a new phase in his tennis life.
MELBOURNE, Australia – An era that was already long over got an official sendoff Thursday night at the Australian Open.
Probably for the last time ever, the two hit – and reminisced about players who are already long gone.
MONTREAL – It was finally confirmed on Tuesday. But veteran Aussie Lleyton Hewitt was already acting like a Davis Cup captain at the Rogers Cup last August.
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France and Switzerland easily take 2-0 leads.
PARIS – As Roger Federer continues on his French Open journey, he opened up on various subjects to the French daily sports newspaper l’Équipe.
Here’s a handy guide to the other seven first-round ties around the tennis planet last weekend.
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A little practice, the morning after Federer took over Rod Laver Arena for a big charity event that raised a ton of money – with Hewitt in attendance.
This time – serious business, even if Hewitt’s young son was there.
It was 2008.
And because of various scenarios that occurred earlier in the day (Janko Tipsarevic taking Roger Federer to five sets, Venus Williams not agreeing to have her match moved to HiSense), local hero Lleyton Hewitt and another fellow popular in Melbourne, Marcos Baghdatis, didn’t get on court in Rod Laver Arena until nearly midnight. Continue reading