Lleyton Hewitt out of retirement to make Australian Open return
Lleyton Hewitt is coming out of retirement to play doubles at subsequent month’s Australian Open.
The former world No 1 formally known as it quits after his residence grand slam in 2016 however returned to the court docket twice extra final 12 months in Davis Cup and at Wimbledon.
Now he’s making one other look, this time alongside fellow Australian Sam Groth, for whom this would be the final event of his profession.
Hewitt stated within the Herald Sun: “It’s going to be a bit of enjoyable – that is what the Australian Open is about.
“I’m going to really enjoy it. We’ve been hitting a lot of balls, hitting every day, and we’re not just going out there making up the numbers. We want to give it a fair crack.”
Hewitt received grand slam singles titles on the US Open in 2001 and Wimbledon the next 12 months, whereas he was additionally victorious in doubles at Flushing Meadows in 2000 partnering Max Mirnyi.
The 36-year-old is at the moment Australia’s Davis Cup captain.