Lleyton Hewitt will turn 34 very shortly (Feb the 24th) and he went deep down in the rankings (now no.87). So everybody was wondering when he plans to retire. Finally we had the answer and that will be soon after the Australian Open in 2016.
Hewitt: I will retire next year after the Australian Open…
Lleyton commented “I had thought long and hard and I plan to play the Australian Open next year and then finish,”
For me, obviously the Davis Cup is something that we have worked extremely hard to put in ourselves in a position with a genuine shot. I believe that the guys playing so well, we have that. We have a lot of options and depth.
I feel like I can put my hand up as a player and help the boys get over the line. Whether that is singles, doubles or whatever is needed. At the moment, that is the main focus for us and then I will be looking towards the grass court season and finishing here in Melbourne, which would be special to play 20 Australian Opens.”
Lleyton has won 2 slams (US Open in 2001 and Wimbledon in 2002), he has won 30 titles and he was ranked world no.1 (19th November 2001).
What a great career!
|WHAT A NICE RUN!