The former number one in the world, Lleyton Hewitt will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this year, as announced by the ATP this Thursday. Hewitt, who has won 30 titles throughout his career, including a Wimbledon and a US Open, will enter the player category.
“I am very proud to receive this recognition. When you are competing, you are so focused on training and your results that week or that year that you don’t really look to the future with something like this. This is the final recognition for a player, so I am very proud”, Hewitt said.
The Australian was also number one in the world, as he held for 80 weeks between 2001 and 2003, reaching a final at the Australian Open in 2005, as well as win the Davis Cup twice.
“The tennis players who are in the Hall of Fame are people that I have admired a lot throughout my career, especially people like Tony Roche, John Newcombe and Rod Laver. They were motivations during my life and to be recognized by their side is an honor unbelievable,” said the Australian.
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