Posted on January 20 2016
It doesn’t seem long since the dogged Aussie sent boozie crowds dressed in yellow into frenzied, “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi” chants, however Lleyton Hewitt is now preparing for his 20th and final Australian Open.
The yellow army of Lleyton supporters created an exciting change to an otherwise demure Wimbledon crowd, but alas it seems as though the excitement of Hewitt’s long, loud screams of “Caaaammmoon” will become a thing of the past.
Lleyton Hewitt announced he would retire early last year. It has been an incredible career that has seen him sit for 80 weeks as No.1 in the world, win the 2001 US Open, the 2002 Wimbledon and win over $20 million in prize money, not bad!
Hewitt wont go down as one of the best ever players to ever grace the sport, but his fiery persona and never say die attitude will go down in tennis history and he will forever be remembered as a great ambassador for the sport.
His next challenge is taking over as captain of the Australian Davis Cup team; a child minding position he will take over from former captain Patrick Rafter.
The team hosts a number of unpredictable yet talented youngsters. Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have hit the headlines this past year for all the wrong reasons despite having experienced great success for their age.
Despite the challenge, we wish him the best of luck in the upcoming Australian Open and in his career as captain of Australia!