Lleyton Hewitt of Australia gets admitted into the American International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Throughout his career, Lleyton Hewitt produced a lot of memorable moments. The Australian won admirers all around the world with his work ethic and competitive attitude, whether it was by relentlessly pressing opponents late into the night or by letting loose with his trademark lawnmower celebration..
Hewitt made his imprint by embracing challenges from the time he entered the public eye at the age of 15 by qualifying for the Australian Open to the end of his spectacular career two decades later. He will therefore be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday.
The 41-year-old Adelaide native's induction was postponed for a year and held after Saturday's ATP Hall of Fame Open semifinals since he was unable to travel to the Hall of Fame last year from Australia.
Hewitt remarked, "I guess I needed that extra year to come up with the correct terms."
"I am so honored to have this opportunity. Being able to invite my family and friends has made it even more memorable.
Hewitt was accompanied by his wife Bec, children Mia and Ava, and son Cruz.
In 2005, he finished second at the Australian Open. Despite having no regrets, he said that a slam title in his native nation was the one thing missing from his career.
Nothing, he declared, would be different. "But there's something I wish I could have done, of course. Obviously, I believed I was capable of doing.
Hewitt, the captain of Australia's Davis Cup team, will shortly meet Nick Kyrgios and is hoping that the Wimbledon finalist will be able to represent his nation in September.
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