Lleyton Hewitt has made it clear that this is not the last time that he is going to participate in the Australian Open.
Hewitt has not been at his best in the last few years and with him not getting any younger, there had been talks that this could be his last appearance in the Australian Open, but, the 32 years old veteran has denied all that.
Hewitt is believed to have put in a lot of effort to improve his fitness in the last few weeks and according to him, he is determined to do well in the Grand Slams and in the Davis Cup next season.
Talking to the reporters recently, Hewitt said, “It’s not going to be my last Australian Open. I am feeling good about my game at the moment and I have no plans of quitting.”
Hewitt will start the upcoming season by participating in the Brisbane International Tennis tournament. He might have to face one of the greatest players of all time Roger Federer at some stage in that tournament.
When asked about that, the Australian superstar said, “Roger is a quality player and he is one of those guys whom you don’t prefer to face especially at the start of a tournament. He is one of the greats of the game.”
During the last season, Hewitt had put up good performances in patches. He wasn’t consistent enough, but, he had got better of some players who are quite high in the world rankings and he believes that those wins have given him a huge amount of self belief.
Hewitt said, “To defeat Juan and Stanislas who are two of the top 10 players in the world, it has certainly boosted my confidence.”
Hewitt has so far won a couple of Grand Slam singles titles in his career.