Lleyton Hewitt to make Australian Open lapse for doubles

Lleyton Hewitt is entrance out of retirement to play doubles during subsequent month’s Australian Open.

The former universe No. 1 strictly called it quits after his home Grand Slam in 2016 though returned to a justice twice some-more final year in a Davis Cup and during Wimbledon.

Now he is creation another appearance, this time alongside associate Australian Sam Groth, for whom it will be a final contest of his career.

Hewitt pronounced in a Herald Sun: “It’s going to be a bit of fun — that’s what a Australian Open is about.

“I’m going to unequivocally suffer it. We’ve been attack a lot of balls, attack each day, and we’re not only going out there creation adult a numbers. We wish to give it a satisfactory crack.”

Hewitt won Grand Slam singles titles during a US Open in 2001 and Wimbledon a following year, while he was also winning in doubles during Flushing Meadows in 2000 partnering Max Mirnyi.

Hewitt, 36, is now Australia’s Davis Cup captain.

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