“It’s a Shame That Lleyton Hewitt is Retiring” – Andy Murray

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015 | 0


Andy Murray, who helped Great Britain topple Australia to reach the finals of the Davis Cup, paid rich tributes to retiring Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt after the latter winded up his final team event in Glasgow on Monday.

Hewitt, a two-time Grand Slam champion and a former top-ranked tennis player,  put up a stellar show in the doubles rubber against Great Britain, where he paired up with compatriot Sam Groth to eventually go down fighting in a marathon five-setter.

The 34-year-old Hewitt is slated to hang up his boots after the Australian Open next year. But, Murray heaped praise on the Australian’s attitude and fighting spirit, accentuating his hard work over the years.

“It’s a shame that he’s retiring but I’ve spoken to him a lot over the past couple of years, and practiced with him a lot, and he’s definitely got everything out of his body,” Murray told of Hewitt, as quoted by sbs.com.au.

“(He’s had) a number of surgeries and various issues and still always given his best when he’s played the Davis Cup,” Murray continued. “He’s got an incredible attitude, he fights so hard in every match and yesterday was a very good example of that.

“He was still returning incredibly well. He has a great record too.”





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