Roger Federer Heaps Rich Praise on Retiring Lleyton Hewitt

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, November 15th, 2015 | 0


Roger Federer had rich words of praise for one of his biggest rivals Lleyton Hewitt, as the latter closes on to his retirement.

Hewitt, who had announced that the next year’s Australian Open in January would be his swansong, enjoyed a healthy on-court rivalry with the Swiss maestro. The duo not only grew up competing in the similar age groups, but also went on to lock horns in some of the biggest global events.

“I learned a lot from him, from his fighting spirit, from his work ethic, from just how it’s done at a young age,” The Age quoted Federer of Hewitt, who made his professional debut on the men’s tour at the age of 17 in 1998.

“I have great respect for Lleyton and sad to see him go, but I like it that he can do it on his terms and I’ll follow his Australian Open run very closely,” added the 17-time Grand Slam champion, who enjoys a 18-9 head-to-head record against Hewitt.



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