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Hewitt, Lleyton

Born: 1981 AD
Currently alive, at 40 years of age.
Nationality: Australian
Categories: Tennis Player

1981 – He was born on the 24th day of February this year in Adelaide, Australia.


1998 – He became one of the youngest winners of an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tournament when, as an almost unknown youngster, he won the 1998 Next Generation Adelaide International, defeating Andre Agassi in the semifinals


2000 – He won his first Grand Slam title when he and Max Mirnyi won the men’s doubles championship at the U.S. Open.


2001 – Hewitt’s first Grand Slam singles title was at the U.S. Open in this year, when he defeated then-four time champion Pete Sampras in straight sets. He became the youngest male ever to be ranked number one.
2002 – He followed his U.S. Open win with a victory at Wimbledon in 2002, defeating David Nalbandian in the final.


2003 – As the defending champion, Hewitt lost in the first round of Wimbledon to qualifier Ivo Karlovic. Hewitt became the first defending Wimbledon men’s champion in the open era to lose in the first round.


2004 – At the year ending 2004 Tennis Masters Cup, Hewitt defeated Andy Roddick to advance to the final but was yet again defeated by defending champion Federer.


2005 – He won his only title at the Sydney Medibank International. He reached his first Australian Open final by defeating World No. 2 Roddick but was defeated by Marat Safin. At Wimbledon, he lost to Federer in a semifinal. Federer went on the win the event for the third time. Hewitt proposed to Australian actress Bec Cartwright on January 30th after they had been dating for six weeks. They married on the 21st of July 2005. Their first child, a daughter named Mia Rebecca Hewit


2006 – At the 2006 French Open, Hewitt reached the fourth round where he lost to defending champion, and eventual winner, Rafael Nadal in four sets. At the Wimbledon Championships, Hewitt survived a five-set match against South Korea’s Hyung-Taik Lee that was played over two days. He then defeated Olivier Rochus and David Ferrer before losing to Marcos Baghdatis in a quarterfinal.


2007 – At the 2007 Australian Open, Hewitt lost in the third round to the tenth seeded Chilean and eventual runner-up Fernando Gonzalez 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. At the 2007 Hamburg masters, Hewitt reached the semifinals, pushing eventual finalist Rafael Nadal to three sets. At the 2007 French Open, Hewitt, for the 2nd straight time at Roland Garros, lost in the 4th round to Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-1, 7-6(5).