Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Hewitt

Australian Open Tennis BettingThe Australian crowd will rely heavily on home grown, Lleyton Hewitt to carry the Australian colours at this year’s Tournament. Lleyton is one of the best players to emerge from Australia in recent years and while many people think he is now beyond his best, he still possess a grim determination not to lose. This makes any match tough for any player here. The appointment of Tony Roche as his coach in 2007, demonstrates Lleyton's desire to remian in the top tier of world tennis. Unfortunately Hewitt has been suffering from hip problems and it is uncertain a this stage whether or not he will take his place in the field.

His major strength is his return game and he is often described as being among the best returners of serve in the game. Hewitt's tactics typically involve putting difficult service returns in play, consistently chasing down attempted winning shots from his opponent, and waiting for his opponent to make an error. He has been described by Roger Federer as one of his most difficult opponents.

His record at the Australian Open is not brilliant and he has been knocked out before the quarter Final stages at all his attempts, with the exception of 2005. He had a magnificent Tournament that year, but lost in the final to Marat Safin. He has however won two Grand Slams, The US Open in 2001 and Wimbledon  in 2002. In addition to the Australian he was also runner up in the US Open in 2004. Lleyton is currently ranked 20th in the world, but has enjoyed a total of 80 weeks aas number one in two separate stints between 2001 and 2003.