His victory reinforced the idea that, although the tournament had tended to be dominated by serve-and-volleyers, a baseliner could still triumph on grass (Hewitt was the first 'baseliner' to win the tournament since Agassi in 1992).
For his third straight year, He qualified for the year-end Tennis Masters Cup, held in Shanghai, and successfully defended his title by defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final.
He concluded his professional tennis career at Wimbledon 2016 in the Gentlemen's doubles competition, where he played alongside countryman Jordan Thompson and lost to eighth seeds Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock in the second round. His father, Glynn, is a former Australian Rules Football player, and his mother, Cherilyn, was a physical education teacher.His younger sister is Jaslyn Hewitt, a former tennis coach and bodybuilder and his brother-in-law (Jaslyn's husband) is Rob Shehadie.Lleyton also played Australian Football until the age of 13, when he decided to pursue a tennis career.He became one of the youngest winners of an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tournament when he won the 1998 Next Generation Adelaide International, defeating Jason Stoltenberg in the final, having defeated Andre Agassi in the semifinals.born 24 February 1981) is an Australian professional tennis player and former world no. He is the last Australian male to win a Grand Slam singles title.
In November 2001 Hewitt became the youngest male ever to be ranked no.As a junior Hewitt posted a 44–19 record in singles and reached as high as no. They lost the match, to Americans Kimberly Po and Donald Johnson.Hewitt later won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open when he along with Max Mirnyi claimed the men's doubles championship, thus becoming the youngest male (at 19 years, 6 months) to win a Grand Slam doubles crown in the open era.The 36-year-old also rubbished 'out of control' rumours his marriage was in trouble, slammed women's magazines for their reports on the couple's relationship.Speaking to Today, the sports star said he and Bec, 34, were loving life after moving back to Melbourne 2016.He's been married to actress Bec Hewitt for more than a decade, the couple welcoming three children during their 12 year marriage.