Lucky To Be Walking, Lleyton Hewitt Confident Of Playing The Australian Open
by Tom Gainey | December 28th, 2011, 10:01 am
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News from Down Under is not great for Australian tennis ace Lleyton Hewitt. The former No. 1 has been struggling with a injured left toe which has sidelined him since the Davis Cup in September.

With the Australian Open less than three weeks away, how bad is the toe injury?

According to this AAP story, it sounds pretty bad. “A specialist last week told Hewitt his battered left big toe was the ‘worst he’d ever seen’ and expressed surprise the former world No. 1 was walking, let alone preparing for a grand slam tournament.”

But as his way, the 30-year-old Hewitt won’t give up without a battle. He says he’ll be ready for the Hopman Cup on Saturday and then Australian Open later next month.

A winner of 28 career titles, Hewitt is ranked No. 186 this week.

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One Comment for Lucky To Be Walking, Lleyton Hewitt Confident Of Playing The Australian Open

Fred Says:

good luck with that toe Hewitt but please retire

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