Hewitt Claims Two Titles in Newport
- 14 July 2014
Reaching three consecutive finals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97, YONEX Shoes) finally won the grass-court tournament with victories over three seeded rivals.
In the singles final, Lleyton faced Croatian big server Ivo Karlovic. Demonstrating spirited performance against his opponent’s strong services with 26 aces during the match, the Aussie baseliner made an amazing 14 break chances, overcoming the second seed. After the tough two-hour-and-30-minute match, Lleyton captured his second title of the year. “For me, I’ve come here the last three years and have come awfully close the last two years. It’s nice to be rewarded today,” said Lleyton, according to the ATP website.
This victory marks an important moment for Lleyton, claiming the 30th ATP World Tour singles title of his career. This achievement puts the 33-year-old veteran in an elite group, becoming the fourth active player with 30 or more singles titles, following Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
In addition to his singles win, Lleyton also captured the doubles title at this tournament, pairing with fellow Australian Chris Guccione. It’s his third career doubles victory since becoming the US Open champion in 2000.
Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 2014 [Newport, U.S.A.]
Men’s Singles [Final]
Men’s Doubles [Final]
*Photo of Lleyton taken at Wimbledon 2014