The former world No.1 player Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97), who won the 2001 US Open with the Wimbledon crown following in 2002, fights for capturing the title at home again this year.
The 31-year-old veteran has achieved great success in his career. With his first Grand Slam title, the 2000 US Open men’s doubles, Lleyton became the youngest male player ever to capture top spot at aged 20. In the 2005 Australian Open, he impressed the fellow people to reach the final.
In recent years, Lleyton has suffered from injury but he doesn’t lose the hunger for win. At the 2012 Australian Open, he advanced to the fourth round of men’s singles, and proved he can repeat his success in major tournaments. Regaining his form to raise the ATP ranking to 83 from 186 last year, Lleyton enters the opening Grand Slam tournament of 2013. We believe he would enjoy playing at Melbourne Park!
This year we are please to renew the contract with Lleyton for racquet, bag and shoes. YONEX shoes with our unique technology POWER CUSHION support his hard movement on the court to assist his quickness.
*Lleyton’s images are from Australian Open 2012.
[Australian Open 2013]
Men’s Qualifying Singles [2nd Round]
Ricardas Berankis (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125)(LTU) def. Bradley Klahn (USA) 4-6 6-4 6-2
Women’s Qualifying Singles [2nd Round]
Vesna Dolonc (SRB) def. Erika Sema (EZONE Xi, PTGP125)(JPN) 6-1 6-3
Men’s Singles [1st Round]
Juan Monaco (VCORE Xi 98)(ARG) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS)
Stanislas Wawrinka (VCORE Tour 97)(SUI) vs. Qualifier
Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
Go Soeda (VCORE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(JPN) vs. Luke Saville (AUS)
Lleyton Hewitt (VCORE Tour 97)(AUS) vs. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
Women’s Singles [1st Round]
Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100)(GER) vs. Elina Svitolina (UKR)
Caroline Wozniacki (VCORE Xi 100)(DEN) vs. Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, PTGSPN)(GER)
Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Xi 98)(SRB) vs. Melinda Czink (HUN)
Maria Kirilenko (EZONE Xi 98, PTGP125)(RUS) vs. Vania King (USA)
Zheng Jie (EZONE Xi 98, PTGSPN)(CHN) vs. Yuxuan Zhang (CHN)
Andrea Hlavackova (RQiS 2 Tour, PTGP125)(CZE) vs. Donna Vekic (VCORE Xi 100)(CRO)
Ayumi Morita (EZONE Xi, PTGSPN)(JPN) vs. Anna Tatishvili (GEO)
Coco Vandeweghe (EZONE Xi 98)(USA) vs. Sorana Cirstea (ROU)
Kimiko Date-Krumm (S-FIT, PTGSPN)(JPN) vs. Nadia Petrova (RUS)