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Lleyton Hewitt (Australia)

Lleyton Hewitt (Australia)

india Updated: May 23, 2004 18:13 IST

Age: 22

Adelaide, Australia

Plays: Right-handed, double-handed backhand

Grand slam titles:
Two (U.S. Open 2001, Wimbledon 2002)


At Roland Garros:
 Year 20022001 2000 1999 
 Performance 4R QF 4R 1R
W: Winner SF: Semi-finalist QF: Quarter-finalist R: Round

The dynamic Australian has barely played on clay in the build-up to Roland Garros after a year disrupted by a row with the ATP, the governing body of men's tennis, and a viral illness.

But the world number one's ultra-competitive nature, electric speed around the court and crunching baseline shots give him an excellent chance in Paris, although his lack of patience counts against him.

Hewitt is bound to lift himself for the second Grand Slam of the year and will hope at least to match his best French Open showing to date -- reaching the quarter-finals in 2001.

First Published: May 22, 2003 15:32 IST