1. Lleyton Hewitt knocked out in final appearance at Wimbledon

Lleyton Hewitt knocked out in final appearance at Wimbledon

Former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt faced a shocking defeat in a thrilling five-set encounter against Jarkko Nieminen in the first round of his final appearance at the tournament.

By: | Published: June 30, 2015 9:04 AM

Former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt faced a shocking defeat in a thrilling five-set encounter against Jarkko Nieminen in the first round of his final appearance at the tournament.

The Australian, who won the tournament in 2002, was beaten 3-6 6-3 4-6 6-0 11-9 by Finland’s Nieminen, the BBC reported.

Thirty four-year -old Hewitt will retire from tennis after the 2016 Australian Open.

Nieminen, also playing his final Wimbledon, will face world number one Novak Djokovic in the second round.

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    Allen
    Jun 30, 2015 at 9:47 am
    At 16 he had the Tennis World talking, a win at hometown Memorial Drive. Then the ups and downs of a professional tennis player. Wimbledon the BIG crown. No one, and I mean, NO ONE,gave more on the court than L.H. He left it all there, on the gr and the clay. Fierce in his desire to play Davis Cup for his beloved country. Thanks Lleyton, now comes the chance to take it easy, take on some Media spots and see a few CROWS games.
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