Lleyton Hewitt disappointed the home crowd yet again as he was beaten in the second round of the ongoing Australian Open yesterday by Benjamin Becker of Germany.
That defeat left Hewitt completely shattered. It’s very much possible that it was his last appearance at Melbourne Park.
Hewitt did not make any official announcement after the game though. He just said he has no idea what happens in the 12 month’s time from here on in.
In the post match interview, the veteran was quoted as speaking, “I am not trying to kid people. I am actually not in a position to make any call right now. I would be assessing the situation and then, see what I have to do. I am not sure at the moment if I would be here next year or not.”
When the match started, it seemed as if Lleyton Hewitt of old was on display. He was playing like the same way he did 10 years back in 2005 when he had smashed each and every opponent on his way to glory at Melbourne Park.
Hewitt looked a much better player than Becker in the first as well as in the second set, but, after that, his intensity dropped off. He, perhaps, was starting to get weary a little bit. Whatever might be the reason, but, the power was clearly lacking in his shots.
Becker, on the other hand, raised his game and clinched three sets on the trot to knock Australia’s favourite son out of the tournament.
Milos Raonic is the man whom Becker, who is an un-seeded player this year at Melbourne Park, is going to play against in round no. 3.
Raonic made it to the third round by beating Donald young of USA.