Former champion Hewitt gets Wimbledon wild card

London, June 18 (IANS) Veteran Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt has been assured of a Wimbledon farewell after he earned a wild card entry into the tournament on Thursday.

The 2002 champion was granted one of the eight discretionary invitations into the main draw.

The confirmation means the World No.117 would not have to sign on for qualifying at Roehampton next week with his ranking outside that of direct entry reports the heraldsun.com.au.

Hewitt is a former No.1 and has won the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon men’s singles titles.

The 34-year-old will feature in his 18th and final All England Club tourney alongside Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios, Sam Groth, Thanasi Kokkinakis, James Duckworth and Marinko Matosevic.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here