Lleyton Hewitt raced to a two-set lead over Benjamin Becker in the blink of an eye on Thursday night, but ran out of gas to end his 19th Australian Open in the second round.
Alix Ramsay looks back at Day 3 of Australian Open 2015, where big names barely made it through, and small talk (briefly) silenced the press.
The road to the men’s singles title at Australian Open 2015 looks familiar, but as last year proved, anything can happen in the year’s first major.
AO Analyst Craig O’Shannessy looks at a fascinating second-round match-up between the gritty Australian and a dangerous power player in Benjamin Becker.
Lleyton Hewitt shone on a familiar stage on Tuesday night, but shed no light on whether his 19th Australian Open will be his last.
As Lleyton Hewitt gets set to tackle the Australian Open for a record 19th time, his immediate focus is the future, not his esteemed past.
Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka are firm friends off the court, but it’s a friendship that will take a temporary back seat when they clash for a place in the third round on Thursday.
Last year was the high point of Stan Wawrinka’s career, but the reigning Melbourne champion is ready to look forward.
AO Analyst Craig O’Shannessy breaks down how a tenacious Benjamin Becker was able to turn around a two-set deficit to Lleyton Hewitt to send the Australian packing from his home major.
Benjamin Becker d Lleyton Hewitt 2-6 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-2
Lleyton Hewitt d Ze Zhang 6-3 1-6 6-0 6-4
Lleyton Hewitt pre-tournament interview