/ 26 February 2021

C’mon to the class of 2021

Aussie tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt is set to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame – a rare honour that celebrates the sport’s great champions. Hewitt holds the record for being the youngest male to be ranked world #1 when he made it to the top in 2001 at just 20yo. And in this year’s intake, Hewitt is the only one of five nominees from the player category be voted in. He said it was “just the ultimate recognition for a player” to be inducted alongside his heroes Tony Roche (Rochey), Rod Laver (Rocket), and John Newcombe (Newk). Billie Jean King and the other Original Nine members who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tour will also become the first group to be inducted. The ceremony is set for 17 July, and here’s hoping Bec Hewitt pens a poem for the occasion…

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