Correct Answer : Option (D) - Lleyton Hewitt
Two-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one, Lleyton Hewitt was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame here on Saturday(16th July 2022).
Surrounded by family and friends in Newport, the Australian relived his growth from a boy with a dream in Adelaide to one of tennis’ greatest champions in recent memory.
“The Hall of Fame seemed like something that was so far away from me ever being part of,” Hewitt said during the induction ceremony.
“It was never something I ever thought about as a player, and it was always, I thought, for the people that were my idols growing up and the absolute legends of the sport.”
In a stirring induction speech, the 41-year-old took fans from around the world through his journey to the podium in Rhode Island. When Hewitt was a boy, his favourite sport was AFL football, which was played by members of his family, including his father, Glynn Hewitt.
Hewitt became the youngest No. 1 in ATP Rankings history at age 20 in 2001. The gritty right-hander captured two major singles titles, two year-end No. 1 finishes, two Nitto ATP Finals trophies and led Australia to two Davis Cup titles.
The Aussie icon won his first ATP title in Adelaide in 1998 and his last in 2014 at the Hall of Fame Open, defeating Ivo Karlovic. Hewitt won the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon title.
Before Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic ascended to the top of the sport, Hewitt held the top spot for 80 weeks
, good for 10th-most in history
. Even when those stars made their mark, “Rusty
” scratched and clawed, proving he would never back down..Source : Thestatesman