Lleyton Hewitt will be keen to improve his recent form at the forthcoming Wimbledon tennis championship.
The player was knocked out of the first-round of the AEGON tournament at Queen’s by Ivo Karlovic and will be looking to make it further in the championship at SW19 this month.
A former Wimbledon champion, Australian-born Hewitt has recently undergone surgery on his foot and had been hoping to get in some vital warm-up time at Queen’s. However, Karlovic put in a strong performance with a number of aces to win comfortably 6-3 6-2.
“It was just one of those days today, but I am excited about Wimbledon now. After the surgery Wimbledon was always the focus. It’s the best tournament there is,” explained Hewitt.
He added: “Obviously the top few guys are way above everyone else right at the moment, but if you can put yourself in a moment to go out there – and I still feel like if I’m hitting the ball as well as I can be and moving well – then I can still put some pressure on a lot of the guys in the draw.”
Hewitt left the 2011 Wimbledon championship in the second round after failing to beat Swedish player Robin Soderling.
There was also disappointment for Andy Murray who lost his match to Nicolas Mahut at Queen’s Club just a year after he successfully won the tournament.
Assuming the weather improves, Wimbledon offers a great day out for tennis fans staying at The Montcalm London Marble Arch Hotel during the world famous sporting event. The championship starts on June 25th and is perhaps the most famous tennis event in the world.