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Lleyton Hewitt (b. 1981) was ranked world number 1 at tennis in 2002/3 and 2001/2. His many victories include Wimbledon (2002) and the US Open (2001); he was a member of Australia's winning Davis Cup team in 2003 and 1999. He won the Queen's Club tournament in London in 2006, 2002, 2001 and 2000. He was South Australian Young Australian of the Year in 2002, and Young Australian of the Year in 2003. Renowned as a fighter and a dogged self-motivator on court, as of November 2009 he was 20th in the ATP world rankings. An avid supporter of the Adelaide Crows AFL team, he lists tennis as his recreation as well as his profession.

Robin Sellick saw the young Hewitt playing in Adelaide and recognised his talent and ambition. He invited him to his home, an old North Adelaide mansion in which Hewitt relaxed by hitting some balls at the photographer in the hallway. They went out onto the balcony, where this shot resulted when Sellick asked Hewitt to sit and look like he was thinking about how to win a game.

Details

  • Title: Lleyton Hewitt
  • Creator: Robin Sellick
  • Date Created: 1998
  • Physical Dimensions: sheet: 61.6 x 50.7 cm, image: 47.5 x 40.5 cm
  • Medium: type C photograph

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