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Lleyton Glynn Hewitt was born on 24 February 1981, in Adelaide, South Australia, and is a professional tennis player, best known for being the youngest ever to be ranked #1 in the world in 2001, and also for winning the Wimbledon Singles Grand Slam tournament in 2002. He began his professional tennis career in 1998.
How rich is Lleyton Hewitt? According to sources, Lleyton’s net worth is estimated to be over $15 million; needless to say, his wealth relies heavily on earnings from his tennis career, and various endorsements.
Lleyton Hewitt Net Worth $15 Million
Lleyton Hewitt began his professional tennis career at the age of 17. During his early years, Hewitt went on to win a number of important events, including his first at the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) tournament in Adelaide in 1998, that gained him the title of the youngest winner. Such a successful start influenced Hewitt’s desire to pursue a tennis career, and he made the decision to stop his studies at Immanuel College. In 2000, Lleyton Hewitt won his first Grand Slam title at the United States Open Tennis Doubles Championships with his partner Max Mirnyi. Hewitt’s streak of success continued in 2001, when he won the Medibank International event, and de-crowned first Yevgeny Kafelnikov and then Pete Sampras at the US Grand Slam tournament, winning the title in the process. The year 2001 proved to be extremely profitable and successful for Lleyton Hewitt, as he won a total of six titles that year.Further, Lleyton also won the ATP Tour Finals tournament, rated as the fifth Grand Slam, in 2001 and 2002
Lleyton Hewitt continued to gather tournament wins, a total of 30 over the years, but after his aforementioned Wimbledon win in 2002, no further Grand Slam titles. Even winning the Australian title eluded him, losing to Marat Safin in the 2005 final, after also losing to Roger Federer in the US Final the previous year. However, Hewitt does hold the record for winning at least one ATP title for ten consecutive years, which is something tennis players would really like to achieve, as it shows terrific consistency over a lengthy period in competition. However, the year 2008 was a rather difficult one for Hewitt, as he managed to participate in both Australia Open – where he won a fourth-round match lasting 4.5 hours – as well as the Beijing Olympics, yet he didn’t secure any tournament wins because of medical issues, Hewitt’s first year since 1997 that that had happened. However, he did pass the 500-wins mark, only the third player to achieve this milestone in the open era.
However, Hewitt’s injuries and lesser level of performances didn’t prevent him from continuing his career. He has consistently played for Australia in the Davis Cup, the prestigious international teams event, winning in 1999 and 2003. In 2014, Hewitt secured his 600th win, again only the third tennis player to achieve this goal, and in 2015 he competed at the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament for the 19th consecutive year.
Throughout his career, Lleyton Hewitt has played against some of the most notable figures in tennis, such as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray, so Lleyton is certainly a prominent figure in the history of Australian tennis in recent years, and recognised around the tennis world as a genuine ‘Aussie battler’. Among his many awards and achievements, Lleyton Hewitt has been awarded ATP Player of the Year, Most Popular South Australian, as well as Vogue Australia Sportsman of the Year titles. Hewitt’s most recent achievement is the Davis Cup Commitment Award. In addition, Lleyton Hewitt has been placed at #34 on the list of 40 greatest tennis players since 1965 by the Tennis magazine.
In his personal life, Lleyton Hewitt has been married to actress Bec Cartwright since 2005, and they have three children.