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Hewitt ignores Wimbledon draw

By Maria Hawthorne 18/06/2003 05:33:01 AM Comments (3)

Defending champion Lleyton Hewitt conceded he had a tough draw at Wimbledon but said he wasn't reading too much into it.

Hewitt will face a qualifier in the first round, with possibly big-hitting American Taylor Dent or Max Mirnyi in the third round.

All this before he makes it to a possible quarter-final against Queens champion Andy Roddick or Tommy Robredo, who knocked him out of the French Open.

Should Hewitt make it to the semi-final, he could find himself up against fourth seed Roger Federer, eighth seed Sjeng Schalken or ninth seed Rainer Schuettler.

But Hewitt, who was given the top seed despite losing the world No.1 spot to Andre Agassi this week, said he wasn't looking beyond the first round at this stage.

"Obviously I've got a qualifier first round and they're not going to be easy. They've got matches under their belt, they've got nothing to lose," Hewitt said.

Hewitt was mindful of last year, when he played qualifier Gregory Carraz in the second round and was lucky to win the first set.

"You really can't take any chances out there against those guys," he said.

"Hopefully I can get through that one and then Krajicek's in that section and I've just got to go out there and take it one match at a time."

But he pointed to last year's tournament when several of the top seeds crashed out in early rounds.

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3 Comments about this article

  • My greatest steve waugh moment was against south africa in the world cup when he scored that 100.
    Posted by Aaron Lane Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:07am AEST
  • I think every time I see that Baggy green on Steve's head is the greatest Steve Waugh moment
    Posted by Mathew Farmer Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:37am AEST
  • NO DOUBT The World Cup he scored 120 unbeaten...and the infamous call he made to Gibbs "You just dropped the Wold Cup"! He certainly did!
    Posted by John Kar Thu Jan 08, 2004 08:10pm AEST

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