Hewitt: I can do damage at Aussie Open

by: Matt Cronin January 05, 2014

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After beating Roger Federer to win the Brisbane International title, former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt believes he can do some damage at next week's Australian Open. Hewitt, who won he first title since 2010, last reached the Australian Open final in 2005. He will be unseeded.
 
“A lot [of my Australian Open] depends on draws and how I play,” the 32-year-old said. “I'm not looking at what round or whatever. I go out there and I'll compete exactly the same as I've competed here this week. If I play like I did this week, then I have a chance of doing some damage against serious players.
 
"Just gives me a lot more confidence going out there believing in how well I'm hitting the ball at the moment and that I can matchup with the best guys. Obviously it's a different stage, winning three out of five against those [top] guys. That's why I still play the game.”

 

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