Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt renew their rivalry tonight in Memphis.
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Lleyton Hewitt News
Del Potro, Hewitt Clash in San Jose, Raonic v. Berankis; Clijsters Two Sets From No. 1; Tennis NotesFriday, February 11th, 2011
Juan Martin Del Potro and Lleyton Hewitt clash in the San Jose quarterfinals.
Remarks on the first round of play in Australia.
Matches to look for Wednesday in Melbourne include (8) Andy Roddick vs. Russian Igor Kunitsyn, Fed nemesis Gilles Simon vs. (2) Roger Federer, Janko Tipsarevic vs. (9) Fernando Verdasco, (6) Tomas Berdych vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber, (16) Mardy Fish vs. Tommy Robredo, Davydenko-killer Florian Mayer vs. Kei Nishikori, (25) Al Montanes vs. the resurgent Xavier “X-Man” Malisse, and (29) Viktor Troicki vs. French dress-wearing Wimbledon iron man Nicolas Mahut.
Here in Queensland it hasn’t really been the best of times lately. It has just been announced that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play an exhibition match on Sunday ahead of the Australian Open to raise funds for the country’s flood victims.
Federer, Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Kim Clijsters will join Lleyton Hewitt in a “Rally for Relief” match at Rod Laver Arena. Also participating will be Sam Stosur and retired star Pat Rafter, who both come from Queensland.
Stosur said the flooding, which has killed 25 people since November and trashed the city of Brisbane, is an “enormous disaster” and “lots of us just want to make some sort of contribution.”
Tennis will hold a special Rally for Relief charity event to benefit the Queensland flood victim on Sunday at the Australian Open.
Australia has got off to a great start at the 2011 Hopman Cup. On day 1 Australia defeated Belgium by 2-1.
Ladies Singles: Justine Henin (BEL) def. Alicia Molik (AUS) = 6-4 6-4
Mens Singles: Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) def. Ruben Bemelmans = 6-4 6-3
Mixed Doubles: Molik/Hewitt (AUS) def. Henin/Bemelmans = 1-6 6-3 7-6 (10/8)
It was great see Australia win their first match of the 2011 Hopman Cup. However, Im getting a little bit tired of seeing the same players year after year after year. Is this because Australian tennis isnt producing quality youngsters or is it because the organisers are just trying to fill as many seats as possible and not blood young players into the limelight?