Lleyton Hewitt dabbles in a little acting before embarking on the comeback trail yet again
AUSSIE tennis veteran Lleyton Hewitt was doing it hard before embarking on another comeback to the big stage. But it wasn't playing on the courts at Melbourne Park. Rather, he was acting in a TV commercial as ambassador for Swisse health bars.
"It's sometimes more draining than playing," Hewitt said after hours of filming.
They couldn't have found a more appropriate envoy for the products than Hewitt. There's never been any question about his staying power.
Hewitt has set his sights on another Australian Open campaign, after moving his ranking back into the top 100 following a slide because of recent surgeries.
"I'm pretty positive and my body is feeling good," he said.
Hewitt, 31, will play in the Brisbane International for the first time and is looking forward to returning to a venue where he has tasted Davis Cup success.
His final stop before the Open will be the Kooyong Classic.
Hewitt said he and his family were based in the Bahamas to help prolong his career.
"Most of the tournaments I play are in the US or Europe and I can get home to the family on weeks on and off," he said.
His oldest daughter, Mia, is now in school and bilingual.