2008 is going to be a great year for Tennis fans:wavey:Just witnessed one of the great two and a half hour practice sessions on court here at Sydney Olympic Park Homebush. Lleyton Hewitt practicing in a closed centre court session with no media or fans allowed to watch. Hitting with my good friend Ryan Henry and taking instructions from two legends of Australian tennis Tony Roche and Wally Masur.
A great sight to see a former world number one battling for each ball and desperate to improve and continue to try and raise his level. Having slipped out to 20 in the world and making in excess of $20,000,000 playing tennis his commitment, work ethic and intensity is still their.
With Tony Roche demanding the highest level of intensity Lleyton's fitness level and desperation to put himself back as a contender for grand slams was clearly shown. Practice partner Ryan (top 400 ATP) was absolutely exhausted after the session and Lleyton went straight into court sprints and followed it up with a weight session.