well when i became a fan of kim clijsters i read that she had a boyfriend named lleyton hewitt:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
then i paid attention for his results and saw that he was in semis of indian wells 2001 but i saw him for the first time playing on tv in the french and i thought : yeah good player but not superb but then i saw him in queens andi was very impressed , now he's my favourite player by far :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
I noticed him in 99' but I absolutly hated him then and then I found out he was dating Kim I hadn't a clue what she saw in him lol. But I have to admit I did cheer for him when Him and Kim played Mixed at Wimbly '00'
But I became a Lleyton fan at Queen's 2001 as I noticed he had cut that stupid ponytail off and I thought I was being rather immature having a blast at Lleyton as he was such a good tennis player and I got used to the emotion he used on court and I have been a fan since!
As y'all know, I'm a HUGE Kim fan, so it comes as no surprise that my regard for Lleyton can be traced back to her.
I first noticed Kim at the '99 Wimby, when she got to the 4th round as a qualifier. I though, "Hey, this chick could be good." Then I got to see some more of her when she came SO CLOSE to beating the Predator Part 2, er, I mean Serena, at the '99 US Open. Serena, of course, went on to win that and I thought again, "Hey, this chick could be good."
As Kim was rarely on TV in the US, I didn't get to see her play, so she was one of those players I hoped was doing well, but she was always pushed to the back of my mind sort of by default.
I got to see some of Kim and Lleyton's mixed doubles matches at the '00 Wimby, and I thought they were adorable. :angel: Then I saw Lleyton in the US Open semis versus Sampras, and I really started to root for him.
THEN came the '01 French Open. I loved the way Lleyton battled back from 2 sets to love down to beat Canas, even though Ferrero took him out in straights the next round. And I thought it was sooooo sweet the way he stayed to support Kim throughout the rest of the tournament.
And I was hooked! I've been a rabid Lleyki ever since. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
I don't particularily like Justine but I would MUCH rather her than Serena and Venus! They're kinda of annoying just being them but it bugs me SO much that they win EVERYTHING At least before they use to suck on clay and serena wasn't so good but now the world revolves around them
Right back when he won his first ATP tournament in Adelaide as a 16 year old - I can't even remember what year it was!
I suppose at first it was mainly because he was Australian and talented. Then I watched him play several levels above his usual standard for Davis Cup and realised how patriotic he was ... and then Pat said Lleyton was his little mate so I was confirmed as a Lleyton fan forever!
Look back: 2017 Men's Final | Australian Open 2018
11 January 2018 | Melbourne --- Lleyton Hewitt recalls capturing his first ATP World Tour title at Adelaide in January 1998 with victory over fellow Australian Jason Stoltenberg.