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Name: Lleyton Hewitt                                                                 
Born: 24 February 1981 Adelaide, Australia                                           
Lleyton Glynn Hewitt (born 24 February 1981) is a                                   
former World No. 1 tennis player from Australia. In 2001, he became the youngest     
male ever to be ranked number one. His career best achievements are winning the     
2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon men's singles titles. In 2005, TENNIS Magazine       
put Hewitt in 34th place on its list of the 40 greatest tennis players since         
1965. Hewitt is currently ranked 20 in the world.                                   
Hewitt is known for his competitiveness and wins most of his matches                 
with relentless aggression, fitness, consistent shots, and highly skilled           
footwork. Hewitt spent much time in the late stages of 2004 working with his         
former coach and good friend, Roger Rasheed, on bulking up his physique. His         
hard work paid off after he made it to the final of the 2005 Australian Open,       
before losing to Marat Safin in 4 sets ( 1-6 6-3 6-4 6-4 ).