Defending champion Lleyton Hewitt, who has surprised by his rapid recovery from hip and minor knee injury, will begin the defense of his US Clay Court Championship singles title on Friday morning. He made his return just 10 weeks after a second hip operation. However, The Bahamas-based Australian player did not think that he will make his return soon. His early return from injury has emerged him also used his layoff to undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. Before opening his title defense, he will have to face either American Mardy Fish or Irish qualifier Conor Niland in a first round on Thursday.
It seems that knee tendonitis is a common injury in tennis game. Like other players on the ATP Tour, including Rafael Nadal, Hewitt has been troubled by knee tendonitis for a couple of years now.
Lleyton Hewitt made partnership with Coach Nathan Healey to play in a doubles warm up match this morning. This pair defeated James Cerretani and Adil Shamasdin 7-5, 7-5. It has been proved that Lleyton Hewitt is totally fit. Now, this fourth seeded male tennis player will be eyeing for his second consecutive success in this tournament. Let us see if he can do it or not.