Lleyton Hewitt quotes

  • Matches are won and lost so many times in the locker room.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Lockers #Rooms #Lost

  • Even when I was No. 1 in the world, I was taking it one match at a time. I never was a player to look too far ahead, the way draws can pan out.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Player #Looks #World

  • I'd much rather win in three or four sets than go the distance all the time; I seem to put everyone through the wringer quite a bit.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Distance #Winning #Three

  • When I was a kid in Adelaide, I dreamed of becoming No. 1 in the world, winning a grand slam and the Davis Cup for Australia.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Kids #Winning #Australia

  • I'm not a guy who needs to read motivation books.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Motivation #Book #Guy

  • Maybe I have to work a bit harder on clay. It's a challenge and I've always liked challenges. Whether I will ever win the French and master playing on clay, who knows? But I'll give it a shot.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Winning #Giving #Challenges

  • That's when you've got to grit your teeth and hang in there and try and find a way to win when you're not playing your best tennis - that's what I can be proud of
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Winning #Tennis #Trying

  • Tennis players go into a press conference, and almost every one of them is the same. We do very little differently on a day-to-day basis.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Player #Tennis #Littles

  • I am two different people. What you see on the court is just natural for me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I have always said Cmon purely to fire myself up. Off the court, I am a lot shyer. I stick to my team and my family and people I trust.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Team #Heart #Fire

  • I have sometimes played my best Davis Cup matches away from home when you stay in the moment a bit more. But it is tough when half the crowd are spitting on you.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Home #Half #Crowds

  • I've probably put up with more criticism than a lot of people out there. At the end of the day, you block out everything, especially with your personal life.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Block #People #Criticism

  • There are people who love you and people who hate you, but for me, more so, people only think they know me by how I act or perform on a tennis court.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Hate #Love You #Thinking

  • I was lucky enough to win the Davis Cup in my first year in 1999. I won my first slam at the U.S. Open in 2001 and became world No. 1 later that year. By the age of 20, I'd done it all.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Winning #Years #Age

  • Oh, I get pretty fired up on the court. I try to play with a lot of emotion, especially when I'm playing in front of a large crowd. I want to go out and do my best, and to do that, I have to play with the most energy possible.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Play #Trying #Energy

  • I liked Pat Cash, and I loved Mats Wilander. I went to the Australian Open with my parents, and I used to watch Wilander being cheered on by the Swedish fans, and with his game style being like mine, I drew comparisons with him.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Games #Parent #Style

  • I'm one injury away from hanging up the racket at any time.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Injury #Racket

  • I'm fortunate: I can play as long as I want to play. There's no coach or trainer who is going to say to me that I'm dropped or sacked, it's time to move on. I can play as long as I want to play.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Moving #Play #Long

  • I'm not to eager to play tennis in my spare time. I'm more interested in doing gym work and stuff like that. We have a lot of schools and courts around where I live, so if I really want to play, I don't need to go too far.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #School #Play #Tennis

  • I'm more in that Rafa Nadal high-energy high-octane mold out there. I wear that emotion on the court. That's how I play my best tennis. People either like that or not. And I can't change that: that's who I am on a tennis court.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Who I Am #Play #People

  • My video game character is a bit better looking than me, actually. I don't think he has to worry about his hair getting messed up.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Character #Thinking #Hair

  • When I go out to play, I still believe I'm as good as anyone out there. I don't have to prove anyone wrong. I know what I've done and how well I can play.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Believe #Play #Done

  • I think I was as mentally tough as I've ever been. I felt like I handled the situation both on and off the court extremely well. I felt like I needed to.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Thinking #Tough #Court

  • That's what you do all the hard work for, to play in situations that put your body through gruelling times. If you're not up to it, pull out.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Hard Work #Play #Body

  • Grand Slams are funny things. You have to try to find a way to get through the first week and put yourself in a position in the second week. A lot of strange things happen.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Funny Things #Trying #Way

  • I don't know. Haven't I always been mature?
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Mature

  • Ten minutes? That's the women. It's not for the men; not for the real game, mate.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Real #Men #Games

  • I'm an outside chance at Roland Garros but my focus is really on Wimbledon where it is realistically between me and Roger Federer to win.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Winning #Focus #Roger

  • Maybe if you're playing in London or America, you don't feel that pressure quite as much.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #America #London #Pressure

  • Finally I'm really happy with the way I'm playing again after a couple of frustrating years.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Couple #Years #Way

  • Grand Slams are different. If you can get through a few matches, the draw opens up and you get confident. You just need a little bit of luck early, you get through those opening matches and you never know what could happen.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Luck #Different #Needs

  • I wanted to work towards the four majors and the Davis Cup. I know to a lot of people it may not mean too much, but to me (Davis Cup) means an awful lot.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Mean #People #Cups

  • I feel like when I'm match tough and match hard and played a lot of matches I got that competitive winning spirit going and I can get on some rolls like I did last year. I won San Jose, Indian Wells and made the semifinals in Miami so it can happen for me.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Winning #Years #Lasts

  • You always love playing in finals at any tournament. The grand slams and stuff like that are obviously the priorities but any titles go on your record.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Priorities #Stuff #Titles

  • I was actually really happy with where my game was at. That's probably the most disappointing aspect.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Games #Disappointing #Aspect

  • Why'd you leave the match, huh?
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Leaving

  • He'll go down as one of the guys who changed our sport in a lot of ways, not only the way he played the game, but also the way that he conducted himself on and off the court.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Sports #Games #Tennis

  • He's up there. But (Marat) Safin, on his game, is as hard to beat.
    -- Lleyton Hewitt

    #Games #Tennis #Beats

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