Having toppled rival Roger Federer in the final of the Brisbane International on Sunday, Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt is brimming with confidence about the upcoming Australian Open.
Although Hewitt likely won’t be one of the top seeds in the tournament, he told reporters on Sunday that he believes he can knock off some of the top players:
If I play like I did this week I have a chance of doing damage to some serious players. It just gives me a lot more confidence going out there believing in how well I’m hitting the ball at the moment and that I can match-up with the best guys. Obviously it’s a different stage, winning three (sets) out of five against those guys (but) that’s why I still play the game (Reuters).
Back in 2005, Hewitt became the first Australian-born player to reach the final of the Australian Open in over fifteen years. Hewitt lost in that final to Russia’s Marat Safin.