Lleyton Hewitt’s Australian Open career ends with a loss to David Ferrer

  • David Ferrer defeats Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 at the Australian Open
  • Hewitt’s 20-year tennis career closes in emotional scenes in Melbourne

Farewelling with no regrets, Lleyton Hewitt says he “left nothing in the locker room” after his storied 20-year, 878-match professional tennis career came to a close with a sapping second-round loss at the Australian Open.

Spaniard David Ferrer ended an era in Australian sport with a 6-2 6-4 6-4 victory over the wounded warrior in a gripping encounter that ended in controversial fashion on Thursday night. Rod Laver Arena was again jam-packed with the likes of Pat Rafter and countless other tennis luminaries, celebrities and sports stars hoping to see the former world No1 and dual grand slam champion wind back the clock at least one more time.

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