Try the new, improved Hartford Courant digital edition today
Topics

Andy Murray

Hewitt, in final US Open, not relishing match vs countryman

Lleyton Hewitt cheered from the stands Tuesday night as one young Australian took the court in the U.S. Open. On Thursday, the two-time major champion will be across the net from another. The 34-year-old Hewitt has served as a mentor to his country's up-and-coming players as his career nears its end, so he cringes to see them pop up in his draw. "Just awkward," Hewitt said about facing 22-year-old Bernard Tomic in the second round. "That's the only thing to summarize that. I get along great with Bernie. Helped him out a lot. Hit with him this week." Hewitt, the 2001 U.S. Open champ, is playing the tournament for the last time. He plans to retire after the...

Loading
70°