Hewitt Falls Out First Round

Lleyton Hewitt has been knocked out of the very first round of the ongoing French Open. He lost to the Argentinean player Carlos Berlocq in a pretty much one sided match to suffer a humiliating exit from Roland Garros yet again.

This is the third successive year when Hewitt has been defeated in the very first round of the French Open.

The Australian player who had made a brilliant entry to the professional circuit more than a decade back has made it to the final of each and every major competition at some point of time in his career except the French Open where he has never managed to go past the round of 8.

Hewitt, although, has never been considered as a good clay court player, but, he, at least, used to show some fighting spirit a few years ago, but, in the last couple of years, he has been absolutely pathetic on slow surfaces. In 2014, he has played 6 matches on the clay courts so far out of which he has lost 5.

As far as the match against Berlocq is concerned, Hewitt actually started pretty well. He clinched the first set without facing too many difficulties, but, as he so often does, he lost his shape after a great start. There was hardly any competition between the two players in the next 3 sets.

Berlocq kept bagging points one after the other and the match was done and dusted pretty soon.

This possibly was the last time that Hewitt was making an appearance at the Roland Garros. The chances of him returning next year are very low.

However, now Hewitt is entering his territory. The grass court tournaments are coming up and if it’s the last season of his career, the Australian star would like to make it memorable by lifting a couple of trophies.