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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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I'm not a guy who needs to read motivation books. ---->>>

Matches are won and lost so many times in the locker room. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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 'C'mon' 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. ---->>>

I don't have too much spare time, but I try to play games as much as possible. I played a little growing up, but I never played any tennis games before. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Australian
Born: 02-24, 1981
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Occupation: Athlete
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Lleyton Glynn Hewitt AM (; born 24 February 1981) is an Australian former world no. 1 professional tennis player. In November 2001 Hewitt became the youngest male ever to be ranked no. 1 in the world in singles at the age of 20 years, 8 months and 26 days. He won the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon men's singles titles, the 2000 US Open men's doubles title, back-to-back Tennis Masters Cup titles in 2001 and 2002, and the Davis Cup with Australia in 1999 and 2003 (wikipedia)