Lleyton Hewitt

C'mon! A look at Lleyton Hewitt throughout his career

As his admirable tennis career draws to a close after 17 years, we look back on the Aussie tennis legend's most memorable moments.

As his admirable tennis career draws to a close after 17 years, we look back on the Aussie tennis legend's most memorable moments.

Lleyton Hewitt is embarking on his last ever Australian Open as his farewell tour continues - so we decided this was as good an excuse as any to take a look at some vintage moments throughout his career.

On Tuesday night the 34-year-old defeated fellow Aussie James Duckworth, 23, at the Rod Laver Arena 7-6, 6-2, 6-4.

As always, his supportive family were in the stands to cheer him on. "The kids are going to have lifelong memories of this. Obviously it’s a really emotional time but I’m trying to enjoy it as much as possible," he said of his epic goodbye tour. Lleyton will come face-to-face with number eight seed David Ferrer on Thursday night.

Lleyton debuted at the Davis Cup in 1999 and has since won 42 singles matches, 16 doubles and a record breaking 40 ties.

Once he officially retires, the legend nicknamed Rusty will return as captain to impart his knowledge to younger players.

Whatever the result of his final match, there’s one thing we know for sure – Lleyton’s tennis legacy will live on (and hopefully so will his classic moments captured on camera!).

Click through to check out Lleyton Hewitt’s most famous moments, on and off the court

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