Blog: Let's relive that amazing 45-shot rally between Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer


Lleyton Hewitt just played his final singles match at Wimbledon and I felt nostalgic seeing him salute to the London crowd. It's that salute that Hewitt usually does with every "come on!" after he wins an important point.

I came into tennis very late so I didn't even know how Hewitt is as a player. When I started taking tennis lessons, it was Roger Federer who I immediately idolized. As part of my research on Federer, I would look up videos of his shots and past matches.

And that is how I came across this video:


This was from the 2005 Indian Wells finals and though Federer would go on to win this match, the impression Hewitt left me was that of awe at how tough a player he is.
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Dexter Matilla decided to take up tennis lessons in late 2009 and has been addicted to the sport ever since. Follow him on Twitter: @dxmatilla and on Instagram: @fedxmatilla
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