An exciting contest between Lleyton Hewitt and Kevin Anderson takes place in the opening round of the Queen’s Club tournament in London. This marks the third time they meet on the ATP World Tour, with the series tied at 1-1. Anderson won their most recent encounter during last year’s Indian Wells Masters event.
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Currently on a four-match losing streak, Lleyton Hewitt has played selective tournaments this season. Following his loss at the Australian Open, he suffered opening round losses in Miami, Houston and most recently at the Topshelf Open. He will look to snap that streak when he moves to a tournament he has historically performed well in.
“I’m definitely a dangerous floater,” Hewitt told News Corp. “The biggest thing is to get as many balls back as possible, put some kind of pressure on him. Obviously it’s going to be a bit greasy out here for the first couple of days. If you’re not 100 per cent sure of your footing on this surface, it can be a little bit detrimental to your game. Every match is going to be bloody tough here with the quality of field. Even if a seed loses there’ll be a quality player coming through that section — no easy matches.”
Unlike his upcoming opponent, Kevin Anderson has played an entire clay court season and is coming off a third round loss to Richard Gasquet at the French Open. His opening round match in London will be his first grass court contest of the season.
This marks the third time that Hewitt and Anderson meet on the ATP World Tour, with head-to-head series tied 1-1. Hewitt won their first meeting in Stockholm in 2012, while Anderson won their most recent encounter during last year’s Indian Wells Masters event. It will be interesting to see who holds the advantage this week in London event, as it will be their first ever meeting on grass, which is Hewitt’s favourite surface. Anderson has all the physical traits required to defeat Hewitt and he should be considered the favorite for tomorrow’s match-up.
Prediction: Kevin Anderson in Three Sets