The Two-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt has revealed his desire to take a retirement from Tennis after competing 20th Australian Open tournament in 2016.
The 33-year-old has been planning about his future after his second-round exit to Benjamin Becker last week in Melbourne.
The former world No. 1 has also announced that he hopes to become country’s Davis Cup skipper in the coming future.
“I’ve thought long and hard,” The Guardian quotes Hewitt as saying. “I plan to play the Aussie Open next year and most likely finish then.
“Obviously for me the Davis Cup is something we’ve worked extremely hard to put ourselves in a position in the World Group where we have a genuine shot. I believe with the guys now we have a lot more options, a lot more depth.
“Personally I’ll be looking towards the grass-court season and most likely finishing here in Melbourne, which for me would obviously be special to play 20 Australian Opens.”
Hewitt has been Australia’s most committed tennis player, leading most wins (56), ties played (38) and years played (16) along with three career titles to his name.