London, June 29(ANI): Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt vowed to come back into the World top 20 ranking, after he cruised into the fourth round of Wimbledon with an impressive third straight-sets win.
Hewitt will now take on Czech Radek Stepanek on Monday for a likely quarter-final against sixth seed Andy Roddick.
"When I look at the guys in the top five, top 10 in the world, I still feel like I'm good enough to be up there. I still feel like I'm good enough to be up there. I think that's probably the motivation," the Herald Sun quoted Hewitt, as saying.
Hewitt said that he was focusing on the grand slams more than anything else.
The World No. 56 believes that if he does well at Wimbledon and the other three majors, the ranking would take care of itself.
"Obviously I'd like to get back in the top 20 as soon as possible," Hewitt said.
Hewitt had dropped out of the top 100 for the first time in a decade, as he was struggling with a hip injury in 2008, which forced him to have a surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation process.
His efforts over the past week in Wimbledon have nudged his ranking from 56 to 49 and a win over Czech Radek Stepanek would possibly lift him to number 35.
A win in Wednesday's quarter-final, where Hewitt is likely to be against Andy Roddick, would lift him into the high 20s. (ANI)