'Big hearted' Hewitt one of the best grass court players: Becker

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Melbourne, Jun 28 (ANI): Tennis legend Boris Becker has termed former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt as one of the best players on the grass court, and refused to term him a dark horse to win the Wimbledon title this year.

"I wouldn't call him a dark horse, because he's won the title before," Becker said during Hewitt's impressive straight-sets defeat of Gael Monfils on Friday.

"On a good day he's definitely one of the best grass court players around, so it's good to see him back and healthy and jumping," The Age quoted Becker, as saying.

"Tennis is not only a game of height and power, it's a matter of heart, and Lleyton's got one of the biggest on the men's tour. If there was ever a fight in a bar, you'd want Hewitt in your corner," he said.

Hewitt knows he has a chance against the third-seeded Djokovic.

"That's who I am. You can't buy that. That's my personality coming out on the court. I've always played with my heart on my sleeve. Doesn't matter what the situation. If I'm up for the fight, then it's going to show at the right times, I think," Hewitt said after beating Monfils.

At 29, the South Australian is back where he wants to be. "It's about surviving the first week, giving yourself a chance," said Hewitt. (ANI)

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