11 Jan 2009

Hewitt feeling the pressure

6:26 pm on 11 January 2009

The Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt admits he's feeling the same old pressure that comes with being Australia's leading tennis player at this time of the year.

That despite injury seeing Hewitt slip to a decade low 70th in the world rankings, ahead of the Australian Open this month.

He says there's no real other Australians taking the pressure away from him.

Hewitt believes until other Australians stand up the spotlight is still going to fall back on him most of the time, especially at the majors and Melbourne.