30 Dec 2011

Hewitt again brushes aside talk of retirement

8:02 am on 30 December 2011

Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt has again rubbished any talk of retirement, insisting he's as motivated as ever despite still feeling the effects of a career-threatening foot injury.

Hewitt's ranking has plunged to 186 following an injury-ravaged year.

The 30-year-old will end more than three months on the sidelines when he fronts up for the mixed-teams Hopman Cup event in Perth starting tomorrow.

Hewitt says he's probably more motivated now than even a couple of years ago.