Lleyton Hewitt quells retirement talk

Hewitt quells retirement talk
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Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt denies that he will retire from tennis in January.

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt has denied claims that he could announce his retirement from tennis in the New Year.

The 31-year-old has recently overcome a serious foot injury and is now targeting a winning run at the Australian Open in January.

When asked if he would consider retiring after the tournament in his home nation he told reporters: "I seriously doubt it.

"I'd say I'll be back again. I'm playing all next year. I can't see myself getting to the Paris indoors and not the Australian Open a month later."

Hewitt is currently ranked at world number 78.

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