Swiss superstar Roger Federer will join many in Australia and tune in for Lleyton Hewitt’s potential Australian Open swansong.
Hewitt’s 20th – and final – Australian Open campaign starts on Tuesday night, when he faces compatriot James Duckworth on Rod Laver Arena.
Third seed Federer will take a break from plotting his tilt at an 18th grand slam title to keep an eye on Hewitt’s first-round clash.
“I’ll watch him very closely in this tournament,” Federer said in his courtside interview after winning on Monday night.
“I don’t think I will be at the stadium. I don’t think there’s any more tickets available, he’s using them all.
“I’ll be watching it on the television and enjoying his battles.
“He’s had a wonderful career … it’s a wonderful finish for him, regardless of how it (the match against Duckworth) goes.”
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