Lleyton Hewitt gets no royal treatment in Queen’s finale
AUSSIE veteran Lleyton Hewitt's farewell tour has hit another hurdle, beaten in the first round at Queen's in London.
The 34-year-old (pictured), a four-time winner of the time-honoured grass court tournament, squandered a match point on his way to a 6-7 7-5 6-2 loss to big-serving South African Kevin Anderson.
It was the 16th, and final time at Queen's for Hewitt who has slipped to No.117 on the ATP Tour singles rankings, just one spot above unheralded countryman John Milllman.
Hewitt plans to play Wimbledon - where he was victorious in 2002 - and also the US Open where he won his first grand slam title in 2001, before having one last crack at the Australian Open before hanging up his racquet.
Anderson's victory earned a second-round match-up against the winner of last night's clash between rising Aussie star Nick Kyrgios and French Open champion Stan Wawrinka.