Friday, December 13, 2013

Quick Hits - Hewitt is staying, Murray wins award and Nadal wins at Poker
Former world number one and Aussie veteran Lleyton Hewitt has dismissed any rumours of retirement in the near future. Hewitt who has completed in every Australian Open Tournament since 1997 told
"It won't be the last," (in reference to his 18th Australian Open)
"I can't see myself finishing at the end of the year at the European indoor tournaments.
"I am just going out there and enjoying it."
Hewitt is currently 60 in the world with highlights of his 2013 season including reaching the forth round at the US open and final at the Hall of Fame championships in Newport,America. His win-loss of 2013 is 24-18.

Even if Andy Murray doesn't win sport personality of the year he will still have an end of the year award. Yesterday he was awarded the sportsman of the year award by the British National Sports Journalists Association. The organisation has been around since 1948 and consists of some of the most acclaimed national sports journalists. Murray marks the first tennis player to win this award since Greg Rusedski in 1997.

Apart from tennis Rafael Nadal is a pretty good poker player. At the EPT charity challenge Nadal came first winning €50,000 for his charity the good hand project. His charity aims to to help young people find work by Nadal and his brother doing a series of challenges. After his poker victory he said quoting
"I had fun. I had a great experiance here playing with friends, for a good cause, for charity and the next thing I know is that tomorrow morning I will be on court at 9am practising tennis."

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