Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
RESULTS - SUNDAY,
13 JULY 2014
Singles - Final
 L Hewitt (AUS) d
 I Karlovic (CRO) 63 67(4) 76(3)
Doubles - Final
C Guccione (AUS) / L Hewitt
(AUS) d J Erlich (ISR) / R Ram (USA) 75 64
HEWITT EDGES KARLOVIC;
TEAMS WITH GUCCIONE TO COMPLETE SWEEP
• Hewitt claimed the singles
and doubles titles in the same week for the first time,
becoming the fifth player to complete the sweep in
• Hewitt won his 30th singles title and
second of the season (Brisbane) after edging Karlovic in
two hours and 30 minutes.
• He became the fourth
active player with 30-or-more titles, joining Roger
Federer (79), Rafael Nadal (64) and Novak Djokovic (45).
• The former World No. 1 improved on runner-up finishes
in Newport for the past two years (2012 - l. to Isner,
2013 - l. to Mahut).
• Karlovic was looking to win
his third grass-court title, following triumphs in
Nottingham in 2007-’08.
• Guccione and Hewitt earned
their first team title with victory over former Newport
doubles champions Ram (2009 w/ Kerr) and Erlich (2000 w/
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
"I felt relief to have finally won here. It’s an
important tournament. For me, I’ve come here the last
three years and have come awfully close the last two
years. It’s nice to be rewarded today."
tough conditions today, especially for serving. I was
just trying to play clean tennis as much as possible.
From the baseline I was able to adjust to wind better
"It was good to win [doubles]
with 'Gooch' - we’d never won a title together before.
We’ve played some big matches, in Davis Cup. It was
important for us to win. I’m pretty pumped about it."
"Hewitt returned really well. He rarely missed. I didn’t
have my normal serve because it was windy. I was
committing a lot of double faults and missing volleys -
both of which I don’t normally do. That was because of
the wind and because Hewitt was always right there.
“I’m a little disappointed but overall it was a good
"It’s nice to finally cross the line and have a