Former world number one #1 and two time Grand Slam Champion (Wimbledon and US Open) Lleyton Hewitt finished his distinguished career with a typical Hewitt performance on Rod Laver Arena, and in his press conference gave a typical Hewitt quote: “[M]y attitude … to give 100% all the time, it wouldn’t have mattered if I was a tennis player or if I was doing a 9-to-5 job in an office. I always wanted to get the most out of myself.”
From the BBC: “Novak Djokovic has now won 28 straight matches – with his last defeat coming against Roger Federer in the final of the Dubai tour event on 28 February….The Serb has a record of 41 wins and just two defeats in 2015….Since his son Stefan was born in October, Djokovic has won every Grand Slam and Masters event he has entered, claiming titles in Paris, Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo and Rome as well as the Australian Open. He also lifted the World Tour Finals in London in December 2015.”
Here are some photos of Djokovic at the Indian Wells Masters in California:
The Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational (21-24 November 2013) in its thirteenth year has raised over one million dollars for local Bahamian charities. Past recipients include: The Sassoon Paediatric Heart Foundation, The Association of the Physically Disabled, The Cancer Society, The Boy Scouts of the Bahamas, The Special Olympics and various scholarships for promising junior tennis players. A children’s defibrillator was donated to a local hospital and The Cancer Caring Centre honoured his work by dedicating a room naming it ‘The Mark Knowles Room’.
Above: SABINE LISICKI, of Germany 2013 Grand slam Wimbledon Finalist.
Mark has over the years invited fellow tennis professionals to relax and play in our Bahamas. Their generosity in giving their time and enthusiasm has helped give this tournament its well-deserved reputation of excellence. Major tennis stars over the years have supported the event and have certainly given the Bahamian and tourist fans a great deal of enjoyment, including the ability to interact with them up close and personal. The list of players has included Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Fred Stolle, Sabine Lisicki, Andy Roddick, Sam Querrey and 2013 Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray, to name but a few.