Lleyton Hewitt was given the nickname Rusty by Darren Cahill, who thought that a young Lleyton reminded him of the character Rusty Griswold from the National Lampoon movies.
Hewitt is one of the top Australian players in tennis history, and he won singles titles at the US Open in 2001 and Wimbledon in 2002. Hewitt also led Australia to Davis Cup victories in 1999 and 2003.
Hewitt became the youngest male to hold the world’s No.1 ranking when he was 20 years of age (20 years, 268 days to be exact).
Fans of Hewitt were shown a behind the scenes look into the life of the Australian tennis champion when he released his DVD titled “The Other Side”. The highlight of the DVD was Hewitt singing “Working Class Man” by Jimmy Barnes.