Hewitt paid tribute to Hughes after his win in the ITPL.
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An emotional Lleyton Hewitt has dedicated International Premier Tennis League win to Phillip Hughes following the late cricketer’s funeral on Wednesday.
Hewitt said he watched the funeral it is entirety after the 25-year-old was tragically killed after being hit in the back of the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield clash last week.
The 33-year-old partnered young countrymen Nick Kyrgios to help the Singapore Slammers to their first victory in the event, however his first thoughts went towards Hughes’ family and friends.
“I sat and watched the whole funeral today – it was one of the toughest things I’ve sat through,” Hewitt told reporters in Singapore.
“I can’t speak how tough his family and friends are doing at the moment and the Australian cricket team but it’s really knocked the whole nation, not just the sport but the people in Australia as well.
“But this is when people have to come together, to come as one and I’ve been really proud of our country.”