Seven has signed Lleyton Hewitt to its Australian Open commentary team.
He will join Johanna Griggs, Bruce McAvaney, Jim Courier, Matt White, Henri Leconte, Sandy Roberts, Hamish McLachlan, Sam Smith, Todd Woodbridge, Roger Rasheed, Nicole Bradtke, Rennae Stubbs, John Fitzgerald, Allan Stone, Peter Donegan and Kerryn Pratt.
“As always I can’t wait for the Australian Open to start,”he said. “And this year I also look forward to giving fans and viewers my thoughts into some of the players and matches when I join the Channel 7 commentary team.”
Seven CEO David Leckie said: “Lleyton is an Australian tennis champion and will add some unique tennis insights for our viewers into the game’s strategies and its players.”
Hewitt will also feature in the Rally for Relief to be broadcast on Channel 7 Sunday 4pm nationally to raise money for the victims of Australia’s flood disaster, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Kim Clijsters, Sam Stosur, Novak Djokovic and Pat Rafter.
Married to former Home and Away starlet Bec Cartwright and his 2005 Australian Open final on Seven is still the highest rated show since OzTAM ratings began in 2001.