Lleyton Hewitt gets wildcard for French Open

Updated: May 16, 2012, 11:15 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Sydney: Lleyton Hewitt was on Wednesday been given a wildcard for the upcoming French Open later this month.

The 31-year old winner of two Grand Slam titles has made a quick recovery from a foot surgery he underwent in February and was expected to be back not before the start of grasscourt season.

"I`m thrilled to compete in the main draw of the French Open for the first time and test my game against the world`s best,” he was quoted as saying by a news agency

“Thank you to Tennis Australia for believing in me enough to give me this opportunity and I will do my best to make everyone proud,” he added.