Sam Stosur may have bowed out yesterday but Bernard Tomic and Marinko Matosevic (neither man known for their lovable personalities) also made it through to the second round.
Hewitt defeated 6-2, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4 win over Michal Przysiezny in the first round of his most beloved tournament.
“I came out really being aggressive at the start and got off to a great start. Then he started serve really well in the second set, hitting his spots and hitting his forehand crosscourt really well. I kept getting back into it but I couldn’t quite close it out in the breaker but to my credit, I managed to get on top at the start of the third.
It doesn’t get any better than playing out here in this tournament. I’ve been through some tough times, some tough surgeries in the past four or five years but when you get out here, it makes it all worth it.”
Lleyton will have to fire up to try and beat the powerful and often volatile Pole in Jerzy Janowicz,
To his credit Kyrgios made the most of the wild card he was handed after winning a Nottingham Challenger event and fired 29 aced past Stephane Robert to win 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-2.
His opponent Robert hit an astounding 19 double faults.
Matthew Ebden was not so lucky on day two, losing to Milos Raonic while James Duckworth fell apart at the end of a five set match against Richard Gasquet.