Posted January 09, 2013 on
AP on Fox
Former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt beat big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4) at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday, advancing to a semifinal against Tomas Berdych.
The 31-year-old Hewitt is preparing for his 17th Australian Open. He won two years ago at Kooyong, an invitational warm-up event for the first major of the season.
Berdych had a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Croatia's Ivan Dodig, a late replacement for injured Kei Nishikori.
Also, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu of France 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) to set up a semifinal against Marcos Baghdatis, who was leading Janko Tipsarevic 6-1, 1-0 when the Serbian retired with a wrist injury.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
© Getty Images Milos Raonic has shed his croc adorned tennis apparel, turning head and toe to New Balance. Check him out above at the AAMI Classic at Kooyong in Melbourne today. Raonic might very well be the brand's first foray into tennis sponsorships. Wide footed tennis players love New Balance for their footwear (Milos might be one); they very simply have the biggest selection...
Former No. 1-ranked Lleyton Hewitt beat big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4) at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday, progressing to a semifinal against Tomas Berdych.
The 31-year-old Hewitt, who is preparing for his 17th Australian Open, won two years ago at Kooyong, an invitational warmup event for the first major of the season.
Berdych had a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over...
Lleyton Hewitt heightened his billing as one of the most dangerous unseeded players at next week's Australian Open when he beat world No. 6 Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday at the Kooyong Classic.
Hewitt defied his current ranking of 82 to beat Berdych in only 88 minutes and said later he felt he would be competitive against anyone at the season's first grand slam.
(January 9, 2013) Former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt gave his home country a thrill when the Australian overcame the big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4) at the Kooyong Classic on Wednesday, which sets up a semifinal clash against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.
“It’s really tough, you know, with the wind,” said Hewitt, “so a lot of it’s sort of playing percentage...
Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro beat Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 6-1 on Friday to set up a final against Lleyton Hewitt at the Kooyong Classic, an exhibition tournament ahead of the Australian Open.
The seventh-ranked del Potro has beaten Hewitt, a former No. 1 and the 2011 Kooyong champion, in two of their three previous matches. The 31-year-old Hewitt, preparing for...