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Former champion Lleyton Hewitt made the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2006 with a 6-3, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-1 victory over Evgeny Donskoy on Sunday. His victory over Donskoy, ranked 102nd, came two days after Hewitt beat 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro in a five-setter than lasted more than four hours.
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Rejuvenated at age 32, Lleyton Hewitt was two points away from reaching the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2006.
Mikhail Youzhny would not let the tournament's 2001 champion close out the win.
The 21st-seeded Youzhny finished the back-and-forth, nearly four-hour match strongly, taking the final five games and coming back to beat Hewitt 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6...
Lleyton Hewitt’s excellent US Open run ended in heartbreak as the former champion lost in five sets to Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny in the fourth round. The Australian, the champion in New York 12 years ago, had rolled back the years with a stunning win over Juan Martin del Potro and looked set to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final for four years.
Two points from defeat, Mikhail Youzhny came back to end 32-year-old Lleyton Hewitt's rejuvenated run at the U.S. Open, beating the 2001 champion 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5 in the fourth round Tuesday.
The 21st-seeded Youzhny's best Grand Slam showings have come at Flushing Meadows, where he made the semifinals in 2006 and 2010.
Two-time major champion Hewitt had been...
Mikhail Youzhny won a thrilling five-set match over Lleyton Hewitt in the fourth round of the US Open on Monday, defeating the veteran Australian 6-3, 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5. Youzhny broke Hewitt at 5-5 in the fifth and had the chance to serve out the match. He got some huge help from a questionable Hawk-Eye […]
(September 3, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – In a battle of tennis thirty-somethings, 31-year-old Mikhail Youzhny of Russia within two points of defeat came back against 32-year-old Australian Lleyton Hewitt to win 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5 in the fourth round of the US Open on Tuesday. “I’m happy now, and it was really […]