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Hewitt rallies former US Open champion, Del Potro

Lleton Hewitt, the former world no.1 defeated former US open champion Juan Martin Delpotro in thrilling 5 set match. Hewitt, who is considered to be a good fighter started the match great with winning first set with 6-4 against the gaint Argentine. And Delpo responded back with two straight sets with 7-5 and 6-3. Fourth set went into tie break, but Hewitt seized this time and leveled the sets. In the decider Hewitt didn't look back and clinched the win when Delpo made a double fault at the match point.

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I some how feel that the Heritage event conducted by ATP just before the start of US open this year made many former champions to alive, I mean it actually waken up the proud feeling that they already had the honor of champion, and they have nothing to loose. Hewitt played inspiring tennis yesterday and showed the world that he should not be left behind. Kudos Hewitt.
This is why I still play. To have moments like this. I was obviously trying to regroup but the conditions were tough out here. He was struggling with it for a set and a half, and then he started to find his range a bit more and I was sort of playing a bit more defensive. I had to try and turn the tables. I felt physically I was starting to get a little more on top of things through the fourth set. He played a great game to break me when I served for the fourth set as well. I played one of the best tie-breaks of my life. It’s amazing. I was pumped up when I won my first-round match because I knew obviously playing del Potro, a past champion and a great player as well, there was an opportunity to play on Arthur Ashe. I don’t know how many years I’ve got left in me, I keep getting asked the question, so I was just hanging to get out here and play on this court again and try to put on a great show" - Lleyton Hewitt

"I think tonight was a really tough battle for both, but in the end he play better. He played impressive. The tie-break on the fourth set he made very good passing shots. He's a great champion and a great fighter. For the second round, it's a really difficult player" - Juan Martin Del Potro



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