Hewitt and Fish advance in Memphis

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, a quarterfinalist last week in San Jose, beat No. 7 seed Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan 6-4, 7-6(3) and in the second round, No. 4 Mardy Fish of the United States defeated Slovakia's Lukas Lacko

updated: February 17, 2011 21:36 IST
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Memphis: Canada's Milos Raonic beat No. 2 seed Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5) on Wednesday in the first round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, his second victory over the Spaniard in four days.

Raonic, aged 20 and the fastest rising young star on the ATP Tour, beat Verdasco on Sunday in the finals of the SAP Open in San Jose for his first career title.

He has risen from 159 in the world to start the year to 59 this week.

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