US Open: First round winners Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Martin del Potro on collision course

Hewitt says he has seen that his style is able to cause some discomfort at times for Del Potro, whose massive frame works against matching Hewitt's smaller court-covering prowess.

updated: August 29, 2013 09:48 IST
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New York: Australia's Lleyton Hewitt likes his chances in a US Open second-round showdown with fellow former champion Juan Martin Del Potro because he can attack the Argentine powerhouse's game with quickness.

Hewitt, the 32-year-old former world number one from Adelaide who won the 2001 US Open and 2002 Wimbledon crowns, defeated US wildcard Brian Baker 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in his first-round match Wednesday.

Sixth seed Del Potro, ranked 60 places ahead of the Aussie, ousted Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 7-6 (9/7). The 2009 US Open winner lost the longest semi-final in Wimbledon history in his prior Grand slam match.

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