Warhorse Lleyton Hewitt steals the show at US Open

Lleyton Hewitt's pyrotechnics overshadowed the progress into the third round of defending champion Andy Murray and world number one Novak Djokovic, as well as women's champion Serena Williams, who made the last 16.

updated: August 31, 2013 11:24 IST
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New York: Australian warhorse Lleyton Hewitt battled to a five-set US Open win over Argentine sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro Friday, relegating Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams to supporting roles.

The 2001 champion defeated the 2009 winner, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-1 in the tournament's biggest shock to date.

Hewitt, 32 years old and down at 66 in the rankings after a lengthy battle with injuries, served up a trademark warrior-like performance that recalled his golden days when he was world number one and Wimbledon champion.

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