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- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-7(2) 1-6 - GAME, SET & MATCH! This time Hewitt does wrap up the win, DelPo disappointingly slapping down a double fault. The 32-year-old Australian is through the third round, taking the scalp of the the sixth seed and 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro. He will face unheralded Russian Evgeny Donskoy next. Men's drawsheet.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-7(2) 1-5 40-Ad - Hewitt levels up at 30-all with a great backhand return and then backhand winner down the line. A netted double-handed backhand into the net from DelPo hands Hewitt a first match point. But the Argentine saves it with a forehand passing shot winner down the line, despite a diving Lleyton Hewitt. Deuce. A sensational, angled cross court forehand return of serve winner brings up match point number two for Hewitt.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-7(2) 1-5 - A flat backhand winner down the line from Hewitt, changing direction as he does so, sees the Aussie consolidate the break and leave Del Potro serving to stay in the match.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-7(2) 1-4 - BREAK! Del Potro sends a wild forehand sailing long of the baseline to hand Hewitt yet another break point. And the Aussie does secure the double break in this final set with a great return that draws another forehand error from the Argentine. Hewitt is potentially just two games away from the win now.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-7(2) 1-3 - A diving attempted backhand volley is still not enough to prevent Del Potro earning a break back point when Hewitt nets a forehand. A netted forehand from DelPo squanders it while Hewitt saves a second a couple of points later with an ace out wide before this time going on to hold with an inside out forehand winner across court.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-7(2) 1-2 - BREAK! A netted forehand from Hewitt hands Del Potro a game point but he squanders it with a forehand of his own into the net. A backhand cut well short into the net from DelPo then hands Hewitt an early break point. One break point is all Hewitt needs though as DelPo runs around his backhand and fires an inside-out forehand well wide across court.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-7(2) 1-1 - Hewitt also posts another opening service hold to 15 to get his account underway in this final set.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-7(2) 1-0 - Great serving from Del Potro to open this final set as he holds for the loss of just the first point, a netted forehand.
- - For the third straight set, one of the players leaves the court at the change of ends. It is Del Potro again this time but then just as he returns Hewitt decides he needs to leave as well. It's all legal under the rules of the game but this getting ridiculous now.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-7(2) - SET! Lleyton Hewitt finally gets it done on the third attempt with a deep forehand approach shot that Del Potro can only send a sailing long with a forehand down the line. This match is going to a decisive fifth set!
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-6 (2-6) - TIE-BREAK! Del Potro saves the first set point with a huge serve down the centre of the court, Hewitt's backhand return dropping short into the net, while the second is squandered on a double fault from Hewitt - DelPo challenging to get the double fault call. Four more set points remaining...
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-6 (0-6) - TIE-BREAK! Hewitt opens the breaker with a smash winner before DelPo slaps down a double fault - his sixtth - to hand the Aussie the mini-break. A netted backhand from DelPo sees Hewitt sneak even further in front. Another error from the Argentine is followed by a sliding backhand passing shot winner down the line from the Aussie to go 5-0 up before a forehand passing shot winner across court leaves Hewitt with six set points at the change of ends.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-6 - Del Potro races through a love service game, sealing it with a forehand winner down the line, to hold yet again and ensure that this fourth set (and possibly the match) is decided on a tie-break.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 5-6 - Unlike the first set when Hewitt caved under the pressure of serving for the set and then was broken to drop it, the Aussie this time holds firm and seals a potentially tough service game to 30 with an ace to force DelPo to serve to stay in this fourth set for a second time.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 5-5 - Hewitt leaves what would a relatively easy smash only to see Del Potro's backhand lob land comfortably inside the baseline. From there the Argentine goes on to hold without any trouble and level up at five games apeice to put the pressure back on the Hewitt serve.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 4-5 - BREAK! The first goes begging when DelPo goes long with a regulation forehand down the centre of the court and Hewitt saves the second with a backhand passing shot winner down the line off a shorter ball. Deuce. Two huge forehands, one down the line and the other across court for a winner, earn DelPo a third chance to break. And this time he does get things back on serve when Hewitt sends a forehand wide across court. DelPo will still have to serve in it though.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 3-5 40-15 - An absolutely massive cross court forehand winner from Del Potro takes the first point, and then also the second with another huge forehand down the line from the Argentine. An ace gets Hewitt off the mark in the game but Del Potro earns himself two break back points when the Aussie fails to land a backhand passing shot down the line...
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 3-5 - BREAK! Hewitt threads a forehand passing shot down the line to earn himself a break point late in this fourth set. DelPo saves it with an ace but Hewitt produces another passing shot, this time off the backhand wing, to fashion a second chance. And this time he does break. A great sliced backhand down the line followed by a forehand winner down the opposite line and Hewitt will serve for this fourth set.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 3-4 - Another solid service hold from Hewitt, the Australian sealing the game with a big serve that Del Potro can only return into the net. The Aussie looks the more lively off the two players are this stage.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 3-3 - Del Potro nets a forehand to gift Hewitt a break point but the Aussie pulls up on his cross court forehand and loops the ball wide to squander it. Deuce. Del Potro goes long with a routine forehand to gift Hewitt another chance. This time an ace out wide saves it for DelPo, who then goes on to hold and stay level.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 2-3 - A spectacular low forehand volley from Hewiit helps him secure another hold for the loss of just the one point and sneak ahead again. So far so good for the Australian as he looks to force his way back into the match.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 2-2 - The forehand really deserted Hewitt in that second set and it goes missing again in this game as DelPo targets in in his hold to 15 to level up once more.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 1-2 - A forehand error from Del Potro helps Hewitt to another comfortable service hold to 15 to see the Aussie sneak out in front once more.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 1-1 - Del Potro overcomes yet another double fault to open the game, that's three consecutive games now the Argentine has opened with a double, before going on to hold with an ace.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 6-3 0-1 - Lleyton Hewitt's turn to leave the court this time as he goes off for a comfort break between sets. But it doesn't seem to upset his rhythm as the Australian comes back an immediately produces an ace before holding to love.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-6 6-3 - SET! Hewitt denies Del Potro on a first set point with a blistering forehand across corut on the angle that also doubles as a passing shot. But he can do nothing about the second, Del Potro being helped by a Hewitt slip on the baseline and dinking a neat forehand volley winner over the net to wrap up a two sets to one lead.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 5-3 - Hewitt holds to love, without much challenge from Del Potro, as he at least asks the Argentine to serve out this third set.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 5-2 - Del Potro holds to 15 with a trip into the net that ends with a great forehand volley. That sels the hold than consolidates the break once again and leaves Hewitt serving to stay in this second set after the change of ends.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 4-2 - BREAK! Hewitt gets incredibly unlucky as Del Potro's cross court forehand catches the top the tape and drops over for the perfect drop shot. Hewitt very nearly chases it down but can't quite get the ball up and over the net and Del Potro makes a point of coming into the net to apologise, before going on to break and re-establish his lead in thie third set.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 3-2 - BREAK! Hewitt breaks to love! A fantastic return game from Hewitt as he gets himself right back in this third set with a huge backhand that DelPo can only net in return. Back on serve albeit with Hewitt still trailing by a game.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 3-1 - Hewitt does well to hold for the loss of just the one point, holding when DelPo nets a routine backhand down the line.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 3-0 - An absolutely brilliant sliced backhand drop shot from Del Potro helps him on his way to three game points. And the Argentine holds on the first of them, holding to love, when Hewitt runs around the ball and puts his forehand long of the baseline. That's six games in a row for DelPo now.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-6 2-0 - BREAK! Hewitt nets a backhand approach shot on his way to hand DelPo two more break points. But the Argentine only needs the one as a Hewitt backhand down the centre of the court drifts long.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 1-0 - Del Potro races through one of his best service games of the match so far, holding to love with very little trouble at all.
- - Del Potro has left the court during the change of ends which seems an odd decision given that he has all the momentum coming out of that second set and heading into the third.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 7-5 - SET! What was looking like a comfortable service game for Hewitt becomes tricky after a double fault and a forehand long of the baseline to allow DelPo to level at deuce. A forehand wide across court then hands the Argentine a set point, which he takes full advantage of with a solidly safe rally that ends when Hewitt nets a forehand down the line.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 6-5 - DelPo nets a regulation forehand to gift Hewitt another look at the break at 15-30 before the Aussie lofts a lob long to allow the Argentine to level at 30-all. From there a couple of big serves from DelPo and he has the hold that will force Hewitt to serve to keep this set alive after the change of ends.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 5-5 - BREAK! Hewitt earns himself a second set point with a big serve that DelPo can only return into the net. But again Hewitt fails to take advantage and DelPo produces a stunning forehand winner down the very outside of the line to earn himself a break back point. And a second double fault in the game hands Del Potro the break back.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 4-5 - A couple of errors from Hewitt, the second of which is an inside-out forehand looped across court, and DelPo has a sniff at the break back. The Argentine is furious with himself when he pulls a forehand across court to allow Hewitt back into it before the Aussie pulls level at 30-all with a low forehand stop volley winner. A change-of-direction forehand down the line from Hewitt brings up two set points but a double fault squanders it. Deuce.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 4-5 - BREAK! Huge hitting from Del Potro, brave hitting, particularly off the forehand wing gets him off the mark from 0-30 down. But he sends a slapped forehand long down the line on the next point to gift Hewitt two break points. DelPo saves the first with a forehand winner down the opposite line after he's run around the ball. But the Argentine can do nothing about the second as he sends another forehand long. Hewitt will serve for the second set after the change of ends.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 4-4 - Hewitt matches DelPo's ace to close the last game with one of his own to open this one but the Argentine makes two consecutive forays into the net to move 15-30 ahead. A netted forehand meant for down the line allows Hewitt to level up at 30-30 before another netted forehand, this time inside-out across court, hands the Aussie a game point. It's Hewitt's turn to make a trip into the net this time, sealing the game with a backhand volley winner.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 4-3 - Del Potro is winning 81 perfect of points behind his first serve now and rattles through another service hold to 15, sealing the game with an ace to put pressure on Hewitt. A big service game coming up now for the Aussie.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 3-3 - DelPo simply isn't reading Hewitt's first serve at all as the Australian eases through another comfortable service hold to level up again.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 3-2 - Two big serves out to the forehand of Hewitt from Del Potro, two missed returns from Hewitt. That combined with an ace in the middle of the game and the Argentine has a hold for the loss of just the one point.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 2-2 - Another big game from Hewiit as he holds to 30 with a very well placed first serve that draws the error from Del Potro.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 2-1 - Del Potro races through a service hold for the loss of just the one point, firing down a smash winner in the middle of the game before going on to hold with an ace. A few signs from DelPo in the early stages of this second set that he is beginning to find his feet a little better.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 1-1 - Hewitt leaps around at the net but DelPo is equal to the task this time around as he eventually finds a cross court backhand passing shot winner to deny the Aussie on a first game point. But Hewitt skids the ball off the back of the baseline with a forehand, DelPo missing hitting his forehand reply to help the Aussie hold.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 1-0 - Much better from DelPo as he holds to 30 to open the second set, firing a clinical forehand winner down the outside of the line to seal the game. That was an important, confidence-building hold for the Argentine.
- - DEL POTRO 4-6 - SET! A monstruous forehand winner from DelPo puts a little pressure on Hewitt at 30-15 up. The Aussie is quick to fashion two set points but only needs the one when DelPo nets a regulation forehand.
- - DEL POTRO 4-5 - A much better hold from Del Potro this time around as he produces two big serves from 30-all to force Hewitt to serve out this opening set after the change of ends.
- - DEL POTRO 3-5 - Hewitt is just relentless as DelPo hits unforced errors number 15 and 16 in quick succession to leave the Australian with the hold of serve that consolidates the break and leaves Del Potro serving to stay in this opening set.
- - DEL POTRO 3-4 - BREAK! DelPo sends a regulation forehand long down the centre of the court for his 13th unforced error and to hand Hewitt another break point. DelPo finds a huge first serve when it really matters to save the break point but another forehand error hands Hewitt a second chance. And this time Hewitt does break with a brilliant lob that DelPo smashes into the bottom of the net after desperately tracking back.
- - DEL POTRO 3-3 - Impressive hitting from Hewitt as he races out to a 40-15 lead with back-to-back forehand winners. The Aussie wastes his first game point with a double fault but he Del Potro sends a backhand return sailing well long of the baseline on the second and Hewitt is level once again
- - DEL POTRO 3-2 - Hewitt races out to a 0-40 lead with three break points. Hewitt is furious with himself after missing a backhand return into the net on the first and he then pushes a forehand return long on the second. Del Potro saves the third with a service winner before going on to hold when Hewitt slices another backhand into the net.
- - DEL POTRO 2-2 - Hewitt races through a love service hold to fully get the early stages of this clash back on serve. An ace sealed the game for the Aussie.
- - Okay, moving over to Arthur Ashe Del Potro had a break advantage but Lleyton Hewitt has just broken back to trail 2-1 on serve after three games. This is a battle between two former winners; DelPo having won the title in 2009 while Hewitt triumphed a few years further back in 2001.
- - Just about getting underway on Arthur Ashe is the first of the night matches, between sixth seed Juan Martin Del Potro and Lleyton Hewitt. We will be focusing on that match just as soon as Murray and Mayer have finished on Louis Armstrong.
|Date of Birth||24/02/1981|
|Date of Birth||23/09/1988|