Australian Open: Lleyton Hewitt loses in 1st round

Lleyton Hewitt was bundled out of the Australian Open after losing his first round match to Chile's Fernando Gonzalez 5-7 6-2 6-2 3-6 6-3.

Written by Reuters | Melbourne | Published: January 20, 2009 12:05 pm

Lleyton Hewitt was bundled out of the Australian Open on Tuesday after losing his first round match to Chile’s Fernando Gonzalez 5-7 6-2 6-2 3-6 6-3.

It was Hewitt’s first opening round defeat at the Australian Open since 2002,when had was struck down by chicken pox.

The Australian,a finalist at Melbourne Park four years ago,slipped down the rankings last year after undergoing hip surgery and only returned to competition this month.

Gonzalez,who made the Australian Open final in 2007,looked to have the match under control when he won the second and third sets but started to tire the longer the match went on and needed a medical timeout in the deciding fifth set.

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