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September 3, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Lleyton Hewitt, a 32-year-old Australian who won the U.S. Open in 2001 and who was never a U.S. crowd favorite because he once was perceived to have made racist comments toward popular American James Blake, had the crowd on Louis Armstrong Stadium chanting his name Tuesday. In a quarterfinal match against Mikhail Youzhny, Hewitt, who is ranked only 66th in the world and has had at least five surgeries over the last decade, retrieved a shot after he tripped and fell. His desperate attempt left blood running down his elbow,  and the ball went into the net. Not long after that, Hewitt was beaten by 21st-seeded Youzhny, a 31-year-old Russian, 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3)
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September 3, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
NEW YORK -- Lleyton Hewitt, a 32-year-old Australian who won the U.S. Open in 2001 and who was never a U.S. crowd favorite because he once was perceived to have made racist comments toward popular American James Blake, had the crowd on Louis Armstrong Stadium chanting his name Tuesday. In a quarterfinal match against Mikhail Youzhny, Hewitt, who is ranked only 66th in the world and has had at least five surgeries over the last decade, retrieved a shot after he tripped and fell. His desperate attempt left blood running down his elbow,  and the ball went into the net. Not long after that, Hewitt was beaten by 21st-seeded Youzhny, a 31-year-old Russian, 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3)
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March 3, 2003 | Lisa Dillman
* Pacific Life Open WEDNESDAY TO MARCH 16 * What: First Masters Series event of the year. * Where: Indian Wells. * Women: Begin Wednesday (qualifying begins today). Men: Begin March 10. * Last year's finals: Top-seed Lleyton Hewitt needs only 1 hour, 21 minutes to defeat No. 9-seeded Tim Henman, 6-1, 6-2, before an estimated crowd of 12,000; Eighteen-year-old Daniela Hantuchova downs Martina Hingis, 6-3, 6-4. * Prize money: $2.45 million for men, $2.1 million for women.
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March 9, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Rafael Nadal wore a bright aqua shirt and a scowl as he came onto Stadium 1 Court at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday night to play his first hard-court tennis match in 346 days. Nadal has avoided hard surfaces as he has tried to rest his left knee that has been afflicted with tendinitis. After a tentative comeback at two clay court tournaments where the ground is more forgiving, Nadal made his debut at Indian Wells a winning one. Nadal nervously fell behind 20-year-old American Ryan Harrison in the first set, then the fifth-seeded Spaniard came back to win 7-6 (3)
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September 8, 2001
Racism is just never as good a story when it might be the white guy who is victimized. Lisa Dillman slams Lleyton Hewitt for being racist, when Hewitt's "crime" is raising the issue of whether or not he is the victim of racism. What's missing from Dillman's attack on Hewitt is one thing that would help make her case: an assessment of the calls made by the line judge Hewitt called into question. Dan Oakes Hacienda Heights
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June 19, 2000 | Associated Press
Australian teenager Lleyton Hewitt got a shot of confidence from Pete Sampras on Sunday, beating the six-time Wimbledon champion, 6-4, 6-4, to win the Queen's Club tournament at London. "He's going to be a threat at Wimbledon," Sampras said. "Winning it might take a few years, but if he gets his game going and serves like that and returns like that, he's going to be tough to beat."
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June 24, 2003 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
The bow toward the Royal Box was eliminated from Wimbledon 2003. So was Lleyton Hewitt. Monday, for the first time in the Open era at Wimbledon, the defending men's champion was taken out in the first round. Altogether, it had happened only once in the Championships. So now, Hewitt and 1966 champion Manuel Santana are linked forever in this dubious distinction. Similarly, Ivo Karlovic and Charlie Pasarell will share the same sentence.
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July 5, 2002 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So, what's 1 hour and 52 minutes between the first and last match point, anyway? For Australia's top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt, it must have felt like an eternity. His Wimbledon aspirations were slipping away against, of all people, 18th-seeded Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands. Hewitt should have been in the comfort of the dressing room after having four match points at 6-5 in the third set. "It turned into a dogfight," Hewitt said.
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January 24, 2000 | By BILL DWYRE,
The last Aussie standing wasn't after today's play. As expected by many, Lleyton Hewitt, the 18-year-old who became the country's hope after Andre Agassi took out Mark Philippoussis Sunday, lost to veteran Magnus Norman of Sweden, in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (6). Hewitt had been on a season-opening streak like few had seen before, winning events at Auckland and Sydney leading up this Australian Open, and going three rounds deep here. That had even put him at No.
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November 15, 2001 | From Wire Reports
Australian Lleyton Hewitt, 20, is trying to become the youngest men's tennis player to end a season at No. 1. Andre Agassi is trying to become the oldest. Midway through the Masters Cup at Sydney, Australia, Hewitt is closer to his goal. Hewitt defeated Agassi, 6-3, 6-4, Wednesday in round-robin play at the season-ending tournament to reach the semifinals and move closer to the top ranking. Hewitt, the U.S. Open champion, has 763 points, eight behind No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil. No.
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June 13, 2010 | Wire reports
Denny Hamlin continued his hot streak, dominating Sunday's NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn to pick up his second straight victory and fifth of the season. Hamlin led 123 laps and controlled the second half of the race, easily pulling away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with under 20 laps remaining. Kahne held on for second, followed by pole sitter Kurt Busch , Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart . Four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson was sixth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was seventh.
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July 2, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
Had you attended the top American male tennis player's melancholy post-loss news conferences at the last three Wimbledons, you might have wound up needing a pep talk, an ice cream cone or maybe even a hug. Had you listened to him on Wednesday night at Wimbledon, you might have wound up chortling, giggling or maybe even laughing.
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July 1, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
TODAY'S FEATURED MATCHES Men's quarterfinals; world rankings in parentheses: Andy Roddick (6) vs. Lleyton Hewitt (56), Australia Awww, remember long ago when they were up-and-comers and they played that raucous nighttime 2001 U.S. Open quarterfinal and Hewitt won and Roddick lost his mind after that overrule of a line call in the fifth set?
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June 19, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
Into the quiet of a country club by the Thames River on Thursday came a bit of disquiet pertaining to that celebrated tennis tournament that's starting Monday. Rafael Nadal lost an exhibition to Lleyton Hewitt just before tea at the Hurlingham Club, but more than that, Nadal spent the 6-4, 6-3 match arriving late to shots, muttering to himself and stirring enough concern about his fractious, tendinitis-inflamed knees that his coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, indicated the world's No.
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May 29, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
FRIDAY'S FEATURED MATCHES (world rankings in parentheses) Venus Williams, U.S. (3) vs. Agnes Szavay, Hungary (31) After losing a set Wednesday night before darkness suspended play, Williams felt angry, "but then I wound down and I had my little dog with me." You'd think that in Paris, they'd let her bring the dog to provide calm and perspective during changeovers. Rafael Nadal, Spain (1) vs. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia (48) Many athletes try hard.
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March 20, 2005 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
Finally, a flaw was found in Roger Federer. Not his tennis, his prognostications. Shortly after dismissing Argentine journeyman Guillermo Canas, 6-3, 6-1, in the first men's semifinal of the Pacific Life Open on Saturday, Federer predicted that Andy Roddick would win the second. "I give a little edge here to Andy," he said. "He's playing on home soil. You never underestimate that."
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September 1, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN
Picketers protested against the United States Tennis Assn.'s wild-card selection system, claiming it was discriminatory against African Americans, on the first day of the 2001 U.S. Open, not much more than a lob away from Arthur Ashe Stadium. Martina Hingis hit the first ball of the Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium, then apologized for saying in a Time magazine article published this week that sisters Venus and Serena Williams used race to their advantage.
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November 18, 2001 | From Wire Reports
Lleyton Hewitt capped his breakthrough season by beating Sebastien Grosjean, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, today for the Masters Cup title at Sydney, Australia. The 20-year-old Aussie, the youngest man to finish a year with the No. 1 ranking, didn't show any signs of a nagging hamstring injury as he won his sixth title of the year. He earned $1.52 million for winning the title. The U.S.
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November 22, 2004 | Bud Collins, Special to the Times
Zoom! In this town that prides itself on the Johnson Space Center, that man in orbit is named Roger Federer. He didn't need mission control to guide him into the ozone, leaving his colleagues far behind. Federer plots his own course, riding a tennis racket to the moon, where he'll be hard to catch as 2004 disappears and 2005 awaits his further giant steps beyond the rest of the crowd.
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November 21, 2004 | Bud Collins, Special to The Times
Lleyton Hewitt, whose eardrum-pounding yelps of "Come on!" punctuate his ferocious assaults on tennis balls and mad dashes across the court, has become the comeback guy of his sport. Although he has no chance to come back to the No. 1 ranking he held in 2001 and 2002 -- that belongs to Roger Federer -- by beating Federer today, Hewitt could reclaim the season-ending ATP Masters Cup title that was his in those years.
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