Mumbai Open: Hewitt upset by Schuettler

Updated: 30 September 2007 14:05 IST

Lleyton Hewitt was upset on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Mumbai Open, losing to Rainer Schuettler of Germany 6-3, 7-5.

Mumbai Open: Hewitt upset by Schuettler
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Mumbai:

Lleyton Hewitt was upset on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Mumbai Open, losing to Rainer Schuettler of Germany 6-3, 7-5.

"I felt a little flat out there," Hewitt said. "He played some great tennis and some average tennis at times. He just went for broke on the bigger points."

The former top-ranked Australian, who won two matches on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals, withdrew from his Davis Cup reverse singles match last weekend because of a viral infection.

Hewitt squandered a 4-1 lead after dropping the first set. Schuettler was delighted with the win.

"I don't remember when was the last time I made the semifinal of an ATP event. It was a few years ago, I guess," Schuettler said.

Schuettler will face Olivier Rochus in the semifinals. The eighth-seeded Belgian advanced when Nicolas Kiefer of Germany retired while trailing 4-1 in the first set.

Top-seeded Richard Gasquet and Fabrice Santoro also reached the semifinals.

Gasquet, a Wimbledon semifinalist this year, beat Stefan Koubek of Austria 6-2, 6-4, and Santoro defeated Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 6-4.

Topics : Tennis
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