Hewitt advances to Round 4

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Australian Lleyton Hewitt overcame a gritty and determined performance from Justin Gimelstob of the United States in the third round of Wimbledon.

Hewitt advances to Round 4

London:

Australian Lleyton Hewitt overcame a gritty and determined performance from Justin Gimelstob of the United States to win 7-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the third round of Wimbledon Championships. The third seed had his work cut out against Gimelstob, who came into the tournament as a lucky loser and a late replacement for Andre Agassi. He took Hewitt to a first set tiebreak with the Australian coming through 7-5. Gimelstob, relishing his appearance on Centre Court, made Hewitt fight for every point, throwing himself around the court but injuring his shoulder in the process. Medical treatment Gimelstob took time out for medical treatment from his trainer and was clearly in some discomfort. Hewitt capitalised on his opponent's lack of power and broke serve in the third game to take the second set 6-4. The third set went with serve until the 11th game, when Hewitt finally broke his opponent's serve when the American produced only his third double fault of the match. Hewitt then served an ace for a 7-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory after two and a half hours and in the last 16 will play another big-serving American Taylor Dent, who beat Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, 6-3 7-6 6-3. (AP)

Topics : Tennis Wimbledon 2011
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