Lleyton Hewitt Battles Back To Beat Sampras Queens 2001

Aaron KumarSenior Writer IFebruary 22, 2010

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25:  Lleyton Hewitt of Australia plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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Lleyton Hewitt Lleyton Hewitt went into the ATP 250 event in Queens in 2001 as one of the favourites having won the title for the previous years. In the Semi Finals Hewitt faced two time former champion Pete Sampras, Hewitt had beaten Sampras in the final the year before 6-4 6-4. Sampras however came out firing with some huge serves and put the pressure right back on Lleyton Hewitt, the American was rewarded for his attacking play as he won the 1st set 6-3. Hewitt hit back in dramatic style however, winning the 2nd set by the same score to level the match at one set all. Lleyton Hewitt went on to beat Tim Henman in the final 7-6 7-6 Hewitt has since won the title two more times.

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