Youzhny ends 2001 champion Hewitt's run at US Open

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Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, reacts after a shot to Mikhail Youzhny, of Russia, during the fourth round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Two points from defeat, Mikhail Youzhny came back to end 32-year-old Lleyton Hewitt's rejuvenated run at the U.S. Open, beating the 2001 champion 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5 in the fourth round Tuesday.

The 21st-seeded Youzhny's best Grand Slam showings have come at Flushing Meadows, where he made the semifinals in 2006 and 2010.

Two-time major champion Hewitt had been 7-0 in fourth-round matches in New York, but he hasn't reached the quarterfinals since 2006. A former No. 1-ranked player who is currently 66th after a series of foot and hip injuries, Hewitt last got to the round of eight at any Grand Slam tournament in 2009 at Wimbledon.

Russia's Youzhny, who is 31, faces No. 1 Novak Djokovic or 43rd-ranked Marcel Granollers in the quarterfinals.

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