Tennis - Hewitt extends final bow at site of first Slam win

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01: Lleyton Hewitt of Australia returns a shot to Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan against on Day Two of the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/CLIVE BRUNSKILL)

- Australia's Lleyton Hewitt has at least one more match to play on the US Open hardcourts where he became a Grand Slam champion. The 34-year-old, who will retire after January's Australian Open, advanced to the second round Tuesday at Flushing Meadows with a 6-0, 7-6 (7/2), 1-0 victory when Kazakh rival Aleksandr Nedovyesov retired. Hewitt, who has fallen to 355th in the world rankings, won the 2001 US Open final over Pete Sampras and took the 2002 Wimbledon championship. "It's hard to separate obviously the US Open and Wimbledon. US Open was my first Slam. But for me there was always something really special about Wimbledon," Hewitt said.

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