ATP Hall Of Fame Championships Newport

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Lleyton Hewitt faces Vasek Pospisil in the 1st Round. Image courtesy of bbc.co.uk
Lleyton Hewitt  will be bidding to advance past the opening round of an ATP event for just the second time this season when he faces Vasek Pospisil  in the first round of the Hall Of Fame Tennis Championships at Newport in the early hours of Wednesday morning (AEST). The former Wimbledon champion has fallen at the first hurdle at the All England Club, Queens and Roland Garros in his past three tournaments and hasn’t won since beating Ze Zhang in Australia’s David Cup tie against China in February.

Similarly, Pospisil was bundled out of Wimbledon in the first round and hasn’t won a match in the main draw of an ATP event in 2012. The pair have never done battle before, but Hewitt’s experience is expected to be enough for him to get home.

Matt Ebden  faces a tough task against third seed Miles Raonic , while Marinko Matosevic  takes on unheralded American Jesse Levine .

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