Lleyton Hewitt has been in good form lately. Image of bbc.co.uk
Lleyton Hewitt faces Mikhail Youzhny in the opening round of the Southern and Western Open in Cincinnati, having shown glimpses of his best form in recent events. Having failed to win a match on the ATP Tour since the Australian Open in January, the former world number one won through to the final in Newport last month before continuing his fine form at the London Olympics. At that event, Hewitt’s two scalps included world number fourteen Marin Cilic and he also took a set off Novak Djokovic before going down in three.
While world number 28 Youzhny is ranked 106 places ahead of the Australian, Hewitt will be confident of defeating his opponent having won four of the five meetings between the pair.
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