Baghdatis retires to gift Hewitt pass to fourth round
Melbourne: Marcos Baghdatis retired from his match against Lleyton Hewitt due to injury to gift the Australian a free pass to the fourth round at Melbourne Park.
Baghdatis and Hewitt played an epic five-set match that finished after 0430 in 2008, the latest-finishing match in the tournament`s history, but hopes of a similar hard-fought contest were snuffed out when the Cypriot walked off when trailing 4-2 in the second set after losing the first 6-0.
Baghdatis, who was attended to by trainers during the break after the first set, had experienced cramping in his five-set second-round win over David Ferrer.
"He just said he was obviously feeling it in his serve a little bit... his shoulder," Hewitt said in a courtside interview after the match.
"He just wished me good luck."
Hewitt will now meet Roger Federer in the fourth round.
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