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Lleyton Hewitt hanging tough in Wimbledon last waltz

Lleyton Hewitt prolonged his Wimbledon swansong the hard way on Thursday as he and fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis came back from two sets down to stay alive in the men`s doubles.

Lleyton Hewitt hanging tough in Wimbledon last waltz

London: Lleyton Hewitt prolonged his Wimbledon swansong the hard way on Thursday as he and fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis came back from two sets down to stay alive in the men`s doubles.

The 34-year-old 2002 champion`s Wimbledon singles career came to an emotional end on Monday in a five-set, first round defeat against Jarkko Nieminen, denying Hewitt a Centre Court shot at defending champion Novak Djokovic.

But the former world number one was not going to let a Finn get the better of him twice at the All England Club.

Wildcards Hewitt and Kokkinakis won 6-7 (6/8), 3-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-2, 8-6 against 15th seeds Henri Kontinen and Croatia`s Marin Draganja in a gruelling first round contest that lasted nearly four hours.

Hewitt also has one more shot at a Wimbledon title. He was granted a wildcard entry into the mixed doubles with compatriot Casey Dellacqua.

From Zee News

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