Sensational win for Hewitt! That guy has iron nerves as well as an unquenchable game.
"Sensational" being the operative word, Euroka.
Congratulations to Hewitt & to you! He won 61,46,63 & goes up about 50 points in the rankings,as I understand it, taking back the Aussie number one spot from Tomic. This is a great story & I hope Hewitt will continue to play well this season.
I joined the match about halfway in the first set. Hewitt gave nothing away, and Federer looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there!
But he settled down in the 2nd set & seemed more relaxed, winning it to even things up. The effort seemed pointless in the sense that he couldn't convert his break point chances, of which he had several, in the 3rd set. Hewitt, meanwhile, remained focused and held his nerve time & again.
Whilst I'm disappointed for Federer, and had hoped he could start his season with a title win here, I accept that he failed to take his chances and that he was outplayed. I hope he'll create more opportunities to win this year.
As for the doubles, Fyrsternberg / Nestor won in a well contested match. Well done to them.
This was a mixed tournament & Serena Williams won the title,beating Azarenka in straights, 64,75. Congratulations to SW for winning this title en route to her AO campaign.