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US Open: Lleyton Hewitt wins; Novak Djokovic breezes

NEW YORK — Lleyton Hewitt displayed the same shots and grit that earned him a US Open trophy and the No. 1 ranking a dozen years ago.

Now 32, and ranked 66th, Hewitt came back to surprise 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-1, Friday night in the second round at Flushing Meadows.

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