13 Jan 2011

Hewitt survives Youzhny test

2:09 pm on 13 January 2011

Lleyton Hewitt has underlined his credentials as a dangerous floater in the Australian Open draw by downing the Russian world number 10 Mikhail Youzhny on a day of upsets at the invitational Kooyong Classic in Melbourne.

The Australian former world number one has resembled a walking casualty ward of injuries in recent years, but bounded around the court to prevail 7-5 4-6 6-4 on a muggy and rain-interrupted first day.