Lleyton Hewitt has advanced to the their round with a straight sets victory over Marin Cilic.
Lleyton Hewitt has advanced to the their round with a straight sets victory over Marin Cilic. Getty Images Sport - Jamie Squire

Hewitt downs Cilic

AUSTRALIAN Lleyton Hewitt has cruised into the third round of the men's tennis singles by defeating Croatian Marin Cilic in straight sets at the London Olympics.

Hewitt took the match 6-4, 7-5, but needed all his concentration as his opponent clashed on numerous occasions with the chair umpire.

The giant Croat was on the end of a number of line ball calls, the last at a crucial moment when Hewitt was serving for the match and Cilic had the chance of taking a 40-15 lead.

However, Hewitt managed to keep his focus and rounded out the match in an hour and 36 minutes.

Meanwhile, Hewitt and Sam Stosur have been granted a granted a wild card into the tennis mixed doubles competition.

The pair will take on Polish number four seeds Agnieszka Radwanska and Marcin Matkowski.


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