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Hewitt keeps Aussie hopes alive

Lleyton Hewitt has advanced to the next round at the London Olympics.
Lleyton Hewitt has advanced to the next round at the London Olympics. Getty Images Sport - Jamie Squire

AUSTRALIA'S last tennis hope Lleyton Hewitt has advanced to the next round after a three-set victory over Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky at the London Olympics.

Left as Australia's only medal chance, Hewitt took the first set 6-3 but was left reeling after losing the second 4-6.

But Hewitt, renowned for his fight and determination, gained the important break in the decider before closing out the match 6-3.

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