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Former US Open Champion Lleyton Hewitt is on his road to recovery, and is preparing for the upcoming Olympics. He's done remarkably well in this tournament and is improving with each passing match. In the final here in Newport the Aussie will face top-seeded American John Isner.
Currently ranked as World No.11 in the ATP Rankings, the twenty seven year old has a good 25-12 win-loss record this year and has won three ATP World Tour titles so far. Earlier this season, Isner beat Roger Federer in the Davis Cup encounter and then topped top-seeded Novak Djokovic at the 2012 Indian Wells Masters tournament. Isner suffered a shocking first round exit at The Championships and would be hoping to do far better this time around as he gets ready to play the Olympics. He showed his fighting abilities in his previous rounds after he won his first match here in three tight sets. He has already overcome tough opponents such as Marathon Man Nicolas Mahut in the pre-quarters and then Izak can der Merwe in the quarters.
Lleyton on the other hand has had very little tennis this year. Australian Lleyton Hewitt seems to be gaining form, with every match that he plays. On Thursday, Hewitt put in a vintage display to overcome Israel’s Dudi Sela in the quarterfinal of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
The veteran has had to endure multiple injuries due to which his ranking has slipped to 233 in the world. He suffered early losses at Queens and then at Wimbledon too, due to which his perpetration for the Olympics starting later this month have been cut short. He entered the US tournament for the same reason.
The Head to Head record between these two is a two to nothing in favour of the Aussie. There last match however came in 2010.
TennisEarth picks a win for the Top-seeded American in this one.
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