Verdasco beats fighting Hewitt

Jan 02, 2012, 11:24 IST | AFP

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt returned after four months out with injury to put on a typically fighting performance against Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 at the Hopman Cup yesterday.

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt returned after four months out with injury to put on a typically fighting performance against Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 at the Hopman Cup yesterday.

It was Hewitt's first match on the comeback trail after a major foot problem and although he was beaten by Verdasco in three sets in Perth, the two-time Grand Slam winner showed he can still match the best -- if his body holds up.

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