Former Aussie world no. 1 Lleyton Hewitt's possible last Australian summer does not seem to be going as planned.
Hewitt was beaten by fifth seed Viktor Troicki Apia International in Syndey on Tuesday.
The Serbian rallied from a set down to beat Hewitt 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and four minutes.
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.