Tennis - In a battle of former world no. 1s, Australia's Lleyton Hewitt has beaten Roger Federer to win the Brisbane International on Sunday. Hewitt defeated the 17 time grand slam champion Federer 61 46 63 to win the 29th title of his career, his first since Halle in 2010 (where he also beat Federer in the final) and his seventh on home soil.
32 year old Hewitt started strong in the first set, quickly going up 4-1 and then getting a double break to win the set 6-1 in just 27 minutes. Federer seemes completely out of sorts in the first set, piling up a massive 22 unforced errors.
In the second set, Federer saved a break point in the eighth game to hold for 4-4 and then broke Hewitt's serve to go up 5-4. The Swiss managed to serve out the set 6-4 and make it one set all. Hewitt saved four break points in a long opening game of the third set, and another in the third game before breaking Federer's serve in the fourth game to go up 3-1.
The Australian managed to hold on to that break and win the set 6-3 along with the match and the title. With the win, Hewitt will climb back to around no. 43 in the rankings, up from no. 60 this week. Here are the highlights from the third set, including the match point: .