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Lleyton Hewitt Advances to Semi's, Harrison to Quarterfinals in Newport

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Ken Bell

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Hewitt advances to Hall of Fame semifinals

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Lleyton Hewitt of Australia defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 6-4, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the semifinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

 It marked his second straight-set victory in three matches on Newport's grass courts. 

The 31-year old Hewitt, the No. 1 player for 75 consecutive weeks from 2001-03, has undergone five surgeries in the past four years and entered the week ranked at a career-low of 233 on the ATP tour.

Wild card Ryan Harrison beat fellow American Jesse Levine 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals.

 

Germany's Benjamin Becker also moved to the quarters, ousting Canadian and No. 3 seed Milos Raonic 6-3, 6-3.

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