Hewitt wins Grand Slam opener

Lleyton Hewitt (AFP)
Lleyton Hewitt (AFP)

Melbourne - Retiring Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt beat compatriot James Duckworth in his opening round match of his farewell Australian Open on Tuesday.

The two-time major winner and former world No 1 overcame Duckworth 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 6-4 and will next face Spanish eighth seed David Ferrer.

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