Hewitt through in Halle

Eurosport - Wed, 09 Jun 20:26:00 2010

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt stormed into the quarter-finals of ATP Halle with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 win over Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker.

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The 2002 Wimbledon champion did not face a single break point as he wrapped up the match in just over an hour, taking a relatively tough-fought opener with a single break before finding his serving stride in the second set to close out the win.

Local favourites Andreas Beck and Nicolas Kiefer came face-to-face in front of their home crowd, with Beck taking the match after a tie-break in the deciding third set to turn out a 6-2 3-6 7-6(4) winner.

Fellow Germans Philipp Petzschner and Benjamin Becker also came through their matches, but Dominik Meffert went down to Slovak Lukas Lacko.

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