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Hewitt overpowers Lee with victory

Australian Lleyton Hewitt completed a five-set victory over stubborn South Korean Lee Hyung-taik to reach the Wimbledon third round on Friday.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2006 20:51 IST

Australian Lleyton Hewitt completed a five-set victory over stubborn South Korean Lee Hyung-taik to reach the Wimbledon third round on Friday.

The two players were level at two sets-all when poor light halted play on Thursday and sixth seed Hewitt took the fifth set on Friday to win 6-7 6-2 7-6 6-7 6-4 on court one.

The 2002 champion broke decisively at 5-4 and sealed victory when Lee netted a forehand, prompting furious celebrations from the Australian.

On Thursday Hewitt had recovered from 6-3 down to win the third set tiebreak 8-6 against 30-year-old Lee, the world number 102.

In the third round he plays Belgian Olivier Rochus, who held four match points against Wimbledon champion Roger Federer at Halle two weeks ago before losing.