Hewitt wins again, moves to 4th round at US Open

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Former champion Lleyton Hewitt made the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2006 with a 6-3, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-1 victory over Evgeny Donskoy on Sunday.

The 32-year-old Hewitt is a win away from making his first Grand Slam quarterfinal since Wimbledon in 2009.

The former No. 1-ranked Hewitt, who had fusion surgery on his left toe last year, has shot up from 233rd to 66th since his latest comeback.

His victory over Donskoy, ranked 102nd, came two days after Hewitt, the 2001 U.S. Open winner, beat 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro in a five-setter.

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