Hewitt returns to San Jose Open with victory over Slovenian Blaz Kavcic

Last Updated: 13/02/13 11:23am

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Lleyton Hewitt: Tough victory in San Jose

Lleyton Hewitt: Tough victory in San Jose

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Former world champion Lleyton Hewitt proved he had it yet again after defeating Blaz Kavcic in their first match during the SAP Open in San Jose.

The Aussie Veteran remained focus and rallied from a set down to win 3-6, 6-4, 7-6.

Determined to not lose to Kavcic, he faced a break point before rallying to win the second set. Hewitt struggled in the decider but claimed his victory after two hours and 35 minutes.

The 31-year-old will move on to play third-seeded American Sam Querrey, as he advances into the second round after previous defeats to Kavcic.

Hewitt has made a great comeback after his renowned status as former champion in the San Jose tournament alongside Canadian Milos Raonic and 2010 winner Fernando Verdasco.

Also on Tuesday, Benjamin Becker outperformed Ryan Harrison 6-7 (3/7), 7-5, 6-3 and Vasek Pospisil boasted a 7-5, 6-1 win against Evgeny Donskoy.

Pospisil cruised through the match, not even facing a break point, winning 31 of his 35 serve points. Second seed John Isner will be next to face him.

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