ATP Tour

Hewitt falls short of record

2014-06-11 18:00
Lleyton Hewitt (AFP)

London - Lleyton Hewitt remains one victory short of Roger Federer's record of 122 match wins on grass after being beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Feliciano Lopez in the second round of the Queen's Club grass-court tournament on Wednesday.

Hewitt, a four-time champion at Queen's, was broken once in each set and failed to earn a single break point against the 10th-seeded Spaniard.

It's the first time the Australian has lost to Lopez in their five meetings.

Hewitt won Queen's in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2006, while Lopez's best showing is a semi-final finish in 2010.

The 33-year-old Hewitt had been bidding to become the first player to win Queen's five times.

He shares the record of four titles with Andy Roddick.

Results from the third day of the ATP Queens tournament

Second round
Radek Stepanek (CZE x15) bt Bernard Tomic (AUS) 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5)
Kenny De Schepper (FRA) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT x6) 7-6 (7/3), 7-5
Feliciano Lopez (ESP x10) bt Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 6-3, 6-4
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) bt Vctor Estrella (DOM) 6-1, 6-2
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x12) 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/3)
Kenny De Schepper (FRA) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT x6) 7-6 (7/3), 7-5
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x1) bt Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 3-2 abandon
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) bt Vasek Pospisil (CAN x11) 6-4, 6-4
Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. (UKR x8) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (9/7)

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