Hewitt rises to the occasion at Wimbledon

GERMANY'S Dustin Brown is next in line for veteran Australian player Lleyton Hewitt, who has turned back the clock to upset Swiss 11th seed Stanislav Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 6-3 in Wimbledon's opening round.

The 32-year-old said it was an "unbelievable feeling" to get through a tough match.

"I've lost the last couple of tight matches to Stan. He's a quality player," Hewitt said.

"I knew I had to come out here and play well - and I played really well."

Hewitt's win was not the only shock on day one, with French Open champion and fifth seed Rafael Nadal falling in straight sets to world No.135 Steve Darcis.

The Belgian clinched a 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 victory to condemn the Spaniard to his first ever defeat in the opening round of a grand slam tournament.

It is also the first time since Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 that a French Open champion has been beaten in the Wimbledon first round.

Hewitt's success was the only one for Australia on day one, with Marinko Matosevic and debutant Matt Reid both beaten.

Matosevic, still to win a grand slam match, lost 6-1 4-6 6-4 6-3 to Frenchman Guillaume Rufin, and Reid went down to Radek Stepanek 6-2 6-2 6-4.

There were also wins for Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova and former world No.1s Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic.

Topics:  dustin brown, lleyton hewitt, stanislav wawrinka, tennis, wimbledon




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