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Did hometown pressures do in Hewitt?

No. 3 seed Lleyton Hewitt failed to advance beyond the second round at the Australian Open. ESPN analyst Luke Jensen explains why.

Updated: January 19, 2006, 10:49 PM ET
By Luke Jensen | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Lleyton Hewitt battled a lot of things outside of tennis going into the Australian Open.

He had a stomach virus at the start of the year, and he's a player who really has to use every ounce of energy. He doesn't have that supreme finishing shot, that weapon like a serve or his forehand. He does have a weapon with his heart and how hard he plays, but he's going to be in a battle with every single player who wants to punish him.

Hewitt is crafty, moves the ...

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