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Michael Russell ousts Lleyton Hewitt

Updated: February 14, 2014, 10:46 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Michael Russell upset third-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 6-3, 7-6 (6) on Friday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.

With the win, the 35-year-old American reached his third career ATP Tour semifinal and first since Newport in 2013.

Russell, who lives in Houston, needed 1 hour, 48 minutes to finish off the former world No. 1, and he finally beat Hewitt after being broken with two double-faults when serving for the match up ...

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