Notebook: Tough loss for Hewitt

Updated: May 26, 2013, 8:05 PM ET
By Matt Wilansky | ESPN.com

PARIS -- Lleyton Hewitt has made a healthy living leveraging his scrapping survival tactics into something of, ironically, an art form. We are talking, after all, about a guy whose tennis roots began after playing Australian Rules Football, a rugged sport that requires its players to run more than six miles a game on occasion.

That steadfast, steely grit led Hewitt to a remarkable run when he finally did join the ranks of the elite tennis players, one that guided him to 80 weeks ...

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