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Hewitt fights back to make Queen's final

18/06/2006 03:31:24 AM Comments (0)

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt won through to the final of the Queen's tennis tournament after beating Tim Henman in a controversial semifinal on Saturday.

Hewitt fought back from 2-0 down in the final set to beat the Englishman 6-3 3-6 6-2 and reach the final for the fourth time.

The South Australian won the West London tournament, the traditional Wimbledon warm-up event, in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Henman was aggrieved by a number of line calls, complaining to ATP supervisor Thomas Karlberg at the change of ends while trailing Hewitt 3-2 in the final set.

Henman had not dropped a set all tournament coming into the match, while Hewitt had lost the first in each of his matches.

Hewitt broke Henman in the fourth game of the opening set, with all other games going on serve.

The Englishman then broke Hewitt in the sixth game of the second set.

Henman broke the eighth seed in the opening game of the decider, but Hewitt broke back three games later.

Hewitt broke his opponent again in the sixth game and, when Henman double faulted at 15-30 down in the eighth game, he handed the Australian two match points. Hewitt converted the first when Henman sent a forehand long to win the match in one hour and 46 minutes.

Hewitt was set to play the winner of a later semifinal between Americans Andy Roddick and James Blake.

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