Aussie thrashes Argentine in straight sets.
Home favourite Lleyton Hewitt caused a huge upset by beating Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro in straight sets in the final of the Kooyong Classic.
The Australian easily saw off the challenge of Del Potro to record an easy 6-1,6-4 victory I Melbourne.
Hewitt, who won the title in 2011, took control of the opening set going out to a 4-1 lead and breaking the powerful serving Argentine with ease.
The former world number, who has slipped to 82nd in the rankings, went on to win the opening set 6-1 with Del Potro winning a sensational point at the net in the sixth game of the set a rare highlight for the world number seven.
The second set started in similar fashion with Hewitt racing out to a 3-0 lead before Del Potro got back into the match by winning three of the next four games.
However Hewitt proved too strong – in front of his home crowd and broke the Argentine in the tenth game of the set to win the match and claim his 29th career title.
Hewitt will now focus on the year’s first grand slam, where he will face No.8 seed Janko Tipsarevic in a tricky first round match.
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