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Hewitt loses 1st-round match at Australian Open

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Hewitt loses 1st-round match at Australian Open

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Lleyton Hewitt of Australia takes a drink during a break in his first round match against Andreas Seppi …

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Andreas Seppi ended perennial local favorite Lleyton Hewitt's 18th appearance at the Australian Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 7-5 win Tuesday.

Former No. 1-ranked Hewitt, who beat 17-time major winner Roger Federer in last week's Brisbane International final, had a match point late in the 4-hour, 18-minute match. But he was broken in that 11th game before Seppi held serve in the next to close out the 63-minute fifth set.

The closest Hewitt has come to capturing the title at his home Grand Slam event was as losing finalist to Marat Safin in 2005.

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