Hewitt loses to Federer in Cincinnati Masters

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Mason (Ohio, US), Aug.22 (ANI): Lleyton Hewitt bowed out of the Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals, but said his performance had whet his appetite for the US Open.

"The US Open is somewhere I've played extremely well in the past," said Hewitt after losing to Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4.

"I'd like to think if things fall my way I've got an outside chance there. Hopefully I can get deep in the second week," the Courier Mail quoted Hewitt, as saying.

"I didn't play this time last year, so everything is a bonus right at the moment," he said.

He seemed less concerned that Federer maintained his dominance in their long rivalry than he was pleased with his overall form.

"He's always a tough opponent," Hewitt said.

Hewitt's 2009 season so far has included his 27th career title, his first in more than two years, at the US Clay Court Championship in April. (ANI)

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