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Hewitt realizes road to title goes through Federer

Updated: September 9, 2005, 1:16 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Lleyton Hewitt knows that there's no easy way to win a grand slam title.

Not only has he fallen short in his last 11 attempts, but the 24-year-old Australian has lost to the eventual champion in the last six major tournaments. Half of those losses were to Roger Federer, whom Hewitt will now face in the U.S. Open semifinals.

"If you're going to win the majors, you're going to have to beat him somewhere along the line," Hewitt said of Federer.

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