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Last chapter for Hewitt in hometown?

With a five-set loss to Fernando Gonzalez, Lleyton Hewitt once again exits the Australian Open without the title he craves most.

Updated: January 21, 2009, 3:48 AM ET
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- It's a measure of Lleyton Hewitt's Australian Open career that his 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 loss to Fernando Gonzalez in the first round of Melbourne on Tuesday fell toward the bottom of the drama scale.

He is adamant that this will not be the last chapter and that he intends to return next year for a 14th straight time to try to capture his home Grand Slam. But as he is nearing 28 and still getting back to fighting form after hip surgery, it is looking increasingly ...

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