Hewitt beats del Potro to win Kooyong exhibition

Updated: January 12, 2013, 3:41 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Lleyton Hewitt warmed up for his 17th Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Juan Martin del Potro on Saturday in the final of the Kooyong classic invitational exhibition tournament.

The 31-year-old Hewitt, once the top-ranked player in the world, won the tuneup event ahead of the season's first major for the second time in three years and said, "I hit the ball as well as I have in a long time."

Hewitt has a tough first-round match at the Australian Open ...

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