Tennis: Roddick ends Hewitt's dogged challenge
Roddick made the crucial break in game nine of the decider. -Reuters
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sixth seed Andy Roddick brought former champion Lleyton Hewitt's fine Wimbledon run to an end on Wednesday with an energy-sapping 6-3 6-7 7-6 4-6 6-4 quarter-final victory on Court One.
Hewitt, showing the determination and guts which helped him to the title here in 2002, refused to lie down, twice coming from a set down before the 26-year-old American finally ended his challenge.
Roddick made the crucial break in game nine of the decider and held serve when Hewitt dumped a forehand volley long to claim victory.
He will play British third seed Andy Murray for a place in Sunday's final.
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