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Hewitt revives Grand Slam hopes

August 29, 2007

Lleyton Hewitt won his only US Open six years ago yet the battling Australian still believes he has it in him to win another.

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"It feels quite a while ago, I guess. In other ways, it doesn't feel that long ago. It's a strange feeling," said the Australian, after his 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 first round triumph over Bosnian-born American Amer Delic on Tuesday.

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With top-ranked Roger Federer and number two Rafael Nadal firmly in command, however, the 26-year-old concedes there is not a lot of room at the top of tennis.

"Yeah, where my game is at, apart from Roger and Rafa, like we keep talking about every press conference, they've been the two dominant players in the Slams over the last four or five years.

"No one really has had a chance to win any of the other Slams basically. That's what my goal is. That's what you keep striving towards, working for. Hopefully it will be around the corner."

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