10/16/12 10:59 PM | Cheryl Murray
Aussie veteran Lleyton Hewitt pulled a big win out of his hat on Tuesday with a defeat of South Africa's Kevin Anderson. Marcos Baghdatis also advanced to the second round.
Lleyton Hewitt (WC) def. Kevin Anderson 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Lleyton Hewitt, currently ranked 102nd in the world, put in a good showing in his opening-round match at the If Stockholm Open. Hewitt needed a wild card to gain entry to Stockholm, but he played with a glimmer of his old brilliance to take out Kevin Anderson.
Hewitt was much better on the big points. The Aussie showed some weakness on his own serve, facing 12 break points but he held off all but two of them, while breaking Anderson's serve three times. The South African struck 11 aces in the three-set loss.
Hewitt will take on No. 8 seed Jarkko Nieminen in the second round.
Marcos Baghdatis (7) def. David Goffin 6-4, 6-2
Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis had little difficulty in his first match at the Stockholm Open. Belgium's David Goffin actually got off to a good start in the match, getting an early break for a 4-2 lead, but Goffin completely lost his way after that point. He handed his break advantage back to Baghdatis and another to lose the first set.
The No. 7 seed rolled through the second set. He did not face a single break point while breaking Goffin's serve on both of the break-point opportunities he earned.
Baghdatis meets Colombia's Alejandro Falla in the second round.
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