posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 01:58 PM
Lleyton Hewitt battled through the pain barrier to win a second straight five-set epic and book his place in the semi-finals of the Australian
Hewitt again needed on-court treatment for a hip injury as he scraped past David Nalbandian in front of a capacity 16,000 crowd on Australia Day in
Melbourne. The third seed was three times within two points of defeat in the decider but eventually sealed a 6-3 6-2 1-6 1-3 10-8 victory in four
hours five minutes, the fifth set taking an hour and 41 minutes.