Lleyton Hewitt beats James Duckworth to prolong Australian Open farewell

• Veteran Australian beats compatriot Duckworth 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-4
• Wildcard will face No8 seed David Ferrer in the second round

An emotional Lleyton Hewitt staved off retirement for at least one more match by beating his fellow Australian James Duckworth 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the Australian Open.

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