Hewitt edges Karlovic in third-set tiebreaker to win Newport
NEWPORT, R.I.—Australian Lleyton Hewitt won in his third time in the final match at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, beating second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3) on Sunday.
The 33-year old Hewitt captured his 30th career ATP title in a match that lasted 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Like last year, when he had a chance to serve out the match for the title, Hewitt was broken in the second set and then lost to Nicolas Mahut of France.
This time, the third-seeded Hewitt closed it out on serve in the tiebreaker when Karlovic hit a forehand return long.
American John Isner beat Hewitt in the 2012 final.