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Novak Djokovic wins with feathery touch; Lleyton Hewitt grinds to end

Novak Djokovic wins with feathery touch; Lleyton Hewitt grinds to end

They were scheduled to play 65 matches on opening day at Wimbledon on Monday. When the smoke cleared, a little bird and an aging Aussie had stolen the show. The bird was a nameless sparrow. The Aussie had a name, Lleyton Hewitt, and a big reputation, having won two major tournaments and been the No. 1 player in the world for 75 weeks, starting in 2001. As defending men's champion, top-seeded Novak Djokovic had kicked off the event on the manicured and prim-and-proper Center Court grass, which by Friday will look like a 5-year-old's sandbox. He made fairly short work of his opponent, No. 33 Philipp Kohlschreiber, by breaking the German's serve at 4-5 three times in his...

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