2006 QUEEN'S CLUB
LLEYTON HEWITT v JAMES BLAKE
Lleyton Hewitt emerged from a lengthy absence to win the Queen's Cup title and emerge as a main contender
to dethrone Roger Federer from his three-year reign as Wimbledon king.
Hewitt has been unsuccessful for most of the year but Australia's two-time grand slam champion appeared to be over his injuries after posting a convincing victory over world No.7 James Blake. Blake who before this year was never a major threat on a grass surface, was pleased with his effort in this tournament and also hopes to make a strong showing at Wimbledon. But Hewitt was playing too well in the final for Blake to get past him. Blake used his amazing hand-eye coordination to fire rocket returns past Roddick in the semifinal, but his timing was just off against the Aussie.
In Hewitt's recent struggles, his first serve has been failing him.
But today, Hewitt was serving aces and even won the match with a service winner.
It will definitely be interesting to see if Hewiit, Blake, or Roddick can challenge Federer in the upcoming fortnight at Wimbledon.