Hewitt out at the Legg Mason Classic

Aug. 4, 2006 at 10:02 PM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Australian Lleyton Hewitt Friday was the latest high seed to lose at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.

In Friday's quarterfinals, the tournament's third seed was beaten by No. 11 seed Arnaud Clement of France, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4.


He joined top-seeded James Blake, No. 4 Andre Agassi and No. 5 Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia on the sidelines. Second seeded Andy Roddick, the defending champion, withdrew Monday.

The highest seed left standing is No. 7 Dmitry Tursunov of Russia, who topped 14th-seeded Tim Henman, 6-3, 6-2, Friday.

Eighth-seeded Andy Murray of England beat No. 16 Mardy Fish of the United States, 6-2, 6-4. In a battle of non-seeds, Russia's Marat Safin beat Wesley Moodie of South Africa, 7-6 (7-5) and 7-6 (11-9).

In Saturday's semifinals, Tursunov will face Murray, and Clement plays Safin.

The tournament's eventual winner will pocket $74,250.

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