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|Roger Federer's hopes of starting the year with a long-overdue title ended in failure on Sunday when the Swiss was beaten by local hero Lleyton Hewitt in the Brisbane International final.
The 17-times grand slam champion Cheap Nike Huarache , who won the last of his 77 titles last June, was beaten 6-1 4-6 6-3 by a typically gutsy Hewitt who ended a more than three-year title drought.
World number six Federer, who had led their rivalry 18-8 before the final, looked to have turned the match his way after recovering from a slow start but Hewitt showed responded to claim the title in a little over two hours.
"To beat possibly the greatest player in the final means a lot," Hewitt said. "It's not an easy tournament to win.
"In the first set I was seeing the ball like a football. Didn't really matter where he served I was on it."
Federer had seven break points in the third set but failed to convert any of them as Hewitt ended a 15-match losing run against his fellow 32-year-old.
Despite the disappointment Federer remained hopeful for this month's Australian Open.
"I was able to sort of serve better overall Nike Huarache Sale , more consistent this week than I have in a long time - so that's very good," Federer, who had not dropped serve before the final, said.
"I definitely needed a little bit more confidence to play well and hopefully win the tournament and so forth.
"I have a clear idea what I need to work on and I have a clear idea where my mind and body is at."
Federer can scarcely have opened a match in worse touch.
He hit 22 unforced errors in the first set, lost three service games and performed a complete air-shot off one attempted backhand service return.
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Hewitt did not lose a point on his first serve in the opening set, making just three unforced errors as he took command with his trademark precision.
Federer improved markedly in the second set, coming back from 0-40 down to capture the Australian's serve in the ninth game and then served out to love to take the set.
Despite Hewitt's serve being far more consistently under threat in the third set he secured the only break in the fourth game when Federer hit a forehand wide.
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LJUBLJANA, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- Andrej Osterman, the newly-appointed chief of general staff of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF), on Monday pledged to improve the performance of the 7,200-strong armed forces.
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Slovenian Defence Minister Janko Veber, who attended the ceremony, said that he would try to stop the shrinking of the defence budget.
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BERLIN, July 16 (Xinhua) -- President of the German Football Association(DBF) Wolfgang Niersbach apologized on Wednesday in a statement for irritation caused by the gaucho dance of the German football players.
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"I know from Oliver Bierhoff that the idea of the players has emerged spontaneously from the emotion and joy," said Niersbach on Wednesday.
"They are all absolutely decent and fair sportsmen who make no fun of anyone, but simply wanted to celebrate with the fans jolly. Sorry if this is a misunderstanding for some people," said Niersbach, while defending the German national players.
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ACCRA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The remains of late Ghanaian legendary coach Cecil Jones Attuquayefio were interred here on Friday after a burial service at the forecourts of the State House.
The funeral saw numerous Ghanaian sports personalities and top level politicians bid farewell to the former Black Stars player and coach.
Many paid glowing tribute to the coach who goes by the official title of "Sir" for his exploits in the field of football as a player and trainer.
President John Dramani Mahama said: "For many years, there had been doubts about the capacity of local coaches to handle the national teams. Jones is one of the people who made mince meat of that myth."
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