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Last Updated: Saturday, 30 August, 2003, 16:47 GMT 17:47 UK
Gamewatch: Hewitt v Stepanek
All the action as Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic is forced to retire injured against former champion Lleyton Hewitt in the second set of their third round match at the US Open.

Second set

Hewitt 6-1 3-0 Stepanek
After the injury time-out, Stepanek returns to the court but at 15-30, the problem proves too much and he is forced to retire.

Hewitt 6-1 3-0 Stepanek
Hewitt makes it ten games in a row against a hapless Stepanek, securing the game to love with another ace. At the change of ends Stepanek takes an injury time-out for some sort of back problem.

Hewitt 6-1 2-0 Stepanek
More break points for Hewitt as the errors continue to mount up for Stepanek and Stepanek nets a forehand volley to hand another game to Hewitt.

Hewitt 6-1 1-0 Stepanek
Stepanek nets a backhand at game point as Hewitt continues his march at the start of the second set.

First set

Hewitt 6-1 Stepanek
Stepanek's confidence appears to be disappearing as he goes 15-40 down as he bids to stay in the set. Another unforced error by Stepanek gives Hewitt the game and a one set to love lead.

Hewitt 5-1 Stepanek
Although Stepanek has a break point, Hewitt recovers and makes the Czech player pay, wrapping up another game after another Stepanek error.

Hewitt 4-1 Stepanek
Another game for Hewitt on the Stepanek serve, highlighted by an outstanding rally, won by a whipped forehand down the line after he had worked hard to get to a Stepanek drop shot.

Hewitt 3-1 Stepanek
Stepanek gets three early break points but Hewitt keeps his cool to save them and then rattles off the next two points to take the game.

Hewitt 2-1 Stepanek
After Hewitt's blistering start, Stepanek gets on the board with a more confident service game, including some neat play at the net.

Hewitt 2-0 Stepanek
A comfortable start for Hewitt as he holds easily with Stepanek sending a couple of groundstrokes long past the baseline.

Hewitt 1-0 Stepanek
The best possible start for Hewitt who means business from the beginning with a break in the opening game.

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