Brisbane International Sunday Men's Tennis Results
RESULTS - SUNDAY, 5 JANUARY 2014
Singles - Final
L Hewitt (AUS)
d  R Federer (SUI) 61 46 63
Doubles - Final
 M Fyrstenberg
(POL) / D Nestor (CAN) d  J Cabal (COL) / R Farah
(COL) 67(4) 64 10-7
SINGLES FINAL REVIEW - HEWITT BEATS FEDERER FOR 29TH
Lleyton Hewitt ousted top
seed Roger Federer in three sets to take the 2014
singles title at the Brisbane International presented by
Suncorp in two hours and seven minutes.
picked up his 29th career title and a seventh in
Until today's final, Federer held serve
32 times and saved all eight break points he faced
during the tournament. Hewitt managed to convert four of
11 break points.
Both Federer and Hewitt were vying
for their maiden Brisbane title in this 27th meeting in
their FedEx ATP Head2Head Series. Hewitt improves to
9-18 after today's victory.
A Federer win would
have catapulted the Swiss past John McEnroe in the list
of top all-time Open Era ATP World Tour title holders;
both players sit in the third position with 77 titles
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID:
Hewitt: "Playing the best players in
the world and finals of tournaments, always it's
exciting. That's why you still play the game. For me, it
was motivation enough just to try to get the win out
there and obviously win another title. It's been a
couple of years. So I was just ready for the challenge
"I played great obviously at the start,
really well. It took Roger a little bit of time to get
into the match. Then I just had to fight hard at the
start of the third set.
"It means a lot with the
calibre of players here as well in this tournament. It's
not an easy tournament to win. I wasn't one of the top
four seeds, so I had to win all five matches to get
through. There are pleasing parts and massive positives
to take out of it."
Federer: "I didn't play great today
which is a bit unfortunate, but also Lleyton was the
best player I played this week. He made it toughest on
me. So I have a clear idea what I need to work on, and I
have a clear idea where my mind and body is that... I'm
very hungry and eager to attack the Australian Open next
DOUBLES FINAL REVIEW - FYRSTENBERG/NESTOR TRIUMPH
Second seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Daniel Nestor
capped off a stellar team debut by rallying past
fourth-seeded Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah
6-7(4), 6-4, 10-7 in the final.
· Nestor captured his
82nd tour-level trophy and added to his 2012 Brisbane
triumph, when he tasted victory with Max Mirnyi. The
41-year-old Nestor has now won at least one tour-level
crown 21 years running.
· Fyrstenberg celebrated his
first ATP World Tour title with a partner other than
countryman Marcin Matkowski (14 titles together).
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID:
NESTOR: It was a tough match, just
like all week. We had tough opponents today and we just
hung in there, taking one point at a time. There were
moments where the other team looked like they were going
to take it and we just hung in there and managed to play
better in the end.