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Feliciano Lopez edges Lleyton Hewitt in 3 sets at hard-court tournament in Washington

  • John Isner, of the United States, returns the ball to Victor Estrella Burgos, of the Dominican Republic, at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    John Isner, of the United States, returns the ball to Victor Estrella Burgos, of the Dominican Republic, at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • John Isner, of the United States, serves the ball to Victor Estrella Burgos, of the Dominican Republic, at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    John Isner, of the United States, serves the ball to Victor Estrella Burgos, of the Dominican Republic, at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Victor Estrella Burgos, of the Dominican Republic, returns the ball to John Isner, of the United States, at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Victor Estrella Burgos, of the Dominican Republic, returns the ball to John Isner, of the United States, at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

Feliciano Lopez ended Lleyton Hewitt's last appearance in the Citi Open with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 second-round victory Wednesday over the two-time major champion.

The seventh-seeded Lopez wound up with a 44-23 edge in winners, including 15 aces, in the 2-hour, 10-minute match.

Lopez lost his first four career matches against Hewitt but now has won the past two. Hewitt is a former No. 1 player who has said he will retire after January's Australian Open and received a wild-card entry into Washington's hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open.

Next for Lopez is a match against Sam Groth, who beat Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4.