Lleyton Hewitt.
Lleyton Hewitt. Getty Images Sport - Mark Kolbe

Hewitt hungry for ATP win after booking spot in third round

Aussie veteran Lleyton Hewitt has set up a third round clash with Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the $US5 million ATP Masters tournament in Indian Wells after downing big-serving American John Isner 6-7 6-3 6-4.

Hewitt didn't lose his serve for the entire match against last year's tournament runner-up who has battled a knee injury this year.

Fellow Aussies Matt Ebden and Marinko Matosevic also made it through to the third round.

Bernard Tomic wasn't so fortunate, swept aside 7-6 6-2 by Frenchman and No.10 seed Richard Gasquet.

French Open champion Rafael Nadal played his first match on a hardcourt in 2013, beating American Ryan Harrison 7-6 6-2.

The Spaniard missed last year's US Open and January's Australian Open with a knee injury, making his comeback last month on clay in the Chile Open.

Nadal's focus is on Paris in May where he will shoot for his eighth French Open title in the past nine years on the red clay at Roland Garros.

In the women's draw in California, No.7 seed Sam Stosur will play China's Shuai Peng in the third round after beating Madison Keys 6-3 6-4.


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