TENNIS Hewitt last Australian out of Open
He lost his cool in losing to Roger Federer of Switzerland.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Hicham Arazi was nearly perfect, while Lleyton Hewitt came undone after a mistake.
Arazi, ranked 51st, upset 10th-seeded Mark Philippoussis 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 today to advance to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
The stunning defeat of Philippoussis, the hero of Australia's Davis Cup victory over Spain last month, put a damper on the center court fans celebrating their country's national day.
It left Hewitt as the final Australian in the tournament, but he didn't last much longer.
Roger Federer of Switzerland beat Hewitt 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-4 in a match that turned on a foot fault that left the former top-ranked player screaming and unsettled.
Hewitt, seeded 15th, took advantage of uncharacteristic errors from Federer to take the first set and was serving at 2-3 in the second. He double-faulted to make it 40-30, then was called for dragging his foot across the baseline on his first serve.
After glaring at the linesman, Hewitt hit a backhand into the net and a forehand long to give Federer a break point. He then yelled at the linesman and followed the outburst with a forehand into the net that gave the game to Federer.
Hewitt spiked his racket when he was broken in the first game of the third set, and didn't recover from his mistake until the fourth.
Federer finished off the night with an overhead winner on his third match point.
Philippoussis hit a big overhead early in the first set that bounced and hit the 30-year-old Arazi on the side of the head, knocking him down. The Moroccan smiled as he got up and made the crowd laugh when he briefly hid behind a linesman before the next point.
Arazi has five service breaks
But Arazi, who beat 25th-seeded Albert Costa in his last match, blunted Philippoussis' vaunted power, breaking his serve five times. Philippoussis squandered all 10 of his break-point opportunities, including five while trying to get back into the match while Arazi was serving at 1-2 in the third set.
The left-handed Arazi then broke Philippoussis for the last time in the next game, running around his backhand to hit a forehand winner that the Australian didn't make a move on.
While both players had 34 winners, Arazi made just 10 unforced errors to 38 for Philippoussis.
"The guy was pretty much too good today," Philippoussis said. "He played a flawless match. I felt like every time he wanted to go for it, he went for it and made it. Nothing much I could do."
Faces Ferraro next
Arazi next faces third-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero, the French Open champion, who needed treatment on his injured leg twice in a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Andrei Pavel.
"I started to feel better and better during the match, I tried to fight a lot and win -- I did it very well," Ferrero said. "I was very focused and concentrated on my game and not on my injury."
Lisa Raymond followed her upset over Venus Williams with an easy victory, defeating wild-card entry Tatiana Golovin 6-2, 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for only the second time in 45 attempts. She reached the quarters at Wimbledon in 2000.
"It would have been pretty easy for me to have the letdown after playing so well against Venus," Raymond said. "I've never really peaked at Slams. To be able to play as well as I have here, it feels great. And hopefully I've got a lot more great tennis left in me for a couple more rounds."
Her quarterfinal opponent will be Switzerland's Patty Schnyder, seeded 22nd, who beat Nathalie Dechy of France 6-2, 6-4.
The 354th-ranked Golovin, who celebrated her 16th birthday Sunday, had only one win on the WTA Tour before arriving at Melbourne Park. She said she was tired after going further than she expected.
Second-seeded Kim Clijsters beat Silvia Farina Elia of Italy 6-3, 6-3 and will play sixth-seeded Anastasia Myskina of Russia, who rallied for a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win over ninth-seeded American Chanda Rubin.
Myskina also beat Rubin in the fourth round at the Australian Open last year before losing to Clijsters in the quarterfinals.
Clijsters showed no signs of her sprained ankle, at one point sprinting in from behind the baseline to flick a drop volley just over Farina Elia's head. While she was happy with her form, she said the ankle is still bothering her.
Eighth-seeded David Nalbandian will play Federer in the quarterfinals after beating fellow Argentine Guillermo Canas 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. Canas looked sluggish after consecutive five-setters, including an almost five-hour win over 11th-seeded Tim Henman in his last match.
Nalbandian, who lost the 2002 Wimbledon final to Hewitt, hasn't dropped a set in four matches. He beat top-ranked Andy Roddick and defending champion Andre Agassi, who both advanced on Sunday, in a warmup tournament in Melbourne.
Ferrero said he had a groin injury, but didn't expect it to trouble him much. He hit 53 winners and had Pavel chasing balls over the court in his victory.