Lleyton Hewitt will be keen to forget his second round match at the Cincinnati Masters as quickly as possible after falling 6-2 6-0 to Victor Troicki.
Hewitt, a wildcard into the Cincinnati draw, could only watch as the Serbian broke serve three times in succession on the way to a second set bagel. The rout was completed in 61 minutes.
In the third round, Troicki will face Juan Martin del Potro.
Hewitt will have a week and a half to prepare for the US Open, beginning 27 August at Flushing Meadows in New York.
The Australian was unfortunately able to convert his opportunities on the rare occasions he did have them – he finished the match none-from-three on break points.
Part of the reason was Troicki’s dominance on serve, with the world No.32 smacking five aces and winning 83 per cent of points on his first serve.