Memphis, 19 February 2011 | AFP

Lleyton Hewitt fought back in typical style to set-up a quarterfinal encounter with Andy Roddick in the ATP/WTA Memphis event.

The Australian rallied from being a set-down to France’s Adrian Mannarino to score a 6-7(9) 7-5 6-0 win in the second-round match on Thursday.

Hewitt will now play Roddick in the last eight after the American top seed overcame Janko Tipsarevic 6-1 7-6(8).

Hewitt took two hours and 38 minutes to defeat Mannarino after falling a set and break behind before storming back into the contest.

The clash against Roddick will be the 13th time the former world No.1s have met, the American winning the past five encounters to level their record at six wins apiece.

Two-time Memphis champion Roddick saved two set-points in the second set of his clash with Tipsarevic before closing out the match.

He anticipated another tough match with Hewitt.

“They’ve all been brutal,” Roddick said of their encounters.

“We had 6-4 in the third here, 6-4 in the fifth in the quarters of Wimbledon, 6 and 6 somewhere along the way, so they’ve all been very, very tight matches.

“I think we have a lot of respect for each other.

“There are not a lot of guys out there that have accomplished and been around for as long as we have. I respect him and I think we always look forward to playing some good matches.”

In other second-round action, Milos Raonic put on a serving clinic, smashing down a career-high 38 aces to defeat Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-7(10) 7-6(1).

The Canadian will next face American qualifier Robert Kendrick for a spot in the semifinals.

American Sam Querrey defeated Argentina’s Brian Dabul 6-3 7-6(3) and former US Open champ Juan del Potro breezed past Croatia’s Ivan Dodig 6-4 6-4.