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HEWITT BATTLES BACK TO DEFEAT MOYA

Lleyton Hewitt knows how it feels to be No. 1 in the world. Anything less is no big deal.

Hewitt rallied to beat Carlos Moya, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4, in a first-round match at the ATP Masters Cup Championships on Tuesday and retained a chance to catch Andy Roddick for No. 2 in the world this year.

Not that it matters much to Hewitt.

"When you've been No. 1 and finish No. 1 twice at the end of the year, there's not a huge difference between two and three," Hewitt said.

Hewitt could surpass Roddick in the points standings at the Masters Cup, the final tournament of the year. No one can catch Roger Federer, who wrapped up the No. 1 ranking long ago.

Roddick beat Tim Henman, 7-5, 7-6 (6), and Marat Safin needed just one hour to beat Guillermo Coria, 6-1, 6-4.

Coria played for the first time in more than three months after recovering from surgery on his right shoulder.

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