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The Latest: Tomic advances to 3rd round at Aussie Open

The latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):

11:48 p.m.

Within hours of Lleyton Hewitt's last match, Bernard Tomic was representing the next generation of Australian players in the men's draw.

The No. 16-seeded Tomic had a 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 win over Simone Bolelli on Margaret Court Arena to reach the third round.

Hewitt lost to No. 8 David Ferrer earlier on Rod Laver Arena, ending his 20th attempt to win the Australian Open. He'll retire after the tournament.

There was a video tribute featuring messages from the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. And the tributes kept streaming in.

"Congrats on an...

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