According to Sport24, the former world No.1, who was the US Open champion in 2001 by defeating Pete Sampras in the final, went down 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4, 7-5 to Russian 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny in the fourth round on Tuesday.
The report said that the defeat meant that Hewitt's last appearance in the quarter-finals of any Grand Slam was still Wimbledon in 2009, although he would not be rushed into retirement like five-time champion Roger Federer, who lost on the same Louis Armstrong Court.
However, Hewitt admitted that the game has changed since a decade ago when he was world number one and also claimed the Wimbledon title to add to his US Open victory, saying that the way he moved back in that period was very good and added that the game is always changing every time.
Stating that he has played through different generations, Hewitt also said that there are a number of bigger and stronger players than him now who are dictating play with their serve and forehand.
However, Hewitt said that unlike those days when he used to dwell on his losses for a long time, he now has other diversions as he is married with three young children.
--ANI (Posted on 05-09-2013)