NEW YORK (AP) — Two points from defeat, Mikhail Youzhny came back to end 32-year-old Lleyton Hewitt's rejuvenated run at the U.S. Open, beating the 2001 champion 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5 in the fourth round Tuesday.
The 21st-seeded Youzhny's best Grand Slam showings have come at Flushing Meadows, where he made the semifinals in 2006 and 2010.
Two-time major champion Hewitt had been 7-0 in fourth-round matches in New York, but he hasn't reached the quarterfinals since 2006. A former No. 1-ranked player who is currently 66th after a series of foot and hip injuries, Hewitt last got to the round of eight at any Grand Slam tournament in 2009 at Wimbledon.
Russia's Youzhny, who is 31, faces No. 1 Novak Djokovic or 43rd-ranked Marcel Granollers in the quarterfinals.