Tennis legend Lleyton Hewitt bows out of the 2016 Australian Open – and also the professional singles tennis – for the final time as he succumbs in straight sets to David Ferrer. It is all about the vanquished rather than the victor though at the end of the match. “I came out and gave everything I could as always – I can be proud that all throughout my career I have given 100%. It is not hard in front of great spectators like these on the Rod Laver Arena, I am lucky to have done this for 20 years,” says Lleyton Hewitt. “I don’t think it will sink in until later this week. I have had a fantastic last month on tour – playing in nearly every major city in this country. It means so much for me. “Playing for Australia has always been the greatest honour for me and it is great to finish it all here.” Hewitt won the US open in 2001 and also won the Wimbledon in 2002. He was world number one at some point in 2001.