The forehand and backhand weren't working near full capacity, but he played some nice serve and volley at times.
After going down a brake in the second he went into compete mode (which he had to, because he wasn't striking the ball well enough to beat Dabul outright), but still kept up with plenty of S&V.
It could be said that the thing that separates the great
players of the game from the good players is their versatility. I was reading a post on another thread earlier about how Sampras generally came forward to the net more later on in his career but still carried on winning.
It's interesting because, although Hewitt's had decent volleying skills throughout his career, he was always more of a baseliner. Using S&V tactics to win a match having dropped a set shows us that he is truly a versatile player, and arguably one of the greats of the 2000s.