American Mardy Fish withdraws from US Open

He has missed months of action at a time over the past two seasons. On Tuesday, Fish stopped playing in the third set of his match against Jarkko Nieminen at a hard-court tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., because of heat stroke.

updated: August 21, 2013 22:19 IST
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New York: Former top-10 player Mardy Fish pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, the latest setback in his bid to make a comeback on tour after dealing with heart issues.

The U.S. Tennis Association said the 31-year-old American cited "personal reasons" for his withdrawal. The draw for the year's last Grand Slam tournament is Thursday, and play begins Monday.

Fish's Twitter feed carried this message Wednesday: "Friends, unfortunately my health won't allow me to compete this year at the US Open. Thank you for all your support."

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