New York: Sixth-seeded Robin Soderling withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of illness.
The Swede was scheduled to face 618th-ranked qualifier Louk Sorensen in the first round on Wednesday. "Lucky loser" Rogerio Dutra da Silva of Brazil took his spot.
His agent said in a statement that Soderling started feeling "really bad" Tuesday night with stomach pain and a headache. A doctor recommended him not to play.