Tennis: Mardy Fish withdraws from US Open, player had heart trouble last year
NEW YORK (AP) - Former top-10 tennis player Mardy Fish pulled out of the US Open on Wednesday, the latest setback in his bid to make a comeback on tour after dealing with heart issues.
The United States 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 on Monday.
Fish's Twitter feed carried this message on Wednesday: "Friends, unfortunately my health won't allow me to compete this year at the US Open. Thank you for all your support."
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, because of heat stroke.