Heart Worries Force Fish to Withdraw

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Roger Federer is into his 34th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal, but it’s safe to say this isn’t how he wanted to get there. Federer advanced at the U.S. Open via a walkover after Mardy Fish withdrew a few hours before their fourth-round match against Federer on Monday.

In a statement, Fish provided little details regarding the illness that forced him out of the tournament, saying only that it was a precautionary measure taken under medical advice. His agent, John Tobias, said Fish will fly home to Los Angeles and get some tests run to get to the root of the problem.

Presumably, the complications stem from the heart ailment that sidelined him in April, Read Full Article »

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