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september 03, 2012 • 12:59 PM • last update 01:07 PM

Mardy Fish pulls out against Federer at US Open

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American Mardy Fish has pulled out of his fourth-round match against Roger Federer at the U.S. Open because of "health reasons."

 Tournament officials did not immediately provide further details Monday on Fish's ailment. The 30-year-old missed about two months this season because of an accelerated heartbeat and had a medical procedure in May.

His third-round match against Gilles Simon went five sets, lasting more than 3 hours and ending after 1 a.m. Sunday.

Afterward, the 23rd-seeded Fish did not appear at a news conference. Tournament officials said he was getting treatment, but didn't give any specifics.

The top-ranked Federer reaches his 34th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal.

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