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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