Posted April 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Us_open_day_95b8
France captain Guy Forget believes the United States will be significantly weakened by the loss of Mardy Fish in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday. Both teams were rocked by withdrawals to key players this week. The ninth-ranked Fish pulled out because of fatigue and was replaced by Ryan Harrison. Meanwhile, Forget is without the 14th-ranked Gael Monfils, a former French Open semifinalist, because of an abdominal injury. Forget says ''I think these last-minute withdrawals are more harmful for them than for us,'' adding that ''Harrison is a player for the future.'' Courier, who won French Open titles in 1991-92, was tightlipped about why he chose the 19-year-old Harrison. He'll be joined on the U.S. team by John Isner and doubles players Mike and Bob Bryan.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Mardy Fish out of Davis Cup vs. France

Hours after losing his most recent match, Mardy Fish woke up in the middle of the night feeling ill and immediately went to be checked by a doctor. He saw another doctor the next day, too, and the diagnosis was fatigue. Told he needed to rest, and citing what the U.S. Tennis Association called a ''minor health scare,'' the No. 9-ranked Fish pulled out of this week...

US tennis star Mardy Fish out of Davis Cup

The U.S. Tennis Association says No. 9-ranked Mardy Fish is pulling out of this week's Davis Cup quarterfinal against France because of a health scare. In a statement being posted Monday on USTA.com, the federation says Fish, the highest-ranked American player, was seen by doctors in Miami after playing there last week. He was told he has extreme fatigue and needs to rest for...

France targets Harrison in Davis Cup quarterfinal

France captain Guy Forget believes the United States will be significantly weakened by the loss of Mardy Fish in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday. Both teams were rocked by withdrawals to key players this week. The ninth-ranked Fish pulled out because of fatigue and was replaced by Ryan Harrison, while Forget is without the 14th-ranked Gael Monfils, a former French Open semifinalist...

US Youngsters Need to Step Up for Davis Cup

John Isner was just a few wins away (or an early exit by Mardy Fish) from being the American #1 two weeks ago. He recently entered the top 10, though only stayed there for 1 week before sliding back down to #11. Isner may be 26 years old, but he is young in years on the ATP tour (he turned pro in 2007 after playing college tennis). Isner is going to have to get used to the fact that...
Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.