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's Davis Cup quarterfinal between the United States and France in Monte Carlo.
''We don't want to get exactly into what the symptoms were. He didn't feel normal. He said, 'Hey, something's wrong here.' He was concerned about it,'' Fish's agent, John Tobias, said in a telephone interview Monday. ''His body got out of whack, caused by a number of different variables ... (but) they ruled out any potential long-term issues.''
Fish, the highest-ranked American, lost 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday to Juan Monaco in the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Florida. The 30-year-old Fish appeared to be fine physically a...