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American Mardy Fish has retired because of heat stroke during the third set of the Winston-Salem Open with Jarkko Nieminen leading 7-5, 6-7 (3), 3-2 on Tuesday.
Fish says in a statement he developed "heat stroke" and the "very hot and humid" weather made it difficult to continue the match.
Slovakia's Martin Klizan was upset 6-4, 6-1 by Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round. Eighth-seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina defeated France's Nicolas Mahut 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in the final hard-court tune-up before the U.S. Open.
Eleven seeded players had second-round matches Tuesday. Top seed Tomas Berdych and two-time defending champion John Isner withdrew Monday with injuries, and two other seeded players were upset that night.
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Former top-10 player Mardy Fish pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, the latest setback in his bid to make a comeback on tour after dealing with heart issues.
The U.S. Tennis Association said the 31-year-old American cited ''personal reasons'' for his withdrawal. The draw for the year's last Grand Slam tournament is Thursday, and play begins Monday.
The U.S. Tennis Association says that former top-10 player Mardy Fish has pulled out of the U.S. Open for personal reasons.
The withdrawal is to be formally announced Wednesday. The tournament draw is Thursday, and play begins next week.
Fish has been trying to make a comeback on tour, having missed months at a time over the past two seasons after dealing with heart issues.
Mardy Fish beat Evgeny Donskoy 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open.
Fish -- a wild-card entrant -- advances to face Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, the tournament's 11th seed, in the second round.
The tournament -- the men's final tuneup event before the US Open -- began Sunday with a handful of first-round matches. Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan routed...
Mardy Fish beat Evgeny Donskoy 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday night in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open.
Fish - a wild-card entrant - advances to face Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, the tournament's 11th seed, in the second round.
The tournament - the men's final tuneup event before the U.S. Open - began Sunday with a handful of first-round matches. Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan...