Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/21/13

NEW YORK - AUGUST 29: Mardy Fish serves against Bruno Echagaray of Mexico during day three of the 2007 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2007 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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. Fish's Twitter feed carried this message Wednesday: ''Friends, unfortunately my health won't allow me to compete this year at the US Open. Thank you for all your support.'' He has missed months of action at a time over the past two seasons. On Tuesday, Fish stopped playing in the third set of his match against Jarkko Nieminen at a hard-court tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., because of heat stroke. Fish has played only eight matches on the ATP World Tour in 2013, going 3-5. He skipped all of the Grand Slam tournaments this season while entering only five other events on the main tour. A year ago, Fish reached the fourth round ...
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