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Fish withdraws from 2012 US Open

Mardy Fish
By Erin Bruehl
Monday, September 3, 2012

Mardy Fish, the No. 23 seed, has withdrawn from the 2012 US Open due to health concerns. Roger Federer advances to the quarterfinals via walkover.

“I regret that I have to withdraw from the US Open for precautionary measures," Fish said in a statement. "I was reluctant to do so, but am following medical advisement. I had a good summer and look forward to resuming my tournament schedule in the fall.”

Federer expressed his best wishes for Fish's health and next faces No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals.

"I am really sorry for Mardy. I just want to wish him a speedy recovery. We all want to see him back on tour soon," Federer said. "It will be a tough match against Tomas. We have played many times in the past and he has always been a tough opponent. I will have to continue to serve well and dictate the points."

For today's schedule, the Marin Cilic-Martin Klizan match has been moved to Arthur Ashe Stadium, not before 3 p.m. ET.

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