2014/07/24

Fish Withdraws from US Open, Federer Moves into Quarterfinals

September 3, 2012

 

Statement from the US Open Tournament Referee Office

on Mardy Fish’s withdrawal from the 2012 US Open

 

“Mardy Fish has withdrawn from the 2012 US Open due to health concerns. Roger Federer advances to the quarterfinals via a walkover.

 

The Marin Cilic vs. Martin Klizan match will be moved to Arthur Ashe Stadium with a not before 3 pm start time.”

 

September 3, 2012

 

Statement from Mardy Fish on his withdrawal from the 2012 US Open

 

“I regret that I have to withdraw from the US Open for precautionary measures.  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.”

 

September 3, 2012

 

Statement from Roger Federer on advancing to the 2012 US Open quarterfinals via a walkover

 

“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.

 

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.”

 

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