(November 27, 2012) Reuters reports that Mardy Fish has withdrawn from the Australian Open still recovering from issues in relation to his May heart surgery reports his agent John Tobias on Wednesday.
“The good news is that Mardy’s health is improving and he is back on the court slowing getting back into his regular workouts,” Tobias said in an email to Reuters.
Fish’s last tournament was the US Open when he pulled out of the tournament with heart palpitations before his round of 16 match against Roger Federer.
The current world No. 27, Fish first had a problem with his heartbeat before a Davis Cup rubber in February.
Fish plans to return to action in February for the SAP Open in San Jose.
The Australian Open begins on January 14, 2013.