Fish pulls out of Tallahassee Challenger

by: Matt Cronin April 28, 2013

Tags: Mardy Fish

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Mardy Fish has withdrawn from the 2013 Tallahassee Challenger, once again citing personal reasons for pulling out. The 31-year-old Fish has been contending with heart trouble as well as anxiety issues since last May.

Fish played in his first event in six months at Indian Wells where he beat Bobby Reynolds before losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He then withdrew from Miami. Fish entered a couple of USTA Pro Circuit events in Savannah and Tallahassee in an effort to sharpen his clay-court game without taking a trip to Europe. He lost in the opening round of Savannah to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo. Yesterday, he tweeted a picture of himself at a Minnesota Twins game. He is a native of the state.

Fish has said he is undecided on his plans for the rest of the season. Fish is currently ranked No. 42 but doesn't have any points to defend until Wimbledon, where he reached he fourth round in 2012 after a quarterfinal appearance the prior year.

“We’re sad not to have Mardy back in Tallahassee this year, but wish him all of the best,” tournament director Karen Vogter told WTXL TV in Tallahassee. “We have 14 Americans that we’re thrilled are here for the tournament.”

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