Fish retires in third set at Winston-Salem

by: AP August 20, 2013

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)—American Mardy Fish has retired because of heat stroke during the third set of the Winston-Salem Open with Jarkko Nieminen leading 7-5, 6-7 (3), 3-2 on Tuesday.

Fish says in a statement he developed "heat stroke'' and the "very hot and humid'' weather made it difficult to continue the match.

Slovakia's Martin Klizan was upset 6-4, 6-1 by Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the second round. Eighth-seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina defeated France's Nicolas Mahut 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in the final hard-court tune-up before the U.S. Open.

Eleven seeded players had second-round matches Tuesday. Top seed Tomas Berdych and two-time defending champion John Isner withdrew Monday with injuries, and two other seeded players were upset that night.

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