Fish Withdraws From Open

The Associated Press
Sunday, August 30, 2009; 11:40 PM

Fish pulls out of US Open with rib injury"

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP)--Mardy Fish of the United States withdrew from the U.S. Open on Sunday because of a rib injury.

The 25th-seeded Fish, of Tampa, was a quarterfinalist at Flushing Meadows last year.

He had been drawn to face Daniel Koellerer of Austria in the first round. Instead, Koellerer will play Rui Machado of Portugal.

Fish lost in the second round of last week's Pilot Pen hard-court tuneup in New Haven, Conn.

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