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Tennis: Federer into US Open last eight as Fish pulls out

World number one Roger Federer received a walkover into the US Open quarter-finals Monday when America's Mardy Fish withdrew from their last-16 tie due to "health reasons", an event spokesman said

AFP , Monday 3 Sep 2012
: Federer into US Open
Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after winning his match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the third round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (Photo: AP)
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Five-time champion Federer will face either Czech sixth seed Tomad Berdych or Spanish 11th seed Nicolas Almagro for a place in the semi-finals.

It will be the top seed's 38th Grand Slam quarter-final.

"Mardy Fish has withdrawn for health reasons," said the spokesman.

Fish, 30, missed two months of the season earlier this year because of a heart problem.

He was hospitalised after the Miami Masters in March when his heart rate increased to three times its normal resting rate.

The American then underwent a procedure called a cardiac catheter ablation in Los Angeles on May 23 to correct faulty wiring in his heart.

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