Mardy Fish will not be able to participate in the Australian Open next year because of his health problems. His agent, John Tobias, gave this information to the reporters yesterday. Fish had to undergo through a heart surgery earlier this year. After that, he took part in a few tournaments, but, he looked out of sort in all those competitions. There are a few reports that Fish has still not fully recovered from that heart problem.
Talking to the reporters, John Tobias said, “I want to inform you all that Mardy Fish will not take part in the upcoming Australian Open. He is struggling a bit with his health and he is currently not in the right frame of mind to participate in a Grand Slam. So, he has decided to opt out of the Australian Open.”
“He has had a medical check up a couple of weeks ago and according to the doctors, it’s not a major problem. If everything goes all right, Fish will be back on court in February next year.”
Fish had made a decent start to the 2012 season. He had reached the final of the AAMI Classic Tournament at Kooyong. Then, he participated in the Australian Open, but, couldn’t do well in that tournament. He was defeated by Alejandro Falla of Colombia in the second round and was knocked out of the tournament.
Fish didn’t participate in the French Open because of the heart surgery. The American player took part in the last two Grand Slams of the year, but, his performance was not impressive in both those tournaments. In the Wimbledon Championship, he was defeated by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round, while, in the US open, he left the fourth round match against Roger Federer in the middle because of the health issues.