Mardy Fish has withdrawn his name from the International Tennis Championships which is going to be played in Delray Beach. The 31 years old American player has still not got rid of the heart problems that he had discovered last year. Fish has been out of action since the US Open 2012.
Fish’s heart problem started when he was taking part in Sony Ericsson Open last year. His heart started beating rapidly all of a sudden and he woke up in the midnight because of that.
In one of his recent interviews, when Fish was asked about what exactly happened with him that night, he said, “Honestly speaking, that night, I felt that I would die. It was really a horrible night. My heart was beating abnormally and I didn’t know what to do. Fortunately, I survived.”
However, after that set back, Fish managed to recover and made a comeback in the Wimbledon Championship last year. Fish played decently in the Wimbledon Championship. He won three matches before getting knocked out of the tournament.
Thereafter, Fish also participated in the US Open. But, he again suffered that heart problem after securing victory over Giles Simon in the third round match.
Fish had to lock horns with the Swiss superstar Roger Federer in the fourth round, but, he didn’t take part in that match. Fish didn’t play any more matches in the remaining of the season.
In November last year, Fish made the announcement that he would not participate in the upcoming Australian Open and he would start the season by participating in the San Jose Open.
Fish later withdrew his name from San Jose Open as well and now, he has withdrawn from Delray Beach tennis Championships.
Because of not playing since the last few months, Fish has gone down in rankings. His current world ranking is 32.