Mardy Fish withdraws from Washington tournament

August 1, 2011 05:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -  Mardy Fish has withdrawn from the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, citing a bruised right heel. 

The eighth-ranked Fish was seeded second at the hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open. He pulled out Monday and is the second high-profile American who will miss the tournament. Andy Roddick withdrew last week because of a side muscle injury.

Fish reached the final at each of his last two tournaments, winning the title at Atlanta on July 24, then finishing runner-up at Los Angeles on Sunday.

He is replaced in the draw by Wayne Odesnik, who lost in qualifying. Odesnik slides into Fish's spot in the bracket and gets the first-round bye Fish would have received as one of the tournament's 16 seeded players.

 

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