2012 U.S. Open Scores: Health Forces Mardy Fish To Withdraw, Federer Advances

No. 23 Mardy Fish was forced to pull out of the U.S. Open for "health concerns" on Monday afternoon. The American's withdrawal means that his opponent, top-ranked Roger Federer, moves on easily to his 38th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal.

"I regret that I have to withdraw from the US Open for precautionary measures," Fish said in a statement on the U.S. Open Website. "I was reluctant to do so, but am following medical advisement. I had a good summer and look forward to resuming my tournament schedule in the fall."

According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Fish had heart problems earlier this year when he was hospitalized for an elevated heart rate after an event in Miami and underwent a procedure to attempt to correct the issue.

Federer will face No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals after Berdych advanced with a 7-4, 6-4, 6-1 win over No. 11 Nicolas Almagro on Monday.

Both of the early women's matches at Arthur Ashe Stadium were easy victories for the higher seeds. No. 4 Serena Williams made short work of Andrea Hlavackova, winning 6-0, 6-0 in a match that lasted less than an hour. No. 12 Ana Ivanovic also advanced, easily beating Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0, 6-4 this morning.

There are two matches currently in progress. On the women's side No. 6 Angelique Kerber and No. 10 Sara Errani are in the second set with Errani leading 3-1 after taking the first set 7-6. On Arthur Ashe, No. 12 Marin Cilic leads Martin Klizan 2-1 in the first set.

For more on the 2012 U.S. Open, check out SB Nation's tennis hub. Head over to the official U.S. Open website for live scores.

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