TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 27, 2013) – Mardy Fish has withdrawn from the 2013 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger, citing personal reasons. The former world No. 7 was awarded a wild card earlier this month for the third of three Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Challenge tournaments.
Thirty-one-year-old Fish, the current world No. 42, was a champion in Tallahassee in 2006 when he was battling back from a wrist injury. The 2004 Olympic silver medalist has been making his comeback to tennis following a heart condition he was diagnosed with last spring. He has played in just two tournaments since the US Open.
“We’re sad not to have Mardy back in Tallahassee this year, but wish him all of the best,” said tournament director Karen Vogter. “We have 14 Americans that we’re thrilled are here for the tournament.”
Florida A&M University No. 1 C. Salif Kante, from Senegal, has been given the tournament wild card in place of Fish. Kante went 18-2 in college play this season and for the second year in a row was MEAC Player of the Year.