Poor Mardy! He had such a great chance of winning this title, too.
Take care of that hip, Mardy
Mardy Fish Forced To Withdraw
14th June 2004
Mardy Fish (USA) no.2 seed at the Nottingham Open 2004 presented by The Sunday Telegraph has been forced to withdraw from The Nottingham Open. The 2003 singles finalist who lost in his Halle final at the weekend has withdrawn due to a recurring hip injury.
Patrick Hughesman, tournament director, said: Obviously it’s very frustrating to lose our no.2 seed who has been so supportive of the event in the past. We wish him a speedy recovery in time for his forthcoming Grand Slam event at Wimbledon.”
Fish’s withdrawal means that Germany’s Sebastian Fitz (ranked 343 in world) has the lucky opportunity to come into the main draw as a lucky loser (highest ranked player to lose in the final round of qualifying).