2012 U.S. Open Scores: Health Concerns Force Fish Out, Federer Advances

American Mardy Fish was forced to pull out of the U.S. Open for "health concerns" on Monday afternoon. Fish's withdrawal means that his opponent, top-ranked Roger Federer, moves on to the quarterfinals.

"I regret that I have to withdraw from the U.S. 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, who has now reached 38 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals, will face No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals. Berdych advanced with a 7-4, 6-4, 6-1 win over No. 11 Nicolas Almagro on Monday.

Both early matches at Arthur Ashe Stadium were easy victories for the higher-seeded women. No. 4 Serena Williams beat Andrea Hlavackova without dropping a game, putting her through to the semifinals. No. 12 Ana Ivanovic also advanced, easily beating Tsvetana Pironkova 6-0, 6-4 this morning.

The one match in progress right now is between No. 6 Angelique Kerber and No. 10 Sara Errani with Errani taking the first set 7-6.

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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