Federer into US Open quarters via walkover; Mardy Fish withdraws
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Top seed Roger Federer advanced to the quarterfinal round of the US Open without hitting a ball after American opponent Mardy Fish withdrew prior to their match Monday due to health concerns.
In the quarterfinal round, Federer will face world No. 7 Tomas Berdych, who reached the last eight of the US Open for the first time after beating Spain’s Nicolas Almagro 7-6(4), 6-4, 6-1.
Federer hasn’t lost a set yet at the Open, including a third-round conquest of Fernando Verdasco.
Federer is ranked No. 1 in the world.