Fish pulls out of Australian Open

Mardy Fish will miss the Australian Open in Melbourne next January as he continues to recover from health issues related to heart surgery.

The 30-year-old American, who had an operation in May to correct a form of arrhythmia in his heart, is "improving" and plans to return to the ATP Tour in February at the SAP Open in San Jose.

"Mardy's health is improving and he is back on the court slowing getting back into his regular workouts,” Fish's agent, John Tobias, said.