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Berdych out of US Open with appendicitis

Tomas Berdych (AFP)
Tomas Berdych (AFP)

Cincinnati - World number eight Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic pulled out of the US Open on Saturday suffering from appendicitis.

The 30-year-old said he was heading back to Europe for immediate treatment and would sit out the season's final Grand Slam event which starts in New York on August 29.

"I am very disappointed to announce that I will not be able to compete at the US Open this year," Berdych said in a Twitter statement.

"I was just diagnosed with appendicitis in Cincinnati so I will be flying back to Europe for additional checks and treatment.

"I will need to take some time off to recover fully but I know that I will get back as strong as ever."

Berdych, 30, was a semi-finalist at the US Open in 2012.

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