Showing posts with label Mardy Fish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mardy Fish. Show all posts

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fish out of Australian Open 2013 with heart problem

Fish out of Australian Open 2013 with heart problem

Mardy Fish announced he will not play at the 2013 Australian Open as he continues to recover from the heart problems he started suffering back in February during the Davis Cup weekend and than later got worse while in Miami in March.

Fish, 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.

"The good news is that 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 in an email to Reuters as he confirmed the American's comeback date.

The last tournament that Fish played was the U.S. Open, where he was forced to pull out before his fourth-round match against Roger Federer because of heart palpitations.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fish out of US Open with Heart problem


Fish out of US Open with Heart problem

Mardy Fish withdrew from the US Open before his fourth-round match against Roger Federer on doctor's advice posibly because of an accelerated heartbeat.

"We are not 100 percent sure what the issue is and if it is related to his previous issues," Fish's agent, John Tobias commented. "Mardy is fine and will return home to L.A. tomorrow. This was strictly precautionary and I anticipate that Mardy will play in Asia this fall."

Fish's third-round victory lasted more than 3 hours and after the encounter he did not attend a news conference as he was getting medical treatment.

Today the American said in a statement that he "was reluctant to" withdraw but was "following medical advisement." He added that he looks forward "to resuming my tournament schedule in the fall."

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fish withdraws of Atlanta 2nd round

Fish withdraws of Atlanta 2nd round

Mardy Fish retired from the Atlanta Open due to an apparent left ankle injury while leading Gilles Muller 6-4, 3-2 in a second-round match.

Fish stumbled to his left while trying to return a drop and his left ankle appeared to buckle as he got near the net. He dropped his racquet and fell to the hard-court surface.

He stayed on his back for about a minute near the left post before limping to the sideline for a short break.

The American returned to finish the fifth game of the second set with two aces. After he and Muller changed sides, Fish waved his opponent off.

Muller will next face Matthew Ebden, who beat James Blake 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Video: Roddick Heckled By Fish In Atlanta


Video: Roddick Heckled By Fish In Atlanta

Andy Roddick is heckled by close friend Mardy Fish during a press conference at the BB&T Atlanta Open, then composes himself to discuss his outlook on Twitter.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Video: Fish hitting balls with Atlanta Hawks' NBA star ZaZa Puchulia

Video: Fish hitting balls with Atlanta Hawks' NBA star ZaZa Puchulia

Top seed Mardy Fish warms up for the BB&T Atlanta Open by shooting hoops and hitting balls with Atlanta Hawks' NBA star ZaZa Puchulia.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wimbledon: Tsonga beats Hewitt, Fish wins after heart scare

Wimbledon: Tsonga beats Hewitt, Fish wins after heart scare

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of Wimbledon at the All England Club.

Tsonga broke once in each set and hit 61 winners to defeat Hewitt, a former champion in London who needed a Wild Card to play this year.

Playing his first match since having a medical procedure on his heart, Mardy Fish beat Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 to reach the second round.

Fish produced 24 aces 61 winners, 43 more than Ramirez-Hidalgo.

Afterward, Fish canceled his news conference, because "he's not feeling well."

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nishikori out of Roland Garros, Fish also withdrew

Nishikori out of Roland Garros, Fish also withdrew

Kei Nishikori withdrew from the 2012 French Open because he has not recovered from a stomach injury.

This season, Nishikori reached the Australian Open quarter-finals, but his preparations for Paris were hit by the stomach injury he suffered in Barcelona in April.

He also missed Madrid and Rome Masters.

"I am very disappointed that I won't be able to play in Paris this year. Following the last Grand Slam, I was looking forward to play in the second Grand Slam of the year. I will continue my rehab and plan to be back on the Tour as early as I can," he wrote on Facebook.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Roddick and Fish withdrew from Madrid

Roddick and Fish withdrew from Madrid

Andy Roddick, with an hamstring injury in his right leg, and Mardy Fish, didn’t sign his inscription, are out of the 2012 Mutua Madrid Open.

Roddick was about to play in his eighth edition of the Mutua Madrid Open, but this injury will put a stop to him stepping out onto the clay blue surface.

Fish has played in Madrid eight times but never made it past the third round.

They will be replaced by Lukasz Kubot and Olivier Rochus in the main draw of the tournament.

Kubot will be cometing in his third Mutua Madrid Open.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Harrison replaces Fish in US Davis Cup team

Harrison replaces Fish in US Davis Cup team

Mardy Fish withdrew from their Davis Cup team to play France and was replaced by Ryan Harrison.

The United States Tennis Association did not reveal the reason for Fish's withdrawal from the World Group quarter-final clash when they announced it on Twitter.

"I am very disappointed not to be able to join up with the team," said Fish in a statement.

"I suffered a minor medical alert in Miami last week and I have stayed in Florida owing to doctors advice, to rest for a few days.

"I hope that I will be able to resume training later in the week and to compete at the Houston Open next week."

Harrison has yet to win an ATP title but was part of the US team that beat Switzerland in their first round match.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mardy Fish Miami Quarterfinal Press Conference March 29th 2012


Mardy Fish Miami Quarterfinal Press Conference March 29th 2012

J. MONACO/M. Fish

6 1, 6 3

An interview with:

MARDY FISH

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. That was particular a tough day today, especially at the net?
MARDY FISH: Yeah, a lot of areas that's tough. He did a lot of things well today. I think more than anything else, he shrunk the court extremely well with his movement, and that's why I think you saw a ton of errors from me.
You know, I was pressing a lot just because he wasn't giving me anything. He wasn't giving me any errors. He made one error in the first set and served 98%.
That's tough to beat, you know, especially with someone who moves as well as he does in a place where, you know, the surface is slow and the balls are even slower to get by him. So, you know, a lot of combination of things, but that's the first thing that jumps out.
You know, I competed hard, tried to get back into it obviously in the second set. That 3 All game was, you know, obviously the biggest game of the match.
I played three good points that game, and, you know, I came in I don't know if you remember; I remember it but I came in on two of his kind of defensive slices and I lost both of those points. He had an unbelievable lob on that last point that I wasn't sure was going to go in or not but probably was, and it was just it was his day.

Q. Did you expect the match to be that hard? From watching him play Andy and stuff, did you expect it to be the kind of match it was, or was it different than what you thought?
MARDY FISH: Yeah. I mean, Andy doesn't lose a lot of 6 0 sets, either. He obviously is putting a lot of balls in play. He's obviously using his movement extremely well. This surface is extremely slow.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monaco celebrates birthday with win over Fish at Miami quarterfinals

Monaco celebrates birthday with win over Fish at Miami quarterfinals

Juan Monaco celebrated his 28th birthday with a 6-1 6-3 win over Mardy Fish and reached the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open semi-finals.

Monaco will meet the winner of the match between Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer.

The Argentne won 71 percent of his fist serve points and proved too much for Fish, who did not cause problems for his opponent until breaking to go 3-3 in the second set.

But Monaco closed out the match in one hour and 22 minutes.

“I meant every shot that I played, I did. It was a perfect match for me,” said Monaco. “It was unbelievable. That was the way to celebrate my birthday, playing like this. I feel proud and very happy.”

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Video:Mardy Fish Miami Interview

Video:Mardy Fish Miami Interview

Mardy Fish talks about the fun and added pressure of being the top-ranked American at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mardy Fish Indian Wells Interview - March 12th 2012

Mardy Fish Indian Wells Interview - March 12th 2012

M. EBDEN/M. Fish 6‑3, 6‑4

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You physically in one piece or are you a bit battered and bruised?
MARDY FISH: Yeah, I think any time in the middle part of the year someone's got something going on, but I can't complain right now physically, for sure.

Q. Did the knee hurt? I mean, you bloodied it. It's just a scrape?
MARDY FISH: Yeah, a scrape.

Q. Your frustration level is probably not too low right now.
MARDY FISH: No.

Q. Talk about the match and your feelings about what went on.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Video: Caroline Wozniacki Interview-Bombs Mardy Fish at Indian Wells

Video: Caroline Wozniacki Interview-Bombs Mardy Fish at Indian Wells

It was a pretty normal press conference at the BNP Paribas Open for Mardy Fish until Caroline Wozniacki showed up...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Del Potro advances, Fish crashes out of Open 13

Del Potro advances, Fish crashes out of Open 13

Albano Olivetti stunned Mardy Fish 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Open 13.

Fish rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the second set to level the match. But Olivetti jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the decider and kept his composure to earn the biggest victory of his young career.

“That’s just a number next to his name right now,” Fish said of Olivetti’s ranking. “He won’t be there for very long if he continues to play like that.

“The first time that I’ve ever seen him hit was when we warmed up for the match. Sometimes that happens and you have to adjust. His style of play is hard to adjust to.”

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Fish to partner Mike Bryan in doubles vs Swiss

Fish to partner Mike Bryan in doubles vs Swiss

Mardy Fish will partner with Mike Bryan in the doubles match Saturday as the United States seeks to sweep Switzerland out of the Davis Cup.

Fish and Bryan will face Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka.

U.S. captain Jim Courier had chosen Ryan Harrison to partner Bryan when the draw was made Thursday. But Davis Cup rules allow lineup changes up to one hour before a match.

The U.S. leads 2-0 in the five-match series after Friday’s dramatic singles matches on an indoor clay court chosen by Federer.

Friday, February 10, 2012

United States leads Switzerland 1-0 in Davis Cup

United States leads Switzerland 1-0 in Davis Cup

The United States took a 1-0 lead against Switzerland in their Davis Cup first-round series after Mardy Fish beat Stanislas Wawrinka 6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 9-7.

Fish found the reserves to fight back after wasting a match point chance at 5-4 in the decider, and clinched victory six games later with a cushioned, crosscourt volley winner at the net.

An 86-minute final set saw wild shifts in momentum and emotion, before the eighth-ranked American improved his record to 3-0 against the 28th-ranked Wawrinka.

Fish finally silenced the raucous Swiss fans after a match lasting four hours, 17 minutes.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fish loses to Falla in 2nd round at Australian Open

Fish loses to Falla in 2nd round at Australian Open

Mardy Fish was upset 7-6 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (6) by Alejandro Falla in the second round of the Australian Open.

Fish finished with 58 unforced errors and failed to capitalize on key chances to come back in the third set. He dropped serve immediately after breaking Falla to take a 5-3 lead and committing two straight errors to lose the tiebreaker after fending off a match point.

Early on, Fish became impatient when he didn’t get a towel quickly enough and, during the third set, he repeatedly harangued the chair umpire about the number of times Falla had called for the trainer on changeovers.

Fish even looked irritated in his postmatch news conference and suggested that Falla’s repeated treatments for cramps were “a ploy.”

“Didn’t seem like he was having too much trouble during the point. So it was a good tactic on his part,” he said.

Mardy Fish Australian Open 2012 Interview - Second Round January 18th

Mardy Fish Australian Open 2012 Interview - Second Round January 18th

Q. Just your thoughts on the match, what happened.

MARDY FISH: Um, didn't play great. You know, he played well. Made a lot of errors. You know, conditions are about as ideal for me as I would have liked as far as the second and third set, heat and stuff.

Just didn't work out. You know, couple tiebreakers that I won last year, you know, most of those. Played good when he needed to.

You know, that's it. Third set obviously pretty important knowing that he's struggling, I guess. Maybe not. Maybe that was a ploy. I don't know.

Didn't seem like he was having too much trouble during the point. So it was a good tactic on his part.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mardy Fish Australian Open 2012 Day 1 Interview - January 16th

Mardy Fish Australian Open 2012 Day 1 Interview - January 16th

Q. On paper that potentially was a very dicey match. You seemed to take care of business pretty well.

MARDY FISH: Yeah, I played him in L.A. only one other time. I broke him. He's a guy that takes care of his serve relatively well. I played well the first time I played him, too. I broke him three times in that match, as well.

You know, conditions were good for me. It was hot, windy, you know, the balls were flying pretty good. So I like my chances in those types of conditions.

Q. So sort of like being at home?

MARDY FISH: Yeah. It was hot today. It's tough for everyone when it's 65 and windy, you know, every day that we've been here, and then all of a sudden the first day of the tournament it's 90. No one likes that.