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Mardy Fish’s Heart Issues Push American Tennis Player to Withdraw From U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Former top-10 player Mardy Fish pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, the latest setback in his bid to make a comeback on tour after dealing with heart issues. The U.S. Tennis Association said the 31-year-old American cited “personal reasons” for his withdrawal. The draw for the year’s last Grand Slam tournament is Thursday, and play begins Monday. Fish’s...
Via NESN.com
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish withdraws from US Open

Former top-10 player Mardy Fish pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, the latest setback in his bid to make a comeback on tour after dealing with heart issues. The U.S. Tennis Association said the 31-year-old American cited ''personal reasons'' for his withdrawal. The draw for the year's last Grand Slam tournament is Thursday, and play begins Monday. Fish...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

American Mardy Fish withdraws from US Open

The U.S. Tennis Association says that former top-10 player Mardy Fish has pulled out of the U.S. Open for personal reasons. The withdrawal is to be formally announced Wednesday. The tournament draw is Thursday, and play begins next week. Fish has been trying to make a comeback on tour, having missed months at a time over the past two seasons after dealing with heart issues. On...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish out with heat stroke

American Mardy Fish has retired because of heat stroke during the third set of the Winston-Salem Open with Jarkko Nieminen leading 7-5, 6-7 (3), 3-2 on Tuesday. Fish says in a statement he developed "heat stroke" and the "very hot and humid" weather made it difficult to continue the match. Slovakia's Martin Klizan was upset 6-4, 6-1 by Spain's Roberto...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish wins opener at Winston-Salem

Mardy Fish beat Evgeny Donskoy 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open. Fish -- a wild-card entrant -- advances to face Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, the tournament's 11th seed, in the second round. The tournament -- the men's final tuneup event before the US Open -- began Sunday with a handful of first-round matches. Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan routed...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish beats Donskoy in Winston-Salem Open 1st round

Mardy Fish beat Evgeny Donskoy 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday night in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open. Fish - a wild-card entrant - advances to face Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, the tournament's 11th seed, in the second round. The tournament - the men's final tuneup event before the U.S. Open - began Sunday with a handful of first-round matches. Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan...
Via Fox Sports
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish and Gael Monfils Withdraw from Montreal

(August 1, 2013) Montreal – Rogers Cup Tournament Director Eugène Lapierre announced Thursday the withdrawal of world No. 49 Gaël Monfils of France, who injured his ankle in training today, along with Mardy Fish. “I am frustrated and disappointed that I am unable to come through on the faith that Eugène put in me by [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephens falls to unseeded Puchkova

No. 2 seed Sloane Stephens, playing her first match since Wimbledon, fell to unseeded Olga Puchkova 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Citi Open on Monday. In the men's event, Mardy Fish rebounded from an early exit in Atlanta and losing the first set to defeat qualifier Matthew Ebden 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. The struggles started early for the 15th-ranked Stephens, the highest-ranked...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish Loses in Atlanta

By Herman Wood (July 24, 2013) ATLANTA, GA – The courts stayed mostly dry at the BB&T open on Wednesday, except for a few drops from Michael Russell during his win over Mardy Fish. In the final singles match of the evening, Michael Russell and Mardy Fish picked up from their match that had been [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish says he's mentally, physically set to return

Mardy Fish says he feels mentally and physically ready to return to the ATP Tour. The 31-year-old American has played in just one event since pulling out of the U.S. Open before his fourth-round match last September. He missed about 2 1/2 months earlier in 2012 because of an accelerated heartbeat but has implied that his recent absences have been more about preparing himself psychologically...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish says he's ready to return

Mardy Fish says he feels mentally and physically ready to return to the ATP Tour. The 31-year-old American has played in just one event since pulling out of the U.S. Open before his fourth-round match last September. He missed about 2 1/2 months earlier in 2012 because of an accelerated heartbeat but has implied that his recent absences have been more about preparing himself psychologically...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Baker and Mardy Fish pull out of French Open

American players Brian Baker and Mardy Fish have pulled out of the upcoming French Open. Organizers said Wednesday that Baker has not recovered from a right knee operation and Fish is unfit due to heart problems. They will be replaced in Friday's draw by Joao Sousa of Portugal and Guido Pella of Argentina. John Millan, an Australian wild-card entry, withdrew because of a shoulder...
Via Fox Sports
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish Awarded a Wild Card into Savannah Challenger

(April 5, 2013) Mardy Fish has been awarded a wild card into two USTA Pro Circuit events this month. Fish will compete in two $50,000 Challengers—the Savannah (Ga.) Challenger, held the week of April 22, and the USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger in Florida, held the week of April 29.   Fish, once ranked in the [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Tallahassee Tennis Challenger Awards Tournament Wild Card to Mardy Fish

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – April 2, 2013 – The Tallahassee Tennis Challenger and USTA announced Wednesday that world No. 42 Mardy Fish, a former world No. 8 and three-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, has been awarded a wild card into the USTA Pro Circuit event, set for April 27-May 4 at Forestmeadows Tennis Complex.   Tournament director [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish, Gulbis Pull Out of Sony Open

(March 15, 2013) Mardy Fish and Ernests Gulbis have withdrawn from next week’s Sony Open in Miami. Fish made the announcement on his twitter account: “Unfortunately I won’t be able to compete in Miami this year friends,” he tweeted. “Hope to be out there again soon! Thanks for the love and support in IW!” Fish [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish offers a lifetime of tennis lessons to Greg Jennings

The Minnesota Vikings aren't the only ones trying to lure Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings to Minneapolis this spring. Pro tennis player Mardy Fish is such a huge Vikings fan and — in order to convince the free agent to join his favorite team — is offering Jennings free tennis lessons for life if he jumps ship to his one-time division rival. After Fish tweeted...
Via The Other Paper
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish has a triumphant return in Indian Wells

Mardy Fish walked on court Sunday for his first professional singles match in six months and eight days, his first match since beating Gilles Simon in the third round of the 2012 US Open. He was forced to withdraw from his US Open fourth round match against Roger Federer last September when the heart condition he revealed earlier last year flared up once again. It’s been a long...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Andy Murray, Mardy Fish earn wins at Indian Wells

Mardy Fish returned to competitive tennis for the first time this year with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over Bobby Reynolds at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. ''It's been a tough few months, for sure. You sort of feel like it was a win just to go back out there,'' said Fish, who had not played since last September because of a heart condition. ''There's a...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish happy to be back — and winning

Andy Murray, playing a little-known but highly talented Russian named Evgeny Donskoy, had a scare before winning on Sunday. But that type of scare is nothing, of course, like the health scare Mardy Fish has been facing these past few months as heart problems seemed to threaten his entire career. So there was a lot of emotion flowing around the vast Center Court here at the BNP Paribas...
Via Fox Sports
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish Returns to Singles Play for First Time Since US Open

(March 10, 2013) American Mardy Fish who has been sidelined with a heart condition since the US Open, defeated countryman Bobby Reynolds 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Sunday.   “It’s been a tough few months, for sure,” said Fish.  “It’s nice to ‑‑ you [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Murray, Fish advance at Indian Wells

Andy Murray earned a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win over Evgeny Donskoy in a second-round match at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. Mardy Fish of the United States earned a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win over Bobby Reynolds. Fish played his first competitive match of the year after not playing since last September because of a heart condition. ''It's been a tough few months, for sure. You sort...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryans, Fish + Djokovic team with Redfoo, Jeremy Piven at 9th Annual K•Swiss Desert Smash.

Looks like guys' night out was extra entertaining with the addition of RedFoo and Jeremy Piven. Pictured at the 9th annual K•Swiss Desert Smash at La Quinta Resort are the bros Bryan, Mardy Fish (welcome back), Redfoo, Piven and Novak Djokovic. The annual event/party benefited the Variety of the Desert. The highlight of the evening was an out-of-ATP doubles match, Piven and...
Via Tennis Identity
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish back in action at Indian Wells

Mardy Fish eased his way back into big-time tennis with an exhibition match against top-ranked Novak Djokovic. The real test comes this week in the Southern California desert. The 32nd-ranked American returns to the ATP Tour after a six-month absence caused by a heart condition Fish has yet to fully reveal. It will be a cautious first step back into the whirlwind of travel, late...
Via Fox Sports
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish poised for comeback after 6 months away

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Mardy Fish eased his way back into big-time tennis with an exhibition match against top-ranked Novak Djokovic. The real test comes this week in the Southern California desert. The 32nd-ranked American returns to the ATP Tour after a six-month absence caused by a heart condition Fish has yet to fully reveal. It will be a cautious...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Fish soon will end 6-month absence

Mardy Fish hopes to put together a complete tournament schedule for the rest of 2013, including the three remaining Grand Slam events, after he ends a six-month absence brought on by a heart condition. Off the tour since September, the former top-10 player plans to return to competition at the hard-court event in Indian Wells, Calif., which begins March 7, followed by the Key Biscayne...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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