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Mardy Fish wins Diamond Resorts Invitational

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) Former tennis player Mardy Fish won the Diamond Resorts Invitational on Sunday, easily holding off former pitcher Rick Rhoden in the modified Stableford event for celebrity athletes and entertainers. Players received six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, zero for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey and higher in the inaugural even at Golden...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish leads Diamond Resorts Invitational

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) Former tennis player Mardy Fish scored 30 points Friday in the inaugural Diamond Resorts Invitational to take a nine-point lead after the second round of the modified Stableford event for celebrity athletes and entertainers. Players receive six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, zero for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey and higher. The 34...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bret Saberhagen leads Diamond Resorts Invitational

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) Two-time Cy Young Award winner Bret Saberhagen scored 25 points Thursday in the Diamond Resorts Invitational to take a two-point lead in the modified Stableford event for celebrity athletes and entertainers. Players receive six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, zero for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey and higher. Saberhagen had an eagle...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals Light Ice With French Flag For Paris; Athletes Tweet Support (Photo)

Sports can seem so trivial when something like the attacks in Paris happen. But it can also be a source of unity and healing. That was on full display when fans proudly sang the French national anthem as they were evacuated from Stade de France, where they were watching France and Germany play a soccer friendly at the time of the attacks. The same can be said for sports fans and...
Via NESN.com
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

8-time Slam champ Ivan Lendl helps USTA try to develop stars

Ivan Lendl is getting back into coaching to try to groom the next American tennis champion. Lendl, an eight-time Grand Slam title winner and former coach of Andy Murray, has started working with about a half-dozen 15- and 16-year-old boys as part of the U.S. Tennis Association's player development program. Lendl has agreed to spend 50 days over the next year with the group, including...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish makes new memories at US Open in final match

NEW YORK (AP) Mardy Fish's last U.S. Open memory will be of the Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd roaring for him. Failing to serve out the match, his legs cramping badly at the end - those details are less important than the fact he was there, playing all out and pushing a top-20 player to the limit. The 33-year-old American's career ended Wednesday in the second round with a five...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

US Open: Mardy Fish hangs on for five sets before calling it a career

Mardy Fish's career ended with his legs cramping badly in a fifth set at the U.S. Open. The 33-year-old American had a chance to serve out an upset of 18th-seeded Feliciano Lopez in the fourth set of their second-round match Wednesday, but nerves took over. He had three straight unforced errors then double-faulted to be broken at love, and Lopez quickly won the next two games as...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dealing with anxiety disorder, Fish wins in US Open return

NEW YORK (AP) This, Mardy Fish said afterward, is what ran through his mind during his first U.S. Open match in three years - and the first match of his last tournament as a tennis pro: ''I'm going to be OK. Everything's going to be OK. You're going to be fine.'' Helped by medication and therapy, Fish has been dealing with severe anxiety disorder, a condition that led him to abandon...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

US OPEN 2015: 3 years after withdrawal, Mardy Fish returns

For Mardy Fish, it was supposed to mark a high point in his tennis career. Instead, Sept. 3, 2012, stands out as one of the most difficult days of his life. ''I was in the spot where you work your butt off to get to: the fourth round of the U.S. Open against Roger Federer on Labor Day,'' Fish recalled. ''That's why you work so hard in this game and sacrifice so much - to get to that...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Fish opens penultimate event with easy win over ranked foe in Ohio

  Mardy Fish surprised even himself. Fish opened the next-to-last tournament of his career with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over 20th-ranked Viktor Troicki in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday. "I was a little surprised at my level," Fish said. "I hadn't practiced a ton or particularly well for a little while. I was struggling with my serve. "A friend...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

American tennis pro Fish writing his own ending after anxiety nearly costs him his career

American tennis pro Mardy Fish won his first singles match Monday since 2013, as he topped world No. 20 Victor Troicki 6-2, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open in a match that did not mean much in the tennis world but meant everything to Fish. That's because, for nearly three years, Fish was forced to curb his tennis career while he battled an anxiety disorder. It was a fight...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Fish opens next-to-last tournament with upset of Troicki

MASON, Ohio (AP) Mardy Fish opened the next-to-last tournament of his career with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 upset of 20th-ranked Viktor Troicki in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Fish, a wild-card entrant who already has announced that the U.S. Open will be his last event before retiring, advanced to face second-ranked Andy Murray after his first singles...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dimitrov, Fish pull out of doubles at Washington tournament

WASHINGTON (AP) Grigor Dimitrov and Mardy Fish have pulled out of doubles at the Citi Open, citing an injured right shoulder for Dimitrov. Dimitrov and Fish withdrew shortly before they were supposed to play Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea in the quarterfinals Thursday night. The announcement came after Dimitrov, a Wimbledon semifinalist last year, lost 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 to Steve Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish is Winning at Life

by JAMES HENRY ATLANTA – The scoreboard showed a different result. It would be 2014 finalist Dudi Sela advancing to the second round of the BB&T Atlanta Open. But Mardy Fish, playing only his second tennis match in nearly two years, still was a winner. “It was a success just to get out there and play,” said the tournament’s 2010 and 2011 champion. Fish has been...
Via Onthegotennis
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish handed first-round loss to Dudi Sela in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) The first stop of Mardy Fish's farewell tour ended quickly with a 6-4, 6-4 first-round loss to Dudi Sela in the Atlanta Open on Tuesday night. Fish said it was a success just to play only his second competitive match of the year. He recently announced he will retire after the U.S. Open, and he also disclosed details of his battles with anxiety disorder. Fish, who won...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Roddick Wins Exhibition At BB&T Open In Atlanta, Teams Up with Fish For Doubles

With the qualification period completing this past weekend, the roster is now set for the next ATP World Tour event in Atlanta, Georgia, as the second day of the BB&T Atlanta Open is underway. After the final ATP players earned their way into the field from July 23-25, the opening rounds of the tournament commenced in the beginning of the week, including a special exhibition...
Via Attacking The Net
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Roddick teaming with Mardy Fish for doubles at Atlanta Open

ATLANTA -- Andy Roddick is taking a break from retirement to play in this week's Atlanta Open. He is playing doubles with his friend Mardy Fish, who is getting closer to retirement himself. The 32-year-old Roddick says Atlanta served as the ''bookends'' of his career. It's where he won his first tour title in 2001 and his last in 2012. He retired in 2012 and says he now feels like...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

How compelling is the U.S. Open Series?

With the U.S. Open Series starting next week in Atlanta it seems appropriate to evaluate the popularity of the North American hard court swing. The series has taken some hits over the years, it has changed sponsors and lost tournaments in Los Angeles and Carlsbad. This part of the season lacks the fluidity of the clay court season, often referred to as the “Road to Roland Garros”...
Via isportsweb.com
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish says US Open to be last tournament of career

NEW YORK (AP) Former top-10 player Mardy Fish says the U.S. Open will be the last tennis tournament of his career. The 33-year-old American has played just one competitive match since August 2013 as he's dealt with anxiety issues. The U.S. Tennis Association said Wednesday that Fish was using a protected ranking to gain entry to the singles field for the year's last Grand Slam event...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

ATP Tour Touches Down For BB&T Atlanta Open; Features Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish

Although the common tennis fan eagerly wait between major championships, the ATP World Tour consistently brings together top quality players to compete across the world. At last week’s ATP World Tour event in Newport, Rhode Island, Rajeev Ram earned a three-set victory over Ivo Karlovic at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. The next ATP World Tour event in the United States...
Via Attacking The Net
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish to play doubles together in Atlanta

Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish will play doubles together at the BB&T Atlanta Open next month, and Fish is also going to attempt another comeback in singles. Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion and former No. 1-ranked player, retired from professional tennis in 2012. Fish, a former top-10 player, has not played a competitive match since August 2013. He has been dealing with anxiety...
Via AP on Fox
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Fish returns to court, can't outlast Harrison at Indian Wells

  Mardy Fish, playing competitive tennis for the first time in over 18 months, battled for 2 hours, 36 minutes Thursday before losing to fellow American Ryan Harrison, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open. Fish had two match points at 15-40 in the 10th game of the third set, but Harrison wiggled free. After both held serve to force the 12-point tiebreaker...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Harrison outlasts Mardy Fish at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Mardy Fish, playing competitive tennis for the first time in over 18 months, battled for 2 hours, 36 minutes Thursday before losing to fellow American Ryan Harrison, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open. Fish had two match points at 15-40 in the 10th game of the third set, but Harrison wiggled free. After both held serve to force...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mardy Fish flips over net, gets caught (Video)

Mardy Fish had a funny moment during his return to the court on Thursday at Indian Wells. Playing his first singles tournament since 2013 after missing time because of a heart procedure and anxiety disorder, Fish was chasing down a drop shot by Ryan Harrison in the third set of their first-round match when he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams, Jack Sock to represent U.S. at Hopman Cup

  Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman Cup tournament in January. Williams won the Cup with James Blake in 2003 and Mardy Fish in 2008 and will again use the tournament as preparation for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open. Defending...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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