Who doesn’t love a good comeback story?
This one has all the classic elements. An aging underdog sidelined with a devastating injury works hard to achieve personal and professional goals and to the surprise of almost everyone comes back better and stronger than ever. Sounds like a movie? It’ll probably be made into one someday, but for now it is the very true tale of Mardy Fish, the No. 1 ranked U.S. Tennis player.
Mardy Fish (Photo by Steve Schy via Wikimedia Commons)
Mardy Fish Improved Fitness, Becomes World #1
This inspirational story of a tennis veteran with a “yes I can” attitude starts back in 2000 when Mardy Fish first joined the professional tennis tour. While he did win some singles and doubles titles, he lacked the consistency and fitness level needed to win bigger tournaments and Grand Slam events.
After a season-ending knee injury in 2009, Fish was at a crossroads. To continue playing, he needed to recommit himself to tennis excellence. No easy task considering at 30, ...