Fish loses to Falla in 2nd round at Aussie Open

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 17, 2012
A tempestuous Mardy Fish crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round on Wednesday, losing to Colombia's Alejandro Falla 7-6 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (6). Fish looked uncomfortable and increasingly frustrated as the match wore on, speaking impatiently to a ball kid at one point and complaining to the chair umpire on multiple changeovers about the number of times Falla had called the trainer. Falla double-faulted on his first match point in the third-set tiebreaker, but came back to win it when Fish badly missed a backhand volley. Fish, seeded eighth at Melbourne Park, is coming off a career-best season in which he cracked the top 10 for the first time and reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.
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