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, Fla., tournament, which starts March 20.
''And then, after that, we'll re-evaluate, but he has every intention of playing a full schedule the rest of the year,'' Fish's agent, John Tobias, said in a telephone interview Wednesday.
''It's definitely been a long road back for him. He's had his ups and downs. But he's beginning to really get his confidence back,'' Tobias said. ''It's all a process. He's working out every day, for three to four hours a day. He's excited to get back on the court and be on the tour and be back with his buddies.''
The 31-year-old Fish wrote on his Twitter feed this week: ...