Mardy Fish revealed in May that he had been suffering from a heart arrhythmia and that he underwent an electrophysiology procedure to “re-wire” his heart. Fish is playing the Western & Southern Open this week and spoke to media on Monday about his physical condition. Here are some excerpts from his news conference:
Q. With respect to coming back this year, you about 75% or all the way back?
MARDY FISH: No, my practices, I’ve tried to keep them as normal as possible. You know, one of the things with trying to just get your fitness level back is you got to push it more and more. That sometimes has been a little hard mentally.
But, you know, I mean, everything’s checked out okay. Past few weeks have been good minus the ankle injury in Atlanta.
Couldn’t have asked for a better couple weeks after that considering I wasn’t able to move around for eight days or so to make sure that it was okay. Couldn’t practice, couldn’t train at all, and that’s hard going into tournaments where