Mardy Fish upsets Nadal, wins U.S. Open Series

Top American Mardy Fish has already clinched the U.S. Open Series title with his victory over Richard Gasquet on Thursday. To top that, he upset No. 2 and defending U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal today. The victory moves Fish into his fourth consecutive semifinal this summer, with final appearances in his other three tournaments. Fish won the Atlanta tournament, and reached the finals in Los Angeles and in the Masters 1000 event in Canada. At the U.S. Open, will earn a $1 million bonus if he can win the U.S. Open. Prize money for the singles winner of the U.S. Open is $1.8 million. 

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Fish quietly emerges as top U.S. threat

"With the No. 1 American comes a little bit of extra pressure, but it's good pressure. It's certainly a position you want to be in. Again, it's new for me. It's not a place that I feel extremely comfortable in."

Yet right here and right now, Fish undoubtedly heads his compatriots on the circuit. He is at a career-high ranking of No. 7 after reaching the finals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal last week, losing to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic but becoming one of the few players this season to even push the Serb into a deciding set. He also has been one of the form players of the summer's U.S. Open Series events by a substantial margin, after winning the Atlanta Tennis Championships and reaching the final of the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles in addition to his run in Montreal.

Mardy Fish Beats John Isner
For Second Atlanta Title

Mardy Fish beat John Isner in the final for the second consecutive year at the Atlanta Tennis Championships, earning a 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 victory Sunday.

Fish, ranked No. 9 in the world, held off two straight match points in the second set to rally from a 5-1 deficit in the tiebreak.

Isner was trying to win consecutive events for the first time in his career just as Fish did in 2010 at Newport and Atlanta.

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Mardy Fish faced match point in the second set on Sunday, but came back to upend John Isner for the second straight year in the final of the Atlanta Tennis Championships.  Fish defended his title with a 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 victory.

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 Steve Flink: Fish Has Earned His Place At Top

He has become only the eleventh American men’s No. 1 since the official computer rankings were introduced because he is fitter and more focused than ever before.


Fish claimed the top U.S. spot in men's tennis for the first time Wednesday by reaching the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla., when he beat No. 6 seed David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2.

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Fish doing justice
to his natural talent.

Fish established his dominance with some clever serving, mixing up the pace and direction.

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Miami 2011

The Mardy Fish Foundation was established to support the youth of Indian River County. The Foundation has utilized funds from Mardy's Tennis & Jake's Music Fest to provide after school programs in the community. Thirteen schools in the Indian River County School District feature after-school programs sponsored by the Foundation. The Foundation also supports other youth organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of Vero Beach and the Youth Guidance Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of children in need in Indian River County through the establishment of positive mentoring relationships with volunteer adults.

"I’ve been so fortunate to have this exciting career and I’m amazed that in my 11th year as a professional tennis player I’m having such fabulous results, including helping the United States win the Davis Cup World Group Play-off against Colombia,” Fish said. “But what makes me most happy is that I can take my success as a tennis player and turn it into something special to help the kids of Indian River County through Mardy Fish Foundation initiatives. Whether its athletics, music, the arts, or other learning skills, every child can benefit from being exposed to new interests.”




(Sept 19 2010) Mardy Fish gives USA its third point to keep USA in the World Group.

Fish victory keeps US in World Group

Mardy Fish defeated Santiago Giraldo 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 on Sunday to give the United States an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Colombia in the Davis Cup.

Winning the playoff match on outdoor red clay means the U.S. will remain in the World Group, the top tier of the Davis Cup. Colombia was trying to qualify for the first time.

"A lot of work and a lot of sacrifice went into this," Fish said. "A year ago today I wouldn't have been able to do this. I fought as hard as I could."

Fish also became the first American to win three times in a single Davis Cup match since Pete Sampras in the 1995 final in Moscow. Fish won in Friday's opening singles and teamed up with John Isner to win the doubles on Saturday.

The Associated Press  


Mardy Fish serves to Colombia's Alejandro Falla on red clay during the opening singles Davis Cup match.

The key was staying ahead in the fifth set," Fish said. "I had some tough games to hold but was always able to stay ahead. When he had to serve to stay into it at 5-4, that's when all the pressure kicked in."

"It was a gutsy mental effort by Mardy today," said U.S. coach Patrick McEnroe who retires after this weekend. "It goes to show what being fit means."

 (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)


Birthdate: December 9, 1981
Birthplace: Edina, Minnesota, USA
Residence: Tampa, Florida, USA
Height: 6'2" (187 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs (81 kg)
Plays: Right-Handed
Turned Pro: 2000




"On the eve of their own major tournament, America has a new tennis hero, a guy with a funny name, a pleasing personality and a big serve, not to say the sort of self-deprecation that wins friends and keeps him grounded. "



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