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.

Associated Press

Fish doing justice
to his natural talent.

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

Richard Evans -

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  


(Sept 18 2010) Mardy Fish and John Isner give USA its second point defeating Robert Farah and Carlos Salamanca of Colombia 64 64 67(5) 63 to give the United States a 2-1 lead.

(Sept 17 2010) Mardy Fish gives USA its
first point after clinching a five-set thriller
46 61 64 36 64 against Alejandro Falla


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)


Mardy Fish may once serve in the role of U.S. Davis Cup savior when the United States takes on Colombia this weekend in Bogota.

The U.S. may have fallen out of the Davis Cup World Group in 2003 if it were not for the heroics of Fish, who is joined on the U.S. team in Colombia by John Isner, Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison.

Randy Walker, World Tennis  



Roger Federer takes the 2010 Cincinnati ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in a close match with Mardy Fish 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-4 on August 22, 2010.  The world's number two was well rested with little match time all week due to injured opponents.  After swapping two tiebreakers, the final set went to Federer on the match's only service break.



Cincinnati 2010 Interview with Mardy Fish
discussing his semi-final win over Andy Roddick:


Fish puts himself in frame for U.S. Open

American Mardy Fish has put himself firmly among the challengers for the U.S. Open, his defeated opponent and compatriot Andy Roddick said Saturday. "You're going to have the normal cast of characters as the favorites and then that next kind of tier of four or five guys and I think Mardy has played himself into that discussion," Roddick said. "I think with this week I've kind of put myself back in that discussion."

August 21, 2010  Reuters


Fish upsets Murray


Mardy Fish and Mark Knowles win the doubles final at the ATP Legg Mason Tennis Classic August 8, 2010.  Mardy has won three titles in his last four tournaments.

Mardy Fish wins his 2nd straight tournament
and 10th straight match defeating
John Isner for the title in the ATP
Atlanta Tennis Championships July 25, 2010.

Mardy Fish defeats Oliver Rochus

 to take the title in the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championship July 11, 2010.


Fish Joins Querrey In All-American Final
Mardy Fish downed fellow giant-killer Feliciano Lopez in straight sets 6-3 6-4 to ensure an all-American final at the AEGON Championships at the Queen's Club.  Fish secured single breaks in each set as the American produced a composed and confident display to beat the eighth seed and reach the showpiece match on Sunday, where he will meet compatriot Sam Querrey. 

Eurosport - Sat, 12 Jun 16:45:00 2010

"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. "


Follow Mardy as he competes in these upcoming tournaments.


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



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