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Mardy Fish Final Record? Why Cant Mardy Win Finals?

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gonna be worse after tonight. cilic will rip him a new one.

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I think he's 2-8 in finals.... he's a total headcase and his serve breaks down a lot. Not much more to it than that.

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He's an incredible choker. Should be a gold medalist.
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lucky he's playing a newbie in finals today. could give him the egde.
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and an AMS winner.
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Because he doesn't have heart. Unlike say, the Bryan Brothers who also have no heart, he doesn't have the skills to win in spite of that.

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Too bad this fish, all the talent in the world and its the mental side stopping him from global domination.

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I don't see why 2-9 for Fish is so surprising. Fish's talent level is such that he should never be in finals to begin with. Thus rarely--if ever--is he favored to win once he gets there. I'm surprised he isn't 0-11, frankly.
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He can't win finals because he sucks. MaggieMay's post is a perfect description of Fish.



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Every time I see this guy's name I remember Indian Wells.
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I don't see why 2-9 for Fish is so surprising. Fish's talent level is such that he should never be in finals to begin with. Thus rarely--if ever--is he favored to win once he gets there. I'm surprised he isn't 0-11, frankly.
that's funny. He has mental strength the size of a fruit fly, but he has incredible natural hitting ability on his backhand and serve and he is a very capable volleyer. His forehand is abysmal even after multiple retoolings and he is slower than he should be, but to say he's not talented enough to be in finals is ridiculous. And anyway, many of the finals he's lost were not due to any level of talent.... when you're in a winning position and blow it or simply come out and play like utter trash (even by his own level/standard), it's not about talent, it's about between the ears.

Fish also has a huge issue with his first serve - it routinely comes in well under 50% match after match. It's unacceptable and inexplicable considering his motion is so smooth and sound. But he gets into a final and his serve tends to break down even more. When you start the match without any first serves and a doublefault on break point, it's pretty inauspicious and again has nothing to do with any kind of talent level.

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Yeah, it's a poor record, but he has been a little unfortunate with some of the title opposition he has had to face. Djokovic, Blake, Federer, Roddick (twice) and Rusedski. But Massu (and maybe Gambill)?

Deb - as fluid as his service motion is, I think he is dropping his shoulder too early? Or maybe his recurring knee problem is causing him to "hold back" a little (almost psychologically) on the launch?
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that's funny. He has mental strength the size of a fruit fly, but he has incredible natural hitting ability on his backhand and serve and he is a very capable volleyer. His forehand is abysmal even after multiple retoolings and he is slower than he should be, but to say he's not talented enough to be in finals is ridiculous. And anyway, many of the finals he's lost were not due to any level of talent.... when you're in a winning position and blow it or simply come out and play like utter trash (even by his own level/standard), it's not about talent, it's about between the ears.

Fish also has a huge issue with his first serve - it routinely comes in well under 50% match after match. It's unacceptable and inexplicable considering his motion is so smooth and sound.
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I heard its bad...

Poor Old Mardy, the new henman.
Jeez Ivan, Henman is about 1000 times better than Fish.
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