Well done Mardy but OMG dont make it easy on yourself do you !!!!
Fish marches on, Dent bounced
Paris - 01/11/04
Mardy Fish and Taylor Dent, the two only Americans carrying the US flag on Monday, experienced different fates on day one of the Paris Open.
Fish, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist, scraped past Spain’s David Ferrer 6/3, 3/6, 6/2 while Dent was hammered by red-hot Swedish standout Robin Soderling in straight sets 6/2, 6/4 and 59 minutes.
Fish and Ferrer traded blows from the backcourt. The 22-year-old-American found his aim right from the outset and outran his 22-year-old opponent to conquer the opening set.
Ferrer restored parity in the second set but the American executed a tactically sound final set to coast to victory.
He now meets Romanian Andrei Pavel, the 2003 runner-up.