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Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

04-06-2012, 11:46 PM

FISH, Mardy USA [1] vs BYE

04-13-2012, 12:45 AM
Mardy continues his poor form losing to Russell 36 16. The good news is more recovery time, rest well Mardy.

04-24-2012, 10:30 PM
Mardy Fish unsure of return to tour (

Weeks after waking up in the middle of the night feeling ill, Mardy Fish is not certain when he'll return to the tennis tour and says he could miss the French Open.

The highest-ranked American is also still trying to figure out exactly why he felt the way he did.

"I'm doing OK. We're doing lots of tests to try to figure out what's going on and what went wrong," Fish said Tuesday in a telephone interview from California with The Associated Press. "It's sort of unclear as to how or why it happened yet, but we're trying to figure it out. It's not something I'm super comfortable talking about. It certainly was a scare."

Hours after losing a match at Key Biscayne, Fla., on March 29, the No. 9-ranked Fish went to be checked by a doctor, then saw another doctor the next day. The diagnosis was fatigue, and he was ordered to take some time off. He pulled out of the U.S. Davis Cup team's quarterfinal against France the following week.

"That was really devastating and disappointing to not be able to go there," Fish said. "If you know me, you know that it had to be something pretty significant."

Fish then returned briefly, losing his opening match at a tournament in Houston on April 12.

As for his upcoming schedule, Fish said he'd like to take part in the European clay-court circuit by entering the events at Madrid, starting May 6, and at Rome, starting May 13.

But he doesn't know whether he'll be able to participate there -- or if he'll make it to the year's second Grand Slam tournament, the French Open, which begins May 27.

05-18-2012, 09:57 PM
As expected, Mardy has withdrawn from the World Team Cup in Dusseldorf.

Mardy Fish has pulled out of next week's World Team Cup in Dusseldorf and will be replaced by Ryan Harrison. Fish has been contending with an undefined illness and is questionable for Rolland Garros. The 11th-ranked American has not played since Houston in early April. He will be a groomsman at former player and TV analyst Justin Gimelstob's wedding this coming weekend.-link (

05-19-2012, 02:24 PM
Too bad Mardy pulled out of the World Team Cup. I am going and was really looking forward to seeing him play. Get well soon, Mardy!

Will be nice though to see Ryan again after having seen him play at the Davis Cup in Switzerland when I went along with the Netheads.

05-21-2012, 09:55 PM
Fish, Petkovic, Hantuchova out of French (

Four men and four women have officially withdrawn from Roland Garros with injuries or illness, the tournament reports. The men are: American Mardy Fish, Swede Robin Soderling, Spaniard Pere Riba, and Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas. They are replaced by Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic, Italy’s Simon Bolelli, and Canada’s Frank Dancevic. Fish, who has not played since the first week of April in Houston, cited the reason for his pullout as "fatigue."

05-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Not sure where to put this. Mardy finally had his illness diagnosed as a heart issue. He had a procedure to take care of it.

05-28-2012, 09:13 PM
"It felt like my heart was going to jump out of my chest," Fish told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview Sunday from his home in Los Angeles where he was recovering from a medical procedure on Wednesday, cardiac catheter ablation, to correct faulty wiring in his heart.

"It has been so scary," Fish said of the misfiring electrical pulses that caused him to jolt up in the middle of the night with extreme palpitations and which doctors described as a form of arrhythmia. It started afflicting him in February.

"During days, I'm totally fine," he said. "I can track it and work out fine. But every time I would go to bed my mind would start racing. Is this going to happen tonight? Is this going to be another night like that? It was super hard to go to sleep."

:hug: Mardy

05-29-2012, 12:29 AM
Fee, thank you very much for posting this info. Hope this procedure does solve the problem and that Mardy doesn't rush the training time.

05-30-2012, 03:08 PM
Will he be back at Queen's ?

06-06-2012, 07:03 PM
Will he be back at Queen's ?

He is out of Queen's entry:sad:

06-22-2012, 09:09 PM

[5]Tsonga v Hewitt
Roger-Vasselin v Garcia-Lopez
Lacko v Ungur
Melzer v [25]Wawrinka
[20]Tomic v Goffin
Levine v K.Beck
Ward v Andujar
Ramirez-Hidalgo v [10]Fish

Welcome back Mardy!

06-26-2012, 04:46 PM
Looks like he might not be able to continue :sad: "Fish 'Feeling Unwell' After Winning Return" (

06-26-2012, 09:23 PM
Mardy :hug:

06-28-2012, 11:21 PM
Fish pushed to the limit by Ward (

I don't know how long he will last playing in this state. It is gonna be difficult for him to defend his 1/8 points.

06-30-2012, 03:45 PM
Mardy is up two sets to love, keep it up.

06-30-2012, 04:06 PM
I haven't seen Mardy play in a while, but his forehand seems to have gotten worse :help:.

06-30-2012, 04:39 PM
Great win :yeah:.

07-02-2012, 03:35 PM
Mardy playing very well so far.

07-02-2012, 03:54 PM
Play suspended, that sucks since Mardy has all the momentum. Hope he can come back sharp.

07-14-2012, 11:46 PM
Mardy starts his title against Matosevic/Muller, full draw:

07-27-2012, 11:15 PM
Mardy draws Bjorn Phau in DC. Hopefully, he has recovered from the injury last week.

08-04-2012, 01:10 AM
Mardy is into the semifinal of DC after a 63 64 win over Malisse, Tommy Haas up next.

08-07-2012, 05:29 PM
Toronto md:

08-08-2012, 12:22 AM
62 60 over Ebden, Monaco next.

08-10-2012, 11:32 PM
Mardy won in three sets and is about to play Gasquet now.

08-11-2012, 01:01 AM
Mardy looks tired, a lot of unforced errors.

08-11-2012, 01:05 AM
Gasquet won the 2nd set, first set won against Mardy since 2008 :spit:.

08-15-2012, 11:20 PM
Nice win today Mardy.

Beyond The Baseline ‏@SI_BTBaseline

Lisa Raymond stopped by Mardy Fish for a hug. Told her the London bronze was twice as big as his Athens silver. "So yours is better."

08-23-2012, 08:56 PM
Mardy's section at the Open:

[Q] v B.PHAU


Bad draw.

08-26-2012, 06:20 PM
Mardy's and Djokovic's dancing :lol: :spit:.


08-30-2012, 09:11 PM
2nd round, Mardy def. Davy 4-6 6-7(4) 6-2 6-1 6-2

First round press conference:

09-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Mardy:sad: He withdrew 4th round.
Hopefully nothing serious:sad:

09-03-2012, 07:30 PM
Ouch, hope he is okay :hug:.

09-19-2012, 08:34 PM
He is out Tokyo, too:sad: Because of sick:sad:

09-25-2012, 04:37 PM
Also Shanghai, too:sad:

09-25-2012, 09:10 PM
Hopefully, he will be back for the European indoor tournaments.

10-03-2012, 09:02 PM
Interesting open letter to Mardy.

Bonus: Open letter to Mardy Fish

By veteran tennis writer Mike Mewshaw, originally written for "Inside Tennis".

Dear Mardy,

You don't know me, but we have a few important things in common. We both play tennis. We've had the same heart procedure, i.e. a catheter ablation, and we continue to have similar symptoms. Of course there are differences. I'm 69 years old and had my catheter ablation almost 10 years ago for what I'm told was atrial fibrillation. For months after the procedure I took a blood thinner, Warfarin, and have continued a daily dose of beta blockers to regularize my heartbeat. Recently, a new medication has come on the market, Pradaxa, which is said to be an improvement on previous blood thinners, but it also said to have serious side effects. I've decided not to take that, but I understand that this leaves me at a much higher risk for stroke.

As usual, I covered the French Open this year and was surprised to hear of your withdrawal. During Wimbledon I was even more surprised to read that you had had a catheter ablation in late May, but were already playing competitive tennis by the end of June. According to all reports, you felt fine, even if a little anxious. There was some discussion that your whole problem may have been a question of panic attacks.

Frankly this didn't make much sense to me. I can't imagine that a doctor would subject you to a catheter ablation unless there was serious coronary evidence that you needed one. It also puzzled me that you were back to playing competitive tennis after such a short period of time. None of the articles I read -- and I discussed these with the journalists who had written them after interviewing you -- mentioned whether you were on beta blockers, blood thinners or other medications. Everyone, including you, seemed to believe the situation wasn't very serious, even after you skipped one of our press conferences at Wimbledon with the excuse that you weren't feeling well. While I realize that you're younger and in much better shape than I, it's conceivable that the intensity of the competition at your level of the game, combined with the pressure and constant travel, put you at risk far greater than my own.

Now I've learned long distance -- I'm living for a month in a tiny village in France -- that you've withdrawn from your fourth-round match against Roger Federer because you suffered heart palpitations after your match against Gilles Simon. I've tried reaching out to journalists at the U.S. Open, but none seems to know much about your condition and none seems to take it very seriously. So I'm reduced to writing this letter hoping to provoke a discussion about this matter, if not with you personally then at least with fellow members of the tennis press. My motivation is quite simple; I'm concerned about your health. While I understand that professional athletes have to play through injuries, I worry that you may be either ignoring medical advice or not seeking it diligently enough. So let me ask a few questions which I believe you should have been asked months ago.

Are you on beta blockers or some other medication? Are you taking a blood thinner? Have doctors advised you about the risk of a stroke? Have your doctors discussed with you the implications of this recent episode of heart palpitations? To me this would suggest that the original procedure in May was unsuccessful and that you might have to seek alternate treatment. Have you informed the ATP trainers of the full extent of your problem, and have they arranged to have a defibrillator nearby during your matches?

Believe me, Mardy, nobody sympathizes with you more than I do. I know what it's like to lie in bed listening to your heart beat, wondering whether it's regular, and when it's definitely not regular wondering if you'll wake up in the morning. I know what it's like to go on court acutely conscious that the palpitations or arrhythmia may start out at any point. They start up at any point. If I'm jumping to conclusions and making erroneous assumptions based on my own experience, please understand that my heart -- there we go again -- is in the right place. But don't be a hero. Don't ignore the obvious. Seek prompt and thorough medical attention. And don't compete again until you're convinced that you're well. I realize a lot's on the line. You're at a high point in your career. You're still young enough to look forward to future achievements in tennis. But don't let that blind you, as it appears to have blinded the press, to the importance of asking questions and getting answers.

All the best,
Michael Mewshaw

11-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Mardy will come back on tour in February. Of course, that means he is out Australian Open:sad: