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The "making his way back up the rankings" thread

aceit
09-04-2005, 06:15 PM
Give me suggestions for a new title if you'd like, I'm too busy right now to think of something creative. I just thought that this thread was needed.

Mardy's playing in the Covington challenger next week. Best of luck to him.

aceit
09-04-2005, 06:17 PM
Oh wait...

From http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/football/nfl/09/02/bc.katrina.spor tsrdp.ap/

The U.S. Tennis Association canceled the $50,000 men's Challenger event scheduled in Covington, La., the week of Sept. 12. A new USTA men's Challenger event will be scheduled for the week of Oct. 24 at a site to be determined.

aceit
09-04-2005, 06:28 PM
So I guess next up is this one...

LUBBOCK CHALLENGER
LUBBOCK, TX; USA
19 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2005
Prize Money: US$ 50,000
32 DRAW

Deboogle!.
09-04-2005, 09:02 PM
Gosh. :(

Come on Mardy, you are way too good for this.

aceit
09-04-2005, 09:12 PM
I think it's smart because his ranking is so damn low. Why not win a few challengers, get a few points and his confidence back? He needs both. :(

Deboogle!.
09-04-2005, 10:13 PM
oh no, he HAS to play challengers....that's not what I meant. I agree with you - he has no choice.

I just wish he didn't have to :( He shouldn't be, he's too good to be playing challengers.

aceit
09-04-2005, 10:26 PM
I wish he didn't have to either :sad:, but hopefully they'll help a lot.

surfpinky
09-05-2005, 12:09 AM
:crying2: I think he should just take the rest of the year off :crying2:

aceit
09-05-2005, 12:36 AM
:ras: I just want to see him winning ANY matches.

I wish that after a few challengers he'll get back in the groove of things. Atleast that's what I hope because he certainly has the talent. :(

Deboogle!.
09-05-2005, 12:58 AM
I wish he didn't have to either :sad:, but hopefully they'll help a lot.Assuming he can stay healthy, it should. Winning the 2 challengers back to back was really what got James going, I think. It's also what Andre did. Mardy's also GOT to make sure he is REALLY 100% before he goes out there. If he can bag a challenger title (or two or three or four:p) and get himself into the top 100 by year-end so that he can get into the AO directly, that will be really big, so that he can start there fresh. And he ought to get WCs into a lot of tourneys in the US so that he can work his way up. Let's just hope....

I'd also somehow like for Mardy to demonstrate that he really wants it. He needs to get into better shape and work harder. It's disappointing to hear the commentators question his work ethic whenever he does happen to make it onto tv or get a little attention. Show us you want it, Mardy. :awww:

Jennay
09-05-2005, 02:35 AM
Come on, Mardy! Get back up to the top where you belong.

ataptc
09-06-2005, 04:21 AM
:( Mardy, please show us you deserve a higher ranking. All the best at the challengers :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-06-2005, 05:59 PM
Poor Mardy but lets get some wins on the board...yeah :)

Fee
09-09-2005, 09:20 PM
I think most of you know that I'm not really a Mardy fan, but in case you didn't see it in that GM thread, I did speak to Scott Humphries on the first day of the USO (we were staying in the same hotel, but I only saw Mardy there once or twice). Scott told me that Mardy had done some off-court work during his time away this summer and that he had lost some weight (he guessed about 10 pounds). He said that it was now about matches and confidence, getting back into the groove, etc. There is a little bit of soreness in his wrist, so there is a teeny tiny mental block for Mardy, but nothing much really. Anyway, here is the US Challenger schedule for the rest of the year:

Sept 19th - Lubbock, TX
Sept 26th - Tulsa, OK
Oct 10th - Sacramento, CA (I'll be at this one)
Oct 17th - Calabasas, CA
Oct 24th - TBA
Oct 31st - Boston, MA
Nov 7th - Nashville, TN
Nov 14th - Urbana, IL

Lots of opportunites for him to pick up points before the AO entry cutoff.

aceit
09-09-2005, 11:11 PM
Thanks for the info, Fee!

Deboogle!.
09-10-2005, 12:32 AM
Thanks Fee :smooch: Hopefully this will be the start of something good. What did Andre's rank drop to that time? Was it 141? Come on Mardy, show everyone you really want it :)

liptea
09-10-2005, 04:10 AM
The only thing that really excited me in this thread was that Mardy lost 10 pounds. Vamos weight loss!

Just kidding. I miss Mardy winning.

surfpinky
09-10-2005, 09:28 PM
mardy:hug:
:drink:

surfpinky
09-10-2005, 09:30 PM
I think most of you know that I'm not really a Mardy fan, but in case you didn't see it in that GM thread, I did speak to Scott Humphries on the first day of the USO (we were staying in the same hotel, but I only saw Mardy there once or twice). Scott told me that Mardy had done some off-court work during his time away this summer and that he had lost some weight (he guessed about 10 pounds). He said that it was now about matches and confidence, getting back into the groove, etc. There is a little bit of soreness in his wrist, so there is a teeny tiny mental block for Mardy, but nothing much really. Anyway, here is the US Challenger schedule for the rest of the year:

Sept 19th - Lubbock, TX
Sept 26th - Tulsa, OK
Oct 10th - Sacramento, CA (I'll be at this one)
Oct 17th - Calabasas, CA
Oct 24th - TBA
Oct 31st - Boston, MA
Nov 7th - Nashville, TN
Nov 14th - Urbana, IL

Lots of opportunites for him to pick up points before the AO entry cutoff.

thanks fee :]

go mardy :drink:

ataptc
09-11-2005, 06:54 AM
Thanks Fee.. At least he made good use of his time by working out! Good luck to Mardy on the challenger circuit and I hope he manages to get his confidence back and get into main draws of tournaments where he should be!!

Deboogle!.
09-12-2005, 03:05 AM
Unfortunately I guess you keep going down before you go up :( Mardy actually had 2nd round points to defend at the USO, so losing in the first round cost him 30 points and 14 spots in the rankings. He's now 153 :sad:

Also unfortunately is that Delray Beach last year was after the USO And Mardy won a round so he will lose points. :( Mardy also won a round each at Madrid, St. Petersburg, and Paris, so he will lose even more points :(

ataptc
09-12-2005, 03:36 AM
Mardy :sad: I hope he doesn't go down any lower

liptea
09-12-2005, 10:33 AM
Unfortunately I guess you keep going down before you go up :( Mardy actually had 2nd round points to defend at the USO, so losing in the first round cost him 30 points and 14 spots in the rankings. He's now 153 :sad:

Also unfortunately is that Delray Beach last year was after the USO And Mardy won a round so he will lose points. :( Mardy also won a round each at Madrid, St. Petersburg, and Paris, so he will lose even more points :(
Deb, you have to think positive. As in, his hair is growing back and he lost weight!!!!!!!!!

aceit
09-13-2005, 12:48 AM
Deb, you have to think positive. As in, his hair is growing back and he lost weight!!!!!!!!!
Boo I like his hair as it is now.

Baldfish, no. Short hair, yes.

Aleksa's Laydee
09-13-2005, 10:01 PM
Out of the top 150 :eek:

Poor Mardy :sobbing:

Thanks Fee

Jennay
09-14-2005, 01:51 AM
teeny tiny mental block
Well, ain't that the understatement of the decade.

Jennay
09-14-2005, 01:52 AM
mardy:hug:
:drink:
Marday does not need beer, Nat! Don't influence him!

liptea
09-14-2005, 09:47 PM
Boo I like his hair as it is now.

Baldfish, no. Short hair, yes.

If I was a fish, I'd be one of those puffer fish.

I like it the way it was when he and Andy did a high-five at net. And then I like it when it is in that little ponytail, not the big one with all his hair. Just half his hair. It doesn't matter; he is cute when he isn't baldfish.

ONE FISH
TWO FISH
LAUREN FISH
BALDFISH.

surfpinky
09-14-2005, 10:03 PM
Marday does not need beer, Nat! Don't influence him!
b-b-b-b-b-but jen! what about our fantasy :awww: mardy in bed with michelob beer :awww:


If I was a fish, I'd be Natalie Fish.

Fee
09-14-2005, 10:55 PM
Mardy has apparently withdrawn from the Lubbock Challenger next week. I'm not sure if the source for this is entirely reliable, so I'll let you know if I hear anymore.

Deboogle!.
09-14-2005, 11:51 PM
nooooooooooo :sad:

Jennay
09-15-2005, 12:32 AM
:crying2:

aceit
09-15-2005, 01:10 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Rest up Mr. Fish.

ataptc
09-16-2005, 04:31 AM
That sucks :sad:

Deboogle!.
09-16-2005, 04:38 PM
Yeah, he's definitely out of Lubbock now :( :(

aceit
09-17-2005, 02:10 AM
:sad:

Carito_90
09-19-2005, 12:27 AM
Mardy :hug: :hug: :hug:

This is so unfair for him :sad:

Deboogle!.
09-19-2005, 02:05 AM
Unfortunately, with the Delray points from last year coming off and Mardy actually won a round there last year..... so he dropped 5 more spots to 158 :sad:

renee_chin
09-19-2005, 02:13 AM
Do we know why Mardy pull out of Lubbock?

Deboogle!.
09-19-2005, 02:22 AM
Nope, not sure of the official reason, but his wrist seems the most likely explanation :(

ataptc
09-21-2005, 10:57 AM
It's taking a long time for his wrist to heal :(

Deboogle!.
09-21-2005, 04:01 PM
Well it sounds like he may have tried to take the easy route - he saw 2 doctors, one suggested this minor surgery that he had and one suggested a more major one that would've kept him out for the year (remember when Mary Carillo was originally reporting that?). he went for the more minor surgery and may have cost him bigtime in the longrun. But how was he to know?

So, poor Mardy :hug: Let's just hope he takes the time he needs to really get it better and also maybe it'll give him time to decide if he really wants this. I mean he doesn't have to look any further than one of his very best friends to see that it's all possible to come back - if you really want it.

Jennay
09-21-2005, 09:38 PM
Come back, Mardy! :sobbing:

renee_chin
09-22-2005, 02:08 AM
Don't forget - there's also the case because of his own stubborness, playing RG, where he practically had to play with one hand, and his falling down to get it seriously done didn't help matters :(
He's always rushing back, isn't he? Why not let it healed completely before playing again?! :sad:

Deboogle!.
09-22-2005, 02:36 AM
What sucks is that if he hadn't played in the French, he'd have an injury protection ranking that would not include the Olympics falling off so he could've been top 100 when he came back, but noooooooooooooooo. :sad:

ataptc
09-22-2005, 11:11 AM
Oh yes I forgot that he had played in RG.. Big-time mistake :sobbing:

liptea
09-22-2005, 05:28 PM
What sucks is that if he hadn't played in the French, he'd have an injury protection ranking that would not include the Olympics falling off so he could've been top 100 when he came back, but noooooooooooooooo. :sad:

boo hiss Mardy.

Deboogle!.
09-24-2005, 02:21 AM
Well Mardy's site has officially announced it... he had another surgery earlier this week and is out til February....

We love you Mardy, get better, ALL better, and then talk to your buddy James and get pumped to come back and better than ever :)

Maia
09-24-2005, 02:13 PM
:sad: Get well soon Mardy!!

snaillyyy
09-24-2005, 02:34 PM
:sad: Poor Mardy..but hopefully this one will be what he needed. :hug:

aceit
09-24-2005, 03:04 PM
Oh man during the DC tie yesterday Cliffy said something about the other Americans excluding Andy that haven't quite risen to the occasion as a DC pick, and he mentioned James, Robby, and Taylor but he couldn't think of the last American. I was screaming at the tv "MARDY MARDY MARDY MARDY MARDY!" And then a minute later he said "oh sorry, and Mardy Fish" and he explained how Mardy came through the last time they were in a situation like this yadda yadda yadda.

snaillyyy
09-24-2005, 03:09 PM
:mad: Cliffy you disappoint me!!!! We dont ever forget about Mardy!!

aceit
09-24-2005, 05:09 PM
Atleast he remembered after a minute, Brad was stupid and didn't know either. :ras:

Jennay
09-24-2005, 10:13 PM
FEBRUARY?? :sad: :sad: :crying2:

There's no point in me going to Delray Beach now. :sad: Please heal well, Mardy. :hug:

Fee
09-26-2005, 06:14 AM
Looks like they are shooting for San Jose, the week after DC. I am sure that tournament would give him a wildcard.

ataptc
09-26-2005, 06:44 AM
:sad: Poor Mardy..but hopefully this one will be what he needed. :hug:
I hope so too :(

liptea
09-26-2005, 08:09 AM
I liked when Brad was talking today and Cliffy was like, "SSSSHHHH."

Cliffy got an ATTITUDE.

aceit
09-26-2005, 10:32 PM
He did that on Friday too I believe!

Snaps for Cliffy.

surfpinky
09-26-2005, 10:57 PM
mardy :crying2:

ataptc
09-27-2005, 07:47 AM
I liked when Brad was talking today and Cliffy was like, "SSSSHHHH."

Cliffy got an ATTITUDE.
:lol:

Noelle
09-27-2005, 09:29 AM
Poor Mardy! I've been reading through this thread since I spotted it in "New Posts" a while ago, and this year has really been tough on him. :sad: Best of luck to him and I hope he'll make a full recovery. Kudos also to his fans who've stuck by him. :yeah:

HEiKE
09-27-2005, 06:06 PM
Awww, poor Mardy. It's so sad he's out until February. Hope his wrist will heal well now. Get well soon, Mardy! We miss you on the tour!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-27-2005, 08:39 PM
Feb...:sad: :sobbing:

simpletennis
09-30-2005, 07:02 AM
aww, poor mardy. it must suck. first he has this whole losing by the 2nd round thing in the beg. of the yr, and then he has a wrist injury that puts him out the rest of the year!! i saw him earlier this year, he lost, but i'm still proud of him for trying to play well!!

surfpinky
10-01-2005, 04:54 PM
:crying2:

Deboogle!.
11-07-2005, 05:27 AM
A small update was posted on Mardy's site relatively recently that he's doing a lot of different things including hitting, fitness, and therapy with the hopes of being back early next season. Let's hope this is true and that he's really really committing himself :)

He's gonna have a looooonnnnnnng way to go, unfortunately, and he's gonna have to hope he gets some WCs into the US tourneys, he'll even need WCs into challengers I think :(:(:(

ataptc
11-07-2005, 02:41 PM
Hope he comes back fitter than before and can build up his confidence.. At least he's American and there's lots of US tourneys that he can probably get WCs into :)

FishLover4
11-07-2005, 04:41 PM
YEAH i THINK ITS GONNA BE A GOOD BREAK FOR HIM IN THE LONG RUN.... IT WILL MAKE HIM STRONGER... :)
GO MARDY!

Jennay
11-07-2005, 11:48 PM
:bounce:

Mardy :hug: :hug:

Deboogle!.
11-08-2005, 08:52 PM
According to this article from TW, Mardy will play Delray!
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=14243&bannerregion=

He'll have to be given a WC in, but I'm sure he will be :)

aceit
11-08-2005, 11:27 PM
THAT'S EXCITING! :D

Fish reached a career-high rank of No. 17 in the world in March of 2004, but has plummeted to No. 230 after an injury-ravaged 6-11 season this year.
:sad:

I just hope when he comes back to play he's ready and not injured at all anymore.

Thanks Deb! :D

Maia
11-09-2005, 09:18 AM
I hope he'll come back healthy and strong next season!!

Deboogle!.
11-09-2005, 06:38 PM
I just hope when he comes back to play he's ready and not injured at all anymore.Me too :( :awww:

He's lucky in that the early part of the season there are lots of tourneys here in the US who will give him WCs - Delray, Memphis, Vegas, maybe even IW and Miami - and the thing is that his ranking is so low right now that even if he goes and loses first round, those 5 points will help his ranking little by little. So yeah hopefully the tourneys will be generous to him :D AND hopefully he'll be healthy and FIT and that he will have worked on his game. His right wrist has been fine all along so his FH better have improved ;)

Maia
11-10-2005, 03:01 PM
Another update from Mardy in his site's boards...nothing new, he wrote about the surgery, about not being able to play until Feb 06 and about starting to hit backhands in December

Deboogle!.
11-10-2005, 05:27 PM
aw Mardy :hug:

Jennay
11-10-2005, 08:53 PM
According to this article from TW, Mardy will play Delray!
http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=14243&bannerregion=

He'll have to be given a WC in, but I'm sure he will be :)
HECK FREAKIN' YES!

Mardy :hug:

Deboogle!.
11-20-2005, 05:39 PM
Mardy played doubles and mixed doubles at the Gullikson Swingtime event yesterday....:D

aceit
11-20-2005, 05:50 PM
Awesome!

But I hope he felt okay.

Deboogle!.
11-20-2005, 05:59 PM
Hopefully :D

This is a little blurb from an article about James (who minorly hurt himself last week and had to sit out the exhos yesterday):

Blake left the J-Block at home for Swingtime, but spent time cheering on his doubles partner Mardy Fish, who is rehabilitating a left wrist injury. Both players said they will be ready to play in warmup tournaments Down Under while gearing up for the Australian Open in January. :D:D:D

aceit
11-20-2005, 06:22 PM
That right there made my day.

And yay for FLAKE!!!!!!!!!! :D

Deboogle!.
11-20-2005, 06:29 PM
WOOT. :rocker2:

ataptc
11-22-2005, 03:02 PM
good news! Can't wait to see him back in action and WINNING

surfpinky
11-24-2005, 01:14 AM
:D mardy :hug:

Jennay
11-24-2005, 05:43 PM
YAY MARDY!! :hug:

Too bad I didn't go to the charity event. Oh well, as long as he's recovering well!

liptea
11-26-2005, 05:03 AM
I like Mardy. I'm glad he's not broken anymore.

16681
11-28-2005, 05:24 AM
Yes it will be good to see Marty back. He had to be out a long time. But he should be ready for 2006 and start working his way back up in the rankings :)

renee_chin
11-28-2005, 10:47 AM
Yes it will be good to see Marty back. He had to be out a long time. But he should be ready for 2006 and start working his way back up in the rankings :)
To quote a best friend of mine -- that would be Mardy with a D :p

Deboogle!.
11-28-2005, 03:22 PM
Andy is your best friend!!?!!? :lol: J/k.... but in the Cincy finals, in his speech, he called him that too ;)

PinkFeatherBoa
11-28-2005, 09:48 PM
OK so I saw the news a little late, but that is truly good news.

I've been neglecting my Mardy love. :(

renee_chin
11-29-2005, 12:12 AM
Andy is your best friend!!?!!? :lol: J/k.... but in the Cincy finals, in his speech, he called him that too ;)
:secret: Maybe :p

Deboogle!.
11-29-2005, 12:36 AM
It's ok Jenny, Mardy will forgive you :lol:

LOL Renee ;) I won't tell :p

Jennay
11-29-2005, 01:59 AM
No worries, I've been filling up all of Mardy's empty holes with my love. ;)

Deboogle!.
11-29-2005, 02:58 AM
No worries, I've been filling up all of Mardy's empty holes with my love. ;)Don't you mean he's been filling yours?


SORRY I HAD TO :sobbing:

ataptc
11-29-2005, 05:12 AM
:lol:

surfpinky
11-29-2005, 08:40 PM
Don't you mean he's been filling yours?


SORRY I HAD TO :sobbing:
|:

Jennay
11-29-2005, 09:54 PM
Don't you mean he's been filling yours?


SORRY I HAD TO :sobbing:
:snort: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Deboogle!.
11-29-2005, 10:32 PM
I was waiting for you to see that :lol:

16681
11-30-2005, 10:30 PM
It will be nice to see Marty back on the tennis courts again :) My favorite memory of him on court is when he won the Silver Medal :cool:

Deboogle!.
12-01-2005, 02:22 AM
:sad:

renee_chin
12-01-2005, 02:29 AM
On the contrary, I found that Silver Medal achievement somewhat a heart-breaking one... Somehow, the Gold medal just slipped away from him - it could've been his... OK, let me make a bold move and say, it SHOULD BE his...

Don't get me wrong, it's a great achievement and all, but I just thought Mardy should've got the highest honor, instead of taking 2nd place there...

Deboogle!.
12-01-2005, 03:40 AM
On the contrary, I found that Silver Medal achievement somewhat a heart-breaking one... Somehow, the Gold medal just slipped away from him - it could've been his... OK, let me make a bold move and say, it SHOULD BE his...

Don't get me wrong, it's a great achievement and all, but I just thought Mardy should've got the highest honor, instead of taking 2nd place there...I concur whole-heartedly, hence my previous post.

Also, he hasn't won 2 matches in a row since.... and that's just as heart-breaking, if not moreso.

16681
12-01-2005, 04:02 AM
Well maybe I don't have a high enough standard, but I think out of all the tennis players from all the countries that were there--a Silver Medal is something to be proud of. The down side I see to it is that there are now studies on a letdown some even go as far as to say a depression after the Olympic Games. Maybe that is why Marty has has trouble winning after the Games? And I don't know if it would have been better if he had won the Gold Medal or worse for him?

Deboogle!.
12-01-2005, 04:08 AM
Well he totally blew a match against a guy who was in much worse physical condition than, on a surface that Mardy should've had a huge advantage. Had he won, he may have had a letdown, but it wouldn't have mattered b/c he would've won the GOLD MEDAL! Not that silver isn't great, it is, but, he was sooooooo crushed after that match, I'm getting sad thinking about how he looked in the pics. Mardy :hug:

renee_chin
12-01-2005, 04:46 AM
Well he totally blew a match against a guy who was in much worse physical condition than, on a surface that Mardy should've had a huge advantage. Had he won, he may have had a letdown, but it wouldn't have mattered b/c he would've won the GOLD MEDAL! Not that silver isn't great, it is, but, he was sooooooo crushed after that match, I'm getting sad thinking about how he looked in the pics. Mardy :hug:

That's what I meant - Massu was physically destroyed from the start, and you can see that he's trying desperately to slow things down from the start. Mardy knew it, and he took advantage of that. The Gold medal was within his grasp... I still don't know what happened during that evil bathroom break, but I'm convinced something did happen there because you just can't be rejuvenated after a couple of minutes. :(


If he'd have won the Gold medal, who knows, he might have gone on and achieve better things. But, with that lost, he lost his confidence as well, that's for sure... He did look a bit like his old self in the last couple of matches he played... Let's hope he's going to come back strong... :)

Deboogle!.
12-01-2005, 05:51 AM
I think Mardy's cmeback will depend on how badly he wants it. Clearly, what happened to James was a big wakeup call for him. Hopefully the same kick in the butt is what will happen for his best buddy. Mardy needs to get himself into MUCH better shape, and he needs to work on his game. He has so many fantastic weapons and strengths, so if he could just improve his forehand and movement and fitness and head, he'd be right up there with the world's best.

The questions with him in the past have been, how hard is he willing to work, how badly does he want it. I just hope he decides he really wants it. Considering how little he's been able to play in the past many many months, he should have gotten himself into incredible shape (ha) and he should've had plenty of time to work on his movement and forehand, since none of those require use of his left hand.

We will see shortly, I guess. :scared:

aceit
12-01-2005, 08:58 PM
OMG.

There are posts in the Mardy forum. :eek:

Deboogle!.
12-01-2005, 09:02 PM
:ras:

tangerine_dream
12-01-2005, 10:02 PM
OMG.

There are posts in the Mardy forum. :eek:
:lol:

Poor Mardy. When is he coming back? :sad:

FishLover4
12-01-2005, 10:18 PM
He is scheduled to play in the TTC Open in Vegas!!!!!
http://www.tennischannelopen.com/players/

16681
12-02-2005, 12:43 AM
Well we will be able to see what kind of shape he is in then and how well he is going to play. Sometimes a player misses tennis so much after they have had to be away from it so long due to an injury that they come back stronger than ever. Think of Kim after her wrist injury she really made a great comeback :)

Deboogle!.
12-02-2005, 02:43 AM
I get the feeling his first tourney back could be Delray (he'll surely get a WC into it)

Or I suppose he could do the responsible, smart thing and build some confidence playing Waikaloa (Challenger) or whatever. But it sounds like he intends to start in January so I don't think Vegas will be his first tourney (and I'm sure he'll get a WC into that too)

renee_chin
12-02-2005, 06:37 AM
he's got a WC for memphis as well

FishLover4
12-03-2005, 11:47 PM
Mardy had the same surgery on hiw wrist as Kim did... hopefully he will come back like Kim did ! :)

Deboogle!.
12-04-2005, 12:52 AM
He'll get a WC into pretty much any tourney in the US that he wants, I think. He won the silver medal, he's been in a couple big DC matches, etc, and he's popular. So yeah, he'll get into tourneys in the US for sure.

aceit
12-04-2005, 02:37 AM
Mardy had the same surgery on hiw wrist as Kim did... hopefully he will come back like Kim did ! :)
What a great way to think about it! :)

Deboogle!.
12-04-2005, 05:18 AM
From Charlie Bricker's weekly column:


Mardy Fish, trying to get back on form after wrist surgery, plans to make Delray Beach (Jan. 30) his first tournament of next season, but he's not certain to be ready to play by then.

:awww:

surfpinky
12-04-2005, 05:39 AM
:crying2:

aceit
12-04-2005, 11:11 PM
Poor Mardy. :sad:

Jennay
12-05-2005, 01:23 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

ataptc
12-06-2005, 09:39 AM
:sad:

surfpinky
12-06-2005, 05:34 PM
mardy says grrrr.
http://images.supersport.co.za/fish005s.JPG

aceit
12-07-2005, 09:54 PM
Mardy also says...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/lbr11/ohnoez.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/lbr11/pretty1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/lbr11/wtfmardy.jpg

Deboogle!.
12-07-2005, 10:00 PM
You're my hero, Lauren

surfpinky
12-07-2005, 10:18 PM
siiii!
http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_2862_gallery.JPG

aceit
12-07-2005, 11:11 PM
HOLY SHIT I NEVER SAW THAT ONE BEFORE!

lolz

surfpinky
12-07-2005, 11:25 PM
|:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/surfpinky/other/dance4.gif

Deboogle!.
12-08-2005, 03:53 PM
Serious injuries wreck season of promise for Mardy Fish

By KEVIN VAN BRIMMER
kevin.vanbrimmer@scripps.com
December 8, 2005

VERO BEACH — This was supposed to be a career year for Mardy Fish. Instead, 2005 turned out to be one of the toughest and most disappointing in his tennis life.

The ATP tour pro and former Vero Beach resident was coming off a 2004 season in which he played in the Davis Cup finals for the United States, won the silver medal at the Athens Olympics and picked up former pro tour star Todd Martin as coach.

"It would have been nice to make a move into the top 10 in the world," Fish said. "That's always been a goal. It was definitely frustrating knowing that after switching coaches to (Scott) Humphries and Todd that we weren't going to get to see where we could go. It didn't seem fair.":awww: :hug:

Fish, who is in Vero Beach this week for his third annual exhibition match benefiting the Adopt-A-Family program, learned quickly that life sometimes isn't fair.

Having climbed to the 17th spot in the world singles rankings by the end of 2004, Fish was poised last spring to begin his move to the world's elite players.

In early May, he tweaked his left wrist during practice in Rome two days before his opening match in the French Open, which he went on to lose.

By the end of September he'd undergone two surgeries.

Although he hasn't played a tournament since the U.S. Open in August, Fish said he hasn't been taking it easy. His only limitation is he can't hit his most powerful stroke, the two-handed backhand.:):(

Fish said the rehab hasn't been easy, especially during those times when he would drop practice points to players he knows he can beat.

"I went through times when I didn't want to play and didn't want to do anything," Fish said. "But when I didn't want to play, I still went out there. I'm trying to develop the weaknesses I have and make them strengths. I've been working on forehands and volleys. The forehand has definitely been something to work on.:D

"Maybe (the injury) was a blessing in disguise. It gave me the opportunity to work on things. I hadn't hit a backhand slice before but that's been something I've worked on.":yeah:

Martin said he has seen Fish improving his all-around game. When the veteran tennis pro first met with Fish in the fall of 2004 to discuss teaming up, improving Fish's forehand was on the list of goals for Martin.

And he said the time off might have helped Fish grow as a professional.

"I think Mardy did a very good job of accepting what the situation was," Martin said. "Despite knowing he wasn't going to accomplish as much as he hoped to at the beginning, he did a lot of things right. He certainly grew physically. He's a much better athlete now than he probably ever has been.:yeah::yeah::yeah:

"He learned a fair bit about the game and how to be professional. Those are great lessons to learn. If it took this overdose of reality for that, then yeah, maybe the injury was a blessing."

Fish said he expects to be ready for the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships at the end of January. He said not to expect to see him take it easy during Saturday's exhibition match with Martin.

"I'm going to push myself, and I'm going to try to beat him," Fish said. "Then when I do, I can have bragging rights that I beat him without my (two-handed) backhand.":lol:

MARDY FISH

Age: 24

Residence: Tampa

2005 record: 6-11

Notable: Underwent two wrist surgeries this year. ... Was ranked No. 17 in the world entering 2005. ... Won silver medal at 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... Played for the United States in the Davis Cup finals in 2004. ... Attended Vero Beach High School for three years.

surfpinky
12-08-2005, 06:08 PM
:sad:

"I think Mardy did a very good job of accepting what the situation was," Martin said. "Despite knowing he wasn't going to accomplish as much as he hoped to at the beginning, he did a lot of things right. He certainly grew physically. He's a much better athlete now than he probably ever has been
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Jennay
12-08-2005, 11:54 PM
:sad: and :D

Its so positive to know that he's trying to get in good shape and work on everything he's physically capable of. :yeah: :hug: On the flip side, how frustrating must it be not being able to hit your best shot. :sad:

Deboogle!.
12-09-2005, 01:44 AM
That's what I was hoping for - that he'd be working on the other stuff, esp. his forehand and fitness. So I think it's generally good news. All we can do now is hope that the time off made him desire it more, too :)

Dinkie
12-09-2005, 11:26 AM
I don't know if this was posted before: interview with Etcheberry on Hingis and then he talks about Mardy as well. Good news!


The Tennis Week Interview: Pat Etcheberry on Martina Hingis
12/06/2005

Pat Etcheberry: I was on court early this morning before talking to you training a couple people in the morning. Then I am booked from noon to 7:30 p.m. working with Mardy Fish, Alex Kuznetsov, Brendan Evans and Karolina Sprem. In my job, it's good to be busy, especially this time of year.

Tennis Week: Speaking of Mardy Fish, we saw him get to the gold medal match in the 2004 Olympics, take a lead and then lose it. It seemed he was on the verge of a breakthrough, but he's had some injuries, his fitness was questionable and now his ranking is at 225 after a high of number 17 in 2004. I'm sure he sees the success of his friends, Blake and Ginepri, and that must inspire him, but how is his fitness now and can he bounce back in 2006?

Pat Etcheberry: I I believe he can and I think he will. I think the thing with Mardy is his attitude and training in general is becoming more professional. Really it is 100 percent different than it was before. I think when he lost the final of the Olympics and then had injuries and a tough year it really motivated him and he's finally got himself in shape to the point where when people walk by the court and they don't even recognize him. And before he wasn't the most fit player and he knows that hurt his development. He started training and now he has been dedicated. I don't care what day of the year it is, he is ready to work out and now he has to go out and do as James Blake did and prove it on the court. But even some of our players here try to train with Mardy and some can't keep up and they've told me "Wow, he is a changed man." So he has been dedicated to his training and now he has to do it on the court.

Deboogle!.
04-03-2006, 01:21 AM
Shall we resurrect this thread in hopes of Mardy going back where he belongs? The best thing about his qualifying and winning a match in miami is that he didn't lose any points, so he's up 4 spots to 261.... but the good news is that he has one match win the whole entire rest of the year so every single match he wins from here on out is points points points :)

aceit
04-03-2006, 09:54 PM
yay for optimism :D

Deboogle!.
04-10-2006, 04:10 AM
MARDY WON TALLAHASSEE AND MOVED UP 49 SPOTS!

up to 212. Movin' on up!

Aleksa's Laydee
04-10-2006, 12:28 PM
aww brilliant stuff...keep on going mardy :D

surfpinky
04-16-2006, 10:54 PM
:D :D :D

Katdiva7
04-17-2006, 12:35 AM
Is it 120 now? :)

Deboogle!.
04-17-2006, 04:19 AM
121 officially, up 91 spots :D

Aleksa's Laydee
04-18-2006, 12:01 AM
not long till the top 100 beckons :D:D

Deboogle!.
04-18-2006, 12:38 AM
Nope, just a good challenger or two away :)

Deboogle!.
04-24-2006, 01:00 AM
Mardy's QF at Bermuda was only good for 4 spots.... 117 now. He's got 1 more tourney (atlanta) til the Halle/Queens cutoffs and then he has Tunica before the Wimby entry cutoff, so he really needs to do well to try to get assured direct entry.

Aleksa's Laydee
04-25-2006, 01:32 AM
oh god its really tight :sad:

Deboogle!.
05-14-2006, 11:20 PM
up 16 spots to 97 - Wimby entry is a sure thing! :woohoo:

surfpinky
05-15-2006, 12:40 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :yippee:!!!!!!

aceit
05-15-2006, 02:19 AM
DOUBLE DIGITS!!!!!!! :D

snaillyyy
05-15-2006, 03:05 AM
:dance: So freakin happy for him! :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
05-16-2006, 10:33 AM
97!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Fee
05-16-2006, 06:27 PM
Mardy has officially entered the Surbiton Challenger. Looks like he will be one of the top seeds there.

Deboogle!.
05-16-2006, 06:33 PM
:yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
05-16-2006, 10:15 PM
Mardy has officially entered the Surbiton Challenger. Looks like he will be one of the top seeds there.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

omg this is the best news EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im going to finally get to meet him *faints* :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

aceit
05-16-2006, 10:52 PM
Woohoo that's great for you!

Go Mardayyyyyyy!

surfpinky
05-16-2006, 11:22 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

omg this is the best news EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im going to finally get to meet him *faints* :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
:woohoo: :yippee:

Aleksa's Laydee
05-17-2006, 11:55 AM
:o excuse my little excitment outburst ;)

Deboogle!.
05-17-2006, 04:26 PM
That's okay! :D

aceit
05-17-2006, 10:55 PM
:o excuse my little excitment outburst ;)
it's totally understandable :)

Aleksa's Laydee
05-18-2006, 03:29 PM
i love the WC selectors at queens club they gave him the last wild card :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Deboogle!.
05-18-2006, 03:47 PM
:eek: They DID???????????? well that is fantastic!!

Aleksa's Laydee
05-18-2006, 09:55 PM
yep says so on the homepage on mardys site

Jennay
05-19-2006, 08:51 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Deboogle!.
06-12-2006, 12:26 AM
Mardy's win in Surbiton made his ranking jump 13 spots to 86:D

aceit
06-12-2006, 09:58 PM
moving on up :D :D :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-13-2006, 01:41 PM
86 yaaay

Deboogle!.
08-07-2006, 04:42 PM
64! :banana: And most of the rest of the year is 100% gravy for him :D

ataptc
08-08-2006, 02:42 AM
:banana:

Deboogle!.
08-21-2006, 09:17 PM
Mardy's up to 60, up 5 spots :D moooooooooovin on up! :banana:

ataptc
08-22-2006, 07:28 AM
oh yeah :D

Deboogle!.
10-23-2006, 04:27 PM
top 50, BABY!!!!!!!!!!!