MensTennisForums.com - Reply to Topic
Thread: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
11-28-2012 07:21 PM
kiriri***
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Mardy will come back on tour in February. Of course, that means he is out Australian Open

http://www1.skysports.com/news/12040...medium=twitter
10-03-2012 10:02 PM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Interesting open letter to Mardy.

Quote:
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
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/ten...#ixzz28GuF1od5
09-25-2012 10:10 PM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Hopefully, he will be back for the European indoor tournaments.
09-25-2012 05:37 PM
kiriri***
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Also Shanghai, too
09-19-2012 09:34 PM
kiriri***
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

He is out Tokyo, too Because of sick
09-03-2012 08:30 PM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Ouch, hope he is okay .
09-03-2012 07:59 PM
kiriri***
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Mardy He withdrew 4th round.
Hopefully nothing serious
08-30-2012 10:11 PM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

2nd round, Mardy def. Davy 4-6 6-7(4) 6-2 6-1 6-2


First round press conference:
08-26-2012 07:20 PM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Mardy's and Djokovic's dancing .

08-23-2012 09:56 PM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Mardy's section at the Open:

[1]R.FEDERER v D.YOUNG
[Q] v B.PHAU
A.RAMOS v [WC]R.GINEPRI
R.MACHADO v [25]F.VERDASCO

[23]M.FISH v G.SOEDA
N.DAVYDENKO v [Q]
I.KARLOVIC v [Q]
M.RUSSELL v [16]G.SIMON

Bad draw.
08-16-2012 12:20 AM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Nice win today Mardy.

Quote:
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."
08-11-2012 02:05 AM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Gasquet won the 2nd set, first set won against Mardy since 2008 .
08-11-2012 02:01 AM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Mardy looks tired, a lot of unforced errors.
08-11-2012 12:32 AM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

Mardy won in three sets and is about to play Gasquet now.
08-08-2012 01:22 AM
SapELee
Re: Mardy's 2012 cheering - clay & grass seasons, plus USO series

62 60 over Ebden, Monaco next.
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome