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Old 06-23-2004, 02:44 AM   #1
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Some news on Mardy's hip .....

Third opinion gives Fish a chance

By Karen Crouse, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
June 23, 2004

WIMBLEDON, England -- You'd sooner mistake Mardy Fish for a Backstreet Boy than a middle-aged man.

No way do middle-aged men have shoulder-length hair that's so thick and unruly they shower before tennis matches because it's easier to coax their locks into a ponytail that way.

No way do middle-aged men produce 120-mph serves with the greatest of ease. Or admit to having been thoroughly entertained by Legally Blonde.

The thing is, the X-rays don't lie. And they show that Fish, 22, has the right hip of a 45-year-old.

The really scary thing? That qualified as good news.

Fish was petrified that Dr. Thomas Byrd, the third specialist whose opinion Fish solicited in late April, would see atrophied muscles and a lacerated labrum and insist on surgery posthaste.

The pain began the week after Fish, a former Boca Prep standout, represented the U.S. in its Davis Cup victory against Sweden at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Fish was playing Alex Bogomolov in his first match at the Clay Court Championships in Houston when a muscle spasm rocked his hip.

The spasm eventually receded. It was replaced by a sharp pain. That's when Fish got fretful.

He had reason to be worried. If you're a baseball player and you get a sharp pain in your shoulder, you think of Tommy John. If you're a tennis player and you get a sharp pain in your hip, you think of Magnus Norman.

Norman was ranked fourth in the world in 2000. The following year, he suffered a torn labrum in his left hip and underwent surgery. The procedure was performed in Nashville by Byrd, who is to tennis players' hips what Dr. Frank Jobe is to baseball players' arms.

The Swede returned to the tour, but hasn't regained his pre-surgery form. He has finished outside the top 100 each of the past two years.

In 2002, a year after winning his third French Open title, Gustavo Kuerten had the same procedure done on his right hip. Again, Byrd performed the surgery. The winner of 17 titles in the five years before the operation, he has won thrice in the three years (including 2002) since.

If you're a baseball pitcher and you have a torn labrum in your shoulder, there's an 85 percent chance you'll make a full recovery. If you're a tennis player and you have a torn labrum in your hip, there's a pall that settles over your career.

"That thought definitely crossed my mind," Fish said Tuesday at Wimbledon.

The thought took up residence in his brain like an unwelcome guest after the first two doctors he saw recommended arthroscopic surgery.

"I thought I'd be looking to come back maybe at the U.S. Open (in August)," Fish said. "I was bummed out."

He flew to Nashville to see Byrd, who didn't believe surgery was necessary. Byrd told Fish the tear was nowhere near as severe as Norman's or Kuerten's.

Byrd prescribed two weeks of complete rest and a twice-a-day rehab regimen, which Fish said he followed faithfully.

Though he was sidelined for the balance of the clay-court season, Fish considered himself truly lucky. He had caught the injury in its nascent stages. "I honestly feel like I took care of the injury," Fish said. "I feel like I got it right away, so hopefully it won't be a long-term problem."

When he returned to the court, his practice surface was grass. So Fish had that going for him. He was playing on the surface two weeks before his peers, who were at Roland Garros.

Fish's game grows on grass, as was borne out when he returned to the Tour this month at the ATP Tour stop in Halle, Germany, and reached the final. Fish won his first four matches before losing in straight sets to Roger Federer, who ran his winning streak on grass to 17 matches (he extended it to 18 Monday).

Fish met Federer in the third round last year and was the only player in the tournament to take a set off the eventual champion. "It was cool (to do that)," Fish said. "It would have been nice to be the only guy to have beaten him on grass."

Fish advanced to the second round of this year's tournament Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory against Ivan Navarro Pastor that took roughly 26 hours to complete -- 1 hour, 34 minutes of playing time on the heels of a 24-hour rain delay.

Weather permitting, Fish will play Sweden's Joachim Johansson today in the Davis Cup match that wasn't (Johansson pulled out of the Davis Cup quarterfinal with a shoulder injury).

At No. 14, Fish is the second-highest seeded U.S. men's player in this year's tournament after No. 2 Andy Roddick, his former Boca Prep teammate. Fish keeps hearing that the Americans need a solid one-two punch in the top 10 to gain the attention of the U.S. public.

Fish's response? Yeah, right. Whatever.

"I want to go at my own pace," he said. " I don't want to go at anyone else's pace. I don't want anyone to say 'Why isn't he top 10 yet?' I'm not top 10 because I haven't matured as fast as (Roddick) has. But I'm getting there."
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Fishy diagnoses aside, Mardy looks sharp
Published June 23, 2004
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WIMBLEDON, England · When Mardy Fish spun around at the baseline on Court 14 and hit the shot of the day, his family, girlfriend and coach Kelly Jones, who were settled into a section on the sideline, had every right to yell, in unison of course, "Hip, hip, hooray."

It was nearly two months ago that Fish, suffering chronic hip pain, thought he was facing the same laser operation that laid low fellow pros Gustavo Kuerten, Magnus Norman, Harel Levy and Sargis Sargsian. Two doctors told him the tear in his right labrum was that serious.

And both surgeons were wrong.

Thomas Byrd, the Nashville specialist and former University of Miami undergrad who operated on those four top 100 players, told Fish it was merely tendinitis and that if he did virtually nothing physical for the next two weeks, he'd be fine.

So here was Fish on Tuesday, pain free and playing great tennis again, racing after a perfect lob struck by Ivan Navarro Pastor, his racket poised to slap a return between his legs -- the macho shot players love to hit.

But with his Spanish opponent having raced to the net to knock off the drive, Fish instead spun and lobbed the ball back, all in one sweet motion, and it flopped down on the other side five feet inside the baseline, leaving Navarro Pastor snookered and helpless.

The British would call that cheeky. The chair umpire called it 40-15.

A set and a half later, Fish was in with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory that beat the rain and put him into the second round against big-serving Joachim Johansson of Sweden.

It was good buddy James Blake, his Tampa neighbor, who put that surprise lob into Fish's repertoire. Blake hit the same shot for a winner when he and Fish played the final of the San Jose doubles against Rick Leach and Brian McPhee.

"Nobody thinks you're going to hit a lob. They think you're going between your legs and 80 percent of the time you're not going to make that," said Fish, pulling out his mental slide ruler.

"Go on, admit it. You loved hitting that shot," I challenged him. Fish smiled slightly. "Yeah, it felt good. Just because I have that shot. I can do that shot," he said.

This is Fish's surface. He was born to grass, he can hit all the shots on it and, if he could get away with it physically, he would have played two grass court lead-ups to Wimbledon and not just Halle, Germany, where he stunned himself by reaching the final ... and getting whacked by Roger Federer 6-0, 6-3.

"I wasn't expecting to get that far and my arm was really tired. That's why I pulled out of Nottingham the next week," Fish said. He rested a few days, then got good training at Wimbledon last week.

This victory over Navarro Pastor was his fifth on grass this year against the single loss, but it's hard to assess the meaningfulness of this win. The Spaniard was playing his first Grand Slam match and, as Fish noted, he wasn't too experienced on the green stuff.

Still, this was all about Fish grooving his serve, and he did that well. He cracked 13 aces, was never broken and faced only three break points. Everything gets tougher now. Johansson's serve took him down in the semifinals at Memphis this year and it will look faster on grass. If he gets through to the third round, grass court aficionado Jonas Bjorkman could be waiting.

If Fish rolls into the second week, he could eventually run into Federer again, the man who put him out in the third round here a year ago, though not until after Fish became the only player to take a set from Federer in the tournament.

He's seeded 14th, six spots above his ranking, but that doesn't mean much. What is more important to Fish right now is that he's playing well again after getting out of fitness for the Davis Cup tie against Sweden in April and has left the hip scare behind.

"When I went to see Dr. Byrd, I was really there just to confirm from the specialist that I had to have the operation. It was a great surprise that I didn't have to have it." Would he send tickets to Dr. Byrd if he reaches the Wimbledon final? "Sure, I will," he replied without hesitation.

At 22, Fish has established himself as a top 20 player, even without good clay court results. And now, with the grass courts and hard courts dominating the rest of the schedule, he has a chance to make a move on the top 10.

His fitness is improved, his serving is strong and he's at a good place in his life with a solid coaching relationship with Jones and accompanied by the girlfriend of his dreams, Ally Browne.

They've been seeing each other for six months, thrown together by "Jim Courier's ex-girlfriend's sister." It must be a strong relationship. It has survived major football differences.

"She loves the Tampa Bay Bucs and I hate them," said Fish, who roots for the Minnesota Vikings. Both, however, are crazy about a good lob.


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The next big thing?

By JEFF GOLD
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(Original publication: July 8, 2004)

MAMARONECK — Andy Roddick is the undisputed king of American tennis. Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion and 2004 Wimbledon finalist, looks poised to join a litany of American greats such as Connors, McEnroe, Sampras and Agassi, who is currently the second-ranked American.

As Agassi's professional tennis days dwindle to a precious few, another crop of Americans are candidates to take over the second spot, which is critical in National team events like the Olympics and Davis Cup. Possibilities include the likes of James Blake, Robby Ginepri, Taylor Dent and Vince Spadea.

But there is perhaps no more talented American player than Mardy Fish, a 22-year-old resident of Tampa, Fla.

"We all want to be ranked ahead of each other," Fish said. "We like pushing each other to get higher."

Fish was in Mamaroneck yesterday, competing for the Hartford Foxforce in World TeamTennis. In front of 937 fans at Harbor Island Stadium, the Foxforce defeated the Sportimes 24-14.

Fish, ranked No. 36 in the world, has one of the top serves on tour. During the 2003 summer hardcourt season leading up to the U.S. Open, he held serve in 92 straight games. With his 6-foot 2 -inch frame, he's an imposing player, one who is well respected on tour.

"I think Mardy has as much talent as anyone on the Tour," said John Roddick, the coach of the Sportimes and the older brother of Andy. "He's got the tools and the game. He's got the ability to be a top-10 or top-five player."

Fish actually spent a year of his childhood in 1999 living with the Roddicks in Florida, and developed a special bond with Andy.

"We were both maturing as tennis players and as kids," Fish said. "We were like brothers. We fought a lot and we competed at everything, whether it was one-on-one basketball or girls. I consider him a really good friend and I'm very happy to see him achieving his goals."

Fish and Roddick will be teammates on the Olympic team in Athens, and will be playing doubles together.

"The Olympics are going to be very exciting," Fish said. "I think it will really start hitting me once I start playing some more tournaments over the summer and getting my ranking higher. Hopefully, I can do well in singles, and medal in doubles."

For yesterday, though, he was just happy to enjoy the less competitive atmosphere of World TeamTennis. In WTT, players are introduced to the crowd as members of a starting lineup, music blasts between points, and the typical tennis whites are replaced by shirts with the player's last name on the back.

"I'm really excited," Fish said. "I like atmospheres like that."
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Tennis star, Mardy Fish, talks style
Published Sunday, September 21, 2003 by Kay Renz

Naturally, Boca's been thrilled by hometown boy Andy Roddick's winning ways at the U.S. Championships and I will be sharing interesting fashion news regarding Roddick very soon, but today we turn the style spotlight on up-and- coming star, Mardy Fish.
I first heard of Fish a while back when I was chatting with some friends' teenage daughters who said he was just "soooo cute!" Never one to turn down an interview with a "definite hottie," I recently spoke with the Vero Beach native, who is getting ready to represent our country in the Davis Cup tournaments next week.
Admittedly, the tennis player's name has received numerous comments, his fans are called "Fish Heads" and there hasn't been a press interview that doesn't seem to mention his surname. Frankly, however, I find his first name more intriguing.
"I think I was supposed to be a girl," he said with a quick and natural wit. When I told him we were doing a lifestyle, not a sports interview, we both immediately started kidding about the slogan from the old Andre Agassi commercial, "Image is everything."
In sports today your marketing is almost as important as your game, and in some cases, ala Anna Kournikova, her look eclipses her on-court talent. However, with most athletes, they strive to create a balance. Curious as to how one handles that, I asked.
"I don't feel pressure," he said earnestly. "But I would be lying if I said it's just about playing the game. There is a lot more involved, this is a business."
"There are a lot of people involved," he continued. "And people try to create you, but you have to create yourself in a way that is as close to who you are as possible."
As far as fashion goes, Fish initially joked, "I don't care what they give me to wear." But followed up with the fact he likes his Nike on-court clothes to reflect his mood and that he does look everything over and chooses from the selection.
When both on-and-off the court, he prefers styles that express his outgoing personality. "I like to make people laugh and to have fun," he said. Shopping wise, you'll find him at stores like Guess and Express where he'll get advice from his sister on different looks. "Sometimes my sister puts her two cents in," he laughed. "And sometimes her advice goes right out the window." Imitating a recent reply to his sibling, "I can't wear that black shirt---it's 150 degrees out!!!"
While the mall is where you'll find him shopping for now, I assured him that as his current rank of 24 in the world steadily climbs, designers will soon be flocking to him. I told him of how many years back, Serena Williams was shopping at Neiman Marcus and we chatted about her not being able to find exactly what she was looking for. When designer Pamela Dennis overheard this, she quickly volunteered to make her something for her next event.
Skin care is another topic we touched on. Being out in the sun for such long periods of time can wreck havoc overtime. In his early 20's, Fish knows the importance of sunblock but admits that during matches he seems to towel it off and reapplication can be difficult.
A little advice I passed along is to road test a few waterproof sunblocks, apply vitamin c after any sun exposure, and implement a pomegranate supplement program, which can boost the effectiveness of your sunscreen. (For more information about the later, read Dr. Murad's latest book, "The Murad Method.")
We also touched on diet and fitness. "I don't 'watch watch' what I eat," he said. "But naturally I can't eat bad things during the season. I find that I eat a lot of pasta and steak, chicken and mash potatoes…that kind of stuff."
As with any athlete, no matter how rigorous their sport, just one activity alone will not help them develop their strength and endurance. Recently Fish began working out with a new fitness trainer at Saddlebrook, just north of Tampa. "We're doing a lot of things like running on sand and using a medicine ball," he explained.
One of the perks with being part of tennis new generation of stars is the travel. "I enjoy going to places like Paris, Stockholm and Madrid," he said. "But you hope you don't get too much time to really see things……that would mean you'd lost!"
To relax, he prefers jaunts to the Bahamas and to Roaring Gap, North Carolina. " I really love it there," he said almost wistfully. "My dad was a teaching pro there when I was a kid. It's a really small town…it's like paradise."
Currently, home is the Tampa area, where he just had a house built. Of course, I was wondering about the décor. " I picked out the furnishings…leather sofas and chairs," he said. " I have to say, for not knowing much, I did a good job!"
Fish also gives kudos to his mom and sister who "did an awesome job" with the other elements.
And what about girlfriends? And what about any famous girlfriends? "No," he laughed.
Fish does however surround himself with a strong base of friends, who are busy with college and not that into tennis.
"I think it makes it easy to stay grounded that way," he smartly confided.
With the world watching as the young guns take center court, the press is constantly speculating whether Fish, Roddick, Blake and others will be the next big thing like Agassi, Sampras and Courier.
Always modest he stated, "Who knows whether we will ever be as good as those champions, but it's very flattering to even be mentioned in the same breath with them."
Time will tell the number of Grand Slams that Fish will rack up, but with the a good head on his shoulders and innate sense of style, he already has champion written all over him.
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Roddick leader of American uprising
By KEITH NIEBUHR, Times Staff Writer
Published June 21, 2004

Open a magazine, see his face. Flip on the tube, watch an interview. Andy Roddick is everywhere. He's the darling of American tennis and with that comes a certain amount of exposure from the media, which has chronicled everything from his off-court relationships to his love of Nebraska football. Heck, he even hosted Saturday Night Live. But exactly who is Andy Roddick, the real Andy Roddick? "I know more about Andy than anyone else on tour," Mardy Fish said. "I've got a little dirt on him." Fish was 12 when he met Roddick. As a kid, he lived with Roddick's family in Boca Raton for about a year. As each has ascended in tennis to join the world's top players, the two have remained friends. Others like James Blake, Taylor Dent, Robby Ginepri and brothers Bob and Mike Bryan have joined the gang. A gang seems to be the best way to describe how the top rising American players see themselves. They are fierce rivals on the court, best buds off it. Despite being young and hungry, the chase for success has not gotten in the way. Not yet. "Jim (Courier) has said, at times he feels a little envious that we're all such good friends," Blake said. Blake and Fish live in Tampa and train together at Saddlebrook. Away from tennis, it's not uncommon to find them at Bucs, Devil Rays or Lightning games. Fish says the two go to dinner every night. He calls Blake his best friend. "He's a fun guy, he's a good-looking guy," Fish said. "He's fun to go out with because the girls always like James. I can hang behind him." On the road, most top players travel in small groups. Some go from event to event with only their coach. It can get lonely, not to mention dull, so having friends around helps. "People don't think about that," said ESPN commentator Cliff Drysdale, himself once a professional. "They also don't think about the terror of having to play all of these matches. "It's a very tough way to make a living and it's even tougher if you're out there on your own. So to have that support system by having friends on the tour who you're close to is a huge plus." At tournaments, they practice together. Many go out after matches. Cell phones keep them close when they're scattered throughout the world. "It definitely makes traveling better for them," said Fish's father, Tom Fish. "It's hard enough to go all over the world. To go by yourself would be really rough. Mardy appreciates it a lot. He's a socialite. He likes people." After a fire ripped through the players' hotel recently in Rome, the Bryans were among the first to greet Roddick when he emerged from the building. And when Roddick won his first major at last year's U.S. Open, Blake was there to witness it and Fish watched closely on TV. "I think it's very important to them (to be friends)," said John Tobias, an agent for SFX Sports, which represents several top Americans, including Roddick, Fish and the Bryans. "I was talking to one of the guys and he said that when they're on the road and the other guys aren't playing that week, it's just not that fun of a tournament. " Having similar personalities helps, but there are other common links between them. Many played team sports as children and in high school, and that sense of camaraderie has followed them into adulthood, which may explain the lack of the every-man-for-himself attitude often prevalent in individual sports. "They really do enjoy spending time together," Courier said. Davis Cup is another factor. Most of the top young Americans have played for the U.S. squad at least once, and trips around the globe have allowed the players to bond even more. "Obviously, Roddick has been the leader of the pack, but when you get him together with the other guys, he really is one of the guys," U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe said. "They spend a lot of time supporting each other. They e-mail each other. I just spoke to Blake yesterday and he said he already had spoken to Mardy. It's genuine and obviously that's helped my role (as captain)." To date, only Roddick, the world's No. 2-ranked player, has tasted fame. But, Fish, ranked 18th, is playing the best tennis of his career and might be on the verge of a breakthrough. None of the others are in the top 25 in singles, though the Bryans are highly ranked in doubles. More achievement from the group, Courier pointed out, might "throw a little different element into the mix." For now, though, the gang is tight. And they hope to keep it that way. "We couldn't just hang out with coaches all the time," Fish said. "That would get old."
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Mardy Fish will not be awed facing 120-mph serves in the ATP RCA Tennis Championships from July 19-25 in Indianapolis.

What did awe him was a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 20, the day before his opening match.

The size of the track and the speed of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series cars testing there for the Brickyard 400 on Aug. 8 were beyond his imagination. He watched some practice, then met veteran driver Kenny Wallace, who showed him the ins and outs of what goes on in the garage with his mechanics, followed by a couple of slow laps around the track in a van.

"They told me 400,000, 500,000 people at one track, and that's ungodly for how many people come and watch," said Fish, who will represent the U.S. in the Summer Olympics next month in Athens, Greece. "It's huge. Words can't even describe how big it is. I can't even tell my fans how big it is.

"It's enormous. It's unbelievable how many they can get in here. And there're four or five golf holes in the middle of the thing. That just tells you how big it is. And it's so cool. You see a car all the way down there at the end of the track on the straightaway and in less five-tenths of a second it's here. That's amazing."

Wallace, a veteran of eight Brickyard 400 starts, explained to Fish that the car speeds on qualifying day reach nearly 190 during the 2 ˝-mile lap run. Fish called that unbelievable, too, but said he would like to take a ride at that speed.

"I'd probably have to go to the bathroom afterward," he said. "I'd love to. It would be great."

Wallace, one of two younger brothers of NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace, said it was nice to meet someone from another major-league sport. He said sometimes the people in NASCAR racing get wrapped up "in our own little circus" and do not realize there are other world-class athletes vying for attention in the same city at the same time.

"It is neat that he took enough time out of his schedule to come over here," Wallace said, "because this is the week of the tennis tourney. I was impressed with that. We're so busy we don't like to take time off and do other things. I love the (St. Louis) Cardinals. I take in all the games I can."
Did Wallace ever play tennis?

"No, I am absolutely horrible at tennis," he said with a laugh.

Fish, 22, asked the basic questions about speed, laps necessary to complete a race and how the pits were handled, Wallace said. Whenever Fish is in the United States, he watches Sunday NASCAR races on television. Wallace knew Fish was a fan when Fish mentioned that Dale Earnhardt Inc. had won all the restrictor-plate races.

"I had to inform him that the Hendrick team (driver Jeff Gordon) has kind of won the last couple ones," Wallace said.

Wallace is driving the Aaron's Lease Double 0 car owned by Michael Waltrip, a new entry as Waltrip works on forming a team for the future. Fish owns a BMW and a Porsche and notes the Porsche goes pretty fast, "but not like this."

Fish is a native of Edina, Minn., but his family moved to Vero Beach, Fla., when he was 4. He attended Boca Prep in Boca Raton, Fla., for his senior year in high school and lived with the family of fellow tennis prodigy Andy Roddick. They played basketball and tennis together.

Today, they've been teammates on the Davis Cup team that defeated Sweden earlier this year and both now will play singles and doubles in the Olympics. Fish recovered from a hip ailment in time to play at Wimbledon. He was ousted in the second round while Roddick went to the finals. Roddick is the No. 1 seed in the RCA Tournament.

"It's a dream come true for us," Fish said. "We get to play on the same Davis Cup team; we get to play in the Olympics. It's so exciting for us to be able to do it together. We dreamed about it growing up."

A number of NBA players have withdrawn from participating on the U.S. basketball entry in the Olympics. How does he feel as a pro about representing his country in tennis?

"Well, people ask me all the time, what would you like to do, win a gold in the Olympics or win a Grand Slam (tourney)?" he said. "My answer always is, I think it would be pretty cool to be on the podium with a gold medal around your neck.

"It's going to be something that will be a once-in-a-lifetime thing."
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According to Mardy's site, he's in Chile for the farewell for Rios, he's playing against him tomorrow in an exhibition. cool! Hopefully he's been working really hard these past couple weeks off
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well for what it's worth, Mardy lost the match 3-6 6-4 5-7
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Aw, how nice of him to tank the match for Rios.
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Aw, how nice of him to tank the match for Rios.
just about to say the same thing!!
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Damn, Fishyboy chokes again. Stop doing that Mardy!!!!
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