Funny to watch this on Tennis Channel and hear Lindsay commenting so sympathetically. In TTC's Year in Preview, she was eager to speak truth to power and predict Mardy's fall well before it began.
Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Re: IW R3 Ebden routines Mugdy Fish 6-3 6-4
Mardy was DIRE. That was pre-2010 Mardy Fish. Dismal forehands, serve percentage poor, terrible focus and attitude. The sound violation he made at 4 all in the second sort of summed up the match on his part and the fact he complained about it the way he did and then hit a shocking FH error to dump serve was very unbecoming and unprofessional.
I have to say, I can't hate on Ebden anymore. He's a hard nose dude. Like I said a few days ago, he's doing a great job of making the most of the limited ability he has. And no, I still do not think he's a good player. He's mediocre. But he knows how to drag the level of his opponents down and he seems like a very intelligent player.