Mardy Fish

Born Dec 9, 1981
Nationality United States United States

Born in Edina, Minnesota, USA on December 9 1981, Mardy Fish, a right-handed tennis player, finished top 50 a couple of times since early 2000. He started with a strong standing. He won 12 of his 16 matches including his semifinals in Auckland and Grand Slam in the quarterfinal rounds at the Australian Open. After the succeeding victories, he unfortunately suffered shoulder, foot and knee injuries which greatly influenced his 3-13 record in the preceding five and a half months. But he rebounded when he exerted effort for a runner-up position in the New Haven.

Mardy is born to Tom, a professor, and Sally, a housewife. Her younger sister, Meredith also plays tennis at Flagler College, Florida. The whole family moved to Vero Beach from Minnesota when Mardy was 4 years of age. For the first three years he attended Beach High School and transferred to Boca Prep in Boca Raton for his senior year. He also got to play the same high school basketball team with Andy Roddick and lived with the Roddick’s for a year. He is a big fan of the 2004 Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

Now, Mardy Fish concentrated full time with his tennis career. He trains at Saddlebrook Academy along with Blake and Morrison. Mardy holds a record of 5-5 in the Davis Cup with 4-4 in singles (six ties). He was given the title as the ATP Comeback Player of the Year in 2006. His is coached by Kelly Jones, former ATP pro and trained by Rory Cordial.

In 2005, the American player suffered another wrist injury and underwent three surgeries. The experience disallowed him to enter three tournaments after Roland Garros. It suddenly dropped his ranking compared to his good start since 2001. But his best results so far in that year was the quarterfinals in Washington and somehow improved his record to 12-14 on hard court, 5-3 on grass, and 4-0 on clay.

Currently, Fish is ranked at No. 8 as of August 22, 2011. The highest he has ranked is at No. 7, which he achieved a few days prior to slipping a rank lower. His record shows 265 wins against 190 losses, and he has a total of 16 titles to his name. Although Fish has not yet earned a single Grand Slam title, he has reached the Quarter final round of the Australian Open, US Open, and Wimbledon.

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