Mardy Fish has become the number one ranked American Tennis player at this current time after leap frogging Andy Roddick to the number one ranked US player. Fish is the current world number eight. From Minnesota, the thirty year old Tennis star has been on good form over the last two years, seemingly to get better with age. The hard court specialist was however handed a significant blow this week as he has been unable to enter into the 2012 French open championships.
Although the cause and extent of the injury is being withheld by the Americans camp, it is the understanding of many that he is suffering from a number of niggles and that fatigue has played a key factor in keeping him out of this year’s tournament. Fish has not made an appearance on court for over a month since the big serving American dropped out due to more fatigue issues.
Fish remains positive and hopeful of getting fit in time for Wimbledon where he reached last years quarter finals before losing to prolific Spanish tennis star and world number two, Rafa Nadal. Fish, an Olympic silver medallist is also hoping to return to the court in time to compete in the London 2012 Olympics. The American believes a good performance at Wimbledon can propel him into mounting a serious challenge at the upcoming Olympics. After losing over 30 pounds of weight in 2010 fish has seem significant improvements in his game, most notably his fitness and speed around the court, however his issues of fatigue seems to be stunting his development and at thirty years old, Fish’s chances of securing a grand slam or Olympic gold seems to be short should he spend much more time off the circuit due to injury.