Mardy Fish will make a comeback in the tennis arena by playing in the Heineken Open next year. The Heineken Open will be played at Auckland. The director of the tournament, Karl Budge, has confirmed Fish’s participation.
Fish has not played any match after withdrawing from his fourth round match in the US Open against Roger Federer because of an injury. Fish struggled with injuries throughout the last season and missed a few matches because of that.
The injuries certainly had an effect on his form as well. He didn’t look in top form in any of the tournaments that he played in the last season. He had started the season by playing in the Hopman cup and his performance in that tournament was pretty poor. Out of the three round rubber matches that he played, he lost two of them. Then, he participated in the AAMI Classic where he made a good start and won his first couple of matches, but, in the third round match, he was defeated by the Australian player, Bernard Tomic.
Fish wasn’t able to make an impact in the first Grand Slam of the year, Australian Open. He won his first round match, but, got defeated in the second round. Fish had to go through a heart surgery after that and that’s why, he had to withdraw his name from the French Open.
Fish played a bit better in the Wimbledon Championship and reached the fourth round. But, he failed in getting better of the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round and was knocked out of the tournament.
Fish was looking in good form in the last Grand Slam of the year, US Open, but, unfortunately, the knee injury forced him to withdraw from the fourth round match and that proved to be the end of the season for him.
There have been speculations that Fish might decide to announce his retirement in 2013 if he again gets hit by injuries.