American tennis star Mardy Fish had to wait a decade to do revenge against his buddy James Blake.
Both legends met on Stadium Court at the Connecticut Tennis Centre in the Men’s Legends Event at the Connecticut Open.
Both legends exchanged jokes ahead of the legends final at the event. The 35-year old Fish got the better of his pal at the end, defeating him 6-4. He earlier defeated Mark Philippoussis by the same score earlier before repeating.
Fish spoke of their friendship for years. He revealed that they lived in Tampa, sharing a house.
“We started playing professional tennis at the same time,” he said.
“I didn’t go to college. He didn’t graduate college,” he added. Continue reading “FISH GETS REVENGE ON BLAKE AFTER A DECADE”
Former tennis player Mardy Fish recently made an appearance to recall the events leading up to his retirement.
His last match on the court was played on a hot Wednesday morning in New York at the Louis Armstrong stadium in Flushing Meadows. The unseeded popular American favorite was engrossed in the field of play and was squaring up to the Spanish opponent Feliciano Lopez in a back breaking campaign.
Fish had lost the second set 6-2 to the Spaniard due to a faulty serve and the crowd was quieted. He went on to have multiple breaks at 2-2 and 3-3 in his fifth set only for his opponent to save them all. As the grueling game drew on, every point won by Fish was met with deafening applause but towards the end of the game, the player had began cramping up and was unable to move, this brought about the realization that these were the final moments of his career and a wide variety of emotion was registered on the faces of the crowd.
The 33-year old player had had a less impressive showing in the last 3 years of his career and this was majorly due to his heart problem and anxiety disorders. However, with a spirit of determination, the tennis star had chosen to compete at the US open because he had chosen to retire on the court. Before the commencement of the tournament, Fish had told reporters in an interview: Continue reading “THE LEGACY OF MARDY FISH BEGINS IN RETIREMENT”