Mardy Fish says he was complaining to the umpire about the noise from Tsonga’s box.He said he directed his “I don’t speak French dumbass” comment at the umpire despite some people thinking it was directed at Tsonga.
Jo-Wilfried to his credit took it in his stride and said he would go and tell his team to pipe down.
Jo Wilfried Tsonga fought back from a two sets to one deficit against American Mardy Fish to book his place in the US Open quarterfinals where he will face Roger Federer or Juan Monaco. It took the Frenchman five sets and three hours and 45 minutes to win the 6-4, 6-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 match.
The evolution of Mardy Fish has been impressive over the last 18 months but the power and physical prowess of the Frenchman ultimately won the match. Mardy was hampered by right leg issues, calling the trainer before the fifth set, seemingly having difficulty moving to his forehand wing during the final set where he was promptly broken. Read more
It’s not uncommon for the injury list to mount before Wimbledon and the US Open and this year is no exception. The grueling clay court with minimal transition time on to grass courts cause players bodies problems as they try to adapt to the different requirements of the game on different surfaces. Likewise the hard courts are not friendly to the body and ahead of the years last Grand Slam the list of injured players is mounting.
- Novak Djokovic – Shoulder and general fatigue. Has had some issues with patella tendinitis this season
- Rafael Nadal – Large burn blisters on fingers and left foot
- Andy Murray – Sore arm
- Mardy Fish – Heel Read more
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Andy Murray has quietly moved through the Cincinnati draw and now faces Novak Djokovic for the title after he topped the in form Mardy Fish 6-3, 7-6. Murray will be looking for his second title of the season.
Fish desperately wanted to win, throwing himself on the ground and skinning his knees in the process. Read more
With his burnt finger becoming more thickened and blistered, Rafael Nadal has bowed out of Cincinnati, falling easily to the in form Mardy Fish. Fish, who won 6-3, 6-4, later said “It’s gonna be cool to tell my kids one day that I beat Rafael Nadal.” Read more
It wasn’t a pretty match but it was a win Rafael Nadal desperately needed. He needed to squeeze through a tough match and beat Fernando Verdasco 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 but what he didn’t need was to show everyone the full mental ramifications of the ‘Djokovic Effect’.
Sure Rafa’s had some injury issues which never helps a players confidence since Nole planted a seed of doubt in his mind earlier in the year on the American hard courts, Nadal has had difficulty closing out some tight matches. Since that seed blossomed it has become almost like poison ivy, crippling him in the Wimbledon final, stopping him from beating Ivan Dodig when he was in a leading position and caused him great difficulty against Verdasco. Read more
It’s almost ridiculous how many matches Novak Djokovic has won this season. Djokovic has now won his first title on his debut as the new world number one and has also become the first player to win five Masters 1000 events in one season. The Rogers Cup is also the ninth trophy the Serb has claimed this year. Nole is now 53-1 for the season with his only loss coming to Roger Federer in the semifinals at Roland Garros.
His latest victim was Mardy Fish who was rewarded for his efforts with a Rogers Cup runners up trophy and a career high ranking of number seven. Djokovic beat Fish 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 having taken advantage of his opportunities while Fish was left to rue chances gone wanting. Read more
Mardy Fish wanted to use the tournaments leading up to the US Open to try and comfortably secure himself a position in the top ten rankings and he has done so by securing a finals position after defeating Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-4 in the Rogers Cup semi final. The bad news for Fish is that his opponent is Novak Djokovic – a man who has lost one match all season and is looking to become the first man to win five Masters 1000 titles in a year. Read more
The USTA will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most people hitting a tennis ball with a racquet at 9 AM at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26th. The event is being held during qualifiers and is expecting over 500 people to join Mardy Fish on court as they attempt to set the world record.
Entry to the event will be free. You can also get free admission to watch the US Open rounds from August 23.
Rafael Nadal beat American Mardy Fish 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in the quarterfinals to book a place against Andy Murray in the semis at Wimbledon. Murray is the only player to get through the quarterfinals in straight sets.
Promisingly Nadal showed no signs of injury after he thought he broke his foot in the fourth round. Read more