Mardy Simpson Fish
(born December 9, 1981, in Edina, Minnesota
) is an American
player, and Olympic silver medalist. He is a hardcourt specialist. He is one of several American tennis players who rose to prominence in the early 2000s.
Fish has won six tournaments on the main ATP Tour
, and has reached the final of three Masters Series
in 2003 and 2010
, and Indian Wells
in 2008. His best result at a Grand Slam tournament has been reaching the quarter final stage at the 2007 Australian Open
, the 2008 US Open
, and the 2011 Wimbledon
In April 2011, Fish overtook compatriot Andy Roddick
to become the American No.1 in the ATP rankings. He is currently ranked World No. 9.
Fish is the son of a tennis teaching professional and a housewife, Tom and Sally Fish. He was born in Edina, Minnesota. In 1984 a Minneapolis
TV station ran a profile of Fish, at the age of two, hitting tennis balls from the baseline over the net. In 1986, Fish's family moved to Vero Beach, Florida
. He attended Saddlebrook Academy for tenth grade, then moved to Boca Prep in Boca Raton
for his junior and senior years of high school. He, Andy Roddick
, and Jesse Levine
all attended Boca Prep International School. During 1999 he lived with Roddick's family, and the two played on the same tennis and basketball teams.
Fish turned professional in 2000 at the age of 18. He spent his first few years as a pro playing in the Challenger and Futures... Read More