71 Facts About Mardy Fish


Mardy Simpson Fish was born on December 9,1981 and is an American former professional tennis player.


Mardy Fish is one of several American tennis players who rose to prominence in the early 2000s.


At the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, Mardy Fish reached the final in the men's singles, losing to Nicolas Massu.


Mardy Fish then played in the year-end tournament for the only time in his career.


In January 2019, Mardy Fish replaced Jim Courier as captain of the United States Davis Cup team.


Mardy Fish is the son of a tennis teaching professional and a housewife, Tom and Sally Mardy Fish.


Mardy Fish attended Vero Beach High School for tenth grade, then moved to Boca Prep in Boca Raton, Florida, for his junior and senior years of high school.


Mardy Fish spent his first few years as a pro playing in the Challenger and Futures circuits.


Mardy Fish earned his first title on the ATP Tour in 2002 playing doubles in the US Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas, with Andy Roddick.


Mardy Fish's career improved significantly in 2003, when he won his first ATP singles title and reached the biggest final of his career in Cincinnati.


Mardy Fish played well in 2004, reaching the finals at the SAP Open in San Jose, California and in the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany.


At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Mardy Fish earned a silver medal having defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero and Fernando Gonzalez to reach the final.


Mardy Fish lost the final in five sets to Chilean Nicolas Massu.


At Wimbledon, Mardy Fish signaled his return to professional status as he reached the third round, defeating fellow American Robby Ginepri and Dutch player Melle van Gemerden.


Mardy Fish began 2007 by achieving his best finish at a Grand Slam.


Mardy Fish reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, losing to his old roommate and doubles partner, Andy Roddick.


Mardy Fish made waves on the first day of the tournament by knocking off Ivan Ljubicic, the fourth seed, and had an easy win in the third round when his opponent Wayne Arthurs retired in the opening set.


Mardy Fish had few problems in his first four matches, but lost in straight sets to Roddick.


Mardy Fish started off 2008 quite well at the Hopman Cup, an exhibition event in Perth, Western Australia.


Mardy Fish won against Indian Rohan Bopanna and Australian Peter Luczak, and received a walkover from Czech Tomas Berdych.


Mardy Fish fell to Jarkko Nieminen in the third round of the Australian Open after a code violation caused him to lose his composure.


Mardy Fish then went on to make a quarterfinal showing at the 2008 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, before losing to long-time friend and wild-card entry Robby Ginepri.


However, Mardy Fish lost in the final to Novak Djokovic, the third seed.


At the French Open, Mardy Fish lost in the second round to 25th-seeded Lleyton Hewitt with Mardy Fish committing 58 unforced errors, compared to Hewitt's twelve.


At Wimbledon, Mardy Fish lost in the first round to eighth-seeded Richard Gasquet.


At the US Open, Mardy Fish reached the quarterfinals, before losing to Rafael Nadal.


Mardy Fish won his fifth doubles title, partnering Mark Knowles of the Bahamas at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.


Mardy Fish then played in the 2009 Rome Masters, where he lost in the second round to Fernando Verdasco.


Mardy Fish began 2010 by winning the SAP Open in San Jose with doubles partner Sam Querrey.


Mardy Fish then complained to the umpire that it was too dark, and he then walked off the court without talking to Murray.


Mardy Fish faced Michael Llodra in the quarterfinals and Feliciano Lopez in the semifinals to reach the final.


Mardy Fish lost to compatriot Sam Querrey to finish as runner-up.


Mardy Fish won his fourth title, and first on grass, over Belgian Olivier Rochus in three sets.


Mardy Fish proceeded to win a second straight title, which was his second of the year and first on hard courts, at the Atlanta Tennis Championships.


Mardy Fish made the semifinals at his next two tournaments; 2011 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, losing to resurging, eventual champion Juan Martin del Potro, and at the 2011 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships losing to fast-rising Canadian youngster Milos Raonic in three sets.


Mardy Fish reached the third round of the 2011 French Open, his best result at the tournament so far.


Mardy Fish reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time, after beating the 2010 finalist Tomas Berdych in straight sets.


At the 2011 Farmers Classic on July 31,2011, Mardy Fish faced Ernests Gulbis for the title, having defeated fellow American teenager Ryan Harrison in the semifinals.


Mardy Fish played for the first time in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, but was eliminated in the round-robin stage.


Mardy Fish went down in the second round of the 2012 Australian Open to Colombian Alejandro Falla.


Mardy Fish made it to the third round of Indian Wells, before being defeated by Australian Matthew Ebden.


Mardy Fish later stated that his condition had made it hard for him to sleep, and his heart felt like it was going to burst out of his chest.


Mardy Fish's condition was very difficult mentally and emotionally, with periods when he could not stand to be alone.


Mardy Fish's run at Wimbledon was cut short when he lost to fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round in four sets.


Mardy Fish instead played at the Citi Open in Washington, DC, where he was the top seed and reached the semifinals.


Mardy Fish defeated Go Soeda, Nikolay Davydenko, and Gilles Simon before withdrawing for health reasons before his fourth-round match with top seed Roger Federer.


Mardy Fish did not play on tour for the rest of the season and announced before the end of the year that he would not play in the Australian Open.


Mardy Fish received a bye to the second round and defeated qualifier Bobby Reynolds in three sets.


Mardy Fish lost in the third round against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.


Mardy Fish played doubles in this event, teaming with Radek Stepanek and making it to the final, where he again lost to Benneteau, teamed with Nenad Zimonjic.


Mardy Fish did not play on Tour during 2014, due to an anxiety disorder.


In June 2014 Mardy Fish had a cardiac catheter ablation operation to correct misfiring electric pulses in his heart.


Mardy Fish made a return to competitive tennis in February 2015 at the Tennis Championship of Dallas, competing with Mark Knowles in the doubles tournament.


Mardy Fish received a protected ranking for the Indian Wells Masters, but lost in the first round to Ryan Harrison.


Mardy Fish appeared again on tour in July 2015 in Atlanta, but again lost in the first round of singles.


Mardy Fish won his first-round match of doubles in Washington, DC, partnering Grigor Dimitrov, but they conceded a walkover in the second round.


In Cincinnati, Mardy Fish won his first singles match since 2013 against Victor Troicki.


Mardy Fish teamed with Tomas Berdych in doubles, but they lost their first match.


Mardy Fish announced that he would retire after the US Open.


Mardy Fish bowed out in the second round after a valiant five-set battle with 18th seed and eventual quarterfinalist Feliciano Lopez.


Mardy Fish has played nine seasons with World TeamTennis starting in 2004 when he debuted in the league with the Hartford FoxForce, followed by two seasons with the Houston Wranglers in 2005 and 2006, two seasons with the Sacramento Capitals in 2012 and 2013, a season with the Washington Kastles in 2016, and most recently, three years with the New York Empire in 2017,2018, and 2019.


Mardy Fish's forehand was more inconsistent, though it improved toward the end of his career.


Mardy Fish married Stacey Gardner, a California attorney and "Briefcase Model" on NBC's Deal or No Deal, in a Jewish wedding ceremony in September 2008.


Mardy Fish is good friends with Andy Roddick and Bob and Mike Bryan.


Mardy Fish went to Vero Beach High School with country music star Jake Owen and remains good friends.


Mardy Fish is a fan of the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings.


The setting was center court at Arthur Ashe Stadium yesterday, and the crowd filled only half the seats as Mardy Fish took the court for the second match of the day.


Mardy Fish is regarded as one of the best celebrity golfers.


Mardy Fish is annually among the favorites at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, winning the tournament in 2020.


Mardy Fish won the Diamond Resorts Invitational in Orlando in both 2016 and 2018.


In 2022, Mardy Fish received a sponsor exemption to play in the 3M Open, a PGA Tour event in his home state of Minnesota.