Mardy Simpson Fish is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He specialized in hardcourt tennis. In the early 2000s, he was one of the numerous American tennis players who rose to fame.
Fish won six ATP Tour tournaments and advanced to the finals of four Masters Series events, including Cincinnati in 2003 and 2010, Indian Wells in 2008, and Montreal in 2011. His most pleasing Grand Slam results include quarterfinal appearances at the 2007 Australian Open, 2008 U.S. Open, and 2011 Wimbledon Championships. Fish reached the final of the men's singles event at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games but lost to Nicolás Mass.
Mardy Simpson Fish was born on December 9, 1981, in Edina, Minnesota, United States. Tom Fish, the player's father, was a professional tennis trainer, and his mother, Sally, was a stay-at-home mom. He has a sister named Meredith as well.
He went to Vero Beach High School before moving on to Boca Prep International School. In 1984, when he was two years old, he was photographed playing tennis in his hometown. In 1999, while attending the international school, Simpson resided with Rick's family. They were both members of the same tennis and basketball teams. When he was 14, the player won the Vero Beach City Championships. In adulthood, he won six singles wins and eight doubles titles on the ATP Tour, and he finished sixth in the ATP singles titles ranking list in 2011. The forehand was Mardy Fish's poorest shot throughout his career. Using the forehand strategy to spin the ball over the net was difficult for him. When using the forehand and backhand volleys, though, he barely missed a ball.
Mardy Fish began playing tennis when she was a student at Boca Prep International School. As a junior, he had a 58-25 singles win/loss record (32-19 in doubles), and he rose to No. 14 in the world (and No. 19 in doubles) in 1999. He went professional in 2002. After two years, he won his first ATP Tour championship in 2002, playing doubles with Andy Roddick in Houston, Texas's U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships. In Cincinnati in 2003, he also won his first ATP singles title and advanced to the biggest final of his career.
In the second round of the 2003 Australian Open, he defeated fifth-seeded and former world no. 1 Carlos Moya, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. In 2004, he advanced to the finals of the SAP Open in San Jose, California, and the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany. He won a silver medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics after defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero and Fernando González to reach the final, where he fell to Chilean Nicolás Mass. He sustained an injury to his left wrist that necessitated two operations, and as a result, he only played 17 games in 2005. He also won the tournament in 2006, defeating eighth seed Juan Mónaco, Rainer Schüttler, Vince Spadea, Tommy Haas, and Jürgen Melzer 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the final. His best Grand Slam performance came in 2007 when he reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, losing to Andy Roddick, his old roommate and doubles partner. He opened his 2008 season at the Hopman Cup by teaming up with Serena Williams and winning the tournament. He went on to the 2008 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, where he reached the quarterfinals before falling to long-time friend and wild-card entry Robby Ginepri. After failing to beat world No. 1, Roger Federer, in five prior encounters, he overcame the Swiss player in the semifinals, which Fish termed as "a wonderful win." In Indian Wells, California, at the Pacific Life Open. Later, he lost in the final to third-seeded Novak Djokovic. Unfortunately, he fell in the second round to Lleyton Hewitt, the 25th seed, with Fish making 58 unforced errors to Hewitt's twelve in the French Open. Similarly, he lost in the first round of Wimbledon to eighth-seeded Richard Gasquet. He also advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, when Rafael Nadal defeated him. At the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis in 2009, he won his fifth doubles title with Mark Knowles of the Bahamas. With partner Andy Roddick, he won his sixth doubles title and first ATP Masters Series 1000 title. He withdrew from the 2009 U.S. Open, where he was seeded 25th, on August 30 due to a rib injury. In 2010, he and his partner Sam Querrey won the SAP Open in San Jose. He faced Andy Murray in the third round of the Queen's tournament in London on June 10, winning the first set 6-4 but losing the second 6-1. He was up 3-0 in the third set until Murray tied it up at 3-3. He lost in the second round at Wimbledon to Florian Mayer, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, and he also competed in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, where he won his fourth title and first on grass, defeating Belgian Olivier Rochus in three sets. He lost in the second round of the 2011 Brisbane International against Stepanek, 3-6, 1-6, and then in the second round of the 2011 Australian Open to Tommy Robredo, 6-1, 3-6, 3-6, 3-6. Fortunately, he advanced to the semifinals of his next two tournaments: the 2011 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, where he was defeated in three sets by resurgent, eventual champion Juan Martin del Potro, and the 2011 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, where he was defeated in three sets by fast-rising Canadian youngster Milos Raonic. He advanced to the third round of the 2011 French Open but was defeated 3-6, 4-6, 2-6 by Gilles Simon. He reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon for the first time after defeating 2010 finalist Tomá Berdych. He went on to lose against Rafael Nadal, the world number one, 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. He competed in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the first time but was ousted in the round-robin round. Australian Matthew Ebden defeated him in the 2012 Australian Open.
In his first competition back, he was seeded 10th but fell to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. In March, he competed in his first tournament in Indian Wells, but he was eliminated in the third round by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Due to an anxiety issue, he did not play on the Tour in 2014. In February 2015, he returned to the Tennis Championships of Dallas, where Ryan Harrison defeated him. In Washington, DC, he won his first-round doubles match with Grigor Dimitrov and his first singles victory since 2013 against Victor Troicki. After the U.S. Open, he declared his retirement. In the first round of the U.S. Open, he defeated Marco Cecchinato. He played nine seasons in World TeamTennis, beginning with the Hartford FoxForce in 2004 and ending with the New York Empire in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He played 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 seasons with the New York Empire in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Fish has been announced as a member of the New York Empire for the 2020 WTT season, which will begin on July 12 at The Greenbrier.
In September 2008, Fish married Stacey Gardner, a California attorney and "Briefcase Model" on NBC's Deal or No Deal in a Jewish ceremony. James Blake, a friend and fellow tennis player of Fish's, served as groomsman. Andy Roddick, Bob, and Mike Bryan are also good buddies of his. Fish attended Vero Beach High School with country music artist Jake Owen, with whom he stays close. They've done charity events in Vero Beach together several times to raise money for their chosen charities. The Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings are two of Fish's favorite teams. Fish had a group of supporters known as "The Fishheads" who accompanied him on trips and cheered him on during games. Fish is considered to be one of the best celebrity golfers in the world. He is a perennial favorite to win the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, and he did it in 2020. In both 2016 and 2018, he won the Diamond Resorts Invitational in Orlando.
Mardy Fish is a former professional tennis player from the United States who is highly dedicated to his craft. Throughout his career, he has won numerous trophies and competitions. Throughout his career, he has also won a large number of awards. He has earned a total of US$7,392,041 in prize money thus far. He's also won six tournaments on the ATP Tour's first circuit and finished fourth in four Masters Series events: Cincinnati in 2003 and 2010, Indian Wells in 2008, and Montreal in 2011. As of the latest reports, Mardy Fish's net worth is expected to be $4 million. There is no doubt in the minds of his supporters that he earns a good living from his profession. His tennis profession is his primary source of riches. He is currently living a lavish lifestyle thanks to his money.
|9 Dec, 1981
|United States of America
|Vero Beach High School
|American tennis player