Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova all advanced in straight sets despite the tough conditions.
And Mardy Fish is beginning to go on a run like he did in 2008. He won in front of a full-house at Armstrong to advance to the fourth round where he takes on the winner of tonight’s Blake Read More
In the first set, it looked like it might happen. Everything that Mardy Fish said before the match–his "absolute" confidence–suddenly made sense.
Until it didn’t. Nadal made extremely quick work of Fish after dropping the first set. It was just an overwhelming blitz of slicker, faster stronger tennis from the No. 1 player in the Read More
I just caught up with the retired American Todd Martin to talk about the Mardy Fish-Rafael Nadal match later tonight.
Martin has been in Fish’s shoes a million times: playing someone who is clearly very much better than him, needing to figure out a way to grind his way to a victory.
When Read More
Mardy Fish has the biggest match of his career later tonight against Rafael Nadal. When asked about it on Monday in a press conference, he said Rafa might be afraid of him.
"Absolutely, absolutely," he said in a briefer when asked if he was confident. "I feel like a guy with my style of Read More
You’ve gotta love the Americans’ love for the U.S. Open. Mardy Fish, with his best Grand Slam ever, just beat Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in a flawless match. Asked on the court after his match how much he wanted to win here, he said, "I desperately wanted to do well here. Desperately."
Winner of Read More
Honestly, this might be the best day at the Open in years. Each marquee match offers a lot:
Mardy Fish v. Gael Monfils:
Fish is finally coming into form with an impressive victory over James Blake, and now he plays the wonderfully entertaining Gael Monfils who had that fantastic run to the French Read More
James Blake, the darling of the U.S. Open’s pre-tournament publcity tour, has been dropped in the third round. Mardy Fish, the young American always waiting for his big break, defeated Blake last night in three fairly easy sets, 6-3. 6-3. 7-6.
Last year at this time we were talking about young Americans John Isner Read More
James Blake and Mardy Fish are close friends — Blake will even be one of the groomsmen at Fish’s wedding in September — but they’ll put that aside for a couple of hours to face each other in the third round. “No matter what happens,” Blake said, “we’re gonna be friends afterwards.” He said that Read More
After last night's exhilarating action, we've got some great tennis to follow up.
At 11am, Justine Henin plays at Ashe while Novak Djokovic plays at Louis Armstrong. In the afternoon, Ana Ivanovic, Tim Henman, Marion Bartoli and Serena Williams all play.
Lleyton Hewitt will play on Louis Armstrong at night, while Venus Williams and Read More