Mardy Fish

Albano Olivetti Returns to Competitive Tennis Next Week

January 7, 2016

Big-serving Frenchman Albano Olivetti will be back launching rockets again next week. The 6-foot-8 Olivetti has been sidelined since Wimbledon 2014, where he lost to Marsel Ilhan in the first round of qualifications. Shortly thereafter he was injured in a car accident and underwent surgery for a cervical hernia. Plans to come back in 2015 […]

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Olivetti to Launch Rockets at U.S. Open

August 25, 2013

Big-serving Frenchman Albano Olivetti will test his mettle in a Grand Slam for the first time tomorrow when he faces fellow countryman Stephane Robert in the first round of the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows. Olivetti, ranked No. 302, rallied from a set down in each of his three qualifying matches, pounding out 57 aces, […]

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Olivetti Drops Title Match at Segovia to Carreno Busta

August 4, 2013

Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta defeated Frenchman Albano Olivetti (above) 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the final of the Segovia Challenger Sunday afternoon before a supportive Spanish crowd. The No. 111-ranked Carreno Busta, who has wins over Julien Benneteau and Fabio Fognini this year, is one of the large stable of very good Spanish players most people […]

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Murray Ready to Win First Major in New York

August 27, 2012

Two of the Big Four have lots to prove when the U.S. Open begins today at Flushing Meadows in New York. Defending champion and No. 2-ranked Novak Djokovic would certainly like to win his second major of the year to affirm that the success he had in 2011 — three Grand Slam titles — wasn’t […]

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Groth and Olivetti Top Guns of Fast Serve

August 11, 2012

Australian Sam Groth (left) and Frenchman Albano Olivetti (right) share more than adjacent rankings on the ATP computer. Groth, No. 257, and Olivetti, No. 258, merely happen to have the two biggest serves in men’s professional tennis, but that fact remains largely unknown except by tennis aficionados. Both are journeyman, competing for the most part […]

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Aussie Sam Groth Smashes Fastest Serve Record with 163 MPH Missile

May 12, 2012

Australian Sam Groth shattered the mark for the fastest recorded serve in professional tennis three days ago at an ATP Challenger event in Busan, South Korea. The strapping 6-foot-4, 210-pound journeyman blasted an ace past Uladzimir Ignatik of Belarus registering an astounding 163 mph (263 kph) on the radar gun, far surpassing the record of […]

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Isner Stuns Federer in Davis Cup Tie

February 10, 2012

John Isner shocked world No. 3 Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 Friday to give the visiting United States a 2-0 lead against Switzerland in the first round of the Davis Cup. “It’s the biggest win of my life,” Isner said. “But what it means to me, is our team is up 2-0. Hats […]

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Djokovic and Murray Primed to Meet in U.S. Open Final

August 28, 2011

Picking a winner for the U.S. Open, which begins tomorrow, is more complicated than it was three weeks ago when the Rogers Cup began in Montreal. The top four players — really, the only serious contenders — were competing for the first time since Wimbledon in back-to-back Masters Series events leading up to the last […]

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Djokovic Battles Past Fish to Win Rogers Cup

August 14, 2011

For Novak Djokovic, the beat goes on. Playing his first tournament since Wimbledon, Djokovic became the first player to win five Masters Series titles in one season after defeating American Mardy Fish 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final this afternoon in Montreal. The title was the No. 1-ranked Serb’s ninth of the year […]

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Gulbis Edges Fish to Win Farmers Classic

August 1, 2011

Unseeded Ernests Gulbis, ranked No. 84 in the world, defeated top seed Mardy Fish 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles yesterday, derailing Fish’s bid to win back-to-back tournaments for the first time in his career. The title was the 22-year-old Gulbis’ second on the ATP Tour. Fish won […]

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