Mardy Fish in Athens

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Emma Knightley, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. Emma Knightley

    Emma Knightley New User

    Mar 11, 2004
    i know this is nearly ancient history now in our fast-paced modern world (heh), but i'm very curious about this quote from tennis-x: "Fish was quite the ***hole in the final, evincing an unsupportable demeanor that made Massu's effort look Olympian. Excuses offered up for both Americans may pass in AP articles, but hopefully not here."

    now i did not watch this match--i only watched the medal ceremony--so i am curious about what this person is talking about.
  2. Superior_Forehand

    Superior_Forehand Rookie

    Dec 24, 2004
    He was acting like an ***hole. He must have thrown his racquet a total of 6 or 7 times throughout the entire match. The point of frustration for Mardy was that Massu had played the gold medal doubles match until 2 o'clock the previous morning, leaving massu fatigued and Mardy the overwhelming favorite to win. Fish however failed to capitalize on this and pulled one of the biggest chokes I have ever seen in pro tennis, with unforced errors spewing forth from his racquet on almost every point in the fifth set. The quality of play in this match is really weak and it is painful to watch Fish deteriorate mentally as the match goes on.
  3. splink779

    splink779 Guest

    I actually taped this match cause i wasnt able to see it until after it aired, and i was totally dissapointed. Fish's play in the last half of the match was disgusting, calling the ump a f*cking wuss and throwing his racquet everywhere. The unforced errors were astounding. It made me never want to see Fish play ever again.
  4. Marius_Hancu

    Marius_Hancu G.O.A.T.

    Oct 29, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    The lack of effort that Fish displayed in the Davis C against Moya dumbfounded me (I've finally been able to see the first day of matches). After winning the first 3 games, he was totally outplayed by Moya.

    And this was not surprising, but his casual attitude during the 2nd match (ARod - Nadal, when he was constantly joking with the other US Team members) showed he's very superficial and does not have enough ambition. He didn't seem affected at all by the loss to Moya, as that didn't count.

    As in Athens, he showed he's not really able to turn around important matches.

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