Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oh boy, Mardy

Over on Twitter today, Reem of Game, Set, Match fame said she talked to Mardy Fish after his loss to Mikhail Youzhny in Dubai, and he said he's lacking confidence right now.

I guess the season he's had will do that to a player.

He flamed out last week in Marseille to someone ranked 380 spots below him, went winless in Hopman Cup, lost in the second round at the Australian Open. This all comes on the heels of finishing as the top-ranked American for the first time in his career.

The only bright spot that he's had in '12 was a pretty big one, being part of two of the five wins the U.S. Davis Cup team racked up on the road against Switzerland. Those results show that the game is there. It could be all in the head.

Perhaps it's knowing opportunity is there to move higher in the rankings as points are few and far between to defend from 2011's first half. There are still big chances to turn things around in Indian Wells and Miami, though -- provided he holds up under the pressure.