American tennis player Mardy Fish has just tweeted that he will be retiring after this year’s US Open. He will prepare for his final Grand Slam with appearances in the BB&T Atlanta Open and the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Mardy Fish turned pro in 2000 and has had great success throughout his professional tennis career. Fish won a total of 6 titles and made the finals of 4 Master Series tournaments, including Cincinnati, Indian Wells, and the Canada Open. He reached the quarterfinals of each of the majors except for the French Open, and he found himself ranked at a career high #7 in 2011. He also holds an Olympic silver from the 2004 summer games. Over the last few years, Fish has been dealing with heart issues, even undergoing surgery to fix an arrhythmia, an irregular heart beat. He just returned to the tour earlier this year after taking the last year and a half off.
We wish Mardy Fish the best of luck in his last month and a half of professional tennis!