A Fish on Clay?
by Sean Randall | April 16th, 2006, 10:38 pm

Fish wins on Clay, who had that in the Pool?Nothing says clay season more to me than two words: Mardy Fish. That’s right, Mardy Fish.

As proof, Mardy backed me up and went out today and won his first title in a few years beating up on Jurgen Melzer on the red clay in Houston.

Think any other Americans are going to win a clay title this year? Doubtful. Andy Roddick, James Blake and Robby Ginepri haven’t fared well on the euro soil and as for the women, aren’t they all injured?

So Mardy, with that title – and i might add that he just won the Talahasse title also on clay entering Houston – you now have to be among the American favorites to go deep in the French Open.

Oh wait, are you in the French Open? With a ranking around No. 120, didn’t think so, but good luck in qualifying and nice effort in Houston. You now carry the flag for America on the red clay…

As for Andy, James and Robby, nice job skipping Monte. I’m sure playing an event like Monte Carlo would not help in anyway in improving your clay skills and ultimately your results at the French Open. Why would it? Afterall none of you guys have made it into the second week in Paris, EVER! Enjoy your week off sailing in your boat or getting your teeth pulled or whatever it is you guys do.

Go Fish.

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5 Comments for A Fish on Clay?

cee Says:

good to see him back. and although i honestly didn’t think his second title would come on clay, it’s greatly encouraging. i hope he does well at the French qualies. go fish!

Darren Says:

WHAT? Is this the return of the Fish? Way to go and on clay, to boot. Good job

Lesley Says:

I saw Fish yesterday at the Bermuda Open and he displayed such skill, I hope to see him in Roland Garros!

tangerine Says:

Sean Randall should see his doctor soon, I’m sure the doc would have some equipment that could remove that (fish)stick that’s been lodged hard up his ass with minimal internal bleeding.

Congrats to Mardy Fish on winning his first title in three years. For those of us who actually pay attention to tennis and watch it, we are aware of Fish’s surgeries, struggles with his fitness, and the fact that throughout 2005 he could not win two matches in a row, let alone win a title that he was nowhere near being the favorite to win. For him to pull off such an upset on the Houston clay is indeed a wonderful accomplishment for him and kudos to him on finally finding his game and confidence. May it continue.

Good luck to Fish at the Bermuda Challenger. Hope to see him make the main draw at Wimbledon.

Sea Captain Andy Roddick Says:

Sean, you really do need to listen to “tangerine” and see a doctor. I’ve had lots of things stuck up my ass and it can be quite painful. I can refer you to my doctor if needed.

p.s. Roger/Rafa if you are reading this, enjoy beating up on each other at Monte. Call me if you guys want to cruise on my boat.

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