Fish’s final swim: American to retire at U.S. Open

The Grandstand

Mardy Fish announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he will retire from tennis at this summer’s U.S. Open. Fish will wrap up his career with three more tournaments, a trio that also includes Atlanta and Cincinnati.

The 33-year-old American has been something of an enigma ever since withdrawing prior to a fourth-round showdown against Roger Federer at the 2012 U.S. Open. Various health concerns involving irregular heartbeats and an anxiety disorder have lingered and kept him all but off the pro tour.

Fish twice made comebacks at the Indian Wells Masters, first in 2013. He lasted until the summer before retiring from a second-round match in Winston-Salem against Jarkko Niemimen. The former world No. 7 did not resurface until earlier this season in Indian Wells, where he lost his opener in a third-set tiebreaker to Ryan Harrison. Fish vowed to enter a handful of ensuing events with a protected ranking…

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