Cincinnati R1 previews and picks: Troicki vs. Fish, Fognini vs. Kokkinakis

The Grandstand

Fish 2Making his last trip to Cincinnati, Mardy Fish will begin his week against Viktor Troicki on Monday. Fabio Fognini and Thanasi Kokkinakis are also in first-round action.

Viktor Troicki vs. (WC) Mardy Fish

Fish’s farewell tour will continue at arguably his best tournament when he takes the court on Monday at the Western & Southern Open. The 33-year-old American, who is set to retire at the U.S. Open, is a two-time runner-up in Cincinnati. During a three-year stretch from 2010 through 2012, Fish reached the final, the semis, and the quarters in succession. With his time on tour winding down, Fish has played sparingly and is just 2-2 for his 2015 campaign. His only singles match of the summer has come in Atlanta, where he lost to Dudi Sela 6-4, 6-4.

Up first for Fish is Troicki in what will be the second career meeting between the two players. They…

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