Mardy Fish defeated Rafael Nadal for the very first time, winning 6-3, 6-4 yesterday in Cincinnati. Despite losing their previous 6 meetings, Fish was able to finally come through with the win. Sure, Rafa was not playing his best (how many times did we have to hear about his bandaged fingers he burnt on a plate in a restaurant?!), but all credit to Mardy for playing really well.
How did Fish celebrate his win? How else: HUGS! Got to give #1 some love. Either that, or he is striking a “tough” and “street” pose a la an old Backstreet Boys video
So yeah…going with the self love interpretation. But not to worry, he had love to give to Rafa too. Got to be gracious in victory too!
Love thyself…and then love thy neighbor. That’s totally how that saying goes, right? Well, at least in tennis it does.
Mardy also clinched the US Open Series. He will get a $1 million bonus if he goes on to win the US Open. No one in men’s tennis has ever accomplished that, but I guess there can be a first for everything. At least he gets a nifty trophy to celebrate the amazing summer he has had.
Though on side note, can we talk about the shirt? “GOGOGO! Tubes”? Who…what…what the hell does that mean? He knows he is going to be photographed in that thing, is he sending secret messages through his shirts now? So many questions…
Anyhoo, congrats to Mardy. He takes on Murray today in the semifinals. Fish has a 4-3 record over Muzz and he has won their last three meetings. Although Andy has played well this week, got to think Mardy has the momentum going into this match and defeat Murray. This may be Fish’s best chance yet to win a Masters title. We’ll have to wait and see if he can finally do it.
(Pics via Getty & AP)