Professional Tennis Player
Favorite Flavor: Flavorful Fruit Punch
Mardy Fish was born December 9, 1981 in Edina, Minnesota. He started playing tennis at the age of two and turned professional in 2000 at the age of eighteen. Fish has nine ATP titles to his credit, three in singles and six in doubles. He is currently ranked #24 in the world and in the third highest ranked American. Fish’s best result at a Grand Slam tournament came in 2007 when he reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and in 2008 when he reached the quarters at the US Open before losing to current World No. 1 Rafael Nadal. His biggest win in singles came in 2008 at the Pacific Life Open when he defeated the then World No. 1 Roger Federer. Fish was married in September 2008 to his wife Stacey. They reside in both Florida and California and Fish splits his training between Tampa and Los Angeles.
Q & A
Date of Birth:
DECEMBER 9, 1981
How long have you been playing/participating in your sport?
I HAVE BEEN PLAYING TENNIS SINCE I WAS TWO AND PROFESSIONALLY SINCE I WAS EIGHTEEN
What is your earliest memory of your sport? And, what is your best memory?
MY EARLIEST MEMORY OF TENNIS WAS HITTING TENNIS BALLS WITH MY MOM IN THE BASEMENT IN MINNESOTA WHEN I WAS FIVE. MY BEST MEMORY OF TENNIS IS PLAYING IN THE 2004 OLYMPICS AND WINNING THE SILVER MEDAL FOR MY COUNTRY. I ALSO LOVE PLAYING FOR THE UNITED STATES IN DAVIS CUP.
What is your favorite place to play/participate in your sport?
I FAVORITE PLACE TO PLAY TENNIS WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE TO BE CENTER COURT AT WIMBLEDON!
What are some of your favorite things to do outside of your sport?
I LOVE PLAYING GOLF… I HAVE BEEN PLAYING SINCE I WAS YOUNG. I ALSO LOVE MUSIC, ESPECIALLY COUNTRY MUSIC, AND GOING TO CONCERTS.
What is your favorite thing about Vitalyte?
I LOVE THE WAY VITALYTE TASTES AND I LOVE THAT IT REPLENISHES ELECTROLYTES WHILE I PLAY. IT ALLOWS ME TO PERFORM AT MY BEST.
What is your favorite flavor of Vitalyte?
I LIKE ALL OF THE FLAVORS BUT FRUIT PUNCH IS THE ONE THAT I USE ON THE COURT.
What is playing in your iPod right now?
JAKE OWEN, DAVE MATTHEWS, GAVIN ROSSDALE
What kind of music do you listen to while training?
I LIKE TO LISTEN TO UPBEAT MUSIC WHILE TRAINING
What is your training regimen and any advice for those out there to help improve their game?
PRACTICE A COUPLE OF HOURS ON COURT AND A COUPLE OFF COURT EACH DAY. A LITTLE REST, SOMETIMES SOME GOLF! MY ADVICE WOULD BE TO KEEP WORKING HARD AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
What is your favorite quote?
“ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”
What is your favorite movie?
If you could meet anyone who would it be and why?
MY GRANDPA… MY MOM’S DAD. MY MOM WAS 15 WHEN HE DIED. SHE ALWAYS TELLS ME THAT I REMIND HER OF HIM.