American Mardy Fish will attempt his comeback to the tennis circuit at the Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand in the first week of January. Fish has been bothered by heart problems for most of 2012 and has not played since pulling out of the US Open in September.
Fish is down to no. 27 in the rankings, from the top 10 where he peaked at no. 7. Heineken Open Tournament Director Karl Budge said, “Last year he was playing in the ATP World Tour finals after a great season. Funnily enough Mardy lost in 2007 to the eventual champion David Ferrer in the semi finals.
He’s an all court player with a strong net game, which will certainly add variety to an event normally dominated by the baseliners.” Having crossed the age of 30, Fish knows 2013 may be the final year that he can sustain a full schedule as he attempts to make another comeback to the top 10.