Back after heart scare, Fish wins at Wimbledon
Mardy Fish of the US returns to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo during their first round match for the Wimbledon championships at the all England Lawn Tennis Club in London, June 26, 2012. (Photo: EPA)
Playing his first match since having a medical procedure on his heart, 10th-seeded Mardy Fish of the United States hit 24 aces and beat Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo of Spain 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (1) at Wimbledon on Tuesday to reach the second round.
The 30-year-old Fish hadn't played a competitive match in 2½ months after having an accelerated heartbeat. In May, doctors induced extreme palpitations to try to pinpoint where the problem was.
Fish reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last year, his best showing at the grass-court tournament.