Mardy Fish Commits to Play Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
NEWPORT, R.I. -
Fish will be making his eighth appearance in Newport, where he reached the quarterfinals in 2000, 2002 and 2006. He also captured the 2008 Newport doubles title with partner John Isner.
“Mardy has always been a strong competitor in Newport and we look forward to welcoming him back this summer,” said Mark Stenning, CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. “The combination of three of the top Americans will certainly deliver an exciting week for tennis fans in Newport.”
Currently ranked No. 101, Fish earned his seventh career doubles title earlier this season when he won the San Jose SAP Open with Sam Querrey. Also this season, Fish advanced to the semi-finals at the Medibank International Sydney and the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.
Fish has been in 13 singles finals and eight doubles finals in his career. He was victorious at Delray Beach (2009), Stockholm (2003) and Houston (2006); and captured wins in all but one of the doubles finals in which he participated. Last year, he had doubles victories in Memphis (with Knowles) and Indian Wells (with Roddick), and reached a career high doubles ranking of No. 14 before ending the season at No. 19.
The Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships is an ATP World Tour event drawing 32 top male players to Newport direct from Wimbledon to compete for the Van Alen Cup and $442,500 in prize money. Tickets for the tournament are now available for purchase online through www.tennisfame.com or by calling the Tournament Office at 401-849-6053 or 866-914-FAME (3263).
Complementing another exciting week of ATP World Tour tennis will be the Hall of Fame Class of 2010 Induction Ceremony. The Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m., prior to the tournament’s semifinal matches. The Class of 2010 is dominated by doubles stars in the Recent Player and Master Player categories, with the inductions of Todd Woodbridge, Mark Woodforde, Gigi Fernandez, Natasha Zvereva and Owen Davidson. In the Contributor category, Brad Parks the pioneering founder of Wheelchair Tennis, has been selected for induction, along with Derek Hardwick, who served as chairman of the British Lawn Tennis Association and was instrumental in the creation of Open tennis.
For additional information, please call the Tournament Office at 401-849-6053 or 866-914-FAME (3263) or visit www.tennisfame.com.
About the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships
The Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, an ATP World Tour event, will be held July 5 – 11, 2010 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island. The tournament draws 32 top male players to Newport direct from Wimbledon to compete for the Van Alen Cup and $442,500 in prize money. Hosted on the legendary grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships is the only ATP World Tour event played on grass in North America. In conjunction with the tournament, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will host the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, July 10. For additional information, visit www.tennisfame.com.
Anne Marie McLaughlin