- 2.2.1 Siege
- 2.2.2 finals
Fish was founded in 2000 at the age of 18 years professional tennis player. In his first years as a pro, he played mainly smaller tournaments, before he, along with Andy Roddick was a double success in Houston in 2002.
In 2003, he won his first individual tournament and ended the year as Twentieth world tennis rankings. He won the final of the Stockholm Open against Sweden's Robin Soderling.
In 2004 he reached the finals of the SAP Open in San Jose and the Gerry Weber Open in Halle. In August of the same year he won for the USA the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Athens, when he lost the final against the Chilean Nicolás Massú. Other achievements were made in the 2004 season and also in the following year.
In 2006, Fish was able to celebrate his second tournament victory when he won the Tournament of Houston with a win over Jurgen Melzer. He also reached the quarterfinals of Newport, Washington and Metz.
At the beginning of 2007 led Fish to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for attention. Other achievements include the semi-finals of Auckland and Memphis, as well as the quarter-finals of San Jose. After a six-month dry spell without success, he reached the finals of New Haven, which he however lost with 5:7 4:6 against James Blake in August 2007.
The 2009 season proved to be extremely successful for first Fish with the final of the tournament in Doha in February and the victories in Delray Beach and in the doubles competition of the Masters tournament in Indian Wells. After early defeats in the Masters Series Paris and Rome, he reached the doubles tournament at Wimbledon its greatest success at a Grand Slam tournament. He lost, however, with James Blake at his side against the eventual winner, Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic.
In a Davis Cup match against Marin Cilic in July from Croatia he suffered a injury to his abdominal muscle that prevented his attendance at LA Tennis Open in Los Angeles. On his return to the tour at the Legg Mason Tennis Classics he was defeated in the very first round of the German Philipp Petzschner.
Also, the U.S. Open, where he was placed at position 25, he had to cancel due to injury. He was replaced by the Austrian Daniel Köllerer.
The 2010 season began for Fish with a double victory at the tournament in San José on the side of his compatriot Sam Querrey, where they defeated the German - Argentine team Benjamin Becker and Leonardo Mayer. During the grass season, he reached the finals twice: in the Queen's Club Querrey Sam he was defeated in the final 7:63 and 7:5, in Newport Fish celebrated his fourth tournament victory on the ATP World Tour, his first single title on grass. He defeated Olivier Rochus in the final of the Belgian in three sets 5:7, 6:3 and 6:4. Due to this success, he again reached a place among the top 50 in the ATP world rankings.
The North American hard court season was even more successful for Fish. He immediately won the next tournament in Atlanta, in which he beat his fellow countryman John Isner in three hard fought sets 4:6, 6:4 and 7:64. This further tournament victory promoted him 14 places forward on place 35 of the ATP - rankings. In Washington, with Mark Knowles he won on the double competition against the Czech duo Tomáš Berdych and Radek Stepanek. At the Masters tournament in Cincinnati Fish confirmed its strong form: he reached the final and beat on the way the top ten player Fernando Verdasco, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray, he already defeated for the third time in the season. In the final match he defeated despite very good performance but then Roger Federer, who narrowly beat him with 6:75, 7:61 and 6:4. Despite the final defeat he rose in the world ranking by 14 places to number 21 after the U.S. Open, where applicable a hot tip Fish in the second round failed because of the eventual finalists Novak Djokovic, he reached for the first time since 2004 in the top 20, his last tournament in 2010 Fish played in Beijing, after which he had to quit the season due to injury earlier.
The 2011 season began initially below expectations, both in the warm-up tournament in Brisbane as well as directly at the Australian Open retired Fish already out in the second round. But already at the next hard court tournaments in America invaded Fish on into the box before: in Memphis, Delray Beach and the Masters tournament in Miami, he reached the semi-finals, only in Indian Wells, he suffered a surprising defeat against the young Milos Raonic. These services then led in consequence to the fact that Fish first moved into the top 10 and replaced Andy Roddick as the American number one. The clay court season in Europe was expected to be less successful, but he was able to celebrate a success at Roland Garros: there he moved first into the third round where he had to give but then defeated Frenchman Gilles Simon. Then Fish could deny injury no warm-up tournament for Wimbledon, but he reached in the grass classics the quarter-finals, where he lost to eventual finalist Rafael Nadal. Disappointing the Davis Cup match against Spain, where he lost both his singles matches before home crowd and thus contributed to the departure of the United States. As expected, successfully launched Fish in the North American hard court season in summer: In Atlanta, he successfully defended his title and defeated in the final as last year his compatriot John Isner. Also in Los Angeles a week later, he reached the final, but there he lost surprisingly the Latvian Ernests Gulbis. At the Masters tournament in Montreal Fish continued to be very successful: Before 2011 he had never reached the second round, but this time he pushed on to the finals, where he narrowly world number one Novak Djokovic defeated and thus also in the fourth attempt in the final of a Masters tournament in the cold had; however, he gave these finals valuable points and he reached his previous record with the world ranking 7 A week later, he reached the semifinals in Cincinnati, where they lost against Andy Murray after he defeated Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals before. Because of these good results, Fish won the U.S. Open Series 2011 - with the highest score since the introduction of the series.
After retiring at the Miami Masters in the 2012 season, he suffered from acute heart problems, because of which he had to forego several times in connection to the tournament starts. In 2013 suffered Fish still on the public health consequences. He missed all the Grand Slams and only went to five tournaments in which he played a total of eight games. Therefore, in the world rankings, he fell far behind and was only performed on rank 359 in September 2013.