Getting to the heart of the matter

Mardy Fish fared well at Wimbledon after a cardiac procedure

Updated: July 3, 2012, 9:13 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- When he was startled awake with his heart nearly beating out of his chest, tennis was one thing that didn't flash through Mardy Fish's mind.

Five weeks ago, when he underwent a surgical procedure to correct a heart arrhythmia, Fish focused on his recovery and didn't raise a racket for 10 days. If you had told him then that he'd be in position in his first tournament back to match his career best in a Grand Slam, Fish would have taken it.

On Tuesday, ...

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