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Fish still fighting off demons

Heart problems, anxiety testing the resolve of former top-ranked American

Originally Published: August 13, 2013
By Sandra Harwitt | Special to ESPN.com

MASON, Ohio -- Mardy Fish knows what it's like to be at the top of the world one day and then hit rock bottom overnight.

It was only a few months into 2012 when Fish was enjoying the best stretch of his career. He was ranked in the top 10 in the world and was the top-ranked American man in the game.

But that's when a frightening health issue emerged and turned his world upside down. Not only did Fish have to deal with a heart problem unusual for a guy in his early 30s, but he was ...

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