Stomach, not heart, ails Mardy Fish
WIMBLEDON, England -- Mardy Fish says he declined interviews after his first-round match at Wimbledon because of a stomach problem related to pain medication he's taking for his right arm -- and not anything related to his heart.
Fish spoke to reporters Wednesday, a day after he beat Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo in three sets at the All England Club. It marked the 10th-seeded American's first match since a medical procedure in May to try to pinpoint an accelerated heartbeat.
It was his first competition in about 2½ months.
Fish is still working to get his confidence back with regard to his heart.
During a match, he says, "The more you keep your mind off it, the better."
Fish next plays 173rd-ranked British wild-card recipient James Ward.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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