Our “Anatomy of a Meltdown” posts seem to be so popular (Ex. Novak and Andy) and, since we’re in a good mood today, we’ve decided to switch things up a little bit and give you Mardy Fish’s anatomy of a win.
First, you fall to your knees after winning Championship Point. In Mardy’s case, this point was during a third-set tie break. Grueling heat made things difficult for both players, but in the end – game. set. match. – Mardy won.
After the winning moment sinks in, peel yourself off the ground, walk to the net, and graciously shake your opponent’s hand. Mardy’s opponent, John Isner, is also a friend, so a nice exchange of words is also appropriate.
Look up to your box, hands in the air, and give them a huge smile while they’re standing, smiling and clapping for you. A high-five to your coach and a kiss to your wife (Stacey Gardner) is also acceptable.
Maybe the heat gets to you (it was 106 degrees on court). Fall to the ground again.
You’re in shock – it’s ok – you just won the Atlanta Tennis Championships.
Relief. You beat the number 1 seed and friend, Andy Roddick, in the semifinals. You beat the number 2 seed and friend, John Isner, in the finals. It’s been a hot week in Southern America, and all of your hard work paid off.
Congratulations, Mardy Fish.
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