Fish Makes History in Delray

March 2, 2009

Wilson [K]Six-One 95 player Mardy Fish became the first top seed to title in the 17-year history of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships after rallying to defeat Russian qualifier Korolev 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday.

“Now is the happiest I’ve ever been,” Fish says. “I think ‘content’ is the perfect word. It’s great to get on a roll like this going into two of the seasons biggest events.”

Fish will take a 12-5 season record into the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Last year at the tournament, he upset three Top 10 players – No. 4 Davydenko, No. 7 Nalbandian, No. 1 Federer – en route to a runner-up finish.

“We are excited that Mardy is hitting his stride at the right time. His superb ball striking abilities make him a threat in any draw and we are proud to have Mardy using the [K]Six-One,” says Jon Muir, General Manager of Wilson Racquet Sports.

“These are two big ones coming up – Indian Wells and Key Biscayne – those are huge for me. It is great to go in with confidence from the past few weeks. And it is always a confidence builder to know I have equipment that will help me play my best tennis,” Fish finishes.