Lopez 2-6 6-3 1-6 7-5 6-3 Fish. Game, set, match and career. Quite a horrifying and brutal way to end a career as Fish loses the final match of his career, cramp robbing him of the ability to walk or even bend down. The fish is officially cooked.
Mardy Fish - Feliciano López
US Open men - 2 September 2015
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Lopez 2-6 6-3 1-6 7-5 3-2 Fish. Fish is flapping his fins. The American valiantly recovers to find himself a doubt break point, but Lopez connects with two massive serves to scupper them. Another pair of big serves drag the Spaniard through, but Fish should be encouraged.
Lopez 2-6 6-3 1-6 7-5 Fish 2-1. Back to the drawing board for Fish, who shrugs off the billions of doubts and cuts Lopez's run of successive games at 4. But the Spaniard quickly responds with a hold of his own.
Lopez 2-6 6-3 1-6 7-5 Fish. Collapse complete as Fish throws in another poor service game to push the match into a third. Fish finished with 16 unforced errors in this set, and it felt like about 10 came in those final three horrifying games. Back to the beginning again.
Lopez 2-6 6-3 1-6 6-5 Fish. Oh dear. The prospect of winnning proves too much for Fish, whose arm tightens and forehands fly. He closes out a horror attempt at serving out the set with a double fault. In the blink of an eye, Lopez brings more pain with a rapid hold.
Lopez 2-6 6-3 1-6 4-5 Fish. Glorious play from Mardy Fish in the most important game of the match thus far. The American unleashes a couple of brilliant backhands, and breaks through to lead 5-4. The American will serve for a victory he will surely remember for a long, long time.
Lopez 2-6 6-3 1-6 1-2 Fish. A tidal wave of momentum carries Fish through to another early break in set two, with equal thanks to some damp errors and poor play from Lopez. Lopez hits back with a hold of his own, slipping in a nice dropper on game point, but the break lead remains.
Lopez 2-6 6-3 1-6 Fish. Fish is swimming well now. The old American veteran marches through a breadstick set, serving brilliantly and backing the delivery up with such a refreshing variety of net rushing and slick backhands. He now stands one set away from what would be a magnificent win.
Lopez 2-6 6-3 0-3 Fish. Nice little recovery from Fish at the dawn of a new set. The American quickly breaks, also finding the first serves he has been looking for all day. The result is a quick, handsome 3-0 lead.
Lopez 2-6 6-3 Fish. Some massive serving and big boy forehands from Lopez in a tight deuce game see him through. All level on Armstrong between old vets Fish and Lopez. You get the feeling that Fish can't afford to miss as many first serves as he has done, the American landing only 48% in that set.
Lopez 2-6 5-2 Fish. A complexion change to the match on Armstrong as Lopez finds the breakthrough he has been gunning for all set. A couple of errors from Fish, and the Spaniard doesn't hesitate to break before slamming down a slew of big serves to hold in a flash. A slick forehand down the line moves him clear and within a game of levelling.
Lopez 2-6 1-1 Fish. Fish continues to splash around and enjoy himself on Armstrong, saving a break point before powering through another hold. All level at the beginning of set two as Lopez looks to turn things around.
Lopez 2-6 Fish. “Nothing to see here,” says Mardy Fish's tennis right now. Despite serving only 41% first serves, he strolls through the first set as if he's still in the top 10. He's always been one of the nicer players to watch of this dying American tennis generation, and he's showing it one last time.
Lopez 2-3 Fish. First blood to Mr Fish on Grandstand. The American is playing brilliantly, stroking his backhand beautifully and now has the upper hand. He is surely playing at a far greater level than he expected to be at.
Lopez 2-1 Fish. Over on Armstrong is perhaps the pick of the opening matches, as former top tenner Mardy Fish continues his final walk home. The American has spent the last few years suffering from an anxiety disorder, and this will be the final tournament of his career.