Fish wins 11th straight match 6-4, 6-3 against Troicki in Washington

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fish beats Troicki in 2nd round of Legg Mason

WASHINGTON — Mardy Fish extended his career-longest winning streak to 11 matches, beating Viktor Troicki 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Tuesday.

Fish, who is seeded 15th, has won his past two tournaments, in Newport and Atlanta. His last loss came in the second round at Wimbledon.

Fish credited his recent success to a new fitness regimen which led to him losing 30 pounds since undergoing knee surgery last September.

“You’d be surprised at how much easier you can move around the court with 30 pounds less,” Fish said.

Troicki double-faulted six times in the match, included three times in one game during the first match.

“He’s a fiery guy,” Fish said. “He’s a very hot and cold type player. He played very well at times and he played poorly at times. I was able to keep it steady.”

Xavier Malisse upset No. 12-seeded Julien Benneteau 7-5, 6-4 in their second round match.

In Tuesday’s first round matches, Marco Chiudinelli beat Brian Dabul 7-6 (3), 6-2, and Kristof Vliegen advanced when Richard Gasquet retired after dropping the first set 6-3.

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