Mardy Fish fends off first-round upset

Updated: September 1, 2010, 11:57 AM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- In the third set, down 5-4 and engaged in a tense point at deuce, No. 19 Mardy Fish dumped a moderately easy backhand into the net. Immediately after the error, he whacked his racket on the court so hard the crowd gasped. Fish looked up somewhat embarrassed. Exactly why, I'm not sure. It could've been his unsportsmanlike show of emotion. Or the fact that -- after pasting his opponent, No. 82 Jan Hajek, 6-0 in the first -- he suddenly found himself in an unlikely dogfight, down a set ...

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