Never too late for Mardy Fish

Updated: June 28, 2011, 10:46 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Life doesn't always throw out those second chances.

But when Mardy Fish got his -- a season-ending knee injury in 2009 -- he did what you are supposed to do. He pondered his place in the universe, vowed to work harder and take his profession more seriously. After losing nearly 30 pounds and recommitting himself to the game, Fish flourished.

His reward: a first-ever Wimbledon quarterfinal berth at the age of 29. He served Tomas Berdych, ...

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