Fish: No plans to retire

by: Matt Cronin | May 03, 2013

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Mardy Fish tells ESPN that he is not planning on retiring, even though he considered it last fall. Fish has only played one tournament since the 2012 U.S. Open, losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in his second-round match at Indian Wells in March. Fish will skip the rest of the clay-court season before he will attempt to return on grass at Queen's Club. He is suffering from heart and related anxiety issues.

“We're getting it back under control,” Fish told ESPN. “I'm getting my normal life back first and foremost and then we can worry about the tennis from there. I'm feeling better and better. It's been a long process. I'm just getting my confidence back and getting into match shape. It's been very hard.

"I'm a lot further along than I was about eight months ago and have come a long way…[Retirement] is not part of the discussion anymore. Now I'm at the stage where I need to get on the court as much as I can and be in comfortable situations.”

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