Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fish withdraws from SAP; rankings, TV, calendar

   Mardy Fish's career is in jeopardy, but he has far greater concerns.
   The 31-year-old American withdrew from the SAP Open in San Jose with ongoing heart issues, tournament officials announced this week.
Mardy Fish, shown at Indian Wells last March,
has not played since the U.S. Open in early
September. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Fish reached the SAP Open singles final in 2004, losing to close friend Andy Roddick, and 2009, falling to Radek Stepanek. He won the doubles title in 2004 with James Blake and 2010 with Sam Querrey.
   Fish underwent a procedure on May 23 for an accelerated heartbeat. He ended a two-month layoff in late June and played until early September, reaching the round of 16 at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and competing in his two scheduled matches for the Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis. However, he has not played in a tournament since Flushing Meadows.
   Ranked a career-high No. 7 in 2011, Fish has dropped to No. 31.
   The SAP Open will be played for the 125th and final time Feb. 11-17 at HP Pavilion. The second-oldest men's professional tournament in the United States will be replaced on the calendar by Rio de Janeiro beginning in 2014.
   Heading this year's field are 15th-ranked Milos Raonic, the two-time defending champion from Canada, and John Isner, the top-ranked American at No. 16.
   For ticket information, visit www.sapopentennis.com.
PRO RANKINGS
   Following are this week's world rankings of professional players with Northern California ties (change from last week in parentheses):
Men
   Kevin Anderson, Sacramento Capitals (2012) of World TeamTennis -- No. 29 in singles (+2), No. 79 in doubles (+12).
   Nick Andrews, Cal All-American in 2012, resident of Folsom in the Sacramento area -- No. 1,069 in doubles (+2), No. 1,511 in singles (+5).  
   Bob Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 2 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mardy Fish, Capitals (2012) -- No. 31 in singles (-4), No. 725 in doubles (+6).
   John Paul Fruttero, Cal All-American in 2001 and 2002 -- No. 138 in doubles (-6), unranked in singles.
   Artem Ilyushin, resident of Granite Bay in the Sacramento area -- No. 1,100 in singles (+2), No. 1,512 in doubles (-5).
   Bradley Klahn, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- Career-high No. 224 in singles (+31), No. 523 in doubles (+54).
   Alex Kuznetsov, Capitals (2012) -- No. 265 in singles (-46), No. 224 in doubles (no change).
   Scott Lipsky, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 28 in doubles (-3), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012) -- No. 22 in singles (no change), No. 45 in doubles (no change).
   Ryan Sweeting, Capitals (2012) -- No. 163 in singles (-10), No. 1,092 in doubles (+2).
   Ryan Thacher, 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 546 in doubles (no change), career-high No. 981 in singles (+6).
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident -- No. 123 in singles (-2), No. 285 in doubles (+4).
   Pedro Zerbini, All-Pacific-10 Conference first team at Cal (2009-11) -- Career-high No. 468 in singles (+14), career-high No. 549 in doubles (+57).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 145 in singles (-1), No. 433 in doubles (-5). 
   Vania King, Capitals (2010-12) -- No. 28 in doubles (-8), No. 104 in singles (-28).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- Career-high No. 13 in doubles (+1), No. 1,109 in singles (-1).
   Asia Muhammad, Capitals (2012) -- No. 164 in doubles (-3), No. 437 in singles (+33).
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto resident -- No. 114 in doubles (+1), career-high No. 117 in singles (+11).
   Yasmin Schnack, resident of Elk Grove in the Sacramento area, Capitals (2011-12) -- No. 174 in doubles (-7), No. 686 in singles (-135).
   Romana Tedjakusuma, Tracy resident -- No. 464 in singles (no change), No. 1,107 in doubles (no change).
   CoCo Vandeweghe, Capitals (2009, 2012) -- No. 99 in singles (no change), No. 495 in doubles (no change).
TV SCHEDULE
(All times PST)
   Today -- Australian Open women's final, Tennis Channel, 4-7 p.m. (repeat). 
   Friday -- Paris (women), Tennis Channel, 5:30-9:30 a.m. (live). Davis Cup, Brazil at United States, Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (live); Czech Republic at Switzerland, Tennis Channel, 5-10 p.m. (delay). 
   Saturday -- Paris (women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 5:30-9:30 a.m. (live). Davis Cup, Brazil at United States, Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (live); Czech Republic at Switzerland, Tennis Channel, 5-8 p.m. (delay). 
   Sunday --Paris (women), final, Tennis Channel, 6:30-8:30 a.m. (live). Davis Cup, Brazil at United States, Tennis Channel, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (live); Czech Republic at Switzerland, Tennis Channel, 5-11 p.m. (delay).
CALENDAR
   Friday -- Sacramento State women open spring season at Arizona, 12:30 p.m., www.hornetsports.com.
   Friday-Sunday -- Davis Cup, first round, United States vs. Brazil in Jacksonville, Fla, www.daviscup.com.
   Feb. 9-10, 2013 -- Fed Cup, first round, United States at Italy, www.fedcup.com.
   Feb. 11-17, 2013 -- SAP Open, HP Pavilion in San Jose, www.sapopentennis.com. 2012 champions: Milos Raonic, Mark Knowles-Xavier Malisse.
   March 4-17, 2013 -- BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, Calif., www.bnpparibasopen.com. 2012 champions: Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka, Marc Lopez-Rafael Nadal, Liezel Huber-Lisa Raymond.
   April 26-28 -- Big Sky Conference men's and women's tournament, Gold River Racquet Club, Gold River, Calif., www.bigskyconf.com.

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