Fish Advances To NewPort Tennis Hall Of Fame Final

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – American Mardy Fish has advanced to the

Hall of Fame Tennis Championships final by beating Richard

Bloomfield of Great Britain 7-6 (5), 6-4 Saturday.

The fifth-seeded Fish will play in his second ATP final of the

season. He lost to Sam Querrey at Queen's Club last month. Fish was

ranked 79th entering the week.

Bloomfield, ranked 552nd, faulted on eight of nine serves when

he was broken in the ninth game of the second set. Fish closed it

out at love in the final game.

Fish held serve at love four of five games in the second set.

The Briton's first-round victory over Christophe Rochus of

Belgium was being reviewed by tennis officials after online

gambling exchange Betfair reported that the match attracted unusual

action.

 

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