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Nicolás Almagro - Mardy Fish Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United StatesM Fish666--
SpainN Almagro373--

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  1. - - FISH 6-3 6-7(2) 6-3 - GAME, SET & MATCH - Very impressive finish from Fish in the end as he cruises through a love service hold to wrap up the match. That was hard work for Fish but he is through to face the winner between Andy Roddick and Juan Monaco, on court after Djokovic and Gasquet. Miami Masters drawsheet

  2. - - FISH 6-3 6-7(2) 5-3 - BREAK - Fish is furious with himself when he hits long on consecutive points to squander two break points. But he finally manages to take advantage of the third and that will leave him serving for the match next ...

  3. - - FISH 6-3 6-7(2) 4-3 - Typical! Just after we've said Fish is having to work hard to stay in the match, he races through a love service hold of his own to sneak back on front once again, sealing it with an ace

  4. - - FISH 6-3 6-7(2) 3-3 - Another blink-and-you'll-miss-it service hold from Almagro as he levels up once again. Fish still fighting hard to stay in this clash, although he is definitely having to work harder than Almagro in this final set

  5. - - FISH 6-3 6-7(2) 3-2 - Finally something goes Fish's way as his forehand catches the top of the tape and rolls over for almost the perfect drop shot winner. Despite that Fish still finds himself a break point down, although he manages to save it with a great forehand volley winner guided just over the net and the American goes on to post yet another battling hold

  6. - - FISH 6-3 6-7(2) 2-2 - Compared to Fish's fairly lengthy previous game, Almagro eases through a one minute and three second service hold to level up and put all the pressure back on Fish, who is still keeping up an almost constant monologue at himself

  7. - - FISH 6-3 6-7(2) 2-1 - Fish does well to save a break point before picking a volley up off his bootlaces and earning a game point. And a forehand that Almagro simply cannot deal with sees the American hold and keep his nose just in front in this final set

  8. - - FISH 6-3 6-7(2) 1-1 - Alamgro races through another service hold, sealing the game with an ace. He looks like a different player to the one that started the match and all the pressure is with Fish, and it's showing in his lengthy service battles

  9. - - FISH 6-3 6-7(2) 1-0 - Fish is forced to serve an early break point in this final set with a forehand winner and is left slashing his racquet at the floor in frustration when he hands Almagro a second, which he also saves. And the American eventually goes on to hold and stop the rot with a huge first serve

  10. - - FISH 6-3 6-7(2) - SET - Boom! An ace seals it for the Spaniard and this match will go to a third set. Quite a turnaround from Almagro, who looked lacklustre and like he would rather be anywhere but on the court just 20 minutes ago

  11. - - FISH 6-3 6-6(2-6) TIE-BREAK - The American sends a wild forehand sailing long of the baseline to hand Almagro four set points ...

  12. - - FISH 6-3 6-6 - TIE-BREAK - A service winner from Fish quickly followed by a second concludes a speedy service hold from Fish that forces the breaker

  13. - - FISH 6-3 5-6 - Almagro produces another solid service hold, the highlight of which is a dipping backhand passing shot that the diving Fish can do nothing about. Fish will have to serve to stay in the set for a second time after the change of ends

  14. - - FISH 6-3 5-5 - Fish shows no signs of nerves as he comfortably and quickly holds serve to stay in this second set. We're still on serve and the pressure is back over the net on Almagro once again now

  15. - - FISH 6-3 4-5 - Fish does brilliantly well to drill an angled backhand passing shot winner across court to earn himself a break back point. The chance goes begging though with a forehand into the net that leaves the American slashing his racquet at the floor in frustration. Almagro marches back to the chair victorious only for Fish to challenge an outcall and be proved right when the ball is shown to have caught the very back of the line. But Almagro holds his frustration in and hold with a smash

  16. - - FISH 6-3 4-4 - BREAK - A lapse in concentration from Fish for the first time since that opening game really and Almagro takes full advantage. A double fault gives the Spaniard the break point before he seals the break by drawing Fish into the net and riffles an off-forehand passing shot winner across court. We're back on serve in this second set

  17. - - FISH 6-3 4-3 - Almagro is left yelling at himself at the back of the court as Fish pushes him from one side of the court to the other and then goes back behind the befuddled Spaniard. The American very nearly produces a stunning backhand passing shot winner across court to bring up another break point but the ball just drops into the net at the last second and Almagro goes on to hold, albeit after being pushed to deuce

  18. - - FISH 6-3 4-2 - Almagro has had no answers to the Fish game today as he sends a reactionary backhand well long and wide across court to help the American hold once again. Fish now is potentially just two games away from the quarter-finals

  19. - - FISH 6-3 3-2 - Beautiful hands at the net from Fish as he produces a backhand stop volley winner that he just dinks over the net. But Almagro quickly recovers and goes on to hold with an ace to ensure it is just the one break in this second set

  20. - - FISH 6-3 3-1 - Still nothing is going Almagro's way as a very close challenge goes the way of Fish, the ball having caught the very outside of the back of the line after being called out. And Fish goes on to hold once again and maintain his break advantage

  21. - - FISH 6-3 2-1 - Almagro is furious with himself, despite managing to get a hold on the board. But it's another tough hold and the Spaniard slaps his racquet on the chair as he goes back for the change of ends

  22. - - FISH 6-3 2-0 - Fish allows himself a wry smile when he fails to return a forehand despite having guessed the right side of the court to go to. Still, it doesn't stop the American from going on to hold without too much trouble and he consolidates the early break

  23. - - FISH 6-3 1-0 - BREAK - Fish takes the opening game of the second set, breaking at the first attempt with a forehand winner and Almagro looks very lacklustre so far

  24. - FISH 6-3 - SET - Fish squanders a first set point with a double fault but he makes no such mistake on his second chance, finding a big first serve when it matters, a shot Almagro can only return into the net

  25. - - Coming up next for Nadal will be the winner between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Florian Mayer, who play later on on the Grandstand Court. Miami Masters drawsheet

  26. - - FISH 5-3 - A double fault is quickly followed by an ace from Almagro to deny Fish an early set point. And another ace just a couple of points later from the Spaniard sees him hold and force Fish to serve out the first set

  27. - - FISH 5-2 - Another pretty comfortable service hold for Fish as he takes the game to 15 to leave Almagro serving to stay in this speedy opening set after the change of ends

  28. - - FISH 4-2 - Almagro quickly finds himself 0-40 down and staring at a double break. But this time he manages to battle back and finishes in a cracking manner, holding with a service winner down the centre of the court

  29. - - FISH 4-1 - Nothing going Almagro's way right now as he sends a backhand long of the baeline down the centre of the court to help Fish on his way to a love service hold that consolidates the break

  30. - - FISH 3-1 - BREAK - Almagro gets a little lucky when defending a first break point, his backhand catching the top of the tape and dropping just short enough to put Fish off-balance so that the Spaniard has time to whip a forehand passing shot winner across court. The Spaniard also saves the second but a unforced forehand error from Almagro sees Fish grab the third and go an early break up

  31. - NADAL 6-4 5-2 - Serve and volley tennis from Nadal as he ends a foray into the net by burying a forehadn volley into the open cout. And the Spaniard goes on to hold on the next point, leaving Nishikori serving to stay in the match after the change of ends

  32. - FISH 2-1 - Much better from Fish this time as he races through a service hold with little difficulty at all

  33. - - FISH 1-1 - Almagro also holds his opening game, injecting a spot of pace with a forehand down the centre of the court and drawing a backhand long from the American

  34. - - FISH 1-0 - Fish has not exactly made a barnstorming start to this match as he quickly finds himself 0-40 down before managing to recover with a series of huge serves. He goes on to hold, much to the delight of the crowd but that looked sluggish

  35. - - Over on the Grandstand Court, Fish and Almagro are ready to get going and it will be the American to kick things off by serving first ...

  36. - - Coming up next on the Grandstand Court, eighth seeded American Mardy Fish will be taking on 12th seeded Nicolas Almagro in what is sure to be an attritional match

Nicolás Almagro

Nationality ESP
Date of Birth 21/08/1985
Height 1.83 m
Weight 84 kg

Mardy Fish

Nationality USA
Date of Birth 09/12/1981
Height 1.87 m
Weight 81 kg

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