NEW YORK – American Mardy Fish advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-0, 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic.
Fish is seeded 19th and is one of only seven Americans ranked in the top 100. He joins Taylor Dent and ninth-seeded Andy Roddick in the second round, with John Isner, James Blake, Sam Querrey and Donald Young still waiting for their first-round matches.
Fish lost to Roger Federer in the final of the Cincinnati Masters two weeks ago.
On Tuesday, he served 24 aces and needed only 20 minutes to win the first set. Then after losing the next two sets, he won the last two in just 51 minutes.