Mardy Fish to replace injured Andy Roddick

Former World No.7 Mardy Fish will replace 2017 International Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick in the line-up for the PowerShares Series Men’s Legends Event at the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies.

“Due to a leg injury I incurred while playing in the Winston-Salem final, I am very disappointed to have to miss the New Haven PowerShares Series event this year,” said Roddick. “I look forward to returning next year to make sure James Blake is not the best player in CT.”

Making his PowerShares debut in New Haven, Fish will join Fairfield’s James Blake, French Open champion Michael Chang and defending champion Mark Philippoussis in the one set shoot-out. On Thursday, August 24, following the women’s quarterfinal, Chang will play Blake, and on Friday, August 25, following the WTA semifinal, Fish will take on Philippoussis, with the winners of each match-up competing in a final on Friday night. 

"I'm so happy to be returning to New Haven this year,” said Fish. “It’s a special place with special memories. Playing two finals there, including against James in 2008 was one of my greatest memories!”