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2012 Wimbledon Results: Mardy Fish Advances In Return To Court

Mardy Fish made his return to the court after a medical procedure on his heart that had him out for 10 weeks by defeating Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo of Spain, 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (1) to move on to the second round of Wimbledon.

Fish is the 10th-seed in the tournament and the second-ranked player in the US but no one knew what to expect from him upon his return. The 30-year-old hadn't played a competitive match in 2 1/2 months due to an accelerated heartbeat that first gave him issues after losing a match on March 29 at Key Biscayne, Fla.

At last year's Wimbledon, Fish had his best showing by reaching the quarterfinals.

Fish spoke with ESPN.com about his feelings heading into Wimbledon.

"Definitely happy to be here but I also want more. I have a good draw. But I'll take it one at a time. Realistically, I don't know. This is the best case for me surface-wise to come back on. Two out of three sets would be better than best-of-five, but it's not as taxing as the French. Maybe the French would have been almost impossible to come back that early. So we'll see. I haven't played a real match in a while. Practices have gone way better than expected."

First match down, second round to go.

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