Feb. 8, 2022

#150: Mardy Fish on Living with Anxiety

#150: Mardy Fish on Living with Anxiety

It´s our 150th episode of Control the Controllables!

And for a special episode, we have a special guest as we speak to former US number 1 and current Davis Cup Captain Mardy Fish.

Mardy won 14 singles and doubles titles and reached number 7 in the world, before an anxiety disorder threatened his career.

After suffering with anxiety and panic attacks, he was forced to withdraw from the 2012 US Open at the peak of his game, not returning to professional tennis until 2015.

He recently told his story in the must-watch Netflix documentary, Untold:Breaking Point.

In this episode, Mardy talks to us about his career and mental health battles, and why he wants us to stop thinking of mental health as separate to physical health. 

Episode highlights include:-

  • What it was like growing up training and living with Andy Roddick.
  • How the US Open became his favourite event.
  • How focusing on his physical fitness changed his career and life.
  • How he coped with the onset of anxiety and panic attacks.
  • His motivation to share his story on the Netflix documentary.
  • Does he view his career as a success?
  • Life after pro tennis and becoming Davis Cup Captain.

Mardy Fish celebrating in a tennis match

Links & Resources

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