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Wimbledon 2012: Mardy Fish Looking To Avoid Struggles Of Other Top Seeds

The first day of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships is wrapping up, and Minnesota's Mardy Fish was able to relax and watch some of the top seeds struggle, as he's not scheduled to begin until Tuesday. Day 1 saw Venus Williams on the Ladies side of the bracket, falling 6-1, 6-3 to Elena Vesnina as the high profile upset of the day, but the men's side saw some struggles from the top-end, as well.

John Isner found himself in another five set match, much to nobody's surprise against Alejandro Falla. At the time of writing, Isner is trailing 6-5 in the fifth set and the odds are currently overwhelmingly in the favor of another multi-day match. In all seriousness, the struggles aren't entirely surprising given the strong serving of Falla and the struggles Isner has had returning of late.

Outside of Isner, the No. 6-seeded Tomas Berdych finds himself down two sets and trailing in the third at the time of writing. Berdych lost both of the first two sets to Ernests Gulbis in a tiebreak and he's struggling in the third.

Needless to say, Mardy Fish certainly would rather have a day like, say, Roger Federer, the No. 3 seed for the tournament. Federer won his match against Albert Ramos in straight sets 6-1, 6-1, 6-1. Or perhaps he'd rather have a day like Novak Djokovic, who bested Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets as well, winning 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.

Fish is set to take on Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo on Tuesday to open up his play in the tournament. Don't forget to check out SI.com's Scoreboard to keep track of all matches throughout the tournament.

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