Mardy Fish made quick and easy work of his U.S. Open first-round opponent, finishing off Tobias Kamke with an ace on triple-match point to win 6-2, 6-2, 6-1. Fish, the top-seeded American at No. 8, threw in a nice between-the-legs shot during the match's final game. He needed just 23 minutes to close out the final set.
The 29-year-old is trying to win his first Grand Slam, having never advanced beyond the quarterfinals in any of tennis's four biggest events. His best U.S. Open performance was in 2008, when he went to the quarterfinals and lost to Rafael Nadal.
It's just one match, but he looked very good on Monday. Fish was broken just once and won 86 percent of points in which he was successful on his first serve. He pounded in 28 winners and converted 7 of 8 break-point chances. Kamke was not exactly on top of his game, either, recording zero aces and just 10 winners.
Fish will play the winner of Malek Jazir and Thiemo de Bakker. Both players are unseeded.