Mardy Fish was high above Wimbledon, perched on a stool in the players’ restaurant with a panorama of green courts and tennis whites stretched out behind him like a landscape painting.
It was a peaceful afternoon, but Fish was here to talk about troubled nights, and at one stage lifted his shirt Saturday to show the circular red marks on his torso left by suction cups used to secure a heart-rate monitor to his chest every night for weeks.
“I have one here, one here and one here,” Fish said, touching the marks. “It was really uncomfortable to sleep in, but it made me feel comfortable. I still have it with me.”