American Mardy Fish completed an epic comeback in the second round of the 2012 U.S. Open on Tuesday, rising from two sets down to defeat Russia's Nikolay Davydenko 4-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-1, 6-2.
The No. 23 ranked Fish was on the brink after losing the second-set tiebreaker, but Davydenko's fitness began to wane in the later stages of the match, which played right into Fish's hands. The Boca Raton, Fla., native relied on his monster serve, pushing 16 aces past Davydenko in the victory. Fish was also excellent returning the Russian's serve, breaking Davydenko eight times over the course of the match as he easily took the final three sets.
In the third round, Fish will take on the winner of Thursday's second-round contest between No. 16 Gilles Simon and Jimmy Wang.