Lighter Fish takes win streak to DC

August 1, 2010 03:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Every so often, Mardy Fish comes across an old photo of himself, from before he lost more than 30 pounds, and needles his wife or trainer or whoever happens to be within earshot.

The former top-20 player jokes that he tells them he wants to know why they never told him what he looked like back then.

Fish's physical transformation certainly is paying off. He has won his past two tournaments and carries a 10-match winning streak into the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. The hard-court tuneup for the U.S. Open begins Sunday but play is being delayed by rain.

Fish, of Tampa, Fla., aims to extend his recent success against a field that includes 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick and Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych.