Mardy Fish (above), the Atlanta and Newport champion (above).

Mardy Fish, ranked around world # 90 in May, has found himself back inside the top 40, landing at # 35 after winning two straight events and making the finals of 3 out of his last 4 events.

This week, Fish is the fourth ranked American male this week, improving 14 spots–the most of any American in the top 100.  Ahead of Fish this week is top ranked American and good Fish friend, Andy Roddick, who remains at world # 9, John Isner, who lost to Fish in yesterday’s final, at world # 19, and Sam Querrey, at world # 20.  Querrey is back in action this week at the Farmer’s Classic in LA.  Keep in mind that Big Sam Q had a great Olympus Series last year and won the US Open Series.  He should be tough this week in front of the hometown fans.

The next highest riser in this week’s rankings for America after Fish was Taylor Dent, up to world # 84 to world # 94 with his quarter-final loss to Fish in Atlanta.

Michael Russell, another quarter-finalist in Atlanta, is up 8 spots from world # 89 to world # 81.  Donald young finds himself up 6 spots, and back in the top 100, sitting at # 99.  Go DY!

Tommy Haas, now an American citizen, and still recovering from injury, slid one position back to # 107.  Haas dates actress Sara Foster.  James Blake slipped 2 positions to # 117, and Robby Ginepri fell a precipitous 43 ranking spots to world # 118.

–Crack (