Originally Posted by L James
flip fan where did you find the interview with comments about sickness and playing in challengers
I got the quotes from a news article....
At an event where all seeds received byes, slumping Australian Mark Philippoussis, suffering with chills and a fever, was bundled out by German Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-3.
The number 165-ranked Philippoussis, Wimbledon finalist just three years ago, was unable to capitalize after going up a break with points for 4-0 in the second set against his number 65 opponent.
Swirling wind from the approaching weather didn't help the 29- year-old's game.
"It was a tough day out there, I don't want to make excuses, but I was getting a fever last night. I had chills," Philippoussis said.
"I had my chances, but he got on a roll. He's a strong player but very unorthodox. He disguises his backhand well. He was better on the day. I don't want to take anything away from him."
but if you go to marks official fansite message board: http://com2.runboard.com/bscudcentral.fmainchat
all the latest on mark is posted there. Nick Philippoussis also visists and posts under the name Nflip... he posted today because he was upset about an aussie article that made up some bullshit about mark not playing davis cup because of money. Nick also explained the loss and said mark had the worst night before the Mayer match becuase he was ill, and his energy levels dropped as the match went on.