[Yahoo] Another early exit for Philippoussis

Rusty Backhand
10-04-2004, 08:46 PM
Mark Philippoussis dropped his fifth straight opening match Monday, losing to Tomas Zib of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 in the Japan Open's first round. Philippoussis, a two-time Grand Slam finalist hampered by injuries all season, hasn't won a match since Wimbledon. Zib's third victory of 2004 on the ATP Tour set him up to meet seventh-seeded Taylor Dent of the United States.