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Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

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07-17-2002, 02:09 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

congrats on 4th round at Wimby!!

07-17-2002, 02:11 PM
Go Scud :bounce:

07-17-2002, 02:15 PM
Blast 'em away Mark!

07-17-2002, 02:59 PM
My favorite ATP player!

When he is on, he is ON...but when he's off....he's...well...:(

Come on Mark, you showed signs of what you can do this year, now put it all together and show em what you're made of ;)

07-17-2002, 06:40 PM
Go Scud!!! :bounce::bounce:

07-17-2002, 09:43 PM
go scud !!! :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
07-18-2002, 11:05 AM
mark has always had the good, and now he has a great new attitude to go with it!

Go mark :D

07-18-2002, 08:05 PM
Yup, Mark is back to his fighter ways :bounce: Go Scud!

07-19-2002, 03:55 AM
Im looking forward to the US season! :)

Lets go one better than 98 ;) :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
07-19-2002, 09:24 AM
Does anyone know if he is planning on asking for a Wild Card to the Toronto Masters Series?

I sure hope so, because then I will get to see him live!

07-19-2002, 12:04 PM
i think he is on the "next in main draw" list

07-19-2002, 04:11 PM
Im not so sure Becca (its still strange seeing him in a 'qualifying' list!)....but if you see him, give us a full report ;)

Chloe le Bopper
07-24-2002, 03:37 PM
Oh for sure I will.

If he was one of the next in, then he will play for sure, because Pat and Goran are listed and they aren't playing.

If he plays I will be sure to go and try and take some pics and write stuff down to remember :)

Princess Fiona
08-01-2002, 02:54 PM
I had this dream about him a few nights ago... :o

GO SCUD!! :bounce: :D

08-02-2002, 03:35 AM
Cool thanx Becca :wavey:
But pity he wasnt in the draw :(

Fiona....:o:o:o care to divulge? :p

08-02-2002, 05:38 AM
*cough cough* Fiona.......dream about Scud? Do tell. :angel:

Go Scud! :bounce:

Princess Fiona
08-02-2002, 10:42 PM
:o :o

I had a dream I was on a coach trip with Scud - I've no idea why he featured in this dream! A COMPLETE mystery! ;)

SCUD! SCUD! SCUUUUUUUD!! :bounce: ;)

08-03-2002, 03:25 AM
oh.... :o

IS that all? :o

I thought it would be something good.... :angel:

08-03-2002, 04:49 AM
Coach trip Fiona? hehe, where were you two going? ;)

Allie...maybe you will have that *good* dream soon ;) :p

Princess Fiona
08-03-2002, 06:22 PM
We were somewhere hot, if I remember correctly. :D

I'm sorry it wasn't more interesting (hmm, maybe it WAS, but I forgot the details! :p)

Oi Oi Oi Scuuuuuud! ;)

08-03-2002, 08:13 PM
hot? :p :angel:

It must be a nice dream. All good dreams you seem to can't remember, but nightmares you remember. :p


Chloe le Bopper
08-06-2002, 08:24 AM
He has qualified for the main draw :D

Princess Fiona
08-06-2002, 11:03 PM
Hmm, maybe you are right, Allie... *sigh* ;)

pfff, what am I DOING to this thread with my dream talk? :o :rolleyes: ;)

Rebecca, I'm pleased to hear that Scud has qualified! :D

Princess Fiona
08-26-2002, 01:21 PM
GOOOOOO SCUD!! :D :bounce:

pssst, poster from Mauritius, yeah, YOU :p - we are equal on number of posts! ;)

08-27-2002, 06:20 PM
Scud retired at US Open first round due to a bad landind cauing knee injury again in the 4th set :sad: :sad:

what a waste of playing so great in the first two sets :(

08-28-2002, 07:31 AM

This is just terrible :( He had this match too. He will await on results from an MRI scan later this week...if he needs surgery again, I really dont know what the future holds...cant be good thats for sure. Poor Mark.

08-28-2002, 07:32 AM
Fiona I lead by two now :p

Princess Fiona
08-30-2002, 11:16 AM
Poor Mark! Hope things get better soon, Scudster! :kiss:

Originally posted by Raven
Fiona I lead by two now :p

EQUAL! :p ;)

12-17-2002, 12:34 PM
a big bump to this thread! :) :) :)

12-23-2002, 08:04 AM
Yeah good luck Scud for the Australian summer

01-08-2003, 10:10 PM
Scud poised for comeback

Four knee operations and counting, and yet Mark Philippoussis is back yet again. On Wednesday, the Melbourne native disposed of the world's No.19 player, Alex Corretja, in the Kooyong Classic, 5-7 6-4 7-6 (7-5). Suddenly, the return of the Scud seems a possibility.

Written off for good by many, the big Victorian may not win next week’s Australian Open, but the 26-year old Melbourne native could worry more than one opponent in his own backyard. He says his main ambition is to get as many matches as possible under his belt: matches, tournaments, Davis Cup, … Did someone say Davis Cup? Australia happens to face Britain next month and with proven experience that includes Australia’s win in 1999, Scud now hopes to secure his place.

While his body passed its latest test, last week a second-round loss to Rainer Schuettler in Madras curtailed the Australian's first tournament since he hyper-extended his suspect left knee at the US Open in August.

"Last week was my first tournament since the US, so it's definitely tough. I feel like every time I get injured it gets a little tougher mentally coming back," Philippoussis said Wednesday at the Kooyong. "Physically I'm still obviously getting stronger, nowhere near as strong as I would like to be, but as much as you train there is no such thing as match toughness."

With four operations since 1999 which now require regular jabs of synthetic cartilage, Philippoussis says nothing can phase him.

"I just go out and play like there's nothing wrong. I don't think there's something wrong with my knee, I'm fine now," he insisted.

At 26, the lost years cannot be recovered. But he can make the most of those that are left and has pledged to play February's Davis Cup tie against Britain in his first home appearance since the 1997 quarter-final against the Czech Republic in Adelaide.

For now though, the second singles spot behind Lleyton Hewitt is taken.

True, Wayne Arthurs has torn his calf, but it appears that he will have recovered in time. Arthurs is almost certain to play doubles at Melbourne Park next week and is rated a 75 per cent chance to play singles, for which he will request a Tuesday start.

Arthurs plans to hit his first points in practice this weekend before making a decision on his fitness. "There's going to be one or two days in it, whether he makes it or not, but he's getting better every day," coach Brent Larkham said Wednesday.

"He's feeling great, his recovery is going really well, better than could be expected. He's pretty positive about trying to play doubles at least, and he'll 100 per cent be right for Davis Cup.”

But a sure thing could quicly turn into a quandary for Davis Cup captain John Newcombe should Melbourne Park next week bear witness to the real return of the Scud.

Eurosport 09/01/2003

01-13-2003, 03:47 PM
he won :D 6-4 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 6-3 :bounce:

next round Srichipan ... Go Mark!

01-13-2003, 05:45 PM
Well done Mark,glad to see him win today v Verkerk :D :bounce: all the best :)

01-15-2003, 01:04 PM
He beat Srichaphan 3-6 6-1 1-6 7-5 6-3 :D :bounce:

great fight :) keep going :)

01-15-2003, 04:54 PM
I just saw the last 2 sets of that match :bounce: well done indeed!:D

Ma. Estefania
02-06-2003, 08:32 PM
It's the 1st time I come here, but please, don't leave this thread to die.

We must support Mark!

02-09-2003, 02:42 AM
Mark won his DC match over a midget

Go Mark :hearts: :bounce: :hearts:

02-09-2003, 02:43 AM
:drool: :lick: :kiss: g g

07-01-2003, 12:56 AM
He beat Andre today at Wimbledon!!! The Scud is back!!! WOO HOO

07-01-2003, 06:26 AM
Fantastic win for Scud :D :D :bounce: keep going !!!

07-02-2003, 08:36 PM
mark cameback from 2 sets down vs popp,now they r playing fifht set.

GOO MARKK!! :) :) :)

Davai Misha
07-03-2003, 01:19 PM
c'mon mark! you can do it!

07-04-2003, 01:35 PM
I was new here when the site was shut down so this is my first post in this thread. :wavey:
I cant think of a better first post here than to say; "Flip's in the final" he won over Grosjean 7-6 6-3 6-3. Very convincing. I know he can do it now :clap2: :bounce:

07-04-2003, 05:30 PM
Mark goodluck in the Final!!!:bounce:

07-28-2003, 06:21 AM
Hey I have a question too.

Why is his nickname "Scud?"

08-07-2003, 11:24 AM
because his serves are as fast as a flying cloud :eek: :worship:

08-07-2003, 02:39 PM
:wavey: hello all fellow Scud fans! :D

thought Id make an appearance here! Pity he pulled out of Montreal but I hope he can do well in the US Open! Go Mark :D

Hope you like my avatar :drool:

08-09-2003, 11:42 AM
Go Mark :drool:
ILuvRogi :drool::hearts: I like your avatar indeed ;)

08-09-2003, 02:51 PM
Mark :worship:

JuaNQui FoReVeR
08-09-2003, 05:39 PM
Mark fan here!! :D :wavey:

08-23-2003, 01:49 PM
Article on Scud and Lleyton.

US Open draw paints easy path for Hewitt but hard road for Scud
August 22, 2003

The pressure on Lleyton Hewitt eased a little yesterday when the former world No.1 received a generous draw for the US Open, which starts in New York on Monday. Unlike his Davis Cup teammate Mark Philippoussis, Hewitt has been given an excellent opportunity to play himself into much-needed form over the first week of the season's final grand slam.

In the first round, the sixth seed meets world No.84 Victor Hanescu, a 22-year-old from Romania who has played only 22 matches on the main tour and has done best on clay.

If he wins that match, Hewitt will face either Hyung-Taik Lee or Vladimir Voltchkov in round two. There is no "name" player in his path until Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan in the round of 16.

Srichaphan is the 11th seed and won a tour-best 40 matches on hardcourts last year.

Third seed Juan Carlos Ferrero looms in the quarter-finals, and should Hewitt advance to the semi-finals - as he has on his past three trips to Flushing Meadows - the 2001 champion would likely confront top seed and world No.1 Andre Agassi.

Other dangers in Hewitt's top half of the draw include unpredictable Russian Marat Safin, Sebastien Grosjean and two recent victors over the South Australian, Max Mirnyi and Wayne Ferreira.

Philippoussis, the 20th seed and 1998 finalist, opens against a qualifier but has landed in a rugged section of the draw that features Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, hometown favourite James Blake and in-form Argentinian David Nalbandian.

Philippoussis will probably play Russian Davis Cup hero Mikhail Youzhny in the second round and is on course to meet 13th-seeded Nalbandian in the third round before colliding with Federer in a mouth-watering Wimbledon final rematch. Seventh seed Carlos Moya is Philippoussis's projected quarter-final opponent, with tournament favourite Andy Roddick, the fourth seed, expected to be lying in wait for the semi-finals.

Hewitt, normally at his best on the US hardcourts, has had a poor build-up for the open.

He made a run to the final in Los Angeles earlier this month in his comeback event following a four-week lay-off after his first-round elimination at Wimbledon. But he has since lost to Mirnyi in the second round in Montreal and to Xavier Malisse in the first round in Cincinnati.

Hewitt has tumbled from the top of the rankings before Wimbledon to world No.6 and his 13 tournaments contested this year are the second-fewest of any player in the top 50 in the ATP Champions Race. But he insists his priorities for this year were the grand slams and Davis Cup.

While he has failed to progress beyond the fourth round at the first three majors, he has helped Australia reach a Davis Cup semi-final against Switzerland next month.

Fellow Australians Wayne Arthurs and Scott Draper have received tough draws, with Arthurs starting off against Australian Open runner-up Rainer Schuettler of Germany and Draper to play Moya.

Australia's top-ranked woman, Alicia Molik, has drawn a qualifier, and Nicole Pratt meets American Jill Craybas.

Molik has a great chance to reach her maiden grand slam quarter-final after being pitted in a section of the draw devoid of any of the game's current stars.

The road ahead: possible run through


1st rd: Victor Hanescu

2nd rd: Hyung-taik Lee

3rd rd: 29-Feliciano Lopez

4th rd: 11-Paradorn Srichaphan

Q/F: 3-Juan Carlos Ferrero

S/F: 1-Andre Agassi

F: 2-Roger Federer


1st rd: qualifier

2nd rd: Mikhail Youzhny

3rd rd: 13-David Nalbandian

4th rd: 2-Roger Federer

Q/F: 7-Carlos Moya

S/F: 4-Andy Roddick

F: 1-Andre Agassi AAP

Davai Misha
08-26-2003, 12:20 AM
Hi to all Scud-Fans!! :wavey:

Is anyone here going to the DavisCup? I'm staying in Melbourne for 6 months. I bought tickets for the DavisCup and I can't wait to see Mark! It will the first time I see him in reality and I like him so much! I'll take heeps of pictures and I'll try to post them here if you want! :)

Btw, can you recommend any good Scud websites?

Kath :)

10-17-2003, 06:39 AM
Mark :dance:

04-15-2004, 03:55 PM

04-15-2004, 08:36 PM

Pink Panther
04-16-2004, 03:43 AM
Nice Pepsi ad dinarasafinafan. :wavey:

Mark in Shanghai [4.15.2004]

Pink Panther
04-20-2004, 12:01 AM
flip_fan, :wavey: to tell you the truth, I am not really Mark's fan but this interview was quite amusing...and long and cheesy and extremely gossipy :p I've translated some parts of it and put them into point-form.


Flip was in Shanghai for 2 days to promote the Heineken Open this fall. He played 3 on 3 against the Oriental Sharks (?) and was capable of doing all sorts of stunts from lay-ups to reverse lay-ups to 3 pointers. In the afternoon, he also visited a tennis clinic in a university.

During the interview:
- he was eating spicy curry seafood soup and big-prawn curry rice :lol:
- he said he loves Southeast Asian food...especially hot spicy dishes and could normally eat two whole portions
- he gulped down the curry seafood soup and said he might try green curry next time since it's slightly milder :lol:
- he loves food with different tastes, but on court he's only after one taste - the taste of victory :rolleyes: :help: (cheesy)
- he was helping his representative from Asia (a middle-aged man whom he does not know very well) spread jam on bread :rolls:
- he was also promoting one of his most favourite beverages to the interviewer: a mix of green tea, cappuccino and cocoa and said he must go to Starbucks right away to let him try it out
- this just goes to show how kind-hearted and caring he was :speakles:

Dubbed the habitual "first-round loser" by the Australian Time Magazine:
- he was a collector of motorcycles...a man who was mad about speed...and an experienced surfer
- "I was young at that time and with the amount of money I was earning, I was only doing what people in my position would've done."
- "It was nothing to be proud of but neither would I regret it."
- "I've now learned from my mistakes and that's what life is all about."
- "At the moment, I only have a Harley and a Ferrari."
- "When you begin to realise what's most important in your life, these race-cars which gave me a lot of speeding tickets no longer appeal to me anymore."

On his 2003 performance:
- last year, he fired 48 aces against Agassi and eventually reached the Wimbledon final
- he coined this his "fairy-tale-like runner-up"...after having only returned to the circuit for a mere 2 months
- previously, he had spent almost half a year confined to a wheelchair
- in the Davis Cup final, he managed to come back from 2-sets down to defeat Ferrero :o despite suffering from back spasms
- he became the national hero of Australia and dedicated his victory to his home country

On his love-life: :rolleyes: (told you this is gossipy)
- his ex-Moroccan model girlfriend once described this ice-cool giant as "sweet"
- he never cared about what was written in the newspaper and claimed that it would be very tiring to keep track of every single piece of news
- "I was only involved in two serious relationships and both times I introduced them to my friends."
- he admitted that Delta is his current girlfriend, a 19-yr old singer who has recently recovered from cancer
- he admires her courage...and though he doesn't like her songs all that much, if someone asks him, he will proclaim himself her fan :hearts:
- during the interview, he was donning a necklace and a bracelet Delta had given him
- he admitted he had once dated Kournikova but it was only a brief fling
- asked about his thoughts on Anna: "She's a little bit mean (I guess jokingly) and asks for too much...that's all I can really say about her."

Regarding Pat Cash's criticisms:
- during the AO, Cash criticised him for not being able to stay focused and for getting distracted by the news of an ailing friend
- "Really? Is that what Cash said? That guy speaks too much."
- he asserted that what he appears to be may not necessarily be the real him...but felt that there was no need to reveal his true-self to everybody
- the only thing he really cares about is his family: "When my dad had cancer, I was reaching the all-time low in my career. I bought a lot of remedial things for myself and for my dad's illness. I can give up anything for my family." :)

On Rebecca Loos and David Beckham: :rolleyes: (told you this is gossipy)
- "Beckham is one unlucky guy." (apparently Flip and Beckham both signed a contract with the same agency IMG?)
- "I've seen her (Loos) a couple of times and heard that she's a bit of a trouble-maker. Don't be mistaken, there's nothing between the two of us."
- he kept expressing how sorry he feels for Beckham and commented that "One of them (he didn't say who) is just a wolf in sheep's clothing."

On Lleyton Hewitt:
- "Once during an interview, someone asked if the two of us grew a goatee, will we play better?"
- he claimed he was not really into the seemingly fashionable goatee but said: "If I really wanted to, I could always grow one. As for Hewitt, I think you might need to buy him some glue." :lol:
- someone suggested he write an autobiography: "It'll definitely be limited edition then. Besides, it's kind of hard to picture me sitting at a desk with a pen in my hand..."

On DVDs: :rolls:
- he wore a blank expression through out the press conference but when DVD was brought up, his face immediately lit up
- "Last year when I came to Shanghai, I bought so many DVDs they lasted me a good few weeks."
- he was amazed at how cheaply priced DVDs were in Shanghai (¥8 each which roughly converts to $US 1) and quickly shared this discovery with his dad :angel:
- this time around, the first thought that occurred to him when he got off the plane was to stock up on DVDs and he even brought along an extra holdall just in case :lol:
- but his two-day schedule was so tightly-packed he had to give up his only hour of rest on the second day to go shopping with his friends and translator
- ...and he was not at all disappointed...the DVDs were still priced at ¥8 each and in the end he spent a total of ¥250 (around 30 DVDs?)
- "I enjoy watching American action films...Chinese films aren't that bad either. My favourite past time is to curl up on a sofa with my mom and watch movies with Chinese subtitles." :)


There were also 3 quotes from Sampras, McNamara and Kournikova but blah...I can't be bothered to look them up. :p

Pink Panther
04-20-2004, 03:22 AM
One more pic. :)

04-20-2004, 05:38 PM
Thanks Pink Panther! Cool pics! And thanks for putting up the story. It's nice to know that Mark is doing SOMETHING when he's not playing tennis, hehe. And this was all last week or what?

Pink Panther
04-20-2004, 08:14 PM
I think he was only in Shanghai for two days Snoopy_Girl :). Novak and Schalken will also be playing in the Heineken well Juanqui...but :rolleyes: JC's such a disappointment these days.

04-21-2004, 06:20 PM
Yeah, I know, but I think he just played a bit too much and too fast after his illness.. Anyway again thanks for the pics and the interview!

05-05-2004, 05:50 AM
Mark lost to Tommy in the first round of the Telecom Italia Masters in Rome, in three sets. He is still in the doubles competition with Marat Safin

Go Tommy :p

05-05-2004, 04:06 PM
even though mark lost to tommy r., im still kinda happy coz i know he did well and put up a fight... at least now he won a set after all his straight losses.. YEY! hope this is the start of his wins.. GO MARK!!!

05-05-2004, 07:41 PM
Mark lost to Tommy in the first round of the Telecom Italia Masters in Rome, in three sets. He is still in the doubles competition with Marat Safin

Go Tommy :p Oooh, CooCoo, you specially came to the Mark forum to tell that huh? You need some serious punishment! :devil: ;)

It's not that bad Mark lost. He won a set against an in-form Spaniard on Mark's least fave surface... He'll get his level up soon (I hope :rolleyes: )

05-06-2004, 06:53 AM
Hehe I just hope Tommy wasn't out of shape. And yes, I did come all the way here to tell you that. Nobody else had, yet! :p You can understand how much I hated having to be the first to tell you.. Sorry ;) :o :p

05-06-2004, 01:28 PM
It's a shitty job, but somebody had to do it.. so you volunteered, right? ;)
You seem to have a serious thing for the :p smiley these days, CooCoo!

And you do know that you now officially posted twice at a Mark Philippoussis fan forum, don't you? hehe...

05-06-2004, 04:47 PM
Wow! I must be turning into a Scud fan lol

I use a lot of smileys.. I notice that when I type really long messages.. they're full of smileys ;)

05-06-2004, 05:29 PM
Yeah I know, but the :p ones seems to be the ultimate fave!

And three times it is.. you diehard ;)

05-06-2004, 05:41 PM
Uhuh. By the way, the Mark thread is kind of boring. There is more life in the Tommy Robredo fan thread and it almost resembles a graveyard there ;)

05-07-2004, 07:04 AM
I know! I tried to post here a lot, but ultimately I became almost the only poster. Now there is Flip Fan too, but ah well... I'm mostly just checking out the players forums, instead of actually posting there.

05-07-2004, 09:01 AM
:p So you should be happy with my presence here.. It livens things up a bit :)

05-07-2004, 07:49 PM
Of course I am! :p keep posting CooCoo.. even though it isn't even really about Mark what it is you post :( ;)

05-09-2004, 05:45 AM
I have hardly anything more to say, Snoopy :p

05-09-2004, 08:36 PM
Good Luck against Joachim tomorrow!

05-10-2004, 09:42 AM
Yeah.. c'mon Mark! :bounce: You're gonna need all the luck you can get! Last week three set loss against Robredo, then maybe this week a three set win against Johansson? :)

05-22-2004, 10:39 PM
yeah Mark! :bounce: :bounce:

(these pictures are from Yahoo, I hope the links work for some time, but you'd better save them if you want to keep them for long time as I'm not sure for how long the links are valid)

05-23-2004, 10:43 AM
I'm still wondering why the bandana is back again ;)

11-07-2004, 06:29 AM
Happy Birthday Mark :)

Pink Panther
01-11-2005, 07:49 PM

Philippoussis set to withdraw from Open

Victorian Mark Philippoussis appears almost certain to withdraw from next week's Australian Open with a groin injury.

The US Open and Wimbledon finalist has been undergoing intensive treatment in Melbourne with Australia's Davis Cup physiotherapist Andrea Bisaz after tearing his groin at last week's Hopman Cup in Perth.

But having already been forced to withdraw from this week's Medibank International in Sydney with the injury, Bisaz says Philippoussis is unlikely to recover in time to take his place at Melbourne Park.

"I certainly wouldn't put money on it, but he is receiving treatment," Bisaz told the Herald Sun.

If Philippoussis does elect to play though, Australia's Davis Cup coach Wally Masur told AAP he would not be surprised to see him perform well, after he overcame injury to lead the team to the teams title in 2003.

"He's a pretty mercurial character," said Masur, who admitted Philippoussis could be selected for March's opening round Davis Cup tie against Austria in Sydney, even though he has been badly out of form.

"No one doubts what he's capable of. One thing about Mark that just sort of highlights what he's capable of is that Davis Cup final. He had a tear in his pectoral muscle."

"When he finished playing, he had a lump the size of a tennis ball on the right-hand side. I've never seen anything like it. And he beat Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-0 (in the fifth set). It was an extraordinary effort.":sad: That kinda sux. Rest well.

01-11-2005, 11:24 PM
oh well, id rather he recover properly, go back to new york and train with john MacEnroe and work on his fitness more. he's still not in top shape, could lose a couple more kilos...

if he were to play he'd lose before 4th round, drop his ranking badly and possible re-injury himself. I hope he makes the announcement soon.

he'll be back, if he's been through the hell of last yr and now this new injury and is still talking about tennis, it shows he's serious. if he wasnt he'd have given up by now.

01-12-2005, 06:52 AM
:( not good news but get well soon Mark.

I think working with John McEnroe will be great for him. I think he needs someone to enthuse him as well as help with the technical matters.

03-21-2005, 12:56 PM

sex pix from a maga :eek:

04-07-2005, 03:23 PM
Did you hear something about Mark playing at the exhibition tournament at River Oaks (Houston)? They said he was in the players list but I don't know if he's actually playing.

04-07-2005, 10:42 PM
He was suppose to be, but he rolled on his ankle in the last moments of his match in Nasdaq... he should be back in a clay tournament in 2-3wks.

04-24-2005, 08:34 PM
when next is mark playing?

04-25-2005, 01:09 AM
Mark is playing the Harrah's Mens Pro Challenger in Mississippi on May 2nd. It has also been reported he's playing the Forest Hills Challenger May 9 - 14th.

Smart move for mark, he's taking his time with his recovery and also playing challengers to help get ranking points.

Cant wait to see him back on court, no doubt he's been working hard on fitness and his game with new coach andrew florent. :)

04-25-2005, 02:03 AM
thanks! hope he does well :D

bad gambler
06-08-2005, 01:56 AM
good start for flip, 6-4 6-0 win against sluiter

good luck against roddick, just hope he is competitive :rocker2:

06-10-2005, 09:09 AM
good luck Mark in wimby :wavey:

06-22-2005, 02:32 AM
Come on Mark! Good luck against Safin!

06-22-2005, 07:37 PM
An interview with Mark:

Mark Philippoussis says the days of excess are over: "I'm engaged to be married, I've sorted myself out in the past year and all I'm going to be doing back in Miami is to train and practice hard on the tennis court and watch DVDs with my fiancee, Alexis, at home. I want to lead a normal life, like anyone else...I bought my first Ferrari when I was 20. Who wouldn't? I did a lot of things. I wasn't mature enough to handle the expectation -- and I wasn't ready for the commitment I needed to give to tennis. I bought a top-of-the-range Ferrari, then, two months later, I sold it. You wanna know why? I was bored. That's when I began to grow concerned about the kind of person I was. I was leading a vacuous existence. It didn't matter how many cars and bikes I had. None of it mattered. I realized none of that stuff was important. I had everything, but I had nothing. I wasn't happy. That's when I understood why. What made me happy was not just playing tennis, but playing on the big stage. Suddenly I realized how much I had thrown away. I feel so unfulfilled. I lived my life the way I've chosen to do so, but now I understand that I haven't put everything into tennis.If I were to stop right now, I would have let myself down badly. I honestly believe that the best years of my career are just beginning."

06-22-2005, 08:56 PM
OK, to cheer up all Mark fans here I thought I'll post his interview after his loss to Marat. Despite the ankle injury he sounds quite optimistic. :)

M. Philippoussis - Day 3
Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Q. You had the ankle assessed. How bad was the damage?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: It's not the ankle. It's a ligament. I have to get an MRI.

Q. Any idea how bad it could be?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: Oh, it was pretty painful out there. But I'll see. I don't think it's going to be anything ‑‑ I don't think it's going to be anything too bad.

Q. Would it harm your chances of Davis Cup?


Q. You put in all the hard work, you come up again, get another injury. You seem to have gone through the cycle a lot of times. How hard is it mentally?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: It's nothing. I mean, it's frustrating. But, you know, looking at those two tiebreakers, I have 5‑4, Love‑40, two tiebreakers, and I was up a mini break on each one. And, you know, there's the match right there. So it was nothing (indiscernible) the match at all.

Q. The sharpness of those big points, is that where you missed just from being absent on the circuit for so long?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: No, no. I mean, you know, like I said, the Love‑40 point, rallied. It's always easy to say you could have done something a little different in that point. But, you know, just missed my opportunity, simple as that. I had the opportunities but didn't take them.

Q. Do you think you showed enough today you could get back into the Top 20, 10 even?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: I know what I can do. Whatever you guys think, it really doesn't worry me.

Q. What do you think you can do?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: I know my best tennis is ahead of me. It's as simple as that. I know I've proven it to myself here. The eagerness is back. I'm just going to get stronger. I'm going to go back and work hard. This is nothing. I'm going to get over it. There's only more positive things to come.

Q. The last time you were on that court, you were in the final.

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: It's really nice to be back on that court. I always love that court. It was a gorgeous day today. Unfortunately (sic), next time I'll come under different circumstances.

Q. What were you having checked by the trainer?


Q. Your right?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: My right leg, ligament coming from the ankle up to the calf muscle.

Q. Is that something new?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: It came up after my match, my first‑round match. I was an hour later walking around, I didn't think much of it at all, and it was painful from then on. Yesterday, it was painful. Today, I just thought I'll tape it, you know, I'll play through it. Unfortunately, it just got worse and worse.

Q. You put the losses down at the end of the sets more to whatever it is that makes you not play well rather than the injuries?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: Of course, it's nothing to do with the injury. It's simple as that. At 5‑4, I had Love‑40, opportunity to win that first set with set points, and didn't take them. Twice in the first two sets, had mini break up. Again, he got back into it. You know, right there...

Doesn't matter how you're feeling the end of your match, you got those mini breaks, those chances, you've got to take them.

Q. Are you trying to use that as fuel to get you back here in a better position next year?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: Of course. Of course.

Q. What is the short‑term in terms of the next tournaments coming up? Where do you have wildcards coming into or have you entered into?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: I don't know where I've got wildcards coming in. But the next one's LA. Leading up, you've got the Masters Series in Cincinnati, Toronto. So there's a lot of big tournaments ahead before the US Open.

Q. You're going to have to do qualifying at those?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: If I have to, definitely.

Q. Yesterday in her press conference, Eleni said her wish was to play mixed doubles with you. Has she ever asked you to play mixed?


Q. Do you think you ever would?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: I'm not one for mixed doubles. If I ever do, I'd definitely ‑‑ I'd play with her. She is a great girl. I was very happy to see her do well.

Q. What about Marat today? Were you surprised at his ability ‑‑ the consistency with which he was able to play, given we all know his preference isn't that surface?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: No, I mean, anyone who is talented, the guy is top five in the world, you can play on any surface, doesn't matter. With a big serve like that, it's going to get you into the points. He hits the ball well. He's volleying a little better. That guy is going to be tough on any surface, whether he likes playing on it or not.

Q. Did you feel like it was a little early for you to have to meet him in the draw?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: No. That's what happens. You know, you let down your guard, you lose your ranking, that's what you've got to pay for. You know, hopefully next year I'm coming in with a better position, put myself in where, you know, that won't happen again.

Q. You said after the first match that this was a good opportunity for you to get your comeback going. Where do you rate your comeback?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: Everything's going fine. Everything's positive. Nothing's negative. I'm not going to go jump off a bridge anywhere. Everything's fine, so...

Q. You worked with Andrew the last few weeks. Is that sort of going to be ongoing?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: I don't know. I invited Andrew along as a hitting partner more than anything, you know, to get me prepared for these tournaments. So we'll sit down and discuss that.

Q. I wanted to ask about the grass. A lot of players are saying the grass is getting slower every year. The head groundsman says that they don't do anything different. Is that your impression, that things are getting slower? Is that a disadvantage for you?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: The grass? I don't think the grass is getting slower. Some courts where some players think it's a little softer. But, if anything's getting slower, you would think sometimes they'd slow down the balls. But, no, I mean...

Q. Doesn't affect your performance here?

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS: No, I didn't feel it was.

06-23-2005, 04:54 PM
OK, and here the Reuters article after the defeat. Mark staying positive.

Wimbledon-Safin punishes wasteful Philippoussis
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:40 PM BST

(Adds quotes, detail, byline)

By Bill Barclay

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Russian fifth seed Marat Safin won his sledgehammer duel with Mark Philippoussis at Wimbledon on Wednesday, edging out the Australian 7-6 7-6 6-4 on Centre Court.

Safin displayed the opportunism of a champion in a second-round match of such fearsome hitting that at one stage early in the second set the net collapsed and had to be replaced.

Nothing could distract the often erratic 25-year-old from his task, however.

Philippoussis squandered three set points in the first set and Safin took it and the second set 7-4 in the two tiebreaks, having been a mini-break down in each.

Neither set featured a single break of serve but Safin, showing none of his usual dislike for playing on grass, nailed a break for 4-3 in the third thanks to a blistering backhand pass.

The Russian then bisected the court with his 20th ace on match point to complete a victory that suggests he is in the form to improve on his best Wimbledon performance to date, reaching the quarter-finals in 2001.

The Australian Open champion will play Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the round three and could face a quarter-final with third-seeded Australian Lleyton Hewitt.

Safin, who reached his first grasscourt final at Halle 10 days ago and is playing through the pain of a knee injury, was at a loss to explain why he was suddenly having fun on a surface he once detested.

"We don't know why a lot of things that happen in life happen when they do. I don't know how to explain it," he said.

"I am comfortable on it and I'm confident I can make some good results.

"It's important to have fun on grass. You have to play a game that is not really comfortable for you. If you are not having fun it's impossible to do anything good here."


Grasscourt specialists do not come much bigger than Philippoussis, even though the 2003 Wimbledon runner-up was troubled by a foot ligament injury on Wednesday.

Injuries have been the story of his year. Ankle and back problems have hampered the 28-year-old and he has slumped to 142 in the rankings.

A defiant Philippoussis vowed to remain positive despite the loss and his ligament injury, which will require a scan.

"Everything is positive, nothing is negative. I'm not going to jump off a bridge somewhere," he said.

"I just missed my opportunities, simple as that. I know what I can do, whatever you guys think doesn't really worry me.

"My best tennis is ahead of me. This is nothing. I'm going to get over it."

07-19-2005, 02:38 PM
Mark might get a WC into the LA tourney next week :D:D

07-19-2005, 08:26 PM
Mark might get a WC into the LA tourney next week :D:D

Hi Deb!!! :hug: :kiss: Thanks for the rep. :hug: I mean I have no doubt you're going to the tournament. ;) So have fun!!! :D :hug:

*I should come to Andys's forum but I'm sooo soooo sorry I haven't got enough time so please excuse me, I am lurking there from time to time though... ;)*

Good luck to Mark! :bigclap: :bounce: :yippee:

07-20-2005, 08:25 AM
please take photos.... lots and lots of photos!!

im jealous, have fun!! GO MARK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12-03-2005, 11:34 AM
My Mark picture of Rosmalen 2005: (

12-04-2005, 08:48 AM
wow, thats nice! ... and u almost got him to smile properly! lol thankyou!

12-04-2005, 08:49 AM
do u have anymore??

01-02-2006, 09:50 PM
Mark plays his first singles match of 2006 today against vince spadea.

GO MARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bad gambler
01-02-2006, 10:41 PM
good luck flip! :yeah:

01-02-2006, 10:42 PM
Hey BG!!!!!!! :hug: Hot in Sydney?
I'm here to cheer for Mark too! :bigclap: :bounce: :yippee: Hope it will be a good comeback! :D

bad gambler
01-02-2006, 10:44 PM
Hey BG!!!!!!! :hug: Hot in Sydney?
I'm here to cheer for Mark too! :bigclap: :bounce: :yippee: Hope it will be a good comeback! :D

maria :wavey:

it's over 35 degrees here, extremely hot!!

01-15-2006, 06:26 AM
Just want to say good luck to the Scud for the AO :) Hope he can win some matches and bolster his ranking and confidence a bit :)

01-17-2006, 12:17 PM
That was unfortunate. :sad: :sad: Mark lost to Grosjean 4-6, 2-6, 3-6.
Let's hope he won't be discouraged by this loss.

Scud falls at first hurdle

Australian Mark Philippoussis' slide into the tennis wilderness continued tonight as he suffered a first round Australian Open exit for the first time in 11 years.

The former world No.8 was thrashed in straight sets by French 25th seed Sebastien Grosjean 6-4 6-2 6-3.

The last time Philippoussis fell at the first hurdle in his national tournament was in 1995, although he has had first round losses in other grand slam events the French and US Opens in the past two years.

Grosjean made light work of Philippoussis' greatest weapon, his booming serve, breaking him twice in each set, including the first game of each of the first two sets.

Philippoussis showed slightly more resistance early in the third set, taking it to 3-3 on serve.

But he was then broken to love in the seventh game to give Grosjean the decisive advantage and capitulated by losing serve again in the final game of the match.

Grosjean said he was surprised how easily he handled Philippoussis' serve.

"I tried to be really focused on the serve and it's a little bit easier at night, the serve has less speed than during the day," Grosjean said.

"But I hit the ball very well and it surprised me a little bit."

The Frenchman's pace around the court and accurate passing shots made it difficult for the Australian to gain any ascendancy by attacking the net.

And Grosjean was also the more consistent player from the baseline, leaving Philippoussis struggling to find a way to dent him.

With Philippoussis having been regularly affected by injury in the past two years, his lack of much recent competitive play was clearly a factor.

He played just 19 matches last year, winning nine of them, to slump to No.165 in the rankings and needed a wildcard just to play in this tournament.

His loss tonight leaves four Australians standing after the first round of singles. Thirteen started the tournament.


01-18-2006, 04:02 AM
it was a bad mix of grosjean playing unbelievably well, and mark not so great. Mark has a hell of alot to work on with his game... but more then ever he seems determined to continue to work hard.

02-01-2006, 02:26 AM
You probably know it already...but for those who dont...

The SAP Open announced that the teams of John McEnroe/Jonas Bjorkman and Luke and Murphy Jensen will receive doubles wildcards, and Mark Philippoussis, Sargis Sargsian and Scoville Jenkins will each receive a singles wildcard entry into the 2006 tournament field of players.

bad gambler
02-16-2006, 03:57 AM
Flip beat Robredo at San Jose Rd 1 3-6 7-5 7-5

When he got rebroken in the final set I didn't think he had it in him to win, proved me wrong

well done flipper :woohoo:

The Safinator
02-16-2006, 06:11 AM
C'mon Mark! :) Hope to reach the semis ;)

L James
03-03-2006, 02:45 PM
good luck Scud in Indian Wells Quallies

L James
03-06-2006, 10:12 AM
good luck Scud in Indian Wells Quallies

looks like he got a wildcard, good luck in round 1

bad gambler
03-06-2006, 11:58 AM
looks like he got a wildcard, good luck in round 1

lol that figures, i would rather him qualify but anyway good luck flipper

03-06-2006, 07:23 PM
lol that figures, i would rather him qualify but anyway good luck flipper

same... i was actually happy to see him in the qualies list... oh well, fingers crossed he can make use of this WC...

L James
03-07-2006, 01:58 PM
i hear flip will play in the bermuda challenger event :yeah:
thats the way to go

03-07-2006, 08:34 PM
i hear flip will play in the bermuda challenger event :yeah:
thats the way to go

yes, i hope he gets there.

if mark fails in the early rounds at indian wells, theres a good chance of a WC offer for BMW championships (12march-19) - which would seem like a more realistic tournament to get some back-to-back wins... but who's knows, mark may surprise us all this week... i hope!

L James
03-07-2006, 10:16 PM
Scud vs Mayer in Round 1

bad gambler
03-10-2006, 07:11 PM
Well Mark lost to Mayer in straight sets 4-6 3-6, he lost the last 6 games in the second set after being up 3-1

He really should be playing challenger/qualifying going forwrd if he is serious about making a comeback. Receiving WC's and losing in the first round every time is doing nobody but his opponent any good.

03-10-2006, 08:34 PM
yes. i dont know what happened in the 2nd set... im a little concerned his back injury might of flared up - it seems odd that he picked up his serve towards then end of 1st set, then all of a sudden lost 6 games straight...

i would love to hear his press conference. he needs to play challengers or qualifying rounds. its pathetic that mark or his coach hasnt realised this, and its even more pathetic that tournaments like IW and Nasdaq are giving them to him when hes done nothing to derserve them.

wake up mark!

L James
03-11-2006, 12:25 AM
Agreed. He needs to build his way up from smaller tournaments against lesser players to get his confidence, fitness and form back. Trying to play Master Series events just won't work. Wasn't his best result last year the SF result in Den Bosch? That was a weak draw, he needs to play in more of these small tourneys and slowly build his way back...

03-11-2006, 01:16 AM
Agreed. He needs to build his way up from smaller tournaments against lesser players to get his confidence, fitness and form back. Trying to play Master Series events just won't work. Wasn't his best result last year the SF result in Den Bosch? That was a weak draw, he needs to play in more of these small tourneys and slowly build his way back...

yep it was a small tournament and he was actually playing well for wimbledon until he hurt his ankle... so if he could just get some matches together im sure things will improve alot quicker. I hope he plays the bmw championships next week its the perfect little tournament to get some confidence and ranking points.

I think it was a bad move to play 1st rd when he'd been off the tour for 2-3 weeks with a back injury... he definately shouldve played qualies this week... oh well... the drama that is mark philippoussis continues....

at least he looked good in the pics... he seems to be getting fitter, his legs are alot stronger - its just match fitness.

L James
03-11-2006, 01:48 PM
Scud gets another WC into Miami. Don't know whether this is good or bad

03-11-2006, 08:19 PM
no its not good news... but mark is apparently playing the sunrise challenger next week, so if he can get some matches and confidence he might be able to make use of the opportunity in miami... we will just have to wait and see!

L James
03-12-2006, 01:54 AM
flip fan where did you find the interview with comments about sickness and playing in challengers

03-12-2006, 06:44 AM
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:

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.

L James
03-21-2006, 02:01 PM
Scud vs Sanguinetti on round 1. Good luck, you better win this one

03-21-2006, 08:52 PM
good 1st round match up.... i will be very bitterly disappointed if mark cant dig out a win against davide.... he should win.

03-21-2006, 09:06 PM
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.
Geez, I thought at least the Aussies were better than others but ... nothing new in this world ... the Russian papers writing total rubbish about Marat for example are sooooo frustrating. :( :rolleyes:

Good luck against grandpa Davide! :bigclap: :bounce:

bad gambler
03-24-2006, 01:11 AM
Finally he won another match :D

Beat Old man Sang :woohoo:

Now suprise me and win another match flip :yeah:

bad gambler
03-24-2006, 01:14 AM
Sorry forgot to post the score

Philippoussis d Sanguinetti 6-4 4-6 6-3

03-24-2006, 02:01 AM
tough conditions, good win.

will be interesting to see how he goes next rounds against jarkko!

L James
03-24-2006, 02:18 PM
Well done Scud. Now let's get Nieminen :yeah:

03-26-2006, 01:29 AM
.... painful match.. mark had his chances, was up a break in the 1st set... then had chances in the 2nd but his serve let him down. i think the more matches he plays the better he will get. He seems to be in great shape and has a strong desire to play so im sure we will see mark win some big matches.

04-03-2006, 10:33 PM
Mark plays Scoville Jenkins 1st rd in huston, GO MARK!!!

04-04-2006, 03:51 AM
C'mon Mark. You should beat this guy. Whens his first match?

04-04-2006, 10:40 AM
he plays 5:30pm tomorrow... hey ur "greekness" from talk tennis forum??

Im "serveBig" lol... but u can call me jill

04-04-2006, 11:02 AM
Yeah dude! Hows it goin. P.s how did you know it was me?

04-04-2006, 08:58 PM
lol, i recognised your avatar photo!

04-05-2006, 02:09 AM
Thats awesome. Hopefully when I make it your name will be xristos fan! Lol.

04-05-2006, 03:46 AM
Mark lost to Jenkins!!!

I say rest up and prepare for Wimbly..

04-05-2006, 03:57 AM
i say.... this is shit.... he needs more matches before wimbledon... im lost with what to make of this latest poor result... i dont know what to think.

we will see how he goes in bermuda.... mark has got to get his crap together and start winning matches.

04-05-2006, 04:45 AM
Whats bermuda? A futures?

04-05-2006, 04:51 AM

04-05-2006, 05:40 AM
Ok, thanks. Any oics from the match agianst Jenkins?

04-05-2006, 10:34 AM

bad gambler
04-05-2006, 12:59 PM
flip :rolleyes:

04-06-2006, 03:03 AM
bg are you greek? if im not mistaken thats Panakianikos a Greek club. Thanks for the pic FF.

bad gambler
04-06-2006, 03:05 AM
bg are you greek? if im not mistaken thats Panakianikos a Greek club. Thanks for the pic FF.

I'm not a Greek

Yes Pana is a Greek club both in soccer and basketball, siggy refers to ball :cool:

04-06-2006, 04:53 AM
How did you start supporting them? They are my team in Greece...

L James
04-08-2006, 12:06 PM
What tournament was this match vs Jenkins? What surface?

04-08-2006, 01:42 PM
Clay.....I think it was the us clay court championships.

04-16-2006, 11:39 AM
Bermuda draw is out... GO MARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DELIC, Amer USA v DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG

(3) DANIEL, Marcos BRA v VICENTE, Fernando ESP
Q/LL v (6) SABAU, Razvan ROM

(WC) FISH, Mardy USA v (WC) WITTEN, Jesse USA

(8) MARACH, Oliver AUT v MAZARAKIS, Vasilis GRE
(WC) JENKINS, Scoville USA v (2) MULLER, Gilles LUX

04-16-2006, 03:56 PM
C'mon mark!

L James
04-17-2006, 01:22 PM
When is Scud playing? Good luck.

04-18-2006, 02:20 AM
Yeahm whens he playin?

04-19-2006, 07:53 PM
mark won 6-1 6-1

plays doubles today, 2nd round against fish tomorrow.

go mark!!!

04-20-2006, 07:41 AM
Well done!!!

Any pics??

04-20-2006, 09:21 AM
Well done!!!

Any pics??

not yet, but hopefully getting some sent to me from the tournament manager. so far she's been really cooperative, will post them as soon as i get them.

mark also won his 1st rd doubles match today. Lets hope he can overcome Fish tomorrow, buts its going to be tough.

go mark!

L James
04-20-2006, 02:22 PM
Come on Flip, win this tournament

04-21-2006, 03:34 AM
Mark lost in 3!.......better luck next tournament! Flip fan what is Marks next toyrney?

04-21-2006, 07:47 AM
Pro Challenger Event in Tunica (Mississipi) - May 5-14

shame mark ran into mardy so early, i think mark probably couldve used another match or two under his belt.. at least he'll play some doubles tomorrow.

04-22-2006, 02:53 AM
Did you recieve the pics?

04-23-2006, 01:03 AM
not yet.. soon. the photographer has given her the disc of photos today, so i assume i will recieve them soon. dont worry i will let u know as soon as i do.

04-24-2006, 03:43 AM

05-04-2006, 01:49 PM
some news...

Mark will be playing the tunica challenger (Mississipi) next week, then the Forest hills clay challenger (New York) on may 15-20.

also mark has withdrawn from the french WC play-off. reasons are not yet known. It looks as though mark doesnt plan on playing the French open... he may very well spend the 1st week of the slam preparing to play the surbiton challenger.


Xristos u can check out some pics on the official site, be warned they are probably the worst pics ive seen of mark... he didnt shave and looks like a homeless man in some. Hopefully he has cleaned himself up for tunica!

05-06-2006, 12:39 PM
Thanks for the pics. I agree about him looking like a scum bag. BTW who won that tournament? Mardy Fish?

05-07-2006, 03:13 AM
nick philippoussis posted on marks message board:

"I just want to let know that Mark doesn't have any new injury, he is having his Sinfecs injections, and he is going back to Cal, to start fitness with Markus and also to start practicing for grass. He has to rest for few weeks after the injections where he didn't do them last year."

so it seems Mark wont be playing any clay challengers, just heading straight to california and start working with Marcus Heon. Marcus was the army trainer who whipped him into shape before wimbledon 2003.

05-07-2006, 07:34 AM
Nice ok! Hopefully he will do well on grass. Is he playing Qweens?

05-09-2006, 08:32 PM
nick philippoussis posted on marks message board:

"I just want to let know that Mark doesn't have any new injury, he is having his Sinfecs injections, and he is going back to Cal, to start fitness with Markus and also to start practicing for grass. He has to rest for few weeks after the injections where he didn't do them last year."

so it seems Mark wont be playing any clay challengers, just heading straight to california and start working with Marcus Heon. Marcus was the army trainer who whipped him into shape before wimbledon 2003.
Mark is a LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's fat, stupid, and everybody in Australia hates him for constantly ditching on Davis Cup. Hopefully, he'll blow out his knee permanently and that will be end of us having to hear about this loser ever again!

So, flip_fan, do you like it when people talk shit about your player? Sauce for goose! :devil:

05-09-2006, 10:36 PM
omg socket i think u have some serious mental issues!!! What have i said that is so bad about hewitt?? Do u even read my posts? I have said constantly i think hewitt and bec are nice ppl, I like them as individuals.. but poor PR advise are spoiling that. OMG SHOCK HOROR, HOW MEAN OF ME!

Im sorry as a fan u cant be more open with your views... i feel sorry for lleyton and bec because all the publicity isnt helping them, its detroying them. Sorry to break it to you hun - but most ppl in australia HATE HEWITT TOO! lol, havent u noticed?.. but then again hewitt is hated all over the world, so at least Mark is still popular overseas!

lol, mark isnt fat... far from it, he's got more muscle tone then hewitt - so i dont think u should be calling him fat.. and that stupid DC comment just confims what an immature twit you are so i wont even bother with that statement.. 99' ...03...

anyhoo ive now realised u are completely insane so i wont bother u anymore... i will let you crawl back under your rock and keep believing the sun shines out of lleyton's arse!

05-10-2006, 06:41 AM
Ohhh I just hope Mark kills Hewwit at Wimbledon!! More people hate Hewwit then they doi Mark. I also hope either Blake or one of the Argintines slaps Hewwit in the face.

Back to Mark..

05-10-2006, 06:46 AM
OK OK guys, enough of name calling here. :)
Btw it's never nice when ppl talk shit about your fave player.... so PEACE LOVE TENNIS. :angel:

05-10-2006, 08:34 AM
I hope that in future when Hewitt and Philippousis will not play anymore you will have other players to complain considering the not so good status of Australian tennis. In fact I think that both players reach some good achievements, probably Flip could have won more with his talent but considering the knees problems he got some good results; Hewitt probably got more than his talent but maybe all of you should love more actual tennis players than criticizing them. What are the future tennis players in Australia?

05-10-2006, 01:05 PM
Mark is a LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's fat, stupid, and everybody in Australia hates him for constantly ditching on Davis Cup. In terms of tennis, yes, he is a loser (lately). As for being fat... that's what a 'built' tennis player looks like. You know, a 'manly' man. A few years older, more female fans to impress with his physique, if not his tennis.

He's fat, stupid, and everybody in Australia hates him for constantly ditching on Davis Cup.Nice way to generalise. Come on now, we all need an Australian player to hate. It's Mark or Pat. Lleyton does not enter the equation.

He's fat, stupid, and everybody in Australia hates him for constantly ditching on Davis Cup.Who was that imposter that played against Sweden, in Adelaide, 2004!? Granted, he played like crap. :o Maybe that also has something to do with DC representation. No, it can't. Must be him entirely. He thinks he's a great player but chooses not to represent because he has a fake injury, or enjoys spiting the public/Tennis Australia, who are big fans of his.

Hopefully, he'll blow out his knee permanently and that will be end of us having to hear about this loser ever again!At least then he would have an excuse. You know, what goes around comes around? It's not your fault though if you've got some dyslexic issues, or similar reading problems. Maybe if you took off your rose-tinted glasses you would see that flip_fan is not stating what a complete arsehole and horrendous father Lleyton is, but simply giving an opinion of one incident. Hmm maybe I should delete that. You probably think I just called him an arsehole/bad parent.

Hopefully, he'll blow out his knee permanently and that will be end of us having to hear about this loser ever again!Overall, it's a lovely post. I think I have wasted enough time on it. You are very kind to label him a loser, and not a deadbeat etc. At least, he is a loser - literally. But to be honest, I can't believe you stooped down to this *alleged* low level flip_fan is at, coming in here, doing what you think flip_fan is 'doing to' Lleyton. I love your sarcasm, but I thought you thought you were better than that dear.:kiss:

05-10-2006, 01:08 PM
What are the future tennis players in Australia?
Bernard Tomic. He's 13 now though. But, give him time ;),-Mcnamee-and-Verryth-.jpg
(Mark Verryth, Bernard Tomic and Will McNamee)

05-10-2006, 01:28 PM
lol, kristen... apparently socket has put me on her 'banned' list... i think thats quite an achievement! Im sorry things got to the extent they did and she felt she had to come in and completely bag mark out... it all seems a little funny now, was quite silly really.

to break the mood: I could never in a million years imagine mark wearing a shirt like this today... god tennis fashion was bad!

05-10-2006, 01:48 PM
:o What a dag! Thank goodness Fila moved on and made those nice sleeveless shirts. (Is he still wearing them these days? Fila? I pay attention, as you can see. It seems a lot of my sentimental favourites wear it... Popp :sad:, Burgsmuller, Marach, Jankovic - not really sentimental, but it kind of suits him!)

05-10-2006, 01:57 PM
What are the future tennis players in Australia?

Todd Reid... oops, I mean Chris Guccione. :p

05-10-2006, 02:06 PM
after 10 or so years with Fila, mark is now wearing nike... which im happy about, fila was too dull and boring for mark!

05-10-2006, 02:32 PM
He has such nice hair. I sound superficial, but what's not to like. I found myself cheering for him in Adelaide as I think you know :lol:, and one of my best / oldest tennis friends is a huge fan of his, so I've had to hear about him plenty. (Would definitely like to send him a Mach3, looking at the Bermuda pics). Hopefully he'll be around a bit longer yet, play some more challengers and cause a stir there. Get some confidence etc. I don't know how it works for the actual players, but as a 'fan' I'm stoked when my guy/s win titles. Oliver (avatar guy) won in Rome last week, and though he was ranked around 110, and his opponent was 259, I was elated. I will be happy for weeks.

Thanks for the info re. the clothing sponsor. I'm a little interested in those things. e.g. I always thought Nike make sleeveless shirts too big (or the players, minus Rafael/Mark probably) buy them too big. Mirnyi and Koubek practically swim in theirs.

05-11-2006, 01:46 AM
lol... im just going to forget the bermuda pics exist.. they are the worst! they probably wouldnt be half as bad if mark put his bandana on properly, its terrible!

I think i like prefer short hair... the long is good too, but im over the bandana look. << mmmm, much better!
^ i love this pic... i laugh everytime when i look at marks legs, then lleytons!

05-11-2006, 03:07 AM
I like the longer hair with the bandana.....looks alot like me. Hey Kristen, you know Oliver Marach you like him dont you? Anyways I know his coach Steve Solvino. Just thought I would let you know. :)

05-11-2006, 04:47 AM
I like the longer hair with the bandana.....looks alot like me. Hey Kristen, you know Oliver Marach you like him dont you? Anyways I know his coach Steve Solvino. Just thought I would let you know. :)
Hi Xristos! Good to see you around MTF still. I haven't been in the 'Me' thread for ages. Too hard to keep track of :lol:. Will you be at the Aus Open next year? Peta Pan (Pavel/Ljubicic fan) and I have booked accommodation already WOOHOO!)

Ahh Steve, good guy! At least, he was quite nice the few times I'd spoken to him. It was nice to chat with someone who
a) knew who Oliver Marach was
b) could get inside his head a bit.

Is he based in Australia? It was the impression that I got, but then again... his name sounds Italian, and then you've got Alberto the Italian (Oli's trainer), and Oli spending a bit of time in Italy during the year. I look like such a spastic in this photo!
Click here for that day's blog entry. ( But I was pretty happy at the time!!! I'm so glad Oli won a tournament last week. It was time. And now, in the top 100. First time ever :D I knew I picked a good player. A bit inconsistent, but good! :wavey:

05-11-2006, 04:54 AM
Oh... and, I prefer the shortish hair also. Like, still at that length that would be nice to run your fingers through, but short enough to not get in your eyes. Now I'm going to post a pic, for the sake of it... from the DC tie in 2004. Good times were had by me. My friend (the Mark fan) and I had gone to Adelaide to see this tie. Her #1 was Mark, mine was Jonas. It was a bit awkward :lol: They announced that Instead of Robin Soderling vs Mark, it would be Jonas :tape:

So, I walked over to the other side of the stands, to sit with the Swedish fans :rolls:
Mark self destructed, and my friend soon joined me with the Swedes. She is a huge fan of those guys, so she wasn't ditching Mark... more like she wanted to get away from the asshole Australians bagging Mark for not putting any effort in. (Sounds familiar!) It was sad to see him lose the way he did... but I was so happy to see Jonas get the win, and secure the tie for Sweden :D

Where abouts are you guys from? I'm from Sydney... will probably miss the Adelaide tourney next year I think :scratch:. (Depends on who goes!)

05-12-2006, 03:17 AM
Who is that guy with the long hair and the babolat bag. Yeah Steves based in Italy. I spoke to him during the open. He is a great guy.

05-13-2006, 03:04 AM
It's Rainer Eitzinger, another Austrian.
He was at Oli's matches, and he's a total sweetheart. He loaned my mate a shirt from his bag to keep her warm during the match :awww: But, it's probably the least flattering photo ever taken of him :lol: (You can see alberto's hand on his bag...pulling him backwards ^_^

05-13-2006, 09:17 AM
^ i love this pic... i laugh everytime when i look at marks legs, then lleytons!

I agree :) One of the things I loved about Flip and Lleyton playing Davis Cup together is they are such incredible physical and mental contrasts (both on and off the court) yet both threw themselves on the line for their country when it counted. A great advertisement for how tennis is really a game for a wide range of people :)

05-13-2006, 01:00 PM
In alot of ways mark and lleyton are like chalk and cheese... but i think over the years they have gotten to know eachother and have more in common then they first thought. I really hope mark can overcome the injuries and have a good grass season and force his way back in the DC team. Its not the same without him.

some more cute pics of mark and lleyton:

05-14-2006, 04:38 AM
Lleyton should never ever do that to his hair again. Hair suits him. Hair a la Logies 2006. Nice pictures...

05-17-2006, 06:34 AM
But on topic.....whats next for Mark?

05-17-2006, 11:18 AM
good news, mark is scheduled to play surbiton challenger(england) 31stmay - 5june.. i will be so glad to see mark back on grass!

05-18-2006, 02:18 PM
Good good. Hopefully do well in Wimbly.

05-31-2006, 09:55 AM
Challenger tourneys, thats fairly dissapointing why didnt he try get a wild card into the French

05-31-2006, 10:22 AM
Challenger tourneys, thats fairly dissapointing why didnt he try get a wild card into the French

because he knew that would be a waste of time.. he is using the french open to get his fitness in top gear for the grass season. Challenegers are definately the right option - he is lacking match play and confidence.

No official news yet on surbiton but i hope he's playing...

new article:

Scud given Stella invite

Former champion and Wimbledon finalist, Mark Philippoussis, has been given a wild card for the prestigious Stella Artois Championships in London.

The Scud, who won the Stella Artois title in 1997, was granted the invitation along with American Mardy Fish and 2005 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Feliciano Lopez, but the trio will have their work cut out for them as they enter a 56-man field containing six of the world's top ten players.

Fellow Australian and three-time winner, Lleyton Hewitt, will also be competing, along with World No.2 Rafael Nadal and defending champion Andy Roddick, while Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski and Andy Murray will be flying the flag for Britain.

Philippoussis reached a career-high ranking of world No.8, but the 29-year-old is currently languishing at No. 167 after enduring a nightmare few years compounded with injury.

He has only played a handful of games this year, but Philippoussis' big-serve is always a major factor on grass and the Melbournian will be hoping the 27-year-old tournament in Hammersmith provides an ideal building block to get his career back on track

05-31-2006, 03:28 PM
Is he ganna play? It would be great if he does...

06-01-2006, 09:47 AM
Hope he goes well

06-02-2006, 04:29 AM
Indeed. GO MARK!

06-02-2006, 07:53 AM
It will be good just to see him back on court again... it's been so long. GO MARK!

06-02-2006, 03:26 PM
So he is playing Qweens?

06-02-2006, 10:03 PM
yes he is playing queens, and is in the main draw for surbiton which starts next week. woo-hoo! hopefully mark can get some matches in single and doubles cause he will be under-done for queens if he doesnt.


06-03-2006, 05:14 AM
Cool, please keep us updated.

06-04-2006, 10:44 PM
Mark has been spotted at surbiton, he will play a qualifier 1st round. GO MARK!!

L James
06-05-2006, 02:34 PM
Did he win?

I see Wayno was in the qualifying draw. Hope they don't have to meet 1st round.

06-05-2006, 02:50 PM
he hasnt played yet... the final round of qualies is today - and yes i am praying its not against wayno. yuk!

06-05-2006, 11:09 PM
Mark plays wednesday against Q wesley whitehouse. Not playing doubles.


06-06-2006, 10:16 AM
My reaction:
Who the hell is Wesley Whitehouse? :lol:
He(Mark) had better win :D Good Luck!

06-06-2006, 10:44 AM
My reaction:
Who the hell is Wesley Whitehouse? :lol:
He(Mark) had better win :D Good Luck!

lol, i know!! hahaha i checked the atp profile and there's no info on this guy - so i will die if mark doesnt win. Apparently mark looks fit and alert in practice, so there shouldnt be any drama's... but then again it is mark we are talking about.


L James
06-06-2006, 12:57 PM
I agree, Mark should win this one. Good luck Scud.

06-06-2006, 05:28 PM
Wesley Whitehouse = 1997 Wimbledon juniors champion. ;)

06-07-2006, 09:35 AM
Any pics? Does Mark still have the long hair?

06-07-2006, 10:03 AM
yes, still got the long hair..but at least he's shaved.

Two pics from practice:

hopefully we see more from todays match later...

L James
06-07-2006, 02:27 PM
Did he win?

06-07-2006, 10:52 PM
no! This is majorly fucked up. I didnt think it was possible for things to get any worse for mark, but it keeps happening. he lost 4-6,4-6 to a player on GRASS who has won jack-crap on tour and is ranked 602.


other then foul words, i dont have much to say... i have no idea what to think.. i am dreading queens next week.. i am dreading the aussie papers tomorrow, this is all very depressing. I think i need time for this to sink in.

the ONLY small postive for me is... he looked hot.

06-08-2006, 06:12 AM
Who is this man, and what has he done with Philippoussis (pre-2004).
That's horrendous. Exciting for the other guy, but :o :o :o

Do you think the papers will have much to say? Surely Lleyton (only Aussie male tennis player) is doing something newsworthy. My pick would be a court case of some kind). Hopefully Mark can get a win (singular, at least) some time this year. Fingers crossed.

Yeah, he does look quite good. Nice coloured shirt. You did well to restrain yourself from swearing as much as I'm sure you have been :hug:

06-08-2006, 06:26 AM
Oh oh, this must've hurt. :o :o :o Well, nothing more to say really.

06-08-2006, 06:28 AM
Who is this man, and what has he done with Philippoussis (pre-2004).
That's horrendous. Exciting for the other guy, but :o :o :o

Do you think the papers will have much to say? Surely Lleyton (only Aussie male tennis player) is doing something newsworthy. My pick would be a court case of some kind). Hopefully Mark can get a win (singular, at least) some time this year. Fingers crossed.

Yeah, he does look quite good. Nice coloured shirt. You did well to restrain yourself from swearing as much as I'm sure you have been :hug:

he fucked up when he left peter mcnamara... despite marks knee injuries peter made sure he was prepared when he returned and started to really develop marks game.. mark was building up to his best form early 2003, despite parting ways before wimbledon - i do think peter played a large part in getting mark there. Since then he hasnt been the same. His game has fallen to pieces, his mentally weak despite his tough-talk press conferences... he's all talk. We have seen him go through numerous trainers/coaches/hitting partners... but nothing stable. Mark needs a coach. Nick is supposedly his coach right now - but from what ive heard wasnt at surbiton... mark is not roger federer... he needs a coach with him to help prepare.

I am still pissed off. Largely fed up with all the bs. But i know mark is feeling 100 times worse.. he's got to be hurting. If he loses 1st rd at queens he can kiss his wimbledon WC goodbye.. not that he really deserves one.

06-08-2006, 01:36 PM
What a JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can not belive this!!


Any pics?

06-08-2006, 01:45 PM
definately a new low for mark...

ive posted all the pics on the scudcentral forum

06-08-2006, 01:51 PM
Yes, it is. Whats next queens? Hopefully he wins a match or else the end is near one would suspect.

06-08-2006, 01:59 PM
seems that way doesnt it? certainly no shame in it if he does.. considering the amount of players who have retired this year mainly due to injuries... queens next week - will be interesting to see what draw he gets, no that it really matters if he plays the way he did yesterday.

L James
06-09-2006, 11:16 AM
Hopefully Scud can have a good Queens.

06-09-2006, 12:10 PM
i hope so.. i mean in 2004 he lost to ian flanagan who was ranked 800 at queens.. but then managed to make 4th rd wimbledon the week after... im sure mark is very humiliated and angry at himself after the loss, so it may inspire something at queens... i have no idea.

L James
06-10-2006, 08:07 AM
Will Scud play that tournament again where he made the Semi Finals last year on grass?

06-10-2006, 10:30 AM
^ i dont think so.. he would need a WC into the ordina open.. so have no idea what mark's plans are, will have to wait and see how next week unfolds.

L James
06-11-2006, 03:21 AM
The Scud will face big-serving South African Wesley Moodie in Round 1.
I think Scud can win this one.

06-11-2006, 08:37 AM
thats shocking he wont even make wimbledon, he doesnt deserve a wc either

L James
06-14-2006, 10:53 AM
Scud 3-0 in the first set!

L James
06-14-2006, 11:36 AM
Scud 6-3 and up a break in the 2nd!

L James
06-14-2006, 11:52 AM
Scud fights off several break chances and it's 5-3 in the 2nd!

L James
06-14-2006, 11:58 AM
Mark wins in straight sets! Moodie is not a great player but did make the Surbiton Challenger Final last week, so he was in decent touch and Mark ripped him a new one. Good win Mark :yeah:

06-14-2006, 12:02 PM
Good win over a good grass court player, go Mark!!! :woohoo:`

06-14-2006, 12:13 PM
great win!! good confidence boost - now go and beat seb grojsean!!!

06-14-2006, 05:48 PM
MARK WON!!!!!!!

7-6, 4-6, 6-3!!!!!

keep fighting mark, next is gonzo!

06-15-2006, 12:00 AM
:woohoo: Keep it up Flip

06-15-2006, 12:39 AM
U fuken legend

06-15-2006, 04:58 AM
YOU CHAMP!!! Take it take the title!!

06-15-2006, 07:47 AM

06-15-2006, 09:35 AM

06-15-2006, 10:38 AM

It would be soo cool if he made it to the Qfinals...he sounds pretty determinded, i hope he serves as well as he did last match. only 1 more hour!

L James
06-15-2006, 12:23 PM
Come on Mark!! He must be in half decent shape to beat Grosjean. I assume this would mean he played some good rallies, where as beating Moodie was probably just a serving fest.

Mark lost the first set to Gonzo 2-6. But he now has 3 BPs early in the 2nd! Fight Mark!

06-15-2006, 01:55 PM
Mark lost 6-2,3-6,6-3.

close match, particularly the 2nd and 3rd sets... mark had opportunities but couldnt convert. Its sad he lost, but i think 1 or 2 more matches under his belt he would've won this type of match.

Im thinking it might be a good thing if mark has to qualify for wimbledon - he still needs matche play. He seems confident about the prospect - so thats good.

06-15-2006, 03:15 PM
But what will happen if he doesnt qualify?

06-16-2006, 06:39 AM
Yeh I think he just needs confidence... Still disappointed though. I hope he doesnt play to do his best, He should be playing with the hunger to win.

L James
06-17-2006, 04:30 AM
Scud is going to Wimbledon. He gets a wildcard!

06-17-2006, 04:35 AM
Yep!! He's also off to play the Ordina Open next week!! Everything has worked out well. Im much happier about mark getting match play at Ordina!

L James
06-17-2006, 05:31 AM
Yep!! He's also off to play the Ordina Open next week!! Everything has worked out well. Im much happier about mark getting match play at Ordina!

It just gets better :)

I guess now that he doesn't have to qualify, he can play this tournament. He did well last year, maybe he can do it again :yeah:

06-17-2006, 12:39 PM
bad news marks not listed in the main draw for ordina... now it seems things are fucked up... the last hope for mark is he gets some matches at the Boodles exhibition event.. agassi, haas, gonzalez, massu, blake and nalbandian are playing.. not sure if theres a spot for mark.

mark needs matches :(

06-17-2006, 01:59 PM
Why isnt Mark playing Ordina??

06-18-2006, 04:33 PM
as it turns out - mark did get the WC into Ordina but has rejected it so he can play at the Boodles challenge. Im happy about it. Boodles challenge has a great line-up and mark is garunteed at least 3 matches!

the 2006 players:

06-19-2006, 10:27 PM
............finally we know where mark is playing - not ordina, not boodles - he is playing the Marsh classic. He's got 2 matches against Nadal, and Nieminen.

I so wish i could watch mark play nadal - two of my favourite players, playing against eachother for the first time!

go mark!

06-21-2006, 09:50 AM
............finally we know where mark is playing - not ordina, not boodles - he is playing the Marsh classic. He's got 2 matches against Nadal, and Nieminen.

I so wish i could watch mark play nadal - two of my favourite players, playing against eachother for the first time!

go mark!

Yeh Same here, my two faves, but im goin for Mark, I want him to have a tough match that he wins in a struggle, He needs it for his confidence and for his mental strength, if its an easy straight sets win its not so great cos it could be a one off thing, as a result of him simply having a "hot match".