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12-16-2006 02:27 AM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

Good to hear. He deserves the WC.
12-14-2006 09:48 AM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

Mark gives an exclusive interview to "The Age" newspaper tomorrow, but today TA have hinted he will get the WC for the Oz open.

Philippoussis 'set for Open wildcard'
Tennis Australia has strongly hinted that Mark Philippoussis would again be given a wildcard into next month's Australian Open.

Philippoussis, who has had a topsy-turvy year, is well outside the cut-off point for direct entry and has ignored TA's wildcard play-off tournament starting on Friday.

However he is still regarded as a marquee player and, while TA is publicly hedging on the subject, it is quick to point to the attraction of the former Wimbledon and US Open finalist.

Meanwhile, former women's champion Lindsay Davenport has almost certainly played her last Australian championship.

The American pulled out of the tournament on Thursday morning after discovering she was pregnant.

Davenport, 30, has decided to reassess her career after a six-month break from the game.

Open tournament director Craig Tiley said that Philippoussis' world ranking of 114 left him 13 spots outside direct entry and the cut would "obviously have to move for him to get in directly".

"He'll have to rely on a decision based on his performance during the year, based on his ranking, to get in," Tiley said.

"He's our second highest ranked player so he would have to be seriously considered based on his ranking.

"I think Mark's a good drawcard based on any indications we've had from around the world from the tournaments who like to have him.

"He's had a very good year, his ranking's moved 100 spots during the year so I would definitely believe that Mark's a good drawcard for any event," Tiley said.

Philippoussis has worked spasmodically with Andre Agassi's former coach Darren Cahill and fitness trainer Gil Reyes but his results have ranged from winning the ATP tournament at Newport to first round second tier Challenger losses.

The Victorian will be in competition for three discretionary wildcards along with Brazilian former World No.1 Gustavo Kuerten and Australian players who are outside TA's other entry criteria.

Tiley said the tournament would miss Davenport but still retained a quality field.

"She's been a great drawcard," Tiley said.

"The success she's had here at the open and the success she's had internationally, she's a fun player to watch."

Davenport may well have played her last match.

She and her husband Jonathan Leach are expecting their first child in mid-2007.

The American won the US Open in 1998, Wimbledon in 1999 and the Australian Open in 2000, along with an Olympic gold medal in 1996.

She has won a total of 51 titles in singles, 36 in doubles, and finished four seasons ranked No.1: 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2005.

Davenport ended 2006 ranked 25th.

© 2006 AAP
12-10-2006 03:31 PM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

Flippin sweeet!

He looks great with the bandana and NIKE!!
12-07-2006 07:41 AM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

some pix

wailea challenger:

From the charity match:

12-04-2006 03:17 PM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

Thanks mate...
12-03-2006 08:37 PM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

i posted a couple on my site from the wailea challenger.

There should be pics from the charity match against henman this week, will let you know X.
12-03-2006 03:12 PM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

Any pics guys?
12-01-2006 12:24 AM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

i dont know what happened this week... but he's back in vegas with gil reyes, then off to london to play tim henman for charity. He will then return to australia, possibly train with an australian squad from dec 10-19, before going to Perth for the Hopman Cup.

But nothing has been confirmed.
11-30-2006 09:33 PM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

Mark lost his match against Evans in Maui Challenger

Is he still having problems with those injuries?
11-26-2006 06:48 AM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

Mark is in the draw for the Wailea challenger. He plays Gouichi Motomura (JPN). This will be Mark's last chance to get some points to secure a main draw entry into the australian open.

I really hope mark has recovered from his injury, and has a great week. GO MARK!
11-23-2006 01:27 AM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

L James mark pulled out with injury again last week.

He will be playing next week in Maui (hopefully). It was announced yesterday he will play tim henman in an exhibition match on dec 5 in london.
11-20-2006 10:43 PM
L James
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

Did he win
11-14-2006 12:22 AM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

Mark should be playing tomorrow against Santiago Gonzalez.

The site has live scores:

11-08-2006 08:03 AM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

mark withdrew because of inflamation in his serving shoulder. He said he was disappointed and really wanted to play. Mark still believes he will finish in the top100 before christmas and wants to make the most out of his tennis.

Main thing is he's with Cahill, who must be boosting his confidence in his game because he feels “almost all the way back."

Mark should be playing champaign challlenger in illinois next week.
11-08-2006 04:54 AM
Re: Mark "The Scud" cheering thread!!

WOW! 30 already!
Happy birthday champ!
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