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Old 07-06-2008, 05:00 PM   #31
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Scud coming back

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MARK Philippoussis is planning another comeback to professional tennis 10 months after his fifth round of knee surgery.

Australia's former US Open and Wimbledon runner-up will contest an over-30s tournament in North Carolina in September with the hope of eventually returning to the ATP Tour.

The 31-year-old Philippoussis hasn't played at the elite level since breaking down during the Australian Open wildcard playoff in January, having missed the entire 2007 season with injury.

But he refuses to believe his career is over and will join the likes of former world No.1 Jim Courier, fellow two-time grand slam finalist Todd Martin and South African veteran Wayne Ferreira in the seniors event.

Philippoussis also took part in the Outback Champions Series last year when he lost to then 48-year-old John McEnroe in the fourth-place playoff.

Philippoussis then re-injured his knee competing in the Australian Open wildcard tournament in December, forcing him to go under the knife yet again.

Philippoussis achieved a career-high ranking of No.8 in 1999 and has won 11 career ATP singles titles.

He lost to countryman Patrick Rafter in the 1998 US Open final and to Roger Federer in the 2003 Wimbledon decider, which gave the brilliant Swiss his first grand slam trophy.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:58 PM   #32
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It's a bit of a media beat-up... i wouldn't go that far and call it a "comeback"... more like he's returning to tennis and playing a seniors event for fun.

If and when there is news of Mark playing a proper challenger event then I would say he's trying to make a comeback... but i will be happy to see him play any event.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:01 AM   #33
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Mark is confirmed to play the Standford Championships in Dallas in Oct 22-26.

So that's 2 Outback series events.... The Palisades in September, The Standford in Oct.... will just have to wait and see what his conditioning is like. I still find it very hard to imagine Mark returning to the main tour. I think he'd do well playing the senior events and maybe WTT... I don't think he'll have the fitness or good health to regularly play tour tournaments or gland slams.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:40 AM   #34
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great news, i always feel pity for mark, if not for so many injuries, he could have won more
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Mark is confirmed to play the Standford Championships in Dallas in Oct 22-26.

So that's 2 Outback series events.... The Palisades in September, The Standford in Oct.... will just have to wait and see what his conditioning is like. I still find it very hard to imagine Mark returning to the main tour. I think he'd do well playing the senior events and maybe WTT... I don't think he'll have the fitness or good health to regularly play tour tournaments or gland slams.
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:02 AM   #35
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Mark's comeback coming soon in Dallas seniors event and then he has said he's eyeing the Aussie summer for his revival
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:55 AM   #36
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blah, blah, blah.... he said this, he said that... lol, i'm sick of the talk... he's gonna have to work that big butt off if he wants to play at grand slam level again. I'd love nothing more to see Mark back, but it's barely possible to imagine with his track record.

Dallas will be very interesting... i don't expect he will play very well, but I am hoping he's in decent physical condition!
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How did he go in Dallas?
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How did he go in Dallas?
I don't think he ended up playing.
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Hopefully the plays some tournaments this year and places well,
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