Mark did well at the Brodies Champions event in Edinburgh. In round one he defeated Rusedski 7-6, 6-1. This post match photo shows Mark waving to the crowd and you can see the rather monstrous knee brace Mark wears just to play. Next up he took on Moya and won 6-7. (the match was suspended on Fri and finished Saturday -I couldn’t find any more scores on that. Then Mark played the final against Enqvist where he lost 6-4, 5-7, 8-10 – a close one. But I saved the best for the end. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Philippoussis and all the players from this event all kilted out!
Mark also played some doubles at the event. First it was Ferreira/Philippoussis v Ivanisevic/Pernfors and then McEnroe/Henman v Ferreira/Philippoussis. However I couldn’t seem to find any kind of scores for these matches. An exhibition of mixed doubles saw Davenport/Rusedski defeat Philippoussis/Stubbs 5-3. Pre-match group photo
It’s now time for Wimbledon and that means looking at Federer and that means to expect some material on his match with Mark. Up first the BBC looks back at Roger Federer’s time at Wimbledon. In this radio interview Mark talks about facing Roger at Centre Court.
Mark will be playing a Legends mixed doubles match at the Aegon International in Eastborne on June 16th. He’s partnered up with fellow Aussie Rennae Stubbs and they’ll be taking on Lindsey Davenport and Greg Rusedski.
Mark is also confirmed to play at the Statoil Masters Tennis tournament at the Royal Albert Hall December 4-8.
Back in February Mark gave an interview to The Tennis Space about How to Intimidate with Your Serve. It’s an interesting look into the psychology of having a game with a bombing serve.
Mark will once again be playing World Team Tennis this summer. However, this year Mark was traded to the Boston Lobsters. Matches begin on July 7th and the exact schedule is expected in March.
Last week Mark also apparently played some kind of double exhibition match in Memphis as part of the U.S. National Indoor Championships. While there, he spoke to the press about wanting to speak to countryman Tomic to offer some career guidance. (Tomic is similar to Mark in being a young player with loads to talent who’s leading a crazy lifestyle off court and not focusing enough on his game). While in Memphis he also gave the following video interview with Lyndsay Davenport.
Getty Images has added a permanent (hopefully) url for their Mark photos. You can see them all at Getty’s website
Last week Mark played at the Tennis Masters event in London. In his first match he lost to Santoro 6-7 (10-12), 3-6. In his second match Mark beat Moya 4-6, 6-1, 10-8. Mark is currently third in the tour standings. He is not scheduled to play in Rio next week.