December 10, 2002: It’s just about time for the season to start up, and Mark arrived safely in Australia on Thursday where he’ll continue training before heading to India for the Tata Open. According to reports, he’s feeling fine and the last MRI cleared him of any lose cartilage in the knee – definitely a good sign. Also it seems that Mark and Lleyton have mended their fences and will be teaming up for doubles duty against Great Britain in Davis Cup.
December 9, 2002: The latest news on Mark is that he’s resting up for the season’s start at the end of the month. Also Australia has chosen slow clay for the Davis Cup match against Great Britain. Philippoussis has said he will play Davis Cup again this year provided that his knee is still holding up well after the Australian Open.