August 6, 2003: The word from Montreal is that Mark has come down with viral influenza and right now it is appearing to be a mild case. A few days of rest and he should be ready in time for Cincinnati next week.
August 5, 2003: Some minor bad news for today, Mark has pulled out of the Masters event in Montreal due to a viral infection. No word on what kind of viral infection, but the press reports that the doctor’s have told him to rest.
August 4, 2003: The rankings came out again today and Mark still sits at number 8 on the Champions Race but in the ATP twelve month rankings Mark moved up two spots to number 18. Mark takes the court tomorrow in Montreal to play Max Mirnyi. The two have never met so it should be an interesting match.