Mark heads to Australia for Davis Cup practice

September 11, 2003: Looks like I was off a few days – Mark arrived in Melbourne early this week. He first day of team practice was yesterday. It seems he has a bit of a cough, though he says it’s just some phlegm and nothing serious. Let’s hope so! Several articles and photos added.

September 9, 2003: Davis Cup begins for Mark on the 19th and he’s expected to be in Australia in a few days. Then it’s just practice, practice, practice, before taking on the Swiss. It will be a Wimbledon final rematch against Federer for one of the singles slots. Updated Rankings: In the 2003 Champions Race, Mark dropped one place to 10, but by playing the US Open this year he moved up four places to 16 in the 52 week ranking.