April 15, 2004: It seems that Mark is not listed as participating in the BMW Open on the 26th. (thanks to Ilana for finding the player list!) And according to the press, Mark is set to now resume at the Tennis Masters Rome on May 5th. The next Davis Cup match has been announced and Australia will be playing at home against Morocco on starting on September 24th. Also I’ve restructured the Photos section so that it should be easier to navigate.
April 13, 2004: With Mark not playing any tennis right now it’s been a slow news cycle. And unfortunately just when he’ll return to the game is uncertain. He formally pulled out of the Monte Carlo Open yesterday so his next possible return is at the BMW Open on the 26th (though their website does not indicate players expected to be there). While Mark and Delta were spotted on the beach trying to attend the Rip Curl Pro that was cancelled due to lack of surf, former coach Peter McNamara was being quoted in the press about the state of Mark’s tennis. Most interesting quote with regard to Cash’s embarrassing remarks: “Emotionally, it’s affected him and obviously now his tennis has been affected because he just doesn’t seem to have his heart and soul into it at the moment. He’s taking (the comments) a little bit harder than what people have thought. So the people who were out to get him, I think they’ve got him. They’ve done a good job on him.” Also to keep you thinking about Mark’s tennis, links to 310 more photos were added to the 2003 Photo Archives!