October 4, 2004: Try though he might Mark just cannot seem to break this streak of first round loses. Mark played today (though oddly was never listed on the official order of play) and lost to Zib 3-6, 4-6. The Entry Rankings released today also show that Mark has slipped to 104. Currently the only event remaining on Mark’s schedule for the rest of the season is the Stockholm Open starting October 25th. He is not currently listed for either remaining Masters Series events.
October 3, 2004: Once more with feeling! The Tokyo Outdoor Championships start tomorrow and Mark will once again quest to make it past the first round of a tournment. His opponent is Tomas Zib, currently ranked 151. This match will be played on Tuesday.