December 8, 2004: Mark slipped quietly back into Melbourne this week and has been spending time practicing on the coruts at Melbourne Park. Mark’s been hitting with several of the younger future Australian tennis stars. However Mark has been declining all media requests for interviews so other than a few quick comments that he’s ready to go, he’s keeping quiet. Photos from practice show him in a white t-shirt with the large winged version of his MP clothing logo (looks like this one might be replacing the original sunburst design).
November 24, 2004: Mark is set to return to New York for three more weeks of pre-season training with John McEnroe. Hopefully this will give him the push he needs to start his season off right.