Mark sets return date

It’s been a lonely start to the tennis season without Mark to cheer on. But fans can take some heart, Philippoussis now has a set date to return. He’s accepted a wildcard into Scottsdale starting February 21st and barring any injury flare-ups, he’ll be back on court. The Davis Cup team is also supposed to be announced on that day and currently there’s no decision whether to play Mark or choose youngster Todd Reid. Given that Mark is planning to play in Indian Wells, California the day after the Davis Cup event in Sydney, Australia,my guess is that they’ll name Reid.