Mark will not play Davis Cup

It’s official – Mark will not be playing the opening round of Davis Cup later this month. Team captain Fitzgerald spoke with Mark several times over the past week and it was a mutual decision that Mark needed to stay in the US and get some tennis matches under his belt and continue working on his fitness. The Davis Cup team will consist of Hewitt, Woodbridge, Arthurs and Draper. The Franklin-Templeton Classic is underway in Scottsdale and Mark’s first opponent will be Tomas Behrend of Germany, currently ranked at 102.