August 15, 2005: The question of the week is where is Mark Philippoussis and just what is he planning. The Cinncinatti Masters event starts today and Mark did not receive a wildcard (or possible didn’t even apply) nor did he attempt to qualify. With a game that’s somewhere in the gutter at the moment, just what is Mark doing to try and get back to the top? Sadly it’s a question without an answer at the moment.
August 7, 2005: Mark is not listed on the draw for the Montreal Masters event this weekend so it appears he did not attempt to qualify. The next major tournament is the Cincinnati Masters event next week to which he doesn’t have a wildcard, so hopefully he will try to qualify. At the USTA Juniors event in Kalamazoo Mark had fun in his exhibition with Taylor Dent. They each played a doubles match with a top wheelchair tennis player, with both he and Taylor takeing turns trying to play from wheelchairs themselves. They then both played a singles set that Taylor won 6-3.