September 28, 2005: Mark came close but it just didn’t happen and Mark lost 6-7 (5-7) 6-2 5-7 to Muller in the first round of the Thailand Open. What’s heartbreaking about this loss is that Mark actually served for the match at 5-4 in the third set. Unfortunately he was unable to close it out. Tennis Australia has spoken about giving Mark a wildcard for the Australian Open. Nothing’s official yet, but they spoke of all the good Mark has done for the tournament and that he has a pretty strong case to get one.
September 25, 2005: The draw for the Thailand Open has been released. Mark will play Gilles Muller of Luxemburg in the first round.
Philippoussis tapes – free to good home! I’m in the process of digitizing my Philippoussis collection so I’ve got a bunch of tapes I no longer need. If there’s any Mark fan who would like them, they can have them for just the cost of packing and shipping. All tapes are NTSC format in slow play. 1. Davis Cup Semis 09/19/03 vs Federer, 2. Scottsdale Final 03/09/03 vs Hewitt, 3. CIncinnati Rd 1 8/12/03 vs. Fish, 4. Wimbledon 03 Rd 3 vs Stephanik, 5. Wimbledon 03 Rd 4 vs Agassi, 6. Wimbledon 03 Semis vs Grosjean, 7. Wimbledon 03 Final vs. Federer, Contact me hoO@hooloovoo.com. First come first served!