Tennis Australia has confirmed that Mark will be receiving a wildcard for the Australian Open. On the heels of that announcement came a less encouraging one as citing a sore back he’s withdrawn from the Heineken Open in Auckland next week. Mark was a bit sore after his second round singles match in Adeliade and was still feeling stiff after his doubles match. It’s more of a precaution than a serious injury (we hope) as Mark wants to have it fully rested before he competes in the Open. Here’s hoping the back just needs a day or two off and that Mark will be fully ready for the Open.