Mark gets wildcard to Newport

Mark has been granted yet another wildcard, this time to the Campbells Hall of Fame Classic in Newport, NY starting July 10th. Newport is the only ATP event on grass to take place in the US, so it’s a good surface for him. Former Australian Davis Cup champion John Alexander spoke out over the weekend that Fitzgerald should strongly consider Philippoussis for the upcoming tie with Argentina. Also the word around Wimbledon, though there was no official announcement, was that Mark has asked McNamara to stay on as a full-time coach for the rest of the season.