Mark has withdrawn from the Louisville Challenger with a back injury. There has not been any word on exactly what the extent of the injury is or how long it will keep him out of play.
Go Mark! Mark won the Calabasas Challenger today defeating Delic 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. It was a tight win, but Mark did manage to pull it off. While not a main tour event, this win will help give Mark a boost in the rankings. Next for mark will be the Ford Tennis Championship in Louisville, TN.
Mark put together another two wins at the Calabasas Challenger this weekend, defeating Cleveland 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in the quarterfinals and Healy 6-2, 7-5 in the semifinals. Tomorrow he will play the final against Amer Delic. No real news reports on how Mark is playing in the matches themselves, but for him putting toether multiple wins in a row is a good sign, even if only at the Challenger level, considering tghat a few months ago he couldn’t even do that.
Mark put two wins back-to-back which fans can only hope is a good sign of things to come. He defeated Levy 6-3, 6-4 in the second round at Calabasas. Next up he will play Tyler Cleveland in the quarterfinals at 6pm tonight.
Mark won his first round match at Calabasas, defeating Ram 6-4, 6-3. Mark will next face Harel Levy of Israel in the second round on Thursday. Mark has also been announced as playing with Molik at the Hopman Cup this January in Perth.
A correction to yesterday’s posting: Mark’s first round match against Ram is tonight, not last night. He’s scheduled for the last match of the day, which should start sometime after 8pm California time.
Mark is indeed playing in the Calabasas Challenger this week in California and his first match will be later tonight against Rajeev Ram of the United States (ranked 237). Two articles from the Australian press added that speak of Mark’s work with Cahill and how he is trying to draw inspiration from Agassi. Hopefully Mark can turn it around and start winning some matches again.