Mark to return to tennis in Dallas

Mark’s official date with tennis destiny is October 18th at 2pm when he returns to the court to face Mats Wilander in the Outback Champions Series in Dallas. Earlier this month Tennis Australia rather unsubtly publically reminded Philippoussis that there will be no guaranteed wildcard for the Australian Open. TA now follows a policy that looks at ranking, current play, future development and includes a tennis camp in December. If Mark wants that wildcard he’s going to have to make the effort to go to camp and prove to his federation that he can beat the younger Aussies coming up and deserves the slot based on current play, not past glories.