Good news for Mark is that the surgery went well and the damage was not as bad as anticipated. He’s expected to be on crutches for two weeks. He’s currently rehabbing in the pool and then it’s back in the gym. Mark’s given a couple interviews where he spoke about be willing to wait and see what his body tells him and not push to get back on court before he’s ready. His priority is to rehab the knee.
Now you can test your skills on the court against Philippoussis at the Aussie Open. Nintendo has a stand at the tournament where fans can try their skills at Wii Tennis. Those who hold court long enough are daily champions and the player with the highest ranking will get to take on Mark on January 27th to win two tickets to the Men’s Final. Mark will also be at the Nintendo booth on January 15th at 11am signing autographs. It is also likely that Mark will be doing some announcing again for Aussie tv during the tournament. Rumors are also afloat that Mark may be a contestant on season three of Australia’s Dancing with the Stars. It’s still speculation but a reporter apparently asked him if he would be interested and he said yes. The show has featured tennis players before including Todd Woodbridge. Lastly, though no surgery date has been announced, it is reported that Sydney surgeon Merv Cross and his Miami colleague Harlan Selsenick were to be involved in Philippoussis’s latest surgery.