Mark had a busy spring, competing in three Challenger Circuit events. First was the Zurich Open in March where he came in third. His play included a loss to Edberg, and wins against Laconte, Henman and Safin. Next he played at the Medellin Open where he lost the third place match. His play included a win against Gaudio and losses to Rusedski and Santoro. Finally he was in Brazil for the Sao Paolo Open where he made it to the final but lost to Santoro. His earlier rounds included wins against Puerta and Enqvist.