Mark at the Brodies Championship

Mark did well at the Brodies Champions event in Edinburgh. In round one he defeated Rusedski 7-6, 6-1. This post match photo shows Mark waving to the crowd and you can see the rather monstrous knee brace Mark wears just to play. Next up he took on Moya and won 6-7. (the match was suspended on Fri and finished Saturday -I couldn’t find any more scores on that. Then Mark played the final against Enqvist where he lost 6-4, 5-7, 8-10 – a close one. But I saved the best for the end. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Philippoussis and all the players from this event all kilted out!

Mark also played some doubles at the event. First it was Ferreira/Philippoussis v Ivanisevic/Pernfors and then McEnroe/Henman v Ferreira/Philippoussis. However I couldn’t seem to find any kind of scores for these matches. An exhibition of mixed doubles saw Davenport/Rusedski defeat Philippoussis/Stubbs 5-3. Pre-match group photo

Article Round-Up
Andy Murray Tipped for Wimbledon Glory – Scotsman
Enqvist wins Brodies Champions of Tennis Trophy – Edinburgh Reporter
Edinburgh schoolchildren hold court with tennis stars – Edinburgh Reporter article about tennis champions working with local school kids. Includes a cute photo of Mark facing off at net against a bunch of kids.
Philippoussis Powers past Rusedski – Eastbourne Tennis

It’s now time for Wimbledon and that means looking at Federer and that means to expect some material on his match with Mark. Up first the BBC looks back at Roger Federer’s time at Wimbledon. In this radio interview Mark talks about facing Roger at Centre Court.

Mark adds two events to schedule

Mark will be playing a Legends mixed doubles match at the Aegon International in Eastborne on June 16th. He’s partnered up with fellow Aussie Rennae Stubbs and they’ll be taking on Lindsey Davenport and Greg Rusedski.

Mark is also confirmed to play at the Statoil Masters Tennis tournament at the Royal Albert Hall December 4-8.

Back in February Mark gave an interview to The Tennis Space about How to Intimidate with Your Serve. It’s an interesting look into the psychology of having a game with a bombing serve.