Mark named to Davis Cup squad

August 21, 2002: Five new articles about Davis Cup added. Also I am slowly entering in all of Mark’s doubles stats, breaking them down by both year and partner. So far 1994 and 1995 are finished.

August 20, 2002: The Australian Davis Cup squad was announced early this morning and once again Mark has returned to the team. He will join Hewitt, Arthurs, Woodbridge and Draper for the match against India in September. Ten articles added.

Mark signs on for Davis Cup

The Australian press reports that Mark has signed on for the Australia-India Davis Cup match in Australia Sept 20-22nd provided that he is fit and without problem following the US Open (post-Open is when Mark has another round of knee shots scheduled). Two articles added. On other news, I haven’t been able to find anything that mentions why Mark is not at the ATP Masters event in Toronto this week. It’s an event he’s done before and there’s no word about injury or withdrawal, so it’s a bit of a mystery.

Cincinnati Open

August 11, 2000: Giant-killer Vicente took advantage a a few mistakes by Philippoussi to put another notch in his belt and Mark went home 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 6-7 (4-7). New articles, photos and interviews added.

August 10, 2000: Last night’s second round match against Rios wasn’t as easy as the one against DiPasquale, but Mark made it through 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). A few articles and photos added.

August 8, 2000: Shaking off those recent first round demons, Mark sailed past DiPasquale last night 6-4, 6-2 in Cincinnati. Also last week he released a statement about Davis Cup that’s covered in several of the articles.

Davis Cup Controversy

July 14, 2000: Lots of updates today! First there are new articles on the Davis Cup fiasco, including some with statements from Mark. Also lots of new articles and photos added – some going back to July of 99! The articles page was also broken down by year so that it’s a little less cumbersome to view.

July 12, 2000: I wish this could be a more cheerful update, but unfortunately it’s not. Links added to six new articles on the Davis Cup controversy. From the sounds of it, this one action by Mark may have wiped out the past year’s hard work to make peace with the Australian press.

July 10, 2000: In somewhat of another PR disaster, Mark has pulled out of the upcoming Davis Cup competition siting tiredness and a sore knee. This move has caused Rafter to be rather angry at the Scud and to tell him to decide once and for all whether he’s interested in Davis Cup or not so that they can stop asking him. Two new articles cover this latest news.

Mark out of Davis Cup

Mark is officially out of the upcoming Davis Cup match against Germany. The left calf injury suffered two weeks ago in Indian Wells did not improve during the Ericsson, and so he is back in Melbourne receiving treatment.

Ericson Open

March 29, 2000: Unseeded American Jan Michael Gambil proved too much for Mark, taking him out of the tournament 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 3-6. Oddly there haven’t been any articles or photos of Mark posted in the major tennis sites. However earlier this week Mark was named as part of the Davis Cup squad against Germany.

March 28, 2000: Yesterdays third round action saw Mark defeat the 11th seed Pioline 6-4, 7-6 (7-3). Next up will be Jan Michael Gambill.

March 26, 2000: The Ericsson Open (formerly The Lipton) got underway this weekend and Mark advanced to the third round by defeating Saulnier 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. You can follow the action at the Ericsson Open website