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.

Same knee – new injury

April 3, 2001: Two more articles on Mark’s injury added. The cartilage damage while in the same knee is to a different area and doctors estimate a full recovery. Mark hopes to be back for the grass court season later this year. On the up side, a link to Caryn’s photos from Indian Wells was added to the photos page.

March 30, 20001: Bad news for Mark fans today, it seems that at the Ericsson Mark tore the cartilage in his left knee (the same knee injured at the end of last season). He is scheduled to undergo surgery in the U.S. and will be off the circuit for the next two months.

New photos!

Mark may be on break this week, but this site isn’t! Eight new fantastic photos from Ray Giubilo were added including some off court photos with one of his many cars.