Mark Philippoussis

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Current Year Record: 2-1

Biography

Mark Philippoussis is a former world No. 8 singles player. At age 19, he became the youngest player to finish inside the top 50. Philippoussis reached the US Open final in 1998 and the Wimbledon final in 2003. He also won two Davis Cup titles with Australia in 1999 and 2003.

Career Highlights

-In 1998, Philippoussis reached his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open losing to fellow Australian Patrick Rafter.

-On March 29, 1999, he entered the top 10 ranking for the first time in his career and stayed there for 11 weeks reaching his all time high Ranking of 8th.

-He advanced to the quarter finals at Wimbledon for the second straight year and retired in the 2nd set against no. 1 Pete Sampras after having won the first set due to a torn ligament.

-After three knee operations Philippoussis made himself available regularly for Davis Cup and hired a new physical trainer. It seemed to work, as he made the 2003 Wimbledon final, losing to Roger Federer 6-7, 2-6, 6-7 [2].

-14 Career Titles; 11 in singles, 3 in doubles