23 Facts About Mark Philippoussis

1. In May 2009 Mark Philippoussis declared that all his money was gone and that he would lose his home of residence.

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2. Mark Philippoussis was shocked again after learning he would be dating younger women.

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3. Mark Philippoussis starred as the bachelor in the reality television dating show Age of Love on the NBC television network, in June 2007.

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4. In early 2000s, Mark Philippoussis wore apparel manufactured by Fila on court, and used Dunlop 200G racquet.

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5. Mark Philippoussis played doubles in the tournament with Ryan Harrison, winning the first round to make it to the quarter-finals before losing to the second seeds Austin Krajicek and Rajeev Ram.

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6. Mark Philippoussis contested in his first match on the ATP World Tour in nine years since winning the 2006 Newport title, after receiving a wild card into the qualifying rounds of the 2015 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at 38 years of age.

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7. Mark Philippoussis was the team's marquee player on 25 July 2012 when they faced the Boston Lobsters and travelled with the team to their matches against the Sacramento Capitals and Orange County Breakers.

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8. Mark Philippoussis acquired a protected ranking of No 119 and was allowed to use that ranking for entry into eight tournaments.

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9. Mark Philippoussis had a fantastic run in the tournament, getting to the final, where he defeated Justin Gimelstob in straight sets to claim his first title in almost three years.

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10. Mark Philippoussis broke a two-year singles-title drought by winning the Shanghai Open in 2003.

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11. Mark Philippoussis made himself available regularly for Davis Cup, hired a new physical trainer, and took up surfing as his new recreation.

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12. Mark Philippoussis moved from Miami to the San Diego area in September 2002.

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13. Mark Philippoussis appeared in his second Olympic Games in Sydney, losing in the third round to eventual gold medalist Yevgeny Kafelnikov.

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14. Mark Philippoussis finished 2002 in the top 100, despite not winning a title.

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15. Mark Philippoussis reached the fourth round at the Australian Open, losing to eventual champion Andre Agassi.

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16. Mark Philippoussis advanced to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 1999 for the second straight year, where he retired in the second set against Sampras after having won the first set.

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17. On 29 March 1999, Mark Philippoussis entered the top 10 for the first time and stayed there for 10 weeks.

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18. Mark Philippoussis finished as junior doubles champion with Ben Ellwood in Australia, Wimbledon, and Italy.

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19. Mark Philippoussis was briefly coached by former 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, which ended in an acrimonious split in 2000.

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20. Mark Philippoussis was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.

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21. Mark Philippoussis has had a minor career in modelling and starred in the American reality television dating show Age of Love.

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22. Mark Philippoussis reached a career-high singles ranking of world No 8.

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23. Mark Philippoussis reached the finals of the 1998 US Open and the 2003 Wimbledon tournaments, losing to countryman Pat Rafter and Swiss Roger Federer respectively.

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