Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis

Australian Tennis Player
Born Nov 7, 1976

Mark Anthony Philippoussis is an Australian tennis player. He turned professional in 1994. His father is Greek, while his mother is of Italian ancestry. He has had a minor career in modelling and starred in the American reality television dating show Age of Love. He is nicknamed 'the Scud', after the Scud missile. He was educated at Maribyrnong College.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Philippoussis.


1976 Birth Born on November 7, 1976.
1987 10 Years Old Coached by his father, Nick, the right-hander has played tennis since he was six years of age. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. He was briefly coached by former 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, which ended in an acrimonious split in 2000.


1994 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, he finished third in single ranking for juniors. … Read More
1995 18 Years Old In 1995, at the age of 19, he was the youngest player in the year-end top 50.
1996 19 Years Old In 1996, he reached the 4th round of the Australian Open upsetting Pete Sampras in the 3rd round and in doubles with Patrick Rafter.


1997 - 1998 2 More Events
In January 1999, Philippoussis and Jelena Dokić won the Hopman Cup for Australia, defeating Sweden's Åsa Carlsson and Jonas Björkman in the final tie. … Read More
2000 23 Years Old 2000 was the fourth consecutive year in which Philippoussis finished in the top 20, at World No. 11. … Read More
2002 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Philippoussis finished 2002 in the top 100 (seventh time in eight years), despite not winning a title.
Knee surgeries forced Philippoussis out of Davis Cup until February 2003. … Read More
The honeymoon period with the Australian public, however, did not last. 2004 proved a disastrous year in terms of his tennis career and public profile.
2005 28 Years Old In March 2005, he became engaged to actress and model Alexis Barbara.
The Age reported the pair had split in July 2006, but Philippoussis denied this to Australian tabloid New Idea; they did split some time before he began filming Age of Love.


2007 30 Years Old Philippoussis starred as the bachelor in the reality television dating show Age of Love on the NBC television network, in June 2007. … Read More
2009 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2009 Philippoussis declared that all his money was gone and that he would lose his home of residence.
2010 33 Years Old …  Philippousis also competed in some of the events on the Champions Series, winning two tournaments and topping the rankings for 2010. … Read More
2012 35 Years Old He 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. … Read More
2013 36 Years Old He was engaged to actress Jennifer Esposito. He married Romanian-born model Silvana Lovin in September 2013. Lovin gave birth to their first child, Nicholas, in 2014.
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