Former world No. 8 Mark Philippoussis joins the podcast to give his thoughts on life after tennis, his latest work with the clothing company Jacques, rising young Australians, playing Roger Federer in the ’03 Wimbledon final, the new Davis Cup changes, his passion for surfing and a lot more.
Mark shares how he got involved with his latest project, a tennis collection capsule with the clothing brand Jacques.
What was his transition to post-playing life like? Mark says he basically retired at the age of 28 in 2004. Multiple knee surgeries ultimately ended his career early.
He shares his proudest moment of his career: winning two Davis Cup crowns for Australia (in 1999 and 2003). He also talks about his 2003 Wimbledon final loss to Roger Federer.
Let’s talk Davis Cup. Mark is vehemently against the changes that will be in place for 2019.
Who is he most excited about coming up the ranks from his home country?
Mark and his wife Silvana are both from Melbourne, where they’re moving back to next year. He shares what his family life is like these days.
The retired tennis star has a huge passion for surfing, but how good is he?