Two-time Grand Slam finalist Mark Philippoussis has been handed a wildcard entry in the qualifying draw at next month’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport.
The 38-year-old Australian has been given the opportunity to make a return to the ATP Tour, which get underway on July 11.
With 11 career titles to his name, reached a career high ranking of world number eight. He made into the finals at the 2003 Wimbledon and 1998 US Open.
— Tennis Hall of Fame (@TennisHalloFame) June 25, 2015
It will be Philippoussis’s first tour competition in nine years after his career was cut short by a knee injury in 2006 when he defeated American Justin Gimelstob in the final of the Newport tournament.
Do you think it is a legitimate return from Philippoussis at the age of 38, especially after nine years away from the ATP Tour?