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2005 May 19 - Scud receives Queen's wildcard

Mark Philippoussis has accepted a wildcard entry for the Stella Artois Championships at Queen's Club on the 6-12 June.

Scud won the Queen's Club title back in 1997, but his last visit in 2004 resulted in a shock first round exit in straight sets to British player Ian Flanagan. But this didn't stop him reaching the forth round at Wimbledon two weeks later - where he was defeated by another British player... Tim Henman.

The charasmatic Australian also crashed in the first round in 2003 but on this occasion he went on to face Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final - despite a straight sets defeat he forced two tie-breakers and brought a monumental performance out of the Swiss ace.

This season injuries have resulted in Scud entering just four tournaments to date, one of which was a Challenger event. Although his preparations for a tough grass court season are not ideal, this is one player who always has an outside chance of winning a title on grass if his serve remains consistently potent.

Previous news:
2005 Apr 28 - Roddick to defend at Queen's
2005 Apr 05 - Becker v McEnroe at Queen's


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