Mark Philippoussis Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Height, Parents, Siblings

February 29, 2024 0 Posted By Abigail Anderson


Mark Anthony Philippoussis (born November 7, 1976), hailing from Australia, is a former renowned tennis player and coach. He is celebrated for his powerful serve and aggressive gameplay, earning him the nickname “The Scud.”

In 1999, Mark Philippoussis reached the pinnacle of his singles career, achieving a world No. 8 ranking. Moreover, he played a pivotal role in Australia’s triumphs in the Davis Cup, clinching the championship titles in 1999 and 2003.

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Full Name: Mark Anthony Philippoussis
Stage Name: Mark Philippoussis
Born: 7 November 1976 (age 47 years old)
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Education: Wesley College
Height: 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Parents: Nick Philippoussis, Rossana Philippoussis
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Silvana Lovin (m. 2013)
Girlfriend • Partner: Jennifer Esposito (2009-2012), Shannon Elizabeth (2007-2008), Delta Goodrem (2004), Anna Kournikova (2001), Ashley Cheadle, Siobhan Parekh, Amanda Dixon, Mary Sanks, Tessa Walker, Sarah Jane, Alexis Barbara, Jennifer Braff, Kelli Brook, Jodie Fisher, Jayanna Howeton, Megan Klehr, Maria Rangel
Children: Nicholas Philippoussis, Maia Philippoussis
Occupation: Tennis Player • Coach
Net Worth: $10 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Mark Philippoussis, a highly acclaimed former Australian tennis player and esteemed tennis coach, was born in the beautiful city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on November 7, 1976.

His early life was molded under the loving guidance of his parents, Nick Philippoussis and Rossana Philippoussis; however, there needs to be more information available about his siblings to the media. 

In pursuit of academic growth and development,  Mark Philippoussis attended both Maribyrnong College and Wesley College during his formative years.


After turning pro in 1994, Mark Philippoussis swiftly made waves on the ATP Tour, earning the prestigious ATP Newcomer of the Year award in 1995 to recognize his burgeoning talent.

However, it was in 1998 that he truly soared, reaching the US Open final, where he faced off against the legendary Pete Sampras, albeit falling short in the end. Nevertheless, this remarkable achievement propelled him into the ATP top 10 rankings.

Philippoussis was pivotal in Australia’s Davis Cup victories in 1999 and 2003. His standout moment came in the decisive rubber of the 1999 final against the United States, clinching the crucial win that secured Australia’s triumph.

Four years later, he repeated his heroics by delivering another crucial victory, aiding Australia in retaining their Davis Cup title. His invaluable contributions to these team triumphs cement his legacy as a linchpin in Australian tennis history.

In 2003, Mark Philippoussis showcased his prowess at the Wimbledon Championships, battling to the final, where he faced reigning champion Roger Federer. Despite putting up a fierce fight and showcasing his trademark powerful serve and aggressive style, Philippoussis ultimately fell to Roger Federer‘s dominance in straight sets.

Nevertheless, his impressive Wimbledon run further solidified his status as a force to be reckoned with in tennis.

Despite grappling with injuries and personal hurdles, Philippoussis staged a remarkable comeback in 2003. He reached the Wimbledon final and clinched victory in the US Open doubles tournament alongside Patrick Rafter, demonstrating his resilience and tenacity on the court.

Since bidding adieu to his professional tennis career in 2011, Mark Philippoussis has remained deeply involved in the sport, transitioning to coaching roles. He now dedicates his time to nurturing aspiring Australian players, sharing his knowledge and experience to shape the next generation of tennis stars.

Awards & Nominations

Grand Slam Titles

  • 1999 Davis Cup Champion (Australia)
  • 2003 Davis Cup Champion (Australia)

Grand Slam Finals

  • 1998 US Open Singles Finalist
  • 2003 Wimbledon Singles Finalist

ATP Tour Titles

  • 1997 Nottingham Singles Champion
  • 1998 Memphis Singles Champion
  • 1998 Newport Singles Champion
  • 2000 Stockholm Singles Champion
  • 2001 Halle Singles Champion
  • 2003 Moscow Singles Champion

Social Media

  • Instagram: @markphilippoussis
  • Twitter: @MarkPhilippoussis
  • Facebook: @MarkPhilippoussisTennis

Personal Life

Mark Philippoussis, aged 47, the former tennis player, had the good fortune of crossing paths with a captivating Romanian-born model named Silvana Lovin. From the moment they met, they experienced an inexplicable and undeniable connection.

This strong bond eventually led them to embark on a beautiful journey together as life partners, as they tied the knot in an intimate and private ceremony held in September 2013. As the years went by, their family flourished with the arrival of their son in February 2014. Their joy knew no bounds when their daughter came into their lives in August 2018.

Mark Philippoussis and Silvana Lovin crossed paths through mutual friends in California in 2012. The smitten couple tied the knot 18 months later, opting for an intimate ceremony in San Diego in 2013. Their union has been blessed with two adorable children: nine-year-old son Nicholas Philippoussis and five-year-old daughter Maia Philippoussis.

Mark Philippoussis was engaged to Jennifer Esposito from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, he was in relationships with Shannon Elizabeth from 2007 to 2008, Delta Goodrem in 2004, Anna Kournikova in 2001, and also with Ashley Cheadle and Siobhan Parekh.

Additionally, Mark Philippoussis has had encounters with Amanda DixonMary SanksTessa WalkerSarah JaneAlexis BarbaraJennifer BraffKelli BrookJodie FisherJayanna HowetonMegan Klehr, and Maria Rangel.

Net Worth

Mark Philippoussis has accumulated a net worth of approximately $10 million. This impressive figure is derived from various sources, including his career earnings of over $7 million in prize money and endorsements. In addition to his successful tennis career, Philippoussis has also made wise investments in real estate and other business ventures, further contributing to his financial success.

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