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Scud should stick to seniors: Woodbridge

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London, Dec.7 (ANI): National team coach Todd Woodbridge believes Mark Philippoussis should stick to the seniors tour rather than put his ageing, injury-ravaged body through another comeback.

Woodbridge, who is also Australia's Davis Cup coach, doubts whether the 33-year-old former world No.8 could ever be a serious contender on the ATP tour again, reports The Sun.

Philippoussis, who has undergone knee surgery six times, played in the Champions Tour (seniors) event in London last week, declaring his intention to make a regular tour comeback.

"At his age ... it's a tough road. When you look at him and what he's done to try to get back out on court, playing at Albert Hall, I think that's probably a better focus for him. It's hard work and I don't know what shape his body's in," Woodbridge was quoted, as saying.

In the 2008 Australian Open wildcard playoff, Philippoussis suffered another knee injury that required surgery with his campaign ending in the quarterfinals. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, December 7, 2009, 11:52 [IST]
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