the aussie edition


Patrick Rafter at the Salem Open in Hong Kong
As you may already know, Mark Philippoussis aka the Scud gave up surfing — along with his digs in Carlsbad — to concentrate on his tennis. (His base is now Las Vegas).

So Patrick Rafter yesterday took the steps to fill the void as the country’s tennis player/surfer. He entered a competition at the Noosa Festival of Surfing. You can see a photo of Rafter hanging ten on the Sunshine Coast Daily website.

He placed third, and attributed his lack of poise to decades of playing tennis:

“I’ve got to stick my arse back in – I sort of stick it out too far when I surf – sort of a balance thing you know. It’s like I’m returning serve,” the Eumundi-raised Davis Cup hero said with his usual candour.

We’ll keep you posted of his future surfing activities.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on this:

athens - mark philippoussis

Yeah experience the height of visual gluttony with this photo taken from the ITF website. That’s what Australia made their athletes wear to the Olympic ceremonies in ATHENS?


2 Responses to “the aussie edition”

  1. jemma Says:

    umm.. that pic is of mark philippoussis walking… that was the horrid AUSTRALIAN outfit for Athens.

  2. ruberdcky Says:

    Right. My mistake. Remember when I need to make sure these are all fact-checked before I post? Thanks for the comment, and I apologize to Greece. Meanwhile, I think that outfit, while it might have a place as streetwear, might not have been the best for the olympics.

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