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Mark Philippoussis vs. Tara Reid

August 19, 2003

Tale of the Tape:
Mark Philippoussis (AUS) vs. Tara Reid (USA)
First Meeting

With Mark Philippoussis dating actress Tara Reid, Tennis-X takes a look at how the 2003 Wimbledon runner-up stacks up against the slice of "American Pie" in this first-time match-up:


Mark Philippoussis

Nod to Tara, who's a hot, often-drunk chick -- enough said.
The one-year-younger Flipper can refer to his new hottie as his "old lady."
Reid publicly commented on trying to tone down her partying ways, but was recently as last month still getting kicked out of bars for drunk tabletop dancing.
Big Stage
American Pie films trump 0-2 in slam finals for the Aussie.
"I want people to know this is a girl who has plans, has focus, and she's going to get what she wants. I want to get it out there that I'm not always drunk."
Former coach Pat Cash reveals Flipper had to be discouraged from spending night out (and in) with Anna Kournikova before big match; trumps Tara dating MTV robot Carson Daly.
Bagged on by Aquaintances
While Reid has had a considerable party past, Flipper is the bigger unrealized talent, as told by former coach Pat Cash: "Unfortunately he was also one of the most uncommitted people to rise to prominence in sport, and I can vouch for the fact that he was infuriating to coach."
Wimbledon runner-up effort sees Flipper successfully back from injury; Tara still looking for non-teen-sex-farce roles.
While Flip gets hammered regularly by the Aussie media for underachieving, Reid is the poster girl for starlet partying and dodging the media: "I need to do a movie like 'Lord of The Rings', and spend three years in Australia; that would be perfect for me."
Dropping Bombs
While Reid recently appeared in the stinker "Van Wilder," Flip served Andre Agassi off the court this year at Wimbledon.
Because Tara says so: "I can make a scene that's not supposed to be sexy, very sexy. It's a power you're born with. It's not a physical thing, it comes from inside. It's all in the eyes."
Coming Attractions
Flipper questionable for US Open after pulling from events due to "illness" (this after reportedly spending a weekend with Reid); Tara coming out in "The Boss's Daughter" with Ashton Kutcher.

Tie goes to the hottie, sorry Flip.

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