The Australian tennis coach Nick Philippoussis, the 1998 US Open and 2003 Wimbledon finalist Mark Philippoussis' father, has been hit by a massive stroke in a San Diego jail and is catatonic. Hr is now in a public hospital and has been held under guard and handcuffed to a bed.
Philippoussis didn't have an easy 2017, as in July he was arrested as he was accused of sexual assault towards two 9-year-old girls. 'He is conscious, but is not responding to any stimuli', Philippoussis Sr's lawyer Ryan Tegnelia said.
'The best way to describe his state would be catatonic.' Tegnelia also added the recovery is not likely to happen anytime soon, and the legal process is unlikely to take place. He also clarified that it's not a fake illness that would think that Philippoussis doesn't want to face the trial or be in a jail.
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