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Philippoussis’ dad on child sex charges

Jarrod Sierocki

Mark Philippoussis talks with his father Nick during a training session during the Adidas International at the Sydney International Tennis Centre on January 11, 2004 in Sydney, Australia. Picture: Getty.

SAN Diego-based tennis coach Nikolaos “Nick” Philippoussis will face 14 counts of sex offences against minors, including two counts of sexual acts with a child younger than 10 years.

The Australian national, 68, the father of former tennis champ Mark Philippoussis, was arrested after 9am on Wednesday morning at his San Diego home in Mira Mesa where he conducts private tennis clinics.

Police said Mr Philippoussis offered no resistance and was taken away after a short but intensive investigation that was conducted without his knowledge and based on at least two complaints to local police.

“There are two victims, both minors, and we’re n…

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