Mark Philippoussis watches SAS with his family after revealing the lies about his playboy lifestyle

He made his much-anticipated debut on SAS Australia on Monday night. 

And former tennis star Mark Philippoussis watched the action-packed premiere with his young family.

Mark’s model wife Silvana shared a picture of herself, the retired tennis player and their two children Nicholas, seven, and Maia Maria, three, sitting in front of the their television in their living room.  

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Homely: Mark Philippoussis watched his SAS Australia debut with his model wife Silvana and their children on Monday night 

Silvana captioned the picture: ‘We’re ready!!! SAS Australia on Channel Seven. Up next !!! Mark Philippoussis.’ 

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Silvia said the couple’s daughter was a ‘little excited’ about seeing her famous father on TV.  

The mother-of-two had earlier posted promos of the series leading up to the premiere, along with a boomerang video of her making popcorn as the family prepared to watch.  

‘We’re ready!!! The mother-of-two had earlier posted promos of the series leading up to the premiere, along with a boomerang video of her making popcorn as the family prepared to watch

The final post was a clip of the introduction of the episode which sees Mark in the infamous SAS interrogation room as a sack over his head is pulled off.

‘Woohoo!!!’ Silvana adds, before tagging Seven, SAS Australia and her husband.

The series of family posts presented a distinct contrast with claims Mark made in the premiere that at the height of his tennis career, the media portrayed him as a playboy with a wild lifestyle.’      

Exciting: The final post was a clip of the introduction of the episode which sees Mark in the infamous SAS interrogation room as a sack over his head is pulled off

‘Being a professional tennis player, the prize money is incredible. You play hard you work hard. Then, the media, they push that whole playboy lifestyle, which was bulls**t,’ he said on the show.  

Mark added that being on the series was an ‘opportunity’ for his fans to get to know him.

Philippoussis had a lengthy professional tennis career during which he won two Davis Cup titles with Australia in 1999 and 2003.

His demonstrated athleticism and strength on the court is bound to help take him far through the physical aspects of the course. 

Behind the player: Mark added that being on the series was an ‘opportunity’ for his fans to get to know him