The accused is the father of Mark Philippoussis, a retired tennis player from Australia who was once world No. 8 in singles.
A San Diego tennis instructor was arrested Tuesday on accusations of child molestation.
The 68-year-old worked as a personal tennis coach in North County, according to SDSO, and the alleged victims had taken tennis lessons from him.
He was being held at San Diego Central jail in lieu of $2.5 million bond in the meantime.
Few other details have been provided but San Diego Sheriff's Department lieutenant Greg Rylaarsdam said the charges include lewd and lascivious acts with two children.
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A mother of a baby poisoned while in the care of a 36-year-old woman says dealing with her release from prison is "very hard ". According to Peel Regional Police, information they've received indicates that Allen is at an elevated risk to re-offend.
Nick Philippoussis at Wimbledon in 2003.
Nikolaos Philippoussis was arrested at his home in Mira Mesa and had been working as a coach in Northern San Diego county.
Mark Philippoussis was introduced to tennis as a boy by his father.
The 40-year-old - nicknamed "The Poo" - reached the final of the US Open in 1998, but lost to countryman Pat Rafter.
Mark Philippoussis is not suspected of any wrongdoing in connection with the case against his father, Rylaarsdam said, adding: "There has been nothing in the investigation that would make us believe he has anything to do with this".
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