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Former Wimbledon and US Open finalist Mark Philippoussis  has finally given up on his ATP dream at age 34 after last playing an active  role in the sport half a decade ago.

The player whose work ethic never  matched his talent and whose knees have been the subject of six operations -  three per side - has finally admitted that he's far happier in his new life.  Philippoussis, who surfs from his southern California base near San Diego and  participates in the occasional senior event, has played TeamTennis this summer  with Boston.

"I don't really have any interest in returning to ATP," he  told the Boston Herald. "I'd love to play some events. I'm very interested in  playing some events, but I'm very happy playing senior events.

"I'm  having a lot of fun. It's a great group of guys. It's laid back. It's got a  great vibe, and I'm just really enjoying doing that. I'm not really into the  traveling. I've done so much of it over the years. I'm not really happy  traveling."

Philippoussis, who has had his share of love-life troubles  and financial worries, seems to have scaled back his ambitions. Only a few  months ago he was again dropping hints that a return to the ATP would be right  up his street.



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