Philippoussis wins Champions Series event

Arizona: Mark Philippoussis beat Jim Courier 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday to win the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Championships for his second straight Champions Series title.

Philippoussis, coming off a final-round victory over John McEnroe in May in Boston on the 30-and-over circuit, said his goal is to return to play on the regular ATP Tour.

"I`ve just fallen back in love with the sport," the 33-year-old Australian said. "Since I`ve gotten that love back, my body has been getting stronger."

"Philippoussis last played on the ATP Tour in 2006. He has been troubled by knee injuries, having surgery three times on each knee."

In the third-place match, Michael Chang beat John McEnroe 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6).

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