You could say that instead of love, Mark Philippoussis prefers 40-love. Or that he is 1-1 on break (up) points. Or that he "served" Amanda Salinas. Hard.
Bad tennis analogies aside, the Age of Love star is going to make his tennis comeback alone next week, according to the Australian media, having broken up with his reality TV love - moderately attractive Tennessee cheerleader Amanda Salinas.
The Poo and Salinas appear to be on the rocks and Amanda is unlikely to be on hand when he competes at the Stanford Championships in Texas.
Mark Philippoussis' agent, Carlos Fleming has refused comment for the past two weeks about whether the couple is still together.
Fleming, who works for international sports agency IMG World, would say only that Mark Philippoussis was concentrating on tennis.
"Mark is focusing on his preparation," said Fleming, who also did not say if Mark saw Jennifer Braff nude on the show. "Progress is going well."
Philippoussis, who before choosing Amanda Salinas dated Australian pop star Delta Goodrem, and has been linked to Paris Hilton, Tara Reid and Anna Kournikova, among other babes, suffered a knee injury in January.
Philippoussis' surgeon estimated a recovery period of 4-6 weeks after surgery in January but it has taken 10 months to make a comeback - after he took time to film the reality show in which he chose between women in their 20s and 40s.
Reality TV career behind him, Mark Philippoussis said earlier this week that he was hoping to be back in form for the Australian Open in January.
"What I'd love to do is start playing a couple of small events at the end of the year, get match fit and concentrate on getting back next year ... hopefully at the Australian Open," he said. "I've been training non-stop since the surgery."
To sum up, the Poo got added fame and maybe an endorsement or two, and now continues his tennis career having slept with at least one woman. Not a bad gig.
Mark Philippoussis and Amanda Salinas: A very brief Age of Love.