Mark Philippoussis is a 30-year-old Australian tennis star, or one-time tennis star, who had a really big serve and not a whole lot else...

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Tennis player turned reality star Mark Philippoussis has just taken a 40-love lead on actress Jennifer Esposito, if you know what we're talkin' about!!

If you do, let us know. We have no idea at 6:58 in the morning EDT.

Bad tennis puns aside, the two are engaged, according to his rep:

"They are happily engaged and enjoying their time together."

The New York native, 36, and Australian professional tennis star, 32, got engaged this summer. In other news, Mark Philippoussis and Jennifer Esposito were dating!

Interesting that Mark fell for a slightly older woman in Jennifer.

Philippoussis may be a two-time Grand Slam finalist, but he is perhaps best known for starring on the NBC reality dating show Age of Love a few years back.

There, he was forced to choose between women in the 20s or 40s, a.k.a. "kittens" and the "cougars." He ended up picking "kitten" Amanda Salinas.

They broke up like an hour later.

Esposito, who has appeared on Samantha Who?, Rescue Me, Spin City and in the movie Crash, was previously married to actor Bradley Cooper.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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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.

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The real world doesn't scare Amanda Salinas and Mark Philippoussis.

In fact, the Age of Love couple has the same message for life away from the cameras that Spencer Pratt has for his detractors: bring it on!

"We're in the real world now," Philippoussis told the Las Vegas Review-Journal after Monday night's finale broadcast had aired. "We just want to get to know each other without the cameras."

Philippoussis chose Salinas, a 26-year-old financial planner's assistant from Nashville, TN, out of a group of seven 40-something "Cougars" and five other 20-something "Kittens." The fact that he chose a younger woman over an older one was almost as shocking the fact that Katie Price was recently seen partying.

There have been mixed reactions over this tennis star choosing Salinas over 48-year-old Jennifer Braff. Not since Asia Nitollano was selected as a Pussycat Doll over Melissa has reality TV caused such controversy.

The couple told the Review-Journal it kept in-touch while Age of Love was airing via text messaging, but now plan to spend some one-on-one time together in Vegas this week, "just hanging out, watching a movie and having some popcorn."

There are no marriage plans right now.

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If you thought Alex Rodriguez had cornered the market on handsome athletes who love to sleep around... you're a moron. He's far from the only "player" out there.

It turns out tennis star Mark Philippoussis, the focal point of the new NBC reality show Age of Love, used to be quite well known for his game... outside the painted lines.

Big Smooch

Which is nice, because on the tennis court, the guy had a huge ass serve and little else. It's good to see he could at least parlay that huge serve into some ass.

Mark P., affectionately known to some media in Australia (his native country) as simply The Poo, TMZ reports, had a dalliance a few years back with... wait for it...

Paris Hilton.

We would love to know how many hundred men have seen Paris Hilton's pussy. The girl is 26. She's seriously gotta doing one a week - and that's just the amount we know of.

What makes the case of Mark Philippoussis more interested than most is that he reportedly tapped that tainted tail while still in a relationship - one of several years - with Australian pop star Delta Goodrem, who was suffering from cancer at the time.

Paris Hilton reportedly showed pictures of Mark Philippoussis to the media, telling them she was "head over heels" for the big-serving underachiever.

For the record, Mark Philippoussis doesn't know what all the racket is about (boo) and has denied hooking up with Paris Hilton multiple occasions.

Before that, though, Mark P. was reported to be trading more than tennis tips with another hot-looking-but-not-great player, Anna Kournikova.

The Poo's coach, Pat Cash (no relation to Cash Warren) wrote in his autobiography that he had to beg his pupil not to go out with Anna Kournikova on the eve of a big match.

We're not sure what the big deal is - Enrique Iglesias seems to do fine bedding her prior to concerts - but Mark clearly had other things on his mind during his time on tour.

Philippoussis has also been linked to Tara Reid and several other Aussie models, which should raise the following question in the minds of all those cougars and kittens all smitten with Mark on Age of Love - who the heck wants to play with used balls?

They change them, like, every nine games on the pro tour. Think about it.

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