NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Mark Philippoussis has played five PowerShares Series tournaments in 2016 and has won them all.

The 39-year-old Australian defeated James Blake 6-2 in Friday’s championship match at the PowerShares Series Legends New Haven to continue his dominant play on the North American tennis circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30.

Played in conjunction with the WTA’s Connecticut Open, the PowerShares Legends New Haven is the eighth of 12 events on the 2016 PowerShares Series. The win for Philippoussis, a late replacement for an injured Mardy Fish in the New Haven tournament field, increased his won-loss record for the year to 10-0.

“It’s just a point here and there,” said Philippoussis of his 2016 PowerShares Series winning streak. “Whether playing a good point or on unforced errors, that’s where the whole set is decided. I’ve just been fortunate the last few times it’s gone my way.”

Philippoussis won PowerShares Series titles on back-to-back nights indoors in April in Tulsa and Memphis, beating Jim Courier in both finals. He won on the grass courts of Newport, R.I. in July, beating Marat Safin in the final. Last Sunday in Winston-Salem, N.C., he beat Roddick in the final to win his fourth title of the year.

To advance into the final Friday in New Haven, Philippoussis beat Roddick 6-4. Blake, a native of nearby Fairfield, Conn., beat John McEnroe 6-4 in the other semifinal that was played on Thursday night.

The win in New Haven marked the ninth career PowerShares Series title for Philippoussis. He sits atop the PowerShares Series rankings with 1600 points. Roddick is in second place with 1100 points. Blake ranks No. 3 with 800 points.

Each PowerShares Series event features two one-set semifinal matches and a one-set championship match and, for the second straight year, players make their own line calls with assistance of electronic line-calling.

The remaining 2016 PowerShares Series schedule with player fields are listed below and ticket, schedule and player information can be found at;

October 27 – Los Angeles (Sherwood Tennis Club) – Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, James Blake, Mark Philippoussis

November 4 – Portland, Oregon (Moda Center) – Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, James Blake, Mark Philippoussis

December 1 – Orlando (Amway Arena) – Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, James Blake

December 3 – New York (Barclays Center) – Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, James Blake

In 2015, Andy Roddick won the PowerShares Series points title in his second year of competing on the series with 1,600 points. Roddick won a record eight events Los Angeles, Lincoln, Chicago, Austin, Little Rock, Dallas, Richmond and Minneapolis. Blake finished second in the points rankings with 1,200 points, winning events in Boston and Cincinnati. Mark Philippoussis finished in third with 1,100 points, winning titles in Salt Lake City and Vancouver. The year before in 2014, McEnroe won the points title for the first time in the nine-year history of Champions Series tennis by winning events in Kansas City, Indianapolis, Nashville and Charlotte.

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