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McEnroe, who will play New Haven legends event, says he's about done with competitive tennis

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, John McEnroe high-fives a ball boy during an exhibition match prior to the quarterfinal between Roger Federer and Gael Monfils at the U.S. Open tennis tournament  in New York. John McEnroe says he's almost done playing competitive tennis. The 56-year-old Hall of Famer plans to play an exhibition match against Jim Courier next month in New Haven. That will be part of a Legends Event designed to increase attendance at the Connecticut Open, the last women's tournament before the U.S. Open. McEnroe told reporters on a conference call Tuesday, July 21, 2015,  the match is probably the last chance fans in Connecticut will have to see him play competitively. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, John McEnroe high-fives a ball boy during an exhibition match prior to the quarterfinal between Roger Federer and Gael Monfils at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. John McEnroe says he's almost done playing competitive tennis. The 56-year-old Hall of Famer plans to play an exhibition match against Jim Courier next month in New Haven. That will be part of a Legends Event designed to increase attendance at the Connecticut Open, the last women's tournament before the U.S. Open. McEnroe told reporters on a conference call Tuesday, July 21, 2015, the match is probably the last chance fans in Connecticut will have to see him play competitively. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)  (The Associated Press)

John McEnroe says he's almost done playing competitive tennis.

The 56-year-old Hall of Famer plans to play an exhibition match against Jim Courier next month in New Haven. That will be part of a Legends Event designed to increase attendance at the Connecticut Open, the last women's tournament before the U.S. Open.

McEnroe told reporters on a conference call Tuesday the match is probably the last chance fans in Connecticut will have to see him play competitively.

McEnroe says he appreciates the few matches he still plays, because he is not sure how much longer he can continue.

McEnroe says the gap is widening between him and the next wave of senior players and once he feels like he can't be respectable on the court, he will stop playing.