Game, set, match: How to play like a real tennis star
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(BPT) - Are you excited to watch the 2022 tennis championships in England? Do you wish you could experience what it would be like to compete in a professional tennis championship? Now you can from the comfort of your own home or on the go with Matchpoint – Tennis Championships by Kalypso Media.

The company, known for publishing strategy games on multiple platforms, will release its first sports title on July 7. This game is a modern take on tennis, offering players a true-to-life on-court experience.

"Matchpoint is the most realistic tennis game released to date," said Simon Hellwig, global managing director at Kalypso. "We're excited to present this title to as many players as possible worldwide, from tennis fans who have never gamed to consummate gamers interested in trying a sports title."

Become a tennis star

To begin, you'll create your 3D tennis star. Besides customizing your look, you'll also have access to a variety of rackets, clothing, and other gear from tennis name brands like Babolat, YONEX, HEAD, and more. You'll also unlock special equipment as you progress and win competitive matches.

Beyond looks, you can customize your play style and techniques, including left-or right-handed, one-handed, or two-handed backhand, for a realistic playing experience.

Tactical focus and realistic gameplay

What makes Matchpoint different from other tennis video game simulators? Like Kalypso's previous titles, this game focuses on tactical realism. You'll have complete control of positioning and aiming; every swing and hit feels unique and satisfying. Enhanced player control combined with authentic ball physics realistically replicates a tennis match's rhythm for a truly immersive experience.

As you play, you'll master all the strokes and shots so you can choose the best technique for each rally. You can also study your rival's moves, get to know their strengths and weaknesses, gaining a tactical advantage before you even pick a racket.

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Play against the pros

Once you've customized your player, you can test your skills against tennis pros. The game features 16 real-life international tennis stars from the professional circuit, including Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, Amanda Anisimova, and two retired legends, Tommy Haas and Tim Henman.

You'll go racket-to-racket with the pros as you compete in 65 tournaments across 26 stadiums around the globe. Each court has its unique characteristics, so to succeed, you'll need to study the arena and adapt your play style to grass, clay, and hard court, just like in real life.

Play with a friend

With the ability to take on opponents in local or online matches, you can double the fun by inviting a friend to play against you. One of the most advantageous features of Matchpoint is cross-platform gaming. If you prefer playing on your PC and your friend enjoys gaming on their Xbox, you can still hit the court together.

Practice makes perfect

In between matches, take advantage of the in-game coaching system and individual training modules to improve your strengths and diminish your weaknesses. You can also expand your tactics and skills with various entertaining mini-games.

Matchpoint – Tennis Championships will be available starting July 7 on Windows PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, and Xbox One/Series X|S consoles (supported through Smart Delivery). The game will release on Nintendo Switch™ on Oct. 20. To learn more about the tennis simulator, visit Matchpoint-Game.com.


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