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Grand Slam Tennis

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Sports
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Canada
Release Date: June 9, 2009 (US), June 26, 2009 (EU)

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'Grand Slam Tennis' (Wii) All-Time Greats Headlined by McEnroe - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2009 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT

EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis puts the racket in the palm of your hand and offers the deepest tennis experience ever. As the home to all four Grand Slams, and exclusive to Wimbledon, you can take your customized created player on a quest to win the four slams in Grand Slam career mode.

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EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis puts the racket in the palm of your hand and offers the deepest tennis experience ever for the Wii.

As the home to all four Grand Slams, and exclusive to Wimbledon, you can take your customized created player on a quest to win the four slams in Grand Slam career mode. Giving gamers a chance to play at Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court adds a level of authenticity that isn’t available anywhere else.

Supporting Wii MotionPlus, EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis delivers an authentic tennis experience that makes you feel like you are playing with and against the sport’s greatest legends and today’s current stars.

Making his videogame debut in EA's new tennis franchise, tennis legend John McEnroe, an enigmatic personality both on and off the court, will headline a roster of some of the sport's all-time greats to be featured in EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis.

"It's great that EA Sports has embraced tennis into its family of games. I think it's a solid sign the sport is thriving and I hope it will continue to generate more interest and excitement in tennis," said McEnroe. "Having Wimbledon exclusive to this game is huge because Wimbledon is such a special tournament, for the entire sport of tennis and for me personally."

One of the greatest tennis players of all-time, McEnroe won seven Grand Slams, including three at Wimbledon, and amassed 77 singles titles. He stopped playing singles on the main ATP tour at the end of 1992 but has remained heavily involved in tennis, playing on seniors tours and providing television commentary for a number of networks at the Grand Slams. McEnroe was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999. Off the court, he hosted his own talk show and written an autobiography, titled "You Cannot Be Serious", a phrase he made famous through his on-court outbursts during his career.

"Having a champion like John McEnroe exclusive to EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis reflects our commitment to deliver an authentic, entertaining, and deep representation of the sport like never before," said Dave McCarthy, Vice-President, EA Sports. "McEnroe's success, charisma and passion for tennis easily make him one of the most recognizable and colorful personalities, not just in tennis, but all sports."

EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis will ship to retailers in North America on June 16, 2009 for of $49.95.


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