One person you’ll probably be sick of by then is Tim Henman, who will presumably be part of the BBC’s commentary team. He’ll be a playable pro in the Legends Edition of the game, alongside Tommy Haas. Those who pocket the Legends Edition will also get a digital wallpaper and the title’s original soundtrack. The standard edition retails for £44.99, with the Legends Edition costing £47.99, so it’s not too much of a premium.
There’s a new tennis game out there vying for your attention, and we’re hoping it’s excellent. Matchpoint: Tennis Championships will be released on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on July 7, 2022. It’s right at the end of Wimbledon, just before the finals weekend, so it couldn’t be more convenient.
“The upcoming tennis simulator is set to serve up a thrilling gameplay experience and features true-to-life ball physics, sophisticated character animations, and unprecedented player control,” the press release teases. “Players will experience what it takes to become a true tennis legend, whether that’s rallying against friends or working their way to the top in the game’s deep career mode and unique merit-based ranking system.” If you’re confident, you can pre-order the title from the PS Store right now, with a 10 per cent discount for PS Plus subscribers. Thought exercise: how many coaches will US Open champion Emma Raducanu have fired by the time this drops?