Top Spin 3 Player Roster Revealed, Nadal Goes PS3 Exclusive

RafaelNadal.jpgRejoice fellow PS3-owning tennis fans, 2K Sports has announced the complete player roster for Top Spin 3 and for whatever reason #2 player in the world Rafael Nadal has been named a PS3-exclusive player. No explanation is given as to why Nadal’s virtual likeness will only be on Sony’s console, but I’m guessing his massive guns and wedgie picking animation were too much to render without the capacity of Blu-ray and the power of the Cell processor. But of course, I could be wrong on that…

As for the rest of the lineup, all platforms, including PS3, 360, Wii and DS, will feature eerily realistic recreations of Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Mario Ancic, Tomas Berdych, James Blake, Tommy Haas, Justine Henin, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Amelie Mauresmo, Gael Monfils, Andy Murray, David Nalbandian, Mark Philippoussis (how’d he get in here, I thought he was retired and on some dating reality show?), Nicole Vaidisova and Caroline Wozniacki. Certain undisclosed platforms (I’m guessing PS3 and 360) will also feature three Classic Legends players, including Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg and Monica Seles. Check these new screenshots to see Federer, Becker and a few other players in action.

“With Top Spin 3, we wanted to give gamers the choice to play with their favorite tennis players, as well as classic legends, an option that no other tennis game is offering,” said Chris Snyder, Director of Marketing for 2K Sports. “Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg and Monica Seles have given the game of tennis such great history, and we are excited to have them join the current roster of professionals in the most realistic tennis video game to date.”

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