Top Spin 4 Serves Up Largest Player Roster in Franchise History

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The complete roster of all-star tennis players to be featured in Top Spin 4 has been released, and at 25 athletes large it is the deepest player roster yet in 2K Sports’ simulation tennis series, headlined by joint cover stars Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Andre Agassi. Here’s the list:

Andre Agassi
Bjorn Borg
Roger Federer
Jim Courier
Rafael Nadal
Boris Becker
Serena Williams
Patrick Rafter
Michael Chang
Dinara Safina
Andy Murray
Novak Djokovic
Ana Ivanovic
Ivan Lendel
Pete Sampras
Andy Roddick
James Blake
Caroline Wozniacki
Nikolay Davydenko
Gilles Simon
Bernard Tomic
Eugenie Bouchard
Stanislas Wawrinka
Vera Zvonareva
Jelena Jankovic

That’s a long list, but there are some glaring omissions. No Maria Sharapova? No Venus Williams? No Kim Clijsters? No Juan Martín del Potro? No Gael Monfils? No John Isner? Really!? And who the hell are Bernard Tomic and Eugenie Bouchard? I follow tennis fairly closely, and I’ve never seen or heard of either of them.

Oh well, it’s still an excellent roster with a good mix of modern greats and all-time legends of the sport. 2K Sports’ ‘Signature Style’ system promises to render each player with the utmost realism, too, from their faces to their unique swing styles to their behavioral AI to their celebrations. See the realism for yourself in the new trailer (sorry it auto-starts and is so low-res, but that’s all 2K provided) and screenshots below.

Top Spin 4 ships for PS3 (with Move support), Wii and Xbox 360 on March 15th.

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