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  • Summary: Test your skills against 71 professional players. Each of them have their own tactics and attitudes (tiredness, power, precision, morale, aggressiveness, special skills). Includes three different game modes: Tennis Masters Series Championship, Exhibition and Multiplayer (up to 4 players, via LAN). [Microids] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. For gamers who found Virtua Tennis 2K2 a little too easy, or Mario tennis a little too silly. It's a serious and thoughtful tennis game with challenging AI and a host f options and features that bring the realism out.
  2. Tennis Masters would be much more fun to play, however, if it weren’t for a bunch of annoying niggles. Chief among them is a strangely stuttery style of animation that goes totally against the seamless, fluid feel you’d expect.
  3. That's the beauty of Tennis Masters Series: beating it doesn't kill your desire to play it again. In fact, it may actually enhance it.
  4. The game doesn’t double fault, but it sure does have a bunch of 'lets'.
  5. The game could have been stellar, but it falls flat in one critical area. You never, ever hit a ball out.
  6. Sluggish controls, paper-thin career mode, fictitious players, and mediocre court graphics.
  7. Sure, it has loads of snazzy graphic features like persistent footprints on clay courts and nice shadow effects, but all they do is slow the game down to a brain-twisting crawl. [Jan 2002, p.119]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. SteveS.
    May 12, 2006
    Great game, has kept me entertained for ages...and still is. The best tennis game ive played on the PC, just a shame that there is a lack of other game modes and real players. Still, its a must have for tennis fans and well worth buying for non tennis fans too. Collapse
  2. AnantA.
    Jul 23, 2003
    Too good!!!
  3. OkiA.
    Mar 1, 2002
    i LoVe ThIs GaMe !
  4. NickH.
    Aug 13, 2004
    This game is excellent.
  5. JasonK.
    Jul 4, 2002
    I have to say that William Abner's review is a load of crap, which is disappointing because he's usually spot-on. You DO hit the ball out a good bit of the time, if you raise the difficulty above "Amateur." As a former high school tennis player, I have to say this comes the closest to capturing the game as I've seen yet on the PC. Not as arcadey as Virtua Tennis, more of a simulation. Now if they could only get real players, implement doubles, add female players, add some reason for money to be awarded, and get a full circuit of tournaments, they'd be doing great. Expand
  6. ChristianC.
    Oct 30, 2002
    Virtua Tennis came very close to being the best tennis sim for PC, this is because of the graphics and the AI of the players, and by graphics I mean that in Virtua Tennis, the movements of strokes and the way tennis players move are very smooth and accurate. Now if you could combine the best of both Virtua Tennis and Masters-Series, you would have tennis game with no competition, and that is what Microids needs to do for their 2004 version. I also agree with the inclusion of real players, tournaments, and the ability for players to edit the game (similar to EA's FIFA Series which have become succesfull due to their ability to be edited by adding new players, teams, leagues, kits, stadiums, tv channels, and even languages). Please, don't get my idea wrong, I love the game, but being a tennis player, I felt that there were gonna be more improvements on the 2003 version to make it more realistic and get the popularity it really deserves. Expand
  7. JerryD.
    Oct 12, 2002
    I haven't played the game.....I want to buy it. Where can I do this in Canada?