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Watch: Nadal Stars In New Video Game


Rafael Nadal is one of tennis' most emotionally expressive champions.

Now, the world No. 1 is an active animated presence.

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The King of Clay headlines Big Ant Studio's AO International Tennis video game.

Former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber, Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka and Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung also star in the game, which comes out on May 8th.

Big Ant Studio ambitiously calls its creation "the most comprehensive feature set of any tennis game ever made, giving players unprecedented control over how they play their favorite sport."

Designers used real pro players to simulate movements and gestures of other pros.

Here'a a look at Nadal, wearing the same colored Nike apparel he wore at the 2018 Australian Open, facing Kevin Anderson in a cyber rematch of the 2017 US Open final.

AO International Tennis gives gamers customizable options: You can select the tournament, stadium, number of sets and style you want to play.

The game features multiple Australian Open and Roland Garros courts as well as Nadal's own Mallorca home stadium modeled on the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy stadium in Manacor.

In an early review of AO Tennis issued in January, IGN suggested the game wasn't quite ready for prime-time play.

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