From Mario Tennis to Virtua Tennis, a wide variety of video games over time have sought to satiate the sport's fans who double as joystick/controller enthusiasts. Now a new entry in that canon is at hand: AO International Tennis.

The game is set to show off "the most comprehensive feature set of any tennis game ever made, giving players unprecedented control over how they play their favorite sport," as reported by Forbes per a press release from Big Ant Studios, the Australia-based company behind it. It was first launched in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year to coincide with the Australian Open. 

What's more, pros including Rafael Nadal, Angelique Kerber, Thanasi Kokkinakis and more are on board, having contributed to the development work that makes AO International Tennis a reality. More players are featured in the game, including Naomi Osaka, Hyeon Chung, David Goffin, Karolina Pliskova, Ashleigh Barty and a host of others.

The history of tennis-centric video games certainly includes some winners and a fair share of unforced errors. That said, this new opportunity looks more than legitimate, given today's technology, the developers' passion and the respective players' buy-in. 

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