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EA Sports announced that the legendary John McEnroe will headline the cast of characters in their upcoming game "Grand Slam Tennis" (June 16, Wii).
And while this doesn't mark McEnroe's video game debut as EA claims in the press release (so soon they forget Sega's classic ATP Tour Championship Tennis for the Genesis), the man who made yelling at judges cool is still a welcome addition to the title.
"It's great that EA Sports has embraced tennis into its family of games. I think it's a solid sign the sport is thriving and I hope it will continue to generate more interest and excitement in tennis," said McEnroe. "Having Wimbledon exclusive to this game is huge because Wimbledon is such a special tournament, for the entire sport of tennis and for me personally."
Added Dave McCarthy, vice president, EA Sports: "Having a champion like John McEnroe exclusive to EA Sports' 'Grand Slam Tennis' reflects our commitment to deliver an authentic, entertaining, and deep representation of the sport like never before. McEnroe's success, charisma and passion for tennis easily make him one of the most recognizable and colorful personalities, not just in tennis, but all sports."