Carlos Alcaraz’s gale is already unstoppable. The Murcian has become the new great promise of world tennis and exceeds the expectations of locals and foreigners. Without going any further, in recent months he has conquered the Masters 1000 in Miami and Madrid, beating Djokovic and Rafa Nadal himself along the way. The craze for the tennis player is such that you have surely heard these days the happy phrase “Alcaraz wins a video game point!” “. Well, no, he didn’t make any video game points. In fact, they already wanted video games.
Gone are the days of Virtua Tennis, Top Spin or Tennis World Tour. Currently, the tennis genre is going through a tough time when it comes to video games and survives on the basis of more casual arcade sagas such as Mario Tennis. The last bet with simulator ambitions was AO Tennis 2 in 2020 and let’s just say the thing was… so-so. It barely gave it a 5.5 in our review.
Does Alcaraz appear in any video game?
Overall, AO Tennis 2 has a curious editor which has kept the title alive among the community and include new tennis courts and players. This is precisely the only and pitiful way to play with Carlos Alcaraz in a video game. In addition, to create a character, you have to copy their techniques from others who come from the series and pay attention to the features that people have chosen to forge this kind of cyborg. Not even the Coca-Cola formula:
- Groundstroke from Nadal + serve from Goffin + return from Kokkinakis = Alcaraz?
Carlos Alcaraz scores in video games
Although there are many versions of Alcaraz uploaded by the community, the most recent ones are not shy about fueling the hype with an overall score of 84 and stats of 86 power, 85 stamina and 87 speed. . He still has tennis players like Rafa to catch, but he is already looking in the rearview mirror at regulars like Kyrgios, Wawrinka or Cilic. However, the specific stats for each skill are a bit more generic, and we see some inexplicable decisions (a 79 dropshot?!). These are:
- Flat serve – 83
- Topspin Serve – 83
- Cut Serve – 81
- Straight flat – 83
- Right topspin – 85
- Cut Right – 82
- Flat back – 83
- Backhand Topspin – 84
- Lapel cut – 81
- Volley – 79
- Left volley – 79
- Abandoned – 79
- Globe – 79
We want more tennis matches
We definitely need a new installment that puts things in their place and allows us to do those “game points” that are so much talked about on television in video games. If in addition we had Alcaraz on the cover or at least with a more appropriate facial capture (the current one is a little scary, let’s face it), why do we want more.
Finally, we leave you with the curious YouTube account of marratxiboy, who is dedicated to recreating most of the matches of the circuit in AO Tennis 2. If that’s not the passion of tennis…