WorthPlaying writes: "There are a few simulated sports game franchises that I really love, and for a variety of reasons. The first reason is because I'm a lazy gamer who doesn't have the motivation to play the real version of said sport. The second reason is to use a robust character creator to really make a virtual me in said sport. Unfortunately, Virtua Tennis 2009 only covers the first of the two reasons. You might even say it's 15-love on options. See that? That's a tennis joke.
There are really only two tennis game franchises to speak of: Virtua Tennis and Top Spin. Given that, I plan on drawing a lot of comparisons between the two in this review. It's not exactly comparing apples to apples, but it's about as close as it's going to get for tennis simulation games."