Jeff Effendi of TheKoalition.com writes "We're late, fashionably late. Still, my passion, undeniable love and fanaticism for the sports that is tennis will not let this editorial to waste without a tennis game of such magnitude to be reviewed. So here we are, a few weeks after the epic, Ace-happy fifth set between Federer and Roddick later, conversing about a game that was released around the same time the French Open commenced. Ushered to the world as an arcade game straight from the nooks and crannies of cinemas and many other arcade centres, Virtua Tennis was probably the first tennis game that worked as a whole. In its current form, Virtua Tennis 2009 is the finest tennis arcade console game money can buy."