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May 30, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Here's a match you can't pull off in video game tennis- The Angus Young/Federer mashup

Among the many pro players available in Top Spin or Virtua Tennis, you can't always get the match you want. I still love Jimmy Connors Tennis on the NES, but that was a whole different era of players and game tech. Connors is recognizable on the start-up screen, but that was about as good as it got in 1993 on the NES.

Tennis pro Roger Federer and AC/DC's Angus Young You can play as Roger Federer in most of the modern tennis video games, but you can't have AC/DC's Angus Young show up! While watching this year's French Open at Roland-Garros, they often highlight some of the celebrities that come out to watch the tournament.

They mentioned Angus Young of AC/DC was in the stands to see Federer. I've loved AC/DC since Back in Black came out and I was the first kid in school to have Dirty Deeds on a JEM import vinyl!

Apparently Federer is also a fan of AC/DC and has been to a few of their concerts. It's rare that a veteran rock guitarist is publicly recognized at a tennis tournament. This whole scene definitely made me smile. Sometimes celebrity is a good thing.

Angus is 60 years old and AC/DC is still going strong. I guess these two guys understand each other's desire to continue doing what they love.

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