The Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) matches will be broadcast on TVA Sports from May 24-25 under the broadcast agreement announced Wednesday.
Created by coach Patrick Muratoglu in 2020, UTS offers sports fans a new sports and entertainment experience, a meeting between tennis and video games. They differ from the traditional form in several ways: frantic combat, gentle behavior, the use of UTS cards to favor the player or hurt his opponent, and the presence of microphones and “hearing aids”. Talks between athletes and their coach or face-to-face interviews.
The full list of players who will participate in the new season will be revealed at a later time, but many of them have already confirmed their presence, including the second Russian player, Daniel Medvedev, who will hold the title “Chessmaster”. Italian Fabio Funini, Kazakhstani Alexander Public, Frenchman Corentin Mute and Argentine Diego Schwartmann will also participate in the match. Last year, Québécois Félix Auger-Aliassime, nicknamed “The Tiger”, participated in competitions. He was one of the UTS2 finalists.
“TVA Sports is proud to add a new and innovative sports feature to its rich programming,” TVA Sports CEO Louis Philippe Nevo said in a statement. UTS duels show does not allow viewers some tennis players to play the world, etc.
Throughout the year, these players will look to win the Championship Cup along with the Linked Bag. Among the established criteria, it should be noted that matches last about 40 minutes and are divided into quarters. This Code of Conduct gives players the opportunity to express their feelings and show their true personality. During the service, play continues even if the ball touches the net and lands in the service area. It also allows “training” during clashes.
Finally, the special card missions amplify the strategic aspect of the game, specifically they can allow players to win three points in one winning move, serve four times in a row, or multiply the next point by two points. They can also force the opponent into the net after serving or finish the point with up to three hits.
TVA Sports will broadcast UTS4 on May 24 and 25, from 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:30.