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Roger Federer Plays Lleyton Hewitt in a World First Tennis Launch in Sydney

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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Swiss tennis legend and current World No. 2 Roger Federer today challenged Australian great Lleyton Hewitt to a high-impact match at the iconic Sydney Opera House, for the exclusive global launch of FAST4 TENNIS in Sydney.

With the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop, Federer and Hewitt took the game to another level and created history when they played a friendly FAST4 TENNIS match on the Northern Broadwalk of the Sydney Opera House. The tennis legends are the first in the world to exchange rallies at the unique location, with the new format of tennis being seen today for the first time around the world.

FAST4 TENNIS is an innovative, new format of tennis developed by Tennis Australia. It is designed to offer a faster game. There are four rule variations from traditional tennis: no advantage scoring, no lets, a tiebreaker to be played at three games all, with the first player to win four games winning the set.

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Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said it was easy to see why Sydney was picked as the global launch city for the new fast format of tennis.

"I'm delighted that the global launch of FAST4 TENNIS was unveiled exclusively in Sydney, the home of world class sport," Ms. Chipchase said.

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