Federer Offers His Autographed Racket As Contest Prize
epa03463545 Switzerland's Roger Federer returns the ball during their group B singles match against Spain's David Ferrer in the round robin stage on the fourth day of the ATP World Tour tennis finals in London, Britain, 08 November2012. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA |
A signed racquet from the 17-time Grand Slam winner has put put on offer as top prize in the Roger Federer’s Tennis Challenge, an iPhone and iPad tennis game initiated by Federer sponsor Credit Suisse.
The one-month contest which began on opening day of the World Tour Finals in London, is giving fans the world over the chance to use their smartphones and tablets to win not only the valuable racquet but other enticing prizes offered by the Swiss banking giant.
Getting start is simple: download a copy of the Les Amis du Credit Suisse app, which was inspired by a classic arcade game from the early 1970s.
Once online, players will be getting up close and personal with the virtual Roger Federer, with the six-time World Tour Final champion lending his voice to commentary during the app’s match play.
The gamesmanship will continue uninterrupted to December 5, when the best and most active players have the chance to win the exclusive, autographed Wilson racquet – the winner will be decided by a draw after the fourth and final week of online play.
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