Top Spin 2 is everything a sports simulation should be: a true representation of the sport. By that I mean a game that to do well at requires skills and tactics that you would otherwise use if you were to play the game in the real world.
The control sytem is perfect, from the measured angles to the winners every skill is pitched at just the right difficulty so that you must learn and master all of the available strokes. It's uncanny how true to life your skill becomes, difficult serves are not always made first time however hard you practice, there are no fail-safe methods to win points and you have to anticipate your oppenents every move. You can addapt your style to serve-volley, baseline play or any other way you choose without finding that one method conquers all. The development and fine-tuning of this game is nothing short of astounding.
The graphics are smooth and clean, player movements are fluid and they have clearly been designed with function, not visual showcasing, in mind. The same applies to the sound and presentation, everything is centered around the gameplay experience.
Top Spin 2 is a game that will never get tired of, you are unlikely to ever stop improving and I anticipate that even when you become good enough to beat the most difficult computer oppenents you'll always find the most fun playing other people either at home or online.
A truly classic sports simulation.