[Pretend to] Know The Game At Sony Tennis Open With SAP Mobile AppFor a novice tennis fan, the sport of tennis can be a bit overwhelming. There are a lot of players, a bunch of stats, and a wealth of history behind each player’s performance. Heck, the scoring includes terms like “love” and for some reason points are collected by intervals of 15 and 10.

Even though learning the depth of the sport cannot happen over a few days by Googling, Wikipedia-ing, and Youtube-ing everything (I know because I tried), that is no reason to avoid attending a tournament, which is jam-packed with polo shirts, visors, great drinks, yummy food, and a cordial crowd. Factor in amazing athletes who calculate every move and play with intensity, demonstrate the utmost talent and professionalism, and have some awesome bodies, you end up with a laundry list of reasons why a tennis tournament is an event to attend and watch.

Now, just because you may not know what a nine-shot rally is or why that’s awesome, you don’t really have to know everything. Technology will help you by serving as your best friend and helping you [pretend] to know the game.

For the Sony Open Tennis tournament, SAP developed this year’s mobile app with the fan in mind. The app makes it a little easier to hang with the “cool crowd” and speak the lingo by providing everything you need/or want to know, in one organized space. Oh, and it’s free to download and even goes beyond the game to provide a map of the tournament venue that can even be sorted by bathrooms, food, and shopping locations (a must for those who are directionally challenged or hate carrying the paper map).

Wondering when Serena Williams is going to play? Great. Open the app, tap the schedule and the full line-up appears showing the order of matches and where they will take place. Tap the players icon, select Venus Williams, and you will see that she is currently ranked second, with 562 wins, and was born on September 29, 1981.

During a match, have the urge to give a quick elbow thrust and discuss the last shot? Tap the 3D Replay icon and watch virtual play-by-play replays of player performances, complete with a description so you’ll know when to say, “That was a nice 91 mph ace down the T.”

[Pretend to] Know The Game At Sony Tennis Open With SAP Mobile App

Want to impress your friends by telling them that Monica Seles was the youngest winner (in 1990 when she was 16 years, 3 months, and 23 days old) and Andre Agassi was the oldest ( in 2003 at 32 years, 11 months, and 1 day old)? Tap the event info and browse through the interesting event history and stats.

With all the facts, stats, instant action access, and match descriptions, having this mobile app at your fingertips can help you really start to walk the [tennis] walk…or you can simply pretend and just talk the [tennis] talk.