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Overview:
  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (Platinum Difficulty Thread)
  • Offline trophies: 20 (7, 6, 7)
  • Online trophies: 3 (1, 1, 1)
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 11-15 hours (Estimated Time to Plat)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
  • Number of missable trophies: None
  • Glitched trophies: 2 but in a good way
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, you can change the difficulty in settings so you can play everything on amateur.
Introduction:

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships might not be the best tennis game ever released, but it's an enjoyable game none the less and a pretty quick and easy platinum. There are only a few real players* available in the game but most of your time will be spent in career mode where you need to create your player and raise him from zero to hero. You'll need to max him/her out and win 5 tournaments, one of each star category, and then you'll even be able to use him/her online, since it'll be the best player of the game, to make things a bit easier.

*Rublev, Paire, Nishikori, Kyrgios, Alcaraz, Ruud, Medvedev, Hurkacz, Gaston, Carreno Busta, Fritz
  Anisimova, Watson, Muguruza, Keys, Azarenka

Walkthrough:

Step 1: Training
First things first, I recommend playing the Tutorial and the Training that you can find on the main menu. There are trophies for both of them and it'll help you getting used to how the game is played. Getting gold in all of Training is not very hard but in case you really struggle, just wait until you max out your pro and come back to it later.

Trophies earned in this step;
Training Day trophy_bronze.png 
Gold Cup trophy_bronze.png
 


Step 2: Create and max out your player (only play Training and Super Tiebreakers) + start working on Smash shots and Aces
Now you want to head into the Career and create a player. It doesn't matter if you choose a male or female player, female players also play 3 sets in Grand Slams so it doesn't make things quicker. There are less real female players and they are less powerful than mens though, so it might make things a little bit easier to create a female player.

Anyway, once it's done start your career and only play Training and Super Tiebreakers until you unlock the 100 rated coach. You win coaches, as well as shoes and rackets, after winning matches and tournaments but the quickest way is to play the Super Tiebreakers since they're quick. Each coach can only max out your pro until a certain level, so once you reach that level you can stop playing Training until you unlock more coaches.
The 100 rated coaches might take some time before they are unlocked but keep playing Super Tiebreakers and they will eventualy be unlocked. For reference, I unlocked mine after winning 28 rackets and 28 shoes. Once you have the last coach, play Training again and max out your pro definitely.

After this step is done, you'll be around #5 in the MTP leaderboard.

Also, while playing the Super Tiebreakers and any other matches, you want to try getting as many Aces and Smash shots as possible, you'll need a total of 100. Aces are pretty easy to do against the weak opponents, but Smash shots happen less often. An easy way to trigger them is to work your opponent side to side and try to land the ball close to the back line of the court, this way they'll struggle to return your shots and will throw the ball in the air, giving you an opportunity to smash it. It doesn't work every time but it's the safest way to trigger them.

Trophies earned in this step:
Challenger trophy_bronze.png 
Up and Comer trophy_bronze.png 
Gym Bag trophy_gold.png 
(bugged in a good way)
Look Out trophy_silver.png 
Training Pays Off trophy_gold.png 



Step 3: Win 5 Tournaments of each type in career
Now it's time to start playing tournaments, as you'll be around #5 you'll have access to all of them. There are 5 different type of tournaments, the 1 Star, 2 Stars, 3 Stars, 4 Stars and 5 Stars tournaments (it's actually tennis balls, not stars). Each of them will be played on 2 winning sets, except for the 5 Stars tournaments which will be 3 winning sets as they are the Grand Slam tournaments. The 1 Star will be the easiest and with the fewest matches, whil the 5 stars will have better opponents and more matches.Try to do the miscellaneous trophies while playing these games to save some time, and once you won all 5 tournaments (it doesn't matter which ones), you'll have earned enough points to be #1 in the rankings.

Trophies earned in this step:
Grand Slam trophy_silver.png 
World Tour trophy_gold.png 
World's Best trophy_gold.png 



Step 4: Miscellaneous trophies
You might have earned most of these trophies during your career, but if not take a look at them and do them now, they're all quickly done except for the I See You trophy_silver.png  which can be a bit random. You might have noticed during your career that during the games you will see the Strenghts and Weaknesses of your opponents. Each opponent has 3 of them and you'll need to unlock these 3 for the same player. Now it is a bit random but it might just pop naturally, also it doesn't have to be in the same match so if you play an opponent again and you already have discovered 2 weaknesses/strengths, you'll only have to unlock one more -- you don't have to start over. Try different play styles, some opponents will be worse/better when you do Aces, Slices, Lobs, Volleys, and some will be better/worse when its a breaking point, a match point, etc; it is random, but the more you play and with different shots, the better your chances are to unlock it.

Trophies earned in this step:
Straight Sets trophy_silver.png 
Comeback Kid trophy_gold.png 
I See You trophy_silver.png 
Good Eye trophy_gold.png 
Smooth trophy_bronze.png 
Smashtastic trophy_gold.png 
Denied trophy_bronze.png 
Flawless Serves trophy_silver.png 
Ace Master trophy_silver.png 
Ace of Aces trophy_gold.png 



Step 5: Online
Now it's time to go online, you can play Ranked or Casual matches or you can invite a friend and boost these trophies. You can pick any player but I recommend using your created player since he'll be maxed out after your career.

All matches are played in 1 winning set, if your opponent quits it counts as a win so you might want to play Casual as they quit more often in this mode, and you only need to win 7 matches (as of writing this) as the trophy is bugged in a good way and will unlock after only 7 wins.

Trophies earned in this step:
GG EZ trophy_bronze.png 
Schooled trophy_silver.png 
(bugged in a good way)
You did it trophy_platinum.png 

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships Trophy Guide

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23 trophies ( 7  )

  • Complete all other Trophies.

    Game, Set and Plat!
  • Defeat an opponent in straight sets in Career.

    For this trophy, you'll need to win against your opponent without losing a Set. It will pop naturally anyway while going for the 5 Tournament wins, since the first match will be a qualification match and will be 1 set only. Just win this match and this trophy will pop naturally.

    It can also be unlocked in other matches, winning 2-0 or 3-0. However it won't unlock in Super Tiebreaker matches.
  • Acquire all rackets in the game.

    This trophy is bugged in a good way as of writing this.

    There are more than 40 rackets to earn in career, but for some reason this trophy will pop after only earning a few of them. You earn rackets after winning tournaments, exhibition matches or Super Tiebreakers.

    The quickest way is Super Tiebreakers since they are quick matches.

    In case a patch change this, just keep playing Super Tiebreakers until you unlock all rackets. As said before, there are more than 40 of them so it might take a while.
  • Win a match in Career.

    Simply win a match in career mode, this can be the opening match, an exhibition match, a tournament match or a super tiebreaker.
  • Win a set from 5 games down in Career.

    For this one, you need to let your opponent win 5 games in a row, then win the set 7-5 in career mode. Play against a weak opponent and let them win 5 games, and then simply win all the next games and win the set.
  • Become Ranked World #1 in Career.

    The fastest way to earn this trophy, as mentioned in the road map, is to only play Super Tiebreaker matches for a year, until you're #5. Then once you reach #5 it's impossible to rank up without playing tournaments, so play the next 5 Stars tournament you see and win it, then play the next 4 Stars tournament available and win it. If it's not enough, play the next 3 Stars tournament and win it, and now you should have enough points to be #1.

    You could play more 5 Stars tournaments but it'd be a waste of time, since you only need to win 1 of them for all the other trophies, so it's best to do a 5 stars, then 4 stars, then 3, etc.
  • Learn all Strengths and Weaknesses of an opponent in Career.

    This trophy can be a bit random. You might have noticed during the games, you will see the Strengths and Weaknesses of your opponents popping up on the screen. Each opponent has 3 of them and you'll need to unlock these 3 for the same player. Now it is a bit random but it might just pop naturally, also it doesn't have to be in the same match so if you play an opponent again and you already have discovered 2 weaknesses/strenghts, you'll only have to unlock one more, you don't have to start over.

    Try different play styles. Some opponents will be worse/better when you do Aces, Slices, Lobs, Volleys, etc some will be better/worse when its a breaking point, a match point, etc; it is random but the more you play and with different shots, the better your chances are to unlock it.
  • Win a match with a 90% or higher 1st Serve %

    In Tennis, you have 2 serves, if you make a fault (throwing the ball outside the allowed zone, or in the net) with your first serve you still have a second serve to try and play.

    For this trophy, you want to avoid making faults with your first serves. It doesn't matter if you lose the point, what matters is that you don't make a fault in your first serve. At the end of the match you'll see the statistics and the 1st serve percentage points.
  • Win a match with fewer than 5 Unforced Errors.

    An unforced error is when you miss a shot or lose a point and that is entirely your fault, not the result of a good play from your opponent. For example, if your opponent smash the ball at the other side of the court, and you're able to catch it but miss your shot, it shouldn't count as an unforced error as it was a good play from your opponent. But if it's an easy shot and you throw it outside the court, this will be considered an unforced error.

    Now, since it's a video game and I'm not too sure how the game decides what is unforced error or not, just try to avoid direct faults. If you play the opening match or a Super tiebreaker match, they're both very quick matches so you'll have less opportunity to make faults.
  • Win the finals of each tournament type in Career.

    In career, there are 5 types of tournaments. The 5 Stars (Grand Slams), the 4 Stars, the 3 Stars, the 2 Stars, and the 1 Star tournaments. (it is actually Tennis balls, but let's call these Stars).

    You only need to win 1 of each of them.

    The 1 Star tournaments will feature weaker opponents than the 5 Stars, and will also have less matches. Note that the 5 Stars tournaments will be in 3 winning sets (even with a female player), all of the others will be 2 winning sets, and each of these tournaments will start by a qualification match in 1 winning set.

    To acces the higher tournaments, you will need a certain ranking (#100 to access the 5 Stars tournaments) so keep playing Super Tiebreakers to rank up quickly.
  • Win 100 points with Smash shots.

    A Smash shot is when your player raises their rackets above their head and literally smash the ball.

    An easy way to trigger them is to work your opponent side to side and try to land the ball close to the back line of the court, this way they'll struggle to return your shots and will throw the ball in the air, giving you an opportunity to smash it. It doesn't work every time but it's the safest way to trigger them.
  • Win a Grand Slam in Career.

    Grand Slams are the 5 Stars tournaments in career. There are 4 of them, and you'll need to have a #100 ranking to be able to play them.

    There will be a qualification match in 1 winning set, then 6 other games in 3 winning sets (even with a female player). 
  • Reach max in all attributes in Career.

    You can max your attributes in career by playing training sessions, these are the same sessions that you have to get gold on for Gold Cup trophy_bronze.png in the main menu, however in career you can't have gold cups, these are only for maxing out your player.

    In addition, to be able to max out your attributes you'll need to earn coaches. The first coaches you unlock will have a skill cap of 55, so you can only max your attributes up until 55. Once you reach the cap, stop doing training as it's useless.

    To earn new coaches, play Super Tiebreaker matches. The coaches with a skill cap of 100 might take a bit of time to unlock, but you'll eventually earn them. For reference, I unlocked mine after winning 28 rackets and 28 shoes.

    Once you have a coach with 100 skill cap, select it in the menu and play training sessions until you max out your player.
  • Reach the top 100 ranked in Career.

    See Look Out trophy_silver.png 
  • Reach the top 10 ranked in Career.

    The fastest way to rank up in career is to play the Super Tiebreaker matches. These are the quickest matches and you rank up very fast after winning them. If you keep playing them all for a year, you will earn enough points to reach #5, and you will get this trophy.
  • Win a match in Online mode.

    See Schooled trophy_silver.png 
  • Win 25 Online matches.

    This trophy is bugged in a good way. It unlocks after 7 wins, not 25.

    You can play either Ranked or Casual matches or you can invite a friend and boost these trophies. You can pick any player but I recommend using your created player since he'll be maxed out after your career.

    All matches are played in 1 winning set, if your opponent quits it counts as a win so you might want to play Casual as they quit more often in this mode.
  • Come back from Break Point to win a game.

    A Break point is when your opponent has an opportunity to take the point when you serve, which means they're leading 40-x or Deuce and they have the advantage.

    Simply let them take points until this happens, and then win the next points to win the game.
  • Hit 0 Double Faults during a match.

    A double fault is when you serve and throw the ball outside of the allowed zone or in the net, 2 times in a row. You'll lose the point if doing that. For this trophy you want to avoid this, so try not to do complicated serves and you should be fine.

    Doing a fault on your first serve is fine.
  • Hit 100 Aces in total.

    An Ace is when you serve and your opponent doesn't hit the ball back. You want to look at the position of your opponent and try to serve on the other side so they're not able to catch the ball. Also you can move your player to the side of the court and hold the button and release it when the bar is full to max out your chances to do an ace.
    It works well when you start maxing out your player and when you're facing weak opponents.

    You'll also need to do 3 Aces in a game for Ace of Aces trophy_gold.png 
  • Get 3 Aces in a game.

    A game is not a whole match, a game is when you serve and you have to score 4 points (15-30-40-win) so you only have very few opportunities unless it goes to Deuce.

    However, when playing the Super Tiebreaker matches, the super tiebreak is considered a game, and it's the first to reach 10 points who wins. If you lose the points on purpose when your opponent serves and try to do Aces when you serve, you'll have at least 10 opportunities.

    With some practice, a maxed out player and against weak opponents, it's really not hard. If you ranked up too much in career and want to face weak opponents again in Super Tiebreakers, keep skipping events for a year and you'll get back to rank #500.
  • Reach a score of Gold or better in all training games.

    The training games need to be accessed from the main menu. During career you'll play the exact same games but you won't be awarded gold cups.

    There are 7 training games, and you need gold in all of them. They're all pretty easy if you follow the instructions, and consecutive shots will get you bonus points, even if you don't hit the green area.

    The games are:
    • Shot training
    • Serve & volley
    • Serve aiming
    • Ace serves
    • Volley aiming
    • Shot aiming
    • Crosses & drives
  • Complete the Matchpoint tutorial.

    You should play the matchpoint tutorial as soon as you start the game, to know how to play and the right buttons to press.

    The game asks you if you want to do the tutorial before starting anything, but if you choose no, you can still access it in the main menu.

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