God of Tennis


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Thirty-three years old. A talentless tennis player for NK company with an unsuccessful career, Han Woo Jin. No matter how hard he tried, there was a limit to how much he could accomplish. Eventually, when the day for him to quit tennis had finally arrived, he was sent back ten years to the past with a system…

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May 27, 2018
Status: c2 part1
MC gets a second chance to become the best tennis player, now that he's equipped with a game level system.

Not much to go off from, but loving the vibes and pace so far.
It does reminds me of Prince of Tennis with MC showing off 'cool named techniques' which I always found helpful to remember, but hopefully author doesn't go too crazy and exaggerate too much with it
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bob3002 rated it
June 13, 2018
Status: Completed
Finished reading this with MTL. It is surprisingly readable.

This novel is pretty good. Sure, time travel and a game system aren't exactly "possible" but it's nice seeing a game system that quantifies the stats and skills that allow someone to be good at a sport. And I enjoy watching tennis so it's nice to see a novel about it.

A lot of real players appear, because it takes place starting in 2006 after traveling back in time.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Stanislas Wawrinka, Marcos Baghdatis, and there might be a few more I've forgotten.

It's obvious that the author is a big tennis fan, because his pseudonym (McEnroe) was another top player from the 1970s, and because he does a good job explaining the strengths and weaknesses of each player during the matches. He also explains the minutiae of being a professional well, like different levels of tournaments and qualification for Grand Slam events.

I have a few reasons why I rated this a 4 instead of a 5, but be forewarned that they're spoilers for the plot.


1. The rivalry aspect is played up early but is kind of crap. The MC blows past his rival early on and never really is competitive again. I fear this may be the fate of the MC's first rival in the author's current novel, BEM, as well.

2. The characters are somewhat under-developed, including the MC. Sure, he can be completely expressionless when he plays (kind of his original superpower even before the time travel) but he seems to have no emotions at any time, other than the desire to get better at tennis.

3. There is no romance at all until the epilogue, when suddenly after a 3 year timeskip we find out he's married to his agent. The relationship comes out of nowhere, because we've spent hundreds of chapters with no developments in that area.


With all those nits being picked, I still enjoyed it, so if you like novels about sports you should give this one a try.
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number 999 rated it
May 27, 2018
Status: --
This One Definitely Has Potential, As Expected From The Author Of The Book Eating Magician. Writing and Translation both are good. There is not much to say but The first chapters were enjoyable as of now The MC Han Woo Jin is good and I am looking forward to see more of it.
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Monomololo rated it
May 27, 2018
Status: c3
As of right now the only thing I can really review is the first couple of chapters, and so I'm just gonna go with my gut here and say that so far it's been quite enjoyable. The concept has been done before, true, but the style of writing is solid and flows well and the quality of translation is also quite high. The game cheat is well designed and the motivation is clear and straightforward. Not going to win any awards but still a good way to waste your day... more>> away. <<less
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DLordDantalian rated it
May 29, 2018
Status: --
I am just gona say that I really like the writing style of the author because TBEM is one of my fav novel's to just read and not think anything so I would recomend to wait for more chapter's to come out then you can start to read this novel and decide for yourself if you like it or not. If you just cant wait you can try to read The Book Eating Magician to get a taste of the author's style of writing.

Edit:i just read the first chapter... more>> and its the same novel as god of cooking but with tennis so if you rly loved god of cooking (i did) you should read this novel its for you.

Another Edit (After reading up to c2p2) : all I can say is I WANT MORE, I really hope that this can get translated daily. <<less
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icarusburnt rated it
May 28, 2018
Status: c2 part1
I haven't been excited about a sports genre novel in a long time.

Definitely fills the missing novel which can properly represent the space.

hope the releases are consistent and regular.
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tanzoo7 rated it
June 9, 2018
Status: c4 part3
If you want a change, this novel is for you. Its a genuine sports novel with fantasy in the mix. MC has game like stat ability where he can only see status when he pich up their Racket. No cheating! To gain new ability he have to work hard. He has good rival. No evil person up until now. No cultivation! ! Where all you have to do is sit down and meditate to gain power. No cheat object! Up until now I yet to see any heroin. Maybe will... more>> be found later. Although its a time swap but he is not Odin like other novel.

Finally, the release of translation is regular; about 3 chapter per week and sometimes bonus chapter as well. Translation quality is good as well. <<less
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bloggbigg rated it
April 23, 2019
Status: c19
This is a passable, tennis-based, 'this character sheets development' story.

The Good:

  • If you like tennis, this seems pretty 'true to the basics' (special moves aside).
The BAD:

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  • This is the same author of 'The Book Eating Magician', and is therefore disappointing in comparison.
  • There is some character development, but nowhere near enough.
  • Time travel? Ok- but why the cheat system? Is 10 years of experience not enough of an advantage?
The Different:

  • I did enjoy how the he wasn't the only one to grow due to matches.
Not bad-- but unless you're really into tennis or pretty bored this isn't likely to stand out. <<less
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Ri Hikaru
Ri Hikaru rated it
June 8, 2018
Status: --
It's really interesting, but there is a small problem I have with it. Its beginning was way too similar to the Korean Cooking Novel God of Cooking. Otherwise, the plot seems fun.
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