Roger Federer hologram to debut at tennis museum re-opening

By The Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) _ The International Tennis Hall of Fame museum has announced it will re-open next week with new technology, including a hologram of 17-time champion Roger Federer.

The Newport, Rhode Island-based museum said Monday the hologram will be the first of its kind in any sports museum in the United States.

The Federer hologram will tell visitors why he loves tennis and showcase some of his signature shots. A museum spokeswoman says the Switzerland-born Federer was chosen because he is a current and international tennis star.

Other pieces of technology in the museum will include an interactive tennis trivia game and a three-dimensional rotating globe that visitors can use to learn about tournaments and players around the world.

 The museum is set to re-open May 20 after a $3 million renovation.

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